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7 September 2018 6:12 AM School visit from two Roosters got my old spark back for rugby league

And gone were the days of commuting from Lake Macquarie, to the south of Newcastle, down to Kogarah Jubilee Oval on a Sunday to continue my infatuation with the Dragons deep into the 1990s. Competing interests, relationships, travelling, careers, births and deaths of children and family, endless rugby league atrocities, player disloyalty and a little 15

29 August 2018 12:40 PM Alicia Gowans wins back to back world beauty fitness and fashion title

Fitness model Alicia Gowans has defended her pro fitness over-35 division title at the world championships in Las Vegas last week, continuing a remarkable comeback from a broken back three years ago. Gowans finished a successful year in style after also being nominated for coach of the year and her Ally's Angels and Alphas team, run by Gowans and partner 15

17 July 2018 11:45 AM Tim Cahill's top ten moments: the greatest Socceroo that almost wasn't

1 Cahill made his debut for the Australian national team on 30 March 2004 in a friendly against South Africa - his first of a total of 107 senior appearances. Later that year he would finish second-highest scorer at the 2004 OFC Nations Cup, his competitive debut a precursor to his six goals. 2 Success in the OFC Nations Cup put Australia on the path to the World 17

21 June 2018 8:01 AM Canberra's Kanga Cup just keeps getting bigger

"We continue to engage with the ACT government around access to fields, there’s other opportunities as well with schools and other private venues and we’ll continue to explore those opportunities as much as we can. "We’re always looking for ways to improve the facilities and grow the number of facilities that we access and having a home of football is one of those 17

24 May 2018 5:04 AM Bloodlines: Winx’s mum prepares to make another big impact

Winx’s mother, Vegas Showgirl, is embarking on a major change from her regular Australian stallion selection, with owner John Camilleri sending her to Japan to be mated with one of the world’s top sires, Deep Impact. Vegas Showgirl, in fact, is one of three of Camilleri’s marvellous band of broodmares making the Japan trip, with Peron (Husson x Faster 28

4 April 2018 9:48 AM Smith's nerves settled, Augusta holds no fears second time around

It wasn't quite the head spinning, knees knocking, hands shaking experience your Average Joe would expect to have at Augusta, but Cameron Smith's first visit to golf's most famous cathedral wasn't too far removed. "I was actually saying to Leish [fellow Aussie Marc Leishman] it doesn't feel as daunting second time around," Australia's world No.44 said of a US Masters 34

29 March 2018 3:45 AM Canberra Capitals Academy ready for SEABL bid with Kate Gaze and Brittni Montgomery

Montgomery has arrived in the capital for her first season in Australia. The 26-year-old has played in Greeze, Turkey and Portugal before deciding to test herself in Australia. The former Central Florida University student started in 30 games in her last season of college and averaged eight points per game. "We're building a chemistry here on and off the court 34

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Israeli jet shot down in Syria after Iranian drone intercepted

Jerusalem: Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there. Footage from northern Israel showed what appeared to be white aircraft debris scattered on the ground. It was one of the most serious incidents involving Israel 65

8 February 2018 2:37 PM Geopolitics the other race at PyeongChang Olympics

Beijing: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone ahead with a military parade the day before the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony in South Korea in an act that some will see as provocative. However, the regime did not broadcast live images of the event, South Korean media reported. The Yonhap News Agency said about 13,000 troops participated while 77

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 73