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14 June 2018 7:39 AM Nabbout in the box seat to spearhead Australia's attack against France

However, it's not just the Dutchman who has publicly recognised the threat of Nabbout, but France coach Didier Deschamps. The former World Cup-winning captain singled out the strength and aggression of Nabbout as one of Australia's main attacking weapons, despite likely not knowing anything about the forward just three months ago. "To be recognised by him is pretty 14

9 June 2018 12:55 AM Horn claims Top Rank 'dodgied' scales for botched title fight weigh-in

Horn, who didn't look dried out by any means, insisted he wasn't stressed by the incident but said he believed it was another part of a plan by the Top Rank, Crawford's promoter, to ensure their fighter left with the WBO strap. "I had to go upstairs and have a hot shower for a few minutes. I wasn't stressed because I know exactly what their team wanted 13

7 June 2018 9:46 PM Del Potro to challenge Nadal after beating Cilic

"Well, it's tough to speak," the 29-year-old, who has risen back to sixth in the rankings after battling back from three left wrist surgeries, said on court as fans sang "Delpo, Delpo". Asked about facing Nadal, who he has beaten five out of 14 times but never on clay, he was drowned out by his fans who clearly believe in their man's chances. "It's a challenge 8

6 June 2018 12:15 PM ACT government plan to improve bike paths and draw in cycling tourists

It already produces some of the world's best cyclists, now the ACT government wants to make Canberra Australia's best cycling destination with a cycling tourism strategy it expects will provide a $400 million boost to the economy over the next decade. The government will reveal its strategy on Thursday with new mountain-bike networks and a cycling guide 13

6 June 2018 8:12 AM Suspended Canberra Brave chairman to return but won't travel with team

"It was refreshing from a time point of view and relieved a bit of stress. I didn't realise until I stepped aside how involved I was and I've had more time to focus on my family and business. "I played a role in the incident and my behaviour in that was poor. I want to focus on playing a positive and supportive role at the club moving forward." The club was also investigated 7

1 June 2018 11:44 PM Van Marwijk satisfied but wants more from Socceroos before World Cup

The latter emerged as the potential solution to Australia's problematic fullback position with an encouraging and combatitive display, while Nabbout all-but assured his place on the plane to Russia with a fine individual goal. "Not really surprised but I was very happy with the performance of Risdon," he said. "His total performance. I knew that in ball possession 14

1 June 2018 7:59 AM Tuggeranong Vikings fullback Brendon Taueki wants second crack at NRC

"I always wanted to go back and seeing them having a good crack last year... I just want another chance in the NRC and to give it one last crack," Taueki said. "I enjoyed league but I guess my heart has always been in union. To make Vikings I need to improve physically in attack, I really need to knuckle down there. "But I guess it’s a bit of everything

31 May 2018 9:00 AM Thon Maker, Matthew Dellavedova in for Boomers qualifiers

Maker has long committed to Australia but there were fears Canada could make a push to snare him due to playing in a Canadian prep school. Under FIBA rules a player is not tied to a nation until he makes his senior debut and only Maker and Charlotte centre Mangok Mathiang (who has previously played for the Emerging Boomers in the World University Games) 26

31 May 2018 3:14 AM Galina set to have a winning finish to juvenile year

There is lot to like about Galina. From her page, which shows she is a half-sister to group 1 sprinter Russian Revolution, to her form, which reveals she has been competitive in all three starts. Now all Paul Snowden wants is a win to top off her juvenile year. Confident: Paul Snowden would like to see Galina finish her two-year-old year with a victory 20

29 May 2018 8:59 AM Canberran Adrian Coppin wants to turn around rally season at home

"In Perth I slipped into a corner too tight and hit a tree stump, it ripped off all the suspension arms, drive shaft and broke the whole front corner, I was stuck in the forest." Coppin is hoping it proves "third time a charm" in the third round of the season this week. "I'm an ex-Canberran so I grew up rallying on those roads and I'm pretty comfortable 24