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17 March 2018 7:00 AM Socceroos' World Cup farewell set to be scrapped for overseas friendly

With limited time with his squad before the World Cup, van Marwijk is eager to gain as much time on the training ground with the players as possible. He wants fewer games and more training sessions and a return trip to Australia for European-based players could see the team lose as many as four days of training. The Dutch coach was unhappy with the decision 5

17 March 2018 6:15 AM Canberra teenagers Annerly Poulos and Ash Simes shock at ACT Claycourt International

The high school students balance their homework with a heavy travel schedule and Simes admitted she was nervous playing at home. "I was nervous because the girl I played had some good results in the past, but I just just took it one point at a time and got there in the end," Simes said. After she finishes school Simes wants to play at college in America 5

14 March 2018 5:07 AM Captain Tiger Woods could pick himself to play in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods wants his form to determine whether he makes a return to Presidents Cup action as a player-captain in Melbourne as the frenzy over his comeback gathers pace before the US Masters. The 14-time major winner was officially unveiled on Wednesday as the American captain for next year's event at Royal Melbourne opposite International skipper Ernie 14

12 March 2018 4:08 AM Daniel Ricciardo hopes luck will change in Melbourne

"I think we still have to find a bit of time, we still have things to improve, but I think we are close enough to be in the hunt. It’s been a good winter, we did a lot of laps and we’re definitely feeling better about ourselves than we did 12 months ago." This shapes as a crucial year in Ricciardo's career, for the 28-year-old is off contract and weighing 18

10 March 2018 7:36 AM 'Frustrating' Australian Cup fifth means Single Gaze to avoid Winx

Olive said he'd wait to see how the daughter of Not A Single Doubt recovered before deciding where her next run would be. She'll either go to the Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill in two weeks or the Tancred Stakes (2400m), formerly The BMW, at the same track a week later. But Olive felt Single Gaze was looking for further than 2000m, which meant she was likely 15

9 March 2018 8:12 AM Former Basketball: Canberra Gunners guard Sam Adams to coach Gunners Academy

New Canberra Gunners Academy coach Sam Adams wants to lay the platform for the ACT's next crop of stars to take the leap into college basketball. A long-time player, Adams has been involved with the Academy since its inception. This season however, Adams will suit up on the sideline. The newly appointed head coach has played for Wests Magpies for the past six years 21

9 March 2018 4:44 AM Next generation of rowers in Canberra for ACT Head of the Lake schools regatta

A bumper week of rowing in the capital is set to continue with the ACT Head of the Lake school's regatta taking place on Saturday. The event will see 599 rowers compete at the regatta with students from Canberra Girls Grammar, Canberra Grammar, Daramalan, Radford and Marist leading the local contingent. Interstate rivals Cranbrook School, Kinross Wolaroi 23

4 March 2018 7:12 AM Gerald Ryan wants to become the second most successful Black Opal Stakes trainer

"I certainly don't mind coming down to Canberra for the Black Opal and I'd like to try and win another but I've only got one entered this year," Ryan said. "Legend of Condor has taken a while to get fit but he ran well yesterday [Saturday] and I think he'll improve again next week. "Mark Zahra will ride him, the plan is try and get him into the Slipper 30

2 March 2018 5:56 AM Canberra's Fell Swoop returns for first race since $10 million Everest disappointment

First-up last time he finished sixth, beaten just over two lengths by Everest-winner Redzel, and following Flemington the six-year-old will head to the group 1 $500,000 William Reid Stakes (1200m) in two weeks. Dale wants to peak third-up in five weeks for the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, where Fell Swoop has placed in the past two years 23

24 February 2018 9:00 AM Canberra golfer Matt Millar is on the cusp of a second New Zealand PGA Championship

Millar admitted to "enjoying things a bit too much" following his round at Royal Canberra and was up early the next day for his flight to New Zealand. Unable to get a direct flight out of Canberra, he was delayed in Sydney which led to a missed connection in Auckland and from there things got awry. "They said go to the desk and they'll get you a hotel 14