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26 May 2018 6:55 AM ACT quartet earn Australian honours after breakthrough water polo gold

Four ACT players have been named in the Australian schools water polo team after leading the ACT to a drought-breaking national title. The ACT men's team clinched the capital's first gold medal since 2005 with a dominant 9-5 win over Queensland in the grand final in Perth on Friday. ACT product Matthew Wilson will headline the Australian team after being 30

19 May 2018 1:00 PM The end of the Bushrangers? Such is life

Today Australia is saturated with nonsensical names for its sporting teams. It starts with the Socceroos and Matildas in men’s and women’s soccer and gets worse from there. There’s the Boomers and the Opals in basketball; Sharks and Stingers in water polo; the Kookaburras and the Hockeyroos in hockey. If the names for our national teams reflect a desperate 29

5 April 2018 11:04 PM Sergio hits five balls in water on one hole, blows Masters defence

"I don't know what to tell you," Garcia said. "It's one of those things. It's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot. Simple as that. I felt like I hit a lot of good shots and unfortunately the ball just didn't want to stop. "I kept hitting good shots with the sand wedge and unfortunately I don't know why, the ball just wouldn't 23

25 February 2018 6:48 AM Penny Slater wins Australian cross triathlon championship a week after collapsing

Penny Slater has secured back to back Australian cross triathlon titles just seven days after collapsing in competition. Cross triathlon is the off-road version of triathlon and raced in a bushland setting with an open water swim (1km), mountain bike (30km) and trail run (10km). Slater was contesting her first long course race last week, which is a 2km swim, 83km cycle 24

22 February 2018 7:32 AM Canberra A-League team gains traction as Capital Football throw support behind bid

He has been in regular contact with Capital Football boss Phil Brown, who supports bringing A-League action to the capital, but stopped short of committing his organisation to partnering the bid. "I'd love to see an A-League club in Canberra. Given the right conditions, yes, I believe it is sustainable," Brown said. "We've spoken to them [bid committee] 34

14 February 2018 7:12 AM PyeongChang is putting the 'winter' back into Winter Olympics

After two balmy Winter Olympics - where athletes stripped clothes off to cool down and snow had to be trucked in - PyeongChang is bringing the winter back. It's been so biting cold that athletes' skis are warping and makeup is freezing to the faces of BBC anchors (to be fair, it's probably freezing to the faces of other people, as well). Officials have even gone as far as to postpone 30

9 February 2018 3:52 AM Fire breaks out on Thailand tourist hotspot Phi Phi Island

A huge fire broke out on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, a popular tourist destination on Tuesday night. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze "spreading like wildfire". A huge fire, possibly started by a gas canister explosion, has been ‘spreading like wildfire’ through the tourist island of Phi Phi in Thailand 48

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 53

8 February 2018 3:19 AM Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies charged over drink-driving, refusing breath test

Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies is in hot water after being charged with drink driving and refusing to submit to a breath test. The matter was briefly mentioned in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday after he was charged with mid-range drink-driving on January 21. According to court documents, Mr Gillies was driving in Hamilton shortly before 1am before 25

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Several buildings collapse after magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan just before midnight Tuesday, damaging buildings in the city of Hualien, killing four people and leaving another 145 missing, according to the authorities. The 6.4-magnitude quake was recorded at 11:50 pm and was centred about 23 kilometres north-east of Hualien, a city of 110,000 on Taiwan's east coast, the US Geological 48