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20 August 2018 2:08 AM Michael Matthews sprints back to victory at BinckBank Tour

It might not be the Tour de France stage win he hoped for, but Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has put a difficult year behind him to return to the winner's list. Matthews sprinted to victory on the final stage of the BinckBank Tour in Belgium on Monday to not only claim the stage win, but also second overall in the general classification 5

19 August 2018 1:52 PM Socceroo Mark Milligan heading to Scottish Premier League

Socceroos defender Mark Milligan has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Hibernian, subject to securing a work permit. The former Melbourne Victory captain, 33, impressed in his three matches for Australia at last month's World Cup in Russia. He has played 71 times for the Socceroos. "I know it's a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience 4

19 August 2018 9:30 AM Waller to start Single Gaze in Chelmsford Stakes

Waller's racing manager Charlie Duckworth said she had settled in nicely. "We're happy with how she's come through her first two trials and she'll just have her last trial tomorrow and then head straight to the Chelmsford first-up over a mile, which is why we put her through three trials instead of just the two," he said. "She'll be nice and fit and ready 4

18 August 2018 3:24 AM Tritton has special one in Muscle Factory after group 1 romp

Trainer Shane Tritton says horses don’t do what Muscle Factory did in the Albion Park Gold Final, but he wasn’t surprised. Muscle Factory, which Tritton bought a share of for a six-figure sum mid-season, ran a 1:53.1 mile-rate as he ran to a 37.9m victory in a show of sheer speed. It gave him a group 1 victory after placings in the the Australian Pacing 5

17 August 2018 12:37 PM Emerging Kaonic ready to profit from Waller's patience

Chris Waller has his group 1 winning three-year-olds from last season – D’argento and Unforgotten – taking on Winx on Saturday, but it might a four-year-old away from the Randwick limelight who has the potential to join the stable's stars at the highest level. Kaonic was considered in the same class as his stellar stablemates, as was the emerging Paret 5

17 August 2018 7:42 AM Gridiron ACT shifts focus from 'ironman' to football

The ever-changing dynamic of ACT Gridiron has paved the way for former national team coach John Ludvigson to take charge of a new club and focus on playing football, not "ironman". The league has had a presence in Canberra since 1993 but ACT Gridiron has struggled to tap into a growing American football fan base with the league entrenched in a battle 5

17 August 2018 3:35 AM Taren King bolsters Canberra United rebuild

She exceeded all expectations in her first season and now Taren King has set her sights on filling the void left by some of the W-League's biggest names in Canberra. Canberra United coach Heather Garriock has signalled a full-scale rebuild after the club posted its worst return in its 10-year history - finishing one win outside the finals. Gone are the likes 6

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 5

16 August 2018 10:32 AM Waller says Winx could still be getting better

“There’s a chance, there’s a chance that she could be better than ever,” he said. “It’s almost impossible for a horse to get better than Winx is but there is a chance. He has a keen eye for his champion and is looking for a reason she shouldn't race on. But there is no sign of that and jockey Hugh Bowman believes she is ready to make it a seventh group 5

16 August 2018 7:31 AM All eyes on us: WNBL nears free-to-air TV deal

The WNBL is edging closer to striking a free-to-air television deal in a massive boost to the league's profile as Basketball Australia looks to capitalise on the rapid rise of female sport. It comes as Channel Nine inks a deal with the NBL to screen two live games each week as part of a three-year partnership with the league, helping to fill the void left by cricket 3