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  • Tennis: Destanee Aiava last Australian standing at ACT Claycourt International

    23 March 2018 6:57 AM

    Tennis ACT will host a 'girls make your move day' in conjunction with the tournament on Sunday, with basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, tennis, and volleyball on offer for women wanting to get involved in sport. "With such an amazing calibre of athletes in Canberra for the ACT Claycourt International we saw it as a great opportunity to promote women's

  • Single Gaze chases group 1 win at Ranvet Stakes but future uncertain

    23 March 2018 6:27 AM

    As Single Gaze prepares for the group 1 Ranvet Stakes on Golden Slipper day, speculation continues the mare will be sold to Japanese connections. The group 1-winner has been linked with a move to the land of the rising sun at the end of this preparation, which will likely finish at the $2 million Sydney Cup (3200 metres) on April 14. It is understood

  • Flying fillies can hold off the Slipper swoopers

    23 March 2018 6:01 AM 4

    Favourites Written By and Sunlight look set to dominate the Golden Slipper with flying filly Estijaab from the front, but the X-factors of the $3.5 million juvenile feature could be Performer and Aylmerton. Vince Accardi, of Daily Sectionals, is convinced the Silver Slipper is the benchmark race for the Golden Slipper. Sunlight got the better of Estijaab

  • Australian Grand Prix Carrera Cup: Canberra's Cameron Hill crashes out

    23 March 2018 5:41 AM 4

    "I got cleaned up from behind from a bloke doing 120km-plus. It wasn't his fault, he had nowhere to go, he was unsighted, and I got cleaned up and took a massive hit from behind, now the car is totalled. "I'm not too bad. They took me to the medical centre, my lower back is quite sore. I had x-rays and that's all okay but I'm quite bruised. Hopefully

  • Villermont's wait for a 2000m trip is over in Rosehill Guineas

    23 March 2018 3:15 AM 5

    Melbourne trainer Aaron Purcell has never been to the races in Sydney, but is hoping taking home a group 1 double from his maiden voyage north. Purcell has the regally bred Villermont heading to the Rosehill Guineas, a race where the Sandown Guineas winner gets to run a trip that he has wanted for most of his career. Right trip: Villermont (outside)

  • WNBL: Canberra Capitals coach Paul Goriss says Leilani Mitchell makes rivals 'take notice'

    23 March 2018 2:32 AM 4

    "Teams are going to be now taking notice of the Capitals and we're putting pressure on ourselves," Goriss said. "We want to be top four and we want to be a championship contender. With that comes pressure, but with that you recruit great players and you've got to get great results. It's exciting for us that we're building a core group that can contend

  • Pat Cummins leads stunning Australian fightback against South Africa

    22 March 2018 5:59 PM 6

    "It felt like I was pretty ordinary in my first 10 overs, to be honest," Cummins said. "I felt like I probably wasn't hitting my length as well as I'd have liked and I was a bit worried I was going to be a passenger there at one stage. "But the ball started to swing a bit. Fortunately, I bowled a nice half-volley that AB hit to mid-off and from there

  • Canberra trainer Matthew Dale opts not to run Fell Swoop in William Reid Stakes

    22 March 2018 8:14 AM 4

    Fell Swoop's TJ Smith Stakes' hopes look shaky after Canberra trainer Matthew Dale has opted not to run his stable star in the group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200 metres) at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The six-year-old gelding was still nominated for the $2.5 million TJ Smith (1200m) at Randwick in a fortnight, but would probably need a run before then to be a chance

  • Easts juniors' plan to get more Canberra kids playing rugby and offering scholarships

    22 March 2018 7:45 AM 5

    Easts juniors offer scholarships to cover the costs of registration, rugby kit, boots and a mouthguard for some children and president James Manders hopes to grow the program to support up to 50 players. "At the moment we've got between 10 and 15. I'd love to see it get to 50 or 100, that's what our sponsors want. They want to see money go towards kids playing

  • Rising star Destanee Aiava through to ACT Claycourt International quarterfinals

    22 March 2018 7:11 AM 5

    Teenage star Destanee Aiava is through to the ACT Claycourt International quarterfinals following a comeback victory against Jaimee Fourlis on Thursday. Aiava was a part of the Australian Fed Cup team which defeated the Ukraine in Canberra last month and the 17-year-old is considered a rising star in world tennis. The young gun downed fellow Australian