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  • Lees hoping for twist in the tale before mare goes to breeding barn

    13 July 2018 9:20 AM 9

    It has been a long time since Danish Twist won a race and she will get one more chance before retirement in the Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. The Kris Lees-trained mare hit a purple patch of form two years ago when she put four wins together including the Provincial Championship final, the group 3 Dark Jewel Stakes and Listed June Stakes

  • Canberra teenager on cusp of junior golf world championships title

    13 July 2018 8:41 AM 7

    Canberra teenager Adam Thorp has the chance to etch his name alongside some of the greatest golfing names of all time on Saturday. Thorp is second heading into the fourth and final day of the junior world championships at the famous Torrey Pines golf course in California. The schoolboy is trying to follow in the footsteps of past winners Tiger Woods

  • Channing Bresciani fights tooth and nail without the tooth

    13 July 2018 8:07 AM 8

    "It was quite the process, now I have a fake tooth in there right now." The Winnipeg native is playing his first AIHL season after spending the past four Canadian winters suiting up for the University of Manitoba. It didn't take long for Canberra to feel like home, and Bresciani has quickly bought in to the heated Brave-Northstars rivalry, expecting

  • Croatia's heroes unite country split by scandal as nation dares to believe

    13 July 2018 7:59 AM 7

    “Malo nas je al' nas ima, nije vazno srusit cemo snove svima.” (There’s a small number of us, but there is us. It’s not important, we’ll smash the dreams of others) Zagreb: In the hours leading up to Croatia’s semi-final match against England on Wednesday night, the chorus of Boris Novkovic’s iconic Croatian rock ballad echoed around Zagreb. Before the match

  • Wallaroos and Brumbies prop Peta Cox says challenge is keeping players

    13 July 2018 7:22 AM 8

    Wallaroos and ACT Brumbies prop Peta Cox didn't play rugby until she was 18, not because she didn't want to, but because she couldn't. In a sign of just how far women's rugby has come in the past few years, more than 100 schoolgirls were put through their paces in Canberra this week. The ACT Brumbies and Rugby Australia held clinics at the AIS, with officials

  • Queanbeyan fullback Tom Ruediger back in rugby after four-year hiatus

    13 July 2018 6:00 AM 7

    Ruediger's housemate, ACT Schoolboys and Queanbeyan colts coach Dan Hawke, was the man who convinced him to return to union this season. "He’s an absolute freak, lightning quick, awesome step, very agile and for someone his size [80kgs and 175cm] he runs very hard," Hawke said. "Tommy is super relaxed, he missed preseason so he started this season in third

  • Whirlwind week as English star joins Swifts

    13 July 2018 3:43 AM 7

    On Saturday night (England time) Haythornthwaite played a key role in helping Wasps down Loughborough Lightning 55-51 in the Superleague final, replicating the result against their rivals from 12 months ago. She went out partying with the team but was in bed by midnight, such was the exhaustion she felt after the game. That was merely a taster of what was to come. On Monday

  • FIFA accuse 'small group' of Socceroos fans of homophobic chant

    13 July 2018 2:03 AM 7

    "Assuming the reports are correct, FFA does not condone homophobia or any antisocial behaviour. It is also important to note that reports indicate this was four people who were allegedly doing something unacceptable ... there were more than six thousand Australian fans in the stadium," an FFA spokesman said. FFA were on Friday making every effort to speak

  • Conte 'disgusted' over his Chelsea sacking

    12 July 2018 10:13 PM 8

    Chelsea's bitter battle with Antonio Conte could take another twist -after the Italian was left "disgusted" over his sacking as the club put the finishing touches to Maurizio Sarri's appointment as their new head coach. Despite news of Conte's departure breaking and players paying their own tributes on social media, Chelsea did not confirm his exit as lawyers

  • Cheers to tears: World Cup fans react to Croatia's historic win

    12 July 2018 11:53 AM 8

    Nerves set in for England fans - and perhaps the team - as the Croatians levelled the score at 1-1 towards the end of the second half. For British fans, it was a feeling perhaps captured best by actor and comedian Stephen Fry: "Sad. Proud. Annoyed. Relieved. Disappointed. Unsurprised. Impressed. Vexed. Gutted. Elated. Deflated. Despondent. Encouraged