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  • Almost half the Australian indoor cricket team is from the ACT

    9 July 2018 8:23 AM 11

    The standout performance earned Winkler a phone call from the national selectors and the 27-year-old said he couldn't be more excited. "It was probably the best I’ve played at national champs and to top it off with another gold was terrific," Winkler said. "It was the closest tournament I've been involved in, there were four teams that could have won it and we only won the major

  • The frightening facts West Coast don't want to know

    9 July 2018 4:21 AM 9

    He was shaping as an automatic All-Australian selection with an average of 14 disposals an outing, seven marks and three grabs a game snared in big contests, and had booted 28 goals. West Coast is also tipped to have veteran small sharp-shooter Mark LeCras and big defender Tom Barrass back to take on the in-form Magpies, who stretched their run into second

  • England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

    8 July 2018 10:56 PM 10

    Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 percent from the 1998 World Cup and smashing the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27 percent), 2010 (24 percent), 2002 (29 percent) and 1994 (33 percent). This trend has powered the rise of teams that traditionally do not do well in World

  • 'Federer is Picasso but I am an artist,' claims Mannarino

    8 July 2018 10:12 PM 8

    This will be the sixth time that Mannarino, a left-hander, has faced Federer. He has lost the previous five but impressed in their most -recent meeting, in Basel last year, when he won the opening set. "It is stupid to think you are beaten before you go out on court, if you think there is no point in -going out there," Mannarino said. Mannarino's game is well suited

  • Basketball Australia refutes allegation of on-court taunting

    8 July 2018 1:52 PM 8

    Basketball Australia has slammed suggestions by a Filipino photojournalist that racist taunts by Australian players contributed to last week’s brawl during the World Cup qualifier in the Philippines. As Australian officials prepare to submit their submission to the world governing body regarding the Boomers' role in the brawl, photojournalist Winston

  • Warriors emerge from Patty Mills' Shadows

    8 July 2018 10:21 AM 8

    A new group of Warriors have emerged from the Shadows of the concept that sparked Patty Mills' journey from Canberra to NBA stardom. The Winnunga Warriors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander basketball club held a NAIDOC tournament to promote reconciliation in sport at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium over the weekend. The Winnunga Warriors are hosting

  • The Canberra receptionist heading to Mexico for gridiron world champs

    8 July 2018 7:55 AM 8

    Kieran Reilly spends most days helping guests at a Canberra hotel, but his real passion is bone-crunching hits and a journey to the under-19s gridiron world championships. Reilly, Isaac Helsop and James Micallef are the Canberra trio picked in the Australian Outback juniors squad for the World Cup in Mexico, which starts on July 14. They will spend almost

  • Singapore academy playing in Canberra at Kanga Cup for first time

    8 July 2018 7:21 AM 7

    Former Singapore international Aleksandar Duric couldn't resist, he pointed to Canberra Stadium on Sunday and told his academy that he was playing there before they were even born. Duric and his teams were waiting in the AIS carpark to enter the Kanga Cup opening ceremony when the former South Melbourne striker re-lived his National Soccer League days. Singapore-based

  • Brown lands a treble and earns himself a holiday

    7 July 2018 12:15 PM 13

    But his ride on unplaced Bombarding in an 1100m sprint earned him a ban from July 12 to 25 for shifting in and inconveniencing another runner. Brown, who won last year’s Melbourne Cup on Rekindling, is scheduled to ride for the Rest of the World in the Shergar Cup teams event next month at Ascot in England. ‘‘I’m riding at Grafton on Wednesday for Kris Lees and then the following

  • Canberra sprinter Tom Agnew breaks record in Finland

    7 July 2018 10:11 AM 14

    Meet the Canberra kid that has gone within a second of Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt's 100 metre sprint world record. Tom Agnew has broken the ACT under 20's 100m record by clocking 10.48 seconds in the 4x100m race in Jämsä, Finland - not far off Bolt's mark of 9.58 seconds - and he already has tongues wagging about an Olympic Games appearance down the track