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  • GWS Giants at the centre of AFL's Canberra Demons divide

    13 April 2018 7:57 AM 14

    The Demons will play five home games at Manuka Oval this season before shifting to the redeveloped Phillip Oval complex in July, which is far less expensive for the club to play at. AFL Canberra boss Steve Mahar maintains the region's governing body is working closely with the Giants to make sure the capital's needs are met when GWS chief executive David

  • Freedman finds the key to enigmatic Auvray

    13 April 2018 7:32 AM 14

    This preparation as a rising eight-year-old has been Auvray at his best. Freedman admitted he was surprised when he sprinted away with Sky High Stakes at 2000m, and then was pleased with the way he closed off the Tancred Stakes when only 2-1/2 lengths from Almandin in sixth. “He has quite a good sprint for a stayer, and in the Tancred he ran the fastest

  • Single Gaze retired after being withdrawn from Sydney Cup

    12 April 2018 9:43 AM 14

    Popular mare Single Gaze has retired after being withdrawn from the Sydney Cup due to a lower than usual red blood cell count. Trained in Canberra by Nick Olive and ridden by Kathy O'Hara, the five-year-old finished second in last year's Caulfield Cup after finishing fourth in the Caulfield and Underwood Stakes during the spring. She finished down the track

  • Paine rockets up CA pay charts with Smith and Warner suspended

    11 April 2018 12:04 PM 17

    The last time Smith or Warner were not on a CA contract list was in 2009 when Ricky Ponting was captain. Of the 20 players awarded deals, eight have not worn the baggy green. There were seven changes in total from last season, headlined by the returns of Paine and Shaun Marsh, while five players - Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye, all-rounder

  • Thirteen unlucky for some as cost of all-in brawl grows

    11 April 2018 11:22 AM 13

    Magpies' Benny Warner was the hardest hit, with a recent poor record increasing his punishment to five matches, while Blues lock Aisea Taholo will miss three games and teammate Michael Cullen is out for two. Former Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese, Blues back Jake Wheeler and Magpies' Mitchell Edwards will all miss a week. Magpies' Willie Peace

  • D'Arcy shows the best of Australian breeding

    11 April 2018 10:08 AM 11

    “It is somewhat unique because the catalogue is done alphabetically. These horses fell at a good time when there was money around and obviously good judges were waiting for them.” The I Am Invincible colt out of Ten Carat Rock, which from the family of Redoute’s Choice, started the roll. It was slow to begin but Domeland won the day at $850,000. Next it was Snitzel’s

  • Brown follows long tradition of sledging with a comical bent

    11 April 2018 10:07 AM 13

    “Then he comes and has a shot at me. I don't think he needs to bait like that.” “The reality is, when Wayne came to town, if he thought with his big head rather than his little head I wouldn’t have had to rebuild the joint...” (Memo to kids reading this. Brown was referring to the “big head” you have when you think things through, and the “little head,” you have when you don’t

  • 'Never in my 14 years of refereeing have I seen such animosity': Crowe

    11 April 2018 6:56 AM 11

    A former New Zealand captain, who played at the highest level for seven years, Crowe's thoughts on the series provide context for one of the most spiteful contests in recent times. "Never in my 14 years of refereeing have I seen such animosity between two teams that was mainly a result of the debacle in the previous Test in Durban," Crowe wrote in his decision

  • Australia selectors look beyond exiled leaders and focus on World Cup

    11 April 2018 12:30 AM 11

    "This period is set to include a significant amount of limited-overs cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. For that reason, there has been a bit of a focus in this contracting period on white-ball cricket, as we look ahead to trying to win back-to-back World Cups." The announcement gives an indication as to who Hohns'

  • Marchbank injury a blow to Carlton's defensive stocks

    10 April 2018 11:24 AM 12

    Carlton's tall-defender woes have worsened with the club revealing that centre half-back Caleb Marchbank is expected to miss at least a month with an an ankle injury. Marchbank, who had impressed by averaging 18 disposals and nine spoils across the opening two rounds, hurt his ankle when he landed awkwardly while being tackled by Ben Crocker in last Friday's