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  • Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

    11 October 2018 8:17 AM 13

    Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round

  • How half hour with Arnold made Boyle switch national allegiance

    11 October 2018 7:31 AM 12

    He has never been to Australia before, doesn't yet know the national anthem but Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle says he is committed to the "great honour" of playing international football for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old former Scotland youth international will turn down any future chance of representing his home country and has pledged his future

  • Bolt to start up front for Mariners in tilt for A-League deal

    11 October 2018 7:04 AM 11

    It will be no surprise to learn his tactical instructions will revolve around his pace and height. The fastest man in the world will be given the freedom to run behind the defence and instructed to look to space where he can exert his unrivalled speed. "We want him probing behind defenders without the ball so we can play the ball into space behind the defenders

  • All hands on deck: MCG makes pitch changes to avoid repeat of Boxing Day

    11 October 2018 6:30 AM 15

    MCG curator Matt Page insists last summer’s raft of lifeless decks was an aberration and is optimistic changes made in the off-season will give the 'G a better chance of producing compelling Test and Sheffield Shield cricket for the next decade. There will be heightened attention on the venue’s wickets this season after all five first-class matches played

  • Ryan peaks Trapeze Artist for The Everest but rain a worry

    11 October 2018 4:39 AM 11

    The worry for Ryan has been the rain and the heavy Randwick track that faces The Everest field on Saturday. Trapeze Artist is group 1 placed on a Randwick heavy in the Sires Produce Stakes as a two-year-old. "I know he hasn't won on heavy tracks but he ran sixth in a Slipper on a heavy 10 and third in a Sires on a heavy 8. He's not hopeless but does perform

  • Freedman father and son team learning from each other

    11 October 2018 4:02 AM 11

    The next generation Freedman, Sam, who is looking to carry on one of racing’s more famous names, like his cousin Will at uncle Richard’s Rosehill stable, is working. Shoals has swum and Santa Ana Lane has just finished. “Good luck on Saturday,” Freedman’s old friend says as he walks off with horse in tow. Freedman has been here before, maybe not at front

  • O'Brien sprinters to test water in two states

    11 October 2018 3:50 AM 11

    Saturday will, says O'Brien's Werribee-based foreman TJ Comerford, be a fork in the road for the three and will determine whether they are up to competing in group 1 company in races like the Manikato Stakes at The Valley on Cox Plate eve or in the VRC Sprint down the Flemington straight on Stakes Day at the end of the Cup week carnival. The trio were all popped

  • Show jumper Stephen Dingwall keen to deny competitor $50,000 pay day

    11 October 2018 2:24 AM 10

    Murrumbateman show jumper Stephen Dingwall is determined to deny rival Tom McDermott a potential $50,000 pay day when they clash in Canberra this weekend. McDermott won the NSW Country Championships in Wagga last week and is gunning for the NSW Showjumping Championships title in the capital, which will earn him a crack at the triple crown in December

  • Gungahlin Eagles recruit former Brumbies coach Marco Caputo as mentor

    10 October 2018 9:14 AM 7

    Former ACT Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Marco Caputo will return to the Gungahlin Eagles next year after being recruited as the club's head coach. Caputo started his coaching career at the Eagles in 2009 and has since had stints at the Brumbies, two different clubs in Japan, linked with Leinster in Ireland and helped Tonga at the World Cup. But the respected

  • Canberra coach Laing Harrow leading Australian softball to Olympics

    10 October 2018 7:46 AM 12

    Canberra's Laing Harrow will lead the Australian women's softball team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after he was appointed coach on Wednesday. Harrow has been coaching in Australia for more than two decades and has experience at a state, national and international level with junior and senior teams. The Aussie Spirit are vying for a spot in Tokyo and Harrow