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  • Lonergan ready for World Cup redemption after concussion headache

    11 May 2018 9:59 AM 10

    The Australian under-20s gave Ryan Lonergan headaches in more ways than one last year. The promising ACT Brumbies prospect had his World Cup hopes shattered when he was concussed twice in two months, forcing him to watch from the couch as the junior Wallabies played on the international stage. Canberra players Isaiah Latu, Len Ikitau, Ryan Lonergan

  • Canberra Brave eye vengeance against the Sydney Bears

    11 May 2018 6:30 AM 11

    They were the pace-setters for most of the opening fortnight before a shock loss brought them down to earth. The Brave sit second in the Australian Ice Hockey League standings leading into a clash with the Sydney Bears at the Macquarie Ice Rink on Saturday. It looms as a chance to even the ledger after a nightmare three period in which they conceded

  • 'Relax, enjoy the experience': Tips for conquering the half marathon

    11 May 2018 6:01 AM 10

    "A lot of people wouldn't normally run in a group, they would run by themselves, and they don't know what they're doing as a result," he said. "You can't go out and go gung-ho, you can't just go for it. You're behind too many people. You have to have to get yourself into a good rhythm, and then you can just relax and enjoy the experience." In the last week before

  • Maher out to showcase Villermont for owners in Scone Guineas

    10 May 2018 10:46 AM 13

    Maher will make the trip to Scone and inspect some of the yearlings he bought during sales and also has Schism in the Dark Jewel Classic on Saturday. “I have heard a bit about the meeting and how strong it is and I’m looking forward to my first time at the Scone Cup,” Maher said. “It is an important weekend for the locals and it is a bit like Warrnambool

  • Illawarra Hawks confirm NBL's push into Canberra

    10 May 2018 10:09 AM 14

    “A big part of that is growing the business and we have an opportunity where we’re looking at utilising the growth in participation in the ACT, which has been growing at 10 per cent over the last few years. “It’s in the very early stages but we’re in preliminary talks with Basketball ACT about taking a pre-season game down there. “Obviously after that we’ll

  • Cricket Australia review likened to banking royal commission

    10 May 2018 6:01 AM 15

    "Recent disclosures to the banking royal commission indicate that a review which is commissioned and paid for by a board, with terms of reference set by that board and a reporting process that has a closed loop back to the same board, will be viewed with cynicism," Dyer wrote in the ACA's Onside magazine. "The review's success and its broad acceptance

  • Aquanita inquiry: Smerdon, Nelligans given life bans from racing

    10 May 2018 4:41 AM 12

    The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board handed out some of the harshest penalties ever issued in Australian racing history when the eight employees of Aquanita were sentenced on Thursday. Robert Smerdon and his long-time assistant and stable employee Greg Nelligan were given life bans. Stuart Webb was given a four-year ban while Tony Vasil received

  • Segenhoe looks for bragging rights in Scone two-year-old races

    10 May 2018 4:32 AM 11

    Segenhoe boss Kevin Maloney loves to see his colours at the Scone meeting and is out to take a two-year-old double on Friday and Saturday. Nick The Skip reaches his target race, of a year, in Friday’s Inglis Challenge, while there are high hopes for Pretty In Pink in the Woodlands Stakes on Saturday. “It is a great weekend and you like to have a winner

  • Vics target SA teen leggie to succeed Fawad

    9 May 2018 10:37 AM 12

    Another veteran, all-rounder Daniel Christian, is also tipped to be moved on despite playing seven shield games this season. The departure of Christian, who has played for Australia in white-ball cricket, would open the door for greater opportunities for emerging all-rounders Matt Short and Will Sutherland. While Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Glenn

  • Canberra trainer Darryl Rolfe turning city slackers into country stars

    9 May 2018 8:54 AM 16

    Rolfe, 51, has enjoyed a business relationship turning Simpson's city horses into winners for 30 years and said the only secret to his success was experience. "I’ve trained around 600 winners in my career and won 45 country cups but now I’m down to a hobby [trainer]," Rolfe said. "[Waldo Waldorf] has won almost $50,000 in the 10 weeks I've had so Jim and his wife are pretty