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  • Giving the game away: Why Frank Lowy's World Cup story doesn't add up

    10 February 2018 1:30 PM 1

    Those appearing included Lowy, his sons David and Steven, Ben Buckley, Brian Schwartz, Jill Margo, Mark Ryan, Andreas Abold, Sunil Gulati, former prime minister John Howard, former FFA chief John O'Neill and Jonathan Calvert. Lowy and his closest advisers said they did not know how the big bad world of FIFA operated. They didn't know anyone. They didn't

  • Adopted Queenslander Ben Nguyen says position on UFC 221 card shows disrespect

    10 February 2018 11:02 AM 10

    It’s not inconceivable the winner could receive a title shot, or is at worst one fight away from a title shot. You’d think a man in that position, with that opportunity, would be happy, but Nguyen is far from happy. Because his fight with Formiga, one of only three fights on the card that will have real implications for the division, is the opening fight

  • Cricket ACT: North Canberra-Gungahlin honour Mark Rutzou in a moving tribute

    10 February 2018 8:21 AM 7

    Tributes poured in from Cricket ACT officials, supporters, rival players and clubs ahead of Norths' first grade clash with Queanbeyan at Harrison Oval. While the Bluebags hold the advantage after stumps on day one, Norths batsman Chris Zhang had a day to remember as he paid tribute to his close mate's dad with a half-cenutry. "I know all of us here have been around

  • Godolphin's patience rewarded with Kementari's explosive victory

    10 February 2018 8:17 AM 1

    Kementari was the Caulfield Guineas runner-up where a little greenness cost him a group 1 victory. The signs are there, however, that he will fill that hole in his resume later in the autumn. This was a more mature version of Kementari. As he did in his only barrier trial, he relaxed and waited for the signal to let go. When he did, he went from travelling

  • The moment proving Canberra's Nick Winter belongs in Sheffield Shield cricket

    10 February 2018 7:48 AM

    "I was going to stop bowling but I said to Coops [captain Tom Cooper] 'we'll go one more' and we just really tried to target going full and straight," Winter said. "It's pretty obvious with the Dukes that they swing more so we just tried to target his stumps. He crunched the one before that so maybe he thought he could capitalise on those drives and lucky

  • Fed Cup: Ukraine 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk upsets Daria Gavrilova to square tie

    10 February 2018 6:05 AM 1

    The teenager was compared to Hingis during the week by her coach and the world No. 185 showed why with some dazzling ground strokes. Kostyuk arrived on the world stage at the Australian Open last month when she became the youngest player to reach the third round in Melbourne since former world No. 1 Hingis in 1996. Ukraine were without their two best players

  • Father-son partnership Don and Andrew Ryan look to take hometown cup at Bathurst on legends day

    10 February 2018 2:30 AM 1

    "Dad has won it twice with Ecrates, in 1966, and then Wide And Blue, which was his only other runner, in 2000," Ryan said. "We are going in as a bit of an outsider on Sunday, but it is our local cup and we wanted to have a crack. "She is a good, honest mare that has run some good races, but the main reason she is there is it is our biggest race. If it was somewhere

  • Canberra Cavalry one win from ABL championship after beating Brisbane Bandits

    9 February 2018 11:27 AM 1

    It was the biggest win of Ward's coaching career, having stepped in to fill Michael Collins' shoes after the Cavalry manager had to report to his new job with World Series champions Houston Astros. "The hardest one's yet to come really. At the end of the day you've got to win two, they're a good ball club and there's a reason why they finished on top of the ladder

  • Melbourne United stars shine in win over New Zealand Breakers

    9 February 2018 11:03 AM 1

    Melbourne United proved their championship credentials and showed how important home-court advantage would be in the finals with a thrilling win over New Zealand Breakers on Friday night. The Breakers have long been a measuring stick for title contention and this year is no different as they showed by taking double-figure leads in the second and third

  • UFC 221: Curtis Blaydes ready to be the 'bad guy'

    9 February 2018 10:42 AM 5

    Twenty-six-year-old former college wrestler Curtis Blaydes is full of respect for Mark Hunt, but says he has no issues coming down under and silencing the parochial Perth crowd. The Chicago-raised heavyweight travels to Australia to take on Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 221, with just one loss to his name in 10 professional fights. "I've been the bad guy before