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World needs to follow Australia’s anti-doping lead against IOC bullies

Bullying has no place at the board table of sports governance.

Under-fire Australians baffled by 'strange' DRS decision

The contentious 'three-metre' rule cost Australia yet again, with little going the way of the tourists on day two in Abu Dhabi.

Freo's hero? Smallest stands tall to rejuvenate 2019 Dockers

The smallest person at the party eventually stood tallest. New Dockers football boss Peter Bell entered Marvel Stadium last Monday for the start of the AFL's trade period a relative novice but emerged a superhero after a tenacious campaign…

University of Canberra axe five stars in a stand for club culture

Canberra coach David Grimmond backed the university's stand and says the incoming players have a massive opportunity.

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Vikings' Joe Powell misses Wallabies squad but starting NRC semi-final

Wallabies and Brumbies flanker Pete Samu will also play in the Vikings' semi-final clash against the Fijian Drua.


Canberra Capitals find a new 'supergirl' in Kelly Wilson

Leilani Mitchell laughs there might be a simple reason why the Capitals call Kelly Wilson "supergirl".


'It's the right time': Eagles great Mark LeCras hangs up footy boots

The popular sharp-shooter announced the end his 14-year career on Thursday after last month’s premiership win and weighing up his future out of surgery to his wrist.

Jennings finds 'sweet spot' after heeding late SOS from Hawkes team

One of Sydney's best apprentices a couple of years ago, Koby Jennings is primed to land another stakes success having ditched a book of Newcastle rides.


Caulfield Cup: The Cliffsofmoher rated the big threat by Godolphin

The jockey of the top weight in the Caulfield Cup believes the Lloyd Williams galloper The Cliffsofmoher is the biggest threat to his ride Best Solution.


Injury to insult: Starc being monitored over hamstring scare

Peter Siddle placed on standby for T20 series after Mitchell Starc experiences tightness.


I Am A Star is stellar again, while Weir winner factory keeps rolling

I Am A Star is the apple of trainer Shane Nichols' eye, and why shouldn't she be. After an easy win at Caulfield she is now being aimed at a Flemington group 1.


Eels won't cop paying for stadium splurge madness, so why should we?

Parramatta don't think the new Western Sydney Stadium is worth three times the one it replaced. But there's still time to stop the SFS rebuild.


Pressure builds as Shaun Marsh slump continues

Another failure from Shaun Marsh has intensified debate about the veteran’s place in the Australian Test team.

Wednesday, Oct 17

Once a Wanderer, Spiranovic goes for Glory with no regrets about China

One of Tony Popovic’s prized recruits at Perth, Spiranovic will tackle some of his old Western Sydney teammates for the first time on Sunday.

Wollongong, Ipswich bids turfed as A-League expansion list trimmed

The race for expansion has been whittled down to six, but the two teams who eventually win a licence are unlikely to join the competition until at least 2020.

Two teams culled, Canberra one of six left as A-League expansion battle heats up

FFA weighs up the top-six expansion short list, with Canberra still considered a serious contender to join the A-League.

Tuesday, Oct 16

Lyon emerges from tough times to join the greats

Nathan Lyon was almost dropped less than two years ago. Now he's behind only Dennis Lillee, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

Australia lose early wickets after Lyon and Labuschagne heroics

Australia are reasonably well-placed for a first series win in Asia, but Pakistan had their moments on an eventful opening day in Abu Dhabi.

South Sudanese refugees share special Socceroo debuts in Kuwait

Kenyan-born South Sudanese refugees Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have shared a remarkable path, capped by their Socceroo debuts against Kuwait.

Malta or the Mariners? Bolt's European temptation might prove win-win

Usain Bolt's contract offer from Maltese club Valletta FC might save Central Coast from having to make a tough call.

Monday, Oct 15

Australians keep everyone guessing on final XI to face Pakistan

Australia plan to make a final pitch inspection and wait until the last possible minute before naming their XI for the second Test against Pakistan.

Holland vulnerable as Australia mull three quicks for second Test

Jon Holland was looking vulnerable as Australia toyed with the possibility of playing three quicks in the second Test against Pakistan.

A-League settles on two expansion teams, now it's up to FFA board

The A-League's two newest clubs have been all but chosen but whether they actually join an expanded 12-team competition as planned next year remains to be seen.

How Paine drew inspiration from Michael Vaughan

Tim Paine says Michael Vaughan's approach to a draw during the 2005 Ashes series sprung to mind after Australia's escape against Pakistan.

Sunday, Oct 14

Oh dear. We could be in for a summer of Big Bash-style tennis

Flim-flam and crass commercialism threatens to swamp the Australian Open.

Canberra Vikings punch NRC finals ticket with gutsy win in Brisbane

The Vikings won the war of attrition 13-10 after ousting Brisbane City in atrocious conditions.

Arnold set to trial several captains before anointing Jedinak's successor

The Socceroos' new coach will not be rushed into appointing a new leader, despite Trent Sainsbury previously being earmarked for the honour.

Up to speed: Usain Bolt says he's ready for the A-League

Usain Bolt has said he’s pleased with the progress he’s making as a footballer and would be ready and willing to suit up for the Mariners when their A-League campaign begins next week.

Saturday, Oct 13

Who will bring their A-game this season?

Season 14 of the A-League kicks off on Friday with an influx of quality signings and some new faces holding the clipboards. Here's how each club lines up.

Thomas excited by prospect of PNG rugby league madness

Ryley Thomas is one of five Canberra Raiders Cup players heading to PNG with the Country under-23s.

Redzel never headed as Snowdens celebrate back-to-back Everest wins

Redzel led all the way before storming to his second straight victory in the world's richest turf race at Randwick on Saturday.

Sport Thought: How the NBA lets its players speak for the game

While our local football codes have begged media to talk up the game, the NBA lets its players and coaches do that for them.