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Ball-tampering bans not to blame for one-day debacle

Few expected Australia to beat England without Steve Smith and David Warner, but it's the absence of its star quicks that has turned defeat into humiliation.

Looking to the skies: Socceroos wary of great Danes' aerial threat

Forget Christian Eriksen, the Socceroos are worried about the long-ball against one of the world's tallest teams.

Denmark need to defend better and move ball quicker, says coach

The Danes are respectful of Australia but not fearful as they prepare to face the Socceroos on Thursday.

More T20s for Australia as cricket searches for meaning

The International Cricket Council has released the schedule through to the end of 2023, and it involves some big changes for Australia.

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For crown or country? Who will you be cheering on, Mary?

You’re as Australian as Uluru, Vegemite, thongs, burnt snags. On the other hand, you married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.


Single Gaze's shock move to join Winx and Waller

Canberra's most successful horse will join the Winx in Chris Waller's Sydney stables in a shock move that's left Single Gaze's former trainer disappointed.

Laura Marshall's bid to complete 465km triathlon from London to Paris

The Canberra school teacher hopes she can become the first Australian solo female athlete to finish the race, setting a target of 80 hours to finish.

Canberra teenage mountain bikers set to take on the world

Zoe Cuthbert and Corey Smith have been selected on the Australian mountain bike team to compete at the junior world championship in Switzerland.


How the Socceroos can beat Denmark

The Australians look for chinks in the armour of the highly rated Danes.

God among golfers, prince among men

Peter Thomson mastered golf, and was happy to share his secrets.


Bombers clash a tall order with Josh Kennedy out for up to a month

Eagles coach Adam Simpson on Wednesday confirmed his champion full forward would miss Thursday's Bombers clash at Optus Stadium.

Giants Netball star Kim Green returns to AIS Arena in red-hot form

Green tore her anterior cruciate ligament when the Giants played in Canberra last season.

Hard work of netball pioneers pays off

A new minimum wage of $30,000 for Super Netballers is something to celebrate.


Danes look to Eriksen to cement round of 16 spot

Denmark was lucky to get a win over Peru, but victory over the Socceroos will put them through to the next phase.


Golf legend Peter Thomson dies at 88 after battle with Parkinson’s

Peter Thomson lived for over 50 years with the addendum ‘‘five-times British Open champion’’. His life was much more, but it was his signature.

Tuesday, Jun 19

Australia's million-dollar World Cup question: Who will score goals?

Daniel Arzani and Trent Sainsbury know Australia can defend well, but the striker and defender both believe that the Socceroos have goals in them too

Russia does not deserve the World Cup

The behaviour and values of Russia are in complete opposition to the spirit of the World Cup.

Wanted man: Sainsbury attracted big offers after half hour against France

The World Cup is the biggest shop window in football and 33 minutes against France was all Sainsbury needed to attract offers from Champions League-bound clubs.

Australian Defence Force and police women's rugby teams clash

The Australian Defence Force and the Australian Police women's rugby teams will meet on field for the first time on Friday afternoon at 3pm.

Monday, Jun 18

Socceroos focussed on seeing off Danes

Australia can put its World Cup campaign back on track with a win over Denmark, and the players are focused on the job at hand.

Sainsbury looks to World Cup to boost career progression

Trent Sainsbury desperately wants to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. But he also hopes some strong performances can secure him a good move.

Sri Lanka captain to escape Cape Town ball-tampering fallout

Dinesh Chandimal has been charged with ball tampering, but tougher new penalties haven't been introduced.

Taps run dry in Kazan as Australian supporters take over

Socceroos may have lost but their fans have won the hearts and minds of Kazan's locals - and forced local bar owners to source more beer.

Sunday, Jun 17

Jedinak frustrated by VAR, but Socceroos must put drama behind them

Socceroo skipper Mile Jedinak says Australia must focus on the next two matches and not overthink their VAR disappointment

France star Kante thankful for technology after win over Socceroos

France were taken aback by the compact and dominant Socceroos after surviving a first-up scare against Australia.

Sri Lankans stage sit-in after ball-tampering allegations

Umpires ruled that the tourists had altered the condition of the ball in the second Test against the West Indies.

The rights and wrongs of VAR decision are now irrelevant for the Socceroos

The good news for the Socceroos, after a tremendous but ultimately fruitless performance, is they are very much in the hunt to qualify for the second phase.

Saturday, Jun 16

Australia vs France: How the Socceroos rated

How the Socceroos rated in their gallant 2-1 loss to Les Bleus.

Eagles soar the highest

The Eagles stunned Royals in a stirring tribute to the club's old boys on their home turf.

Portugal versus Spain was a symphony, and Ronaldo hit all the high notes

The fourth match out of 64 that will constitute the World Cup, galloped into the early lead as the best and will be damned-near insuperable from here.

Jeff Horn has more to give but being tough only gets you so far

The Australian's camp must let the air out of the mythology they've created for their fighter to establish himself in a great division.

Friday, Jun 15

Sainsbury to lead Socceroos against France as Jedinak dropped

The veteran Socceroos skipper looks to have failed in his attempt to convince coach Bert van Marwijk that he deserves a starting spot in the World Cup opener.

Westcott hopes Canberra move kick starts NRL career

He moved to Canberra to kick start his NRL career, and Belconnen Sharks halfback Toby Westcott hopes he can help his new team knock off some top sides as well.

ABC, Macquarie Media retain cricket rights as Crocmedia joins the team

Cricket Australia has fortified its bottom line - and coverage of the sport - by brokering a new radio broadcast rights deal .... including the ABC.

Australia a threat to France, says former French international

Louis Saha played with Tim Cahill for years at Everton. He thinks the Socceroos and Cahill have it in them to stun Les Bleus