Latest ACT sport stories

Comets duo score centuries to help Eastlake take victory

Sam Thornton of Tuggeranong  drives powerfully against Eastlakes.

Lee Gaskin 8:41 PM   ACT Comets duo Vele Dukoski and Michael Spaseski have hit form at the right time, each smashing centuries in club cricket two days before the start of the Futures League.

Basketball

Turnovers sap Capitals' Spirit

Kristen Veal in action against Bendigo Spirit.

David Polkinghorne 8:25 PM   Carly Wilson thinks signs are positive for the Canberra Capitals despite another WNBL loss.

Sykes strikes winning goal to help Canberra return to top four

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Lee Gaskin 8:23 PM   Canberra United is back in the top four of the W-League after a vital 1-0 win on the road against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Meteors end losing streak after beating Spirit

New Zealand international Sara McGlashan scored a half-century to help the ACT Meteors beat Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 6:51 PM   ACT batter Sara McGlashan credits an honesty session for providing the spark for the Meteors' breakthrough win of the season.

Levier family dominates Canberra's fairways

Left to right, Brett, Paul and Troy Levier are dominating Canberra's courses.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Dryden and Sweeney revive old times with winning double

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 4:14 PM   Keith Dryden and Kevin Sweeney ended a 19 month drought at Canberra on Friday to score their first winning double together since 24 February, 2013.

Lanning stars while Meteors fall

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Chris Wilson   ACT coach Andrew Dawson compared his team's batting performance to ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'' as the Meteors spluttered to their fourth successive defeat to start the Women's National Cricket League season.

Racing

Dryden lands double with Ainzali and Shahdaroba

Dryden said Shahdaroba still had a lot to learn, but he's hoping to take Ainzali to Sydney for her next run if he can find a suitable race for the three-year-old filly.

David Polkinghorne   A long-time friendship from his Ainslie  rugby union days  has paid off two-fold for Canberra trainer Keith Dryden at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, with the name of one of his winners even derived from his old footy club.

Leapai urges cousin Papalii to focus on family

Raiders forward Josh Papalii will line up for the Kangaroos in Saturday night's Four Nations game against New Zealand.

Lee Gaskin   Australian boxing powerhouse Alex Leapai has told his cousin, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii, to use his young family as motivation to become the ''wrecking machine'' he knows he can be.

Jacob a star on the rise

Kevin Jacob will debut for the ACT Comets on Monday.

Lee Gaskin   Weston Creek Molonglo 17-year-old Kevin Jacob will make his Futures League debut for the ACT Comets in Monday's match with Queensland.

Saturday Serve

Should referees be seen but not heard?

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David Polkinghorne   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

Canberra set to turn up heat at the Furnace

Ready to battle Sydney: Captains Dan Tyrrell and Ashley Rogge of Canberra Heat men's and women's teams.

Gracia Mbale   Welcome to The Furnace, new home of the Canberra Heat volleyball teams, where spectators are welcome and opposition teams most certainly won't be.

Canberra runner Roeger awarded national men's para-athlete top gong

Canberra-based runner Michael Roeger was named Australia's para-athlete of the year.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra-based runner Michael Roeger was recognised as male para-athlete of the year at Athletics Australia's gala awards ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Capitals forward bides her time for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot is able to make an impact on games even when she makes mistakes.

Jon Tuxworth   The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.

United's US import Fletcher eager to start W-League stint against Melbourne Victory

Kendall Fletcher makes her long-awaited return to the W-League on Saturday with Canberra United.

Lee Gaskin   Spanish World Cup winner David Villa won't be the only guest player looking to make an impact at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Canberra United's American midfielder Kendall Fletcher returning to the W-League.

Para-runner brews a plan to take on able-bodied sprinters

Gold medallist Evan O'Hanlon and fiance Zuzana Schindlerova at their cafe, Superfine.

Lee Gaskin   Having achieved every accolade in para-running, Canberra athlete Evan O'Hanlon is aiming to go toe-to-toe with the fastest able-bodied sprinters in the country.

Cox Plate would make Criterion greatest Opal winner

Glyn Schofield, right, on Criterion edges out Kerrin McEvoy, left, on Sidestep to win the 2013 Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if  Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m).

Basketball

Cosier on track for WNBL return, as is Jackson

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth   Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".

Meteors plan to shower Lanning with aggression

Australian Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning will lead Victoria against the ACT Meteors at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin   New Zealand international Nicola Browne will attempt to unsettle Australian captain Meg Lanning with a combination of verbal and short pitch bowling in their women's T20 game in Canberra on Friday.

Worth tipped to break into W-League

Georgina Worth has made the Young Matildas squad.

Gracia Mbale   Canberra goalkeeper Georgina Worth is training with the Young Matildas soccer squad, but her aspirations don't stop there.