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Nancarrow doubles up in Serbia

While the gaze of the tennis world is firmly fixed on Wimbledon and Canberra's great hop Nick Kyrgios, little-known Alexandra Nancarrow has made a clean sweep of a clay tournament in Serbia.

Belco exorcise their mental devils

From left, Belconnen United FC player Matt Grbesa and  Canberra Olympic FC player, Josh Calabria.

David Polkinghorne    Belconnen United returns to top of Canberra National Premier League ladder after 2-1 win over Olympic.

Jordan Martin hoping to follow in footsteps of famous father

Jordan Martin scored four tries on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth   His father is a Raiders premiership hero but Woden Valley No.1 Jordan Martin hopes to use a reality show to follow in his footsteps.

Darters overcome Northern Territory in the Top End

Netball generic photo.

The Canberra Darters have recorded their first win of the Australian Netball League season.

Huge weekend for Ben Allen fails to guide Canberra Gunners to victory


Jon Tuxworth   Both Canberra South-East Australian basketball teams returned from trips south empty-handed on the weekend.

Wests prevail over Royals despite send-off

Wests player Brodie Leber pushes through.

Lee Gaskin   Wests showed they can't be discounted as a John I Dent Cup premiership threat on Saturday.

Ainslie coach livid after third straight loss

Sport.  NEAFL.  Ainslie vs Redland at the Alan Ray Oval in Ainslie.  Ainslie player Nick Slater disposes the ball. 27 June 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin   Ainslie coach Chris Rourke described his team's skills as "inept" after a third straight NEAFL defeat.

All Star name gears up for All Star game

Tuggeranong Hawks legend Gerrit Wanganeen will play in the EJ Whitten AFL Legends match in Melbourne.

Jon Tuxworth   When the E.J Whitten legends game put a call out to the public to dominate a local football hero the Tuggeranong Hawks did not have to think twice before nominating long time servant of the club Gerrit 'the chief' Wanganeen.

Blues remain unbeaten after Bulls belting

Sport. Rugby League first grade match at Gungahlin enclosed oval between Queanbeyan Blues (blue and white) and Gungahlin Bulls (red). Dwayne Connors is tackled.
June 27th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   They won't speak about it, but Simon Woolford is sure a few of his Blues are daring to dream of a perfect season.

Brumbies can blow past Hurricanes for amazing triumph

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been suspended for five weeks.

Lee Gaskin   Beating the Hurricanes on Saturday night would be one of the Brumbies' greatest triumphs.

Tuidraki chases his dreams, and his love

Vatiliai Tuidraki is the under-20s Fijian captain who has moved over from Auckland and is playing with the Gungahlin Eagles.

Lucas O'Neill   When Vatiliai Tuidraki moved to Canberra to be closer to his girlfriend, there was more than one happy ending.

Shinn's addition boosts Got The Goss in Sydney

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Blake Shinn will ride the Canberra-trained Got The Goss at Rosehill on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin   The addition Blake Shinn will boost the chances of Canberra's Got The Goss securing his first win in Sydney.

Papalii back on deck in Canberra Raiders Cup after avoiding jail

John Papalii will return to the footy field with West Belconnen this weekend.

Jon Tuxworth   West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau believes the relief of avoiding jail will be the wake-up call John Papalii needed.

Maguire's retirement 'extremely unfortunate': Bennett

Brisbane's Matt Maguire was forced to retire after being knocked unconscious in a clash with Ainslie's Josh Bennett.

Lucas O'Neill   Ainslie full forward Josh Bennett says footballers need to take concussion more seriously.

Darters chasing breakthrough win in NT

Simone Nalder from the Canberra Darters takes on Victoria Fury's Emily Mannix in last weekend's game.

The Canberra Darters will be in search of their first win of the Australian Netball League when they take on the Western Sting and Territory Storm in the Northern Territory this weekend.


Veteran keeper notches 200 games for Olympic

Angelo Konstantinou will play his 200th match for Canberra Olympic on Sunday.

Lucas O'Neill   Veteran Canberra Olympic goalkeeper Angelo Konstantinou will make his 200th appearance on Sunday when his side takes on Belconnen United.

Australia eyes redemption at world championships

Adam Folkard.

Lucas O'Neill   The disappointment of a 2-0 semi-final loss to Venezuela in 2013 is still fresh in the minds of Australian softballers.

Move over Mills and Delly, there's a new St Mary's star

Molly McPhee has signed with St Mary's College in San Francisco, following in the footsteps of NBA stars Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova.

Lucas O'Neill   It's proven a happy stomping ground for Australian basketballers in recent years, and now Canberra basketballer Molly McPhee will chase her professional dream at St Mary's College in San Francisco.

Goulburn makes statement with convincing 36-14 win over Gungahlin

Gungahlin centre David Howell suffered a knee injury in the Bulls' loss to Goulburn on Tuesday night.

Jon Tuxworth   Gungahlin Bulls co-coach Lincoln Withers said Tuesday's 36-14 loss to Goulburn was a timely reminder to "maintain their standards" against the competition's best.


Come in spinner: Taylor named on Australian tour of England

Ben Taylor will tour England with the Australian under-19s team.

Lucas O'Neill   He may have only been bowling spin for three and a half years but Greg Chappell says he can already see similarities in young Canberra spinner Ben Taylor and New Zealand great Daniel Vettori.