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Jon Tuxworth 11:34 PM Australian Opals squad member Stephanie Talbot put the Canberra Capitals Academy on her back, guiding them to their first win of the SEABL season against Hobart on Saturday night. Talbot took advantage after opposite number Mikaela Ruef exited through injury after just two minutes in the 79-61 win, racking up 30 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, six steals and 4-5 three pointers. Not even 24 points and 12 rebounds from Launceston's Amy Wilson could stop Canberra, which won every quarter. Capitals skipper Sarah McAppion was also influential with ten points and five assists. Canberra Capitals WNBL veteran Jess Bibby confirmed she has aborted her decision to play for the Capitals Academy this year after two games. She said it is part of Talbot's development to relish her role as the team's dominant player after being a standout for Canberra in the WNBL last season. "That's her job to do that," Bibby said. "She's a great athlete who can put the ball on the floor and put the ball on the rim, once she can develop a jumper and a three, she's your prototypical international 'two' man." The Canberra Gunners beat North West Tasmania 82-81 thanks to a clutch two-pointer from captain Daniel Jackson with just five seconds left. Import Nnaebuka Anyaorah led with way with 26 points and 16 assists, while NBL veteran Ben Allen (14 points, ten rebounds) also registered a double-double.
Lee Gaskin 8:50 PM A slow start in the opening two periods consigned the Canberra Brave to its first loss in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
David Polkinghorne 7:23 PM Almost six months after her crash, Canberra apprentice jockey Chynna Marston wakes up with a headache and is struggling with her short-term memory.
Lee Gaskin 4:54 PM A decade after she last pulled on the green and white jersey of Tuggeranong United, Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams is back at her junior club to continue her recovery ahead of the women's World Cup.
Jared Dorrington Bond Of Faith had placed five times from 17 starts, but it took confidence in an apprentice jockey to steer the daughter of Dubleo to her maiden win.
Chris Dutton The Tuggeranong Vikings have hit their first hurdle on their mission to win five premierships in a row, but coach Brad Harris is confident a tight loss to the Queanbeyan Whites will be a timely wake-up call.
A new running series has been launched in the ACT to emphasise friendly and regional rivalry.
Lee Gaskin The two countries fought side by side in Gallipoli, so it's fitting a New Zealander will captain the Australian Services rugby union team on the eve of Anzac Day.