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Canberra athlete ready to book ticket to Beijing

Zoe Buckman believes she can book her world titles spot in this weekend's Diamond League event in America.

Jon Tuxworth 9:49 PM   Canberra athlete Zoe Buckman is confident she can put her national titles disappointment behind her and qualify for August's world championships at this weekend's Prefonatine Classic in Eugene, America this weekend. 

Slipper fits for Black Opal Stakes

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the $275,000 group 3 race as a genuine lead-up race for the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Tuggeranong look to rebound in ACT netball grand final qualifier

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Matthew Elder 6:18 PM   Tuggeranong coach Nicole Bowles has downplayed her team's only loss of the ACT netball season last weekend with the minor premiers to welcome back some of their winning cobinations for Friday night's grand final qualifier.

Kyrgios as good as a young Boris Becker

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David Polkinghorne   But the young Canberran faces a tough second-round test before he can start matching it with the big guns.

Tennis

Upgraded courts lead to Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin   Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Soccer

ANU FC aiming for FFA Cup upset

ANU FC takes on Belconnen United in the quarter-finals of FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin   This is the type of David v Goliath encounter the FFA Cup was built for - the amateurs of ANU FC taking on the best team in Canberra.

Belconnen edged out of top four in final round by South Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth   A desperate defensive effort helped South Canberra break its finals drought in the State League netball competition, holding off Canberra 51-45 in the final round on Sunday to secure its spot in the top four. 

Steph Talbot, Alex Bunton named in World Uni Games squad

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Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Gunners have succumbed to a second straight South-East Australia Basketball Association loss, going down to Nunawading Spectres 104-87 at Belconnen on Saturday night.

Ice Hockey

Brave outlast North Stars in overtime

Brave goalkeeper Josh Unice had another strong game in his team's 5-4 over-time victory against the Newcastle North Stars on Sunday night.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Brave completed a perfect weekend in the Australian Ice Hockey League with a thrilling 5-4 over-time victory against the Newcastle North Stars on Sunday night.

Rugby League

Raiders under-20s overhaul Bulldogs with late surge

Luke Bateman was impressive for the Raiders under 20s.

Matthew Elder   The Canberra Raiders Holden Cup side have surged back into the top eight with a come from behind victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs 32-28 at GIO Stadium on Sunday.

Australian football

Hawks fly high with third straight win

The Tuggeranong Hawks won their third straight game in the AFL Canberra first grade competition.

Lee Gaskin   The Tuggeranong Hawks have their sights set on a top-two finish after winning their third straight game in the AFL Canberra first-grade competition.

Hockey

Late winner secures United thrilling one-goal victory

United's Tara Tottenham hits the ball down the pitch in Sunday's women's match against Old Canberrans.

Lee Gaskin   United striker Iain Davidson finished with a four-goal haul, but he was more impressed with his side's composure under pressure to continue its climb up the Capital League 1 ladder.

Soccer

Smith shows smarts to score match-winning goal

Canberra Olympic striker Phillipe Bernabo-Madrid celebrates scoring against his old team in his side's 2-1 win against Canberra FC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   He promised his coach a goal for missing training this week for his university studies, and Callum Smith delivered to catapult Canberra Olympic to the top of the Capital Football National Premier League.

Belconnen's Anderson tops possession count in AFL female clash

Heather Anderson of the Bulldogs kicks the ball during the Women's AFL exhibition match between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs at MCG.

Jon Tuxworth   Belconnen Magpies player Heather Anderson caught the eye of commentators in a strong display for Western Bulldogs in their loss to Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday. 

Handball

Behrendorff set to debut in Australian handball team

Canberra's Luke Behrendorff is set to make his senior debut in the Australian handball team.

Lee Gaskin    Canberra's Luke Behrendorff is on the verge of making his debut in the Australian handball team after being selected to compete at the International Handball Trophy in Kosovo in June.

Buchanan in a spin-cycle

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Ice Hockey

Brave rises above Adrenaline to move into top four

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CBR Brave VS Sydney Bears at Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

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Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Brave showcased their attacking brilliance, Kelly Geoffrey the hat-trick hero in an 8-2 thumping of the Adelaide Adrenaline on Saturday night.

Landslide results continue in AFL Canberra

Queanbeyan's Paul Williams and Eastlake's Thomas Logan contest for possession.

Jon Tuxworth   Ainslie forwards Nick Salter and Josh Bennett warmed up for next week's North-East Australian Football League representative clash by contributing ten goals in a tense four-point win over Redland in Brisbane on Saturday. 

Soccer

Blue Devils grind out vital victory

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Lee Gaskin   Belconnen United has a share of the lead in the Capital Football National Premier League after grinding out a 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC on Saturday night.

Rugby Union

Wests withstand Royals fightback

Wests five-eighth Seb Lorraway fends away Royals.

Lee Gaskin   Wests withstood a last-ditch attacking raid from Royals after the siren to hang on for a gutsy seven-point win at Jamison Oval on Saturday.