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Baseball

ABL: Sydney Blue Sox grab cup and play-off advantage

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Cavalry is in danger of missing the Australian Baseball League play-offs after another loss to Sydney.

Cricket

Prime Minister's XI game is still relevant, says ACT Cricket's Mark Vergano

Lee Gaskin The Prime Minister’s XI game continues to have relevance as a showcase of Australia’s future stars, Mark Vergano says.

Cricket

Striker Oakley uses his day off to help his Canberra club

Lee Gaskin Wests/UC captain Ben Oakley went from bowling in front of a capacity crowd of 26,000 at the Adelaide Oval to making a cameo for his Canberra club side.

Football

Victory striker Lisa De Vanna United's biggest challenge after shock defeat

Lee Gaskin Containing Melbourne Victory striker Lisa De Vanna looms as Canberra United's biggest hurdle on Sunday.

Cricket

Brad Hodge hopeful of T20 call-up after selection in PM's XI

Brad Hodge

Lee Gaskin PM's XI player Brad Hodge would jump at the chance to represent Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup.

Basketball

Abby Bishop's best yet to come, says coach Carrie Graf

Sport: Canberra Capitals  V Logan Thunder. Capitals player Abby Bishop and Logan player Emma Langford in action. 20th of December 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach and former Australian mentor Carrie Graf believes star forward Abby Bishop can be a cornerstone of the Opals team for the next decade as she becomes one of the most dominant...

Cricket

Manuka Oval's new amenities aimed at putting it up with the best grounds

Brett Lee and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the launch of the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lee Gaskin The ACT government is confident the $9 million makeover of Manuka Oval will ensure an improved experience for the 12,500 spectators at the Prime Minister's XI day-night match against England on...

Cricket

Kevin Jacob gallops from 100 to under-17s

Sport
ACT Under 17s batsman Kevin Jacob after scoring a centaury.
The canberra times
10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin After becoming the youngest century-maker in the history of the Cricket ACT first-grade competition, Weston Creek Molonglo opener Kevin Jacob's next challenge is taking on players his own age.

Cricket

Keep PM's XI at 50 overs: Maher

Sport
Cricket stars (l-r) Ashley Noffke, Jimmy Maher, Michael Dighton, brendan drew, Peter Sleep and Murray Goodwin in canberra to impart their knowledge on to ACT junior cricketers.
The canberra times
10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Former Australian one-day international batsman Jimmy Maher believes the Prime Minister's XI match should stay at 50 overs and not switch to the Twenty20 format.

Cricket

Brett Lee backs Jackson Bird against England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Jackson Bird of the Stars celebrates the dismissal of Ben Rohrer of the Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fast bowling great Brett Lee has backed Jackson Bird to continue England's miserable summer and use the Prime Minister's XI game as a stepping stone back to the national side.

Cricket

ACT Meteors pace bowler Rene Farrell in line for a recall to Australian Ashes side

Lee Gaskin She's fitter, stronger and in better shape than when she took a hat-trick for Australia two years ago.

Cricket

PM's XI side revealed: Hodge, Lee and Bird head to Manuka

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Brad Hodge of the Stars celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Hodge will get a chance to press his claims for the Twenty20 World Cup after being selected in the PM's XI team to take on England at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

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Basketball

Basketball: Canberra Capitals' Carly Wilson eyes more glory following WNBL honour

Lee Gaskin She's always been pretty in pink, and the WNBL's newest life member wants to bring back her trademark socks to cap her career.

Cricket

Big Bash success keeps PM's XI match off air

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The success of the Big Bash League has unwittingly played a part in Canberra's most important cricket fixture being left off television.

Cricket

Cricket: Primie Minister's XI newcomer keen to bury reeling English

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Michael Spaseski usually spends his days getting his hands dirty working for his family's landscaping business.

Soccer

Soccer: Tuggeranong to appeal FFA Cup decision

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United claims the decision to overlook the Federation Cup champion for the inaugural FFA Cup ''defies all logic''.

Cycling

Gracie Elvin climbs mountain to get back on track

Sport.  Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is looking to defend her Australian title at the National Road Championships in Ballarat in January.  16 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey  Chan.

Lee Gaskin National road champion Gracie Elvin credits her mountain-biking background for giving her the mental strength to reach the top.

Cricket

Fast bowler Oakley gets his chance

Lee Gaskin Former Test paceman Geoff Lawson identified the potential in ACT Comets fast bowler Ben Oakley a decade ago.

Cricket

Big Bash: ACT's home-grown talent to makes its mark

Ryan Carters.

Lee Gaskin Introducing the Canberra XI set to light-up the Big Bash League.

Cricket

ACT Meteors fail to recover from top-order collapse against Qld Fire

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will need an improved performance from their top order after going down to the Queensland Fire on Friday.