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Cricket

Canberra's super summer of cricket a tourism bonanza

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT won't get a financial windfall, despite hosting Canberra's biggest ever summer of cricket, but the ACT government is expecting tourism to gain in a big way.

Melbourne United to play home games at Hisense, Margaret Court

United chief executive Vince Crivelli says the club needs to play in the city and Melbourne Park is a good fit.

Roy Ward Newly-named NBL club will play 12 of 14 home games at Melbourne Park precinct.

Luke Wilkshire joins Dutch club Feyenoord

Snubbed Socceroo Luke Wilkshire has left his Russian club to join Dutch powerhouse Feyenoord.

Luis Suarez's appeal to be fast-tracked by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport should rule on Luis Suarez's appeal against his suspension in mid-August.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has summoned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, currently serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities, to a hearing in Switzerland on August 8.

Football

Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.

Cricket

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

Serbian star Radovic hammers double to help sink Celtic in Champions League

Miroslav Radovic scored twice to spark Polish champions Legia Warsaw into a 4-1 first-leg advantage over a 10-man Celtic on Wednesday in the Champions League third qualifying round.

Romelu Lukaku joins Everton in STG28m deal

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Everton broke their club transfer record when they paid STG28 million ($A51 million) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Basketball

Anthony Davis has grown into a key piece for Team USA

Tall timber: Team USA centre Anthony Davis talks with Kentucky head coach John Calipari during practice at Las Vegas on Wednesday.

K.C. Johnson Two summers ago, Anthony Davis served as the understudy, the practice player who had left Kentucky after one season and logged just 52 minutes as Team USA won gold at the London Olympics.

Tuggeranong focused on home, not FFA Cup

Tuggeranong junior Carl Valeri.

Kyle Papworth Former Tuggeranong junior Carl Valeri has his eye on a dream FFA Cup contest against his former club.

Basketball

NBL's million-dollar fee likely to sink Canberra's bid for new team

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Chris Wilson A bid to revive a Canberra team in the National Basketball League looks doomed to fail.

Basketball

Kristen Veal reunites with Canberra Capitals 15 years after winning the club's first WNBL title

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Chris Dutton Kristen Veal is dreaming of a fairytale return to the Canberra Capitals 15 years after helping the club to its first WNBL title.

Flares take focus from on-field flair

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Fleta Page Football Federation Australia has promised to ban people found responsible for lighting flares at the match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Canberra FC on Wednesday night.

Football

Marc Janko announced as Sydney FC's marquee signing

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Tom Decent Austrian captain Marc Janko says he's ready to fill the void left by Italian great Alessandro del Piero after being unveiled as Sydney FC’s marquee signing.

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Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

Drought-breaker: Philadelphia 76ers players  Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate in the final seconds of the win over Detroit in March which broke a 26-game losing streak.

John Smallwood Continuing debate about whether 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise.

Football

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers win 1-0 against Canberra FC in pre-season friendly

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Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers downed Canberra FC 1-0 in a pre-season trial on Wednesday night.

Football

Australian FFA Cup begins with plenty of goals

Pete Smith The FFA Cup commenced with a flurry of goals across Tuesday's four games with former national champions Sydney Olympic and Brisbane Strikers both securing come-from-behind wins.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby aims to become first player to reach 400 games in WNBL after signing new deal

Veteran Jess Bibby has re-signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby re-signs for two years as 400-game mark becomes realistic goal.

Lowly South Springvale notches memorable FFA Cup win

The game-winning save by South Springvale goalkeeper Rani Dowisha.

David Manuca Victorian amateur football club South Springvale continues its dream run in the national FFA Cup.

Cricket

Jacques Kallis retires from one-day cricket and gives up dream of World Cup farewell

Gerald Imray South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has retired from all international cricket, as one of the game’s greatest all-rounders admitted that a swansong at the World Cup next year was...