Armstrong sets sights on turning pro 

Chris Dutton 7:33 PM   Canberra teenager Josh Armstrong wants to prove he is ready to take on the big boys of world golf and hopes to tap into two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley's knowledge to fast-track his development.

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The Aussie star every NBA team is lusting after

LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) grimaces while being fouled by South Alabama forward Nikola Marijan (11) as South Alabama forward Georgi Boyanov (10) helps defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Tim Bontemps 10:52 AM   Dozens of NBA scouts were in the crowd watching Ben Simmons' outstanding performance for Louisiana State on Tuesday.

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Australian football

Himmelberg to suit up for the Giants

Eastlake player Harrison Himmelberg has been nominated as a potential academy selection at the AFL draft.

Chris Dutton 9:08 PM   Harrison Himmelberg will go from selling suits in Canberra to the AFL after a shock twist in the draft led to a deal with the GWS Giants.

Canberra soccer reacts to A-League snub

FFA boss David Gallop and national coach Ange Postecoglou..

Lee Gaskin 7:06 PM   Capital Football and the ACT Government have both described David Gallop's comments as "disappointing" after the FFA chief executive shut the door on Canberra's A-League dream.


Departing Cricket ACT boss pushes for Test

Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the Adelaide Test match.

Lee Gaskin 6:30 PM   Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the inaugural day/night Test match in Adelaide to push Canberra's case for the city's own slice of history.

Drawn series as bad as a loss: Warner

Australian batsman David Warner isn't going to be happy with a draw in the Test series against New Zealand starting in Adelaide on Friday.

Jesse Hogan   David Warner warns conditions at Adelaide Oval would be tougher for batting than Brisbane and Perth were.


Matthews has heart set on Amstel Gold

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews wants to turn his 2015 podiums into wins next year.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra cycling star would love to win the race where he found it.


Carrie Graf vows to dig deep ahead of review

 Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she will step aside if she doesn't feel she is the right person to end the club's biggest losing streak in 20 years.

Geoff Larkham quits as Brumbies president

Geoff Larkham, centre, with son Stephen, right, and grandson Luke.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies president Geoff Larkham will quit his role and retire after more than a decade at the helm.

Bulked-up Coleman ready to make mark

Brumbies back at training on Monday morning. 
23 November 2015.
photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton   A bulked-up and pain free Robbie Coleman wants to make his mark in Super Rugby next year, but won't sacrifice versatility to make the fullback spot his own.

Sports star and Hall of Fame will be back

Canberra's Patty Mills is starring in the NBA.

Chris Dutton   The ACT government is searching for the best "vehicle" to recognise Canberra's elite and grass roots sports people.

League HQ

Tryscoring machine bucks trend and switches from Parramatta to Manly

Heading off: Halauafu Lavaka fends away Kieran Foran at the NRL Nines at Eden Park in January.

Adrian Proszenko 5:41 PM   At a time when a seemingly endless procession of Manly players are defecting to arch rivals Parramatta, Halauafu Lavaka has gone the other way.

Eels to play trio of derby clashes in big start to the 2016 season

Big start: New Eel Kieran Foran.

Brad Walter 9:06 PM   Parramatta will face the Bulldogs, Tigers and Eels in opening five weeks a a big start to their 2016 campaign.


Rugby Heaven

Jonah Lomu may have died from blood clot after flight: doctor

Jonah Lomu died aged 40.

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot which formed during a flight home to New Zealand, a former team doctor has said.



Victory in Adelaide helped Lyon cope after Hughes tragedy

Nathan Lyon and teammates celebrate after he takes the wicket of Ishant Sharma to wrap up the Adelaide Test.

Jesse Hogan 5:20 PM   Nathan Lyon snared 12 wickets on his last Test visit to Adelaide Oval, but it was the circumstances it came in that remain far more important than the haul itself.

Colour-deficient, but not blind to possibilities of night Tests

Colour-deficient: Victorian captain Matthew Wade tries to focus on the pink ball

Chris Rogers 3:54 PM   As someone who is colour-deficient, I'm happy to be on the other side of the fence for the first ever day-night Test. But it still feels like the start of something.


Nixon's book says schoolgirl a 'temptress'

Ricky Nixon arrives at the Court of Appeal on Lonsdale Street on Tuesday.

Mark Russell   Kim Duthie's barrister says disgraced former AFL player agent's autobiography is a 'farrago of lies' trying to justify the unjustifiable.

Bomber draftees to add energy and speed

Essendon coach John Worsfold shakes hands with Aaron Francis.

Emma Quayle 9:17 AM   Essendon's new group of recruits will add to the feeling of energy and optimism around the club, list manager Adrian Dodoro said after overseeing one of the club's most important drafts in recent history.



Fahid urges fans to stay - but understands if they walk out

Fahid Ben Khalfallah says he will understand if fans stage a walkout on Saturday but hopes they will not.

Michael Lynch 5:50 PM   Melbourne Victory's star winger Fahid Ben Khallfallah will understand if angry Melbourne Victory fans walk out of the game in protest on Saturday night.

Wanderers offer to challenge FFA bans on behalf of members

Tarnished: Frederico Piovaccari celebrates scoring a goal during the round seven A-League match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Pirtek Stadium.

Dominic Bossi 5:38 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers have become the first club to advocate on behalf of banned members, offering to challenge Football Federation Australia for any of those who believe they have unfairly received stadium bans. 


ACT Sport


Canberra clubs voice concerns about NPL changes

Keen debate: Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid said some club presidents are against the idea of representative teams playing in the National Premier League.

Lee Gaskin 4:29 PM   Canberra National Premier League clubs are fighting Capital Football's desire to have a Canberra United Academy team in the first division competition next season.


Horse Racing

Racing NSW targets country areas with prizemoney and jobs package

Industry boost: Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Chris Roots   Racing NSW has announced $21 million boost to country and provincial racing from the proceeds of the tax parity legislation starting from July 1 next year.

Hopes free to train pending cobalt appeal hearing

Horse trainer Shannon Hope and his father have appealed.

Father-and-son training partners Lee and Shannon Hope are free to train pending an appeal over their cobalt disqualifications.


Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.

WNBL: Canberra v Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals suffered their ninth loss in a row on Sunday.

Legend sings anthem through hiccups

Ethan Hall defies hiccups to sing the national anthem at the baseball.

Jamie Vardy makes history in the EPL

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy scores for the 10th game in a row.