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Basketball

Carrie Graf says not just yet for a Cannons revival

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf believes the city might not be big enough for a Cannons revival just yet.

Basketball

For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.

Cycling

Nathan Haas the surprise packet in Tour Down Under

Lee Gaskin Crossing the finish line in front of a Tour de France champion doesn't happen every day.

Basketball

Dante Exum handling the hoopla

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Dante Exum is taking the expectation of a potential multimillion dollar NBA contract in his stride.

Cycling

Track silver for Canberra rider

Wiasak

Lee Gaskin Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak has won her second medal at the track World Cup round in Manchester.

Football

Matildas take on Canberra's Sykes twins for China series

Nicole (right) and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes selected in Matildas national football squad

Canberra United twins, top-bottom Nicole and Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin The Sykes sisters grew up in Dubbo dreaming of sharing an Olympic Games podium.

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.

Basketball

Jackson's future with Capitals in doubt

Sport
Lauren Jackson in action at the AIS Arena against the West Coast Waves
The Canberra Times
15 February 2013
Photo: Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Four-time Olympian admits her future with the Capitals is uncertain for 2013-14 season.

Basketball

Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.

BMX

Getting over ditch on road to Rio

Canberra Olympian Caroline Buchanan preparing for the BMX world championships

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Caroline Buchanan will compete in Auckland from Friday, eager to retain her world time trial title.

BMX

Buchanan on top of the world

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28:  Caroline Buchanan of Australia celebrates winning the Womens Elite Final during day five of the UCI BMX World Championships at Vector Arena on July 28, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan is the new BMX world champion and has made amends for her Olympic Games heartbreak.

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Basketball

Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

Basketball

Capitals lock in new talent

Sport
Canberra Capitals Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton.
28 August 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals plan on using two of Australia's most promising talents to cover the loss of Lauren Jackson.

Cycling

Wiasak up for challenge at home

Sport.  Canberra cyclists Tom Palmer from Drapac Professional Cycling and Rebecca Wiasak from Suzuki- Bontrager Cycling team at the National Museum ahead of the National Capital Tour.  19 September 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Rebecca Wiasak's has an important role to play for the Suzuki-Bontrager squad at the National Capital Tour.

Mountain biking

World champ back on bike for next challenge

Lee Gaskin Caroline Buchanan aiming for unprecedented second world championship in the space of three months.

BMX

BMX champ Caroline Buchanan hints at track cycling switch

World BMX champion Caroline Buchanan returns to Canberra.

Lee Gaskin As if five world championships isn't enough, BMX biker Caroline Buchanan has hinted she might try her hand at another two-wheel sport.

Basketball

Mills will shine in play-offs: Longley

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Matt Bonner #15 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Spurs defeated the Suns 97-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Luc Longley expects Patty Mills to thrive in the NBA play-off atmosphere and take his game to another level.

Basketball

Mills ready to answer the call

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Russia on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012  in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Patty Mills has told new Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he's ready to step up.

Basketball

Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.