Ono wanders in determined to shine

Sebastian Hassett THE A-League's newest boom recruit, Western Sydney Wanderers' marquee Shinji Ono, arrived in Sydney yesterday and promised to give ''everything'' to make the club a success.


Old club, new team as Hingst faces Jets

Germany world cup winner Ariane Hingst has joined Canberra United for the W-League season. Pic taken at the AIS multi purpose fields.

David Polkinghorne The only familiar things waiting for Canberra United recruit Ariane Hingst in Newcastle are some friends and the beaches.


New world club tournament shows United the money

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Fleta Page Canberra United's players have the chance to earn more money from two matches in Japan than they did in becoming undefeated champions in last year's W-League.

Man Utd bound for Sydney?


Sebastian Hassett FOURTEEN years after they last graced Australian shores, Manchester United are set to make their next visit to Sydney, with a friendly match scheduled for July 20 at ANZ Stadium.

High praise for Gallop as timing is everything


Richard Hinds David Gallop's move to the A-League coincided with its best and brightest season.

Sports world stunned by death of respected journalist

Rod Allen.

Ilya Gridneff Popular sports media consultant and former Fairfax Media sports editor Rod Allen has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff on Cockatoo Island after celebrating at a former colleague's 50th...


Beckham calls time on glittering career


Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.

Levelling the playing field

Lunch With Moya Dodd. Moya is the Australian candidate for the FIFA executive committee, and the current Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation . If she is successful she, will be the first Australian on the FIFA executive and the first woman. News Review. photo: Marco Del Grande on 20th. May, 2013

Kathryn Wicks Moya Dodd stands to be the first Australian elected to the FIFA executive committee this week.


Pain of cousin's death reignites Heyman's dream

Sport.  Canberra United and Matildas striker Michelle Heyman during a break at the AIS, Michelle almost gave up soccer two months ago when her cousin [he was the reason she got into soccer] passed away  14 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman is using the pain of losing her cousing as the inspiration to chase her World Cup dream.

Brazil readiness for World Cup, Olympics to be tested


Simon Haydon RIO DE JANEIRO: The first test of Brazil's ability to host the World Cup and Olympic Games in the next three years is now under way, as the eight-nation Confederations Cup tournament kicks off.


Kruse now in control of surging career

Robbie Kruse

Sebastian Hassett Someone clearly forgot to give Robbie Kruse the script. As the poster boy-in-waiting for Australia's next World Cup campaign, he should be wholly inoffensive and politically correct.

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Iraq coach has history on his side

Iraq's national soccer team head coach Vladimir Petrovic

Dominic Bossi Vladimir Petrovic is the only coach to have beaten Australia in a World Cup qualifier at ANZ Stadium, and the Iraq boss boasted on Monday that he doesn't know how to lose to the Socceroos.

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Gallop keen to make hay while the sun shines

Nikolai Topor-Stanley, FFA CEO David Gallop

Sebastian Hassett The momentum generated by Australia’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup and the upcoming sold-out friendlies involving Manchester United and Liverpool can be captured and transferred to the...


Contreras adds Latino spice to Victory

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory have nailed down a marquee signing for the season, confirming on Sunday what has been the subject of rumour all week – that Chilean international defender Pablo Contreras will be...


Simon, van Egmond back for Matildas-US clash

The Matildas will have stars Kyah Simon and Emily van Egmond back in their line-up when they take on the US in California next month.


Canberra looms as Heyman's home

29 August 2012. Sport. Journalist David Polkinghorne.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Michelle Heyman training with the Matildas at the AIS.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United's star striker Michelle Heyman wants a few days on her own before she decides her W-League future.

Sally Shipard's private battle against demons within

Sally Shipard's private battle against demons within

Beyond Sally Shipard's bubbly surface, eccentric personality and flamboyant hairstyle is a girl fighting demons deep inside.

Trust, communication key for women: coach

It's easy to judge a coach by how a team performs but former United States national women's coach April Heinrichs believes it goes much deeper than that.

Olympic pain drives Shipard

Olympic pain drives Shipard

Sally Shipard wants to use the pain of missing out on a ticket to the London Olympics to help her drive Canberra United to its first W-League title.

Munoz set to add to goal tally in knockout semi

Munoz set to add to goal tally in knockout semi

Despite finishing well clear at the top of the ladder, Belconnen United midfielder Caitlin Munoz expects a tough clash with cross-town rivals Belwest Foxes in Sunday's women's premier league...