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A-League

Injuries force Farina's hand: 16-year-old set for senior duty

New signing Joel Griffiths wit Sydney FC Coach Frank Farina at the press conference to announce his joining Sydney FC one day before the clubs sydney derby against the Western Sydney Wanderers.Photography brendan Espositosmh,14th December,2012

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC coach Frank Farina is set to hand 16-year-old defender Aaron Calver his first A-League start after the club's injury crisis further depleted their back line.

Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Archibald Thompson

Teo Pellizzeri It's a fascinating match-up between the third and fourth placed teams on the ladder. Both clubs - with a fierce historical rivalry - have 7-6-6 records as the end of the A-League regular season...

Football

Live A-League coverage: Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers

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Phil Mitchell Join Phil Mitchell for full, live coverage of the Sydney derby, live from Allianz Stadium.

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Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart: A-League 2013 round 4

Besart Berisha.

Kristian Silva Can Brisbane return to the top of the ladder with a win over Melbourne Heart? Join us live from Suncorp Stadium.

Soccer

Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

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Teo Pellizzeri The situation is getting desperate for winless Melbourne Heart. They are lodged at the bottom of the A-League ladder with just two points from five matches. On Friday night they host Sydney FC.

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Beckham stampede injures five in Shanghai

David Beckham

At least five people have been injured in a stampede after fans stormed a stadium gate on the arrival of superstar David Beckham at a Chinese university.

Football

Schedule has keeper on the move

120812 SPORT Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by David Polkinghorne. Premier League Soccer match at Deakin between Canberra FC (red) and Canberra Olympic (blue). FC player, Paul Ivanic, centre, watches the ball as olympic's Christopher Nikitas, left and keeper, Angelo Konstantinou take control.

Steven Russo Olympic's Angelo Konstantinou faces a hectic weekend before Sunday's Capital Premier League clash against Belconnen.

Football

Players granted overdue protection after new deal

Hyundai A-League Grand Final 2013

Sebastian Hassett Australian football's new $160 million television deal, which began on Monday, could have coincided with a gluttonous pay day for the 200 or so footballers employed by A-League clubs.

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Football

Patchy pitch fears after busy month

Robin van Persie

Sebastian Hassett Getting Manchester United to visit Sydney was the easy part - it's getting ANZ Stadium's pitch up to scratch for their glamour friendly against the A-League All Stars on July 20 that marks the real...

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Soccer

Tigers on charge

Lee Gaskin Cooma Tigers are determined to continue their charge up the Canberra National Premier League ladder.

Football

Villa stun Arsenal in Premier League

Laurent Koscielny.

Tom Williams Arsenal endured a calamitous start to the Premier League season after conceding two penalties and having Laurent Koscielny dismissed in a 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday.

Football

Green back in top form

Soccer player Jack Green

Chris Dutton A broken back ruined his first A-League bid but Jack Green hasn't given up on his professional dream.

Football

Liverpool and Arsenal take derby honours

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

Tom Williams Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur's wings in the north London derby.

Football

Rooney out for two weeks, says Moyes

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will be out for around two weeks with a head injury sustained prior to Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday, manager David Moyes revealed.

Football

England on track for World Cup after draw with Ukraine

Steven Gerrard.

Tom Williams England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

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Football

Ozil proves a weapon of precision for Arsenal

Mesut Oezil

Luke Edwards Even with a stomach bug, Mesut Ozil did enough on his Arsenal debut against Sunderland to send a shiver of fear through the rest of the Premier League.

Football

Neill says Roos spots up for grabs

Lucas Neill

Daniel Lane Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has provided a ray of hope for those still dreaming of playing for Australia by declaring the squad for Brazil next year may be different to the one that won...

Football

Emerton pins future on more central role

Brett Emerton

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC marquee Brett Emerton wants to reinvent himself as a central midfielder in a bid to boost his output for the Sky Blues and restore his hopes of going to the 2014 World Cup.

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A-League

Wearing the red and black sets Ono's star rising again

Shinji Ono

IT SEEMS impossible to fathom now, but the Western Sydney Wanderers went within a whisker of never calling Shinji Ono one of their own.

Rugby Union

Chief Viking finds touch

Sport: John I Dent Cup Queanbeyan VS Tuggeranong.  Tuggeranong player Zack Holmes makes a break during the match at Campese Field.   27 April 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies playmaker Zack Holmes is poised to join the Western Force but before he leaves Canberra he's primed to lead the Tuggeranong Vikings' charge for another premiership.