Penalties

Roar crash out of ACL on penalties

Mike Mulvey

Struggling A-League champions Brisbane Roar's Asian Champions League campaign is over before it really began after losing their group stage qualifier on penalties to Buriram United on Wednesday night.

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

Soccer

Heskey helps Jets burn bitter rivals

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20:  Taylor Regan and James Virgili of the Jets congratulate team mate Emile Heskey after he was awarded a free kick during the round three A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Central Coast Mariners at Hunter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

James Gardiner THE Newcastle Jets made it back-to-back wins and earned bragging rights over arch enemy Central Coast Mariners in a tense local derby at Hunter Stadium last night.

A-League

ADP defies injury to lift Sydney to victory

ADP

Sebastian Hassett SYDNEY FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero says his unusually quiet display in yesterday's A-League win over Perth Glory was due to injured hamstrings and fatigue.

Football

Five-goal City go top as Chelsea, United stumble

Cazorla

Tom WIlliams Unexpected defeats for Chelsea and Manchester United allowed champions Manchester City to stroll into first place in the Premier League on Saturday by crushing Aston Villa 5-0.

Soccer

Keeper to have hands full keeping out world's best

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Fleta Page W-League two-gamer Trudy Burke admits she is being thrown in the deep end on Thursday night when she guards the Canberra United goal against the firepower of Kobe Leonessa, led by world player of the...

Di Matteo gets sack following Juve loss

Roberto Di Matteo?

Jason Burt, Paul Kelso LONDON: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has been sacked after the European champions were left facing early elimination from the Champions League.

Popovic slams ref for costly misses

Mateo Poljak and Vince Lia

Cathy Walshe WELLINGTON: Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic could not understand how the Wanderers were denied two penalty shouts as they slumped to their fifth loss of the season, against Wellington Phoenix at...

Football

Wenger defends embarrassing loss as Bradford celebrate

Arsene Wenger

Ian Baker LONDON: Arsene Wenger refused to criticise his Arsenal flops despite suffering one of the most humiliating nights of his career as League Two minnows Bradford beat the Gunners on penalties in the...

Futsal

ACT claims double crown

Sport:  2013 FFA Futsal National Championships Grand Final, ACT vs Victoria .  ACT players celebrate winning the Grand Final at the AIS Arena. 11th January 2013. Photo by Jeffrey Chan of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Canberra now has the undisputed kings and queens of Australian futsal after both our men's and women's teams were victorious in the finals of the national championships at the AIS on Friday.

Football

Bayern pull off major coup as they hire Guardiola

Pep Guardiola.

Ryland James German giants Bayern Munich won the battle to secure the most sought after coach in football when former Barcelona handler Pep Guardiola agreed to take over as head coach for the 2013/14 season.

Penalty kicks plague Mariners

Dominic Bossi After seeing his team miss their past four penalty kicks, Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold has had enough.

Two late goals deny Mariners first ACL away win

Graham Arnold

The Central Coast Mariners were cruelly denied a first ever away win in the Asian Champions League when Guizhou Renhe scored twice in the last six minutes to beat the A-League side 2-1 in China.

Champions' biggest challenge comes after decider

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch THE conventional wisdom about grand final winners finding it difficult to back up is that once successful, they become the hunted not the hunter.

A-League Grand Final: what the experts say

Frank Farina.

The grand final predictions of A-League coaches,

Football

Luiz late show gives Chelsea sneak Europa win over Basel

David Luiz

David Luiz scored with the very last kick of the game to earn Chelsea a dramatic 2-1 win at FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Rugby League

Blues grind out victory

Jon Tuxworth TERRY CAMPESE'S comeback has attracted much fanfare, but on Saturday another Queanbeyan favourite son returned in low key fashion.

Lost love: Van Persie inflicts pain on fans, scoring on his return to Arsenal

Robin van Persie

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Robin van Persie's equaliser for Manchester United on his return to the Emirates Stadium had left the fans of his former club nursing feelings of ''disappointed...

Penalty earns Palace promotion - and $180 million

Kevin Phillips Andrew Mortiz

Veteran striker Kevin Phillips came off the bench to score an extra-time penalty as Crystal Palace returned to the English Premier League with a 1-0 win over Watford in the Championship play-off...