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.

Football

Spain through to Confederations Cup final

Jesus Navas.

Jesus Navas settled a nail-biting penalty shoot-out 7-6 for Spain as the world and European champions edged Italy on a sultry evening in Fortaleza on Thursday to set up a Confederations Cup final...

Football

All Stars warm to task of building from scratch

A-League All stars. Training at Rushcutters Bay. 
Melbourne Heart player David Williams
Thursday 18th July, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Dominic Bossi The A-League All Stars appear all smiles in front of the cameras as they prepare for their historic clash against Manchester United but there was a tense undertone throughout the squad on day one...

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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

Negredo saves City, first win for Palace

Alvaro Negredo.

Tom Williams Alvaro Negredo came off the bench and scored for the second Premier League game running as Manchester City edged promoted Hull City 2-0 on Saturday.

Football

Expect 'fireworks' for grand final

David Polkinghorne This year's grand final between Canberra FC and Canberra Olympic will find it hard to match the 2011 edition.

Football

Manchester United beat Liverpool in League Cup

Steven Griffiths Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from suspension as the Mexican clinched a 1-0 win against Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Wednesday.

Rugby Union

Royals seek crowning glory

Queanbeyan Whites vs Canberra Royals at Viking Park.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Royals are adamant they can break a 22-year premiership drought.

Soccer

Schroder's Olympic heights

Canberra Olympic player, Hristjan Tanoski was named man of the match.

David Polkinghorne At 38 years of age and with a young family, Robbie Schroder wasn't even going to play this year. Now he's won a premiership.

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...

Football

Blue Samurai cockiness could give Socceroos chance of upset

Shinji Kagawa

Sebastian Hassett TOKYO: The headline on this week's El Golazo, one of Japan's football-only newspapers, summed up the mood of an expectant people: "One Blue Month".

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Australian on FIFA committee backs tough stance on racism

Lunch With Moya Dodd.

Michael Lynch The first Australian appointed to the FIFA executive committee, Moya Dodd, has pledged to work for inclusiveness in the world game, says the much criticised organisation is working towards cleaning...

Football

We can exploit Japan jitters: Neill

Lucas Neill

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos' psychological hold on Japan could provide the groundwork for a shock result in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Saitama, according to captain Lucas Neill.

Football

Woden stuns Canberra FC after break

SPORT: Canberra FC v Malaysia at Deakin Stadium, Canberra. FC player L-R James Field gets past Malaysia player Norshahrul ldlan Talaha.  6th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Nick Guthrie Woden Valley came from a goal down at half-time to upset the competition leaders Canberra FC 4-1 on Saturday.

Football

Matildas stay cool in shootout

Sport. The Matildas V NZ at McKellar Park in the second Centenary Cup women's soccer match. Australia's captain, Clare Polkinghorne, #4, scores a goal in the first half and shares the moment with her team mates. June16th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Open the gates and they will come. That's the lesson the FFA learnt as the Matildas edged out New Zealand on Sunday.

Football

It's easy to forget the pain of past failures

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Such was the ease of the Socceroos' qualifying effort for the 2010 World Cup - Pim Verbeek's squad made it with several games to spare - it's easy to forget that where major tournaments are...

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