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...


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.


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.


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.


Oscar's star turn as Chelsea held by Juve, Messi spares Barca blushes


Tom Williams Chelsea's Champions League title defence began with a 2-2 draw at home to Juventus on Tuesday, while Lionel Messi came to Barcelona's rescue against Spartak Moscow and a sloppy Manchester United...


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.


ADP defies injury to lift Sydney to victory


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.


Five-goal City go top as Chelsea, United stumble


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.


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...


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...


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.


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,