Spieth piles pressure on Jones before final round

Adam Pengilly 6:20 PM   World No.1 Jordan Spieth holed a spectacular eagle on his second last hole of Saturday's third round, throwing down the gauntlet to the Australian Open's long-time leader Matt Jones.

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United back depth to cover Matildas stars

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush (left) challenges Sydney FC's Leena Khamis for the ball in last week's W-League game in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra United defender Ellie Brush says the defending W-League champions can hold down the fort and secure a valuable three points without their trio of Matildas stars.


Velocity women confirm spot in ATL finals

Canberra Velocity's Alison Bai won her singles match against the Sunshine Coast Breakers on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   The Canberra Velocity women's team has confirmed its spot in the Asia Pacific Tennis League conference finals after back to back wins in Sydney.


Cavalry chip in for Loveless bachelor party

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.


Olympic Games near miss inspires boxer

Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint ready for his fight on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin   One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.

Rugby league

Ferguson to get warm welcome from ACT

Former Raider Blake Ferguson will return to Canberra for the first time in round two.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders captain Jarrod Croker expects former star Blake Ferguson to cop a warm welcome from the Canberra faithful in his first game back in the national capital since being sacked by the club.


Eastlake aiming to learn from mistakes

Eastlake quick Michael Spaseski sends one down the wicket to Tuggeranong batsman Benji Floros last season.

Lee Gaskin   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side has learnt from the experience of falling short of the one-day and two-day finals last season.


Capitals turn to Tuggeranong fortress

Capitals star Abby Bishop hopes returning to Tuggeranong can spark their season.

Chris Dutton   It was once the most feared fortress in the WNBL and the Canberra Capitals are hoping getting back to their Tuggeranong tin shed can spark a massive turnaround on the court.

Rugby union

Montpellier 'just like home' for Brumbies

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton   They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

League HQ

Rooster recruit Paki Afu is a man on a mission

Second chance: Roosters recruit Paki Afu.

Adrian Proszenko 1:25 PM   Two unlikely encounters changed Paki Afu's life.

With NRL TV deal signed, sealed and delivered the next battle is the division of the spoils

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 8:31 PM   This rich result for rugby league demonstrates that television - both free-to-air and pay - needs the game.

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Rugby Heaven

From sprinting to rugby for Melbourne athlete

Ellia Green turned her back on sprinting to take up rugby.

Larissa Nicholson 2:51 PM   The only Melburnian in the Australian women's rugby sevens squad could have gone down a very different path.

Carter sought Paris safety assurance

Better safe than sorry: Dan Carter

9:57 AM   All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought assurances about the safety of he and his family before arriving in Paris to begin a three-year stint in French club rugby.



Warner's horse comes home in style

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu 7:24 PM   It hasn't been the best of Tests for David Warner but the Australian vice-captain still has plenty of reason to smile.

Brearley found the meaning in the game

To Australian eyes, Mike Brearley could easily have been, and generally was, mistaken for a quintessential man of the establishment.

Tim Lane 7:12 PM   During the innovative, but rancorous, World Series Cricket years of the late-1970s, there were few voices to be heard that reflected sympathy with both sides of the argument.


AFL draft season 2015: the wash-up

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton with the number one draft pick Jacob Weitering.

Emma Quayle   The 2015 off-season is over, and clubs have their complete lists in place for 2016. Here are some of the talking points from the national and rookie drafts.

Swans welcome colossal rookie ruckman

Tall timber: Kyle Galloway at Swans training.

David Sygall 1:21 AM   Kyle Galloway stands eye to eye with the AFL's tallest player, Aaron Sandilands, but his first victim was Swans premiership player Mike Pyke.



Cahill says critics should check stats

Record speaks for itself: Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill has no plans to step down from the national team.

Daniel Lane 7:19 PM   Tim Cahill, who will spearhead Shanghai Shenhua's charge in the Chinese FA Cup final on Sunday, has challenged any critic who thinks that at 35 he ought to retire.

United back depth to cover Matildas stars

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush (left) challenges Sydney FC's Leena Khamis for the ball in last week's W-League game in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra United defender Ellie Brush says the defending W-League champions can hold down the fort and secure a valuable three points without their trio of Matildas stars.


ACT Sport


Millar wants to find form after tough week

Canberra's Matt Millar wants to find his rhythm in Sydney after slipping out of contention for the Australian Open.

Chris Dutton 6:58 PM   Canberra's Matt Millar only needed to look at his scorecard to realise a week is a long time in golf.


Horse Racing

Telepathic and Mighty Lucky set for Villiers

No luck required: Nathan Thomas gets Mighty Lucky (nearest to camera) home in the Festival Stakes.

Chris Roots 7:26 PM   Telepathic and Mighty Lucky come from different ends of the racing world, but after success at Rosehill on Saturday they are set to clash in the Villiers Stakes in a fortnight.

O’Shea sings praises after Ghisoni shows her quality

Likes what he sees: Godolphin trainer John O’Shea has labelled Ghisoni the best three-year-old filly in his yard.

Chris Roots 6:41 PM   There is still a fair bit of rawness to Ghisoni but it didn't stop Godolphin trainer John O'Shea labelling her the best three-year-old filly in his yard. 


Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.