Armstrong sets sights on turning pro 

Chris Dutton 7:33 PM   Canberra teenager Josh Armstrong wants to prove he is ready to take on the big boys of world golf and hopes to tap into two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley's knowledge to fast-track his development.

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Australian football

Himmelberg to suit up for the Giants

Eastlake player Harrison Himmelberg has been nominated as a potential academy selection at the AFL draft.

Chris Dutton 9:08 PM   Harrison Himmelberg will go from selling suits in Canberra to the AFL after a shock twist in the draft led to a deal with the GWS Giants.

Canberra soccer reacts to A-League snub

FFA boss David Gallop and national coach Ange Postecoglou..

Lee Gaskin 7:06 PM   Capital Football and the ACT Government have both described David Gallop's comments as "disappointing" after the FFA chief executive shut the door on Canberra's A-League dream.


Departing Cricket ACT boss pushes for Test

Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the Adelaide Test match.

Lee Gaskin 6:30 PM   Cricket ACT chairman Ian McNamee will meet with Cricket Australia officials at the inaugural day/night Test match in Adelaide to push Canberra's case for the city's own slice of history.

Drawn series as bad as a loss: Warner

Australian batsman David Warner isn't going to be happy with a draw in the Test series against New Zealand starting in Adelaide on Friday.

Jesse Hogan 5:44 PM   David Warner warns conditions at Adelaide Oval would be tougher for batting than Brisbane and Perth were.


Matthews has heart set on Amstel Gold

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews wants to turn his 2015 podiums into wins next year.

David Polkinghorne 4:43 PM   Canberra cycling star would love to win the race where he found it.


Carrie Graf vows to dig deep ahead of review

 Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf says she will step aside if she doesn't feel she is the right person to end the club's biggest losing streak in 20 years.

Geoff Larkham quits as Brumbies president

Geoff Larkham, centre, with son Stephen, right, and grandson Luke.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies president Geoff Larkham will quit his role and retire after more than a decade at the helm.

Bulked-up Coleman ready to make mark

Brumbies back at training on Monday morning. 
23 November 2015.
photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Chris Dutton   A bulked-up and pain free Robbie Coleman wants to make his mark in Super Rugby next year, but won't sacrifice versatility to make the fullback spot his own.

Sports star and Hall of Fame will be back

Canberra's Patty Mills is starring in the NBA.

Chris Dutton   The ACT government is searching for the best "vehicle" to recognise Canberra's elite and grass roots sports people.

Canberra has 'unique ability': Bolton

Inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame are, front left, Craig Bolton, back from left, Geoff Larkham, Adam Jeffery,  Brian Franklin (representing Sue Geh), Errol Raiser (representing Sue Geh),  Lisa Llorens, John McIntyre, Michael Milton, Chris Nunn and Graham Carter.

David Polkinghorne   Former Sydney Swan among nine ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductees.

League HQ

Eels to play trio of derby clashes in big start to the 2016 season

Big start: New Eel Kieran Foran.

Brad Walter 9:06 PM   Parramatta will face the Bulldogs, Tigers and Eels in opening five weeks a a big start to their 2016 campaign.

Farah and Walker remain in pre-season limbo

We good? Robbie Farah, right, and coach Jason Taylor crossing paths at a training session.

Adrian Proszenko 6:30 PM   The playing futures of the pre-season's headline acts, Robbie Farah and Dylan Walker, remain unresolved despite attempts from rivals to prise them out of their current clubs.

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Rugby Heaven

Jonah Lomu may have died from blood clot after flight: doctor

Jonah Lomu died aged 40.

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot which formed during a flight home to New Zealand, a former team doctor has said.



​ECB considers consigning the toss to history

"Bowling at 75mph (121km/h) on a green top simply does not help England. It does not benefit the batters either because you do not face those kinds of bowlers at Test level": Kevin Pietersen.

Nick Hoult 11:54 AM   End of centuries-old practice could counter result pitches, help develop spinners and would be trialled in second-tier Championship matches

Kohli excited by 'landmark' day-night Test

Virat Kohli

11:02 AM   India captain Virat Kohli has praised Australia and New Zealand for agreeing to play cricket's first day-night Test and called the match starting at the Adelaide Oval on Friday a "landmark" occasion.


Bomber draftees to add energy and speed

Essendon coach John Worsfold shakes hands with Aaron Francis.

Emma Quayle 9:17 AM   Essendon's new group of recruits will add to the feeling of energy and optimism around the club, list manager Adrian Dodoro said after overseeing one of the club's most important drafts in recent history.

Charlie Curnow to learn from his blue

Charlie Curnow

Ashley Porter 8:31 AM   Carlton coach Brendon Bolton has moved swiftly following Charlie Curnow's run-in with the law by scheduling an intense education program for the new draft pick.



Henrique 'good enough for Socceroos'

Brisbane Roar forward Henrique has raised eyebrows with his form after his return from a long-term knee injury.

12:11 PM   Roar forward raises eyebrows with form after return from injury.

Chelsea repeat drubbing of Maccabi

Oscar celebrates Chelsea's third goal.

12:04 PM   Chelsea enjoyed their second 4-0 Champions League victory over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv this season to move into prime position to reach the knockout stages of the competition from Group G on Tuesday.


Horse Racing

Racing NSW targets country areas with prizemoney and jobs package

Industry boost: Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Chris Roots 4:55 PM   Racing NSW has announced $21 million boost to country and provincial racing from the proceeds of the tax parity legislation starting from July 1 next year.

Hopes free to train pending cobalt appeal hearing

Horse trainer Shannon Hope and his father have appealed.

Father-and-son training partners Lee and Shannon Hope are free to train pending an appeal over their cobalt disqualifications.


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.

WNBL: Canberra v Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals suffered their ninth loss in a row on Sunday.

Legend sings anthem through hiccups

Ethan Hall defies hiccups to sing the national anthem at the baseball.

Jamie Vardy makes history in the EPL

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy scores for the 10th game in a row.