Canberrans perfectly placed after Australian Open opening round


David Polkinghorne Ryan Ruffels also starts Aussie Open well.


Cricket: ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski signs with Sydney Thunder in inaugural WBBL

Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski will be reunited with teammate Erin Osborne in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League after signing with the Sydney Thunder.

Australia vs New Zealand: Australia hand Shaun Marsh his best chance to fulfil potential

Jesse Hogan The extent to which Australia's leaders are desperate for Shaun Marsh to succeed is reflected in the reshuffling of the batting order to accommodate him, with Steve Smith returning to No.

Steely rally keeps Adam Scott's quest for Australian Open on track

Matt Murnane Adam Scott stared down another first-round freefall at the Australian Open, but ultimately left stronger for having done so, and will now look to make his charge.

Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Superstars Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged by little known Australian Lincoln Tighe who leads the Australian Open with a five under 66 opening round.

Brad Thorn joins the Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad Thorn takes up a new coaching role with the Queensland Reds, saying he is "happy to help out" if called on to play.

Jets looking to stop poor home run

Newcastle may have exceeded expectations this season, but they still need to improve their dismal home record.

World watches a cricketing experiment

On the eve of the first day-night Test, Australian captain Steve Smith says he is excited to be part of history.

Mitchell Starc can be the new Mitchell Johnson: Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Steve Smith is backing Mitchell Starc to become Australia's new pace spearhead in the wake of Mitchell Johnson's retiremen

Australian Open 2015: Lincoln Tighe uses pre-tournament weights workout to lift to lead

Great start: Lincoln Tighe speaks to the media after finishing his round during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club.

Adam Pengilly Lincoln Tighe looked at Wednesday's Pro-Am draw and agreed he didn't deserve a spot in the field. So he went for a pre-tournament weights workout and returned the next day to take a surprise...

New Zealand desperate to draw series

Brendon McCullum looks on in the nets.Click to play video

The Black Caps are desperate to finish the three-Test series against Australia on a high, by winning the first day-night Test.

Australia vs New Zealand Third cricket Test: Captain McCullum driven to extend unbeaten streak

Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as New Zeland Test captain is winding towards an end.

Jesse Hogan As Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as Test captain winds towards an end, maybe even at the end of this summer, he is still driven to extend the unbeaten streak that demands his New Zealand team...

Cricketing community to remember Hughes

The cricketing community will pay tribute to Phillip Hughes on day one of the Adelaide Test, a year on from the freak accident at the SCG which claimed the 26-year-old batsman's life.

Grumpy Vics don't faze WA in Shield

Stand-in Victorian skipper Peter Siddle has lashed out at WA’s tactics following a drawn Shield clash on a flat MCG pitch.

Western Australia coach Justin Langer insists last week's war-of-words with Victoria have been put to bed as the two teams prepare to slug it out again for a valuable Sheffield Shield win.

Australia vs New Zealand Third cricket Test: Pink ball brings in an unknown unknown

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox The modern cricketer is so thoroughly drilled, that the sudden intrusion of a rogue factor - in this case a pink ball - can so discombobulate the mind.

Paul Izzo eager to make the most of Liam Reddy saga at Central Coast Mariners

Dominic Bossi It was never the way Paul Izzo imagined his first regular spot in the A-League would come about but following the abrupt departure of Liam Reddy from Central Coast Mariners, the youngster is out to...

James McDonald becomes Chris Waller's go-to man and punters should follow

Blur: this might be all rivals see of odds-on favourite Telepathic when James McDonald gets in the saddle on Saturday.

Chris Roots James McDonald might be the retained jockey at Godolphin but for punters his combination with premier trainer Chris Waller has become lethal this season.


Cabnerra Racing's Capital Cash brought in to anticipate Racing NSW prizemoney increases

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says they're already halfway there to matching proposed country NSW prizemoney increases.

David Polkinghorne Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.

South Africa all out for 79 as India spinners dominate

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, center, celebrates with teammates after claiming the wicket of South African captain Hashim Amla on the second day of the third cricket test match between the two countries in Nagpur, India, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

South Africa collapsed like a house of cards against the Indian spinners on the second morning of the third test on Thursday to be all out for 79 in their first innings.

Sam Stosur calls for patience as Australian women's production line stalls

Sam Stosur is preparing to go around for a 13th time at the Australian Open.

Linda Pearce If Sam Stosur was preparing to join Lleyton Hewitt in retirement, the 2011 US Open champion would be leaving Australian women's tennis in a parlous state.