Basketball Australia and NBA launch Global Academy at Australian Institute of Sport

Eamonn Tiernan Basketball Australia and the NBA have launched the Global Academy at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Tuggeranong Buffaloes using inaugural junior 9s carnival to help young brain cancer patient

Canberra's rugby league community is rallying behind Batemans Bay Tigers' Eli Chatfield, who has brain cancer.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's rugby league community is rallying behind Eli Chatfield, who's had a brain tumour removed.

Talented young basketballers to be fast-tracked at NBA Global Academy in Canberra

Roy Ward The NBA and Basketball Australia launched the academy at the BA Centre of Excellence in Canberra on Friday.

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown selects Australian Jonah Bolden at NBA draft

Roy Ward Just like Ben Simmons in 2016, Brett Brown and the Sixers picked another son of an import in Jonah Bolden during Friday's NBA Draft.

Uni-Norths' David Bennett reaches 100 first grade games for the club

Uni-Norths openside flanker David Bennett went to Mauritius with the Brumbies.

Matthew Nicoletti Uni-Norths flanker reaches 100-game milestone on the back of the trip of a lifetime to Mauritius.

Canberra United's Nicki Flannery says Canberra WNPL not up to scratch yet

Nickoletta Flannery of Canberra United runs with the ball.

Matthew Nicoletti Nickoletta Flannery has been playing in Sydney because Canberra's league isn't up to scratch - yet.

Canberra's Mathew Hayman makes third Tour de France

Mathew Hayman wins the 'Hell of the North' for Orica-GreenEDGE - without a cast.

Matthew Nicoletti Canberra veteran cyclist has been announced as a part of the Orica-Scott team for his third career Tour de France.

Hamilton siblings a family filled with successful multi-sport athletes

(L-R) Alexia, Riley, Jayde, Cynthia, and Chelsey Hamilton. Alexia is about to head to the judo world championships.

Matthew Nicoletti The Hamiltons are a family filled with multi-sport athletes.

Ghirardello siblings reach 150 senior game milestone on the same day

Siblings Matthew and Kathryn Ghirardello will play their 150th caps for the Tuggeranong Hawks this weekend.

Matthew Nicoletti The Ghirardello siblings will both reach their 150th milestone senior game for the Tuggeranong Hawks this Saturday against Eastlake.

Inglis boss draws comparisons between Matthew Dale's Fell Swoop and Takeover Target

Matthew Dale's Fell Swoop doing some pre-training at Aquagait, near Sydney.

David Polkinghorne Inglis boss Mark Webster is hoping Fell Swoop captures Canberra's imagination the same way Takeover Target did.

Heads, you lose: cricket farce

Cricket pitch

Greg Baum In Cricket Australia versus the players, it is as if they have had a toss, and both decided to bat, and both are out there now, one at each end, tapping their bats on the creases, chins jutting,...

State of Origin II sets up a series cracker for the ages

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons Snide warnings aside, the narrative of this State of Origin series will likely be talked of for years.

Canberra dirt bike racers gear up for Canberra Cup this weekend

Ian Hamilton and Mitch Martin will compete in the Tharwa Sands Canberra Cup this weekend.

Matthew Nicoletti Ian Hamilton has excavated the track he and other riders will be tearing up this weekend.

Porte has strong Tour de France backing despite loss of Dennis

Roger Vaughan Rohan Dennis has ruled himself out of the powerful BMC team that will support fellow Australian Richie Porte at the Tour de France.

Thurston calls time on Origin career

Queensland and North Queensland Cowboys five-eighth Johnathan Thurston will undergo shoulder surgery, ending his State of Origin career and ruling him out for the rest of the NRL season.

A life in sports journalism: Jumping the net at the end of the match

Cherished moments: Linda Pearce interviewing Roger Federer.

Linda Pearce After close to 50 tennis grand slams and a handful of Davis Cup deciders, a dozen AFL grand finals, Olympic and Commonwealth Games both home and away, Boxing Day cricket and a score of world...

Victorian racing industry sought conditions over next licence deal

Patrick Bartley The Victorian racing industry wanted conditions placed on Victoria's next wagering licence option which would have fettered the state government, the tribunal hearing the Tabcorp-Tatts merger ruled.

Godolphin to face a stewards inquiry for failing to report strangles case

The Godolphin stable is under investigation.

Chris Roots Racing NSW stewards will open an inquiry after investigating reports Godolphin failed to report a horse, which tested positive strangles in August last year.

Robert Whittaker preparing for UFC interim title shot after turning life around

Robert Whittaker of Australia celebrates winning the main after defeating Derek Brunson of America in UFC Fight Night at Rod Laver Arena.

Ronny Lerner Australian mixed martial arts star Robert Whittaker credits a significant re-evaluation of his life for an incredible run of form that has led him to the biggest fight of his career and a shot at the...

Inside running

Riziz will run at a trip that the horse has shown good form at in the past.

Patrick Bartley In years gone by the Provincial Plate has been one of the most sought after prizes by horses trained in the country areas.