Month: October 2018

Breen’s two-week ordeal over

Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen is relieved to be home. Photo: Melissa AdamsMultiple bouts of food poisoning, her Australian 4x100m women's relay team missing out on a world championship berth by a fraction of a second and a random drug test on her arrival back to Canberra on Tuesday night.
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Reid steps up search for coach

Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid wants to appoint a new coach of W-League team Canberra United within a month and will step up the international search by meeting with FIFA officials in Sydney on Thursday.
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Reid has also floated the idea of bringing an A-League All Stars

Criminals pose as sponsors to tap clubs: ACC

Bombshell: Government and sporting heavyweights at the announcement of the findings of the ACC report into druigs and organised crime links to sport back in February. Photo: Alex EllinghausenThe Australian Crime Commission report claims criminals are trying to establish relationships with senior club officials as a means to corrupting sports and athletes.
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Lap of honour for horse that defined our times

Jockey, Luke Nolan riding Black Caviar during the farewell appearance at Caulfield. Photo: Luis Enrique AscuiModern Australia embodied. Fast, successful, born with the luck of preternatural resources, but ever so slightly insecure, even in victory.
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Black Caviar stood tall as hundreds of adoring fans surrounded the parade ring

Abbott demotes staffer after threat

Tony Abbott has been forced to demote his director of policy, Mark Roberts, after the top-level staff member threatened to use his position in a future Abbott government to ensure a cut in funding to an indigenous education body.
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It has been alleged he also offered to leak information

Christian, McDonald in swap

Victoria and South Australia have set aside their recent acrimony to complete a swap of key all-rounders.
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Andrew McDonald and Daniel Christian will, respectively, head to Adelaide and Melbourne after the states elected to release each player from the final year of their contracts.

While the move of McDonald, 31,