Friday, September 22, 2017
LATEST NEWS AT A GLANCE

LATEST NEWS AT A GLANCE

Latest News – Basketball 310316

Lauren Jackson has announced her retirement from Opals and International competition. She is a legend to the sport and her accomplishments speak volumes about her talent and commitment. Thank you for all of the years of hard work and dedication. You’ve done Australia proud! Read more here http://www.basketball.net.au/lauren-jackson-retires-opals-international-competition/

Latest News – Cricket 270316

The Australian Southern Stars prove too good for Ireland and take out the WT20 game by 7 wickets. The Southern Stars now make their way to the semis.

Latest News – Soccer 160316

The Westfield Matildas have locked in a long term agreement with the FFA to play six matches in NSW over the next five years.

Latest News – Basketball 030216

The SEQ Stars have gone into liquidation and will immediately cease in the WNBL. SEQ were playing well and positioned 5th on the ladder with 5 games remaining in the regualr season. Fore more read here – www.vixensports.com.au/articles/

Latest News – Soccer 250116

Sydney FC will face the Melbourne Stars as Brisbane Roar and Canberra United hang up their boots for the W-League season. Sydney FC beat Canberra United 1-0 while Brisbane Roar and the Melbourne Stars went down to a penalty shoot-out with Melbourne coming out on top 5-4. Catch the Grand Final on 31st Jan at AAMI Park, Melbourne, 2pm.

Latest News – Cricket 240116

Sydney Sixers dream run comes to an end as Sydney Thunder take the WBBL trophy! It was a thrilling match with the Thunder taking control in the field. They were slow scoring to start, however remained close to the run a ball requirement to win. The last three overs saw wicket after wicket fall however Sydney Thunder came out on top to be the first to etch their name into the WBBL trophy. For a full report – www.vixensports.com.au/articles/

Latest News – Cricket 240116

It’s finals day for the WBBL as Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers go head to head to take out the inaugural WBBL trophy. This will be an exciting clash so be sure not to miss it on channel ten at 1.30pm (AEDST).

Latest News – Soccer 240116

Today sees the semis start for the Westfield W-League for the top four Melbourne City, Canberra United, Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar. Canberra and Sydney FC will kick it off with their match at 2pm at McKellar Park. Catch all of the action on ABC or Fox Sports.

Latest News – Cricket 200116

The WBBL has turned it on for the spectators in its first season. Check out my story here –

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/zela/article/2016/01/20/cricket-climate-change-catch-wbbl-finals-tv-0

Latest News – Soccer 100116

Only one round to go for the Westfield W-Leaguebefore finals. Here’s the ladder so far.

Latest News – Basketball – 081215

The Australian Jayco Opals have named the test squad in preparation for their trip to Rio on January 15. This will be their first preparation camp leading up to the Rio Olympics. The team will be able to familiarise themselves with the venue in Rio, which will be the same venue they will be playing at for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Jayco Opals Test Event Squad: 

  First Name Surname Club
1 Rebecca Allen SEQ Stars
2 Suzy Batkovic Townsville Fire
3 Abby Bishop University of Canberra Capitals
4 Natalie Burton Perth Lynx
5 Katie Rae Ebzery Sydney University Flames
6 Cayla George Townsville Fire
7 Rachel Jarry SEQ Stars
8 Tessa Lavey Perth Lynx
9 Tess Madgen Melbourne Boomers
10 Leilani Mitchell Adelaide Lightning
11 Erin Phillips LA Sparks
12 Stephanie Talbot University of Canberra Capitals

Latest News – Horse Racing – 031115

Michelle Payne made history today by becoming the first female to win the Melbourne Cup.

Latest News – Basketball – 301015

Hanna Zavecz announces her retirement from WNBL. Not even halfway through the season, with her current team of the University of Canberra Capitals, Hanna has decided to end her career. Hanna said her body feels better already.

Latest News – Hockey – 251015

Australia take Gold in the Oceania Cup, taking out New Zealand in the Final.

Latest News – Soccer – 080915

The Matildas have gone on strike for better pay and conditions. They have withdrawn from their current camp and upcoming commitments. Players were disappointed an agreement couldn’t be made and took to Twitter to express their concerns with #protecttheplayers

Latest News – Netball – 160815

The Australian Diamonds have taken victory over New Zealand to win the 2015 Netball Wprld Cup in a tight match.

Latest News – Basketball – 040815

After requesting to be re-instated to the Opals team, Liz Cambage has been denied the opportunity to re-join the team for the Japan Series and Oceania Championships.

Latest News – Basketball – 270715

Liz Cambage is out of the Australian Opals team for the Japan Series and Oceania Championships for choosing to attend a music festival over mandatory Opals training.

Latest News – Soccer – 060715

USA win the Women’s World Cup with a convincing win over Japan 5-2.

Latest News – Hockey – 050715

The Hockeyroos have secured Olympic qualification and the bronze medal at the HWL2015 after defeating the New Zealand Black Sticks 4-2.

Latest News – Soccer – 290515
The Matildas will feature on popular video game FIFA 16.

Latest News – Basketball – 290515

Great news for the upcoming WNBL season as it has been decided that a three game finals decider will take place to determine the WNBL champions.

Latest News – Soccer – 210515
The Matildas are setting off to the Women’s World Cup in Canada on a winning note. The Matildas smashed Vietnam with an 11-0 win. Michelle Heyman scored herself a hattrick. Heyman is sure to be in the starting side in Canada with such great form.

Latest News – Soccer – 300415

Matildas vs Vietnam match announced for Thursday 21st May 18:30, Jubilee Oval Kogarah.

This will be the last match by the Matildas before heading to Canada for the World Cup.

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 270415

Canberra Capitals and WNBL MVP Abby Bishop announces that she will not play in the upcoming WNBL season. Abby announced she will be taking advantage of her current outstanding form and make the most of the opportunities that have arisen as a result. Abby will soon be off to Seattle to play in the WNBA and then to Europe.

The Caps will be hoping for a fit and healthy Lauren Jackson to head their team for the 2015/16 season. The Caps have secured Belgian centre Ann Wauters, who has played alongside Lauren previously.

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 130315

Exciting news for the WNBL as it has been announced a new team will be introduced in the 2015/16 season. The team will come out of the South East Queensland region and will be coached by former Sydney Kings Coach and Boomers guard Shane Heal. The first player to have signed with the yet to be named team was LA Sparks and Opals player Erin Phillips.

Jess Bibby has announced she will forego her retirement plans for next season and re-join the Capitals line up. Bibby had admitted to poor form last season, along with her fractured neck, which ulitmately made her decision to initially retire. After talks with Coach Carrie Graff, Bibby realised she still has the ability to contribute to the team in the 2015/16 season.

Latest News – Soccer – 120315

The Matildas beat the Czech Republic 6-2 in their final match of the Cyprus Cup to finish at fifth place.

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 120315

UC Caps Awards were held tonight. Steph Talbot took out Defensive Player and Capital on the Rise, Kristen Veal won Players’ Player and Abby Bishop took out MVP to cap off her outstanding season.

Latest News – Hockey – 100315

The Hockeyroos will be in action against China on the 2nd, 4th and 6th April at Sydney Olympic Park.

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 080315

Townsville Fire have won the WNBL Championship for 2014/15. The Fire have created history by becoming the first Queensland team to win the championship.

Fire won 75-65 over Bendigo Spirit after their third consecutive Grand Final clash. Townsville Fire have dominated the WNBL this season, losing only once at home.

Rachel McCully retired a WNBL Champion, and Mia Newly was crowned MVP.

 

After coaching Bendigo Spirit to three consecutive grand finals, is Bernie Harrower out of a job? Bernie’s position has been advertised by the board.

Latest News – Soccer – 070315

Matildas have gone down 3-0 to England in the Cyprus Cup after their opening win over the Netherlands.

Latest News – Hockey – 060315

Hockey Australia has secured a three year deal to host international matches in the Northern Territory from 2016. The Hockeyroos and Kookaburras will play their international home games in the NT which is expected to commence in April of 2016.

This will also provide coaching, skills and development opportunities for the junior ranks.

Latest News – Softball – 190215

Here’s the draw for the Softball Down Under Series which starts tomorrow.

DOWN UNDER DRAW

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 180215

Past and present WNBL stars are set to petition the ABC cuts in hopes to bring back the coverage which has been ongoing for over 30 years.

 

Latest News – Touch Football – 180215

Touch Football Australia announced the teams to compete in the 2015 World Cup

Australian Women’s Open Team
Kristin Boss (NSW), Danielle Davis (NSW), Hannah Dyball (NSW), Emily Hennessey (QLD), Samantha Hopkin (QLD), Jessica McCall (NSW), Laura Peattie (NSW), Leah Percy (VIC), Samantha Rodgers (NSW), Peta Rogerson (QLD), Sarah Spacie (QLD), Kimberley Sue See (QLD), Marikki Watego (QLD), Louise Winchester (NSW)
Coach – Peter Bell
Assistant – Swain Rovelli
Assistant – Phil Gyemore
Manager – Sharon Martin

Australian Mixed Open Team
Daniel Barton (NSW), Jayden Benbow (QLD), Scott Bundy (NSW), Kylie Hilder (NSW), Yasmin Meakes (NSW), Patricia Michaelopoulos (NSW), Justin Mitchell (QLD), Elin Mortimer (NSW), Cameron Nicholls (NSW), Leah Opie (NSW), Sarah Peattie (NSW), Sebe Rey (QLD), Michael Singh (QLD), Dean Springfield (NSW), Dylan Thompson (NSW), Trent Touma (NSW)
Coach – Micheal Lovett
Assistant – Michael Moussa
Assistant – Justin Creighton
Manager – Mat Gilbertson

Latest News – WNBA Basketball – 060215

Phoenix Mercury signs Cayla Francis (Townsville), Leilani Mitchell (Sydney Uni) and Tess Madgen (Melbourne) with Sandy Brondello to coach and Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor still on the 2015 roster as free agents. Go Aussies!

Latest News – WNBL Basketball – 040215

Due to an ongoing knee injury, Lauren Jackson will not be playing the rest of the 2014/15 season for the University of Canberra Capitals in the WNBL.

The 33 year-old forward/centre has had ongoing problems with her knee and hip, causing her to have eleven months out of the game. Lauren is now facing additional knee surgery. Her long awaited return to the court was successful and promising for the University of Canberra Capitals. Lauren’s impact on the court was immediate and took a little pressure off fellow forward/centre Abby Bishop, who was the only post for Canberra.

With two games remaining in the regular season, the University of Canberra Capitals will have to dig deep to hold onto their current fourth place position to make the finals.

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Latest News – WNBA Basketball – 040215

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi will sit out the 2015 WNBA season. The reigning WNBA Finals MVP has decided to accept an offer made by her team in Russia, to rest and sit out the 2015 WNBA season.

The Phoenix Mercury were 2014 WNBA champions under Aussie coach Sandy Brondello. Diana decided to take the opportunity, however has vowed to return to the Phoenix Mercury in 2016.