Brumbies chase fans with half-price admission

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   The ACT Brumbies will halve ticket prices to try to lure fans back to Canberra Stadium.

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Your guide to Tuesday's AFL doping verdict

Essendon

Jon Pierik 10:05 AM   The AFL's anti-doping tribunal will release its verdict on the case involving Essendon, the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Tuesday. The hearings began in December last year and concluded on February 17.

Pies sought ASADA assurances

Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas.

Michael Gleeson 11:25 PM   Collingwood sought assurances from ASADA that more of their players had not failed drug tests after two of their players were found to have both tested positive to the same banned drug on the same day.

Don't listen to 'em, Warnie

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster 6:58 PM   Australia were favourites to win the World Cup, but let's not forget what they went through to get there.

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Canberra Raiders defence on edge      

Roosters centre Blake Ferguson beats Edrick Lee to score a try during Sunday's match.

Jon Tuxworth 10:22 PM   Canberra Raiders youngster Edrick Lee has revealed the club's outside backs discussed their defensive deficiencies immediately after they were ruthlessly exposed by the Sydney Roosters on Sunday.¬†

Canberra still a chance of four runners 

Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne 10:26 PM   Canberra trainer Steven O'Brien says the ACT's representation at the $300,00 NSW Country Championships at Randwick on Saturday shows how strong racing is in the region and justifies the $50,000 Canberra Racing paid to be included.

Junior Brumbies break decade drought     

Brumbies under-17s captain Tom Ross and Ryan Lonergan with the Gold Cup trophy in Perth.

Chris Dutton 6:03 PM   Brumbies under-17s coach Paul Simonsson has backed some of his star players to rise through the ranks to earn Australian representative honours after their drought-breaking national title triumph on Sunday.

League HQ

Cowboys down Storm in golden-point thriller

Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys celebrates after kicking the winning field goal against the Storm on Monday night.

Roy Ward 11:03 PM   Johnathan Thurston's field goal steals a win from the Storm in extra time.

Wolfman in line for Manly recall

He's back: The experience of David Williams could see him regain his Manly spot.

Brad Walter 10:37 PM   Former Test winger David Williams may be recalled to the Manly line-up for the first time since his suspension last year for betting on NRL matches as the Sea Eagles battle an increasing injury toll.

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Rugby Heaven

England can win the World Cup: Wilkinson

Still kicking goals: Jonny Wilkinson and  Felipe Contepomi help out at a grassroots match between Racal Decca RFC and Streatham-Croydon RFC 3rd XV this week.

Daniel Schofield 11:10 AM   Jonny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana and Brad Thorn discuss what it takes to be the best in the world.

Waratahs face a non-stop journey to finals

Hard yards: Stephen Hoiles says the pressure will be on the trainers.

Rupert Guinness 10:33 PM   It is probably a good thing for the Waratahs if their playing ranks are "brain washed to try and think week-to-week".

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Cricket

Voges and Ahmed in Test squad for West Indies and Ashes

Adam Voges starred with the bat this summer.

Jesse Hogan 11:11 AM   Australian selectors have rewarded Sheffield Shield form, selecting Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed for winter Test tours.

Siddle loses national contract as younger peers preferred

Peter Siddle

Jesse Hogan 11:11 AM   The changing pace pecking order in Australian cricket has been reflected in Peter Siddle losing his Cricket Australia contract despite being named for the winter Test tours of the West Indies and England.

AFL

Clearing players and club not the same thing

Essendon at a closed training session on Monday.

Michael Gleeson 11:17 PM   The Essendon players' drugs tribunal has become more a referendum on whether the club was guilty rather than a test of the players' guilt.

Players may be tempted to try their luck

Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas.

Jon Pierik 10:51 AM   While four AFL players have tested positive to performance-enhancing drugs in recent times, the relatively small number of individual tests could mean players are tempted to try their luck.

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Soccer

Socceroos draw a blank against Macedonia

Committed: Mathew Leckie goes shoulder-to-shoulder with Macedonia's Artim Polozhani.

9:01 AM   The Socceroos have had their momentum halted by European minnows Macedonia in a dour scoreless draw in Skopje.

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UEFA starts proceedings against Montenegro and Russia

Fans light a flare during the Euro16 qualifier.

8:05 AM   UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players.

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ACT Sport

Silver cloud in O'Connor's worlds

Brandie O'Connor

10:21 PM   Brandie O'Connor's world championships silver medal means more than a quarter of Australia's para-cycling track medal haul came ¬†from Canberra cyclists, continuing the ACT's ability to punch above its weight on the world cycling stage.

Baseball

Smokey Bandits upset Bears

SPORT: These two sets of three brothers from left, Simon Beard, Tim Beard and Hayden Beard who play for the Bandits and Lee Mills, Reece Mills and Trent Mills who play for the Bears will be playing in opposite sides in the local baseball grand final. 26th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne   Is the minor premiership a poisoned chalice?

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Horse Racing

Joao Moreira to ride Royal Descent - and you have a chance to win $150,000

Likes it wet: Royal Descent

Adam Pengilly 10:51 AM   Chris Waller and Gerry Harvey have booked the world's most in-demand jockey, Joao Moreira, to partner Royal Descent in the $3 million Doncaster Mile when one of Australia's best race mares runs to potentially earn one lucky competition winner up to $150,000 on Saturday.

Waller-Zabeel combination to help Preferment to Derby double

On track: Damien Oliver on Preferment, left, wins the Victoria Derby last November.

Chris Roots 10:43 PM   A couple of the biggest influences on racing from across the ditch will combine as Preferment attempts to win the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.

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Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Raiders vs Rooster

The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL

Mont 24 hour race

Pictures from the Month 24 hour mountain bike race, held at Kowen Forest.

Silver Foxes vs Australian Defence Force Old Boys

A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.

ACT Water Polo Champions.

ACT first Grade men and women's teams. Nordek vs Vikings

Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.