Raiders go for a new look

Lee Gaskin 10:00 PM   It's the changing face of the Canberra Raiders - moving away from a reliance on locally-developed talent and signing established players from rival clubs.

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Finals just in reach for Brumbies

The Brumbies say the Super Rugby finals are still within their reach.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   CAPE TOWN: The ACT Brumbies insist a mid-season form slump has not rattled their confidence as they embark on a make-or-break tour of South Africa to revive their championship aspirations.

Will 'Fight of the Century' have Fenech effect?

Counting down to 'The Fight of The Century: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio.

David Polkinghorne 9:08 PM   Boxing Australia development coach Don Abnett says Jeff Fenech's three world titles brought a "massive increase" in boxers and he expected the "Fight of the Century" to have a similar flow-on effect.

Dogs refuse to shift home game to west

Offer rejected: Bulldogs chairman Peter Gordon.

Caroline Wilson 8:16 PM   Western Bulldogs chairman Peter Gordon rejected a financial windfall of $750,000 to switch his team's round-seven clash with ladder leader Fremantle to Perth's Domain Stadium.

'I'm not that light': Palmer up to the challenge

Retired ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton 12:54 PM   He will be one of the lightest front-rowers in Super Rugby and has shed 20 kilograms, but scrum expert Dan Palmer says he's 'not that light'.

Vikings set to name Harris as coach

Tuggeranong coach Brad Harris.

David Polkinghorne 9:06 PM   The Canberra Vikings will announce Brad Harris as senior coach on Tuesday for the second season of the National Rugby Championship.

End likely for Sheens with Bellamy in sights

Game has moved on from biff: Craig Bellamy

Michael Carayannis 12:03 AM   Melbourne Storm mentor Craig Bellamy could be the man to replace the under-fire Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens.

Tackles threaten Bird's Origin availability

Greg Bird.

Brad Walter 7:05 PM   The dangerous throw charge that threatens Greg Bird's availability for NSW in this season's State of Origin series followed an off-season meeting the Gold Coast forward had with NRL match review chief Michael Buettner over his tackling technique.

Masur backs Kyrgios to thrive against Federer

Nick Kyrgios lost his first ATP final in straight sets.

David Polkinghorne 5:47 PM   Australian Davis Cup coach Wally Masur says Nick Kyrgios will "thrive" if he gets the chance to add the scalp of world No.2 Roger Federer to his resume, which already includes Rafael Nadal.

Lewis gets two, Hodge sent to tribunal

Luke Hodge shakes hands with Andrew Swallow after the game.

Jesse Hogan 7:47 PM    Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge will front the AFL tribunal for striking North Melbourne skipper Andrew Swallow. The match review panel has referred his case directly to the tribunal.Teammate Jordan Lewis was offered a two-match ban for striking Kangaroos ruckman Todd Goldstein.

Tuggeranong aiming for FFA Cup magic

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FFA Cup football game between Tuggeranong United and the Melbourne Victory at Viking Park. ????Connor Pain of the Melbourne Victory and Sean Kiddey of Tuggeranong United.
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Lee Gaskin 8:57 PM   Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the FFA Cup couldn't come at a better time as his club aims to kick-start its National Premier League campaign.

League HQ

Why the Kangaroos may be ranked No.2 for a long time

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Brad Walter 11:44 PM   After three consecutive defeats by New Zealand, Australia's decision not to play at the end of the season is set to prove costly

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Waerea-Hargreaves won't take take divers lying down

Chook pen: Roosters Jake Friend and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves tackle St George Illawarra's Jack de Belin.

Michael Carayannis 10:39 PM   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has defended his actions for berating St George Illawarra's  Euan Aitken amid claims the young centre lay down in a heated Anzac Day clash.

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Rugby Heaven

Forget slow boil, Waratahs need 'perfect game' now

Michael Cheika says it would be foolish to write off Australia's chances of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a record third time.

Rupert Guinness 8:08 PM   Waratahs coach Michael Cheika would love to have the comfort of knowing that his side are on a slow boil to peak in the Super Rugby finals when they may still have something up their sleeve.

Polota-Nau braces again for concussion report

Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau at training.

Rupert Guinness 6:46 PM   Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau smiled and declared on Monday that the "noggin' is good."

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Cricket

Watson claims win, Johnson toils in IPL

Winning again: Shane Watson.

8:41 PM   Shane Watson's Rajasthan Royals bounce back from a five-match winless streak in the Indian Premier League.

ICC fines Bangladesh, Pakistan players

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5:54 PM   Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz fined for a heated on-pitch argument on final day of drawn first Test.

AFL

Bulldogs' bold draft calls start to pay off

The Western Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Sydney Swans.

Emma Quayle 8:07 PM   It didn't take long for Simon Dalrymple to get people talking.

Leppitsch deserves a lot more from Lions

Coach Justin Leppitsch tries to fire up the troops on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly 7:33 PM   You know that an AFL coach is filthy on his playing group when he is offered the chance to criticise an opponent for meting out some heavy-handed physical punishment to one of his own, and ends up paying him a backhanded compliment instead.

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Soccer

No promotion-relegation in future of expanded A-League

FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi 1:11 AM   Any possibility of Australian football moving to a promotion/relegation two-tier system has been scrapped as part of the FFA's plan for the next 20 years of football

Mourinho already looking ahead to next season

Looking good: Jose Mourinho during the match against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Martyn Herman 12:12 AM   Before the last strands of blue ticker tape were being swept from the Stamford Bridge pitch on Sunday, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would have cast his mind forward to the task of retaining the Premier League title.

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ACT Sport

Brichacek puts one foot on plane to Beijing

Emily Brichacek ran a qualifying time for the women's world championships 5000m.

David Polkinghorne 5:44 PM   Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek is one step closer to booking a ticket to the world championships in Beijing in August after running a qualifying time for the women's 5000 metres in the US on Sunday. 

Gunners turn tables on Bandits

Daniel Jackson, left, was impressive for the Gunners.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Gunners have continued their resurgence with a thrilling two-point win.

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Horse Racing

Nikolic 'of interest' in Echuca race probe

Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic.

Patrick Bartley 8:23 PM   Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic has been linked to a Racing Victoria investigation into a horse being heavily wagered to lose a race in country Victoria.

What about the horses, say vets in cobalt debate

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Patrick Bartley 6:20 PM   A group of respected horse veterinarians from around Australia are dismayed at the direction the cobalt debate has taken.

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Kangaroos vs Kiwis - Anzac Test 2015

A selection of images from this year's Anzac Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

New Zealand down Australia in Test

New Zealand claims third straight win over Australia in rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test.

City v Country

All the action from the traditional Origin lead-up in Wagga Wagga.

Mayweather wins 'Fight of the Century'

Floyd Mayweather has beaten Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

The sporting world's focus is on Las Vegas for the "Fight of the Century".

Soccer: Gungahlin United vs Woden Weston FC

Gungahlin United take on Woden Weston FC in their Capital Football National Premier League match at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

ACT State Speedway Titles

ACT State Speedway Titles at the ACT Speedway on Sunday, May 3.

Canberra Hockey: United vs North Canberra

United take on North Canberra in the Women's Capital League game at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT AFL: Eastlake vs Gungahlin Jets

Eastlake take on the Gungahlin Jets at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

ACT Rugby Union: Queanbeyan vs Easts

Queanbeyan Whites take on Easts at Campese Oval in Queanbeyan.