Rabbitohs slump to third successive defeat in Cairns

Jon Tuxworth 12:37 AM   The Raiders are the new comeback kids, while Souths are now in a worrying slump, the loss their third on the trot and fourth in their last five matches.

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Immortal backs Wighton as potential Blue  

Jack Wighton may play Origin for NSW this year.

Jon Tuxworth 9:43 PM   Andrew Johns believes Canberra full-back Jack Wighton is ready to break into State of Origin football as soon as this year after raving about his display in the Raiders' 30-22 upset of Souths.

Brumbies fired up for the Waratahs

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 Brumbies player David Pocock during the game against the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Times  
Date:  24 April 2015
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David Polkinghorne 11:40 PM   Scott Fardy excited about the impact David Pocock could have against the Super Rugby champions. 

Canberra ahead of re-build schedule

Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd is the 18th man for NSW Country.

Jon Tuxworth 12:36 AM   The Raiders continue to make a mockery of the many critics who made them wooden spoon favourites before season kick-off, and are playing even better than their 4-4 record suggests. 

Hawks coach in altercation with fan   

Alastair Clarkson was involved in an altercation with this fan.

Jesse Hogan and Ashley Porter 9:20 PM   South Australian police are investigating an altercation between Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and a Port Adelaide fan outside the team hotel.

Dugan caps turnaround with Test selection

Kangaroo Josh: Josh Dugan will make his debut for Australia.

Brad Walter 8:53 PM   Josh Dugan's Test selection labelled the "ultimate redemption story" for the NRL.

Aker backs Giants to make eight

Dylan Shiel of the Giants is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Suns.

David Polkinghorne 7:58 PM   Former Brisbane star also puts his hand up for Gold Coast job after GWS surge past them in the AFL pecking order.

Moylan ready for Origin, says Cleary

Magic Moylan: Panthers fullback Matt Moylan in action against the Sharks.

Chris Barrett 5:42 PM   Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday

Victory win Premiers Plate  

Victory coach Kevin Muscat thanks fans for their support  after the game.

Michael Lynch and Jesse Hogan 10:34 PM   For a footballing traditionalist like Kevin Muscat, topping the table after the home-and-away season is the honour that really counts.

Canberra FC prevails in 12-goal thriller

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Lee Gaskin 7:10 PM   Canberra FC produced one of the most amazing comebacks in the club's history, scoring five unanswered second-half goals to claim top spot in the Capital Football National Premier League.

Capitals set to lose Abby Bishop

The Canberra Capitals are likely to lose Abby Bishop for next season.

Jon Tuxworth 8:50 AM   The Canberra Capitals could boast a front court equal to defending WNBL champion Townsville next season after signing Belgian centre Ann Wauters for next season.

League HQ

Keary, Walker out of City v Country

Foot injury:  Luke Keary of the Rabbitohs

11:41 AM   South Sydney stars Dylan Walker and Luke Keary have pulled out of the NSW City Origin side for Sunday's clash with Country Origin due to injury.

Finucane thrilled despite his new role

"The best bit is going to the country areas and playing there because they don't get to witness a lot of football": Finucane.

Michael Carayannis 12:11 AM   Dale Finucane knew he was in the Country side – just no one bothered to tell the Melbourne Storm forward he would be doing it in the No. 8 jersey.

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Rugby Heaven

Super Hurricanes breeze past Reds

Force of nature: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes.

7:32 PM   The Hurricanes remain top of the Super Rugby ladder after holding off an improved Queensland Reds to win 35-19 on Sunday.

I will always put my hand up: Ashley-Cooper

Ultimate stalwart: Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson 7:22 PM   Ashley-Cooper could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the new policy. But would he leave the south of France to answer the call?

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Cricket

Starc stars in Bangalore win

Mitchell Starc is soaring up the wicket-takers charts in the IPL.

10:21 AM   Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc has continued his blistering Indian Premier League return, taking three wickets to help the Royal Challengers Bangalore hand the Delhi Daredevils a 10-wicket thumping.

Cook's form ominous for Ashes

Michael Vaughan.

Michael Vaughan 9:00 AM   It is no coincidence that England's return to some sort of form has coincided with that of their captain, writes Michael Vaughan.

AFL

North storm home to beat Geelong

Jarrad Waite of the Kangaroos handballs as he is tackled by James Kelly of the Cats.

Matt Murnane 9:21 PM   ​Hard-running North Melbourne ran over the top of a slumping Geelong to record a 16-point win at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.

Leppitsch measured after insipid Lions performance

Lions Coach Justin Leppitsch talks tactics with his coaching staff during the game.

Andrew Stafford 12:49 AM   Justin Leppitsch could have been angry, may well even had a right to have been, but following his team's insipid loss against the West Coast Eagles, he handled questions with the same calm that he held down centre-half back at the Brisbane Lions for over a decade, during that club's most glorious era.

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Soccer

'10 years without a title is boring'

Success again: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law 10:08 AM   Jose Mourinho hit back at chants of "boring, boring Chelsea" by claiming that Arsenal supporters should be bored of not winning the Premier League title.

Hazard wins Premier League's players' player award

Players' player: Eden Hazard.

9:24 AM   Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard's impressive season was recognised by his peers when he won England's Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award on Sunday.

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ACT Sport

Canberra Gunners win on buzzer for second time this season

Stephanie Talbot scored 30 points.

Jon Tuxworth 11:34 PM   Australian Opals squad member Stephanie Talbot put the Canberra Capitals Academy on her back, guiding them to their first win of the SEABL season against Hobart on Saturday night. Talbot took advantage after opposite number Mikaela Ruef exited through injury after just two minutes in the 79-61 win, racking up 30 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, six steals and 4-5 three pointers. Not even 24 points and 12 rebounds from Launceston's Amy Wilson could stop Canberra, which won every quarter. Capitals skipper Sarah McAppion was also influential with ten points and five assists. Canberra Capitals WNBL veteran Jess Bibby confirmed she has aborted her decision to play for the Capitals Academy this year after two games. She said it is part of Talbot's development to relish her role as the team's dominant player after being a standout for Canberra in the WNBL last season. "That's her job to do that," Bibby said. "She's a great athlete who can put the ball on the floor and put the ball on the rim, once she can develop a jumper and a three, she's your prototypical international 'two' man." The Canberra Gunners beat North West Tasmania 82-81 thanks to a clutch two-pointer from captain Daniel Jackson with just five seconds left. Import Nnaebuka Anyaorah led with way with 26 points and 16 assists, while NBL veteran Ben Allen (14 points, ten rebounds) also registered a double-double. 

Ice Hockey

Brave no match for North Stars

Scott Pitt scored for the Canberra Brave in its 7-4 loss to Newcastle on Sunday night.

Lee Gaskin 8:50 PM   A slow start in the opening two periods consigned the Canberra Brave to its first loss in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

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Horse Racing

The carnival's over, so why not move on?

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 9:44 PM   The generally flat feeling of the Randwick meeting on Saturday again gives rise to possibility of promoting racing around the state.

McEvoy has Mouro ready to peak in Cup

Tony McEvoy.

Chris Roots 9:35 PM   Tony McEvoy has made himself at home very quickly at Hawkesbury in the past couple of years and is out to continue a habit of winning feature races.

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Rampaging Raiders humble Rabbitohs in Cairns

South Sydney lost their third straight match, going down 30-22 to an impressive Canberra outfit in Cairns.

Raiders stun Rabbitohs in Cairns

The South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their slump with a narrow loss to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

GWS register biggest win

Gold Coast slumps to its fourth straight loss, while the Greater Western Sydney Giants register their biggest win.

GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants take on the Gold Coast Suns at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Soccer: FFA Centre of Excellence vs Gungahlin

FFA Centre of Excellence take on Gungahlin at the AIS in Bruce.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave vs Sydney Bears

Canberra Brave tale on the Sydney Bears in the first round of the Australian Ice Hockey League championship at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Brumbies vs Highlanders 

The ACT Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Bruce, Canberra.

Sport helps Anzac spirit live on

Matthew Narracott is proof of the power of Anzac Day combining with sport commercial opportunity.

Shinn gives field the bum steer

Blake Shinn tried his pants off on on Miss Royale. Literally.

Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.