Blues great says Raider is 'in the frame' for Origin

12:39 PM   Blues great Brad Fittler is calling on NSW selectors to take a punt Canberra five-eighth on Blake Austin.

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'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'.

Raiders quartet steals the show

WAGGA WAGGA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03:  Jarrod Croker and Paul Vaughan of Country celebrate after winning the City v Country Origin match at McDonalds Park on May 3, 2015 in Wagga Wagga, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders contingent left their mark on the representative stage on Sunday.

Kyrgios title hopes ended by Gasquet

Nick Kyrgios lost his first ATP tour final.

6:27 AM   Richard Gasquet defeated Nick Kyrgios to win the Estoril Open, ending the Australian's hopes of a first tour title.

Kiwis claim third straight win over Kangaroos 

Slice of heaven: The Kiwis celebrate during their Trans-Tasman Test match against the Australia Kangaroos at Suncorp Stadium.

Australia is still listed as the world's top-ranked team. Surely, though, that is merely a placeholder after events in Brisbane. 

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Raiders chasing Knights centre Leilua

The Canberra Raiders have expressed interest in Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders have "expressed some interest" in luring Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Hawk duo in tribunal trouble

Jordan Lewis of the Hawks gets in a tangle with Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos.

Jesse Hogan 8:50 PM   Hawthorn's hopes of having Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis in the team for the grand final rematch against Sydney in three weeks rest with the match review panel.

Beaten Pacquiao 'hampered by shoulder'

Down and out: Manny Pacquiao answers questions during the post-fight news conference.

5:34 AM   Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao revealed he was battling a right shoulder injury on Sunday in his unanimous decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather.

Reynolds on report for trip as Country win

Shark on Shark: City forward Wade Graham fends off Cronulla teammate and Country opponent Jack Bird.

Brad Fittler wanted to wish Josh Reynolds "good luck". It was immediately unclear whether he was referring to a date with the judiciary or his bid to grab a Blues jersey.

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Gungahlin notch inaugural NPL victory

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Capital Football National Premier League, Gungahlin United v Woden Weston FC at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Michael John of Gungahlin pushes the ball forward into the penalty box.

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Lee Gaskin   Gungahlin United has broken through for the club's first win in the National Premier League.

No horsing around as Nisbet seals Norths win

Charley Nisbet, and Kate Allen of North Canberra  take on Katie James of United.

David Polkinghorne 8:05 PM   North Canberra secured its first win of the Capital League 1 hockey season on Sunday.

League HQ

Lifting tackles threaten Bird's Origin availability

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Brad Walter 7:05 PM   Greg Bird is set to challenge his fourth dangerous throw charge in 12 months in a bid to play State of Origin

NRL must cut season to exploit world interest, says former ARL boss

Geoff Carr says the NRL now has several "quality products" within the game.

Daniel Lane 6:05 PM   Former ARL chief executive Geoff Carr says the NRL must consider reducing the number of premiership rounds to capitalise on the renewed interest – and potential revenue stream from television rights – in international football after New Zealand recorded their third consecutive victory over the code's traditional super power, Australia.

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Rugby Heaven

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."

Reds hopeful Quade Cooper will stay

Quade Cooper has reportedly been offered a four-year flexible contract by the Australian Rugby Union.

6:43 PM   The Queensland Reds are increasingly confident Quade Cooper will turn down a rich offer from Europe club champions Toulon and stick with the club.

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Cricket

Watson claims win, Johnson toils in IPL

Winning again: Shane Watson.

6:34 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

Saints overcoming 'Roo-liance'

Josh Bruce has been a revelation for the Saints.

Daniel Cherny 7:09 PM   St Kilda's dependence on Nick Riewolt for goals in 2014 was almost beyond unhealthy: it was a terminal 'Roo-liance.'

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Essendon hold off Saints in a thriller

Travis Colyer launched a blistering run before kicking a goal to put the Bombers in front.

Michael Gleeson 11:43 PM   Essendon have held off an outstanding challenge from St Kilda to win their pulsating AFL match by two points.

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Soccer

Captain's call: Kisnorbo rallies troops to steal a Victory march

Winners are grinners: City captain Patrick Kisnorbo (left) with teammate Aaron Mooy.

Michael Lynch 6:58 PM   Melbourne City skipper Patrick Kisnorbo put in an enormous shift in Wellington on Sunday.

New City defender Jaliens relishing semi-final against Victory

Melbourne City's Kew Jaliens, A-League chief Damien De Bohun, and Melbourne Victory's Guilherme Finkler pose with the A-League championship trophy during a media conference on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 5:37 PM   Three months after being on the brink of being frozen out of playing at Newcastle Jets, Dutch veteran Kew Jaliens is poised to play in his biggest finals match since a decade ago, when his goal almost fired his team into the Europa League final.

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Tuggeranong aiming for FFA Cup magic

Connor Pain of the Melbourne Victory and Sean Kiddey of Tuggeranong United in last year's FFA Cup match at Viking Park.

Lee Gaskin 7:20 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.

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. 

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Horse Racing

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.

Hawkesbury track surface not up to scratch

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Chris Roots   Safety always has to come first in racing and it was the reason the Hawkesbury standalone meeting was called off after just one race on Saturday.

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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.