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Brumbies have moved on from slur

The Brumbies say there's no lingering tension ahead of their clash against the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   There's been homophobic slurs, broken windows, Wallabies battles and finals clashes, but the ACT Brumbies say they will avoid the hype of a tense Australian derby to ensure they don't lose sight of their Super Rugby goal.

Figures show Raiders deserve more TV games

Canberra's Josh Hodgson in action during a match watched on TV by more than 450,000 people in Sydney and Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin 10:03 PM   Here are the figures that show the Canberra Raiders deserve a greater share of games on free-to-air television.

Judd 'threatened' by Essendon fan

Chris Judd.

Matt Murnane 12:08 AM   Video footage has emerged of an Essendon fan threatening to harm Carlton star Chris Judd outside a restaurant in Lygon Street.

Mogg puts Wallabies aside to build confidence

Jesse Mogg hopes to put his hand up for Wallabies selection.

Chris Dutton 7:49 PM   He's the forgotten man in the Wallabies' World Cup plans, but Jesse Mogg hopes he can surge back into Test contention by impressing Australian and NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika on Friday night.

Soccer

Referee abandons soccer game after violence

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Lee Gaskin 6:22 PM   A Capital League game was called off after punches were allegedly thrown and players ran in from the bench to get involved.

Wighton embracing Country Origin selection

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will make his third consecutive appearance for Country Origin.

Lee Gaskin 9:55 PM   Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has "found a home" in the No.1 jersey, but will continue learning from the game's elite custodians to reach his full potential.

Clarkson admits error but should apologise  

Alastair Clarkson

Caroline Wilson 11:34 PM   Comment: The AFL's failure to immediately take a position over Alastair Clarkson's physical altercation with a drunken lout on the weekend has compounded the strangely inappropriate response by the football industry to the ugly incident.

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Bishop turns down Caps to chase Europe deal

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala in June.

Chris Dutton 4:05 PM   Abby Bishop will put her WNBL career on hold to chase lucrative deals in Europe for the next three seasons to take advantage of contracts worth almost double what she can earn in Australia.

Dugan loves something about 'Mary' 

Test debut: Josh Dugan on the attack against the Sydney Roosters on Anzac Day.

Phil Lutton 10:39 PM   The reinvention of Josh Dugan began under former Dragons coach Steve Price and has gone to new heights under Paul McGregor, with the Kangaroos debutant crediting the man known as 'Mary' for elevating his game to a new level.

Origin may be sold separately in new TV deal

Broadcast bucks:  NRL CEO Dave Smith is looking at options in selling the next league broacdast rights.

Chris Barrett 12:06 AM   NRL chief executive Dave Smith has given the first indication of his plans to seal a record broadcast deal, outlining how State of Origin and other assets may be offered separately to television networks in a bid to pump up the code's total return.

League HQ

Heat on Roos to avoid Kiwi hat-trick

Kiwi challenge: Cameron Smith is tackled during the Four Nations match against New Zealand in October.

Phil Lutton 11:59 PM   Australian captain Cameron Smith says the one-off Anzac Test has taken on added urgency as the Kangaroos try to avoid losing a hat-trick of matches against New Zealand for the first time in 63 years, potentially handing over the world top ranking in the process.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak out of Anzac Test

Out of the Anzac Test: Penrith's Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

David Long 10:38 PM   Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has decided against fighting the dangerous throw charge for his hit on Wade Graham on Sunday and is out of the Anzac Test.

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Rugby Heaven

Foley to show his golden boot has not lost its polish

Not too concerned: Bernard Foley is confident of regaining his form with the boot.

Rupert Guinness 6:35 PM   Bernard Foley on his kicking against the Rebels: "It was disappointing to let the team down there".

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Cricket

Cook's form ominous for Ashes

Michael Vaughan.

Michael Vaughan 11:57 PM   It is no coincidence that England's return to some sort of form has coincided with that of their captain, writes Michael Vaughan.

Rebel league would be tempting, says FICA boss

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett 8:48 PM   The head of world cricket's players union believes governing bodies should be "on their toes" about a potential raid on their players by a rebel organisation despite the Indian conglomerate behind plans for a rival league having a poor record in cricket administration.

AFL

Gale won't talk about Hardwick's contract

Damien Hardwick is coaching his sixth season at Richmond and appeared shattered during his frank assessment of the Friday night performance.

Caroline Wilson 10:33 PM   Richmond chief Brendon Gale has refused to elaborate on coach Damien Hardwick's contractual status after the club's dismal start to 2015 which sees the Tigers at break-even after the round four loss to Melbourne.

More than the 'Mick factor' in play for match against the Pies, say Blues

Bryce Gibbs says the Blues have more than Mick Malthouse to concern themselves with.

Jon Pierik 11:37 PM   While this week will be a celebration of coach Mick Malthouse's career, Carlton knows they have more than one incentive to defeat arch-rival Collingwood on Friday night.

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Soccer

'10 years without a title is boring'

Success again: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law 11:55 PM   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 EPL players' player award

Hazard in action against Arsenal.

10:37 PM   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

Golden Oldies share tribute race

The Kevin Sweeney Career Tribute F&M benchmark 55 Handicap 1200m race at Queanbeyan Racecourse. 
John Kissick riding By Virtue celebrates the victory.

David Polkinghorne 9:59 PM   Golden Slipper winner Frank Cleary was just starting out as a trainer when Kevin Sweeney was an apprentice jockey, which made By Virtue's win in the Kevin Sweeney Career Tribute (1200 metres) all the more special.

No hair, no worries as Kyrgios becomes alopecia ambassador

Christos Kyrgios has become an ambassador for Alopecia Australia, a condition where a person loses all of their body hair. Christos Kyrgios with Caitlin O'Hehir, 10,  who also has the condition.

Chris Dutton 8:59 PM   Christos Kyrgios still remembers the day a woman ripped off his hat to make fun of his bald head.

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Horse Racing

Golden Oldies share tribute race

The Kevin Sweeney Career Tribute F&M benchmark 55 Handicap 1200m race at Queanbeyan Racecourse. 
John Kissick riding By Virtue celebrates the victory.

David Polkinghorne 9:59 PM   Golden Slipper winner Frank Cleary was just starting out as a trainer when Kevin Sweeney was an apprentice jockey, which made By Virtue's win in the Kevin Sweeney Career Tribute (1200 metres) all the more special.

Beasley admits he delayed return because of anger with Singapore

 
Right attitude: Jockey Danny Beasley returns with a focus on success in Sydney.

Adam Pengilly 6:09 PM   Danny Beasley didn't expect his Singapore licence to be revoked in December. And the jockey admitted he intentionally delayed his return to Australian racing until this week because of an "aggressive" mindset.

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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.