Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Jon Tuxworth 5:29 PM   Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

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Live NRL scores

Live NRL: Stupid Saturday - Eels v Sharks, Knights v Bulldogs, Storm v Cowboys

David Sygall 3:17 PM   Follow full live coverage of all three of Saturday's NRL clashes.

Live AFL scores

AFL Express

Daniel Cherny 5:39 PM   It's the standout match of round 22. Sixth versus seventh on the ladder. They might meet again in week one of the AFL finals.

Sleepy Giants obliterate hapless Blues

A cut above: Ryan Griffen claims the ball.

Andrew Wu 4:58 PM   So long as Adam Treloar has not signed on the dotted line elsewhere, there is still hope for Greater Western Sydney in keeping him. On Saturday he showed he has not yet checked out of the club.

Ice Hockey

Brave coach blasts 'unacceptable' collapse

Canberra Brave coach Josh Unice blasted his players for giving up a 3-0 lead in Saturday's finals loss to the Newcastle North Stars.

Lee Gaskin 7:23 PM   The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.

NEAFL

Ainslie left hot and bothered by ruthless Suns

Curtis Marsden is tackled by Nick Heyne.

Brandon Palmer 7:27 PM   Ainslie's sorry end to their NEAFL season continued on Saturday with a 142-58 defeat at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

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Lee Gaskin 7:36 PM   Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Rugby Union

Vikings prove a bonus point in Eagles romp

Vikings Isaac Thompson is tackled by Eagles Ed Stubbs and Charlie Clifton.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 6:35 PM   The Canberra Vikings showed they would be a force to be reckoned with in this year's NRC.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals depth even thinner

Ann Waters, right, has reneged on her Capitals deal.

Jon Tuxworth 5:20 PM   Capitals coach Carrie Graf has admitted the shock withdrawal of key recruit Anne Wauters has made them "vulnerable".

Racing

Bensley hopes Failed Approach gets a pass

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 4:27 PM   The in-form Failed Approach has been slugged with his biggest weight yet in the feature at Moruya on Sunday.

League HQ

Smith lashes out at Hopoate's critics

Concentrating on footy: Will Hopoate.

Daniel Lane 8:33 PM    Player agent Tyran Smith took aim at critics of his client William Hopoate - who has commenced action in the Supreme Court against his club as the result of a contract issue - for accusing him of not giving his all for Parramatta.

Gritty Canterbury hold off Knights

Finals doubts:  Canterbury's Trent Hodkinson left the field with an arm injury in the 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights.

Robert Dillon 8:20 PM   An injury to Trent Hodkinson overshadowed Canterbury's gritty 20-18 win against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.

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Rugby Heaven

Rising lose to Brisbane but look to future

Generic rugby union.

Roy Ward 8:01 PM   Melbourne Rising lost to Brisbane City 45-21 in the National Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Douglas still keen to play overseas in future

Uncertain future: Kane Douglas is still keen to play rugby overseas in future.

Daniel Lane 5:32 PM   Despite the drama involved in breaking his three-year contract with Irish club Leinster after his debut season was crippled by a back injury and terrible bouts of homesickness, Wallabies World Cup-bound backrower Kane Douglas said he hadn't ruled out playing overseas again.

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Cricket

Ashes win another endorsement of Lanning's elevation

Plenty to shout about: Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning.

Jesse Hogan 7:57 PM   The Southern Stars' triumph in the women's Ashes series was another endorsement for Cricket Australia expediting Meg Lanning's rise to the captaincy.

Ashes-winning bowler Farrell pleads for interview with Karl Stefanovic

HOVE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28:  Rene Farrell of Australia celebrates after getting the wicket of Lydia Greenway of England to win the Ashes during the 2nd NatWest T20 of the Women's Ashes Series between England and Australia Women at BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground on August 28, 2015 in Hove, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan 12:04 PM   Rene Farrell just helped her team win the Ashes. Now, she's eyeing another life goal: to be interviewed by Australian TV breakfast-show host Karl Stefanovic.

AFL

Essendon to hold members forum

Paul Little: Staying on board.

Daniel Cherny   Essendon will open the floor to their members to pose questions to club leaders following yet another turbulent year for the Dons.

Scott asks if players tried their best

Here's one for you... Steve Johnson of the Cats (right) lands a punch on Nathan Brown of the Magpies.

Larissa Nicholson 1:20 AM   Geelong coach Chris Scott says he would be devastated if his players had not put in their best effort as their last shot at playing finals slipped away.

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Soccer

Manchester City closing in on bumper deal for Kevin De Bruyne

Wolfburg's Kevin De Bruyne

2:56 PM   Kevin De Bruyne moved a step closer to completing a £55million transfer to Manchester City last night after being omitted from the Wolfsburg team for the Bundesliga clash against Schalke.

Jedinak upbeat about Socceroos' future

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak.

Michael Lynch   For Mile Jedinak, the injured Socceroos skipper, 2015 has been a mixed bag, bringing the best of times and, if not quite the worst of times, then periods he might prefer to forget.

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ACT Sport

Canberra FC aim for grand final retribution

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin 8:17 PM   Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

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Horse Racing

Trainer Peter Moody grabs early double at Caulfield

Abidewithme (left), Patrick Moloney up, wins the Cape Grim Beef Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey 8:11 PM   Peter Moody might not have been talking to the media at Caulfield but his horses were in fine form, giving the Caulfield trainer an early double with Abidewithme ($4.8) in the Cape Grim Plate and Gold Symphony ($9) in the G3 HDF McNeil Stakes.

Boban powers to narrow win in Memsie Stakes

Purple patch: Boban charges along the rails to beat Entirely Platinum and Stratum Star.

Andrew Garvey 8:07 PM   It might have been a cold and miserable winter day but in the first group one race of the ‘spring’, Sydney galloper Boban again showed his class, to score a last stride victory in the G1 Memsie Stakes in what was his fifth group one win.

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Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.