Cut NFL player eyes opportunity with Brumbies

Chris Wilson 2:51 PM   Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne in chancing his arm in gridiron's elite level, now a cut NFL player is on his way to Canberra to try and break into rugby union with the ACT Brumbies.

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T-Day for Brumbies as Kuridrani tested

Tevita Kuridrani during training at Brumbies HQ on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 10:09 PM   Wallabies centre will give the ACT Brumbies a much-needed selection boost ahead of their  massive Anzac clash against the Otago Highlanders - if he gets through training today.

Giants aim for 10,000 Canberra members

The GWS Giants are aiming to secure 10,000 Canberra members.

David Polkinghorne 10:07 PM   Greater Western Sydney has set the ambitious goal of having 10,000 Canberra-based members by 2018, which would put the AFL club on a par with the Raiders and Brumbies.

Stuart says team ''needs to cop medicine''

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart watches on during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval on April 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth 8:07 AM   Ricky Stuart has urged his players to avoid getting too swept up in the euphoria of their fightback against Wests, adamant they will focus on fixing the errors that  forced them to come from behind.

Tilse anoints young bulls as worthy successors

Raiders Blake Austin and Dane Tilse of the Raiders celebrate beating the Tigers on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 9:54 PM   He has flown to England for a fresh start, but departed Canberra Raiders veteran Dane Tilse believes he's timed his exit perfectly with young props Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd ready to take off. 

ASADA will not appeal

ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt.

While Australia's anti-doping body has opted not to appeal the "Essendon 34" case, former World Anti-Doping Agency president warned there have been "a number of times" when the world body has still sought a prosecution.

Sharks reign against Rabbitohs in the wet

Chris Heighington

Michael Carayannis 3:57 AM   NRL match almost called off because of conditions, but the Sharks manage to get up 18-10 at Cronulla.

Foran won't renege on Parramatta deal

Kieran Foran of the Sea Eagles will move to the Eels.

Michael Chammas 10:51 PM   While Daly Cherry-Evans tried to end speculation about a potential backflip on his Titans deal, Kieran Foran ensured Eels fans he won't be having a change of heart.

New AA head coach positive for Canberra

Tim Parravicini and coach, Craig Hilliard.
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Lee Gaskin 8:12 PM   If Canberra's good enough for Jamie Oliver, then it's good enough for Australia's elite athletes.

Buchanan wins BMX gold in Manchester

Caroline Buchanan on the podium.

9:50 PM   Australian Caroline Buchanan has made a cracking start to the international BMX season, winning the first round of the BMX Supercross World Cup series in Manchester.

FFA says Sage responsible for Glory breaches

Lack of awareness: Perth Glory owner Tony Sage.

Dominic Bossi 10:12 PM   Perth Glory chairman will not be exonerated from the salary cap scandal after Football Federation of Australia ruled his club was guilty of a "complete breakdown in proper corporate governance".

League HQ

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League: NRL round 8

Signing priority: Sharks skipper Paul Gallen charges into the Newcastle defence.

Chris Boulous 5:44 PM   Join League HQ's Chris Boulous for all the round eight NRL teams, rugby league news and best buys in Ultimate League.

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Why Watene-Zelezniak spent the day slapping himself in the face

 Panthers player Dallin Watene-Zelezniak with his mother, Kara Shelley at their Mormon church, Minchinbury Church of Jesus Christ. Dallin is still a teenager but has to decided whether to give up the game for two years to go on his missionary or continue playing in the NRL. Photo: Peter Rae Thursday 11 September 2014.

Michael Chammas 5:25 PM   This Sunday's Test team announcement is a timely reminder of the day Dallin Watene-Zelezniak spent the day slapping himself in the face.

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Rugby Heaven

Rebels to 'wash their face' within next five years

Rebels on the rise: Sefanaia Naivalu of the Rebels is congratulated after scoring a try during against the Brumbies last weekend.

Georgina Robinson 6:16 PM   Rebels boss Peter Leahy reveals how Australia's youngest Super Rugby club will wean itself the ARU teat and why those calling for the Rebels and Force to be cut adrift are wrong.

Pulver dashes Foley's sevens dream

Flexible contract: Bernard Foley.

Darren Walton 6:07 PM   ARU boss Bill Pulver has all but scuppered Bernard Foley's audacious bid to represent Australia at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Pakistan confirms Zimbabwe will tour in May

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan.

5:29 PM   Zimbabwe will become the first Test team to visit Pakistan in six years.

Pietersen 'flattered' by Waugh blast

Flattered: Kevin Pietersen.

9:36 AM   Kevin Pietersen has admitted to being "flattered" at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall.

AFL

Suns confirm Ablett has re-signed

Re-signed: Gary Ablett.

9:44 AM   Gold Coast have re-signed Gary Ablett to a three-year contract extension, keeping the dual Brownlow medallist at the club until the end of the 2018 AFL season.

Templeton: 'I've been disconnected from AFL'

Brownlow Medallist Kelvin Templeton in his St Kilda Road apartment

Peter Hanlon 8:55 PM   AFL Kelvin Templeton won a Brownlow and two Coleman Medals, but life since has taken him a long way beyond the boundary line.

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Soccer

FFA confident of finals deal, just not this year

FFA CEO David Gallop

Michael Lynch 6:31 PM   There might not yet be any agreement over a venue for this year's A-League Grand Final if it is to be staged in Melbourne.

One in five former A-League players experience mental health problems after retirement

A cautionary tale: Former A-League player Dez Giraldi retired following battles with anxiety.

Dominic Bossi 6:09 PM   The day before a big game, he thought he was having a heart attack. What nobody told former Adelaide and Sydney FC player Dez Gerald was that he was suffering from anxiety.

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ACT Sport

Belconnen have two more AFL draftees, this time women

Elise O'Dea representing the Western Bulldogs in 2013. This year she will play with Melbourne Demons.

2:19 PM   Belconnen Magpies can boast two more AFL draftees, but this time they're women.

Golf

Brown building momentum on Canberra Pro-Am circuit

Anthony Brown will be playing in the Queanbeyan Pro-Am on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 10:10 PM   Reigning NSW Open champion Anthony Brown says the strength of fields in the Canberra leg of the Australian Pro-Am circuit are as strong as any state championship.

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Horse Racing

Half a century later, Tapp gets to the post

JOHN TAPP.

Chris Roots 6:30 PM   The voice of racing, John Tapp, has announced he will finish his full-time media career in June after 50 years.

Stewards probe discovery of battery

Stewards are investigating the discovery of a battery at Mornington racecourse.

Patrick Bartley 5:50 PM   A Mornington trainer is under investigation after the discovery of a battery at the racecourse on Monday.

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Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

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

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.

Belconnen FC vs Canberra FC

Canberra FC nearly blew a three-goal lead against Belconnen.

Canberra Hockey: United vs UC

United take on UC at the Lyneham Hockey Fields.

Geelong opens account with narrow win

Injury-ravaged Geelong hang on for a nine-point win over Suns.

'We were lucky with keeper's mistake'

Arsenal have booked their place in their second straight FA Cup final.

Rebels upset Brumbies

Horrid conditions kill off any hopes of running rugby as the Rebels shock the Brumbies in Canberra.

Brumbies vs Rebels

The ACT Brumbies take on the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round 10 of the Super Rugby.

Easts vs Uni-Norths

Easts and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup at GIO Stadium.