Spieth piles pressure on Jones before final round

Adam Pengilly 6:20 PM   World No.1 Jordan Spieth holed a spectacular eagle on his second last hole of Saturday's third round, throwing down the gauntlet to the Australian Open's long-time leader Matt Jones.

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Dean in doubt for Big Bash

Jono Dean plays a shot on the on side against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 8:17 PM   ACT Comets star Jono Dean will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of a finger injury that could put him in doubt for the start of the Big Bash League.


United back depth to cover Matildas stars

Canberra United defender Ellie Brush (left) challenges Sydney FC's Leena Khamis for the ball in last week's W-League game in Sydney.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra United defender Ellie Brush says the defending W-League champions can hold down the fort and secure a valuable three points without their trio of Matildas stars.


Velocity women confirm spot in ATL finals

Canberra Velocity's Alison Bai won her singles match against the Sunshine Coast Breakers on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   The Canberra Velocity women's team has confirmed its spot in the Asia Pacific Tennis League conference finals after back to back wins in Sydney.

Rugby union

New generation Lomax ready to break free

Brumbies giant Tyrel Lomax lifts up Lachlan, 7, and Nicolas, 8, at the Budding Brumbies school clinics.

Chris Dutton 8:28 PM   He's a gentle giant with rugby-league mongrel in his blood, but the ACT Brumbies have a plan to turn Tyrel Lomax into a Super Rugby monster.


Cavalry chip in for Loveless bachelor party

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.


Olympic Games near miss inspires boxer

Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint ready for his fight on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin   One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.

Rugby league

Ferguson to get 'warm' welcome from ACT

Former Raider Blake Ferguson will return to Canberra for the first time in round two.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders captain Jarrod Croker expects former star Blake Ferguson to cop a warm welcome from the Canberra faithful in his first game back in the national capital since being sacked by the club.

League HQ

Rooster recruit is a man on a mission

Second chance: Roosters recruit Paki Afu.

Adrian Proszenko 8:36 PM   Two unlikely encounters changed Paki Afu's life. The most recent was at a church conference. Afu went into it single. Three weeks later, he was engaged.

With NRL TV deal signed, sealed and delivered the next battle is the division of the spoils

Roy Masters

Roy Masters   This rich result for rugby league demonstrates that television - both free-to-air and pay - needs the game.

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Rugby Heaven

From sprinting to rugby for Melbourne athlete

Ellia Green turned her back on sprinting to take up rugby.

Larissa Nicholson 2:51 PM   The only Melburnian in the Australian women's rugby sevens squad could have gone down a very different path.

Carter sought Paris safety assurance

Better safe than sorry: Dan Carter

9:57 AM   All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought assurances about the safety of he and his family before arriving in Paris to begin a three-year stint in French club rugby.



Live: Third Test day two

The sun sets behind the Adelaide Oval during day one.

Rohan Connolly 9:26 PM   Follow all the action live with our interactive blog.

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Marsh boys under pump after woeful collapse

Gone: Doug Bracewell celebrates dismissing Mitch Marsh.

Andrew Wu 8:46 PM   Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh's positions in Australia's top six are under increasing scrutiny after a disastrous collapse.


Charter for a life after footy

Former AFL players Robbie Hicks and Daniel Harris .

Daniel Cherny 7:22 PM   While Robbie Hicks was enrolled in a business course at university, his mind was understandably stationed on football. In addition to his responsibilities with Richmond, Hicks also had to train at Coburg, the club's VFL affiliate.

A Tigerland 'bromance' reignited

Kane Lambert is reunited with childhood mate Adam Marcon at Richmond.

Brent Diamond 1:18 PM   The story of new Richmond rookie Adam Marcon and first-year Tiger Kane Lambert ending up at the same club is "not something you would even dream about", says Lambert.



Depleted Jets take heart from Roar draw

Ben Kantarovski celebrates his late equaliser.

Robert Dillon 8:57 PM   It wasn't the home-ground win they craved, but the Newcastle Jets are entitled to claim a moral victory after holding A-League leaders Brisbane to a 1-1 draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

Minister demands fair play

Campaign: Ex-Matilda Tal Karp is involved in the drive to improve women’s standing in sport.

Larissa Nicholson 8:18 PM   The MCG is a shrine to male sporting achievement, a state minister said, as she called for greater involvement from women in every aspect of sporting life.


ACT Sport


Millar wants to find form after tough week

Canberra's Matt Millar wants to find his rhythm in Sydney after slipping out of contention for the Australian Open.

Chris Dutton 8:28 PM   Canberra's Matt Millar only needed to look at his scorecard to realise a week is a long time in golf.


Eastlake aiming to learn from mistakes

Eastlake quick Michael Spaseski sends one down the wicket to Tuggeranong batsman Benji Floros last season.

Lee Gaskin   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side has learnt from the experience of falling short of the one-day and two-day finals last season.


Horse Racing

Weir, Hayes at the double as champion trainer looks to add to Cup haul

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Dwayne Dunn riding Master Zephyr wins Race 4 during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on November 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch 7:57 PM   Darren Weir has won the biggest Cup of all, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to keep on collecting pots and trophies from all over Victoria _ particularly places with which he has a special connection.

Ellerton and Zahra looking to shine through summer

Chris Symons guides Whistle Baby (right) to victory on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 7:44 PM   Everybody likes to have a runner in the spring. The races are glamorous, the crowds are big, and public interest is at its greatest.


Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.