Late slump consigns Capitals to home loss

An undermanned and undersized Canberra Capitals' were overrun by Dandenong Rangers last night.

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Live: Wallabies v Wales

Poor showing: Bernard Foley is struggling to make the No.10 jersey his own.

Chris Dutton   Follow full live coverage of the crunch clash between the Wallabies and Wales which will determine top spot in Pool A.

Larkham delays decision until after Cup

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gives instructions during the warm up ahead of the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Brumbies at nib Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 7:19 PM   World Cup-winner Stephen Larkham will wait until next year to decide if he can commit to Michael Cheika's Wallabies program as he continues to juggle his Super Rugby coaching job.

May the best two teams make the NRC decider

A dejected Vikings team after another converted Brisbane try.

David Polkinghorne 8:29 PM   Who does Brisbane City coach Nick Stiles want to face in the NRC grand final?

Top drivers left with mountain to climb

Mark Winterbottom missed the top 10 shootout.

Mark Fogarty 8:56 PM   V8 Supercars championship rivals Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes have a fight on their hands in Sunday's Bathurst 1000 – and not just against each other.

Kyrgios cops code violation at Japan Open

Nick Kyrgios takes a breather during the quarter final against Benoit Paire.

Larissa Nicholson 2:10 PM   Nick Kyrgios was in trouble again at the Japan Open, where officials issued him with a a code violation for hitting a ball into the roof of the indoor stadium.

Permanent grass courts option for Canberra

Tennis Australia turf consultant Shayne Ried  checks out some grass.

Jon Tuxworth 8:28 PM   Grasscourt expert Shayne Ried believes the merits of building permanent grass courts would justify the cost as Tennis ACT ramps up its bid to host Davis Cup.

Levier has need for speed on golf course

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Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   Troy Levier started running between shots because he "got bored" while playing golf on his own.

Jamie Soward shopped to rival clubs

On the way out: Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Jamie Soward has been shopped to rival clubs in a move that clouds his future at Penrith.

Closing gap offers a glimpse into the future

Matt Burke / Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke 5:18 PM   Hello and welcome to 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals where the feelgood story of the tournament is the host nation.

League HQ

Magic, mayhem on Thurston's night

Danny Weidler dinkus Dinkus

Danny Weidler 10:28 PM   To say the dying minutes of Sunday's NRL grand final were chaotic doesn't do it justice.

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Hybrid rugby game a long time coming

Part of the brains trust: Mark Ella playing for Randwick in 1984.

Roy Masters 8:11 PM   William Webb Ellis is known as the schoolboy who invented a game, rather than the other way round.


Rugby Heaven

Hoiles keen to sit back and watch

Historic: Stephen Hoiles likes the hybrid idea.

Daniel Lane 1:54 AM   Former Wallaby forward Steve Hoiles described Sunday's historic hybrid game between the tradition-steeped Randwick rugby team and the Western Suburbs Magpies league side as something supporters from both codes have craved.

Wallabies stars close in on 12-month seasons

Stretched: Israel Folau at training this week.

Chris Dutton 8:22 PM   Israel Folau and Bernard Foley face the prospect of almost two years of non-stop rugby and will walk the fine line between burnout and maximising their earning potential when they juggle Wallabies, Super Rugby and Japanese duties at the same time.



Lee warns against lumbering Starc with heavy title

Director Anupam Sharma and Brett Lee who stars in <i>Unindian</i> at Govindas Restaurant in Sydney.

Daniel Lane 11:58 PM   Former Australian pace bowler turned movie matinee idol Brett Lee warned against burdening Mitchell Starc with the label as the nation's No.1 bowler.

Marsh aims to add extra edge to Breakers

"Playing in Australia is something I've wanted to do for quite a number of years": Laura Marsh.

Daniel Lane 7:50 PM   Just as India's master batsman Sachin Tendulkar created history in 1992 by becoming the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire, England's off-spinner Laura Marsh has broken new ground as the first overseas player to represent the NSW Breakers.


Suckling moves to Bulldogs on three-year deal

Matt Suckling celebrates a goal during the grand final.

Larissa Nicholson 11:04 PM   Hawthorn grand final substitute Matt Suckling is to join the Western Bulldogs on a three-year deal, it was announced at the Hawks' best and fairest count on Saturday night.

Rebuilding Cats an unknown quantity, says Ling

Patrick Dangerfield will boost Geelong's chances in 2016.

Jon Pierik 6:47 PM   As Geelong plots a revamp of their playing list, premiership skipper Cameron Ling admits they shape as one of the more uncertain yet intriguing teams of 2016.



Rusty Sky Blues share spoils with City

No way through: Seb Ryall takes on the Melbourne City defence.

Sebastian Hassett 12:02 AM   When two sides with grandiose expectations go head-to-head, it's always worth tuning in for.

Ferreira brace downs gutsy Glory

Happy hunting ground: Fabio Ferreira.

11:57 PM   Central Coast have delivered on their intent to entertain with a 3-2 opening-round win A-League home win over Perth.


ACT Sport

Higgs proves slippery in the wet

Tuggeranong batsman Amit Sharma provided some starch to Tuggies top-order.
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Date: 10 October 2015

David Polkinghorne 10:35 PM   All the action from the first round of Canberra criket's 50-over competition.

ACT Meteors fall to Queensland in Brisbane

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu impressed for the Meteors in their loss.

Jon Tuxworth 6:56 PM   The ACT Meteors fell to a 10-run loss to Queensland in their WNCL opener on Saturday.


Horse Racing

Caulfield Guineas: Press Statement never headed on way to victory

Hugh Bowman riding Press Statement

Andrew Garvey 10:42 PM   It was group 1 win number 53 for Chris Waller after Press Statement made his own statement after leading all the way from the outside gate to take out the $1 million Caulfield Guineas.

World-class form paves way for Criterion

Oh yeah: Michael Walker show his delight at Criterion’s Caulfield Stakes win

Chris Roots 8:51 PM   David Hayes has seen the best in the world, Golden Horn, and knew Criterion was back in grade in Saturday's Caulfield Stakes – but he still managed a little jig when he won.


2015 Bathurst 1000

The Great Race is on again.

Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.