Stuart fumes as Raiders face big fine

Jon Tuxworth 11:27 PM   The Canberra Raiders face a big fine from the NRL after coach Ricky Stuart abruptly halted his post-game press conference after just 25 seconds after Saturday's 24-12 loss to Brisbane.

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Kyrgios and Kokkinakis out of French Open

Outgunned: Thanasi Kokkinakis plays a shot against Novak Djokovic.

Darren Walton 10:53 PM   Australia's French Open challenge is over and Nick Kyrgios's Wimbledon preparations up in the air after a day of disappointment and despair in Paris.

Cowboys score last-ditch try to deny Manly 

Tough going: Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein is tackled by Manly forward Justin Horo.

Josh Alston 9:36 PM   North Queensland have made it nine wins on the trot with a last-gasp triumph over the struggling Sea Eagles in Townsville.

Gungahlin Bulls rout Belconnen United 60-4

Sport.  Team ready for the upcoming 2015 TTM Canberra Raiders Cup.  from left, Glen Baker Queanbeyan Kangaroos, Jordan Martin Woden Rams, Michael Brophy Tuggeranong Bushrangers, Mark Herbert Queanbeyan Blues, Simon McGuinness Goulburn Workers Bulldogs, Tim Sloman West Belconnen Warriors, Mitchell Shaw Belconnen United Scholars and James Ulrick Gungahlin Bulls.  9 April 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth 5:44 PM   The Gungahlin Bulls continue to prove they are the big improvers in this year's Canberra Raiders Cup.

He Kane, he scored, and Spurs conquered...

In control: Tottenha star Harry Kane taking on Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium.

Michael Lynch 10:19 PM   He's the man who has taken the Premier League by storm this season, the striker most  of the 70,000 fans who turned up at Stadium Australia on Saturday night were keenest to see.

Blatter's win might be beginning of the end 

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch 3:39 PM   Turkeys rarely vote for Christmas, so it's hardly surprising that Sepp Blatter managed to win the FIFA election.

Carter's season over, but Cup still a chance

Sam Carter suffered a serious knee injury on Friday night.

David Polkinghorne 7:00 PM    Wallabies lock Sam Carter's Super Rugby season is over, but his World Cup dream is still alive.

Speight can fire at World Cup: Larkham

Brumbies winger Henry Speight scored two tries on the night, to give the side a narrow win.

David Polkinghorne 6:41 PM   Stephen Larkham expects Henry Speight's form to have an impact on the Wallabies' World Cup campaign.

Vikings withstand late Queanbeyan surge

Tuggeranong Vikings outside back Nigel Ah Wong flick-passes to a teammate in his side's 29-24 win against the Queanbeyan Whites at Campese Oval on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 8:34 PM   Tuggeranong Vikings defied a late surge from Queanbeyan to hang on for a five-point victory on Saturday.

For too many, it's a case of 'don't think, boo'

Jake Niall

Jake Niall 6:21 PM   Adam Goodes didn't punch anyone. He didn't slide in to an opponent with his knees up.

Brave too hot for Ice in spiteful encounter

Canberra Brave import Stephen Blunden.

Lee Gaskin 8:37 PM   Brave captain Mark Rummukainen said his team would maintain its hard-nosed approach after downing Melbourne Ice.

League HQ

Trent Barrett poised to take over as Manly coach from Geoff Toovey

In Manly's sights: Trent Barrett.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Trent Barrett could be coaching Manly within a fortnight in a move that would end Geoff Toovey's lifelong association with the club.


Rugby Heaven

Cooper sparks Reds to big win over Force

Taking aim: Quade Cooper lines up a penalty for the Reds.

9:54 PM   Quade Cooper returned to almost single-handedly guide the Queensland Reds to a 32-10 Super Rugby win over the Western Force in Perth, pressing some World Cup claims in the process

Highlanders down Chiefs in comprehensive fashion

Contact: Ben Smith just gets his pass away for the Highlanders before Chiefs opponent Hosea Gear wraps him up.

9:51 PM   The Highlanders have comprehensively outplayed the Chiefs, scoring four tries to nil, including a superb effort from winger Waisake Naholo, on the way to a 36-9 Super Rugby victory in Invercargill.



Darren Berry seeking coaching return with Sydney Sixers

Darren Berry.

Jesse Hogan 7:00 PM   Darren Berry says "unfulfilled business and a passion to coach at the highest level" are the reasons why he is seeking to make an immediate return to coaching, at the helm of Sydney Sixers.

Waugh says England-bound Bayliss should help pick NSW coach

Pedigree: Trevor Bayliss took Sri Lanka to a World Cup final in 2011.

Daniel Lane and Jesse Hogan 1:04 PM    Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh said the NSW hierarchy would be well advised to talk to the outgoing Trevor Bayliss about who he believed is the best credentialed person to replace him as the state team's head coach.


Hands off coaches, says Simpson

Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Brad Elborough 8:47 PM   West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says he would support any change to AFL rules that would stop rival clubs from head-hunting coaches, including assistants, in season.

Griffen was nervous about facing Dogs: coach

GWS coach Leon Cameron with his players during a break.

Peter Hanlon 11:21 PM   GWS coach Leon Cameron admitted Ryan Griffen had been nervous about facing his old side for the first time, but would not blame Griffen's meek performance in the much-anticipated rendezvous for the way the Western Bulldogs dominated his emerging team in a 45-point win on Saturday.



Blatter slams Europe's 'hate' campaign

Defiant as always: Re-elected FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures during news conference on Saturday after an extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

Tim Witcher 1:16 AM   FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders.

Sydney FC gallant but outclassed by Tottenham: Arnold

Left boot to ball: Nabil Bentaleb lets rip against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium.

Sebastian Hassett 1:07 AM   On paper, Sydney FC might have nearly clinched a draw with Tottenham Hotspur but Graham Arnold conceded the gulf in class between the two sides on Saturday night was hard to ignore.


ACT Sport

Ainslie can beat anyone: Lawless

Ainslie Jeremy Hirst makes a break.

David Polkinghorne 11:33 PM    Tricolours star confident they can contend for premiership after victory in his 150th game.

Jones on cusp of British Open berth

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones.

Jon Tuxworth 7:46 PM   Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has remained right in contention for a British Open berth.


Horse Racing

Waller marches to another record as Winx claims Queensland Oaks

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Adam Pengilly 11:33 PM   Chris Waller marched to another modern day Australian training record when Winx trounced her Queensland Oaks rivals.

The Mail: Kaepernick misses out

Lucky recipient: Savoureux (front left) made the most of Kaepernick's troubles to win at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly 11:27 PM   Kaepernick threw away any chance of running in next Saturday's Stradbroke by getting on one rein in the straight at Rosehill on Saturday.


Broncos too good for Raiders in Canberra

Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.

Raiders go down against Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos took on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Cowboys escape against Manly

North Queensland Cowboys engineer a great escape.

Inglis concussion sours Souths' win 

Head knock to Souths captain sours uninspiring 22-16 win.

Sydney FC takes on Tottenham Hotspur

Sydney FC Vs Tottenham Hotspur at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 

Tigers stun Bombers in Fletcher's 400th

Tigers prevail by 13 points over Essendon in the Dreamtime.

John I Dent Cup: Whites v Tuggeranong

Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong clash at Campese Oval.

Local AFL: Ainslie takes on Eastlake

Ainslie and Eastlake clash at Ainslie Football Ground in round 5.

Brumbies too strong for the Bulls

The ACT beat the Pretoria Bulls to keep their finals hopes alive.

Eels edge thrilling Battle of the West

Penrith and Parramatta shared eight tries evenly.