Canberra's triple sporting treat as codes combine

Chris Dutton 8:57 PM   Canberra's codes are set to unite for a "triple whammy" of events next year.


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Brumbies to launch new blue jersey

Sneak peak of the ACT Brumbies' 2016 Super Rugby jersey.

Chris Dutton 8:21 PM   The ACT Brumbies are set to break from tradition with the club to unveil a revamped playing strip to "represent a new era" as they chase Super Rugby glory.

Lomu only played at 80 per cent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

2:27 PM   Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.

Life's no beach for Raiders at Batemans Bay

The Canberra Raiders went on a pre-season camp trip to Bateman's Bay. Edrick Lee Josh Papalii Jarrad Kennedy

Chris Dutton 9:10 PM   There was plenty of sand and surf, but the Canberra Raiders' beach retreat was anything but a summer holiday as the players were put through a gruelling NRL pre-season camp at Batemans Bay.

Scott takes aim at NRL over player burnout

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Scott of the Cowboys speaks to the media during the official 2015 NRL Grand Final press conference at The Star Room on October 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

James MacSmith 2:00 PM   North Queensland star Matt Scott has slammed the NRL's approach to player welfare, claiming it is not taking the issue of player burnout seriously.

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Haddin backs pink-ball Test and Nevill 

"Everything I have done over the last couple of months is making sure I am up for this series and if I wasn't getting better I would have retired": Brad Haddin.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Former Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin has declared day-night Test matches "a massive success", adding his replacement Peter Nevill now "feels at home" as the team's wicket-keeper.

Insider says DRS call was a debacle

Harsh call: Kane Williamson makes the catch, while Ross Taylor appeals, believing they had claimed the wicket of Nathan Lyon.

Andrew Wu 9:05 PM   The handling of the controversial decision review system call which spared Nathan Lyon has been labelled a "cluster f---".

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Starc facing two lengthy stints on sidelines

Hobbled: Mitchell Starc limps after a delivery.

Andrew Wu   Mitchell Starc says he will not use his enforced layoff to have surgery to repair his chronic ankle injury.

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Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's  knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.

Matildas move eyes from pay to Rio

Alen Stajcic has his eyes on Rio.

Daniel Cherny 2:27 PM   At last free from the clutches of the contract dispute that hogged headlines surrounding his team, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says his team's eyes are focused squarely on a berth at next year's Rio Olympics.

World reacts to Kobe's retirement

Bowing out: Kobe Bryant.

Kristen Tsiamis 2:07 PM   Basketball legend Kobe Bryant announced on Sunday on the Players' Tribune website at the end of the 2015/16 season, saying "this season is all I have left to give".

League HQ

Farah set to stay at Tigers: reports

Set to be a one-club man: Robbie Farah at Wests Tigers training with coach Jason Taylor.

6:52 AM   The Robbie Farah saga is set to be over in the next 48 hours, with the Tigers reportedly set to announce the star hooker will remain at the club until the end of 2017.

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NRL teams to be penalised for time wasting at drop-outs and scrums

Spotlight on scrums: David Shillington, Shaun Fenson, Paul Vaughan, Jarrad Kennedy and Glen Buttriss of the Raiders line up against the Penrith Panthers in Canberra in May.

Brad Walter 6:52 PM   Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum

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Rugby Heaven

Reece Robinson to lean on fellow Waratahs code-hopper Israel Folau in Super Rugby

Code switch: former Parramatta flyer Reece Robinson will be at the Waratahs next year.

James MacSmith 6:21 PM   Reece Robinson plans to pick the mind of his new NSW Waratahs teammate Israel Folau as he bids to make a successful conversion from the NRL to Super Rugby.



Coulter-Nile added to Test squad

In the squad: Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Jesse Hogan 10:43 AM   Australian selectors' desire for bowlers fast enough to rattle opposition players has been reflected in their decision to select uncapped Nathan Coulter-Nile in their squad for next week's series-opening Test against the West Indies, with fellow paceman Scott Boland chosen as a standby player.

England get super over win v Pakistan

England players pose with the trophy after their win.

9:05 AM   England captain Eoin Morgan hit the winning run as the tourists secured their first T20 whitewash with a thrilling super-over win against Pakistan in the third match of the series in Sharjah on Monday.


Essendon will admit breaches of OH&S law

The Bombers

Tammy Mills   Essendon Football Club has admitted it failed to provide a safe workplace during the supplements program.

Roos extend Scott's contract

Roos coach Brad Scott.

Daniel Cherny 1:01 PM   Consecutive prelim appearances enough to earn Brad Scott a two-year extension, but he says the club remains "bitterly disappointed" by the way its 2015 ended.



Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar up for Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo.

11:05 AM   Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world's best soccer player after being shortlisted along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Van Gaal plays down Rooney injury

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

10:07 AM   Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has moved to calm fears that captain Wayne Rooney is set for a spell on the sidelines after the striker limped out of Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Leicester City.


ACT Sport

The Canberra teenager who made Brad Haddin jealous

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton 5:10 PM   Brad Haddin won a World Cup, scored 23 first class centuries and played 66 Tests. But he couldn't do what Owen has done.

Familar foes square off for one-day title

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Harry Medhurst scored 77 from 60 balls in Sunday's semi-final against Wests/UC at Jamison Oval.

Lee Gaskin   Weston Creek Molonglo will be aiming for revenge in the Gallop Cup final after setting up a rematch of their thrilling Twenty20 decider.


Horse Racing

New guilty pleas from vet at centre of cobalt charges

Trainer Danny O'Brien leaving an earlier hearing.

Patrick Bartley 9:44 PM   The case against trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien took another twist on Monday when one of the main players in the scandal changed his plea.

Gosford no longer viable as a training centre

Gosford champ: Jockey Nathan Thomas rides Mighty Lucky to win the Sky Thoroughbred Central Festival Stakes at Rosehill.

Chris Roots 3:38 PM   Gosford Race Club is set to cease training on its racecourse at the end of 2016 because of outdated facilities, which make it financially unsustainable continue preparation of horses at the Central Coast track.


Thousands pay tribute to Jonah Lomu

Family, friends and fans crowd Auckland's Eden Park stadium.

Smith: day-night Test 'a great spectacle'

Steve Smith says the first-ever day-night Test was a success.

 Bryant announces retirement from NBA

Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at end of NBA season.

Costa benched in Spurs stalemate

Tottenham and Chelsea play out a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Rosberg secures victory in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg completes a hat-trick of formula one victories.

Thrilling finish as aussies win series

Shaun Marsh sets up a historic day-night victory for Australia.

ABL: Cavalry puts    the bite on Adelaide

The Cavs' offence again came up trumps as Canberra went to 16-8.

Gallop Cup semis: Wests-UC v Weston Ck

Wests-UC and Weston Creek clash at Jamison Oval.

W-League: Canberra United v  Wanderers

Canberra United put four past Western Sydney in a 4-1 win.