Brumbies' win costly as Carter suffers knee injury

David Polkinghorne 8:48 AM    A Henry Speight brace has kept the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes alive - but it could come at a cost.

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Pocock is the Wallabies' secret weapon

Lewis Moody pictured with the Webb Ellis trophy in London.

Georgina Robinson 10:00 PM   England's three-time World Cup veteran Lewis "Mad Dog" Moody believes David Pocock is the one to upset the apple cart in the Wallabies' pool of death later this year.

Whites skipper sees red before grudge match

Queanbeyan Whites captain Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton 5:09 PM   Queanbeyan captain Dan Penca has his sights set on toppling four-time defending premiers Tuggeranong.

Ikin hopes Raiders fans show Milford respect

Anthony Milford celebrates a try playing with former Raiders teammates Josh Papalii and Jarrod Croker last year.

Jon Tuxworth 9:00 PM   Ben Ikin says jeering Anthony Milford in his return to Canberra would be "like booing Santa Claus".

Queanbeyan eyes City-Country clash

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Jon Tuxworth 9:00 PM   Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is adamant more planned upgrades to Seiffert Oval will give them scope to bid for City-Country hosting rights.

Panthers lose Moylan and the match

Going nowhere: Chris Sandow and Ryan Morgan of the Eels tackle Waqa Blake of the Panthers.

Just when it seemed like Penrith's injury-plagued season couldn't get any worse, the Panthers were dealt a blow of monumental proportions by losing fullback Matt Moylan for up to two months.

Ram Raider Pangai calls for discipline

Kilu Pangai in action for the Woden Valley Rams.

Matthew Elder 5:43 PM   Prop Kilu Pangai says Woden Valley must maintain discipline if they are to establish themselves as a finals contender.

Canberra soccer gets $6.7 million boost

Heather Reid, Shane Rattenbury and Melrose High School principal Simon Vaughan at the announcement of a $6.7 million soccer facility.

Lee Gaskin 12:00 AM   Soccer on the southside of Canberra has been given a major boost, with the ACT Government committing $6.7 million towards a new facility at Melrose.

Goodes celebration centre of debate 

Flashpoint: Goodes directs his celebration towards Carlton fans.

David Sygall 1:53 AM   Adam Goodes unleashes emotional and startling war-dance-style goal celebration in the Swans' 10-goal win over Carlton at the SCG

Canberra teams will struggle to win NEAFL

Belconnen captain Lexie Bennett will play his 200th first grade game on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne 11:37 PM   Captain Lexie Bennett will become just the sixth Belconnen player to reach 200 senior games on Saturday.

Capitals endorse keeping WNBL in summer

Bibby in action against Adelaide last season.

Jon Tuxworth 5:07 PM   The Canberra Capitals have endorsed the WNBL's decision to reject a call to move the league to winter.

League HQ

Furious Soward believes Pauli should have been put in sin bin

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Jamie Soward of the Panthers leaves the field with an injury during the round 12 NRL match between Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Pepper Stadium on May 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas 12:22 AM   A furious Jamie Soward left Pepper Stadium with his right arm in a sling and his short term future up in the air after a late tackle from Parramatta forward Pauli Pauli on Friday night.

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Rugby Heaven

Weeks sent off as Rebels' hoodoo in South Africa continues

Referee Jaco van Heerden shows a red card to Laurie Weeks (R).

Melissa Woods 8:41 AM   A two-try haul from skipper Scott Higginbotham wasn't enough for the Melbourne Rebels to achieve a break-through win in South Africa, falling 25-21 to the Sharks in Durban.

Hartley dropped from England training squad

"What happened is not acceptable and I understand why this decision has been made": Dylan Hartley.

Julian Guyer 12:03 AM   Dylan Hartley's hopes of playing in the World Cup have been all but ended after England ran out of patience with the volatile hooker following his latest disciplinary problem.

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Cricket

Live scores: England v New Zealand Second Test

Fighter: Tom Latham.

10:34 PM   England take on travelling New Zealand in the second match of a two-match Test series.

Ahmed draws inspiration from family reunion ahead of likely Test debut

Legspinner Fawad Ahmed looks at a spinning ball at the indoor cricket nets at the MCG in Melbourne on June 6, 2013, after he was named to join the Australian A team's tour of Britain this month.  The prospects for the former Pakistani asylum-seeker to play for his adopted country improved dramatically when a bill to amend the Citizenship Act, which will help fast-track his application, passed through Australia's lower house of parliament on June 5.  AFP PHOTO / Mal Fairclough      IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Chris Barrett 9:41 PM   A Test debut for Fawad Ahmed against the West Indies next week would be the culmination of a remarkable journey but it has not come without sacrifice.

AFL

Giants set to keep Shiel and Hoskin-Elliott

Will Hoskin-Elliott (centre) appears likely to stay with the Giants.

Jake Niall 8:25 PM   Greater Western Sydney appears set to fend off Victorian raiders and secure both outstanding young midfielder, Dylan Shiel, and talented forward Will Hoskin-Elliott.

Western Bulldogs eye a bite of Friday night football

Against the run of form, the Western Bulldogs suffered a loss in round eight.

Jon Pierik 8:55 PM   Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says the team's encouraging form this season should warrant at least one Friday night match next season.

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Soccer

Sepp Blatter wins another term as FIFA president despite corruption scandal

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures as he is re-elected in Zurich.

Nick Miller 7:53 AM   Sepp Blatter has been forced into a second round of voting in his bid for another four-year term as FIFA president, at the end of a week in which his organisation was plunged into a major corruption scandal.

Australia in the minority and unhappy as Blatter wins FIFA vote

FFA president Frank Lowy speaks after the FIFA vote saw Sepp Blatter remain as president of the organisation.

Nick Miller 7:52 AM   Frank Lowy is not happy. But after yet another loss in Zurich, he is philosophical.

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ACT Sport

Are you Canberra's strongest man - or woman?

Canberra Strongman Andrew Fraser pulls a truck.

Chris Wilson 10:15 PM   Canberra Strongman entrant Andrew Fraser took up the novel sport to 'pick up chicks' - literally.

Canberra premiership would be Zoumagic for Dryden

Jockey Jason Collett charges Invincible Express along the rails to salute ahead of jockey Jeff Penza on Under The Eaves.

David Polkinghorne 8:29 PM    Canberra racing icon Keith Dryden is one win closer to claiming the ACT trainer premiership.

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Horse Racing

Canberra premiership would be Zoumagic for Dryden

Jockey Jason Collett charges Invincible Express along the rails to salute ahead of jockey Jeff Penza on Under The Eaves.

David Polkinghorne 8:29 PM    Canberra racing icon Keith Dryden is one win closer to claiming the ACT trainer premiership.

International hopes all good but filly out of Oaks

Ready to fly: Trainer Chris Waller (centre) checks on the condition of top sprinter Brazen Beau after a Flemington workout.

Patrick Bartley 7:20 PM   Arguably two of Australia's most powerful horse trainers Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller flew into Melbourne on Thursday night to put the finishing touches on there Royal Ascot hopefuls the following morning.

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Brumbies vs Bulls

The ACT beat the Pretoria Bulls at GIO Stadium in Canberra to keep their finals hopes alive.

Eels edge thrilling Battle of the West

Penrith and Parramatta shared eight tries evenly, but the home side fell short in their impressive second-half comeback efforts.

Buddy sinks Blues with seven goals

Carlton show some fight in the first match of the post-Mick Malthouse era, but are sunk by a seven-goal barrage from Lance Franklin.

FIFA, FFA and the missing $500k

Why did the Football Federation of Australia hand over $500,000 to a corrupt FIFA executive?

Queensland's Cronk snatches victory

A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match.

Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.