Rabbitohs slump to third successive defeat in Cairns

Jon Tuxworth 6:40 PM   The Raiders are the new comeback kids, while Souths are now in a worrying slump, the loss their third on the trot and fourth in their last five matches.

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Aker backs Giants to make eight

Dylan Shiel of the Giants is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Suns.

David Polkinghorne 7:10 PM   Former Brisbane star also puts his hand up for Gold Coast job after GWS surge past them in the AFL pecking order.

Croker and Fensom in running

Country coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Jack Wighton a place in his team to play City.

Jon Tuxworth 8:22 PM   Country Origin coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton and Paul Vaughan will retain their spots, but the fate of Jarrod Croker and Shaun Fensom could rest in the hands of the Australia selectors.

David Pocock and all that jazz

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Aitken hits back at Roosters over penalty

'His shoulder hit me in the face': Euan Aitken was adamant he had been fouled by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Brad Walter 8:53 PM   Dragons rookie Euan Aitken denies accusations of diving by Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and coach Trent Robinson

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Hodges flags representative retirement     

Time to go: Justin Hodges is ready to call it a day in rep football.

Phil Lutton 11:26 PM   Brisbane centre Justin Hodges says this will be his final year of representative rugby league and has told Australian selectors he's primed to go out with a win if selected in the side to face New Zealand in Friday's Anzac Test.

Collingwood's grit sees them through

On song: The Magpies  celebrate yet another rousing Anzac Day victory over the Bombers.

Jake Niall 8:45 PM   This particular Anzac Day wasn't an exceptional spectacle. The pre-game routines were exactly that.

Panetta double closes door on Gungahlin

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FFA Centre of Excellence v Gungahlin soccer at the AIS
FFA's Duro Dragicevic makes a save. 
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Lee Gaskin 9:18 PM   FFA Centre of Excellence FFA COE displayed their class with an impressive 3-1 victory against Gungahlin United at the AIS on Saturday as exciting Queensland midfielder Nicholas Panetta put away a brace.

Brave fight back to take season opener

Brave's Scott Pitt.

Lee Gaskin 10:00 PM   The Canberra Brave twice came from a goal down to get its Australian Ice Hockey League campaign off to the perfect start, beating the Sydney Bears 4-2 on Saturday night.

Freak injury puts Turner out for six months

Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner will miss the next six months with a torn pectoral muscle.

Lee Gaskin 9:24 PM   A freak injury usually associated with rugby league has put an untimely bump in the road in front of Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Ainslie Hiep on the Anzac spirit against Lions

Ainslie's Josh Bennett booted seven goals.

David Polkinghorne 9:45 PM   On duty at Gallipoli, Ainslie defender Jake Hiep sent a message for his teammates to "play like brothers" and they did exactly that in their seven-point victory over the Brisbane Lions in Brisbane on Anzac Day.

League HQ

Rabbitohs blow lead to suffer shock defeat

Commitment: George Burgess is dumped by Josh Papalii.

Michael Carayannis 7:52 PM   South Sydney's mixed start to the season has continued after squandering a 12-point lead to lose 30-22 to a resilient Canberra side.

Australia name four debutants for Test match

Debut: Josh Dugan will wear the green and gold for the first time on Friday night.

Chris Boulous 6:17 PM   Australia have named for four debutants for the Anzac test on Friday night. 

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Rugby Heaven

Super Hurricanes breeze past Reds

Force of nature: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes.

7:32 PM   The Hurricanes remain top of the Super Rugby ladder after holding off an improved Queensland Reds to win 35-19 on Sunday.

I will always put my hand up: Ashley-Cooper

Ultimate stalwart: Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson 7:22 PM   Ashley-Cooper could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the new policy. But would he leave the south of France to answer the call?

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Cricket

Doran happy to show he can live up to hype

Heading south: Rising star Jake Doran.

Daniel Lane 4:19 PM   Sydney Thunder young gun Jake Doran believes his performances for the Australian under-19 cricket team in the recent series against England proved he could play under "stress".

Anderson triggers Windies collapse

The destroyer: James Anderson

9:50 AM   England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.

AFL

Port turn on the power against Hawthorn

Travis Boak of the Power clears the ball from the centre during the match against Hawthorn on Saturday.

Ashley Porter 12:09 AM   Port Adelaide on Saturday produced its most stunning opening to a game ever, flooring Hawthorn and producing further proof the current champions are not invincible.

Murphy gives Mick something to celebrate

Andrejs Everitt of Carlton (R) is applauded off the field by teammates after playing his 100th game.

Peter Hanlon 12:09 AM   Captain leads from the front to inspire Carlton's first win of 2015.

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Soccer

SBS presenter Scott McIntyre sacked over Anzac Day tweets

Sacked over Twitter comments: Scott McIntyre.

Michaela Whitbourn 7:15 PM   SBS presenter Scott McIntyre has been sacked from the broadcaster after posting a series of comments about Anzac Day on Twitter that were described as "inappropriate and disrespectful".

Salary cap, loan fee charges key topics in A-League wage talks

Perth Glory has been excluded from the finals for salary cap violations.

Michael Lynch 6:33 PM   With the A-League home and away season ending and the finals looming over the next few weeks, the issue of the competition's Collective Bargaining Agreement falls into sharper relief.

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ACT Sport

Marston still suffering headaches and memory loss from Tumut fall

Canberra jockey Chynna Marston after her fall in November.

David Polkinghorne 7:23 PM   Almost six months after her crash, Canberra apprentice jockey Chynna Marston wakes up with a headache and is struggling with her short-term memory.

Soccer

Canberra FC prevails in 12-goal thriller

Canberra FC beat Tigers FC 7-5 at Nijong Oval on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:10 PM   Canberra FC produced one of the most amazing comebacks in the club's history, scoring five unanswered second-half goals to claim top spot in the Capital Football National Premier League.

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Horse Racing

Marston still suffering headaches and memory loss from Tumut fall

Canberra jockey Chynna Marston after her fall in November.

David Polkinghorne 7:23 PM   Almost six months after her crash, Canberra apprentice jockey Chynna Marston wakes up with a headache and is struggling with her short-term memory.

Moor off to Mauritius after winning St Leger Stakes

In charge: Authoritarian races to victory for Daniel Moor in the VRC St Leger.

Andrew Garvey 12:58 AM   Tonight Daniel Moor heads to Mauritius to take up a riding contract and in Saturday’s St Leger Stakes (2800m) at Flemington, his rival jockeys gave him a going away present when they allowed him to dictate terms on Authoritarian, before scoring a runaway win.

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GWS register biggest win

Gold Coast slumps to its fourth straight loss, while the Greater Western Sydney Giants register their biggest win.

GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants take on the Gold Coast Suns at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Soccer: FFA Centre of Excellence vs Gungahlin

FFA Centre of Excellence take on Gungahlin at the AIS in Bruce.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave vs Sydney Bears

Canberra Brave tale on the Sydney Bears in the first round of the Australian Ice Hockey League championship at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Brumbies vs Highlanders 

The ACT Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Bruce, Canberra.

Sport helps Anzac spirit live on

Matthew Narracott is proof of the power of Anzac Day combining with sport commercial opportunity.

Shinn gives field the bum steer

Blake Shinn tried his pants off on on Miss Royale. Literally.

Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.