From Cowboys to Kangaroos

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:17 PM   North Queensland assistant coach David Furner is likely to pursue the head coaching role with the Australian Kangaroos ... Once the premiership party dies down.

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Folau may miss clash with Wales due to injury

In doubt: Wallabies star Israel Folau may miss the clash with Wales due to an ankle injury.

Chris Dutton 8:12 PM   The Wallabies' hopes of finishing atop Pool A have been dealt a serious blow, with star fullback Israel Folau in doubt for Saturday's clash with Wales.

Tennis ACT set to bowl over Davis Cup bid

Tennis ACT chief executive Ross Triffitt is turning over every blade of grass to bring the Davis Cup to Canberra.

David Polkinghorne 7:17 PM   Chief executive reveals innovative solutions being considered for grasscourt bid.

Losing Lealiifano would be 'fantastic'    

A Wallabies call-up for Christian Lealiifano would be a big loss for the Vikings' NRC hopes.

David Polkinghorne 7:16 PM   Will the Canberra Vikings continue their unbeaten run through the NRC?

Wales may not have belief: Waugh

Questions remain: Sam Warburton and Wales still have a big point to prove.

Rupert Guinness 7:41 PM   Wales have defied a horrendous run of injuries to win their three World Cup pool games so far and shore up a quarter-final berth with their last pool game to go against Australia on Sunday AEDT.

New signing highlights Stuart's Raiders cull

Adam Clydsdale has signed for the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth 7:18 PM   Canberra Raiders confirm another signing - with just six players remaining from 2013 team. 

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Lake, Hale laugh their way into the sunset

David Hale and Brian Lake head into the sunset with three Hawthorn premierships.

Ronny Lerner 1:30 PM   Hawthorn duo Brian Lake and David Hale ended their careers in fine style on the field on Saturday in the 2015 grand final and they did just as good a job off the field at their joint retirement press conference at Waverley Park on Tuesday.

The first message Green told the Cowboys

Message: Cowboys coach Paul Green has urged his players to forget about the referees.

Michael Carayannis 8:59 PM   When new North Queensland coach Paul Green came in, he had one message for his players.

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It's time to sign, David Gallop tells union

David Gallop

Sebastian Hassett 6:39 PM   Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has challenged Professional Football Australia to stop stalling on a collective bargaining agreement that threatens to overshadow the new campaign.

A-League has arrived with a softer sizzle

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett 8:45 PM   Barely has the ink dried on the respective immortality papers for Johnathan Thurston and those three-peating Hawks, but the A-League is back.

Capitals sign Rosie Fadljevic   

Stephanie Talbot is ready to take her game to the next level for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth 7:14 PM   At full health they have a roster capable of winning a title, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop said it's up to the undermanned squad to set up the season before the cavalry arrives. 

Rugby Heaven

Giffin cheers Wallabies win, but spares a thought for England

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness 4:32 PM   David Giffin was as happy as anyone to see the Wallabies beat England last Sunday (AEDT), perhaps more so considering that while he was a member of the 1999 World Cup-winning Australian side, he was also in the team that lost the 2003 final in Sydney to England to a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal in extra time.



Siddle may be squeezed out of Vics opener

Uncertain: Peter Siddle may miss out on Victoria's opener against the Cricket Australia XI.

Daniel Cherny 8:25 PM   Peter Siddle was supposed to be preparing for a Test match scheduled to begin on Friday. Now he might be squeezed from Victoria's side for the Bushrangers' season-opening Matador BBQs One-day Cup clash on Wednesday.

Uncontracted Australian players set to be compensated for Bangladesh tour

Stephen O'Keefe was originally selected to tour Bangladesh before the series was postponed by Cricket Australia for safety reasons.

Tom Decent 4:29 PM   Uncontracted Australian cricketers picked to tour Bangladesh, who could have earned $68,223 had Australia won both Tests, are set to receive a $5000 tour sign-on fee from Cricket Australia as well as match and series bonuses partly because the issue of player payment for postponed tours is not specifically covered in their enterprise agreement.


Grand final not a level playing field: Koch

David Koch.

Daniel Cherny   Saturday's one-sided decider should compel the AFL to ensure that non-Victorian teams play more games at the MCG, says Port Adelaide chairman David Koch.

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Dons hopeful of keeping Carlisle, Melksham

Essendon hopes to change Jake Carlisle's mind.

Ronny Lerner 9:56 AM   Essendon have not given up hope of convincing wantaway duo Jake Carlisle and Jake Melksham to stay now that John Worsfold has been installed as their new senior coach.

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City brace for tough start, but van 't Schip eyes improvement

Thomas Sorensen.

Michael Lynch 9:10 PM   The A-League fixture planners have hardly done Melbourne City any favours, forcing John van 't Schip's side to travel to last season's beaten grand finalists Sydney in round one before taking on title-holders Melbourne Victory.

The A-League has arrived, albeit with a softer sizzle

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett 8:45 PM   Barely has the ink dried on the respective immortality papers for Johnathan Thurston and those three-peating Hawks, but the A-League is back.


ACT Sport

Pakistan, India cricketers to clash in Canberra

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Adam Voges of Australia bats during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   The subcontinent is increasingly becoming a 'no-go' zone for the Australian cricket team, but the success of the Canberra Pakistanis versus Canberra Indians cricket matches has prompted an expansion of the concept this year.

Four Canberra United players in Matildas squad as pay standoff cools

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Jon Tuxworth   Four Canberra United players have been chosen for Matildas training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport this week after the bitter standoff between the players and Football Federation Australia cooled when an interim deal was reached.


Horse Racing

Press Statement's awkward barrier draw no problem, says Waller

Tye Angland riding on Press Statement  at the Stradbroke Day, Doomben.

Patrick Bartley 9:25 PM   Australia's most successful trainer, Chris Waller, was unperturbed after his three-year-old Press Statement drew barrier 14 in Saturday's $1 million Caulfield Guineas.

Roman Consul Stakes could be set for a group 1 rise

Explosive: Exosphere's win in the Roman Consul Stakes has helped boost its claims for group 1 status.

Chris Roots 5:57 PM   The explosive performance by Exosphere at Randwick on Saturday could deliver Sydney another group 1 sprint next spring with Roman Consul Stakes set to meet the three-year criteria for a lift to the highest level.


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.

Wales beat Fiji

Wales over come a spirited Fiji to move to the top of RWC pool A.