Rabbitohs slump to third successive defeat in Cairns

Jon Tuxworth 12:37 AM   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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Immortal backs Wighton as potential Blue  

Jack Wighton may play Origin for NSW this year.

Jon Tuxworth 9:43 PM   Andrew Johns believes Canberra full-back Jack Wighton is ready to break into State of Origin football as soon as this year after raving about his display in the Raiders' 30-22 upset of Souths.

Brumbies fired up for the Waratahs

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 Brumbies player David Pocock during the game against the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium
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Date:  24 April 2015
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David Polkinghorne 11:40 PM   Scott Fardy excited about the impact David Pocock could have against the Super Rugby champions. 

Canberra ahead of re-build schedule

Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd is the 18th man for NSW Country.

Jon Tuxworth 12:36 AM   The Raiders continue to make a mockery of the many critics who made them wooden spoon favourites before season kick-off, and are playing even better than their 4-4 record suggests. 

Hawks coach in altercation with fan   

The moment before Clarkson lashes out at the fan.

Jesse Hogan and Ashley Porter 9:20 PM   South Australian police are investigating an altercation between Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and a Port Adelaide fan outside the team hotel.

Dugan caps turnaround with Test selection

Kangaroo Josh: Josh Dugan will make his debut for Australia.

Brad Walter 8:53 PM   Josh Dugan's Test selection labelled the "ultimate redemption story" for the NRL.

Aker backs Giants to make eight

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

David Polkinghorne 7:58 PM   Former Brisbane star also puts his hand up for Gold Coast job after GWS surge past them in the AFL pecking order.

Moylan ready for Origin, says Cleary

Magic Moylan: Panthers fullback Matt Moylan in action against the Sharks.

Chris Barrett   Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday

Victory win Premiers Plate  

Victory coach Kevin Muscat thanks fans for their support  after the game.

Michael Lynch and Jesse Hogan 10:34 PM   For a footballing traditionalist like Kevin Muscat, topping the table after the home-and-away season is the honour that really counts.

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.

Capitals set to lose Abby Bishop

The Canberra Capitals are likely to lose Abby Bishop for next season.

Jon Tuxworth 8:50 AM   The Canberra Capitals could boast a front court equal to defending WNBL champion Townsville next season after signing Belgian centre Ann Wauters for next season.

League HQ

A captain's challenge may end diving concerns

Eye of the storm: Euan Aitken (right), who was accused of diving by Roosters coach Trent Robinson, celebrates with Gareth Widdop on Anzac Day.

Brad Walter 5:40 PM   Roosters coach Trent Robinson was wrong with his diving allegation, but there may be a solution to ease his concerns.

Watene-Zelezniak in Test doubt

Charged:  Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of the Panthers.

3:09 PM   New Zealand winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak could miss Friday's rugby league Test against Australia after being charged by the NRL match review committee.

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Rugby Heaven

Chapman: "No way" Skelton could play 80 minutes a year ago

Big Will: Will Skelton takes on the Melbourne defence on Saturday.

Rupert Guinness 5:44 PM   Big Will Skelton as a regular 80-minute player? "No one in world rugby could really boast that," says Tahs teammate.

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.

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Cricket

Misbah, Younis back for Bangladesh Test

Misbah-ul Haq's return is good news for Pakistan.

5:57 PM   Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan will help them bounce back on their miserable tour of Bangladesh.

Pietersen fastest to 1000 runs for Surrey

Reaching a mark: Kevin Pietersen.

5:45 PM   Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday.

AFL

Cotchin needs to get best out of teammates

Richmond players leave the ground after another loss, this time to Sydney in round 14.

Daniel Cherny 3:02 PM   Richmond captain Trent Cotchin believes it is up to him to get the best out of his teammates as the Tigers look to redress their stuttering start to the year.

Roos braces for tough month

Paul Roos talks to the media.

3:13 PM   ​Melbourne coach Paul Roos is hoping the stirring win over Richmond has given the Demons confidence ahead of a tough month of AFL action.

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Soccer

Sydney FC confident Chelsea won't blow them away in friendly

True Blues: John Terry of Chelsea celebrates with team mates after the match against Arsenal.

Sebastian Hassett 6:16 PM   Chelsea might be on the cusp of being crowned English Premier League champions but Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow inists his side won't be embarrased when the two sides meet in May.

Chelsea won't humiliate Sydney FC, says chairman

Charismatic: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Angela Habashy 4:44 PM   ​Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow says he's confident the A-League club won't be humiliated by English giants Chelsea when they meet in June.

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ACT Sport

Bishops turns down Caps to chase European deal

Abby Bishop with her niece Zala in June.

Chris Dutton 4:05 PM   Abby Bishop will put her WNBL career on hold to chase lucrative deals in Europe for the next three seasons to take advantage of contracts worth almost double what she can earn in Australia.

Soccer

Referee abandons Capital League soccer game after on-field violence

The Capital League game between Canberra Olympic and O'Connor Knights was called off because of on-field violence.

Lee Gaskin 3:07 PM   A Capital League game was called off after punches were allegedly thrown and players ran in from the bench to get involved.

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Horse Racing

Beasley admits he delayed return because of anger with Singapore

 
Right attitude: Jockey Danny Beasley returns with a focus on success in Sydney.

Adam Pengilly 6:09 PM   Danny Beasley didn't expect his Singapore licence to be revoked in December. And the jockey admitted he intentionally delayed his return to Australian racing until this week because of an "aggressive" mindset.

New venue needed for Grand Nationals

Jumps racing at Sandown.

6:07 PM   There will be no metropolitan jumps racing in Melbourne for the rest of the season with meetings transferred from Sandown to allow remedial work on the troubled Hillside and Lakeside tracks.

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Rampaging Raiders humble Rabbitohs in Cairns

South Sydney lost their third straight match, going down 30-22 to an impressive Canberra outfit in Cairns.

Raiders stun Rabbitohs in Cairns

The South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their slump with a narrow loss to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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.