'We want you!'

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies chief Michael Jones challenges 'true fans' to show their support as the club closes in on a record winning streak in Canberra against the Rebels on Saturday night.


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Steve Mascord's Stupid Saturday NRL blog

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys watches on as he waits for the video referee's decision during the round six NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on April 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Steve Mascord 7:16 PM   Join Steve Mascord for back-to-back-to-back rugby league featuring Titans v Panthers, Cowboys v Warriors and Storm v Roosters.

Live AFL round three: Saturday footy

Shane Mumford of the Giants.

Ronny Lerner 7:17 PM   Follow our live and extensive coverage of Saturday's five AFL matches, starting with Carlton v Essendon at the MCG.

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White ruled out of Rebels match

Michael Dowsett will step up to replace Nic White in the Brumbies starting team.

Chris Dutton 2:53 AM   The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a massive blow on the eve of their crucial match against the Melbourne Rebels with scrumhalf Nic White ruled out with injury.

Olympics and injuries in the past for Brumbies

Lausii Taliauli, Michael Dowsett and Nigel Ah Wong will make their Brumbies starting debuts on Saturday.

Chris Dutton   One has been compared to Israel Folau and the other had an Olympic Games dream, but Nigel Ah Wong and Lausii Taliauli say they are ready to forge their own Super Rugby reputations on Saturday night.

Raiders trust in Sezer's deal

Reports have surfaced that Daly Cherry-Evans wants to stay at Manly.

Chris Wilson 8:33 PM   Daly Cherry-Evans reports put another Canberra signing up in the air over round 13 rule.

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Williams rates Raiders recruit 'exceptional'

Elliott Whitehead of Catalan Dragons.

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   Want to know how good Raiders recruit Elliott Whitehead is? Canberra halfback Sam Williams says he will be exceptional.

Dragons beat the Broncos

Super Cooper: Mike Cooper crosses for the decisive try for the Dragons.

Brad Walter 12:04 AM   The only thing St George Illawarra were tipped to win this season was the wooden spoon, but seven weeks into the season they are shock joint competition leaders following another win built on gritty defence against Brisbane.

One of football's greatest comebacks

John Quinn has made a tremendous recovery from illness.

Caroline Wilson 10:24 PM   John Quinn wakes up most mornings these days to the mixed tunes of the lorikeets, galahs and cockatoos which live alongside his new St Ives home on the edge of Sydney's Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Stephen Dank may be facing lifetime ban

Stephen Dank, seen here during Tuesday night's interview, has called for a Senate inquiry into the handling of the supplements saga.

Jon Pierik, Jake Niall 7:48 PM   The AFL anti-doping tribunal has found Stephen Dank guilty on several charges, however he has been cleared on three charges relating to banned substance Thymosin Beta 4.

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Canberra wrestler strives for national title

April 17 2015.

Nick Verreynne is competing in the Australian National Wrestling Championships this weekend and is also pushing for worlds later this year and hopefully Rio next year.  

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

David Polkinghorne   With his hand crushed and twisted, Canberra wrestler Nick Verreynne could only watch on at the trials for the London Olympic Games, but a few years on he's confident he can grab a spot on Australia's world championships team at the nationals at the AIS on Saturday.

League HQ

Hopoate’s heart goes out to brother in jail

Opening up: Will Hopoate.

Daniel Lane 7:09 PM   Parramatta star William Hopoate wants his brother Jamil to get a second chance when he gets out of prison.

The greatest sacrifice of all


Daniel Lane 6:52 PM   Ted Larkin was one of several luminaries from the world of sport to lose their lives on that fateful April day, writes Daniel Lane


Rugby Heaven

Dennis says it's time to be 'selfish' about his career

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore and Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.

Georgina Robinson 8:14 PM   NSW captain Dave Dennis has defended delaying a decision about his future, saying he is conscious of the impact it is having on the Waratahs but that it is time for him to be "a little more selfish" about his career.

Foley confident he can handle heavy workload

Night to forget: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson 8:13 PM   Bernard Foley may have just bitten off more than he can chew. A self-described Wallabies newcomer, the 25-year-old this week inked a deal that will see him play three years of continuous rugby.



Windies hold on for draw after Anderson breaks record

Alastair Cook (R) the captain of England alongside Denesh Ramdin the captain of West Indies at the end of match.

11:11 AM   Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first Test in Antigua after James Anderson had become England's leading Test wicket-taker.

Clarke: No point to prove in Twenty20

Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars for the next two seasons.

Daniel Cherny 11:56 PM   New Melbourne Stars captain Michael Clarke doesn't think he has a point to prove in Twenty20 cricket and says he is looking forward to the "challenge" of making history with the side.


Riewoldt 'no certainty' for next week

Nick Riewoldt is interviewed prior to the Friday's match after pulling out due to soreness.

Matt Murnane 7:07 PM   Nick Riewoldt is no certainty to play in St Kilda's marquee Anzac Day match against Carlton in New Zealand amid fears he re-injured his calf on Friday.

We must work on our defence: Buckley

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11:  Magpies coach Nathan Buckley speaks to his players at the break during the round two AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Tom Cowie 12:52 AM   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says his side are still honing the defensive side to their game, after the Magpies overcame a slow start to crush St Kilda by 74 points in wet conditions at the MCG on Friday night.



Football’s problematic gambling association

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 7:15 PM   The Perth Glory situation just made the unwelcome transition from "saga" to bona fide "debacle", not to mention setting an extremely dangerous precedent for the future.The change took place the moment Football Federation Australia conceded the decision to exclude Perth from the finals, rather than disqualify them from the season in entirety, was influenced by the fact that two betting agencies, and commercial partners, would have to pay out on bets placed on the wooden spoon. This was deemed "problematic".That it certainly is, and therein is the problem when sports accept money from the gambling industry, but not nearly as problematic as allowing betting companies or sponsors to influence decision-making of major professional competitions in order to avoid financial liability on bets they took knowing full well that penalties relating to breaches of competition rules are an industry hazard.

A-League Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  Besart Berisha of the Victory and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball during the round 18 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium on April 15, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 6:58 PM   The Roar are resting a bunch of players


ACT Sport

Can we be lured back to bait? It's as clear as mud

Ashley with a beautiful bait caught 87cm flathead.

Graham Fifield 6:30 PM   Anglers can be a funny lot, often stubborn about what style of fishing they prefer and rarely giving others a go. I should know, I'm one of the stubborn ones.

Burradoo aiming for hat trick of wins at Wagga

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 6:20 PM   It's been a disrupted campaign, but the Mick Miladinovic-trained Burradoo will be looking for a hat-trick of wins in the feature event at Wagga on Tuesday.


Horse Racing

Mark of respect for late owner as Our Boy Malachi keeps winning

Amazing record: Our Boy Malachi, with Tommy Berry on board, wins the Hall Mark Stakes on Saturday to make it 17 wins from 19 starts.

Adam Pengilly 6:21 PM   Col Donovan would watch the replays over and over again. Sometimes up to 20 times. Each time taking more delight with the effort of his own "Rockhampton Rocket", Our Boy Malachi.

Burradoo aiming for hat trick of wins at Wagga

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 6:20 PM   It's been a disrupted campaign, but the Mick Miladinovic-trained Burradoo will be looking for a hat-trick of wins in the feature event at Wagga on Tuesday.


Kimlin's brutal tackle on Leigh Halfpenny

Former Brumby Peter Kimlin is still doing his bit for the Wallabies.

Jordan Spieth wins US Masters

American Jordan Spieth continues his record-breaking week to win the US Masters by four-shots.

2015 US Masters: Final round

All the action from the final round of the 2015 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Storm ruins Tilse's day

Melbourne ruined Dane Tilse's 200th appearance and his final home game for Canberra.

Raiders vs Storm

The Canberra Raiders clash with Melbourne Storm at Canberra's GIO Stadium in round 6 of the NRL.

Bombers pip Hawks by two points

Essendon stuns Hawthorn, with a gutsy display of pressure football .

GWS beat Dees with third-quarter blitz

Greater Western Sydney have staged a stunning comeback to beat Melbourne by 45 points in Canberra.

Swans trump Port by 48 points

Lance Franklin kicks three goals as Sydney defeats Port Adelaide by 48 points in at Adelaide Oval.

Brumbies vs Blues

The ACT Brumbies take on the Blues at Eden Park.

Perth Glory booted out of finals

Perth Glory have been banned from taking part in the A-League finals and have been fined $269,000 for breaching salary cap rules.