Ferguson injured in Roosters victory against Raiders

Michael Chammas 9:57 PM   Blake Ferguson's first game against his former club didn't quite go to script as he left the field with an ankle injury in the Sydney Roosters' 34-6 demolition of the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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Live World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand

Australia's Mitchell Starc.

Ronny Lerner 10:00 PM   The tournament's co-hosts line-up for arguably the biggest one-day international ever seen on Australian soil.

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High-voltage showdown looms in final

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand speaks to the media during a New Zealand nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu 11:33 PM   Australia's standing as the world's best one-day team is on the line against a bold New Zealand side which has vowed to maintain the high voltage style which has taken them to within one victory of a fairytale World Cup triumph.

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Injury forces changes for Raiders

Canberra Raiders player Mark Nicholls is in for his first NRL game in two years.

Jon Tuxworth   The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Canberra urge NRL to drip-feed bench rules

Canberra CEO Don Furner urged the league to drip-feed the interchange initiative.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders insist the NRL would be "crazy" to reduce the number of interchanges to six next season, adamant teams need more time to alter playing rosters to suit such a drastic change. 

McDonald urges Hartnell to BMW victory

What a day: James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell.

Chris Roots   It was a war that Godolphin's jockey James McDonald thought might have been off before it started.

Former stars sing Pocock praises

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A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore. 
 

27 March 2015
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David Polkinghorne   Former Wallabies prop Richard Harry says ACT Brumbies flanker David Pocock is the "bloke you want to go to war with", while Canberra Raiders great Bradley Clyde believes the former Wallabies captain was part of a "milestone case" that has changed the Australian sporting landscape.

League HQ

Ferguson comes back to haunt Raiders

Jon Tuxworth 8:52 PM   For the second straight week Canberra's tough love to wayward players came back to bite them as Blake Ferguson joined Josh Dugan in winning against the club which sacked them. 

Broncos withstand late Warriors fightback

Looking to pass: Brisbane five-eighth Anthony Milford looks to pass against the New Zealand Warriors.

David Long 8:51 PM   The Brisbane Broncos spoilt the party two decades ago and they've done it again, holding off a big Warriors' fightback for a 24-16 NRL victory in Auckland.

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Rugby Heaven

Waratahs, Brumbies dominate first Wallabies group

Georgina Robinson 4:39 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's first big test of man management has begun with 15 Waratahs and 12 Brumbies players converging on Brisbane for the first formal gathering of the Test squad in a World Cup year.

Canberra fortress to play crucial role in Super Rugby campaign: Larkham

David Polkinghorne 3:42 PM   Can Brumbies continue their home ground dominance?

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Cricket

Top of the pile, Australia's win cements standing

Lone hand: New Zealand's Grant Elliott walks off the field after being dismissed for 83 runs during the Cricket World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Jesse Hogan 10:06 PM   Australia overwhelms New Zealand on the biggest stage. winning a fifth World Cup title by seven wickets.

Live ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand

Australia's Mitchell Starc.

Ronny Lerner 10:00 PM   The tournament's co-hosts line-up for arguably the biggest one-day international ever seen on Australian soil.

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AFL

Cats have high hopes for classy Cockatoo

Standout: Nakia Cockatoo runs the ball during the NAB Challenge match against the Gold Coast Suns earlier this month.

Matt Murnane 8:45 PM   Geelong's superior knack for coming through in the clutch in games against Hawthorn was the trademark of the "The Kennett Curse", but it's a feeling that the Cats are re-generating into a more complete team like the reigning premier Hawks that has Joel Selwood exited about 2015.

Freo players given an extra run

Michael Barlow moved around well at Arena Joondalup and picked up 23 touches.

Brad Elborough 7:24 PM   How much of a pre-season is enough before a player should be considered for round 1?

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Soccer

Sky Blues too strong for Phoenix

Referee Peter Green shows a red card to Wellington's Albert Riera.

8:53 PM   Sydney FC extended their season-long streak without a loss away from home with an emphatic 3-0 win over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

Injury list has ruined our season: Popovic

Losing cause: Labinot Haliti of the Wanderers controls the ball against Josh Risdon of the Glory.

Sebastian Hassett 8:04 PM   Dismayed Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has never lost faith in his players but admits their crippling injury list is making it almost impossible to put together successive wins.

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Mountain biking

Mont 24 entries will bounce back, say organisers

Action from the Mont 24-hour mountain bike race on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Gaskin 10:04 PM   Organisers of the Mont 24 mountain bike race are confident numbers will rebound after despite entries being down more than half from last year's event.

Athletics

Wells regains composure to win record eighth national title

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells on her way to winning the women's 400m hurdles at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 10:03 PM   Canberra athlete Lauren Wells almost fell at the final hurdle, but recovered to win a record eighth national title to book her ticket for the world championships.

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Horse Racing

The Slipper fits, now Gai Waterhouse eyes Doncaster history with lightweight trio

Gai Waterhouse.

Adam Pengilly 9:35 PM   A fortnight after equalling her late father Tommy Smith's Golden Slipper record, Gai Waterhouse will rely on three lightweight chances to surpass the champion trainer's Doncaster feats when she shoots for an eighth win in the famed Randwick mile.

McDonald ready for challengers

James McDonald after winning the BMW on Hartnell.

Chris Roots 7:32 PM   James McDonald has owned the first month of the Sydney autumn carnival and will head to the first day of The Championships full of confidence as jockeys from around the world come to town.

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Silver Foxes vs Australian Defence Force Old Boys

A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.

ACT Water Polo Champions.

ACT first Grade men and women's teams. Nordek vs Vikings

Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.