ASADA tells Bombers: This isn't over yet

Samantha Lane 10:01 AM   Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief Ben McDevitt says he is confident Essendon players received banned drugs and is eagerly awaiting the AFL information on Stephen Dank.

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Brumbies call in new troops for Cheetahs

James Dargaville will get his first Brumbies start on the wing.

Injuries have forced the ACT Brumbies into the biggest line-up re-shuffle this year, coach Stephen Larkham implementing sweeping changes for the clash against the Free State Cheetahs.

Watson's done 'shuttle runs to hell and back'

Tim Watson says he is no longer angry at Bombers coach James Hird.

Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny 3:03 PM   Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".

Tilse granted mid-season release from Raiders

Dane Tilse.

Chris Wilson 4:12 PM   The Raiders will release Dane Tilse to join the UK Super League this month, but only after the veteran helps them ride through an injury crisis.

Turner on track for amazing comeback

Kytle Turner

Adrian Proszenko 6:56 PM   After copping five head knocks last year and then undergoing spinal surgery in the first game of this one, Kyle Turner had every reason to be pessimistic about his playing future.

Malthouse wants 40 goals from Jones

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Daniel Cherny 3:09 PM   Thirty-one. That’s how many years Mick Malthouse will have coached in by the end of Thursday night.

Glory issued second show cause notice 

Centre of investigation: Perth Glory player Andy Keogh.

Dominic Bossi 11:41 PM   Perth Glory’s hopes of a first A-League title may be dashed, after Football Federation Australia was set to hand the club a second show cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.

Lankan Rupee makes Mick Price's day

Back for the TJ: Lankan Rupee.

Chris Roots 12:08 AM   Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.

Track partners Dryden and Sweeney part ways

Kevin Sweeney spent 12 years working with trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne 4:09 PM   After 12 years as a team, Canberra's most senior trainer-jockey partnership has come to an end with Keith Dryden  and hoop Kevin Sweeney parting ways.

League HQ

Sam Thaiday not on outer: Nate Myles

Nate Myles has defended his Queensland State of Origin teammate.

Ed Jackson 12:06 PM   Gold Coast captain Nate Myles says he doesn't buy media speculation his State of Origin teammate Sam Thaiday is on the outer at NRL rivals Brisbane.

Carney in talks over Sharks sacking

Todd Carney is seeking compensation  after axing by Sharks.

11:56 AM   Todd Carney has moved closer to a possible return to the NRL, after discussing his unfair dismissal from Cronulla with Sharks management overnight.

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Rugby Heaven

Gibson to take over from Cheika as Waratahs coach

Stepping up: Daryl Gibson.

12:33 PM   Daryl Gibson has formally been unveiled as the NSW Waratahs' first foreign head coach for the next three Super Rugby seasons.

Karmichael Hunt returns for Queensland Reds

Karmichael Hunt will returns to the Reds from the bench.

11:07 AM   Karmichael Hunt has been named on the bench in his Super Rugby return for the Queensland Reds against Melbourne at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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Cricket

ICC president Mustafa Kamal quits over World Cup trophy snub

Did not present Australia trophy ... Mustafa Kamal resigned as ICC president on Wednesday, claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

Ruma Paul 12:11 PM   Dhaka, Bangladesh: The International Cricket Council (ICC) was left red-faced on Wednesday when its president Mustafa Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

Lehmann defends Haddin's World Cup actions

Brad Haddin has a word to Martin Guptill.

10:05 AM   World Cup-winning coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's behaviour against New Zealand in the World Cup final last Sunday and admitted Australia planned a "really aggressive" approach to the match.

AFL

The bluffer's guide to modern footy lingo

Hawk stalker: Paul Puopolo.

Opposition Analyst 11:51 AM   Making sense of the fat, the skinny and the saw-toothed.

Bombers confident of controlling emotions

Brent Stanton is confident the Essendon players will be able keep a lid on their emotions on Saturday.

Ronny Lerner 12:31 PM   Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton was confident that, following Tuesday's anti-doping not guilty verdict, his team would safely negotiate an emotional tightrope on Saturday when they face Sydney.

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Soccer

Glory should be punished if they've breached cap: Arnold

Salary cap cheats must be punished if found guilty: Graham Arnold has weighed into the Perth Glory debate.

Sebastian Hassett 12:52 PM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes Football Federation Australia has every right to punish Perth Glory over their alleged salary cap abuses.

Perth Glory could lose points if guilty, says A-League boss

A-League boss Damien De Bohun.

11:46 AM   A-League chief Damien De Bohun has confirmed Perth Glory could face loss of A-League competition points if found guilty of salary cap breaches.

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ACT Sport

New golf series hits Canberra, Goulburn, Queanbeyan fairways

Golf.

7:17 PM   The region will attract more than 80 PGA Australia professionals this month, with Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan to host a pro-am series over nine days.

Snake Gully loss set Without A Shadow on NSW Country Champs path

Sport.  Trainer Nick Olive with Single Gaze ready to race in the Magic Millions.  31 December 2014.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne 3:02 PM   Will Canberra bring home the inaugural NSW Country Championship?

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Horse Racing

Jumps jockey walks away unscathed from spectacular fall

Flipping out: jockey Lewis Ferguson flies through the air after losing his mount.

Adam Pengilly 11:44 AM   Lewis Ferguson amazingly walked away from a spectacular fall in a Wincanton jumps race in Europe overnight after flipping twice from his mount as it attempted to negotiate the final hurdle.

Lankan Rupee and Ready For Victory make Mick Price's day

Back for the TJ: Lankan Rupee.

Chris Roots 12:08 AM   Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.

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Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Raiders vs Rooster

The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL

Mont 24 hour race

Pictures from the Month 24 hour mountain bike race, held at Kowen Forest.

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.