Ferguson injured in Roosters victory against Raiders

Michael Chammas 5:03 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 5:22 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 9:21 PM   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 7:37 PM   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
Photo: Rohan Thomson
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David Polkinghorne 8:33 PM   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

Merrin rules out Panthers mid-season switch

Simon Brunsdon 5:18 PM   Trent Merrin has dismissed the possibility of a stunning mid-season move to Penrith, declaring his commitment to St George Illawarra as the Dragons found their fire on Saturday night.

Rose fears impact players are a dying breed

Simon Brunsdon 5:17 PM   NRL cult hero George Rose is worried he could be the last of a dying breed of ‘‘impact players’’ as the game’s governing body moves to steer the sport back towards smaller men.

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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

Live ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand

Australia's Mitchell Starc.

Ronny Lerner 5:22 PM   The tournament's co-hosts line-up for arguably the biggest one-day international ever seen on Australian soil.

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Fans soak up the sun as World Cup cricket final heats up

It was a friendly rivalry between Australian and New Zealand fans.

Andrew Wu and Alana Schetzer 5:02 PM   Melbourne turned on stunning, sunny weather with more than 100,000 packing the MCG and the Yarra banks to watch the Cricket World Cup final

AFL

Reasons for Dons verdict to be in-house

The seemingly never-ending supplements saga has spread into the 2015 NAB Challenge.

Jake Niall 11:10 PM   The AFL's doping tribunal will not release to the public the reasons for its judgment in the Essendon case when it hands down a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

Why the game needs the Tigers roaring

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall 9:30 PM   The game didn't particularly need Richmond to succeed in 1987, 1997, or 2007.

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Soccer

Sydney victory blows title race wide open

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 29:  Shane Smeltz of Sydney FC celebrates his goal with Mickael Tavares (L), Alex Brosque (R) and Chris Naumoff during the round 23 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Sam Worthington 5:19 PM   Sydney FC brought Wellington Phoenix’s four-game winning streak to a shuddering halt with an impressive 3-0 victory at Westpac Stadium that leaves the race for the minor premiership wide open.

Lengthy injury list has killed any chance of Wanderers fightback: Popovic

Sebastian Hassett 3:36 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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ACT Sport

Mountain biking

Mont 24 entries will bounce back, say organisers

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

Lee Gaskin 4:11 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.

Canberra para-cyclist Powell claims back-to-back world crowns

David Polkinghorne 4:10 PM   Evergreen Sue Powell is once again champion of the world, but the Canberra para-cyclist knows her competition is "coming to get her".

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Horse Racing

McDonald ready for challengers from the rest of the world

Chris Roots 4:48 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.

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

Adam Pengilly 4:44 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.

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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.