Brumbies easily outclass Queensland Reds 

Phil Lutton 1:58 AM   Richard Graham kept Japanese import Ayumu Goromaru on ice for most of the night as the Brumbies completed a strong trial victory on their visit to Brisbane.

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Anae has Wallabies in his sights

The Brumbies will host a meet the players day at the University of Canberra on Saturday.

Chris Dutton 8:54 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

LJ wants post-career quality of life 

Lauren Jackson accepts a farewell gift on Friday night.

Chris Dutton 9:44 PM   Basketball champion Lauren Jackson has spoken of her desire to be able to play one-on-one with her future children.

Caps snap 21-game losing streak 

The Canberra Capitals win their first game of the season.

Jon Tuxworth 9:44 PM   Ding dong, the gorilla-sized monkey the Capitals have carried for 21 games is dead.

Raiders set to sign Tapine to mammoth deal

Top deal: Joseph Tapine looks set to join Canberra this season.

Jon Tuxworth 7:00 PM   Joseph Tapine's manager believes his client will be given a release by Newcastle to join Canberra this season.

All-Stars most important game of season

Healing hands: Indigenous All Stars player Joel Thompson on Stradbroke Island.

Brad Walter 7:48 PM   It is hoped that the dance that Greg Inglis will lead before the All Stars match is adapted by the Kangaroos before the 2017 World Cup and becomes a symbol of unity.

No-ball howler final insult for Black Caps

Reprieve: Kiwi paceman Doug Bracewell was ruled to have overstepped his mark.

Andrew Wu 3:13 AM   The no-ball blunder that spared Adam Voges and cost New Zealand a valuable wicket has highlighted the problem cricket faces with the front-foot rule.

Australia dominate New Zealand in first Test

Steve Smith blazes away on the on side.

Andrew Wu 5:00 PM   New Zealand's plans to exploit Australia's frailties on a made-to-order green top spectacularly backfired in a frenetic start to the trans-Tasman series dominated by Steve Smith's men.

Behrendorff will be top of the tree: Lawson

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David Polkinghorne 6:44 PM   Former Aussie Test quick expects Canberra product to put stress fractures behind him.

Wanderers prepared to ban RBB

Not happy: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas addresses the media in response to the FFA's sanction and $50,000 ...

Sebastian Hassett 3:34 PM   John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making trouble in the stands.

Roar salvage 2-2 draw against Jets

Productive night: Mitch Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for the Jets during their 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 10:34 PM   Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Cricket

No-ball howler final insult for Black Caps

Reprieve: Kiwi paceman Doug Bracewell was ruled to have overstepped his mark.

Andrew Wu 3:13 AM   The no-ball blunder that spared Adam Voges and cost New Zealand a valuable wicket has highlighted the vexing problem cricket faces with the front-foot rule, in the latest umpiring controversy on Australia's tour of New Zealand.

India bans Pakistani umpire Rauf over IPL scandal

Banned: Umpire Asad Rauf (right) has been handed a five-year suspension.

Amlan Chakraborty 11:09 PM   ​Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was handed a five-year ban by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Friday over his involvement in an illegal betting scandal that blighted the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Soccer

Davies happy with transferring football allegiance

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Jason Dasey 11:59 PM   Singing the national anthem of his adopted country took a while to get used to for Perth-born Matthew Davies.

Roar salvage 2-2 draw against Jets

Productive night: Mitch Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for the Jets during their 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 10:34 PM   Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.

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League HQ

Set of Six: Will the All Stars be back?

Cameron McInnes of the Rabbitohs will start at hooker against St George Illawarra.

Michael Carayannis 7:27 PM   The talking points around this weekend's matches.

Bennett, Smith urge fans not to expect perfection from bunker refs

Supporter:  Cameron Smith is hoping for more consistency from the new referee system.

Phil Lutton 6:01 PM   The NRL enters a new era of refereeing on Saturday night but the coaching great and Australian captain have advised against expecting miracles.

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Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

Zebo out McFadden in for wounded Irish

Out with a knee problem: Simon Zebo.

9:15 AM   Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.

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AFL

Blues hope Kreuzer keeps form

Set to stay at Carlton: Matthew Kreuzer.

Jon Pierik 2:51 PM   In the year of their "reset", Carlton has been buoyed by the fine off-season form of Matthew Kreuzer, a key piece in the Blues' bid to prove to the football world they won't be as bad as many have tipped.

Worsfold backs banned Bombers

Essendon coach John Worsfold says the appeal won't be a distraction.

Larissa Nicholson 12:45 PM   Essendon coach John Worsfold has admitted he did not know if suspended Bombers players have made the right call in appealing their doping convictions, but he said he supported their right to do so.

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ACT Sport

Jackson deserves to leave on her terms

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Chris Dutton 9:45 PM   Saturday Serve: Lauren Jackson deserves a chance to go out on her terms.

Tett notches a century, but it means nothing without a win

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Zac Lowe 6:24 PM   Adam Tett will take the field against Weston Creek this weekend for his 100th match, but he is adamant that his only focus is winning the match.

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Horse Racing

Orr's competitiveness heralds riveting carnival

Glenn Boss riding Lucky Hussler reacts after winning  the  William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last March.

Michael Lynch 6:27 PM   Champion racehorses are always an asset to the game.

Punters again the losers, on and off the track

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Max Presnell 5:19 PM   "We are as mad as hell and we are not going to take this anymore," ranted the television personality Howard Beale, portrayed by Peter Finch in the film Network, who was treated considerably better than Australian punters today.

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Capitals win first game of season

It's been the season from hell but it won't end winless for the Caps.

Voges spared after wrong call

An incorrect no-ball ruling spares Adam Voges in New Zealand.

Wanderers coach on fan behaviour

Tony Popovic speaks about recent fan behaviour.

Essendon to sign two 'top-up' players

John Worsfold pleased with  attitude of the "top-up" players.

Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.