Raiders' finals hopes hanging on Hodgson's ankle

Lee Gaskin 11:48 PM   Alan Tongue says the possible absence of Josh Hodgson will put a severe dent in Canberra's finals aspirations.

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Raiders taking positives from collapse

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NRL Round 12 Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos at Canberra GIO stadium. Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

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Date: 30 May 2015
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Lee Gaskin 11:49 PM   Raiders coach Ricky Stuart insists it is not all "doom and gloom" and wants his team to learn from their mistakes.

Canberra league refs lay down law on abuse

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Jon Tuxworth 11:51 PM   Canberra Region Rugby League has used the Fifita referee saga to reinforce its zero-tolerance policy on abuse.

Turner injury 'brought a tear' to Inglis eye

Dangerous: Kyle Turner suffered a string of concussions last season.

Michael Carayannis 6:27 PM   Concussion-prone Souths forward suffers another concussion on return from serious neck injury but describes comeback as 'successful'.

Toomua's tackling needs tinkering

Matt Toomua needs to improve his tackling technique.

David Polkinghorne 11:57 PM   Stephen Larkham says Matt Toomua needs to work on his tackling technique to ensure he doesn't keep getting knocked out.

Is this England's 'McGrath moment?

Umpire Aleem Dar looks on as England fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson grimaces due to an injury that forced him to leave the field mid-way through an over on day two of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   Australia believes the injury to swing bowler Jimmy Anderson will be as much of a blow to England's chances as the loss of Glenn McGrath was to theirs in 2005.

Tuggies war for Woden Weston coach

Robbie Deeley of Canberra FC in action.

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   The finals race has tightened up in the ACT National Premier League.

Support for Goodes lifted us, says Tippett

Red and white love: Adam Goodes has been a fan favourite at the Swans for years.

Tom Decent 6:41 PM   Sydney forward Kurt Tippett said the hairs on the back of his neck stood up when he heard the roar of the 38,690-strong crowd in the third quarter against Adelaide Crows at the SCG on Saturday.

Dockers secure top-two spot

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 2: David Mundy of the Fremantle Dockers is tackled from the clearance during the 2015 AFL round 18 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the GWS Giants at Domain Stadium, Perth, Australia on August 2, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough 8:30 PM   Fremantle secure a top-two spot on the ladder after overcoming a gallant GWS.

Athletics plunged into doping crisis: report

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12:30 PM   Athletics looks set to be plunged into a new doping crisis after IAAF test data leaked to two news organisations showed hundreds of suspect samples from athletes, BBC reports.

Rousey needs 34 seconds to make a point

Winner:  Ronda Rousey of the United States defeats Bethe Correia of Brazil.

Lance Pugmire 4:11 PM   Ronda Rousey flipped her script but kept the timing the same on Saturday night, taking just 34 seconds to defeat challenger Bethe Correia in their title bout in Brazil.

League HQ

Earl set to face anti-doping tribunal after two-year wait

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Sandor Earl at the Namadgi School as part of the 'Silence is Deadly' program to reduce the stigma associated with young men and mental health. 15 March 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Brad Walter 10:37 PM   Sandor Earl and former Sydney Roosters team-mate Martin Kennedy are both expected to have hearings within weeks

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All Blacks beef up Bledisloe Cup Test squad

Selected: Patrick Osborne is in the All Blacks squad for the Bledisloe Cup tests.

Marc Hinton 2:47 PM   Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne and comeback kid Tawera Kerr-Barlow have been the big movers in Steve Hansen's enlarged All Blacks squad for back-to-back Bledisloe Cup tests, with Andy Ellis and the crocked Cory Jane the most notable absentees.

Pocock's Brumbies gong show's he back to being world's best

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David Polkinghorne    ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says David Pocock is the "best in the world at what he does".

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Cricket

We'll bounce back at Trent Bridge

Ready for Trent Bridge.

Nathan Lyon 11:23 PM   The key after such a disappointing result in the third Test is to learn from what happened and come back a better side and cricketers, as we did at Lord's.

Australia hoping Anderson injury as pivotal as McGrath's in 2005

Umpire Aleem Dar looks on as England fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson grimaces due to injury.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   Australia's bid to pick themselves up off the floor and salvage their Ashes bid is being helped by their belief the injury to masterful swing bowler Jimmy Anderson will be as much of a blow to England's chances as the loss of Glenn McGrath was to theirs a decade ago.

AFL

Live: Fremantle v GWS

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4:43 PM   Follow the action as the Dockers and the Giants close out round 18.

Kelly, Mackie want to stay at Cats

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Daniel Cherny 2:40 PM   Geelong veterans James Kelly and Andrew Mackie have both stated that they want to stay, with Kelly saying he was comparing himself with his fellow senior players.

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Soccer

Arsenal obsessed with 'selfies and six-packs'

Forthright: Roy Keane in his Manchester United days.

Ciaran O Raghallaigh 10:17 PM   Former Manchester United midfielder launches withering attack on Wenger's side - and takes a shot at Man City too

Celtic kick-off Scottish season with easy win

On target: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, left, celebrates scoring with Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong.

1:01 AM   Scottish champions Celtic began the defence of their Premier League crown with a straightforward 2-0 home win over Ross County.

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ACT Sport

Goulburn snaps Queanbeyan Roos win streak with 30-4 thrashing

The Bulldogs' Michael Bani was impressive on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 12:50 AM   The cavalry's back, and so are the Goulburn Bulldogs. 

Rams bow out of Canberra Raiders Cup finals contention with loss

Rams captain Josh Burns offloads the ball against the Warriors.

Jon Tuxworth 6:43 PM   Woden Valley halfback Josh Burns joked his clash Howie Brown confirmed his retirement call was the right one.

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Horse Racing

Racing set to fall behind sports betting because of fees

"The mentality is stuck somewhere back in the 1960s rather than moving with the times": Robbie Waterhouse.

Chris Roots 7:12 PM   Australia's best known bookmaker Rob Waterhouse has had to change his business model because the costs forced upon him and his colleagues, like those announced by the State Government and Racing NSW last week.

Stewards set to rule in cobalt cases

Mark Kavanagh.

Chris Roots 7:07 PM   The cobalt drama continues unabated on Monday, with some of the biggest stables in the country to find out if they are able to compete during the spring carnival in Melbourne and the Sam Kavanagh's inquiry resuming in Sydney.

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Cowboys rope in Raiders in Townsville

An early 18-0 lead wasn't enough for the Raiders to secure the win.

Cowboys shoot down Raiders in second 40

North Queensland produced five unanswered second-half tries.

Brumbies' awards night social photos

The ACT Brumbies host their annual club presentation night.

Canberra Olympic meets Canberra FC

These two can play out a classic and this clash was no different.

Royal effort books a spot in grand final

Royals upset Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup prelim final.

Woden Valley take on West Belconnen

West Belconnen wraps up Canberra Raiders Cup finals spot.

NEAFL: Sydney University v Ainslie

A scoreless first term proved too tough for Ainslie to overcome.

Port beat wasteful Saints in Adelaide

Port Adelaide too good for St Kilda at Adelaide Oval.

Sydney Swans win it for Adam Goodes

Swans prove too strong for Crows on an emotional day at the SCG.

Lehmann backs under fire Michael Clarke

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has backed his under-fire skipper.