Stuart fumes as Raiders face big fine

Jon Tuxworth 11:27 PM   The Canberra Raiders face a big fine from the NRL after coach Ricky Stuart abruptly halted his post-game press conference after just 25 seconds after Saturday's 24-12 loss to Brisbane.

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Kyrgios and Kokkinakis out of French Open

Outgunned: Thanasi Kokkinakis plays a shot against Novak Djokovic.

Darren Walton 7:21 AM   Australia's French Open challenge is over and Nick Kyrgios's Wimbledon preparations up in the air after a day of disappointment and despair in Paris.

Cowboys score last-ditch try to deny Manly 

Tough going: Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein is tackled by Manly forward Justin Horo.

Josh Alston 9:36 PM   North Queensland have made it nine wins on the trot with a last-gasp triumph over the struggling Sea Eagles in Townsville.

Gungahlin Bulls rout Belconnen United 60-4

Sport.  Team ready for the upcoming 2015 TTM Canberra Raiders Cup.  from left, Glen Baker Queanbeyan Kangaroos, Jordan Martin Woden Rams, Michael Brophy Tuggeranong Bushrangers, Mark Herbert Queanbeyan Blues, Simon McGuinness Goulburn Workers Bulldogs, Tim Sloman West Belconnen Warriors, Mitchell Shaw Belconnen United Scholars and James Ulrick Gungahlin Bulls.  9 April 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth 5:44 PM   The Gungahlin Bulls continue to prove they are the big improvers in this year's Canberra Raiders Cup.

He Kane, he scored, and Spurs conquered...

In control: Tottenha star Harry Kane taking on Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium.

Michael Lynch 10:19 PM   He's the man who has taken the Premier League by storm this season, the striker most  of the 70,000 fans who turned up at Stadium Australia on Saturday night were keenest to see.

Blatter's win might be beginning of the end 

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch 3:39 PM   Turkeys rarely vote for Christmas, so it's hardly surprising that Sepp Blatter managed to win the FIFA election.

Carter's season over, but Cup still a chance

Sam Carter suffered a serious knee injury on Friday night.

David Polkinghorne 7:00 PM    Wallabies lock Sam Carter's Super Rugby season is over, but his World Cup dream is still alive.

Speight can fire at World Cup: Larkham

Brumbies winger Henry Speight scored two tries on the night, to give the side a narrow win.

David Polkinghorne 6:41 PM   Stephen Larkham expects Henry Speight's form to have an impact on the Wallabies' World Cup campaign.

Vikings withstand late Queanbeyan surge

Tuggeranong Vikings outside back Nigel Ah Wong flick-passes to a teammate in his side's 29-24 win against the Queanbeyan Whites at Campese Oval on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 8:34 PM   Tuggeranong Vikings defied a late surge from Queanbeyan to hang on for a five-point victory on Saturday.

For too many, it's a case of 'don't think, boo'

Jake Niall

Jake Niall 6:21 PM   Adam Goodes didn't punch anyone. He didn't slide in to an opponent with his knees up.

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Brave too hot for Ice in spiteful encounter

Canberra Brave import Stephen Blunden.

Lee Gaskin 8:37 PM   Brave captain Mark Rummukainen said his team would maintain its hard-nosed approach after downing Melbourne Ice.

League HQ

Trent Barrett poised to take over as Manly coach from Geoff Toovey

In Manly's sights: Trent Barrett.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Trent Barrett could be coaching Manly within a fortnight in a move that would end Geoff Toovey's lifelong association with the club.

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Sevens star lifts Stormers to victory

Prolific tryscorer: Seabelo Senatla of the Stormers.

8:18 AM   South Africa sevens star Seabelo Senatla scored his first two Super Rugby tries to help Western Stormers trounce the Cheetahs 42-12 Saturday and move closer to a play-offs place.

Highlanders down Chiefs in comprehensive fashion

Contact: Ben Smith just gets his pass away for the Highlanders before Chiefs opponent Hosea Gear wraps him up.

8:17 AM   The Highlanders have comprehensively outplayed the Chiefs, scoring four tries to nil, including a superb effort from winger Waisake Naholo, on the way to a 36-9 Super Rugby victory in Invercargill.

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Cricket

Alastair Cook breaks Graham Gooch's England Test record

England captain Alastair Cook shakes hands with Adam Lyth after becoming England's leading Test run-scorer during day two of 2nd Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

Julian Guyer 5:20 AM   Alastair Cook became England's highest run-scorer in Test cricket when he broke the record of batting mentor Graham Gooch at Headingley on Saturday.

Darren Berry seeking coaching return with Sydney Sixers

Darren Berry.

Jesse Hogan 7:00 PM   Darren Berry says "unfulfilled business and a passion to coach at the highest level" are the reasons why he is seeking to make an immediate return to coaching, at the helm of Sydney Sixers.

AFL

Hands off coaches, says Simpson

Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Brad Elborough 8:47 PM   West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says he would support any change to AFL rules that would stop rival clubs from head-hunting coaches, including assistants, in season.

Griffen was nervous about facing Dogs: coach

GWS coach Leon Cameron with his players during a break.

Peter Hanlon 11:21 PM   GWS coach Leon Cameron admitted Ryan Griffen had been nervous about facing his old side for the first time, but would not blame Griffen's meek performance in the much-anticipated rendezvous for the way the Western Bulldogs dominated his emerging team in a 45-point win on Saturday.

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Soccer

England may boycott World Cup soccer tournament

Greg Dyke.

Luke Heighton 8:09 AM   England is considering boycotting the World Cup after Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body.

Putin hails Blatter's professionalism

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during an annual call-in show on Russian television "Conversation With Vladimir Putin"  in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 16, 2015. President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile system to Iran during a marathon TV call-in show with the nation. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA Novosti, Presidential Press Service via AP)

8:09 AM   Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on his re-election as head of football's governing body, the Kremlin said on Saturday, despite a high-profile corruption scandal rocking the game.

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ACT Sport

Ainslie can beat anyone: Lawless

Ainslie Jeremy Hirst makes a break.

David Polkinghorne 11:33 PM    Tricolours star confident they can contend for premiership after victory in his 150th game.

Jones on cusp of British Open berth

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones.

Jon Tuxworth 7:46 PM   Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has remained right in contention for a British Open berth.

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Horse Racing

Waller marches to another record as Winx claims Queensland Oaks

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Adam Pengilly 11:33 PM   Chris Waller marched to another modern day Australian training record when Winx trounced her Queensland Oaks rivals.

The Mail: Kaepernick misses out

Lucky recipient: Savoureux (front left) made the most of Kaepernick's troubles to win at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly 11:27 PM   Kaepernick threw away any chance of running in next Saturday's Stradbroke by getting on one rein in the straight at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Broncos too good for Raiders in Canberra

Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.

Raiders go down against Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos took on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Cowboys escape against Manly

North Queensland Cowboys engineer a great escape.

Inglis concussion sours Souths' win 

Head knock to Souths captain sours uninspiring 22-16 win.

Sydney FC takes on Tottenham Hotspur

Sydney FC Vs Tottenham Hotspur at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 

Tigers stun Bombers in Fletcher's 400th

Tigers prevail by 13 points over Essendon in the Dreamtime.

John I Dent Cup: Whites v Tuggeranong

Queanbeyan and Tuggeranong clash at Campese Oval.

Local AFL: Ainslie takes on Eastlake

Ainslie and Eastlake clash at Ainslie Football Ground in round 5.

Brumbies too strong for the Bulls

The ACT beat the Pretoria Bulls to keep their finals hopes alive.

Eels edge thrilling Battle of the West

Penrith and Parramatta shared eight tries evenly.