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Hanson turns off TV to chase dream

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  James Hanson of the Reds attempts to break away from the defence during the round 4 Super Rugby match between the Queensland Reds and the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 8:45 PM   James Hanson had settled in for a World Cup television marathon when Wallabies coach Michael Cheika called to tell him to pack his bags and jump on a plane to London.

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Don't count out Ireland, Wales as winners

Flying: Wales have impressed in their outings so far.

Matthew Burke 8:27 PM   As we dive deeper in this rugby World Cup, still the burning question is who are the favourites?

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Jones backs Asia to break new ground

'I haven't got a great voice': Japan coach Eddie Jones.

Chris Dutton 8:51 PM   Eddie Jones says a Japanese-born player will be picked ina future Wallabies squad.

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Kyrgios falls short of second ATP Tour final

Nick Kyrgios plays a backhand in his tight loss to Feliciano Lopez.

7:22 PM   Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has fallen short of qualifying for his second ATP final.

Rugby league

Grand final losses as Raider benefit Milford

Portrait of The Canberra Raiders' Anthony Milford
Filed: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:25:48 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Jon Tuxworth 7:40 PM   Anthony Milford already knows the pain of grand final defeat after copping it twice in one year at Canberra. 

Bradley Clyde tips backs to dominate medal

Glory days: Bradley Clyde, right, with Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga after Canberra's 1994 grand final triumph.

Daniel Lane 7:22 PM   Bradley Clyde, the only player to have won the Clive Churchill Medal as the best player in the grand final on two occasions, says backs will dominate the award in years to come.

Sheens quits Kangaroos to take up Salford role

Change:  Tim Sheens has resigned as coach.

8:55 PM   Tim Sheens has resigned as coach of Australia's national rugby league team, the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) confirmed on Saturday.

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Why the Broncos will win the grand final

All smiles: Johnathan Thurston and Justin Hodges.

Phil Gould 5:54 PM   When the result is in the balance with 20 minutes left to play, I just have this feeling the Broncos will be fresher in mind, body and soul.

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Bowlers pilot Weston Creek Molonglo to win

Wests-UC batsman Sam Carters plays forcefully down the ground.

Jon Tuxworth 6:20 PM   A superb batting and bowling performance has put Weston Creek Molonglo in poll position to make the Konica Minolta Twenty20 Cup semi finals in a low-scoring win over Wests-UC on Saturday. 


Stuart Tinney keen for another chance 

Olympian Stuart Tinney in Canberra on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:22 PM   Twelve years is a long time to wait for another Olympic chance, especially when you've achieved the pinnacle. 

League HQ

Expect Chisel to pull off plenty of big hits

Picture this: Jimmy Barnes with the Broncos’ Corey Parker.

Daniel Lane 9:09 AM   If you think the testosterone will be restricted to the North Queensland and Brisbane dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, think again. Cold Chisel are determined to pull off some massive hits of their own during the pre-match entertainment.

2015 NRL Grand Final head-to-head

Man in charge: Thurston rounds up the Broncos. Illustration:

Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis 7:28 AM   Everything you need to know about the 2015 NRL grand final match-ups.


Rugby Heaven

England facing fine on top of elimination humiliation

Tough loss:  Tom Wood was one of only two England players to talk to media.

1:44 PM   England's misery over their calamitous World Cup exit may be compounded by a possible fine for their failure to meet World Rugby regulations for post-match media requirements.

'Gutted' England come to grips with RWC exit

Exit right: England's captain Chris Robshaw leaves the field after his team's big loss.

Chris Dutton 12:46 PM   England coach Stuart Lancaster has apologised to a crushed nation, conceding it's "not up to me" whether he remains in charge of the first host team in World Cup history to be knocked out of the tournament in the group stages.



Ex-NZ cricketer Cairns goes on trial in London

In the spotlight: Former cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at court during a previous hearing in London.

Kevin Norquay 12:57 PM   It is alleged the man who was once the world's best all-rounder misled a court in 2012 British libel proceedings against Indian businessman Lalit Modi.

Lyon ready to roar for greater one-day honours

"I definitely haven't given up and I haven't retired from one-day cricket, that's for sure": Lyon.

Daniel Lane 9:13 PM   Nathan Lyon, considered Australia's greatest finger spinner, will use his Matador Cup campaign to try to convince the national selectors that he should to be playing one-day and Twenty20 internationals.


AFL needs the voices of many women

Dorothy Hisgrove.

Samantha Lane 7:30 PM   There was surprise, and some dismay, when word broke in August that the AFL's lone female executive had resigned.

Worsfold: No 'tray of medicines' at West Coast

Lied to: But John Worsfold did not do enough early enough.

Ronny Lerner 4:23 PM   Former West Coast coach John Worsfold has expressed disappointment in "unsubstantiated claims" made by Daniel Chick this week about the Eagles' infamous drug-taking culture from the mid-2000s.



Soccer royalty Barcelona the big target for next year's ICC tournament

Drawcard: could Luis Suarez and Barcelona be bound for the MCG?

Michael Lynch 2:15 PM    Real Madrid pulled a massive crowd of 99,382 to the MCG in July when they thumped Manchester City in the final match of the ICC tournament - more than the 98,633 that packed the venerable arena for the Hawthorn v West Coast grand final on Saturday afternoon.

Victory in the drivers seat but Sydney, City, looking to take the wheel

Backing up: Melbourne Victory are well placed to defend their A-League title

Michael Lynch 1:39 PM   It feels like the world's longest off season, but for soccer-starved supporters the A-League finally kicks off next week, with Melbourne Victory the overwhelming favourite to defend their title.


ACT Sport


Late implosion costs Matt Millar victory in New Caledonia


Jon Tuxworth 4:07 PM   A late implosion cost Canberra's Matthew Millar any chance of victory in his head-to-head battle with James Nitties in the final round at New Caledonia on Saturday.

Jack Kynaston, trainer to stars of tomorrow

Jack Kynaston still makes the journey to Waramanga Oval in Canberra to run soccer training sessions every weekend.

Alex Meibusch   Socceroo Tom Rogic and Olyroo Jason Geria have both spent plenty of time playing and training at Waramanga Oval.


Horse Racing

Why Epsom day was one of the best ever for racing

Max Presnell

Max Presnell 2:00 PM   Feats by horse and man equalled to the best on a major Royal Randwick program on Saturday when the sun never shone brighter nor the grass greener.

Criterion on track to perform after impressive workout

Right on track: Criterion is set for a big spring.

Andrew Garvey 1:40 PM   David Hayes was only at the Werribee quarantine centre on Sunday for a few fleeting minutes but headed home full of confidence that stable star Criterion is on track to add more gloss to his already outstanding record in the coming weeks after an impressive workout.


'Just a normal week' for Nic Naitanui

Players bask in adulation of their fans at the grand final parade.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.

Wales beat Fiji

Wales over come a spirited Fiji to move to the top of RWC pool A.

Grand Final - Hawks take a run in the sun

Hawthorn fans turn out at a sunny Waverley Park.

McLachlan responds to Eagles drug claims

Daniel Chick's claims contain "a lot of unsubstantiated stuff".

Rugby World Cup tournament so far

After two weeks the Rugby World Cup has had it all.

Man United secure comeback win over Wolfsburg

Man United and Man City come from behind to win UCL clashes.

Brisbane will win, predicts Gus Gould

Defence wins the big games and the Broncos' is too strong.

Nat Fyfe wins 2015 Brownlow medal

He missed four of Freo's last six games, yet still won in a canter.

Red carpet glamour at Brownlow medal

Some prepared for weeks while others pulled it together in a day.