Giants give Suns 'windburn' on way past

David Polkinghorne 10:01 PM   Greater Western Sydney haven't just gone past the Gold Coast Suns, they've "given them windburn" on the way past, according to former Brisbane Bear Matthew Campbell.

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Decorated war hero to inspire Raiders

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton is congratulated by skipper Jarrod Croker after scoring a try in last week's win over Wests Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth 8:14 PM   Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker knows it's foolhardy to compare a soldier willingly putting himself in the line of enemy fire to anything on a football field. 

Croker and Fensom in running

Country coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Jack Wighton a place in his team to play City.

Jon Tuxworth 8:22 PM   Country Origin coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton and Paul Vaughan will retain their spots, but the fate of Jarrod Croker and Shaun Fensom could rest in the hands of the Australia selectors.

David Pocock and all that jazz

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

Jon Tuxworth 9:48 PM   Locker Room: The best of Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Aitken hits back at Roosters over penalty

'His shoulder hit me in the face': Euan Aitken was adamant he had been fouled by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Brad Walter 8:53 PM   Dragons rookie Euan Aitken denies accusations of diving by Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and coach Trent Robinson

Hodges flags representative retirement     

Time to go: Justin Hodges is ready to call it a day in rep football.

Phil Lutton 11:26 PM   Brisbane centre Justin Hodges says this will be his final year of representative rugby league and has told Australian selectors he's primed to go out with a win if selected in the side to face New Zealand in Friday's Anzac Test.

Collingwood's grit sees them through

On song: The Magpies  celebrate yet another rousing Anzac Day victory over the Bombers.

Jake Niall 8:45 PM   This particular Anzac Day wasn't an exceptional spectacle. The pre-game routines were exactly that.

Panetta double closes door on Gungahlin

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FFA Centre of Excellence v Gungahlin soccer at the AIS
FFA's Duro Dragicevic makes a save. 
25 April 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
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Lee Gaskin 9:18 PM   FFA Centre of Excellence FFA COE displayed their class with an impressive 3-1 victory against Gungahlin United at the AIS on Saturday as exciting Queensland midfielder Nicholas Panetta put away a brace.

Brave fight back to take season opener

Brave's Scott Pitt.

Lee Gaskin 10:00 PM   The Canberra Brave twice came from a goal down to get its Australian Ice Hockey League campaign off to the perfect start, beating the Sydney Bears 4-2 on Saturday night.

Freak injury puts Turner out for six months

Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner will miss the next six months with a torn pectoral muscle.

Lee Gaskin 9:24 PM   A freak injury usually associated with rugby league has put an untimely bump in the road in front of Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Ainslie Hiep on the Anzac spirit against Lions

Ainslie's Josh Bennett booted seven goals.

David Polkinghorne 9:45 PM   On duty at Gallipoli, Ainslie defender Jake Hiep sent a message for his teammates to "play like brothers" and they did exactly that in their seven-point victory over the Brisbane Lions in Brisbane on Anzac Day.

League HQ

Halves at sixes and sevens, so bring back the Roosters

Phil Gould dinkus Dinkus

Phil Gould 3:59 AM   Regardless of who plays half and five-eighth, it will take a monumental team performance for the Blues to retain their Origin title.

Hayne's enjoying the simple life

Danny Weidler dinkus Dinkus

Danny Weidler 12:23 AM   Jarryd Hayne is no stranger to roughing it – he grew up in housing commission in Campbelltown and now he's living the simple life in every sense as he chases his NFL dream. 

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika bemoans missed opportunities after tight Waratahs win

Hard night's work: Taqele Naiyaravoro of the Waratahs, left, runs into team mate Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson 12:08 AM   Michael Cheika defended a poor goal kicking performance from NSW No.10 Bernard Foley, while Rebels coach Tony McGahan questions another refereeing blunder.

Hooper welcomes Smith challenge for Wallabies spot

Wallabies George Smith, right, and Michael Hooper in 2013.

Darren Walton and Jake Havebond 7:32 PM   Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has welcomed the prospect of the great George Smith challenging him for Australia's No.7 jumper at this year's Rugby World Cup.

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Cricket

Brathwaite ton for Windies frustrates England

Century maker Kraigg Brathwaite hits a shot past Ben Stokes

12:42 PM   Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for two at the close of the fourth day of the second test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs.

Cricket chiefs fear rebel split on horizon

Money man: Billionaire media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett   The mysterious registration of companies in Australia and other Test countries by Indian business giant Essel Group has left cricket authorities wary about what they believe could be plans for a new rebel league or even an extraordinary takeover bid of global cricket.

AFL

Collingwood's grit sees them through

On song: The Magpies  celebrate yet another rousing Anzac Day victory over the Bombers.

Jake Niall 8:45 PM   This particular Anzac Day wasn't an exceptional spectacle. The pre-game routines were exactly that.

Malthouse burdened by focus on record

Mick Malthouse speaks to his bench during the match.

Peter Hanlon 11:58 PM   Carlton's coach puts team first again as the spotlight stays on him ahead of breaking Jock McHale's record.

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Soccer

City coach hopeful of turnaround in finals

Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip speaks to the media after Saturday's game.

Michael Lynch 12:38 AM   His team might have just been on the end of a 4-1 hammering by Adelaide United but Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip retains the faith that they can turn things around inside a week and progress through the finals.

Adelaide rout lacklustre City

Harry Novillo (right) of Melbourne City competes for the ball with Pablo Snchez Alberto of Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch 12:17 AM   Adelaide United tuned up for the finals in tremendous style when they put a poor Melbourne City side, who finished with ten players following Kew Jaliens second half dismissal,  to the sword at Hindmarsh Stadium. 

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ACT Sport

Apprentice Collins breaks through with Bond Of Faith

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 9:34 PM   Bond Of Faith had placed five times from 17 starts, but it took confidence in an apprentice jockey to steer the daughter of Dubleo to her maiden win.

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Horse Racing

Moor off to Mauritius after winning St Leger Stakes

In charge: Authoritarian races to victory for Daniel Moor in the VRC St Leger.

Andrew Garvey 12:58 AM   Tonight Daniel Moor heads to Mauritius to take up a riding contract and in Saturday’s St Leger Stakes (2800m) at Flemington, his rival jockeys gave him a going away present when they allowed him to dictate terms on Authoritarian, before scoring a runaway win.

Apprentice Collins breaks through with Bond Of Faith

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 9:34 PM   Bond Of Faith had placed five times from 17 starts, but it took confidence in an apprentice jockey to steer the daughter of Dubleo to her maiden win.

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GWS register biggest win

Gold Coast slumps to its fourth straight loss, while the Greater Western Sydney Giants register their biggest win.

GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants take on the Gold Coast Suns at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Soccer: FFA Centre of Excellence vs Gungahlin

FFA Centre of Excellence take on Gungahlin at the AIS in Bruce.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave vs Sydney Bears

Canberra Brave tale on the Sydney Bears in the first round of the Australian Ice Hockey League championship at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Brumbies vs Highlanders 

The ACT Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Bruce, Canberra.

Sport helps Anzac spirit live on

Matthew Narracott is proof of the power of Anzac Day combining with sport commercial opportunity.

Shinn gives field the bum steer

Blake Shinn tried his pants off on on Miss Royale. Literally.

Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.