Rabbitohs slump to third successive defeat in Cairns

Jon Tuxworth 8:51 PM   The Raiders are the new comeback kids, while Souths are now in a worrying slump, the loss their third on the trot and fourth in their last five matches.

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Aker backs Giants to make eight

Dylan Shiel of the Giants is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Suns.

David Polkinghorne 7:58 PM   Former Brisbane star also puts his hand up for Gold Coast job after GWS surge past them in the AFL pecking order.

Capitals set to lose Abby Bishop

The Canberra Capitals are likely to lose Abby Bishop for next season.

Jon Tuxworth 8:26 PM   The Canberra Capitals could boast a front court equal to defending WNBL champion Townsville next season after signing Belgian centre Ann Wauters for next season.

Croker and Fensom in running

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

Jon Tuxworth   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

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Jon Tuxworth   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   Dragons rookie Euan Aitken denies accusations of diving by Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and coach Trent Robinson

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Collingwood's grit sees them through

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

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

Panetta double closes door on Gungahlin

FFA Centre of Excellence v Gungahlin soccer at the AIS
FFA's Duro Dragicevic makes a save. 
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Lee Gaskin   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   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   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   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

Rabbitohs blow lead to suffer shock defeat

Commitment: George Burgess is dumped by Josh Papalii.

Michael Carayannis 11:08 PM   South Sydney's mixed start to the season has continued after squandering a 12-point lead to lose 30-22 to a resilient Canberra side.

Eastwood profits from Taumalolo's injury

Beneficiary: Greg Eastwood.

David Long 10:06 PM   Kiwis assistant coach David Kidwell said Greg Eastwood became the lucky player to come into the squad for Friday's Anzac Test when Jason Taumalolo became unavailable.


Rugby Heaven

Super Hurricanes breeze past Reds

Force of nature: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes.

7:32 PM   The Hurricanes remain top of the Super Rugby ladder after holding off an improved Queensland Reds to win 35-19 on Sunday.



Doran happy to show he can live up to hype

Heading south: Rising star Jake Doran.

Daniel Lane 4:19 PM   Sydney Thunder young gun Jake Doran believes his performances for the Australian under-19 cricket team in the recent series against England proved he could play under "stress".

Anderson triggers Windies collapse

The destroyer: James Anderson

9:50 AM   England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.


North storm home to beat Geelong

Jarrad Waite of the Kangaroos handballs as he is tackled by James Kelly of the Cats.

Matt Murnane 9:21 PM   ​Hard-running North Melbourne ran over the top of a slumping Geelong to record a 16-point win at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.

Leppitsch measured after insipid Lions performance

Lions Coach Justin Leppitsch talks tactics with his coaching staff during the game.

Andrew Stafford 9:22 PM   Justin Leppitsch could have been angry, may well even had a right to have been, but following his team's insipid loss against the West Coast Eagles, he handled questions with the same calm that he held down centre-half back at the Brisbane Lions for over a decade, during that club's most glorious era.



Chelsea dominate PFA team of the year

Deadly striker: Chelsea's Diego Costa.

11:31 PM   Six players from the Premier League champions-elect in the side voted for by their fellow pros in England.

Sydney secure second spot with win

Calmness under pressure: Jacques Faty holds off Roly Bonevacia in Wellington.

Sebastian Hassett 11:22 PM   Sydney FC have missed out on the Premier's Plate but have secured second place going into the finals.


ACT Sport

Canberra Gunners win on buzzer for second time this season

Stephanie Talbot scored 30 points.

Jon Tuxworth 11:34 PM   Australian Opals squad member Stephanie Talbot put the Canberra Capitals Academy on her back, guiding them to their first win of the SEABL season against Hobart on Saturday night. Talbot took advantage after opposite number Mikaela Ruef exited through injury after just two minutes in the 79-61 win, racking up 30 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, six steals and 4-5 three pointers. Not even 24 points and 12 rebounds from Launceston's Amy Wilson could stop Canberra, which won every quarter. Capitals skipper Sarah McAppion was also influential with ten points and five assists. Canberra Capitals WNBL veteran Jess Bibby confirmed she has aborted her decision to play for the Capitals Academy this year after two games. She said it is part of Talbot's development to relish her role as the team's dominant player after being a standout for Canberra in the WNBL last season. "That's her job to do that," Bibby said. "She's a great athlete who can put the ball on the floor and put the ball on the rim, once she can develop a jumper and a three, she's your prototypical international 'two' man." The Canberra Gunners beat North West Tasmania 82-81 thanks to a clutch two-pointer from captain Daniel Jackson with just five seconds left. Import Nnaebuka Anyaorah led with way with 26 points and 16 assists, while NBL veteran Ben Allen (14 points, ten rebounds) also registered a double-double. 

Ice Hockey

Brave no match for North Stars

Scott Pitt scored for the Canberra Brave in its 7-4 loss to Newcastle on Sunday night.

Lee Gaskin 8:50 PM   A slow start in the opening two periods consigned the Canberra Brave to its first loss in the Australian Ice Hockey League.


Horse Racing

The carnival's over, so why not move on?

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 9:44 PM   The generally flat feeling of the Randwick meeting on Saturday again gives rise to possibility of promoting racing around the state.

McEvoy has Mouro ready to peak in Cup

Tony McEvoy.

Chris Roots 9:35 PM   Tony McEvoy has made himself at home very quickly at Hawkesbury in the past couple of years and is out to continue a habit of winning feature races.


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.