Rabbitohs slump to third successive defeat in Cairns

Jon Tuxworth 12:37 AM   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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Immortal backs Wighton as potential Blue  

Jack Wighton may play Origin for NSW this year.

Jon Tuxworth 9:43 PM   Andrew Johns believes Canberra full-back Jack Wighton is ready to break into State of Origin football as soon as this year after raving about his display in the Raiders' 30-22 upset of Souths.

Brumbies fired up for the Waratahs

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 Brumbies player David Pocock during the game against the Highlanders at Canberra Stadium
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David Polkinghorne 11:40 PM   Scott Fardy excited about the impact David Pocock could have against the Super Rugby champions. 

Canberra ahead of re-build schedule

Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd is the 18th man for NSW Country.

Jon Tuxworth 12:36 AM   The Raiders continue to make a mockery of the many critics who made them wooden spoon favourites before season kick-off, and are playing even better than their 4-4 record suggests. 

Hawks coach in altercation with fan   

The moment before Clarkson lashes out at the fan.

Jesse Hogan and Ashley Porter   South Australian police are investigating an altercation between Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and a Port Adelaide fan outside the team hotel.

Dugan caps turnaround with Test selection

Kangaroo Josh: Josh Dugan will make his debut for Australia.

Brad Walter   Josh Dugan's Test selection labelled the "ultimate redemption story" for the NRL.

Aker backs Giants to make eight

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

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

Moylan ready for Origin, says Cleary

Magic Moylan: Panthers fullback Matt Moylan in action against the Sharks.

Chris Barrett   Matt Moylan is in a three-way contest for the NSW fullback's spot but did himself no harm on Sunday

Victory win Premiers Plate  

Victory coach Kevin Muscat thanks fans for their support  after the game.

Michael Lynch and Jesse Hogan 10:34 PM   For a footballing traditionalist like Kevin Muscat, topping the table after the home-and-away season is the honour that really counts.

Canberra FC prevails in 12-goal thriller

Canberra FC beat Tigers FC 7-5 at Nijong Oval on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra FC produced one of the most amazing comebacks in the club's history, scoring five unanswered second-half goals to claim top spot in the Capital Football National Premier League.

Capitals set to lose Abby Bishop

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

Jon Tuxworth 8:50 AM   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.

League HQ

A captain's challenge may end diving concerns

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Brad Walter 8:02 PM   Roosters coach Trent Robinson was wrong with his diving allegation, but there may be a solution to ease his concerns.

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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak out of Anzac Test

Out of the Anzac Test: Penrith's Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

David Long 6:47 PM   Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has decided against fighting the dangerous throw charge for his hit on Wade Graham on Sunday and is out of the Anzac Test.

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Rugby Heaven

Mogg puts Wallabies aside to build confidence

Jesse Mogg hopes to put his hand up for Wallabies selection.

Chris Dutton 7:49 PM   He's the forgotten man in the Wallabies' World Cup plans, but Jesse Mogg hopes he can surge back into Test contention by impressing Australian and NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika on Friday night.

Foley to show his golden boot has not lost its polish

Not too concerned: Bernard Foley is confident of regaining his form with the boot.

Rupert Guinness 6:35 PM   Bernard Foley on his kicking against the Rebels: "It was disappointing to let the team down there".

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Cricket

Rebel league would be tempting, says FICA boss

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett 8:48 PM   The head of world cricket's players union believes governing bodies should be "on their toes" about a potential raid on their players by a rebel organisation despite the Indian conglomerate behind plans for a rival league having a poor record in cricket administration.

Misbah, Younis back for Bangladesh Test

Misbah-ul Haq's return is good news for Pakistan.

5:57 PM   Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbah-ul Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan will help them bounce back on their miserable tour of Bangladesh.

AFL

Gale won't talk about Hardwick's contract

Damien Hardwick is coaching his sixth season at Richmond and appeared shattered during his frank assessment of the Friday night performance.

Caroline Wilson 7:50 PM   Richmond chief Brendon Gale has refused to elaborate on coach Damien Hardwick's contractual status after the club's dismal start to 2015 which sees the Tigers at break-even after the round four loss to Melbourne.

More than the 'Mick factor' in play for match against the Pies, say Blues

Bryce Gibbs says the Blues have more than Mick Malthouse to concern themselves with.

Jon Pierik 5:20 PM   While this week will be a celebration of coach Mick Malthouse's career, Carlton knows they have more than one incentive to defeat arch-rival Collingwood on Friday night.

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Soccer

Muscat honoured as captain of PFA's Team of the Decade

Kevin Muscat in his days as player in 2009.

Michael Lynch 9:09 PM   Kevin Muscat captained Melbourne Victory to two premiership-championship doubles as a player and he is now poised to lead them to the same achievement as their coach.

Victory v City blockbuster a finals chance

Besart Berisha of the Victory scores when the two Melborune teams clashed in February,

Michael Lynch 7:31 PM   Melbourne Victory could host Melbourne City in a blockbuster A-League semi-final with the game likely to be shifted from AAMI Park to Etihad Stadium on Friday May 8.

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ACT Sport

No hair, no worries as Kyrgios becomes alopecia ambassador

Christos Kyrgios has become an ambassador for Alopecia Australia, a condition where a person loses all of their body hair. Christos Kyrgios with Caitlin O'Hehir, 10,  who also has the condition.

Chris Dutton 8:59 PM   Christos Kyrgios still remembers the day a woman ripped off his hat to make fun of his bald head.

Soccer

Referee abandons Capital League soccer game after on-field violence

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Lee Gaskin 6:22 PM   A Capital League game was called off after punches were allegedly thrown and players ran in from the bench to get involved.

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Horse Racing

Beasley admits he delayed return because of anger with Singapore

 
Right attitude: Jockey Danny Beasley returns with a focus on success in Sydney.

Adam Pengilly 6:09 PM   Danny Beasley didn't expect his Singapore licence to be revoked in December. And the jockey admitted he intentionally delayed his return to Australian racing until this week because of an "aggressive" mindset.

New venue needed for Grand Nationals

Jumps racing at Sandown.

6:07 PM   There will be no metropolitan jumps racing in Melbourne for the rest of the season with meetings transferred from Sandown to allow remedial work on the troubled Hillside and Lakeside tracks.

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Rampaging Raiders humble Rabbitohs in Cairns

South Sydney lost their third straight match, going down 30-22 to an impressive Canberra outfit in Cairns.

Raiders stun Rabbitohs in Cairns

The South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their slump with a narrow loss to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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.