Cowboys outgun Broncos to win title

Michael Chammas 12:37 AM   North Queensland have won the NRL premiership for the first time after outgunning Brisbane 17-16 in extra time of the grand final at ANZ Stadium.


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Liverpool sack Rodgers after derby draw

Brendan Rodgers and Dejan Lovren.

Mike Collett 5:46 AM   Liverpool terminated the contract of manager Brendan Rodgers on Sunday, just eight games into the Premier League season with the five-times European champions languishing in 10th place.

Klopp signs three-year Liverpool deal: report

Jurgen Klopp was manager at Borussia Dortmund.

10:00 AM   Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly replaced sacked manager Brendan Rodgers at EPL giants Liverpool.

Arsenal crushes Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal.

4:17 AM   Arsenal scored twice in the opening seven minutes as they crushed Manchester United 3-0 to move above them into second place in the Premier League.

North Queensland player ratings

Man of the match: Thurston on his way to nailing the match-winning field goal in golden point extra time.

Adam Pengilly 10:52 PM   How we rated the Cowboys players for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Brisbane Broncos player ratings

Corey Oates of the Broncos scores a try.

Phil Lutton 11:26 PM   How we rated the Broncos players for the 2015 NRL grand final.

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Fantastic Foley still learning from Larkham

Man of the moment: Bernard Foley of Australia.

Chris Dutton 8:57 PM   Wallabies star Bernard Foley wants to model his game on World Cup winner Stephen Larkham to add a new dimension to his attack as he ramps up the team's pursuit of international glory.

Wallabies can handle the heat: Giteau

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Matt Giteau of Australia goes over to score their third try  during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   Matt Giteau says the Wallabies' ability to deal with World Cup "stress" will bode well for their finals campaign.

Plenty of room left on Wallabies bandwagon

Paul Cully

Paul Cully 5:09 PM   To those fans who have drifted away from the Wallabies and rugby over the past decade, that win against England on Twickenham was for you.

Hawks keen to keep out Schoey raiders

Ryan Schoenmakers.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall 8:03 PM   Hawthorn is facing a fight to keep popular forward Ryan Schoenmakers with clubs including the Sydney Swans already circling the key forward.

Rioli's effort thrills fitness staff   

Cyril Rioli tackles Mark Hutchings during Saturday's grand final.

Jesse Hogan 8:27 PM   As Cyril Rioli hurtled towards his West Coast opponent Mark Hutchings with the speed and menace of a jungle cat, Hawthorn head fitness coach Andrew Russell allowed himself a beaming smile at just how much had changed in a year.

League HQ

NRL decider attracts second biggest grand final television audience of all-time

Tuning in: Johnathan Thurston and the Cowboys drew a big audience to watch their grand final win over the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday.

Tom Decent 3:41 PM   Who said an all-Queensland grand final would be bad for the game and that no one would tune in?

North Queensland Cowboys triumph in top three grand final wins of all time

Brad Walter dinkus Dinkus

Brad Walter 1:35 PM   The parallels with Newcastle's win in 1997 are uncanny.


Rugby Heaven

Rugby World Cup 2015: Maradona brings 'royalty' to Argentina match

Different kind of royalty: Diego Maradona.

Simon Briggs 10:26 AM   After appearances from Prince Harry and Prince William during the early stages of this World Cup, Argentina enjoyed a visit from a different kind of royalty

Rugby World Cup 2015: Billy Vunipola denies saying Sam Burgess' inclusion divided England squad

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28:  Sam Burgess faces the media during the England press conference at Pennyhill Park on September 28, 2015 in Bagshot, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Gavin Mairs 9:38 AM   England's humiliating World Cup exit has plunged the Rugby Football Union into turmoil.



Smith starts Matador Cup with rapid-fire century

Disappointed: New South Wales and Australia captain Steve Smith arrives for a press conference at Moore Park.

Daniel Lane 2:23 PM   Australia's national cricket skipper Steve Smith and NSW opener Nic Maddinson provided the Cricket Australia XI's bowling attack with some brutal lessons in Monday's Matador Cup match at Bankstown Oval.

Dean brothers run riot as Weston Creek, Queanbeyan make final

Weston Creek Molonglo cricketer Jono Dean wants to end a mixed year on a high.

Jon Tuxworth 8:28 PM   Queanbeyan and Weston Creek will square off in the Konica Minolta Cup final after they won their respective pools by going through the preliminary games unbeaten on the weekend. 


Bombers begin new era, but past still lingers

Man with a plan: New Essendon coach John Worsfold

Jon Pierik 2:08 PM   At last, this was a good news day for Essendon, and there haven't been too many of those in the past three years.

Worsfold announced as Dons coach

The John Worsfold announcement is expected on Monday.

Jake Niall 11:33 AM   Essendon have appointed former West Coast premiership coach John Worsfold as their new senior coach for the next three years.



Armoured vehicle begins Socceroos 'hostile' reception

The sight that greeted the Socceroos as they arrived at their hotel in Jordan.

Dominic Bossi 2:38 PM   The Socceroos were warned to expect a hostile reception in Jordan, but they didn't expect to be greeted by the Jordanian military and a tank at their hotel.

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Klopp signs three-year deal: report

Jurgen Klopp was manager at Borussia Dortmund.

10:00 AM   Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly replaced sacked manager Brendan Rodgers at EPL giants Liverpool.


ACT Sport

Pakistan, India cricketers to clash in Canberra

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Adam Voges of Australia bats during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth 8:31 PM   The subcontinent is increasingly becoming a 'no-go' zone for the Australian cricket team, but the success of the Canberra Pakistanis versus Canberra Indians cricket matches has prompted an expansion of the concept this year.

Four Canberra United players in Matildas squad as pay standoff cools

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Jon Tuxworth 8:28 PM   Four Canberra United players have been chosen for Matildas training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport this week after the bitter standoff between the players and Football Federation Australia cooled when an interim deal was reached.


Horse Racing

Corey Brown answers call for Spring Champion Stakes cameo

Flying in: Corey Brown will ride Tatoosh for trainer Paul Perry at Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly 3:33 PM   Melbourne Cup-winning rider Corey Brown will jet in to partner the horse considered most likely to loosen Vanbrugh's grip on the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Golden Horn wins Arc de Triomphe

Frankie Dettori celebrates victory on Golden Horn.

8:39 AM   Golden Horn, ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, denying French filly Treve a record third victory at Longchamp.


Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

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.