Jack of all trades nearly blew NRL career in mishap

Chris Wilson 6:33 PM   Jack Wighton's NRL is taking off, but it could have ended so very quickly. He's still embarrassed by it, the backyard trampoline accident during a bye week in 2012 when the then 19-year-old came a cropper and tore ligaments from bones in his foot.

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Preferment lays claim for Cup in  Derby win

Preferment, ridden by Damien Oliver, wins the Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley 7:17 PM   It took just a matter of minutes for 5-time derby winning jockey Damien Oliver to declare his latest success Preferment a genuine Melbourne Cup contender next year.

Basketball

Bishop on fire as Capitals dominate Rangers

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop had a game-high 28 points and 12 rebounds against the Dandenong Rangers on Saturday,

Lee Gaskin 6:59 PM   The Canberra Capitals roar back to form with an easy 101-72 victory against the Dandenong Rangers at the AIS Arena on Saturday.

Football

Late goal saves Canberra United against WSW

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David Polkinghorne 8:20 PM   Former captain Ellie Brush  saves Canberra United from a third home defeat of the W-League season and helped them pinch a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Hodgson up for test of the best

Josh Hodgson.

Chris Wilson 8:33 PM   Canberra Raiders recruit and hooker Josh Hodgson said he's ready for his test against the - Cameron Smith - against  Australia in the Four Nations match at Melbourne on Sunday.

Cooper urges Beale to learn from mistakes

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Chris Dutton 9:02 AM   Recalled Test star Quade Cooper has urged Kurtley Beale to learn from his off-field troubles, adding he turned his career around to be a role model to his brothers.

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Cricket

Spaseski flying with Eastlake


Cricket ACT first-grade, Gallop Cup.  Eastlake v Queanbeyan at Kingston Oval.
Eastlake batsman Adam Tett attempts to flick the ball to fine leg with Queanbeyan wicketkeeper Kel Evans watching.

Lee Gaskin 8:12 PM   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski considering playing club cricket inter-state next season to push for higher honours.

ACT Sport

Trainer dreams of tilt at Country Championships with Torio Away

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 5:00 PM   Mark Schmetzer has his heart set on the rich Country Championships for Torio Away, despite the four-year-old still being a maiden.

Racing

Olive's Single Gaze on Magic Millions

Nick Olive had already booked a trip to Melbourne for Derby Day, but celebrated like he was there in Sydney.

David Polkinghorne 3:41 PM   Two-year-old filly impresses at big odds at Rosehill on debut.

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Rugby Heaven

Brisbane City win inaugural NRC

Sef Faagase of Brisbane City runs the ball.

9:45 PM   Brisbane City have recorded a 37-26 victory over the Perth Spirit to be crowned the inaugural National Rugby Championship winners.

ACT presses ARU for Tests

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David Polkinghorne 4:08 PM   The ACT government is lobbying the Australian Rugby Union to bring Rugby Championship matches and major events such as the John Eales Medal to Canberra to help grow the game in the region.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Gal gathers support for NRL fight

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Danny Weidler 10:46 PM   Lost in the debate surrounding Paul Gallen and his tweet has been the central issue – his wellbeing and mental health.

Neck surgery sidelines Dragons coach

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Adrian Proszenko 9:07 PM   St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has undergone a neck operation which will prevent him from being too hands on during the early stages of preseason.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

SOC:Perth strike late to down Jets

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By Ben Somerford 10:42 PM   Jamie Maclaren proved the super-sub for Perth Glory after scoring two goals in three minutes to earn his side a come-from-behind 2-1 A-League win over Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium on Saturday.

Perth Glory grounds Newcastle Jets

Nebojsa Marinkovic of Perth Glory matches wits with Kew Jaliens and Allan Welsh of the Jets during the round four A-League match at nib Stadium on Saturday.

Brad Elborough 10:16 PM   A patient Perth Glory scored a 2-1 victory over the Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Cricket

Australia's batsmen crumble in the heat

Michael Clarke cut a lonely figure after getting out for 47.

Andrew Wu 10:04 PM   When Australia last lost a series to Pakistan, Paul Keating was Prime Minister, Mark Taylor was in his first series as Test captain and Jeune won the Melbourne Cup. Barring a miracle, Australia's 20-year unbeaten run against Pakistan will end here in Abu Dhabi

Bollinger hopes to stay in Ashes reckoning

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Daniel Lane 8:35 PM   Doug Bollinger wanted his successful stint with county team Kent to put him in contention for an Ashes return in next year's series in England.

Racing

Rodd goes from disappointment to delight

Michael Rodd returns to scale on Bonaria after winning the Myer Classic.

Chris Roots 11:32 PM   The spring carnival had proven frustrating for champion jockey Michael Rodd. Even Saturday had been a disappointment with Rich Enuff, before Bonaria boomed to victory in the Myer Classic at Flemington.

Hopes lifted, and dimmed, by Cup barrier draw

Riichi Kondo displays the barrier of Admire Rakti during the Melbourne Cup barrier draw at Flemington on Saturday.

Chris Roots, Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley 11:11 PM   Same horse, same barrier, same result, Japanese trainer Tomoyuki Umeda declared after favourite Admire Rakti drew barrier eight for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final

The Brindabelters took on the Black&Bluebelles at the AIS Arena.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.