Canberra's triple sporting treat as codes combine

Chris Dutton 3:44 PM   Canberra's codes are set to unite for a "triple whammy" of events next year.


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Rugby union

Brumbies break with two decades of tradition

Jarrad Butler and Allan Alaalatoa show off the Brumbies' new jersey.

Chris Dutton 6:55 PM   The ACT Brumbies are taking a bold step into the future, scrapping the strip they've worn for most of their Super Rugby history.

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Speed kills Bird's hopes of call-up as Coulter-Nile chosen instead

In the squad: Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been selected for the Australian Test team.

Jesse Hogan 2:30 PM   Australian selectors' desire for bowlers fast enough to rattle opposition players has been reflected in their decision to select uncapped Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Cairns breaks down after not guilty verdict

Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns arrives for his perjury trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi, and is facing charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

6:33 AM   Chris Cairns has been moved to tears, speaking of his relief at being found not guilty after an eight-week London trial over match-fixing allegations.

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CA to consider Starc surgery as selectors expect him to miss NZ Tests

 Mitchell Starc of Australia.

Jesse Hogan 3:40 PM   Mitch Starc's wish to postpone surgery on his troublesome ankle could be challenged by Cricket Australia, as selectors brace for him to miss February's Test series in New Zealand due to a separate foot injury.

Life's no beach for Raiders at Batemans Bay

The Canberra Raiders went on a pre-season camp trip to Bateman's Bay. Edrick Lee Josh Papalii Jarrad Kennedy

Chris Dutton   There was plenty of sand and surf, but the Canberra Raiders' beach retreat was anything but a summer holiday as the players were put through a gruelling NRL pre-season camp at Batemans Bay.

Scott takes aim at NRL over player burnout

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Scott of the Cowboys speaks to the media during the official 2015 NRL Grand Final press conference at The Star Room on October 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

James MacSmith   North Queensland star Matt Scott has slammed the NRL's approach to player welfare, claiming it is not taking the issue of player burnout seriously.

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Haddin backs pink-ball Test and Nevill 

"Everything I have done over the last couple of months is making sure I am up for this series and if I wasn't getting better I would have retired": Brad Haddin.

Chris Dutton   Former Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin has declared day-night Test matches "a massive success", adding his replacement Peter Nevill now "feels at home" as the team's wicket-keeper.

Insider says DRS call was a debacle

Harsh call: Kane Williamson makes the catch, while Ross Taylor appeals, believing they had claimed the wicket of Nathan Lyon.

Andrew Wu   The handling of the controversial decision review system call which spared Nathan Lyon has been labelled a "cluster f---".

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Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's  knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.

Lomu only played at 80 per cent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.

League HQ

How the impasse between Farah and Tigers was resolved

Locked in: Robbie Farah has now committed to playing out his NRL career at the Tigers.

Brad Walter 7:15 PM   Former leading AFL official Shane McCurry is credited with playing a key role in negotiating the truce between Robbie Farah and Wests Tigers

NRL clubs to seek equal funding at showdown with ARLC chairman John Grant

Facing the music: ARLC chairman John Grant will meet club chairmen on Wednesday.

Brad Walter 6:35 PM   John Grant's role in the NRL's new broadcast deal is expected to save him from a vote of no confidence


Rugby Heaven

Former ARU boss McGrath one of three nominated for Brumbies presidency

Brumbies logo.

Chris Dutton 9:30 PM   Former ARU chairman Peter McGrath has thrown his hand up to be the new ACT Brumbies president after accepting a nomination to join a three-way tussle for the role.

Butler has eyes on gold after working with Cheika

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at Brumbies HQ at the University of Canberra.  3 March 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   It looms as a back-row mission impossible, but Jarrad Butler has his sights set on Wallabies gold after getting a chance to work with Test coach Michael Cheika.



ICC admits crucial DRS decision was wrong

''Terrible'' call: Nathan Lyon plays a delivery from Mitchell Santner and is caught in the slips. He was later given not out by the decision review system.

7:45 PM   The International Cricket Council has admitted third umpire Nigel Llong's crucial decision in the day-night Test was wrong.

Rod Marsh lets one slip, praising Peter Nevill

Hot shot: Peter Nevill shows his style on the way to top-scoring in Australia’s first innings.

Andrew Wu 6:30 PM   It was a throwaway line by Rod Marsh but the fact that he said it at all reveals the growing status Peter Nevill holds in the Australian team.


Dinosaurs finally learn to evolve

Looking back: No clubs have better exemplified the dangers of being shackled to a successful past than Carlton and Essendon.

Rohan Connolly 5:49 PM   Carlton and Essendon have been talking the talk about change for a long time. The difference now is they actually seem to mean it.

New Cats united under the one noisy roof

Geelong recruits (from left): James Parsons, Jock Cornell, Tom Ruggles, Wylie Buzza, Matthew Hayball, Sam Menegola, Ryan Gardner.

Peter Hanlon 5:28 PM   Geelong's draftees revisit that first day of school feeling together.



Fans threaten boycott after Gallop response

Digging in: David Gallop called on fans to act positively and move on from recent issues.

Dominic Bossi 9:07 PM   Football Federation Australia is at risk of alienating A-League supporters after fans reacted with fury to comments by chief executive David Gallop on Tuesday.

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Premier League smashes spending record, but not on the players

Liverpool's massive expenditure on agents' fees highlighted Brendan Rodgers' bungled attempts to fill the void created by Luis Suarez.

Ben Rumsby 7:45 PM   Neither players nor fans will be happy with the record $260 million football clubs have splurged.


ACT Sport

The Canberra teenager who made Brad Haddin jealous

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton   Brad Haddin won a World Cup, scored 23 first class centuries and played 66 Tests. But he couldn't do what Owen has done.


Horse Racing

Queensland trip on the line for Tried And Tired

Leon Corstens says Tried And Tired would benefit from Saturday's run despite having two trials under his belt.

8:33 PM   Tried And Tired will be racing for a possible summer trip to Queensland when he returns to racing at Sandown.

Vet says he was conduit for cash

Mark Kavanagh.

Patrick Bartley 8:00 PM   Damian Sheales, senior counsel for trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien, has failed in his application to cross examine members of the Racing Victoria stewards panel.


Thousands pay tribute to Jonah Lomu

Family, friends and fans crowd Auckland's Eden Park stadium.

Smith: day-night Test 'a great spectacle'

Steve Smith says the first-ever day-night Test was a success.

 Bryant announces retirement from NBA

Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at end of NBA season.

Costa benched in Spurs stalemate

Tottenham and Chelsea play out a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Rosberg secures victory in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg completes a hat-trick of formula one victories.

Thrilling finish as aussies win series

Shaun Marsh sets up a historic day-night victory for Australia.

ABL: Cavalry puts    the bite on Adelaide

The Cavs' offence again came up trumps as Canberra went to 16-8.

Gallop Cup semis: Wests-UC v Weston Ck

Wests-UC and Weston Creek clash at Jamison Oval.

W-League: Canberra United v  Wanderers

Canberra United put four past Western Sydney in a 4-1 win.