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   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   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

Broncos fans embrace upside of painful defeat

Ben Hunt despairs after he made the costly error which led to Johnathan Thurston's winning field goal.

Phil Lutton 6:16 PM   It was a horror night for Broncos fans but many are already looking forward to going one better in 2016.

Raiders hero Steve Jackson says 1989 still simply the best

The Canberra Raiders celebrate winning the 1989 NSWRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth 5:53 PM   Canberra Raiders grand final hero Steve Jackson has a word of advice for Michael Morgan - get ready for a few free lunches. 


Rugby Heaven

Sekope Kepu the Wallabies standout, says Benn Robinson

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Rupert Guinness 4:09 PM   It would be understandable if Benn Robinson had lamented missing out on a third World Cup as he watched the Wallabies beat England on Sunday morning (AEDT). But on the contrary the Waratahs loosehead and veteran of 72 Tests was as excited as anyone who watched the game live, especially the performance of the Australian pack and foremost that of fellow Waratahs tighthead prop Sekope Kepu.

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



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 5:12 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.

Mark Waugh says there'll be more heartache for Bangladesh squad

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Australia's David Warner in action
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Daniel Lane 5:12 PM   National selector Mark Waugh said some players who were named for the postponed tour of Bangladesh will be disappointed when the team for next month's opening Test against New Zealand is named.


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.



Game cannot be complacent: PFA chief

Adam Vivian has emphasised the importance of this season.

Michael Lynch 6:43 PM   The soccer players union, the PFA, is still inching towards a deal with the FFA for a new collective bargaining agreement, but it believes the opening of a new A-League season is the perfect opportunity to address the areas the game needs to grow.

How Elrich overcame his inner critic to become a Socceroo

New attitude: Socceroo Tarek Elrich.

Dominic Bossi 5:41 PM   How one lecture from Josep Gombau freed Tarek Elrich from the pressure, unleashing the international footballer within.


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

Waller - Bowman "bromance" flowers in the spring

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Michael Lynch 5:46 PM   "Bromance" might too strong a word for it given Chris Waller's completely understandable jockey promiscuity. 

Williams scores strong Cox Plate ride after jockey split

Andrea Atzeni rides Arod to win The Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Miles Stakes at Ascot

Patrick Bartley 5:30 PM   Leading Australian jockey Craig Williams has become the benefactor of a jockey-owner split by snaring the mount on Cox Plate fancy Arod.


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.