Sport

Brumbies call for referee reform

The Brumbies were denied a try with Lausii Taliauli across the line.

ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has called for Australian rugby and Super Rugby's governing body to invest more money in referees after a no-try decision shattered his team's championship hopes.

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Rugby League

A life in rugby league: Phil Gould.

Magnificent Cowboys can go back-to-back

​The North Queensland Cowboys produced the best 40 minutes of rugby league I have witnessed this season in their big win over Canterbury on Thursday night.

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Cricket

Milestone: England's Joe Root celebrates his 250 against Pakistan during day two of the Second Test in Manchester.

England in control against Pakistan

A masterful 254 from Joe Root and three early wickets for Chris Woakes have put England in a commanding position on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Manchester.

AFL

Saints keep finals hopes alive on horror night for Dogs

Saints' Tim Membrey marks the ball.

Brent Harvey's record-breaking 427th AFL game could play a crucial role in shaping the composition of the top eight after St Kilda upset the Western Bulldogs on a heartbreaking Saturday night for the losers at Etihad Stadium.

Geelong’s  Mark Blicavs collides with Adelaide’s Taylor Walker on Saturday night.

Cats clip Crows' wings again

Geelong turned on a big second half to comfortably defeat Adelaide for the second time this season, ending the Crows' run of eight consecutive wins.

Menegola's debut worth the wait

Sam Menegola celebrates the win.

It took six years, spent at three different clubs, but at the age of 24, Geelong's Sam Menegola finally made his AFL debut on Saturday night, and after an interminable wait, did his best to make up for lost time.

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Gungahlin's Pat Tuidraki scores a try.

John Eagles hold on to break Owls' hearts

The last round of the John I Dent Cup season transpired into a tale of two comebacks as hearts were broken, punches were thrown and finals spots were sealed across the capital on Saturday.

Soccer

Jai Ingham scores for Victory to draw level with Juventus.

Victory outguns Juve in shootout

Melbourne Victory have claimed an upset International Champions Cup win, downing Italian champions Juventus after a penalty shoot-out.

'Scratchy': Matildas coach Alen Stajcic said his team are starting to gel after a tough acclimation period.

Matildas brace for Brazil friendly

​After a scratchy start to a pre-Olympics camp, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic wants to see some polish against Brazil in their looming international friendly.

Horse Racing

Redzel runs them ragged for Crowning glory

Bold strategy: Kerrin McEvoy rides Redzel to win the July Sprint.

Perhaps unfairly, Redzel has always been that horse. The one that shines brighter than anything else on a midweek morning when they race for nothing at the trials, but he has now finally showed up when it counted.

King of the picnics Blewitt keeps on winning

Winning habit: Ricky Blewitt on board Bemiles (centre) at Towac Park in Orange earlier this year.

Ricky Blewitt has the best strike rate of any jockey in NSW this season but few would have heard of the champion picnic jockey, who got the thrill of his life at Bong Bong last year.