Back from lung injury to breathe life into Raiders

Chris Wilson 5:31 PM   The Raiders will welcome back half Sam Williams against the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night, but former playmaker Anthony Milford can expect a frosty reception at Canberra Stadium.

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Malthouse sacked by Carlton

Mick Malthouse.

Jake Niall 6:09 PM   Carlton have sacked Mick Malthouse the day after the Blues said an announcement on the embattled coach's future would come after their next two games.

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Soliola 'fully understands' Milford's move

Former Raider Anthony Milford will return to Canberra this week for the first time since joining Brisbane Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Anthony Milford's move to the Brisbane Broncos made headlines throughout 2014. One man at the Raiders understands Milford's decision better than most. And he never even played with him.

Six Aussies into French Open second round

Nick Kyrgios beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan

Darren Walton 6:45 AM   Nick Kyrgios hailed Australia's "unbelievable" start to the French Open after leading six through to the second round at Roland Garros.

Daley says key lies with quartet of Blues-ters

Red white and bluesters: Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, Mitchell Pearce and Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas   They are the red, white and bluesters who make up almost a quarter of Laurie Daley's NSW team for game one.

Fifita thought hotel rampage would end career

NSW State Of Origin. NSW Team. Portrait of Andrew Fifita. Wednesday 20th May 2015. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 150520

Michael Chammas   An angry rampage through a Manchester hotel that damaged property during the 2013 World Cup was the incident Andrew Fifita believed could end his representative career.

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The one thing Sam Williams needs to return

Sam Williams

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday. it all hinges on one thing.

Brumbies want to take home final from Tahs

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says the pressure is on the Waratahs to perform in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says his team is not the one under pressure leading into the final weeks of the season.

Cheika confused over perception of Skelton

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

Daniel Lane   Bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asks whether people want a 'soft' Super Rugby competition after 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton comes under intense scrutiny.

Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes

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Sebastian Hassett   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou won't take any chances at the first step on the road to the 2018 World Cup, naming a full-strength line-up for Australia's opening qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Tennis

Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin   Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

League HQ

Meninga says Maroons want revenge

Mal Meninga watches on during a Queensland Maroons training.

Brad Walter 6:24 PM   Queensland have been waiting since last year's 6-4 defeat at ANZ Stadium for the chance to avenge their first series loss in nine years

How Hodkinson almost became a British Bulldog

Pom in the making? Trent Hodkinson could qualify for England through his father's heritage.

Adrian Proszenko 6:14 PM   Had he not been chosen for NSW last year, Trent Hodkinson would probably be an England international by now.

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Rugby Heaven

Tahs rookie Roach to face Lions den

Big test: New NSW hooker Hugh Roach has a big job a head of him.

Georgina Robinson 5:30 PM   It was all going so well. How one tackle has the potential to turn the Waratahs' hard-fought season on its head.

Tahs set to appeal Skelton, Latu bans

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

Adrian Warren 9:40 PM   Coach Michael Cheika reportedly 'emotional' after receiving news of bans to key forwards over lifting tackle

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Cricket

WA cricket captain Adam Voges living dream in Caribbean

Captain Adam Voges has been instrumental with the bat for WA this year

6:18 PM   ​Many of his teammates will view it as just a tour match but for Adam Voges Australia's three-day game in Antigua could be the biggest of his career.

Why England turned to an Australian for Ashes battle

Pedigree: Trevor Bayliss took Sri Lanka to a World Cup final in 2011.

Nick Hoult 8:16 AM   The old enemy have lured away a highly rated coach from under the noses of Cricket Australia ahead of this summer's Ashes battle.

AFL

Worsfold open to coaching

AFL.Round 20.Essendon v West Coast Eagles.Eagle's coach John Worsfold at quarter time at Etihad Stadium.11th August 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Matt Murnane 9:52 AM   Former West Coast coach writes to the league's 18 coaches to assure them he will relinquish his duties as chairman of the AFL Coaches Association should he put his hand up in the future.

Dawson's debut through Mum's eyes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Liam Dawson of the Lions kicks during the round eight AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Beth Newman 7:47 PM   AFL Whenever Brisbane Lions first-year player Liam Dawson plays football he searches for his mum, Bev, on the fence.

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Soccer

John Aloisi named Brisbane Roar coach

John Aloisi.

Beth Newman 7:11 PM   Brisbane Roar has appointed John Aloisi as its new coach.

Sydney FC say you're the one for me, Faty.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Jacques Faty of Sydney FC is challenged by Besart Berisha of the Victory during the 2015 A-League Grand Final match between the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on May 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi 5:20 PM   Sydney FC have continued their recruitment drive for next season after re-signing Senegalese International Jacques Faty on a one-year contract extension while Jets axe coach Phil Stubbins.

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ACT Sport

Belconnen edged out of top four in final round by South Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth   A desperate defensive effort helped South Canberra break its finals drought in the State League netball competition, holding off Canberra 51-45 in the final round on Sunday to secure its spot in the top four. 

Steph Talbot, Alex Bunton named in World Uni Games squad

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Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Gunners have succumbed to a second straight South-East Australia Basketball Association loss, going down to Nunawading Spectres 104-87 at Belconnen on Saturday night.

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Horse Racing

Leading trainer Hayes wants quarantine opened earlier

David Hayes believes that if the opening date, which is usually the first week in October, can be moved back a month it could enhance the chances of international horses competing in early spring.

Patrick Bartley 4:50 PM   Leading Australian trainer David Hayes wants the Werribee quarantine station opened earlier this year so overseas horses can compete in early spring races.

Hot Snitzel firming as Stradbroke Handicap topweight

Taste of success: Blake Shinn returns to scale on Hot Snitzel at Doomben.

Adam Pengilly   BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.

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Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.