Reynolds field goal thwarts epic Raiders comeback 

Jon Tuxworth 10:28 PM   Josh Reynolds reminded Laurie Daley and the NSW Blues he still has what it  takes with a stunning man of the match performance as the Bulldogs beat the Raiders.

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Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes

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Sebastian Hassett 10:47 AM   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.

GI must channel MJ if he wants to torch Blues

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Phil Lutton 4:51 PM   Greg Inglis must take giant strides if he is to make a full recovery from a bout of tonsilitis.

Mitchell Pearce will deliver for the Blues

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Jarryd Hayne 11:45 PM   In Jarryd Hayne's exclusive column he says the stage is set for Mitchell Pearce to keep the Origin shield in NSW.

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Anderson shines in women's AFL clash

Heather Anderson of the Bulldogs kicks the ball during the Women's AFL exhibition match between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs at MCG.

Jon Tuxworth 6:45 PM   Belconnen Magpies player Heather Anderson caught the eye of commentators in a strong display for Western Bulldogs in their loss to Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday. 

Clarkson laments 'toxic' environment at Blues

Uncertain times: Mick Malthouse.

Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan 7:45 PM   Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton.

Demons hunt and trap Bulldogs

Demon Matt Jones is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Michael Gleeson 6:29 PM   Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.

Richmond supporters roar again after win 

Richmond players sing the club song in the rooms after their win.

Ashley Porter 9:08 PM   The Tiger army is back on the march having finally made the top eight again, but don't expect coach Damien Hardwick to start beating the drum despite a 33-point win over Port Adelaide.

Brumbies determined to go out winners

ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio has put his hand up to return from injury for Friday night's game against the Bulls.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   The ACT Brumbies are determined to send off their departing players in style and believe they can claim the Super Rugby championship even if they finish outside the top two.

Silence says it all as Porte's woes continue

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness 8:12 PM   The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia.

Soccer

Smith shows smarts to score match-winner

Canberra Olympic striker Phillipe Bernabo-Madrid celebrates scoring against his old team in his side's 2-1 win against Canberra FC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 6:45 PM   He promised his coach a goal for missing training this week for his university studies, and Callum Smith delivered to catapult Canberra Olympic to the top of the Capital Football National Premier League.

League HQ

Crazy game as both sides deserve to lose

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Phil Gould 11:05 PM   Where do I begin to explain this one? This was one of the best, worst, most entertaining, most frustrating 80 minutes of rugby league I have ever sat through.

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Rebels must keep composure, says McGahan

Eben Etzebeth of the Stormers braces for the impact as he comes up against the Rebels defence.

Roy Ward 6:59 PM    A lack of composure saw Melbourne Rebels give up too many points in a tough loss to South African conference leaders, the Stormers, in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

Potgieter offers new NSW enforcer some advice

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

Georgina Robinson 5:00 PM   Jacques Potgieter has a message for Will Skelton: throw your weight around but pick your moments.

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Cricket

Ponting-coached Mumbai win IPL title

Ricky Ponting coached the Mumbai Indians to victory.

11:33 AM   Ricky Ponting has claimed a trophy in his very first coaching assignment, with his Mumbai Indians scoring a comfortable 41-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian Premier League title.

Stokes and Cook make tons for England

England's captain Alastair Cook acknowledges the crowd.

8:37 AM   Ben Stokes has scored the fastest-ever Test hundred at Lord's, while England captain Alastair Cook weighed in with a less spectacular but equally valuable century of his own as the hosts fought back against New Zealand in the first Test.

AFL

Minson sent off in VFL game

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Daniel Cherny, Brent Diamond and Melanie Whelan 3:01 PM   Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson has been sent off during a VFL match at the Whitten Oval after allegedly shoving an umpire.

Boyd could be rested for grudge match

Jimmy Toumpas of the Demons is tackled by Lin Jong of the Bulldogs.

Daniel Cherny 8:03 PM   Melbourne coach Paul Roos believes a week off did the trick for Jesse Hogan, and his Western Bulldogs counterpart Luke Beveridge thinks it mightn't be a bad idea either for Tom Boyd.

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Soccer

Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes to fire again on road to Russia

Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett 10:47 AM   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 on June 16.

Luongo's Swindon Town thrashed in playoff

Preston North End players celebrate after winning the League One play-off final.

10:22 AM   Socceroos duo Bailey Wright and Neil Kilkenny have earned promotion to England's Championship with Preston North End following a one-sided League One playoff final against Australian star Massimo Luongo's Swindon Town.

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ACT Sport

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

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Jon Tuxworth 9:18 PM   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 7:57 PM   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

McDonald leaves Sydney behind for English summer

Thumbs up: James McDonald is heading off to Royal Ascot.

Chris Roots 10:09 PM   Premier jockey James McDonald will not be seen in Sydney again this season as he takes an opportunity to ride the English summer after Brisbane's Stradbroke meeting on June 6.

Black type racing review to strengthen product

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Chris Roots 8:36 PM   Australian black type racing is being reviewed with a focus on the autumn programs of Sydney and Melbourne. The outcome for 2016 will be decided by the Pattern Committee at its August meeting.

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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.