Josip Simunic fights to clear his name

David Polkinghorne 9:15 PM   How a Canberra-born soccer star is trying to regain his reputation after three words linked him to Croatian fascists and Nazi Germany.

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Croker, Ottio score tries in Raiders win 

Lachlan Croker impressed in Canberra's Auckland Nines win over the Dragons.  

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Jon Tuxworth 6:08 PM   Jason Croker has hogged the headlines, but it was the performance of his nephew Lachlan that stole the show.

Unwanted Watson surges to become Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 6:06 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon, with the all-rounder surging to become Australia's highest-paid player in the competition with a $A1.96 million deal.

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Toomua to captain Brumbies for first time

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne 6:56 PM   Brumbies playmaker to wear the captain's armband for the first time in pre-season trial against Tahs.

Speight's Friend-ly sevens reuinion

Henry Speight will use a midfield switch to spark his best form.

Chris Dutton   Henry Speight still remembers the moment Andy Friend convinced him to join the ACT Brumbies.

Mann-Rea's country move ignites passion

Brumbies hooker with daughter Avery at their home in Jugiong. He drives 90 minutes to Canberra for Super Rugby training ...

Chris Dutton   A team bus stopping to pick up a hooker sounds like a joke or the start of an off-season controversy, but this is not what you're thinking.

SBW eyeing Olympics with sister Niall 

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 30:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand looks on during the 2016 Wellington Sevens ...

Brad Walter   Sydney Roosters are favorites to sign Sonny Bill Williams but they face competition from the NZRU and others clubs chasing his services in French rugby union, the NRL and Super League.

Hayne surprises Fijian team

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Jotham Lian   Jarryd Hayne was right at home when he surprised the Fijian sevens squad on the eve of the Sydney Sevens tournament this weekend.

Maroons in tatters as eight players banned

Origin ban: Ben Hunt

Michael Carayannis   Queensland's Origin defence has been thrown into disarray with Anthony Milford, Ben Hunt and Dylan Napa among eight players to be suspended.

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Wayne Pearce breaks silence about Mitchell

Support: Wayne Pearce (right) is confident his son Mitchell is receiving expert treatment and care.

Michael Carayannis 6:23 PM   Wayne Pearce has broken his silence declaring his son Mitchell's treatment and recovery as "all that matters" to him.

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Soliola's words spark Brenko into action

Dream home: Raiders winger Brenko Lee hopes to buy his family a house this year.

Chris Dutton   The words Sia Soliola whispered in Brenko Lee's ear are driving him for 2016

Cricket

Maddinson shows true grit to helps steer Blues to draw

Nic Maddinson

A courageous and defensive second innings from NSW captain Nic Maddinson helped his team to a share of the points in their Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in New Zealand.

Unwanted Watson surges to become Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 6:06 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon, with the all-rounder surging to become Australia's highest-paid player in the competition with a $A1.96 million deal.

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Soccer

Pellegrini ensuring easiest of transitions to Guardiola

Pellegrini will be replaced at the end of the season.

unknown 4:32 PM   There is a video on YouTube of Manuel Pellegrini's arrival as Manchester City manager, back in July 2013. We see him at Manchester Airport, wearily wheeling a suitcase through the arrivals lounge. We see him getting fitted for his club suit. We see him getting a tour of the club's training facilities at Carrington: meeting the kit men and the canteen staff, meticulously inspecting the length of the grass on the practice pitches, surveying his new office.

Graham Arnold finds himself caught in a discussion sweeping world football – the nexus between beauty and efficiency, and the subjective nature of that debate. The issue is more problematic because the nature of what is beautiful, or enter

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Graham Arnold finds himself caught in a discussion sweeping world football – the nexus between beauty and efficiency, and the subjective nature of that debate. 

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League HQ

How a gizmo the size of a 10c piece could change concussion testing

Sensor: The device that records impacts on players.

It's about the size of a 10 cent piece, features technology similar to that of a smartphone and could just be the answer to sport's concussion conundrum.

Past players struggling with drink, says ex-Wallaby

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James Holbeck felt compelled to write about how alcohol impacted his career. He wasn't expecting the reaction.

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Rugby Heaven

Brumbies' Puma could be playing for the 'enemy' at Canberra home

Sport.?Argentinian rugby player Tomas Cubelli has been signed up by the Brumbies as a scrum half. Pictured at their UC ...

David Polkinghorne 5:01 PM   Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.

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AFL

No replacements for suspended players

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The four AFL clubs with banned former Essendon players have been refused the right to replace the players serving drug suspensions this year.

Civil trial involving Pickering 'difficult'

Law suit: AFL player agent Liam Pickering has been embroiled in a "difficult" civil trial.

Carlton-supporting judge reserves his decision in a case where he had repeatedly urged the parties involved to try to settle the matter.

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ACT Sport

Capitals veterans express sadness over Carrie Graf departure

Canberra Capitals co-captains Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson at the University of Canberra basketball court.

Jon Tuxworth 5:48 PM   Canberra Capitals captain Carly Wilson has urged the club to appoint a head coach "as soon as possible".

Millar timing Vic Open run perfectly

Matthew Millar has made a move at the Victorian Open.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra golfer moves into contention going into weekend of first event of the year.

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Horse Racing

Spill The Beans spoils Pride Of Dubai's return as plunge comes off in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Jockey Tim Clark

Spill The Beans was heavily backed from $9 into $4.80 on course and the money proved to be spot on as the stallion prospect sailed to a one-and-three-quarter length win.

Puritan stakes claim for the autumn with Manfred Stakes win

Bright future: Nick Hall drives Puritan past Golden Spin (right) and Ready For Victory (left) at Caulfield on Saturday.

When a progressive three year old gelding wins a 1200 metre Group 3 race first up in February against a host of promising colts and geldings the temptation is always to see him as a potential Guineas candidate.

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Sydney stop the rot as Reds continue streak

A first-half four-goal flurry resulted in a 2-2 draw in Adelaide.

Cowan hit and concussed by bouncer

NSW opener Ed Cowan struck by a Joel Paris bouncer.

Essendon players set to appeal ban

A look back at a timeline of the Essendon supplement scandal.

Tim Grant chasing Origin call-up

Wests recruit Tim Grant is looking for more Origin action for NSW.

Superbowl 50: NFL greats on what it takes

Vinatieri, Rice and Manning talk of what it takes to win the big one.

Jarryd Hayne sings with Fiji Sevens team

Jarryd Hayne sings with the Fiji Sevens team in Sydney.

NFL Players talk  about concussions

Will viewers start to tune out as the  concussion drama worsens?

Ryan's horror as Barca rout Valencia

Luis Suarez scored four goals as Barcelona thrashed Valencia 7-0.

Fearnley says Rio will be his last games

Australian Paralympic legend says next 12 months may be his last.

Cooper misses Sydney Sevens selection

Wallaby five-eighth omitted from coach Andy Friend's squad.