Live blog: Brumbies v Rebels

David Polkinghorne 9:28 PM   Join David Polkinghorne as he live blogs all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies try to keep their 11-game home winning streak alive against the Melbourne Rebels.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys watches on as he waits for the video referee's decision during the round six NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on April 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Steve Mascord 10:04 PM   Join Steve Mascord for back-to-back-to-back rugby league featuring Titans v Panthers, Cowboys v Warriors and Storm v Roosters.

Live AFL round three: Saturday footy

Tigers players celebrate a goal

Ronny Lerner 10:06 PM   Follow our live and extensive coverage of Saturday's five AFL matches, starting with Carlton v Essendon at the MCG.

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White ruled out of Rebels match

Michael Dowsett will step up to replace Nic White in the Brumbies starting team.

Chris Dutton 2:53 AM   The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a massive blow on the eve of their crucial match against the Melbourne Rebels with scrumhalf Nic White ruled out with injury.

Olympics and injuries in the past for Brumbies

Lausii Taliauli, Michael Dowsett and Nigel Ah Wong will make their Brumbies starting debuts on Saturday.

Chris Dutton   One has been compared to Israel Folau and the other had an Olympic Games dream, but Nigel Ah Wong and Lausii Taliauli say they are ready to forge their own Super Rugby reputations on Saturday night.

Raiders trust in Sezer's deal

Reports have surfaced that Daly Cherry-Evans wants to stay at Manly.

Chris Wilson   Daly Cherry-Evans reports put another Canberra signing up in the air over round 13 rule.

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Williams rates Raiders recruit 'exceptional'

Elliott Whitehead of Catalan Dragons.

Chris Wilson   Want to know how good Raiders recruit Elliott Whitehead is? Canberra halfback Sam Williams says he will be exceptional.

Dragons beat the Broncos

Super Cooper: Mike Cooper crosses for the decisive try for the Dragons.

Brad Walter 12:04 AM   The only thing St George Illawarra were tipped to win this season was the wooden spoon, but seven weeks into the season they are shock joint competition leaders following another win built on gritty defence against Brisbane.

One of football's greatest comebacks

John Quinn has made a tremendous recovery from illness.

Caroline Wilson 10:24 PM   John Quinn wakes up most mornings these days to the mixed tunes of the lorikeets, galahs and cockatoos which live alongside his new St Ives home on the edge of Sydney's Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Stephen Dank may be facing lifetime ban

Stephen Dank, seen here during Tuesday night's interview, has called for a Senate inquiry into the handling of the supplements saga.

Jon Pierik, Jake Niall   The AFL anti-doping tribunal has found Stephen Dank guilty on several charges, however he has been cleared on three charges relating to banned substance Thymosin Beta 4.

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Canberra wrestler strives for national title

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Nick Verreynne is competing in the Australian National Wrestling Championships this weekend and is also pushing for worlds later this year and hopefully Rio next year.  

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

David Polkinghorne   With his hand crushed and twisted, Canberra wrestler Nick Verreynne could only watch on at the trials for the London Olympic Games, but a few years on he's confident he can grab a spot on Australia's world championships team at the nationals at the AIS on Saturday.

League HQ

So-called 'injured' withdrawals face bans

Losing its appeal: Josh Reynolds was one of few stars to turn out in last year's City v Country clash.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Players who pull out of the City-Country game could face a one-match NRL ban under a proposal tabled by the Country Rugby League.

SG Ball minor premiers hit by first loss of season

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Jon Tuxworth 8:41 PM   Canberra Raiders development boss David Hamilton has revealed the club's minor premiership-winning SG Ball team cost around $200,000 to put on the park, and hopes the defection of big names from rivals will encourage them to back their fight for junior concessions. 

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Rebels beat Brumbies in sloppy Canberra clash

Lausii Taliauli of the ACT Brumbies fails to stop Sefanaia Naivalu of the Melbourne Rebels scoring the Rebel's first try.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Chris Dutton 9:42 PM   The Rebels beat an injury-depleted Brumbies 13-8 on Saturday night.

Brumbies won't move from Canberra

Brumbies boss Michael Jones says the club is keeping home games in Canberra.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumbies boss Michael Jones says the club won't move games out of Canberra, despite conceding low crowds are costing them money.

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Cricket

Windies hold on for draw after Anderson breaks record

Alastair Cook (R) the captain of England alongside Denesh Ramdin the captain of West Indies at the end of match.

11:11 AM   Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first Test in Antigua after James Anderson had become England's leading Test wicket-taker.

Clarke: No point to prove in Twenty20

Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars for the next two seasons.

Daniel Cherny 11:56 PM   New Melbourne Stars captain Michael Clarke doesn't think he has a point to prove in Twenty20 cricket and says he is looking forward to the "challenge" of making history with the side.

AFL

Riewoldt 'no certainty' for next week

Nick Riewoldt is interviewed prior to the Friday's match after pulling out due to soreness.

Matt Murnane 7:07 PM   Nick Riewoldt is no certainty to play in St Kilda's marquee Anzac Day match against Carlton in New Zealand amid fears he re-injured his calf on Friday.

Walsh rejects reports over Dangerfield complaints

Bernie Vince of the Demons and Patrick Dangerfield of the Crows wrestle on the ground during the match between Melbourne and Adelaide on Saturday.

Ashley Porter 8:26 PM   ​Adelaide coach Phil Walsh has denied reports his football department complained to the AFL about the ongoing rough treatment of his star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield.

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Soccer

City kids get chance to shine

Iain Ramsay is one City youngster who may get a chance to show his wares on Sunday.

Michael Lynch 9:51 PM   One man's misfortune is another's opportunity. 

Popovic coy on Bulut's future

Uncertain future: Kerem Bulut.

Dominic Bossi 9:35 PM   Wanderers coach hits out at media reports of fan favourite Kerem Bulut leaving the club, but won't confirm if he wants to keep the player.

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ACT Sport

Bruton hits the streets for basketball makeover

Former Canberra NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton, playing with sons, Dante, 8, and Brooklyn, 11, will host a tournament at Westside Acton Park.

Chris Dutton 8:43 PM   Cal Bruton takes to the streets as Nick Kyrgios gets his season back on track.

Experienced Bulls too strong in second half

David Howell is held up by Belconnen defence.

Jon Tuxworth 8:36 PM   As far as coaching apprenticeships are concerned, there's few better to learn from than Melbourne Storm mentor Craig Bellamy. 

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Horse Racing

Anzac Day race meeting could be moved

Uncertain: Jim Cassidy rides Dissident to win race 6 at Royal Randwick.

Chris Roots 9:34 PM   Chief steward Ray Murrihy is canvassing options for moving next Saturday's Anzac Day races from Randwick after concerns about condition of the course proper.

Dissident too strong, too tough

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Chris Roots 8:52 PM   Rarely does a horse get to go out on top but Dissident did it winning the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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Easts vs Uni-Norths

Easts and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup at GIO Stadium.

Gungahlin vs West Belconnen

West Belconnen and Gungahlin clash at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval in local first grade rugby league.

NEAFL: Ainslie vs Eastlake

Ainslie and Eastlake clash at Ainslie Oval in round 2 of the NEAFL.

Kimlin's brutal tackle on Leigh Halfpenny

Former Brumby Peter Kimlin is still doing his bit for the Wallabies.

Jordan Spieth wins US Masters

American Jordan Spieth continues his record-breaking week to win the US Masters by four-shots.

2015 US Masters: Final round

All the action from the final round of the 2015 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Storm ruins Tilse's day

Melbourne ruined Dane Tilse's 200th appearance and his final home game for Canberra.

Raiders vs Storm

The Canberra Raiders clash with Melbourne Storm at Canberra's GIO Stadium in round 6 of the NRL.

Bombers pip Hawks by two points

Essendon stuns Hawthorn, with a gutsy display of pressure football .

GWS beat Dees with third-quarter blitz

Greater Western Sydney have staged a stunning comeback to beat Melbourne by 45 points in Canberra.