CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has challenged Scott Sio to add "an edge" to his performance against the NSW Waratahs.
CHRIS DUTTON Why the long face? ACT Brumbies mascot - Brumby Jack - has been forced to buy a ticket to the biggest Australian rugby derby in more than a decade.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics
CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles.
JON TUXWORTH 8:28pm Brisbane-bound Canberra fullback Anthony Milford has remained tight-lipped on Wayne Bennett's return to the Broncos, insisting his only focus is on leading the Raiders out of wooden-spoon contention.
JON TUXWORTH 8:37pm Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington will use Monday night's stoush with South Sydney's Burgess brothers as an audition.
ROY MASTERS 8:00pm Wayne Bennett’s signing with the Broncos has saved St George Illawarra from a two-month teenage TV soap opera with the Dragons cast as the baddies.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 11:00pm Manly boss David Perry has gone to the NRL over concerns rival clubs are illegally approaching his star players with inducements to break their current contracts.
CHRIS BARRETT Former Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham has foreshadowed possible retirement after the Commonwealth Games but not because of his burgeoning career on the stage.
CHRIS BARRETT Australian officials have defended an administrative bungle that saw two of its athletes not entered for events at the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Thursday.
Christian Sprenger is not afraid of backing own abilities but the 100 metre breaststroke world champion admits that he was thrown recently.
Champion cyclist Anna Meares has been unveiled as Australia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
JON TUXWORTH Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.
Roy Ward Queensland big man becomes Australia's sixth NBA player this season.
RUPERT GUINNESS Simon Yates, one of the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE’s shining lights as a potential grand tour contender, was against the decision by his team management to withdraw him.
ANDREW WU Kieren Jack says Sydney's near record-winning streak has helped create a self-belief within the team which was missing even for much of their successful premiership campaign of 2012.
ALANA SCHETZER Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott has been flying high since he made his AFL debut in 2012 but he came back to earth on Tuesday.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Racing will return to Canberra's synthetic Acton track next winter regardless of what happens at Tuesday's briefing on a potential Super Track between the ACT government and the ACT's racing bodies.
England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said on Monday.
FLETA PAGE Canberra’s local football talent continues to be recognised, with two players from the Capital Football representative Under-20 side trialling with Sydney FC Youth team this week.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Poker face, the enemy of glass doors or the master of mind games? Maybe NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is all three.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Manly have brushed aside talk of further player discontent to beat St George Illawarra 21-12 at Jubilee Oval on Monday night.
Brett Keeble Knights fullback Darius Boyd is no certainty to follow coach Wayne Bennett back to the Brisbane Broncos but he will leave Newcastle at the end of this season.
JON TUXWORTH The Canberra Raiders have signed Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa for the next two years.
ROY MASTERS Wayne Bennett phoned Lachlan Murdoch on Sunday, convincing the News Corporation boss he could turn around the struggling Broncos.
ANDREW WEBSTER For everything that has happened during the last 40 years of Wayne Bennett's storied career, it is what happens in the next three at the Broncos that will define him as coach.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Manly coach Geoff Toovey has refused to confirm or deny that three of his star players have asked for a release from their contract but has hit out and people who are trying to undermine the Sea Eagles.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Interim St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has officially put his hand up to be the Dragons long-term coach after Wayne Bennett knocked back an offer to join the club next season.
FLETA PAGE Canberra teenager George Timotheou will likely take on some of the world’s finest players on Tuesday night, when Sydney FC takes on English Premier League team, Newcastle United in New Zealand.
LIAM DUCEY West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox has announced he will retire at the end of the season.
ANDREW WU Sydney will find out later this week if they will have their all-star forward line available as they close in on two rare milestones in their blockbuster away clash with Hawthorn.
Essendon forward "could be back within three weeks" after deciding to have surgery on his fractured clavicle.
LEE GASKIN Canberra marathon runner Martin Dent is giving everything he has got in Glasgow for a shot at stepping on to the podium.
CHRIS BARRETT She might be the smiling face of Australian netball but she can also put on a brave one.
MICHAEL GLEESON Australian star finds her best rhythm since suffering a hamstring injury as she finishes third behind the woman who looms as her biggest threat at the Games.
RUPERT GUINNESS It should please the Australian Commonwealth Games team that cyclist Mark Renshaw says he has never felt as strong heading into the third week of a grand tour.
MALCOLM KNOX A year after missing the cut at the British Open plunged him into despair, Rory McIlroy has joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to win three grand slam tournaments before turning 26.
Adam Pengilly David Payne has leant his support to the controversial switch of the Warwick Stakes to Randwick, saying he would not have planned to run Criterion if the feature was still at Warwick Farm.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE The Brumbies will run onto Allianz Stadium on Saturday night having never lost a final in the Harbour City.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE The ACT Brumbies are organising a bandwagon to head up the Hume Highway to the Super Rugby semi-final against arch-rivals NSW Waratahs at Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.
The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs have a showdown next weekend in Sydney to see who plays in the Super Rugby title match.
PAUL CULLY For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.
LEE GASKIN Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw has put his squad on notice after 4-1 loss to Canberra Olympic.
Brett Keeble Gold Coast Titans spoiled what was supposed to be a day of celebration in Newcastle, upsetting the Knights 22-8 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
James Gardiner Alex McKinnon was back where he felt most comfortable, in the sanctum of the Knights dressing sheds alongside his mates, a broad grin on his face.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah said he had been pleading with coach Mick Potter to give rookie Mitchell Moses his first crack at the big time for months before he finally got his chance.
BRAD WALTER NRL supporters have donated more than $1.1 million for injured Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon.
PHIL GOULD It's the beauty of sport. The big man up against the little man. The favorite versus the underdog. We've seen these scenarios so many times before.
JON TUXWORTH Billy Slater says Anthony Milford must learn to deal with the pressure of being a marked man.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra Raiders winger Reece Robinson has attracted solid interest from rival clubs.
BRAD WALTER St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor believes Josh Dugan is the best right centre in the game.
JON TUXWORTH Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford praised his injury-battered side after a vital top-of-the-table win on Sunday.
EMMA QUAYLE An eight-goal Jake Carlisle game helps Essendon come from behind to beat the Western Bulldogs.
ASHLEY PORTER Port Adelaide won the game but not the glory after scraping in by three points against a brave Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
ANDREW WU Phil Davis says Greater Western Sydney is no longer at the stage where the team is satisfied with honourable losses after setting a new benchmark at the weekend.
JESSE HOGAN Key North players united in their belief harsh appraisals are essential to overcome habitual performance lapses.
FLETA PAGE On the eve of the last Commonwealth Games, few people had heard the name Alicia Coutts.
MICHAEL GLEESON Benn Harradine likens it to the golfer who stands on the tee and can’t explain why today he slices it when yesterday they went straight down the fairway.
Nathan Paull Silly turnovers and rushed passes left Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander with a furrowed brow ahead of their Commonwealth Games campaign.
Nathan Paull Wallaby Liam Gill insists winning a Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens gold would be on par with taking the Bledisloe Cup back from the Kiwis.
LEE GASKIN Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.
LEE GASKIN Australia's ice hockey community has rallied around Adelaide Adrenaline after its bus crash in Canberra.
LEE GASKIN It's taken 11 games, but North Canberra has broken through for its first win of the women's hockey season.
RICHIE PORTE Before Friday’s stage of the Tour de France, I had never taken any medication from the race doctor.
RUPERT GUINNESS Richie Porte has been stricken by illness in the Tour de France that leaves his hopes of finishing the race hinging on a daily assessment by his Sky team doctor.
Allan Kelly A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open.
Mick Fanning reignited his world surfing championship defence with victory in the sixth event of the year, the J-Bay Open.
Bernard Tomic has defeated Victor Estrella Burgos to set up a clash with defending champion Ivo Karlovic in the final of the ATP Claro Open in Bogota, Colombia.
The Blues recorded a come-from-behind victory over the Warriors.
Tuggeranong United were hammered 4-1 by Olympic.
North Canberra recorded its first win of the season.
Brumbies advance to grand final qualifier with a 32-30 win.
The Raiders fell 28-14 to the Storm in Melbourne.
Queanbeyan looks to break Vikings' stranglehold over the John I Dent Cup after impressive win over Wests.
Belconnen Magpies record emphatic win over Eastlake in NEAFL clash at Kippax.
Australia's leading gymnasts training session at the AIS ahead.
The Raiders proved too strong in a 36-20 win over the Titans.
The Brumbies took on the Force with a finals berth up for grabs.
Canberra's Emerging United takes on Sydney's Colo Cougars.
The Brumbies' final session ahead of their game against the Force.
Christchurch's Coastal Spirit took on Queanbeyan City at Harrison.
NEAFL: Belconnen Magpies v Queanbeyan Tigers at Kippax Oval.
ACT Premier League: Canberra FC vs Cooma at Deakin.
NEAFL at Manuka Oval on Saturday July 5.
Liz Ellis Academy at the ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham.
John I Dent Cup, Round 12 match at Campese Field, Queanbeyan.
Belconnen United snaps a 16-year Federation Cup drought.
The Waratahs take on the ACT Brumbies at ANZ Stadium.
The Eastlake Demons take on Belconnen at Manuka Oval.
West Tigers v Canberra Raiders at Campbelltown Stadium.