Brumbies chase fans with half-price admission

Chris Dutton 3:12 PM   The ACT Brumbies will halve ticket prices to try to lure fans back to Canberra Stadium.

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Your guide to Tuesday's AFL doping verdict

Essendon

Jon Pierik 10:05 AM   The AFL's anti-doping tribunal will release its verdict on the case involving Essendon, the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Tuesday. The hearings began in December last year and concluded on February 17.

Pies sought ASADA assurances

Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas.

Michael Gleeson 11:25 PM   Collingwood sought assurances from ASADA that more of their players had not failed drug tests after two of their players were found to have both tested positive to the same banned drug on the same day.

Don't listen to 'em, Warnie

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster 6:58 PM   Australia were favourites to win the World Cup, but let's not forget what they went through to get there.

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Canberra Raiders defence on edge      

Roosters centre Blake Ferguson beats Edrick Lee to score a try during Sunday's match.

Jon Tuxworth 10:22 PM   Canberra Raiders youngster Edrick Lee has revealed the club's outside backs discussed their defensive deficiencies immediately after they were ruthlessly exposed by the Sydney Roosters on Sunday. 

Canberra still a chance of four runners 

Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne 10:26 PM   Canberra trainer Steven O'Brien says the ACT's representation at the $300,00 NSW Country Championships at Randwick on Saturday shows how strong racing is in the region and justifies the $50,000 Canberra Racing paid to be included.

Junior Brumbies break decade drought     

Brumbies under-17s captain Tom Ross and Ryan Lonergan with the Gold Cup trophy in Perth.

Chris Dutton 6:03 PM   Brumbies under-17s coach Paul Simonsson has backed some of his star players to rise through the ranks to earn Australian representative honours after their drought-breaking national title triumph on Sunday.

League HQ

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League: NRL round five

NRL preliminary Final. Manly Sea Eagles Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs. ANZ stadium. David Williams. Friday 27th September 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 130927

Chris Boulous 4:19 PM   Join LeagueHQ's Chris Boulous for all the team news for round five, and plenty of Ultimate League chat for the hardcore fans.

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Cowboys down Storm in golden-point thriller

Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys celebrates after kicking the winning field goal against the Storm on Monday night.

Roy Ward 10:03 PM   Johnathan Thurston's field goal steals a win from the Storm in extra time.

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CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Melbourne Rebels star Laurie Weeks out for six to eight weeks

Weeks will be a big loss for the Rebels.

Roy Ward 1:49 PM   A shin injury will see Laurie Weeks out for 6-8 weeks.

England can win the World Cup: Wilkinson

Still kicking goals: Jonny Wilkinson and  Felipe Contepomi help out at a grassroots match between Racal Decca RFC and Streatham-Croydon RFC 3rd XV this week.

Daniel Schofield 11:10 AM   Jonny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana and Brad Thorn discuss what it takes to be the best in the world.

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Cricket

Axed Test batsman Burns tipped to benefit from tour of India with Australia A

Sherrin footy

Jesse Hogan 2:43 PM   The batsman axed from Australia's Test team for the tours of the West Indies and England, Joe Burns, has been urged to look at his selection for the overlapping Australia A tour of India as a chance to make himself a more rounded batsman.

Voges and Ahmed form demanded Test call-ups: Rod Marsh

Dominant: Adam Voges starred with the bat this summer.

Jesse Hogan 2:29 PM   Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed demanded selection for winter tour through the dominance of this summer's Sheffield Shield runs and wickets tallies, Rod Marsh says.

AFL

Clearing players and club not the same thing

Essendon at a closed training session on Monday.

Michael Gleeson 11:17 PM   The Essendon players' drugs tribunal has become more a referendum on whether the club was guilty rather than a test of the players' guilt.

Players may be tempted to try their luck

Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas.

Jon Pierik 10:51 AM   While four AFL players have tested positive to performance-enhancing drugs in recent times, the relatively small number of individual tests could mean players are tempted to try their luck.

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Soccer

Asia not on the agenda for A-League, says Gallop

Michael Cockerill 4:15 PM   Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have distanced themselves from a radical plan to convert the A-League into a South-East Asian competition as Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop confirmed there was "no enthusiasm" from head office to expand the league into Asia.

Smells like Championship Spirit says Broxham

Michael Lynch 3:45 PM   Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham knows what a successful season smells like.

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ACT Sport

Bates sets sights on home-town win

Neal Bates is targeting a win in Canberra after extending his Classic section rally lead.

3:38 PM   Neal Bates and Coral Taylor will set their sights on home domination when they carry their impressive form into the National Capital Rally in Canberra in May.

Teenage Skinner crowned national double trap champion

Majura Gun Club member Tanya Skinner, 16, won the national double trap title in Wagga.

3:31 PM   Teenage Canberra trap shooter Tanya Skinner beat a field of 77 women to be crowned Australia's double barrel champion in Wagga Wagga last weekend.

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Horse Racing

Betting unshaken despite favourites drawing wide

Set for the extreme outside: Hallowed Crown.

Adam Pengilly 12:52 PM   Doncaster Mile markets remained stable despite two of the favourites, Hallowed Crown and Real Impact, drawing wide gates for the 150th running of the $3 million Randwick feature on Saturday.

Joao Moreira to ride Royal Descent - and you have a chance to win $150,000

Likes it wet: Royal Descent

Adam Pengilly 10:51 AM   Chris Waller and Gerry Harvey have booked the world's most in-demand jockey, Joao Moreira, to partner Royal Descent in the $3 million Doncaster Mile when one of Australia's best race mares runs to potentially earn one lucky competition winner up to $150,000 on Saturday.

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Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Raiders vs Rooster

The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL

Mont 24 hour race

Pictures from the Month 24 hour mountain bike race, held at Kowen Forest.

Silver Foxes vs Australian Defence Force Old Boys

A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.

ACT Water Polo Champions.

ACT first Grade men and women's teams. Nordek vs Vikings

Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.