Blues great says Raider is 'in the frame' for Origin

12:39 PM   Blues great Brad Fittler is calling on NSW selectors to take a punt Canberra five-eighth on Blake Austin.

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'I'm not that light': Palmer up to the challenge

Retired ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton 12:54 PM   He will be one of the lightest front-rowers in Super Rugby and has shed 20 kilograms, but scrum expert Dan Palmer says he's 'not that light'.

Tuggeranong aiming for FFA Cup magic

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FFA Cup football game between Tuggeranong United and the Melbourne Victory at Viking Park. ????Connor Pain of the Melbourne Victory and Sean Kiddey of Tuggeranong United.
Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Lee Gaskin 8:57 PM   Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the FFA Cup couldn't come at a better time as his club aims to kick-start its National Premier League campaign.

Raiders quartet steals the show

WAGGA WAGGA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03:  Jarrod Croker and Paul Vaughan of Country celebrate after winning the City v Country Origin match at McDonalds Park on May 3, 2015 in Wagga Wagga, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders contingent left their mark on the representative stage on Sunday.

Kyrgios title hopes ended by Gasquet

Nick Kyrgios lost his first ATP tour final.

6:27 AM   Richard Gasquet defeated Nick Kyrgios to win the Estoril Open, ending the Australian's hopes of a first tour title.

Kiwis claim third straight win over Kangaroos 

Slice of heaven: The Kiwis celebrate during their Trans-Tasman Test match against the Australia Kangaroos at Suncorp Stadium.

Australia is still listed as the world's top-ranked team. Surely, though, that is merely a placeholder after events in Brisbane. 

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Raiders chasing Knights centre Leilua

The Canberra Raiders have expressed interest in Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders have "expressed some interest" in luring Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Hawk duo in tribunal trouble

Jordan Lewis of the Hawks gets in a tangle with Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos.

Jesse Hogan   Hawthorn's hopes of having Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis in the team for the grand final rematch against Sydney in three weeks rest with the match review panel.

Beaten Pacquiao 'hampered by shoulder'

Down and out: Manny Pacquiao answers questions during the post-fight news conference.

5:34 AM   Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao revealed he was battling a right shoulder injury on Sunday in his unanimous decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather.

Reynolds on report for trip as Country win

Shark on Shark: City forward Wade Graham fends off Cronulla teammate and Country opponent Jack Bird.

Brad Fittler wanted to wish Josh Reynolds "good luck". It was immediately unclear whether he was referring to a date with the judiciary or his bid to grab a Blues jersey.

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Gungahlin notch inaugural NPL victory

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May 3 2015.

Capital Football National Premier League, Gungahlin United v Woden Weston FC at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Michael John of Gungahlin pushes the ball forward into the penalty box.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Lee Gaskin   Gungahlin United has broken through for the club's first win in the National Premier League.

League HQ

Waerea-Hargraves won't take take divers lying down

Chook pen: Roosters Jake Friend and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves tackle St George Illawarra's Jack de Belin.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has defended his actions for berating St George Illawarra's  Euan Aitken amid claims the young centre lay down in a heated Anzac Day clash.

Daley says age will be a factor in Blues selections

In demand: Laurie Daley won plaudits after guiding NSW to their first Origin series win in nine years.

Brad Walter 8:34 PM   If two players are even in the selection table debate, NSW coach Laurie Daley is likely to lean towards youth.

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Rugby Heaven

Vikings set to name Harris as coach

Tuggeranong coach Brad Harris.

David Polkinghorne 9:06 PM   The Canberra Vikings will announce Brad Harris as senior coach on Tuesday for the second season of the National Rugby Championship.

Forget slow boil, Waratahs need 'perfect game' now

Michael Cheika says it would be foolish to write off Australia's chances of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a record third time.

Rupert Guinness 8:08 PM   Waratahs coach Michael Cheika would love to have the comfort of knowing that his side are on a slow boil to peak in the Super Rugby finals when they may still have something up their sleeve.

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Cricket

Watson claims win, Johnson toils in IPL

Winning again: Shane Watson.

8:41 PM   Shane Watson's Rajasthan Royals bounce back from a five-match winless streak in the Indian Premier League.

ICC fines Bangladesh, Pakistan players

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5:54 PM   Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Pakistani paceman Wahab Riaz fined for a heated on-pitch argument on final day of drawn first Test.

AFL

Bulldogs' bold draft calls start to pay off

The Western Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Sydney Swans.

Emma Quayle 8:07 PM   It didn't take long for Simon Dalrymple to get people talking.

Leppitsch deserves a lot more from Lions

Coach Justin Leppitsch tries to fire up the troops on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly 7:33 PM   You know that an AFL coach is filthy on his playing group when he is offered the chance to criticise an opponent for meting out some heavy-handed physical punishment to one of his own, and ends up paying him a backhanded compliment instead.

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Soccer

Captain's call: Kisnorbo rallies troops to steal a Victory march

Winners are grinners: City captain Patrick Kisnorbo (left) with teammate Aaron Mooy.

Michael Lynch 6:58 PM   Melbourne City skipper Patrick Kisnorbo put in an enormous shift in Wellington on Sunday.

No promotion-relegation in future of expanded A-League

FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi 10:00 PM   Any possibility of Australian football moving to a promotion/relegation two-tier system has been scrapped as part of the FFA's plan for the next 20 years of football

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ACT Sport

Vikings set to name Harris as coach

Tuggeranong coach Brad Harris.

David Polkinghorne 9:06 PM   The Canberra Vikings will announce Brad Harris as senior coach on Tuesday for the second season of the National Rugby Championship.

Brichacek puts one foot on plane to Beijing

Emily Brichacek ran a qualifying time for the women's world championships 5000m.

David Polkinghorne 5:44 PM   Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek is one step closer to booking a ticket to the world championships in Beijing in August after running a qualifying time for the women's 5000 metres in the US on Sunday. 

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Horse Racing

Nikolic 'of interest' in Echuca race probe

Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic.

Patrick Bartley 8:23 PM   Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic has been linked to a Racing Victoria investigation into a horse being heavily wagered to lose a race in country Victoria.

What about the horses, say vets in cobalt debate

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Patrick Bartley 6:20 PM   A group of respected horse veterinarians from around Australia are dismayed at the direction the cobalt debate has taken.

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Kangaroos vs Kiwis - Anzac Test 2015

A selection of images from this year's Anzac Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

New Zealand down Australia in Test

New Zealand claims third straight win over Australia in rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test.

City v Country

All the action from the traditional Origin lead-up in Wagga Wagga.

Mayweather wins 'Fight of the Century'

Floyd Mayweather has beaten Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

The sporting world's focus is on Las Vegas for the "Fight of the Century".

Soccer: Gungahlin United vs Woden Weston FC

Gungahlin United take on Woden Weston FC in their Capital Football National Premier League match at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

ACT State Speedway Titles

ACT State Speedway Titles at the ACT Speedway on Sunday, May 3.

Canberra Hockey: United vs North Canberra

United take on North Canberra in the Women's Capital League game at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT AFL: Eastlake vs Gungahlin Jets

Eastlake take on the Gungahlin Jets at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

ACT Rugby Union: Queanbeyan vs Easts

Queanbeyan Whites take on Easts at Campese Oval in Queanbeyan.