Off-contract Soliola keen to stay at Raiders

Jon Tuxworth 9:48 PM   Off-contract Canberra veteran Sia Soliola wants to play on at the club next year.

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Australia closing in on victory

Soearhead: Josh Hazlewood has the figures of 1/42 off 17 overs this innings.

Andrew Wu 6:45 PM   Josh Hazlewood has risen to the challenge of Australia's pace spearhead but the weight on his shoulders could be about to grow after an injury scare to Peter Siddle.

Magic number to take Voges past the Don

Carrying on where he left off: Voges runs between the wickets on day three.

Andrew Wu 6:17 PM   If Adam Voges reaches a modest total without losing his wicket in his next innings, he can pass the great Don Bradman in the record books.

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Cameron Smith stars in World side's win

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13: Cameron Smith of the World All Stars passes the ball during the NRL match between the ...

Phil Lutton 10:26 PM   The more things change - bunker systems, new rules - the more they stay the same as Cameron Smith calmly guided the World All Stars team to victory at Suncorp Stadium.

Smith warns shot clock may slow down game

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  Cameron Smith of the World All Stars holds the Arthur Beetson trophy after the NRL ...

Phil Lutton 1:15 AM   Laws giving players a set time to pack scrums were intended to speed up the game. On Saturday night, it had the opposite effect.

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Souths win lacklustre Charity Shield clash

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  The Rabbitohs team celebrate with the Charity Shield after victory during the NRL ...

Michael Carayannis 9:15 PM   At least both teams finished unscathed and there were no competition points on the line.

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Hopoate injured in trial loss against Panthers

Big unit: Sam Kasiano looks to offload in a tackle.

Michael Chammas 9:14 PM   Canterbury's woes were compounded wih new recruit Will Hopoate succumbing to a knee injury in a trial on Saturday night.

Fornaroli's magic lights up derby

Bruno Fornaroli of the City competes for the ball with Guilherme Finkler of the Victory.

Michael Lynch 9:58 PM   Some games are so compelling, so captivating and so intense that its physically exhausting to watch them, never mind play in them. 

Janjetovic howler costs Sky Blues 

More frustration: Sydney FC's Seb Ryall reacts after a missed opportunity.

Sebastian Hassett 9:11 PM   A lovely day at Allianz Stadium, both Alex Brosque and David Carney back in the starting line up and a bottom-four opponent. What could possibly go wrong?

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Is Leicester sport's greatest story?

Vardy party: Jamie Vardy celebrates a goal against Chelsea in December.

Paul Hayward 2:30 AM   From facing relegation to an improbable title bid, the club has given others reason to hope.

'Sir' Voges passes Bradman in NZ

Adam Voges

Andrew Wu 9:41 PM   This time last year Adam Voges appeared destined never to wear the baggy green. On Saturday night he had a Test average over 100, higher than the greatest of them all - Sir Donald Bradman.

Cricket

Siddle under injury cloud, Australia closing in on victory

Soearhead: Josh Hazlewood has the figures of 1/42 off 17 overs this innings.

Andrew Wu 6:45 PM   Josh Hazlewood has risen to the challenge of Australia's pace spearhead but the weight on his shoulders could be about to grow after an injury scare to Peter Siddle.

Voges and co, runs over the counter, victories by order

Another one: Adam Voges celebrates his double century in Wellington.

Greg Baum 6:37 PM   Hapless Kiwi bowlers have no answers as Adam Voges completed the epic innings that set this Test match on a course that will lead inexorably to Australian victory.

Soccer

FFA to crack down on Victory supporters over flares

A flare is ignited in the Melbourne Victory supporters area of the crowd.

Michael Lynch 5:54 PM   Melbourne Victory face a crack down from the FFA after fans ripped flares and caused disturbances both inside and outside AAMI Park on Saturday night before the derby match against Melbourne City.

Fornaroli crucial to City's title hopes

Star strikes: City striker Bruno Fornaroli celebrates his second goal during the derby match against Melbourne Victory ...

Michael Lynch 3:24 PM   Melbourne City must move to do all within their power to keep Bruno Fornaroli if they hope not just to win this year's A-League championship but build a team that can also challenge for the next few seasons.

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League HQ

NRL head of football Todd Greenberg defends bunker and shot clock

In the running for the top job: Todd Greenberg.

Brad Walter 7:00 PM   NRL head of football Todd Greenberg expects video referee decisions to be faster than they appeared in Saturday night's All Stars match once the broadcasters gets used to the new bunker system.

Storm hope Holy Trinity can entice Cooper Cronk to remain a one-club player

Signature move: Melbourne Storm are hopeful they can entice Cooper Cronk to remain a one-club player.

Phil Lutton 6:19 PM   The Storm are growing in optimism that they can keep star halfback Cooper Cronk until the end of his career despite rumours of a move to Sydney.

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Rugby Heaven

Coleman confident he will be fit for start of Super Rugby

Sport. 20th November 2015. Brumbie's players train in Canberra's 36 degree heat.
Brumbies player Robbie Coleman.

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Chris Dutton 5:05 PM   ACT Brumbies full-back Robbie Coleman will return to training this week hoping to claim the No.15 jersey.

Ireland battered and bruised by France

Ireland's Andrew Trimble, center is tackled by France's Maxime Mermoz, left, and Wenceslas Lauret.

7:01 AM   Ireland were left battered and bruised after losing 10-9 to France in the Six Nations on Saturday, their first defeat by Les Bleus for five years.

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AFL

Ablett ruled out of NAB Challenge opener

Gary Ablett: Injury concerns.

Jon Pierik   Gary Ablett has been ruled out of the Gold Coast Suns' opening NAB Challenge clash, having withdrawn from Saturday's intra-club match at Carrara because of a foot injury.

ASADA chief ready to front full inquiry

ASADA chief executive Ben McDevitt.

Jon Pierik   The head of Australia's anti-doping authority says he would ready to appear before a Senate inquiry into the handling of the Essendon supplements saga - should one be called.

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ACT Sport

Mbonzi-Geach proof Canberra TRYathlon is worth it

Aussie swimming sensation James Magnussen hands out medals to competitors.

4:50 PM   Canberra teenager Mikaela Mbonzi-Geach says the TRYathlon event has kickstarted her ambition to chase an Olympic Games dream in the coming years.

'The Missile' hopes to fire in Rio

Australian swimmer James Magnussen.

Chris Dutton 2:07 PM   The pain of sitting on the couch while someone else claimed his world title has ignited the fire inside James Magnussen as he targets Olympic Games gold in Rio.

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Horse Racing

Victorian racing weighs continuing 30-minute trial

Rounding the bend:  Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse , 2015.

Patrick Bartley 6:59 PM   Victorian racing considers continuing the 30-minute trial into the autumn racing carnival.    

Damien Oliver to ride on Flying Artie in Blue Diamond Stakes

Impressive display: Damien Oliver gets the best out of Flying Artie in the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley 6:41 PM   Champion jockey Damien Oliver has decided to take the ride on high class two-year-old Flying Artie in Saturday week's Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.

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Australia tightens grip on first Test

The wickets fell for NZ in second innings of the first Test against Australia as the Black Caps trail by 201 runs heading into day four.

Gayle repeats 'Don't blush baby' comment

Watch the former West Indies batsman mocking his infamous pick-up line during the Pakistan Super League.

World All Stars upset Indigenous All Stars

The World All Stars have upset the Indigenous All Stars for the first time since 2012 with a bruising win.

ACT cricket: Weston Creek v Eastlake

Weston Creek Molonglo and Eastlake face off at Stirling Oval.

Referee doesn't award clear match-winner

Gui Finkler's free kick went over the goal line but was disallowed.

Goalkeeper blunder costs Sky Blues

Vedran Janjetovic had a night to forget as Perth won 2-1.

Brisbane Roar share points with Newcastle 

But the Roar stay one point clear on top of the A-League ladder.

Capitals win first game of season

It's been the season from hell but it won't end winless for the Caps.

Voges spared after wrong call

An incorrect no-ball ruling spares Adam Voges in New Zealand.

Wanderers coach on fan behaviour

Tony Popovic speaks about recent fan behaviour.