Why a Raiders player drove home from Townsville

Most of the Raiders were on a flight home on Sunday morning. One player isn't even back yet.

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Titans overwhelm Eels on Gold Coast

All smiles: Nene MacDonald and the Titans celebrate a try against the Eels.

Ed Jackson 11:13 PM   Gold Coast's NRL losing streak has come to an end with a 24-14 victory over Parramatta on Monday night.

NRL funds Turner's concussion specialist

Dazed and confused: Souths forward Kyle Turner is assisted from the field during the clash with the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium.

Michael Carayannis 9:00 PM   Kyle Turner met with the same professor who recommended Liam Fulton should retire.

Brumbies linked with Pumas scrumhalf 

Tomas Cubelli playing for the Barbarians against England in June 2014.

David Polkinghorne 9:39 PM   The ACT Brumbies are in discussions to bring Argentina scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli to the club next season.

Brumbies tapping into the NFL market

American Chris Coyle has been invited to train with the ACT Brumbies.

Emma Stoney 9:03 AM   The ACT Brumbies are setting up a rugby program at Arizona State to lure untapped NFL talent.

Horwill up for Wallabies' lineout job 

Getting ready: Wallabies lock James Horwill watches on during training ahead of their encounter with the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness 7:00 PM   James Horwill has no qualms about being the Wallabies' lineout caller for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks.

Goodes set to return against Cats

Red and white love: Adam Goodes has been a fan favourite at the Swans for years.

Andrew Wu 7:00 PM   Sydney are optimistic Adam Goodes will be given a respectful reception at Geelong on Saturday after the club announced the dual Brownlow Medallist would return to training on Tuesday.

GWS still a chance for finals: Cameron

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17:  Giants coach Leon Cameron looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough 3:41 PM   Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron believes finals football is still a realistic chance for his young side this year.

YouTube hit could become FFA Cup smash

Gungahlin United's Shane Murray at Gungahlin Oval ahead of their match against Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne 10:03 PM   Could the FFA Cup lay the foundations for Canberra A-League team?

Business as usual for keeper Nevill

Australia?s Peter Nevill watches the ball during day three of the third Ashes Test cricket match, at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Chris Barrett 6:32 PM   The team's new wicketkeeper did not ask to be thrust into the midst of one of the most controversial and emotion-charged selection furores in recent history.

Darters ready for Aiken's Jamaica

Romelda Aiken

Jon Tuxworth 6:17 PM   She'd give away 12cm in height but Canberra Darters' Keely Rodrigo is ready to take on Jamaican star Romelda Aiken.

League HQ

Who will win the NRL minor premiership?

The four-horse race for the NRL minor premiership: Brisbane, North Queensland, the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney.

8:34 PM   The NRL minor premiership is a four-horse race between the Broncos, Cowboys, Rabbitohs or Roosters with five rounds remaining.

Knights will have solid foundation, says Quayle

Fresh approach: John Quayle said recruitment would be in keeping with building a solid foundation.

Daniel Lane 6:36 PM   As Newcastle start their review into each position in the Knights' football operations this week, board member John Quayle said the club would refer to long-term principles and substance – not gimmicks – to turn the club's fortunes around.

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Rugby Heaven

Foley happy to be apprentice to master Giteau

Passing through: Bernard Foley during the Wallabies training session at Kippax Lake on Monday.

Rupert Guinness 7:03 PM   When Bernard Foley speaks of Matt Giteau and his enthusiasm in the Wallabies camp, he speaks seemingly not of a player seasoned by 32 years and 93 Test matches.

Tigers recruit turns back on Olympics to pursue NRL dream

Making the switch: Australian rugby sevens player Jesse Parahi has signed with NRL club Wests Tigers.

Brad Walter 5:56 PM   Wallabies stars set to dominate Australian Rugby Sevens team for Olympics in Rio so Jesse Parahi switches to Wests Tigers.

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Cricket

The end is near for Michael Clarke – it's written all over his face

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 10:55 PM   The Australian captain has the choice to end his Test career with dignity, on his terms.

Aussie quicks were 'underdone': Healy

CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 08:  Channel Nine commentators Ian Healy and Mark Taylor during day one of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 8, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

6:55 PM   Ian Healy believes Australia's pace attack were "underdone" in the third Ashes Test.

AFL

Goodes to return to club on Tuesday

Adam Goodes.

Caroline Wilson 2:12 PM   Swans star Adam Goodes has told coach John Longmire that he will return to the club and to training from Tuesday morning.

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Hird sues insurance firm over $640k legal bill

James Hird

Mark Russell, Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson 1:13 PM   AFL Essendon coach James Hird is suing his insurance company for refusing to pay his legal bill of more than $640,000 over the supplements saga.

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Soccer

YouTube hit could become FFA Cup hit

Gungahlin United's Shane Murray at Gungahlin Oval ahead of their match against Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne 10:03 PM   Could the FFA Cup lay the foundations for Canberra A-League team?

Five times Roy Keane nailed it

Ipswich Town's new manager Roy Keane watches his team's Coca Cola Championship soccer match against Cardiff City at the Ninian stadium in Cardiff, Wales April 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN SPORT SOCCER)

James Morrison 6:29 PM   The former Man United hardman has already written off Arsenal's Premier League chances. Here are five other times he got it spot-on.

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ACT Sport

Belconnen product Chris Jansen hoping to make leap from SANFL to AFL

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Jon Tuxworth 7:33 PM   Belconnen junior Chris Jansen has been selected in South Australia's state AFL combine.

Goulburn snaps Queanbeyan Roos win streak with 30-4 thrashing

The Bulldogs' Michael Bani was impressive on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 12:50 AM   The cavalry's back, and so are the Goulburn Bulldogs. 

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Horse Racing

Extra Zero back for another campaign

Enthusiasm: Extra Zero (left) edged out by stablemate Spillway in the Australian Cup.

8:31 PM   One of last season's most consistent gallopers is set to make a reappearance at Flemington.

Kavanagh launches a defence claiming cobalt doesn't affect blood system

Accused: Sam Kavanagh.

Chris Roots 7:04 PM   Stood-down trainer Sam Kavanagh has argued cobalt does not have an effect of raising red blood cells as would be expected if the drug had an EPO effect.

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Ashes: Trent Bridge Test awaits Aussies

Australia head to Trent Bridge for the fourth Test starting Thursday.

Ramsey confident of more Arsenal success

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield final.

Cowboys rope in Raiders in Townsville

An early 18-0 lead wasn't enough for the Raiders to secure the win.

Cowboys shoot down Raiders in second 40

North Queensland produced five unanswered second-half tries.

Brumbies' awards night social photos

The ACT Brumbies host their annual club presentation night.

Canberra Olympic meets Canberra FC

These two can play out a classic and this clash was no different.

Royal effort books a spot in grand final

Royals upset Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup prelim final.

Woden Valley take on West Belconnen

West Belconnen wraps up Canberra Raiders Cup finals spot.

NEAFL: Sydney University v Ainslie

A scoreless first term proved too tough for Ainslie to overcome.

Port beat wasteful Saints in Adelaide

Port Adelaide too good for St Kilda at Adelaide Oval.