Josip Simunic fights to clear his name

David Polkinghorne 9:15 PM   How a Canberra-born soccer star is trying to regain his reputation after three words linked him to Croatian fascists and Nazi Germany.

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Croker, Ottio score tries in Raiders win 

Lachlan Croker impressed in Canberra's Auckland Nines win over the Dragons.  

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Jon Tuxworth 7:11 PM   Jason Croker has hogged the headlines, but it was the performance of his nephew Lachlan that stole the show.

Watson become Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 8:07 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon, with the all-rounder surging to become Australia's highest-paid player in the competition with a $A1.96 million deal.

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Toomua to captain Brumbies for first time

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne   Brumbies playmaker to wear the captain's armband for the first time in pre-season trial against Tahs.

Speight's Friend-ly sevens reuinion

Henry Speight will use a midfield switch to spark his best form.

Chris Dutton   Henry Speight still remembers the moment Andy Friend convinced him to join the ACT Brumbies.

Mann-Rea's country move ignites passion

Brumbies hooker with daughter Avery at their home in Jugiong. He drives 90 minutes to Canberra for Super Rugby training ...

Chris Dutton   A team bus stopping to pick up a hooker sounds like a joke or the start of an off-season controversy, but this is not what you're thinking.

SBW eyeing Olympics with sister Niall 

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 30:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand looks on during the 2016 Wellington Sevens ...

Brad Walter   Sydney Roosters are favorites to sign Sonny Bill Williams but they face competition from the NZRU and others clubs chasing his services in French rugby union, the NRL and Super League.

Hayne surprises Fijian team

Jarryd Hayne (3rd from right, red tshirt) with members of the Fiji Sevens team at a pop up Fijiian bar in Moore Park, ...

Jotham Lian   Jarryd Hayne was right at home when he surprised the Fijian sevens squad on the eve of the Sydney Sevens tournament this weekend.

Maroons in tatters as eight players banned

Origin ban: Ben Hunt

Michael Carayannis   Queensland's Origin defence has been thrown into disarray with Anthony Milford, Ben Hunt and Dylan Napa among eight players to be suspended.

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Wayne Pearce breaks silence about Mitchell

Support: Wayne Pearce (right) is confident his son Mitchell is receiving expert treatment and care.

Michael Carayannis   Wayne Pearce has broken his silence declaring his son Mitchell's treatment and recovery as "all that matters" to him.

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Soliola's words spark Brenko into action

Dream home: Raiders winger Brenko Lee hopes to buy his family a house this year.

Chris Dutton   The words Sia Soliola whispered in Brenko Lee's ear are driving him for 2016


Master and apprentice star in Wests/UC win over Eastlake

Eastlake's Mitch Taylor-Briscoe in action against Wests-UC on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 8:53 PM   At 37 and 16 years old respectively, Wests/UC openers Darren Richards and Matthew Gilkes are at opposite ends of their cricket careers. 

Marsh produces million dollar performance, Aussies down Black Caps

Million dollar man: Mitchell Marsh (right) played a leading hand in Australia's win over the Black Caps in Wellington.

Two hours into Adam Zampa's debut, the young leg-spinner was learning how hard the international caper is. He soon learned how quickly things can change.


Brisbane Roar destroy lacklustre Mariners

Luis Garcia of the Mariners and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball.

7:51 PM   Brisbane Roar has sent a stern message to A-League rivals by tearing a 10-man Central Coast to shreds with a ruthless 4-0 win on Saturday.

China's football revolution comes at a cost for the Socceroos

Taking the money: Trent Sainsbury signed a lucrative deal to play in China. Picture: Ryan Osland

"Australian players have won the lottery" but is there a hidden cost to signing with the new cashed-up giants of China?


League HQ

Sea Eagles decimated after Barrett starts coaching career unbeaten

Running man: Tom Trbojevic takes on the Warriors on Saturday.

Trent Barrett's unbeaten start to his coaching career could be short lived with injuries threatening to ravage Manly's undefeated Auckland Nines campaign.

Injuries threaten breakout Auckland Nines performances

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles makes a break during the 2016 Auckland Nines match ...

Injuries have threatened to overshadow the performances of the likes of Ben Barba, Blake Green, Jack Bird, Tom Trbojevic and rookie Gideon Mosby-Gela after the first day of the Auckland Nines.


Rugby Heaven

Brumbies' Puma could be playing for the 'enemy' at Canberra home

Sport.?Argentinian rugby player Tomas Cubelli has been signed up by the Brumbies as a scrum half. Pictured at their UC ...

David Polkinghorne 5:01 PM   Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.



Blues made to feel like murderers

Much was expected of Carlton during Mick Malthouse's tenure, but it all went sour.

Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson says the battling Blues were made to feel as if they had "committed a murder" last season as the losses mounted and speculation over the future of coach Mick Malthouse reached tipping point.

No time to waste, says excited Blue Kade Simpson

Kade Simpson is set to become only the 12th Blue to notch at least 250 matches.

Apart from a premiership, Kade Simpson has just about seen it all during his time with Carlton.


ACT Sport

Clarke speeds into Olympic team

Joshua Clarke booked his Olympic spot by running 10.15 seconds in his 100m win at the Athletics ACT championships

An intensive three month training camp in the US has national 200m champion Ella Nelson supremely confident of securing an Olympic qualifying time in Canberra on Sunday.

Master and apprentice star in Wests/UC win over Eastlake

Eastlake's Mitch Taylor-Briscoe in action against Wests-UC on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 8:53 PM   At 37 and 16 years old respectively, Wests/UC openers Darren Richards and Matthew Gilkes are at opposite ends of their cricket careers. 


Horse Racing

Spill The Beans spoils Pride Of Dubai's return as plunge comes off in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Jockey Tim Clark

Spill The Beans was heavily backed from $9 into $4.80 on course and the money proved to be spot on as the stallion prospect sailed to a one-and-three-quarter length win.

Puritan stakes claim for the autumn

Bright future: Nick Hall drives Puritan past Golden Spin (right) and Ready For Victory (left) at Caulfield on Saturday.

When a progressive three year old gelding wins a 1200 metre Group 3 race first up in February against a host of promising colts and geldings the temptation is always to see him as a potential Guineas candidate.


Sydney stop the rot as Reds continue streak

A first-half four-goal flurry resulted in a 2-2 draw in Adelaide.

Cowan hit and concussed by bouncer

NSW opener Ed Cowan struck by a Joel Paris bouncer.

Essendon players set to appeal ban

A look back at a timeline of the Essendon supplement scandal.

Tim Grant chasing Origin call-up

Wests recruit Tim Grant is looking for more Origin action for NSW.

Superbowl 50: NFL greats on what it takes

Vinatieri, Rice and Manning talk of what it takes to win the big one.

Jarryd Hayne sings with Fiji Sevens team

Jarryd Hayne sings with the Fiji Sevens team in Sydney.

NFL Players talk  about concussions

Will viewers start to tune out as the  concussion drama worsens?

Ryan's horror as Barca rout Valencia

Luis Suarez scored four goals as Barcelona thrashed Valencia 7-0.

Fearnley says Rio will be his last games

Australian Paralympic legend says next 12 months may be his last.

Cooper misses Sydney Sevens selection

Wallaby five-eighth omitted from coach Andy Friend's squad.