Cups King meets the Queen in Canberra

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen at Thoroughbred Park.

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Stuart implores Raiders to trash rubbish  

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says his players must lift to send out their departing teammates with a win against the Penrith Panthers on Monday night.

Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   The Canberra Raiders won't tolerate more late-season mediocrity in Monday night's final home game of the season against the Penrith Panthers.

Raiders left to rue close encounters

Raiders captain Jarrod Croker says the club's close losses have been the difference in their season.

Steve Zemek 10:49 PM   Canberra are on the cusp of writing themselves into the NRL record books for the wrong reason, but claim it's proof a top-four finish is achievable next year.

Queanbeyan Blues qualify for grand final

Queanbeyan Blues Tom Ruediger passes the ball.

Jon Tuxworth 10:53 PM   "You can't give me that much space, I guess." It was a tongue-in-cheek remark from Tom Ruediger, but West Belconnen found out the hard way it is true after the Queanbeyan Blues right centre tore them apart in Sunday's 26-20 preliminary final win at Seiffert Oval.

St Eddies complete perfect first XV season

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin 10:52 PM   St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

English qualifies for world champs    

Sport: Men's Oceania Boxing Championships at the AIS in Canberra. Gold medal winner Joshua English. 30th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth 10:54 PM   Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away. 

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

The loss of a legend

Bart Cummings and Darren Beadman.

Chris Roots 11:08 PM   Joe Agresta might not be most famous or influential figure to pay tribute to Bart Cummings following his death at 87, but he probably knew him the best.

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos 

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

Adam Goodes booed again   

 Adam Goodes of the Swans

Anna Whitelaw 8:37 AM   St Kilda supporters have been accused of booing Adam Goodes during the Sydney Swans 97-point win over the Saints.

Kyrgios' sanctions won't apply at US Open

Nick Kyrgios will meet Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open.

5:06 PM   Andy Murray is expecting the usual fireworks from Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday after the grand slam's governing body conceded tough sanctions against Australia's tennis firebrand won't be imposed at the US Open.

League HQ

Plenty of room for improvement, says Hayne

Quieter day: Jarryd Hayne didn't make any spectacular plays but still had a productive day for the 49ers.

Michael Chammas 11:59 PM   There would be no highlight reel plays this time around, but Jarryd Hayne learned some valuable lessons as his NFL development continued in Denver on Saturday night.

Hayne's special teams ability helping roster hopes

Making the most of his opportunity: San Francisco 49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne returns a kickoff during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver.

Michael Chammas 7:50 PM   Jarryd Hayne's ability to play on special teams will play a huge factor in San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula's decision on whether to pick the Australian in the 49ers' 53-man squad.

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Rugby Heaven

Ashley-Cooper believes 'omens' augur well for Wallabies

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Rupert Guinness 6:24 PM   Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper still likens it to a childhood dream; but in his case, it is one that comes true.

Rising lose to Brisbane but look to future

Generic rugby union.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rising lost to Brisbane City 45-21 in the National Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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Cricket

Stoinis to make T20 debut for Australia in Cardiff

Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:20 PM   Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday when Australia begin their limited-overs series against England, in the teams' one-off Twenty20 in Cardiff.

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

AFL

Dempsey and sling tackle under scrutiny

Tiger Brett Deledio is helped by trainers after a sling tackle by Courtenay Dempsey

Emma Quayle 8:26 PM   The slam tackle will again be placed on the match review panel's Monday morning agenda, with Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey the latest player to come under scrutiny.

Camporeale keen on coaching Crows full-time

Adelaide interim coaching director John Worsfold chats with Kyle Hartigan during the match against West Coast.

Ashley Porter 11:53 PM   AFL More than ever, Scott Camporeale is keen to take on Adelaide's coaching job full-time.

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Soccer

Juve get second successive league defeat

Roma's Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring against Juventus.

7:38 AM   Italian champions Juventus have lost their first two league games of the season for the first time after they were outplayed and had a man sent off in a 2-1 defeat at AS Roma.

Man City sign Belgian De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne in action for Wolfsburg.

7:22 AM   Manchester City have bolstered their midfield ranks with the signing of highly-rated Belgian Kevin de Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg on a six-year contract

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ACT Sport

Raiders keen to return to 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval

(left to right) Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner, Canberra PCYC acting CEO Stephen Imrie and the Raiders' general manager of community rugby league Mark Vergano at Northbourne Oval, where the Raiders want to relocate.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 11:45 PM   The Canberra Raiders hope to be operating out of a new development at their 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval by the end of 2017.

Soccer

Williams double helps Blue Devils into grand final

Belconnen United's Jessie Williams scored a double in her team's 3-2 qualifying final victory against Gungahlin United on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:01 PM   Belconnen United striker Jessie Williams scored a double to help the Blue Devils progress to the women's ACT Premier League grand final.

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Horse Racing

The secret to Bart Cummings' success

Bart Cummings with 1967 Melbourne Cup
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08 November 1967
horse racing trophy

Victorious trainer Bart Cummings holds the 1967 Melbourne Cup after his win witrh Red Handed yesterday. His three fingers indicate his three wins in a row, with Light Fingers in 1965, Galilee last year, and now Red Handed.

Malcolm Knox 12:35 AM   If you believed Bart Cummings, his success came from a simple set of rules.

'Are you still drinking Grange?': jockey JJ Miller remembers Bart Cummings

John Miller unsaddles Galilee after the 1966 Melbourne Cup.

Ray Sparvell and Simon White 11:46 PM   As the tributes flowed for legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings, the 12-time Melbourne Cup-winner's "best" jockey, former Perth rider JJ Miller reflected on quiet moments of recent years spent well away from the limelight.

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Rugby union: under 18s grand final

St. Edmunds College and Daramalan College clash in the grand final of the ACT Junior Rugby Union competition.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.