Play it again Sam

Chris Wilson 3:39 PM   He's a blast from the past, but Sam Williams says he's ready to take the Canberra Raiders into the future.

Top stories

Lehmann defends Haddin's World Cup actions

Brad Haddin has a word to Martin Guptill.

10:05 AM   World Cup-winning coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's behaviour against New Zealand in the World Cup final, admitting Australia planned to be "really agressive".

Brumbies call in new troops for Cheetahs

James Dargaville will get his first Brumbies start on the wing.

Injuries have forced the ACT Brumbies into the biggest line-up re-shuffle this year, coach Stephen Larkham implementing sweeping changes for the clash against the Free State Cheetahs.

Goddard and Dal Santo urge AFL for revamp 

Brendon Goddard

11:21 AM   AFL players would be open to revamping the sport's controversial three-strike policy to make it more transparent, Essendon veteram Brendon Goddard said.

Watson's done 'shuttle runs to hell and back'

Tim Watson says he is no longer angry at Bombers coach James Hird.

Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny   Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".

Tilse granted mid-season release from Raiders

Dane Tilse.

Chris Wilson   The Raiders will release Dane Tilse to join the UK Super League this month, but only after the veteran helps them ride through an injury crisis.

Turner on track for amazing comeback

Kytle Turner

Adrian Proszenko 6:56 PM   After copping five head knocks last year and then undergoing spinal surgery in the first game of this one, Kyle Turner had every reason to be pessimistic about his playing future.

Malthouse wants 40 goals from Jones

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse.

Daniel Cherny   Thirty-one. That’s how many years Mick Malthouse will have coached in by the end of Thursday night.

Glory issued second show cause notice 

Centre of investigation: Perth Glory player Andy Keogh.

Dominic Bossi 11:41 PM   Perth Glory’s hopes of a first A-League title may be dashed, after Football Federation Australia was set to hand the club a second show cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.

Lankan Rupee makes Mick Price's day

Back for the TJ: Lankan Rupee.

Chris Roots 12:08 AM   Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.

Track partners Dryden and Sweeney part ways

Kevin Sweeney spent 12 years working with trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne   After 12 years as a team, Canberra's most senior trainer-jockey partnership has come to an end with Keith Dryden  and hoop Kevin Sweeney parting ways.

League HQ

Use the ball better, Storm captain tells side

"There is no hiding the fact that we need to hold onto the ball better than we did the other night": Cameron Smith.

Roy Ward 5:18 PM   Melbourne Storm host New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park on Easter Monday and must make more of their attacking chances.

Morris in doubt, Reynolds set to play

In doubt: Canterbury fullback Brett Morris is battling a calf injury.

Michael Carayannis 4:28 PM   Josh Reynolds will make an early return from a broken arm but Brett Morris remains in doubt for the Bulldogs in their grand final rematch against South Sydney. Morris has an ongoing calf strain, with Corey Thompson again on standby for Canterbury. South Sydney are expected to be unchanged.


Rugby Heaven

Blow for Tahs as Lousi gone for season

Busted shoulder: Sam Lousi is out for the Super Rugby season.

Georgina Robinson 2:40 PM   The Waratahs' second-row stocks have taken a hit with damaging newcomer Sam Lousi ruled out for the rest of the season.

Rebels ready for international-class battle

Mitch Inman of the Rebels is tackled by Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies.

Roy Ward 2:40 PM   Melbourne Rebels expect a top-class clash when Queensland Reds come to town on Good Friday.



Adam Voges scoops the pool at WA cricket awards night

Adam Voges hits out for WA in the Sheffield Shield final.

Brad Elborough 2:46 PM   The celebrations continue for Western Warriors captain Adam Voges this week.

India's power over cricket politics laid bare

Did not present Australia trophy ... Mustafa Kamal resigned as ICC president on Wednesday, claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

Tom Cowie 1:20 PM   When it comes to the influence of politics in sport, FIFA is the gold standard for questionable backroom manoeuvres. But the ICC isn't far behind.


Sheedy likens Dons saga to merger crisis

Kevin Sheedy handing out free tickets to Essendon fans on Thursday.

3:05 PM   Coaching great Kevin Sheedy says Essendon's arch-rivals Hawthorn are the model to follow to help the Bombers re-build their AFL empire after the crushing effect of the supplements saga.

The bluffer's guide to modern footy lingo

Hawk stalker: Paul Puopolo.

Opposition Analyst 11:51 AM   Making sense of the fat, the skinny and the saw-toothed.



Victory to cross the Tasman 'with confidence'

Michael Lynch 5:20 PM   Wellington Phoenix might have crashed 3-0 at home to Sydney last weekend, but Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat is not paying too much attention to one of the season's shock scorelines.

Liverpool's Sterling 'no money-grabber'

4:30 PM   Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has rejected suggestions he was "money-grabbing", after his talks over a new contract reportedly hit an impasse.


ACT Sport

Galic and Matthews back to chase sprint dreams

Canberra duo Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews will race in the Stawell Gift this weekend after overcoming their injury woes.

Chris Dutton 4:23 PM   Coach Matt Beckenham describes them as the "ultimate story of persistence", but Brandan Galic and Brendan Matthews were prepared to walk away from the sport they love and their sprint dreams because of injuries.

Players received downgraded suspensions

Two Gungahlin United players and one Cooma Tigers player have been suspended out of a pre-season incident.

Lee Gaskin 3:59 PM   Capital Football competitions manager Chris Doyle is adamant suspended sentences will act as a deterrent for on-field incidents after three National Premier League players had proposed bans significantly downgraded.


Horse Racing

Kermadec to be saved for group 1 races

Group 1 targets: Kermadec will focus on the big races only.

Chris Roots 5:36 PM   Chris Waller believes Kermadec is a group 1 horse and if he doesn't gain a run in Saturday's Doncaster Mile, he could be saved for the All Aged Stakes in a fortnight time.

Preferment could provide super sire Zabeel a final win in the Australian Derby

John Holloway, Bloodlines

5:35 PM   It could be the dream ending for Sir Patrick Hogan's immortal Zabeel if the Chris Waller three-year-old Preferment can gain a Derby double in the $2 million Australian Derby at Royal Randwick on Saturday.


Jockey walks away from spectacular fall

Lewis Ferguson amazingly walked away after flipping twice from his mount as it attempted a hurdle.

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Raiders vs Rooster

The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL

Mont 24 hour race

Pictures from the Month 24 hour mountain bike race, held at Kowen Forest.

Silver Foxes vs Australian Defence Force Old Boys

A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.

ACT Water Polo Champions.

ACT first Grade men and women's teams. Nordek vs Vikings

Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.