Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Jon Tuxworth 5:29 PM   Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

Top stories

Giants produce 81-point smashing of Blues

Andrew Wu 9:00 PM   So long as Adam Treloar has not signed on the dotted line elsewhere, there is still hope for Greater Western Sydney in keeping him. On Saturday he showed he has not yet checked out of the club.

Ice Hockey

Brave coach blasts 'unacceptable' collapse

Canberra Brave coach Josh Unice blasted his players for giving up a 3-0 lead in Saturday's finals loss to the Newcastle North Stars.

Lee Gaskin 7:23 PM   The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.

NEAFL

Ainslie left hot and bothered by ruthless Suns

Curtis Marsden is tackled by Nick Heyne.

Brandon Palmer 7:27 PM   Ainslie's sorry end to their NEAFL season continued on Saturday with a 142-58 defeat at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

Locker Room

Canberra sport roundup

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Lee Gaskin 7:36 PM   Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Rugby league

Shillington best recruit in 20 years: Furner

Great buy: Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Lee Gaskin 10:22 PM   Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed departing prop David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Rugby Union

Vikings prove a bonus point in Eagles romp

Vikings Isaac Thompson is tackled by Eagles Ed Stubbs and Charlie Clifton.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 6:35 PM   The Canberra Vikings showed they would be a force to be reckoned with in this year's NRC.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals depth even thinner

Ann Waters, right, has reneged on her Capitals deal.

Jon Tuxworth 5:20 PM   Capitals coach Carrie Graf has admitted the shock withdrawal of key recruit Anne Wauters has made them "vulnerable".

Soccer

Canberra FC aim for grand final retribution

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin 9:17 PM   Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

Racing

Bensley hopes Failed Approach gets a pass

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 4:27 PM   The in-form Failed Approach has been slugged with his biggest weight yet in the feature at Moruya on Sunday.

'Pride killed my brother-in-law'

Sport
Portrait of Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen at Phillip Ice Rink. 
27 August 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

League HQ

Farah victim of Taylor power play

Danny Weidler dinkus Dinkus

Danny Weidler 10:17 PM   Tigers players have told me they have told Farah he has their backing and they want to play with him next year.

Storm shut out Cowboys in pre-finals test

Kenny Bromwich of the Storm celebrates with teammates after scoring.

Roy Ward 9:45 PM   Melbourne Storm beat North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Rising lose to Brisbane but look to future

Generic rugby union.

Roy Ward 8:01 PM   Melbourne Rising lost to Brisbane City 45-21 in the National Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Douglas still keen to play overseas in future

Uncertain future: Kane Douglas is still keen to play rugby overseas in future.

Daniel Lane 5:32 PM   Despite the drama involved in breaking his three-year contract with Irish club Leinster after his debut season was crippled by a back injury and terrible bouts of homesickness, Wallabies World Cup-bound backrower Kane Douglas said he hadn't ruled out playing overseas again.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Lanning hails bowlers for defending meagre score in Ashes-sealing win

Megan Schutt of Australia celebrates with Alyssa Healy of Australia after dismissing Katherine Brunt of England.

Jesse Hogan 9:22 PM   Triumphant Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning has hailed her bowlers for keeping England to their record-low Twenty20 score of 87 to officially snare the women's Ashes.

Great bowling under pressure delivers Southern Stars another triumph

Rebecca Grundy of England is congratulated after she dismissed Alex Blackwell of Australia.

Jesse Hogan 9:18 PM   When Alex Blackwell was recently reflecting on becoming the first Southern Stars player to reach 200 matches one of her fondest memories was successfully defending 8-106 in the 2010 World Twenty20 final, against New Zealand.

AFL

Clarkson proud of his team's resilience

Jarryd Roughead congratulates teammate James Frawley who kicked three goals in the win over Brisbane.

Rob Shaw and Corey Martin 8:29 PM   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says it's a credit to the club how it had come together to deal with the adversity of recent weeks.

Longmire needs to revive the Swans

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall 7:22 PM   John Longmire needs to take risks to revive the Swans as a premiership threat.

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Soccer

Manchester City closing in on bumper deal for Kevin De Bruyne

Wolfburg's Kevin De Bruyne

2:56 PM   Kevin De Bruyne moved a step closer to completing a £55million transfer to Manchester City last night after being omitted from the Wolfsburg team for the Bundesliga clash against Schalke.

Jedinak upbeat about Socceroos' future

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak.

Michael Lynch   For Mile Jedinak, the injured Socceroos skipper, 2015 has been a mixed bag, bringing the best of times and, if not quite the worst of times, then periods he might prefer to forget.

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Horse Racing

Trainer Peter Moody grabs early double at Caulfield

Abidewithme (left), Patrick Moloney up, wins the Cape Grim Beef Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey 8:11 PM   Peter Moody might not have been talking to the media at Caulfield but his horses were in fine form, giving the Caulfield trainer an early double with Abidewithme ($4.8) in the Cape Grim Plate and Gold Symphony ($9) in the G3 HDF McNeil Stakes.

Boban powers to narrow win in Memsie Stakes

Purple patch: Boban charges along the rails to beat Entirely Platinum and Stratum Star.

Andrew Garvey 8:07 PM   It might have been a cold and miserable winter day but in the first group one race of the ‘spring’, Sydney galloper Boban again showed his class, to score a last stride victory in the G1 Memsie Stakes in what was his fifth group one win.

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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.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.