Raiders start strong, but Cowboys power home

Lee Gaskin 9:49 AM   The Raiders had the NRL's hottest team on the ropes before the North Queensland Cowboys stormed back to extend Canberra's Townsville misery.

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Pocock cleans up at Brumbies awards

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David Polkinghorne 10:34 PM    ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says David Pocock is the "best in the world at what he does".

Larkham wants Brumbies dream team

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David Polkinghorne 10:33 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham jokes becoming the next dream team coach isn't on his "bucket list".

Mills throws support behind Adam Goodes

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David Polkinghorne 9:13 PM   Canberra NBA star and proud Indigenous athlete Patrick Mills has thrown his support behind Adam Goodes.

Haddin no certainty for fourth Test 

Darren Lehmann said it was very hard to change the side that won at Lord's

Chris Barrett 9:02 AM   Darren Lehmann has launched a stirring defence of selectors' actions in effectively ending the Test career of Brad Haddin after he had sat out the previous Test to be with his sick daughter.

Rams bow out of Canberra Raiders Cup finals

Rams captain Josh Burns offloads the ball against the Warriors.

Jon Tuxworth 8:30 PM   Woden Valley halfback Josh Burns joked his clash Howie Brown confirmed his retirement call was the right one.

Giants determined to overcome hoodoo

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Phil Davis speaks to the media after his announcement as Giants co-captains during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media session at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on February 11, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

David Sygall   It's the scene where so much debate was sparked last round. But for Greater Western Sydney, playing at Domain Stadium in Perth against Fremantle holds a purely football-related challenge.

Slow start costs Ainslie in NEAFL loss

Jed Turner comes under pressure from Jake Hiep, left and Jeremy Hirst, who gets a squashed nose.

Liam Warren 6:41 PM   A goalless first term proved too big a hurdle for Ainslie to overcome against Sydney University on Saturday.

Royal point of difference can end Vikings reign

Royals player Ben Johnston.

David Polkinghorne 9:02 PM   Queanbeyan coach Adam Fahey says Royals have a "point of difference" and can end the Tuggeranong Viking's John I Dent Cup reign.

Cooma, Belconnen seal PL victories

Cooma Tigers continued their winning ways on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 7:14 PM   Cooma Tigers cruised to 2-0 shutout win over Gungahlin United at the AIS on Saturday.

ACT Rockets win national men's title

Vinesh Bennett was outstanding for ACT in the decider.

5:39 PM   ACT has taken out the men's indoor cricket national crown in Brisbane on Saturday.

League HQ

Crunch time for Jarryd Hayne

Crunch time:  Jarryd Hayne has little more than a month to make the grade at the 49ers.

9:17 AM   Jarryd Hayne's NFL dream will soon face its toughest test when practice becomes full contact and 140kg defensive linemen in helmets and pads are launching themselves at him.

Manly shock NRL ladder leaders Brisbane

Job well done: Manly's Jake Trbojevic celebrates with teammates after his team's win over Brisbane.

Russell Jackson 9:04 AM   Manly have put a week of turmoil behind them, producing a magnificent performance to destroy NRL competition leaders Brisbane 44-14.

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Rugby Heaven

All Blacks beef up Bledisloe Cup Test squad

Selected: Patrick Osborne is in the All Blacks squad for the Bledisloe Cup tests.

Marc Hinton 2:47 PM   Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne and comeback kid Tawera Kerr-Barlow have been the big movers in Steve Hansen's enlarged All Blacks squad for back-to-back Bledisloe Cup tests, with Andy Ellis and the crocked Cory Jane the most notable absentees.

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Cricket

James Hopes throws support behind Clarke

James Hopes gets behind Michael Clarke.

Beth Newman 1:49 PM   Brisbane Heat veteran James Hopes threw his support behind Australia captain Michael Clarke after England's third Test thrashing.

Ashes 2015: Broad to fore as England taste life without Anderson

Leading from the front: English fast bowler Stuart Broad will bowl without his partner Jimmy Anderson in the fourth test.

Scyld Berry 1:46 PM   Going out to bowl without James Anderson to take the first over will be like going outside on a wintry morning without a coat. In the fourth AshesTest starting at Trent Bridge on Thursday, England's players and supporters alike will have to come up with a new tune to replace "Oh Jimmy, Jimmy".

AFL

Wines off after dislocating shoulder

Ollie Wines was subbed off.

Ashley Porter 1:52 PM   The rest of Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines' season is in doubt after the young gun dislocated his shoulder.

Kelly, Mackie want to stay at Cats

Cats v Suns

Daniel Cherny 2:40 PM   Geelong veterans James Kelly and Andrew Mackie have both stated that they want to stay, with Kelly saying he was comparing himself with his fellow senior players.

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Soccer

Celtic kick-off Scottish season with easy win

On target: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, left, celebrates scoring with Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong.

1:01 AM   Scottish champions Celtic began the defence of their Premier League crown with a straightforward 2-0 home win over Ross County.

Could sponsor pressure for Asian tour help push United to Australia?

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch 12:06 AM   Liverpool pulled 96,000 plus to the MCG when they played Melbourne Victory at the cavernous stadium in 2013.

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ACT Sport

Powell's para-cycling worlds have silver lining

Canberra Paralympian Sue Powell.

4:15 PM   Canberra paracyclist Sue Powell's quest for road world championship gold continues after winning silver.

Gunners, Canberra Capitals Academy succumb to Brisbane defeats

Alice Coddington was impressive for the beaten Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth 3:45 PM   The Canberra Gunners again paid for yet another slow start in Saturday's 102-80 SEABL loss to Brisbane.

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Horse Racing

Japonisme ready for black-type races after completing hat-trick

Nash Rawiller

Chris Roots 1:50 AM   There might be a good race in Japonisme during spring, which continued on his winning way making three in a row at Rosehill on Saturday, but trainer Chris Waller isn't sure where it may come.

Qatari challenger a possible Cups first for Australian racing

Horse Racing generic.

Michael Lynch 11:59 PM   There have been Irish, French, Japanese and German trained winners of the Melbourne Cup, and both the English and the fabulously wealthy Godolphin operation from Dubai have knocked up trying, without success, to win Australia's greatest race.

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Is this the biggest hit of the year?

Kane Evans was put on report for flattening Sam Kasiano.

Roosters edge out Bulldogs in a thriller

The Roosters beat the Bulldogs in a remarkable game of football.

West Tigers upset Storm

James Tedesco turned in a man of the match performance.

Richmond upset Hawks at the MCG

Brett Deledio starred with four goals as Richmond impressed.

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympic bid

Beijing has been named to host the 2022 winter Olympics.

Ashes: Voges' no-look catch stumps Cook

Adam Voges provides a rare highlight for Australia.

Goodes' Australian of Year award speech

Adam Goodes' Australian of the Year" speech from January 2014.

Tigers support Goodes in Dreamtime jersey

The Tigers will wear their Dreamtime jersey on Friday night.

Jetta: 'Fans need to show more respect'

Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes speak on war dance goal celebration.

Cambage dropped after dodging training

The Basketball star opted to go to music festival Splendour.