DAVID POLKINGHORNE 10:28am Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has returned to the world stage with a bang, beating Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in straight sets at the Sarasota Open on Monday, 7-6 (12-10) 6-4.
LEE GASKIN Raiders prop Paul Vaughan scored the match-winning try, but centre Jarrod Croker won Canberra the match.
JON TUXWORTH All the talking points from the NRL clash between the Raiders and the Storm at GIO Stadium on Sunday.
PHIL GOULD Never underestimate the value of a home-town crowd.
JON TUXWORTH He's the NRL cult hero who grew up chasing dugongs in the Torres Strait, now Michael Bani is chasing a Canberra Raiders Cup premiership with Goulburn.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE If the 200-centimetre lock gets through this week's training he will be back in for the Anzac Day blockbuster.
JON PIERIK Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the messages of last year's winning preliminary final which killed the so-called Kennett Curse will resonate again on Monday as the Hawks continue to seek payback against Geelong in another chapter of football's greatest modern rivalry.
JON PIERIK AFL operations chief Mark Evans has raised the possibility of players being restricted to certain parts of the ground as a way of combating what the AFL feels is escalating congestion this season.
ASHLEY PORTER Adelaide continued its recovery as Greater Western Sydney's visit to the top eight ended with a 65-point mauling at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, but the fallout may be significant for the Crows.
PETER HANLON Carlton fans would have taken a win of any sort, so cold and dark had their season become.
MATT MURNANE Refusing to blame a controversial umpiring decision for Melbourne's eight-point loss to Gold Coast, Paul Roos admits he wishes the AFL's umpiring department had warned all clubs much earlier about a "dramatic shift" in the way the game is being officiated.
LEE GASKIN Canberra runner Brendan Matthews into semi-finals of Stawell Gift. Wrap of other Canberra athletes.
LEE GASKIN Australia's Caroline Buchanan has shaken off the rust from a year-long absence from the BMX World Cup circuit with victory in the season opener in Manchester.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra's Nathan Hart has spent the past month rubbing shoulders with Australian cycling royalty and hopes training every day alongside Anna Meares and Shane Perkins will help get him to where he wants to be - Glasgow.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios' strong injury comeback has continued.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra golfer Brendan Jones' wrist injury has allowed him to spend a rare Easter back in Australia with his young family.
DOMINIC BOSSI Central Coast Mariners are furious with Football Federation Australia's scheduling of the A-League semi-finals after they were forced to play Western Sydney Wanderers only a day after returning to Australia from Japan due to their Asian Champions League commitments.
JON TUXWORTH The Canberra Raiders may be forced into a late change for Sunday's crucial home clash against Melbourne.
LEE GASKIN Wallabies star Christian Lealiifano could become the latest Australian to join the exodus to France.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Australian football community has been rocked by the death of arguably the nation's best young prospect, Dylan Tombides, at the tender age of 20.
JON TUXWORTH The Canberra Raiders have begun preliminary talks with Josh McCrone and his management as coach Ricky Stuart looks to continue his recent player-retention spree.
LEE GASKIN The Raiders and the Storm have had some memorable encounters in the past three years. Here's a quick look at the past six meetings between the two sides.
JON TUXWORTH Their uncles are rugby league royalty, but Canberra Raiders SG Ball halves pairing Lachlan Croker and Lachlan Lewis have avoided the burden of their famous surnames so far.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS The Dragons couldn’t end their hoodoo Melbourne Storm hoodoo on Monday night but they managed to extend their unbeaten streak against the Warriors to 10 with a 20-10 win on Saturday.
STEVE MASCORD Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall scored late to clinch victory for his side against Cronulla.
James MacSmith Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month's Anzac Test after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles' controversial win over North Queensland on Friday night.
GEORGINA ROBINSON It took 24 seconds for Israel Folau to draw a line under a week of controversy and lay a platform for a tight 19-12 victory against the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.
Melissa Woods Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan says the ACT Brumbies, who boast 12 Test players, have a successful Wallabies pathway blueprint which his Super Rugby franchise wants to emulate.
John Salvado and Lee Gaskin Melissa Breen bows out in the opening round of the prestigious Stawell Gift event.
JON TUXWORTH Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.
JON TUXWORTH A focus on ACT sport, from gossip to grassroots.
Steve Larkin Greater Western Sydney's vaunted top draft pick Tom Boyd has been warned to expect a brutal AFL induction against the Adelaide Crows on Sunday.
DAVID SYGALL The Swans were challenged by coach John Longmire this week to “put the overalls on” and they responded with a blue-collar performance to overcome Fremantle by 17 points.
Jason Phelan Collingwood has surged into the top eight with a dominant 35-point win against North Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.
LEE GASKIN Belconnen Magpies coach Jeremy Rowe implores players to show more intensity.
Daniel Cherny It is in the best interests of all clubs to ensure that any potential Good Friday fixture is a blockbuster, in Eddie McGuire's view.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT With Sydney FC's rollercoaster season finally at an end, the focus will narrow to the futures of star player Alessandro Del Piero and coach Frank Farina.
DOMINIC BOSSI 20-year-old striker passed away on Friday night just three months after he represented his country at the Asian Under-22 Championship.
DOMINIC BOSSI Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.
Adam Pengilly John Carter didn't need reminding how special Rising Romance's win in the $1 million Australian Oaks was.
Matt Jones Gai Waterhouse has already tipped her star stayer The Offer to win the Melbourne Cup after he demolished the field in the Sydney Cup at Randwick on Saturday.
CHRIS ROOTS Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed his mastery in the wet to chalk up his third pole position in four races in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.
LEE GASKIN Paralyampic running superstar Evan O'Hanlon set to take on able-bodied athletes for the first time at the Stawell Gift over the Easter weekend.
LEE GASKIN Former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has urged Athletics Australia to increase the amount it invests in developing athletes after sprinter Melissa Breen missed out on substantial funding.
CHRIS WILSON SANZAR will not allow national anthems on Anzac Day, but who is to stop fans singing?
CLYDE RATHBONE I never liked report cards at school, but here's mine for the Brumbies first half of season 2014.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders chief executive Don Furner says the club will fight to block any moves by Channel Nine to scrap fixed scheduling and says Canberra hopes to receive future compensation for a lack of free-to-air coverage.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart claims NRL officials have shifted their interpretation of ruck speed and says wrestling tactics are creeping back into the game and contributing to lower crowd numbers.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders hitman Josh Papalii says his cousin and heavyweight boxing contender Alex Leapai is an inspiration.
Brett Keeble Former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba emerged from an early-season slump to inspire Brisbane to a comprehensive 32-6 victory over a flat and frustrated Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS For the second time in less than two years, a controversial video refereeing decision involving Kieran Foran has gone against North Queensland to hand Manly a 26-21 victory on Friday night.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS The Bulldogs became the first club in history to win three consecutive one-point games after a dramatic come-from-behind 15-14 win over South Sydney on Friday at ANZ Stadium.
JON TUXWORTH Belconnen Magpies coach Jeremy Rowe believes a reduction of Canberra teams in the North-East Australian Football League isn't the answer to their current on-field woes.
JON PIERIK While Wayne Carey has called for Travis Cloke to be ''stronger upstairs'', the Collingwood forward's likely opponent on Saturday says he was unlikely to have a relaxing sleep heading into the intriguing clash.
JON PIERIK North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw insists his club deserves to launch Good Friday football and says Carlton is the Kangaroos' preferred opponent.
Daniel Cherny Blanketed last weekend by Collingwood's Brent Macaffer, Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin charged back into form on Thursday night with 32 disposals against the Brisbane Lions.
JON TUXWORTH Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as championship favourites.
LEE GASKIN Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.
MICHAEL LYNCH Melbourne Victory keeps its season alive for another week and condemned Sydney to finals exit.
Canberra defeat Melbourne with Paul Vaughan try in final minutes.
Queanbeyan breaks its NEAFL duck with a win against Belconnen.
Cooma Tigers v Canberra Olympic at Hawker Oval.
Ainslie v Eastlake at Alan Ray Oval on Sunday, April 13.
They lost on the scoreboard but the Brave won anyway.
Gungahlin proved too strong for Easts at Griffith Oval
Scenes from GWS vs Western Bulldogs match at Manuka Oval.
the Raiders lost their sixth straight game at home - a record stat.
Queanbeyan no match for Sydney Uni at Dairy Farmers Park.
Penrith held on for a 12-6 win at Sportingbet Stadium.
All the action from Canberra's vital win over South Sydney in the NRL.
Wests-UC defeat Queanbeyan to win the Douglas Cup for a second straight year.
Tricolours open the NEAFL season in style at Ainslie Football Ground.
Queanbeyan take on Wests in the Douglas Cup final at Manuka Oval.
Round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and Brumbies.
NSW gains the upper hand over WA at Manuka Oval.
Brumbies win Super Rugby Round Six match at Canberra Stadium.
Honours even between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval.
Canberra notched its first win of the Ricky Stuart era.
The Swimming ACT Championships at the AIS.
National Capital Horse Trials at Equestrian Park, Yarralumla.
The Brumbies hold off arch-rival in a Canberra Stadium thriller.
ANU snuck into the top four in their final-round Douglas Cup match.
The AFL battle of Sydney took place tonight at Sydney Olympic Park for the first time. All pictures by Anthony Johnson. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH.
All the action from Super Sunday at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.
Women's Rugby Sevens national titles in Canberra on Sunday.