Giants give Suns 'windburn' on way past

David Polkinghorne 10:01 PM   Greater Western Sydney haven't just gone past the Gold Coast Suns, they've "given them windburn" on the way past, according to former Brisbane Bear Matthew Campbell.

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Decorated war hero to inspire Raiders

Raiders fullback Jack Wighton is congratulated by skipper Jarrod Croker after scoring a try in last week's win over Wests Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth 8:14 PM   Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker knows it's foolhardy to compare a soldier willingly putting himself in the line of enemy fire to anything on a football field. 

Croker and Fensom in running

Country coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Jack Wighton a place in his team to play City.

Jon Tuxworth 8:22 PM   Country Origin coach Trent Barrett has guaranteed Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton and Paul Vaughan will retain their spots, but the fate of Jarrod Croker and Shaun Fensom could rest in the hands of the Australia selectors.

David Pocock and all that jazz

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Aitken hits back at Roosters over penalty

'His shoulder hit me in the face': Euan Aitken was adamant he had been fouled by Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Brad Walter 8:53 PM   Dragons rookie Euan Aitken denies accusations of diving by Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and coach Trent Robinson

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Hodges flags representative retirement     

Time to go: Justin Hodges is ready to call it a day in rep football.

Phil Lutton 11:26 PM   Brisbane centre Justin Hodges says this will be his final year of representative rugby league and has told Australian selectors he's primed to go out with a win if selected in the side to face New Zealand in Friday's Anzac Test.

Collingwood's grit sees them through

On song: The Magpies  celebrate yet another rousing Anzac Day victory over the Bombers.

Jake Niall 8:45 PM   This particular Anzac Day wasn't an exceptional spectacle. The pre-game routines were exactly that.

Panetta double closes door on Gungahlin

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FFA Centre of Excellence v Gungahlin soccer at the AIS
FFA's Duro Dragicevic makes a save. 
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Lee Gaskin 9:18 PM   FFA Centre of Excellence FFA COE displayed their class with an impressive 3-1 victory against Gungahlin United at the AIS on Saturday as exciting Queensland midfielder Nicholas Panetta put away a brace.

Brave fight back to take season opener

Brave's Scott Pitt.

Lee Gaskin 10:00 PM   The Canberra Brave twice came from a goal down to get its Australian Ice Hockey League campaign off to the perfect start, beating the Sydney Bears 4-2 on Saturday night.

Freak injury puts Turner out for six months

Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner will miss the next six months with a torn pectoral muscle.

Lee Gaskin 9:24 PM   A freak injury usually associated with rugby league has put an untimely bump in the road in front of Kookaburras striker Glenn Turner ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

Ainslie Hiep on the Anzac spirit against Lions

Ainslie's Josh Bennett booted seven goals.

David Polkinghorne 9:45 PM   On duty at Gallipoli, Ainslie defender Jake Hiep sent a message for his teammates to "play like brothers" and they did exactly that in their seven-point victory over the Brisbane Lions in Brisbane on Anzac Day.

League HQ

Warriors beaten in clash with Titans

Josh Hoffman of the Titans competes with Ryan Hoffman.

David Long 9:14 AM   Warriors coach Andrew McFadden criticised his side for lacking energy in their 32-28 loss to the Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Thurston masterclass sinks Newcastle Knights

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys is tackled by Tariq Sims of the Knights  during the round eight NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Brett Keeble 9:09 AM   North Queensland overcame the loss of two key players in the opening minutes to outlast Newcastle 26-24 in a topsy-turvy ANZAC Day battle at Hunter Stadium.

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Rugby Heaven

Big guns go down in Top 14

French five-eighth Frederic Michalak spins the ball wide against the Wallabies.

9:57 AM   French Top 14 leading two teams Toulon and Clermont suffered shock defeats on Saturday just a week before they collide in the European Champions Cup final.

Catrakilis boots Stormers to derby win over Bulls

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 25: Piet van Zyl of the Bulls and Nic Groom and Duane Vermeulen (Captain) of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Peter Heeger/Gallo Images)

9:42 AM   Five-eighth Demetri Catrakilis kicked all his side's points as the Stormers moved top of the South African conference with a bruising 15-13 Super Rugby victory over the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.

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Cricket

Anderson triggers Windies collapse

The destroyer: James Anderson

9:50 AM   England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.

Cricket chiefs fear rebel split on horizon

Money man: Billionaire media baron Subhash Chandra.

Chris Barrett   The mysterious registration of companies in Australia and other Test countries by Indian business giant Essel Group has left cricket authorities wary about what they believe could be plans for a new rebel league or even an extraordinary takeover bid of global cricket.

AFL

Collingwood's grit sees them through

On song: The Magpies  celebrate yet another rousing Anzac Day victory over the Bombers.

Jake Niall 8:45 PM   This particular Anzac Day wasn't an exceptional spectacle. The pre-game routines were exactly that.

Malthouse burdened by focus on record

Mick Malthouse speaks to his bench during the match.

Peter Hanlon 11:58 PM   Carlton's coach puts team first again as the spotlight stays on him ahead of breaking Jock McHale's record.

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Soccer

Glory, Wanderers game marred by fan disruption

Andrew Keogh of the Glory celebrates with team mates after scoring.

Sebastian Hassett 9:35 AM   On paper, this was the most meaningless match of the A-League season. But it was anything but boring as Perth Glory beat Western Sydney 2-1.

Fernandinho strike sends Man City second

Fernandinho.

Tom Williams 8:51 AM   Fernandinho has volleyed in an emphatic 89th-minute winner as Manchester City edged FA Cup finalists Aston Villa 3-2 to reclaim second place in the Premier League table.

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ACT Sport

Apprentice Collins breaks through with Bond Of Faith

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 9:34 PM   Bond Of Faith had placed five times from 17 starts, but it took confidence in an apprentice jockey to steer the daughter of Dubleo to her maiden win.

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Horse Racing

Moor off to Mauritius after winning St Leger Stakes

In charge: Authoritarian races to victory for Daniel Moor in the VRC St Leger.

Andrew Garvey 12:58 AM   Tonight Daniel Moor heads to Mauritius to take up a riding contract and in Saturday’s St Leger Stakes (2800m) at Flemington, his rival jockeys gave him a going away present when they allowed him to dictate terms on Authoritarian, before scoring a runaway win.

Apprentice Collins breaks through with Bond Of Faith

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 9:34 PM   Bond Of Faith had placed five times from 17 starts, but it took confidence in an apprentice jockey to steer the daughter of Dubleo to her maiden win.

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GWS register biggest win

Gold Coast slumps to its fourth straight loss, while the Greater Western Sydney Giants register their biggest win.

GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants take on the Gold Coast Suns at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Soccer: FFA Centre of Excellence vs Gungahlin

FFA Centre of Excellence take on Gungahlin at the AIS in Bruce.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave vs Sydney Bears

Canberra Brave tale on the Sydney Bears in the first round of the Australian Ice Hockey League championship at the Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Brumbies vs Highlanders 

The ACT Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Bruce, Canberra.

Sport helps Anzac spirit live on

Matthew Narracott is proof of the power of Anzac Day combining with sport commercial opportunity.

Shinn gives field the bum steer

Blake Shinn tried his pants off on on Miss Royale. Literally.

Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.