Stuart expects James Graham to play Sunday

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has virtually accused Canterbury of playing smoke and mirrors over the fitness of James Graham, adamant he will play at Canberra Stadium on Sunday despite being ruled out by the Bulldogs. 

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Phillips to make his NRL debut for Bulldogs

Sio Siua Taukeiaho of the Roosters is tackled by Tyrone Ranuku Phillips of the Bulldogs in the 2015 Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Tyrone Phillips is about to get a chance to make headlines for the right reasons.

Canberra muster come-from-behind win

Gungahlin's Chris Thorley deputised ably for Marc Herbert after he left the field injured for Canberra.

Jon Tuxworth 7:09 PM    Canberra overcame injuries to former Raiders Marc Herbert and Joe Picker to advance to the semi-finals of the Country Championships with a 20-10 win over North Coast at Forster on Saturday.

Family man Tamou's future up in the air

Family future: James Tamou considers his options.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   The Cowboys and Blues prop is unhappy at being away from his family, so where could he end up?

Ice Hockey

Brave moves into top four

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Lee Gaskin 8:40 PM   The Canberra Brave showcased their attacking brilliance, Kelly Geoffrey the hat-trick hero in an 8-2 thumping of the Adelaide Adrenaline on Saturday night.

Buchanan in a spin-cycle

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Chris Dutton 10:12 PM   Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Landslide results continue in AFL Canberra

Queanbeyan's Paul Williams and Eastlake's Thomas Logan contest for possession.

Jon Tuxworth 8:12 PM   Ainslie forwards Nick Salter and Josh Bennett warmed up for next week's North-East Australian Football League representative clash by contributing ten goals.

Rugby Union

Wests withstand Royals fightback

Wests five-eighth Seb Lorraway fends away Royals.

Lee Gaskin 8:09 PM   Wests withstood a last-ditch attacking raid from Royals after the siren to hang on for a gutsy seven-point win at Jamison Oval on Saturday.

Soccer

Blue Devils grind out vital victory

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Lee Gaskin 8:10 PM   Belconnen United has a share of the lead in the Capital Football National Premier League after grinding out a 2-0 win against Woden-Weston FC on Saturday night.

Three left in battle for two finals spots

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Matthew Elder 7:24 PM   Five teams remain in the battle for a top-four spot heading into the last day of the ACT state league netball regular season.

Kyrgios draws Istomin in French Open draw

Clay court giant killer: Nick Kyrgios

The draw for the French Open has produced some unkind scenarios for the Australians.

League HQ

Taylor says Tigers can't live in the past

Feeling it: Tim Simona receives some attention.

Brad Walter 10:39 PM   Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor called on fans to stick by his team as they set around changing the style of play the joint venture club is renowned for.

Cowboys outlast Tigers with points at a premium

Tight contest: Sauaso Sue of the Wests Tigers tries to burst through the North Queensland defence.

Brad Walter 9:45 PM   A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika defends Tolu Latu over lifting tackle

Tolu Latu is sent to the bin by referee Marius van der Westhuizen.

Georgina Robinson 12:23 AM   The Waratahs will spend two crucial rest days desperately hunting for a hooker after Tolu Latu and Will Skelton were cited for a lifting tackle on Crusaders second rower Sam Whitelock on Saturday.

Highlanders too good for Force

Patrick Osborne makes a break for the away team.

12:07 AM   The Western Force remain winless against all Super Rugby teams bar the defending champions in 2015 with the Highlanders winning 23-3 in Perth on Saturday night.

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Cricket

Pakistan celebrate on international home return

Zimbabwe opener Hamilton Masakadza faces the first over from Pakistan's Anwar Ali as international cricket retruned to Pakistan after six years on Friday.

11:15 AM   Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

New Zealand make toothless England toil

Alastair Cook falls over trying to stop a Ross Taylor shot.

10:48 AM   Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

AFL

Malthouse criticism 'rude and disgusting'

Cameron Wood is standing by his coach.

Michael Gleeson 11:00 AM   Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach.

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Craig Kelly sick of comparisons with other sports

Craig Kelly has urged caution on free agency changes.

Daniel Cherny 2:45 PM   One of the AFL's most experienced player agents says he's sick of comparisons with other sports, arguing that football must run its own race in creating workable player movement structures.

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Soccer

Socceroos keeper won't rush EPL offers

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Daniel Lane 4:46 PM   While Socceroos' goalkeeper Mat Ryan continues to be linked to an English Premier League deal after being named the best goalie in the Belgian league for the second consecutive season his agent insisted they're not rushing into anything.

Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

Battle for survival: Steve Bruce chats with players Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.

Michael Hann 3:37 PM   Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday.

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Horse Racing

La Amistad wins Flemington’s listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Damien Oliver rides La Amistad to victory in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey 7:48 PM   It might not have been the first Tuesday in November but anyone who witnessed Makybe Diva’s ‘threepeat’ of Melbourne Cup wins would have been having flashbacks on watching La Amistad’s win Flemington’s other ‘two miler’, the listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) on Saturday.

Classy filly Lumosty wins listed Straight Six at Flemington

Power on: Dwayne Dunn rides Lumosty to victory in The Straight Six.

Andrew Garvey 7:45 PM   Classy filly Lumosty confirmed a trip to Queensland after outclassing her older rivals to win the listed Straight Six (1200m).

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AFL teams: round eight

All the ins and outs for round eight of the 2015 premiership season.

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.