Larkham sees 'a lot of pleasing things' in trial loss

David Polkinghorne 10:27 PM   Waratahs come from behind in 21-17 win in front of big crowd at Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

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Eels beat Warriors to claim Auckland Nines

Unearthed: Bevan French of the Eels celebrates after scoring a try during the Auckland Nines final.

Michael Carayannis 7:04 PM   The Eels could not have started their 2016 campaign any better after beating the New Zealand Warriors 22-4 in the final of the Auckland Nines.

Barrett labels Nines 'dangerous' and 'risky'

Eagles rocked: Manly suffererd a heavy injury toll, with Jake Trbojevic with suspected concussion taken off after a ...

Michael Carayannis 6:24 PM   Trent Barrett has declared the Auckland Nines to be 'dangerous' and says the NRL is taking risks with players' welfare after his tournament hopes were dashed through injury.

Brumbies' Puma could be right at home

Sport.?Argentinian rugby player Tomas Cubelli has been signed up by the Brumbies as a scrum half. Pictured at their UC ...

David Polkinghorne   Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.

Thrilling Sevens pool match ends in a draw

Dramatic draw: Australia's Tom Cusack and Sam Myers looked forlorn figures following their final seconds draw against ...

Tom Decent 2:48 AM   A try after full-time to New Zealand's Ardie Savea has sunk the hearts of Australia's men's sevens team who will have to settle for a 17-17 draw.

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Former Brumby's battle with alcohol

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David Sygall   James Holbeck felt compelled to write about how alcohol impacted his career. He wasn't expecting the reaction.

Raiders stay in hunt for quarter-finals

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Luke Bateman offloads the ball during the 2016 Auckland Nines match between the ...

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra needs to defeat Cronulla on Sunday to keep its Auckland Nines hopes alive. 

Injuries threaten breakout Nines efforts

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles makes a break during the 2016 Auckland Nines match ...

Michael Carayannis 8:01 PM   Injuries have threatened to overshadow the performances of the likes of Ben Barba, Blake Green, Jack Bird, Tom Trbojevic and rookie Gideon Mosby-Gela at the Auckland Nines.

Clarke speeds into Olympic team

Joshua Clarke booked his Olympic spot by running 10.15 seconds in his 100m win at the Athletics ACT championships

Lee Gaskin 11:12 PM   Josh Clarke books ticket to Rio with PB of 10.15 seconds in Canberra.

Wanderers tested us to the limit: Muscat

Wanderers' coach Tony Popovic has a word to referee Ben Williams as they leave the field after the match.

Michael Lynch 11:08 PM   Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat admits his side was given its toughest test of the season by Western Sdyney Wanderers.

Brisbane Roar destroy lacklustre Mariners

Luis Garcia of the Mariners and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball.

7:51 PM   Brisbane Roar has sent a stern message to A-League rivals by tearing a 10-man Central Coast to shreds with a ruthless 4-0 win on Saturday.

Cricket

Paris called into ODI squad

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: Bruce Reid poses with debutants Joel Paris and Scott Boland of Australia before the ...

Western Australia paceman Joel Paris has been called into Australia's squad for the final one-day international against New Zealand.

Watson become Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon, with the all-rounder surging to become Australia's highest-paid player in the competition with a $A1.96 million deal.

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Soccer

Perth Glory: Win over Wellington Phoenix boosts A-League playoff hopes

Chris Harold heads the winning goal for the Glory.

7:19 PM   ​Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe's focus is still firmly fixed on the A-League play-offs, his hopes bolstered by a gritty 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

Flares do not pass muster in the A-League

Wanderers fans let off flares during Saturday's A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers at ...

I used to argue that flares at soccer matches were all part of the theatre, drama and glamour of the occasion. Not in Australia.

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League HQ

The secret to Inglis' success

Greg Inglis poses with Stradbroke Island children at a pre-game camp for the Indigenous All Stars rugby league team.

The group of kids was waiting when the bus carrying Greg Inglis and the other players attending the NRL indigenous leadership camp arrived at their tented site on Stradbroke Island.

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Rugby Heaven

Brumbies young guns 'look good for next year' jokes Toomua

Nick Jooste impressed in his first hit-out with the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne 7:17 PM   Brumbies playmaker full of praise for young guns after playing for the Super Rugby province for the first time.

Dennis backs Robinson to have Super codehop

Reece Robinson is looking for a fresh start with the Waratahs.

David Polkinghorne 4:42 PM   Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

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AFL

AFL clubs seek a greater share of TV riches

Sherrin football with a dollar sign.

The fight for a greater share of the record $2.508 billion broadcast rights spoils has begun, with AFL clubs pushing for the league to follow the NRL and move to markedly increase the amount distributed to each club.

Blues made to feel like murderers

Much was expected of Carlton during Mick Malthouse's tenure, but it all went sour.

Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson says the battling Blues were made to feel as if they had "committed a murder" last season as the losses mounted and speculation over the future of coach Mick Malthouse reached tipping point.

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ACT Sport

Carters back in Canberra for Futures League clash

NSW wicketkeeper Ryan Carters will be back in Canberra for Monday's Futures League game against the ACT Comets.

Ryan Carters says the importance of having the ACT Comets in the Futures League cannot be understated.

Master and apprentice star in Wests/UC win over Eastlake

Eastlake's Mitch Taylor-Briscoe in action against Wests-UC on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 11:05 PM   At 37 and 16 years old respectively, Wests/UC openers Darren Richards and Matthew Gilkes are at opposite ends of their cricket careers. 

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Horse Racing

Amicus last mare standing for Waller as Breeders bonanza continues

Late charge: Hugh Bowman rides Amicus to victory in the Breeders Classic at Randwick.

Chris Waller threw the Breeders Classic balls in the air and was left with Amicus as the stable hope. And a decision to dodge his other high profile mares paid dividends.

Spill The Beans spoils Pride Of Dubai's return as plunge comes off in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Jockey Tim Clark

Spill The Beans was heavily backed from $9 into $4.80 on course and the money proved to be spot on as the stallion prospect sailed to a one-and-three-quarter length win.

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Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Rangers

The Capitals lost their 21st match in a row against Dandenong.

Hutchison scores golden try for Aussies

Teenager Henry Hutchison has scored the try of his life.

Johnson steps up a gear against Broncos

The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.

Leicester dominate Manchester City 3-1

Leicester can't really win the Premier League, can they?

ACT Premier Cricket: Wests-UC v Eastlake

Wests-UC take on Eastlake in the Douglas Cup competition.

ACT Athletics titles and IPC Grand Prix

ACT Athletics Championships and the IPC Athletics Grand Prix.

Manly take two big scalps at a cost

Jake Trobjevic and Jamie Buhrer ruled out for rest of the Nines.

Wanderers draw with late Santalab strike

Western Sydney Wanderers get an 89th-minute equaliser.