Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson 5:56pm Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has set his sights on competing at this year's Tour de France.
CHRIS DUTTON 6:09pm Tom Palmer says the thought of eating contaminated meat in China is "terrifying", revealing he turns vegan when travelling.
LEE GASKIN 4:26pm Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, will miss the inaugural IAAF world relays, but will be available to carry the baton at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
CHRIS DUTTON 3:33pm ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen still refuses to watch a full replay of his team's 2013 Super Rugby grand final defeat.
CHRIS DUTTON 1:53pm Former Wallabies captain David Pocock admits the link between sport and war makes him "a little bit uncomfortable" as the ACT Brumbies prepare to play a Super Rugby grand final re-match on Anzac Day.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 4:36pm Kurtley Beale will ignore the wishes of his coach that he rest a painful foot injury to back up at inside-centre for the Waratahs in Auckland on Friday.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 10:00pm Wycliff Palu has been missed by the Waratahs but expect him to lay low for a few more weeks yet.
Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin 11:07pm Brett White admits the re-signings of Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd make it tougher to remain in Canberra.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 12:36am Twelve months on from the bizarre first half announcement that Steve Price would coach the Dragons in 2014, those close to the mentor believe we are finally seeing “the real” Price evolve.
Adam Pengilly 6:29pm Like everyone else either side of the Dragons-Roosters divide on Anzac Day, Bronson Harrison will pause to reflect.
4:39pm New Warriors coach Andrew McFadden isn't counting on Melbourne Storm's defence to remain leaky as the Warriors try to get their NRL season back on track.
BRAD WALTER 9:08pm Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.
Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny 7:19pm Essendon rushes Courtenay Dempsey back into its line-up for Anzac Day blockbuster after a month-long club-imposed suspension.
MATT MURNANE 8:13pm North Melbourne will be armed and ready should Fremantle send Ryan Crowley to its key playmaker Brent Harvey for an Anzac Day re-match of their eventful battle from round 13 last year.
Jesse Hogan, Wellington 6:54pm After confounding pundits - and even many of its own supporters - to be on the cusp of the top eight early in the season, St Kilda now faces the challenge of winning when it is expected to.
ANDREW WU 10:00pm Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has defended Lance Franklin as a "model recruit" who is the victim of "bullying" by the media, after the latest drama involving the star forward.
CAROLINE WILSON 12:39am It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.
JON TUXWORTH 12:20am NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright still cherishes the tales of hardship his father told him of risking his life in battle in World War II.
JON TUXWORTH 12:42am Sydney Swifts have labelled it a ''must-win'' after two straight losses, but Commonwealth Games aspirations could also be on the line for several players against Southern Steel at AIS Arena on Friday.
MICHAEL LYNCH 3:06pm Two players returned to Australia and signed for Melbourne Victory this season in a bid to boost their World Cup prospects.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 12:46am While the Central Coast Mariners are fuming about the scheduling of Saturday night's semi-final, A-League boss Damien de Bohun says it was impossible to find another timeslot.
Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany 8:42am Alex Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry will urge WBA officials to ensure Wladimir Klitschko doesn't turn the world title fight into a wrestling match when the rival camps convene for a crucial rules meeting on Friday.
LEE GASKIN 9:32pm A simple gear change could be just the trick for Canberra filly Just A Blur taking out the $40,000 Wagga Guineas next week.
CHRIS ROOTS 3:41pm Gerald Ryan has already made one multimillion-dollar call with his two-year-olds this season and got it right.
CHRIS DUTTON The University of Canberra is already planning to extend its state-of-the-art sports hub, driving plans to build a complex worth almost $50 million at its Bruce campus.
LEE GASKIN The Canberra Raiders have continued their re-signing spree under coach Ricky Stuart by locking in young giant Shannon Boyd for the next three years, but the club is still after its biggest quarry - Anthony Milford.
Adrian Proszenko and Chris Barrett Cronulla are moving to lock in two of the game's highest-profile free agents by the end of the week, with club powerbrokers scheduled to meet with Andrew Fifita's management on Thursday.
CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Benji Marhsall could have been a Super Rugby star, insisting the code-swapping playmaker "just needed time" to transfer his talent to rugby union.
Liam Napier Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career on Wednesday.
STEVE MASCORD THOSE of you who read a story on this site four days ago entitled 'Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa' would be expecting some fireworks in this week's Discord.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO League officials are considering a proposal to award a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in the City-Country fixture.
JON TUXWORTH New West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau believes John Papalii can overcome his recent off-field troubles and use the Canberra Raiders Cup to revive his rugby league career.
LEE GASKIN Canberra Region Rugby League admit it's not an ideal situation for the opening round of Canberra Raiders Cup fixtures to be held at 9pm on a Thursday.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Graham Arnold is already the even-money favourite to take charge of Sydney FC next season after the club sacked Frank Farina on Wednesday afternoon.
LEE GASKIN Canberra product Steve Lustica would have been happy to see out the season with Adelaide United, but now finds himself 180 minutes from winning an A-League championship with Brisbane Roar.
Mark Ogden Alex Ferguson will be consulted over David Moyes's successor at Manchester United, with Carlo Ancelotti leading a three-man shortlist of candidates to become the new manager at Old Trafford.
CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to be injected into the ACT Brumbies starting side for a Super Rugby grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs.
RUPERT GUINNESS The relief on the face of Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley on Wednesday said it all when inside centre Kurtley Beale completed the side's final training session at home before travelling to Auckland to play the Blues on Friday.
MICHAEL GLEESON Marley Williams appears certain to return to playing football this week, through the VFL with a probable return to the senior side after the team's bye.
DAVID SYGALL The pending returns of Heath Shaw and Callan Ward for Greater Western Sydney this week would be a welcome injection of experience after the AFL’s youngest roster featured 20 players with fewer than 50 games in their defeat to the Crows last round.
Michael Gleeson Ross Lyon, the coach whose sides have often been accused of contributing to ugly play, has sheeted home some of the blame for unsightly congestion to the umpires.
LEE GASKIN She has played at three Commonwealth Games, three World Cups, has more than 100 caps for her country and is in the England Netball Hall of Fame.
WASHINGTON: Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone.
MICHAEL GORDON Mick Fanning out-paddled and out-positioned Taj Burrow on Wednesday to become a three-time winner of the world's longest-running surfing contest at Bells Beach and set up the defence of his world title.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.
Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany The head trainer of world champion Wladimir Klitschko, former pro Johnathon Banks, says Alex Leapai has no plan as the Australian tries to produce one of the sport's great upsets in Germany on Saturday night.
CHRIS WILSON The NRL has defended the video referee's crucial decision in the Raiders' win over Melbourne.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders teammates Jack Wighton and Jarrod Croker could be fighting for the same position in the NSW Country backline.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Ben Te’o’s contract agreement with South Sydney has lapsed with the Queensland back-rower increasingly unlikely to remain at the club following the signing of Glenn Stewart on Tuesday.
Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko and Roy Ward Wests Tigers are set to demand financial compensation to allow Benji Marshall to return to the NRL.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO The video referee at the centre of the Keiran Foran obstruction clanger has been dropped after NRL officials admitted the match-changing decision was incorrect.
CHRIS BARRETT Nailing the winning field goal at an ANZ Stadium blockbuster was a case of life coming full circle for Luke Brooks.
Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett supports the concept of a centralised ‘‘war room’’ to replace NRL video referees adjudicating on contentious tries, and believes it is only a matter of time before that idea becomes reality.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Former Wallaby Greg Martin says giving the ACT Brumbies a permanent Anzac Day fixture is a no-brainer.
Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.
Daniel Gilhooly Benji Marshall says he had a decent crack at rugby union. But did he really?
GEORGINA ROBINSON Benji Marshall's aborted conversion to rugby union has highlighted the brilliance of fellow code-swapper Israel Folau.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs are aiming to pull off their first win in five years at one of the ''holy homes'' of rugby.
Jim Morton Will Genia paints a graphic picture of the danger bruising Hurricanes star Julian Savea will present to the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.
Mark Ogden David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday after the club's owners, the Glazer family, decided to end the Scot's disastrous tenure at Old Trafford.
Mark Ogden From the very early days manager walked into every pitfall that was placed in his way, writes Mark Ogden.
CHRIS DUTTON Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit the game at 26.
Angela Habashy The future of Sydney FC star skipper Alessandro Del Piero and coach Frank Farina remain in limbo, but chief executive Tony Pignata says a decision on the pair is imminent.
MICHAEL LYNCH As young players jockey to stake their claim as late selections for Ange Postecoglou's World Cup squad, it must be remembered that a precocious talent does not always translate into a productive, lengthy career.
ANDREW WU Kurt Tippett's eagerly awaited return has been put on ice for at least another week due to a broken rib the star start forward sustained in his comeback game.
Daniel Cherny It is a problem as old as the game itself, but once again the issue of poor goalkicking reared its head over the Easter weekend of football.
JON PIERIK As debate over the state of the game swirls, players believe it's too early to embrace suggestions designed to help ease on-field congestion.
Fremantle defender Luke McPharlin is adamant the AFL club doesn't have a culture issue, but admits a minority of the player group need to clean up their act.
CAROLINE WILSON Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the AFL must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system.
JAKE NIALL Collingwood young gun Marley Williams has avoided jail after being convicted of grievous bodily harm for breaking a man's jaw in a brutal one-punch attack outside a nightclub in Western Australia.
CHRIS DUTTON BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan is starting a push to build an Olympic-standard track in Canberra.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Sport award named in honour of top administrator Harry Marr.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Modesty is a trait NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green has clearly inherited from her mother.
GREG BAUM Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.
JESSE HOGAN Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas must face the tribunal on Tuesday night after the match review panel chose to waive its role of setting the punishment for him for picking off an unsuspecting opponent on the weekend.
JON PIERIK If West Coast Eagles supporters had hoped to give Chris Judd a final thank you, that will have to wait - or may not be given at all - after the champion midfielder was ruled out for the next five weeks.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Manly fullback Brett Stewart is expected to be named in the Sea Eagles team on Tuesday despite becoming the third high profile rugby league player to be arrested for drink driving recently.
Roy Ward Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has called on the NRL to work together to fix the rules and interpretations that have cost several sides wins this season.
CHRIS BARRETT Wests Tigers teenage hero Luke Brooks has shrugged off suggestions he took a dive in a crucial incident late in the Easter Monday thriller against Parramatta, with the obstruction issue again casting a shadow over the outcome to an NRL game.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Titans co-captain Greg Bird has denied accusations that he squeezed the testicles of Panthers back-rower Sika Manu on Monday night.
ANDREW WEBSTER A confession: I didn’t watch the Raiders versus Storm match on Sunday afternoon, so I didn’t see the Sisa Waqa “no try” as it happened. Or as it happened in Channel Nine Land.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE But he's just one of several whose contracts will end this season.
RUPERT GUINNESS The on-field brilliance of Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been so good he has even exceeded the expectations of one of the former NRL and AFL player's first and biggest supporters when he switched to rugby union – fellow dual international Lote Tuqiri.
BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall has no regrets about his move to rugby union and believes he will be better for the experience when he returns to the NRL this season.
BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall is set to return to the NRL this season after he and Blues coach John Kirwan agreed his switch to rugby union was not working out as they had both hoped.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Benji Marshall could become a cut-price NRL player with the former New Zealand skipper tipped to earn $60,000 for the rest of the NRL season.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 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.
JON TUXWORTH He's the ANZ Championship's first male head coach of a team set to play in Canberra's first match, but NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright doesn't view himself as a trailblazer.
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.