Baptiste confident one trial enough for Raiders

Jon Tuxworth 4:29 PM   Kurt Baptiste is confident the fact the Raiders will play just one trial will have them ready to break their finals drought.

Top stories

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' young talent time

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

David Polkinghorne 8:09 PM   Brumbies playmaker full of praise for young guns after playing for the Super Rugby province for the first time.

Dennis backs Robinson to impress

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.

Try after the siren sinks Australia

Rieko Ioane celebrates his tournament-winning try after the final siren in Sydney.

New Zealand - as they have done for so many years - have yet again inflicted a psychological blow to Australia after scoring a try after to the siren to clinch the Sydney Sevens 27-24 at Allianz Stadium.

Carters back in ACT for Futures League

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

Lee Gaskin 6:00 PM   Ryan Carters says the importance of having the ACT Comets in the Futures League cannot be understated.

Jets strike with upset win over City

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Milos Trifunovic of the Jets celebrates his goal with team mates during the round ...

Emma Kemp 8:01 PM   Newcastle pull off a major upset at Hunter Stadium to beat highly-fancied Melbourne City 2-1.

Glory boosts A-League playoff hopes

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 07:  Chris Harold (centre) of the Glory scores a goal during the round 18 A-League ...

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.

Cam Newton named NFL MVP

MVP: Cam Newton.

3:55 PM   The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos gathered at Levi's Stadium for team pictures on Saturday after proclaiming themselves fit and raring to go for Super Bowl 50.

Cricket

Cricket ODI: Indian women beat Australia to avoid series whitewash

Long walk: Australia's Grace Harris trudges off after being dismissed by India's Shikha Pandey.

Andrew Drummond 1:11 AM   India post five-wicket win over Southern Stars in the third and final ODI match in Hobart.

Cowan concussion a reminder that cricket is living in past with no substitution rule

Latest casualty: Ed Cowan was forced to retire after being struck on the head in NSW's Sheffield Shield game against ...

Welcome to the 20th century, home of cricket's anachronistic rule that prohibits players being replaced even when they've been hit in the head.

Soccer

Wanderers without rewards but performance rams home title credentials

Missed: Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne cannot stop Besart Berisha from scoring in Victory's 1-1 draw on Saturday night.

His side might have gone barely two minutes from losing to Melbourne Victory but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic couldn't be more pleased at how his side demolished the reigning champions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

A-League: Jets strike with upset win over City

Eyes on the prize:  Jets' Jason Hoffman tackles Harry Novillo of Melbourne City.

Emma Kemp 8:01 PM   Newcastle pull off a major upset at Hunter Stadium to beat highly-fancied Melbourne City 2-1.

MORE SOCCER NEWS

League HQ

All Stars future under threat; moves to fast-track the end of the under-20s competition

Justin Hodges of the Indigenous All Stars takes the ball up against the NRL All Stars on the Gold Coast in February last ...

Saturday's NRL All Stars match could be the last in its current format with the fixture in jeopardy, while the National Youth Competition may end as soon as this year.

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.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

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

The Brumbies' Sam Carter fends off the Waratahs' Will Skelton.

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

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

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.

MORE AFL NEWS

ACT Sport

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

Josh Clarke books ticket to Rio with PB of 10.15 seconds in Canberra.

Master and apprentice star in Wests/UC win over Eastlake

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

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

MORE ACT SPORT NEWS

Horse Racing

Punters should learn from the A-League, betting bans only way they will be heard

Adam Pengilly dinkus

The message from punters around the country to warring administrators should be simple: you won't get our money until you fix this mess. Maybe only some self imposed betting bans will cure racing's ills.

Lightweight riders to the fore as major handicap changes loom for autumn carnival

Glen Boss rides Kermadec to win The Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick Racecourselast year.

A raft of changes to the minimum weights for major handicap races across NSW - increasing the demand for lightweight jockeys - is set to come into effect this autumn carnival to avoid the embarrassment of last year's Epsom and The Metropolitan debacle.

MORE RACING NEWS

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

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.