Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Jon Tuxworth   Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

Top stories

Giants produce 81-point smashing of Blues

Andrew Wu 12:52 AM   So long as Adam Treloar has not signed on the dotted line elsewhere, there is still hope for Greater Western Sydney in keeping him. On Saturday he showed he has not yet checked out of the club.

Ice Hockey

Brave coach blasts 'unacceptable' collapse

Canberra Brave coach Josh Unice blasted his players for giving up a 3-0 lead in Saturday's finals loss to the Newcastle North Stars.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.

NEAFL

Ainslie left hot and bothered by ruthless Suns

Curtis Marsden is tackled by Nick Heyne.

Brandon Palmer   Ainslie's sorry end to their NEAFL season continued on Saturday with a 142-58 defeat at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

Locker Room

Canberra sport roundup

Daramalan's Jackson Duffey and St Edmunds' Levi Goodwin-Shaw are playing each other on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 1:31 PM   Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Rugby league

Shillington best recruit in 20 years: Furner

Great buy: Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Lee Gaskin 10:22 PM   Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed departing prop David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Rugby Union

Vikings prove a bonus point in Eagles romp

Vikings Isaac Thompson is tackled by Eagles Ed Stubbs and Charlie Clifton.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   The Canberra Vikings showed they would be a force to be reckoned with in this year's NRC.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals depth even thinner

Ann Waters, right, has reneged on her Capitals deal.

Jon Tuxworth   Capitals coach Carrie Graf has admitted the shock withdrawal of key recruit Anne Wauters has made them "vulnerable".

Soccer

Canberra FC aim for grand final retribution

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

Racing

Bensley hopes Failed Approach gets a pass

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington   The in-form Failed Approach has been slugged with his biggest weight yet in the feature at Moruya on Sunday.

'Pride killed my brother-in-law'

Sport
Portrait of Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen at Phillip Ice Rink. 
27 August 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

League HQ

Hayne's special teams ability helping roster hopes

Making the most of his opportunity: San Francisco 49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne returns a kickoff during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver.

Michael Chammas 7:50 PM   Jarryd Hayne's ability to play on special teams will play a huge factor in San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula's decision on whether to pick the Australian in the 49ers' 53-man squad.

Sharks may be forced to play home final at ANZ Stadium

Finals bound: Sharks players celebrate a try by Michael Ennis during the round 25 win over the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium.

Brad Walter 7:14 PM   Cronulla's reward for securing a home final could be a match at ANZ Stadium against Canterbury or Souths, who each use the Olympic venue as their base.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Ashley-Cooper believes 'omens' augur well for Wallabies

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Rupert Guinness 6:24 PM   Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper still likens it to a childhood dream; but in his case, it is one that comes true.

Rising lose to Brisbane but look to future

Generic rugby union.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rising lost to Brisbane City 45-21 in the National Rugby Championship on Saturday.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Ashes-winning Stars want to solve batting stumbles as series ends

Eye on the ball: Jess Cameron plays a shot in the 2nd Twenty20 in Hove

Jesse Hogan 6:00 PM   With the women's Ashes won, Southern Stars coach Matthew Mott has turned his attention to fixing the team's stuttering scoring in Monday's series-ending match in Cardiff.

AFL

Dempsey and sling tackle under scrutiny

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Brett Deledio of the Richmond Tigers is assisted from the field by trainers after a sling tackle on him by Courtenay Dempsey of the Essendon Bombers during the round 22 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Emma Quayle 8:26 PM   The slam tackle will again be placed on the match review panel's Monday morning agenda, with Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey the latest player to come under scrutiny.

Crows' first quarter sets up big win over Eagles

Josh Jenkins celebrates a goal.

Ashley Porter 4:47 PM   The remarkable Phillip Walsh spoke of creating a masterpiece and on Sunday the team he so sadly left behind painted a brilliant one at Adelaide Oval that overwhelmed everyone – especially the West Coast Eagles.

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Soccer

Unsung Socceroos ready for next step

The Socceroos, especially under their home-grown coach Ange Postecoglou, have risen to the occasion several times in the past few years.

Michael Lynch 6:48 PM   A star team, it is said, will always beat a team of stars. Which is just as well for the Socceroos.

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos recall

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

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ACT Sport

Soccer

Williams double helps Blue Devils into grand final

Belconnen United's Jessie Williams scored a double in her team's 3-2 qualifying final victory against Gungahlin United on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:01 PM   Belconnen United striker Jessie Williams scored a double to help the Blue Devils progress to the women's ACT Premier League grand final.

Cricket

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

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Horse Racing

Why the Cups King was so much better than rest

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 9:25 PM   As Bart Cummings' 266 Group One successes confirms, he was a great trainer over any distance with any type of horse but he justified the title of Cups King.

Waterhouse and Abbott lead tributes for Cummings

Bart Cummings at his Leilani Lodge stables at Randwick.

Tom Decent 9:24 PM   Horsetrainer Gai Waterhouse and Prime Minister Tony Abbott have led tributes the for the late Bart Cummings, who died at his home early on Sunday morning.

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Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.