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England player sacked over child sex 

Adam Johnson and girlfriend Stacey Flounders arrive at court in Bradford on Thursday.

7:34 AM   English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences.

Pocock in 2016 can be best yet: Larkham

David Pocock.

Chris Dutton 8:03 PM   ACT Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham says superstar flanker David Pocock can get even better.

Kyrgios 'huge' in Aussies winning Davis Cup

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  Nick Kyrgios (L)  and Lleyton Hewitt (R)  talk in between points during the FAST4Tennis ...

David Polkinghorne 7:08 PM   Former Davis Cup captain sees Kyrgios' relationship with Lleyton Hewitt evolving to play a role in Canberran's future set-up.

Lighter Speight ready for Super comeback

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Henry Speight will tread the fine line of carrying a lighter frame for his journey to Rio without sacrificing power.

Papalii disappointed with youngsters

Josh Papalii was disappointed in the actions of Queensland's banned young brigade.

Zac Lowe 8:10 PM   Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.

Wanderers demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett 6:37 PM   Wanderers  chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.

FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Rebel league an option in Canberra

FFA technical director Eric Abrams met with Canberra's NPL presidents to hear their concerns on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne 8:11 PM   A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.

Clarke backs away from talk of Aussie return

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, right.

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.

Jackson to fight on to keep Rio dream alive

Lauren Jackson is desperate to win Olympic gold.

Chris Dutton 8:12 PM   Lauren Jackson won't give up on her Rio dreams until doctors tell her it's physically impossible for her to play.

Cricket

Five things we learnt from day one

No spent force: Peter Siddle celebrates a wicket.

Ronny Lerner 5:14 PM   Five things we learnt from day one of the first Test between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington.

Soccer

Why Keogh returned to Glory after salad cap scandal

Second time luckier:  Andy Keogh is back at the Perth Glory.

Dominic Bossi 5:37 PM   It wasn't easy being a Keogh in Perth last April.

Canberra striker plays for love, not glory

Ashleigh Sykes will probably miss the Olympic Games.

David Polkinghorne 5:19 PM   Japan-bound Canberra United striker will not return to the Matildas fold for Rio campaign.

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League HQ

Push continues for Kangaroos to adopt pre-game Indigenous war dance

Brothers in arms: Greg Inglis at the Indigenous All Stars camp.

Phil Lutton 5:03 PM   Australian captain Cameron Smith says he remains open to the concept, while Greg Inglis heads the push for a fresh tradition for the Australian rugby league team.

No Cronk to Dragons but Marshall's future still unclear

Future unclear: Benji Marshall is none the wiser about his place at the Dragons.

Brad Walter 4:58 PM   St George-Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor called Benji Marshall to a meeting to advise him that rumours linking Cooper Cronk to the club were untrue

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Rugby Heaven

Anae has Wallabies in his sights as he chases Brumbies jersey

Albert Anae, right, isn't horsing around when he says playing for the Wallabies is one of his goals.

Chris Dutton 2:41 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

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AFL

Bombers get support from rival coach

Even the young Bulldogs, the skinny kids, play to the utterly audacious plan Luke Beveridge (above) brought to the club ...

Staff reporters 9:07 PM   Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has come out in strong support of the Essendon 34 and in particular Dyson Heppell, describing him as the player he most feels for.

Vince says anything is possible in 2016

Happy Demon: Bernie Vince is feeling upbeat about the season ahead with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane 6:36 PM   The optimism at Melbourne is palpable. Almost to a man, the players are testifying to it.

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ACT Sport

Two late bogeys cost Millar in another near miss at Victorian PGA

Canberra's Matthew Millar is in contention for the title after a strong third round at the Victorian Open on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 5:13 PM   Canberra golfer Matthew Millar's run of near misses has continued after a couple of late bogeys denied him a chance at victory at the Victorian PGA Championship at Huntingdale Golf Club on Friday.¬†

Rally cars set to hit the streets of Canberra

Rally drivers Harry Bates from Neal Bates Motorsport, Adrian Coppin from Team Doma Hotels and Neal Bates from Neal Bates ...

Zac Lowe 4:45 PM   The National Capital Rally will literally stray from the beaten track when it heads to Canberra in May.

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Horse Racing

Punters again the losers, on and off the track

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 5:19 PM   "We are as mad as hell and we are not going to take this anymore," ranted the television personality Howard Beale, portrayed by Peter Finch in the film Network, who was treated considerably better than Australian punters¬†today.

Godolphin's Apollo Stakes pair top priority as Golden Slipper squad tested

Fighting fit: Hauraki is in fine fettle as he prepares to resume at Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly 5:12 PM   Godolphin's late-blooming Golden Slipper squad will be given a stern test up and down the eastern seaboard, but trainer John O'Shea would be just as happy to see a couple of his major group 1 players return how he expects them to in the Apollo Stakes.

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Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

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?