LEE GASKIN Paralyampic running superstar Evan O'Hanlon set to take on able-bodied athletes for the first time at the Stawell Gift over the Easter weekend.
LEE GASKIN Former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has urged Athletics Australia to increase the amount it invests in developing athletes after sprinter Melissa Breen missed out on substantial funding.
CHRIS WILSON SANZAR will not allow national anthems on Anzac Day, but who is to stop fans singing?
CLYDE RATHBONE I never liked report cards at school, but here's mine for the Brumbies first half of season 2014.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders chief executive Don Furner says the club will fight to block any moves by Channel Nine to scrap fixed scheduling and says Canberra hopes to receive future compensation for a lack of free-to-air coverage.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart claims NRL officials have shifted their interpretation of ruck speed and says wrestling tactics are creeping back into the game and contributing to lower crowd numbers.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders hitman Josh Papalii says his cousin and heavyweight boxing contender Alex Leapai is an inspiration.
Brett Keeble 9:49pm Former Dally M Medallist Ben Barba emerged from an early-season slump to inspire Brisbane to a comprehensive 32-6 victory over a flat and frustrated Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 10:17pm For the second time in less than two years, a controversial video refereeing decision involving Kieran Foran has gone against North Queensland to hand Manly a 26-21 victory on Friday night.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS The Bulldogs became the first club in history to win three consecutive one-point games after a dramatic come-from-behind 15-14 win over South Sydney on Friday at ANZ Stadium.
JON TUXWORTH Belconnen Magpies coach Jeremy Rowe believes a reduction of Canberra teams in the North-East Australian Football League isn't the answer to their current on-field woes.
JON PIERIK While Wayne Carey has called for Travis Cloke to be ''stronger upstairs'', the Collingwood forward's likely opponent on Saturday says he was unlikely to have a relaxing sleep heading into the intriguing clash.
JON PIERIK North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw insists his club deserves to launch Good Friday football and says Carlton is the Kangaroos' preferred opponent.
Daniel Cherny Blanketed last weekend by Collingwood's Brent Macaffer, Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin charged back into form on Thursday night with 32 disposals against the Brisbane Lions.
JON TUXWORTH Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as championship favourites.
LEE GASKIN Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.
MICHAEL LYNCH 11:57pm Melbourne Victory keeps its season alive for another week and condemned Sydney to finals exit.
MAX PRESNELL So far this preparation It’s A Dundeel, dynamic on his day, has lacked a certain thrust, but is ready to produce his best at Randwick on Saturday, according to jockey James McDonald.
Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne SANZAR have put a massive dampener on the ACT Brumbies' Anzac Day commemoration by banning the Australian and New Zealand national anthems before the grand final rematch.
Webster on Friday
ANDREW WEBSTER It is the best-known sporting franchise in the world. No, not the Maitland Blacks Rugby Union Club, but the New York Yankees.
ANDREW STAFFORD Former Essendon great Matthew Lloyd predicted a “world of pain” for the Lions this year. It didn’t take long to manifest itself.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra Raiders remain hopeful of retaining star Anthony Milford, but coach Ricky Stuart says the young fullback is being targeted by every NRL club.
Brett Keeble Injured Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon has experienced movement in his left arm and improvement in his right arm and has been transferred from intensive care to a spinal rehabilitation ward.
Storm's Ryan Hoffman says the club followed the new concussion guidelines by the book in win over St George Illawarra.
Roy Ward Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has admitted his team struggled emotionally in the aftermath of Jordan McLean's seven-game suspension.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter could earn a contract extension as soon as next month following the club's strong start to the season.
BRAD WALTER Good mates Sam Burgess and James Graham are set to take to the field against each other for the last time in Friday's Rabbitohs-Bulldogs clash.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE It stings every time ACT Brumbies hard man Scott Fardy sees footage or talks about last year's Super Rugby grand final against the Chiefs.
GEORGINA ROBINSON James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.
Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has put a sobering voice to what the numbers have been indicating all season.
Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Dutchwoman was sacked as head coach.
DOMINIC BOSSI It's almost irrelevant what happens in this finals series, the A-League has already had its flashpoint moment of the season.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE From humble beginnings to the home of Aussie rowing - how Lake Burley Griffin has grown.
MICHAEL GLEESON Australia’s fastest ever woman, Melissa Breen, has been given just a third of the funding she was expected to get prompting wealthy businesswoman Susan Alberti to again step in.
Daniel Cherny GWS Giants announce that the 18-year-old will debut this Sunday against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.
ANDREW WU Desperate times call for desperate measures but not so at Sydney, who resisted the temptation to pick forward Kurt Tippett for the Swans' season-defining clash with Fremantle on Saturday night.
WAYNE CAREY There's been a lot of talk about on-field leadership this week and, inevitably, it's a topic that rears its head when a team is losing.
Mark Webber believes his former team Red Bull is no longer the benchmark in formula one, but is confident it will bounce back from its early season woes.
CHRIS WILSON Two-time Manly premiership winner Michael Robertson has returned to Canberra after injury forced Robertson an early retirement.
DANIEL LANE The NRL has fallen short of banning lifting tackles, but warned any player involved in a dangerous tackle from this weekend risked being charged under the latest reform to player safety.
STEVE MASCORD St George Illawarra fans are not going to like me for saying this, but I thought Tony Archer's statement on Tuesday about the tumultuous end to Monday Night Football was worded perfectly.
ROY MASTERS There was another option for Dragons’ five-eighth Gareth Widdop when he kicked the ball with one minute and one second left on the clock on Monday night, giving the Storm possession from which they scored a winning try after the bell.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Melbourne chief executive Mark Evans has told ticked off St George Illawarra officials to "get over it", claiming dubious calls such as the full-time siren debacle will always be part of the game.
Roy Ward Melbourne Storm will be without centre Will Chambers for the next two matches.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS The NRL will investigate whether Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman was allowed to return to the field prematurely on Monday night, just six-and-a-half minutes after he was taken for a concussion test.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa has struggled with homesickness since moving from Sydney to join the Super Rugby province's extended playing squad, but regularly seeing his parents and being part of the Brumbies' Community has helped immensely.
CHRIS WILSON St Edmund's College will celebrate the school's 60th anniversary this month by representing Australia in a world youth tournament in Japan.
RUPERT GUINNESS Israel Folau's absence in the Waratahs team that lost to the Force last week has revealed a need for all the NSW backs to "step up" and provide more "go forward" whenever he is not available, believes winger Cam Crawford.
MICHAEL GLEESON St Kilda midfielder David Armitage remains in hospital four days after slashing his knee open in the weekend's loss to Adelaide.
JESSE HOGAN Rather than looking outside for protection for midfield general Trent Cotchin, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is demanding protection from relentless tagging from within when his team kicks off the Easter round on Thursday night, away to Brisbane Lions.
PETER HANLON Sam Lloyd's parents took a step back this week, retreating to Barwon Heads to draw breath. They headed home to Deniliquin on Wednesday - Bill on his motorbike, Prue in the car, along a road they've travelled so many times Bill admits "we've worn out a lot of vehicles".
MATT MURNANE Richmond has sent Ty Vickery back to the VFL for the first time since 2010.
DAVID SYGALL The injection of experience into Greater Western Sydney’s team this season is being touted as a key reason for the team’s rising fortunes. Yet, one of the most seasoned and professional additions to the club hasn’t played an AFL game.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has already saved his own neck twice this season with wins over Melbourne Victory, and he's hoping Friday's elimination final at Etihad Stadium makes it third time lucky.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Leading Australian triathlete Emma Jackson thinks national selectors need some discretionary powers.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Will Athletics Australia finally give Australia's fastest ever woman Melissa Breen the funding she deserves?
CHRIS ROOTS Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys is confident the $10 million funding for The Championships is secure, despite losing its biggest supporter when Premier Barry O'Farrell resigned on Wednesday.
JON TUXWORTH Jarrod Croker says he's excited to be playing outside of young gun Jack Wighton.
JON TUXWORTH Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff says he wouldn't rule out seeing out his career with Canberra if the Cannons revival is successful.
The NRL on Tuesday announced it is investigating new procedures to prevent a repeat of the referees' decision from Monday night.
Roy Ward Melbourne Storm scored a vital win over St George Illawarra Dragons on Monday night but is likely to lose star centre Will Chambers for at least two matches through suspension.
MICHAEL GLEESON Melbourne's Jack Trengove is out for the rest of the season after scans on his left foot revealed a crack on his navicular bone.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Sydney FC left full-back Matt Jurman believes blunting Melbourne Victory’s explosive forwards is the key to securing an upset victory in their elimination final on Friday night.
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.