Raiders quartet steals the show

Lee Gaskin 7:02 PM   The Canberra Raiders contingent left their mark on the representative stage on Sunday.

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Slimmer Palmer set for Brumbies comeback

A bulked-up Dan Palmer, at his playing peak for the Wallabies in 2012.

Chris Dutton 11:02 PM   Former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer is on the cusp of a shock Super Rugby comeback after being added to the ACT Brumbies touring squad less than a year after he quit rugby union and lost his passion for the sport.

Kiwis claim third straight win over Kangaroos 

Slice of heaven: The Kiwis celebrate during their Trans-Tasman Test match against the Australia Kangaroos at Suncorp Stadium.

Chris Barrett 11:42 PM   The Rugby League International Federation still lists Australia as the world's top-ranked team on its website. Surely, though, that is merely a number after events in Brisbane on Sunday night. 

Raiders chasing Knights centre Leilua

The Canberra Raiders have expressed interest in Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Lee Gaskin 7:01 PM   The Canberra Raiders have "expressed some interest" in luring Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Hawk duo in tribunal trouble

Jordan Lewis of the Hawks gets in a tangle with Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos.

Jesse Hogan 8:50 PM   Hawthorn's hopes of having Luke Hodge and Jordan Lewis in the team for the grand final rematch against Sydney in three weeks rest with the match review panel deciding their blatant strikes did not merit referral to the tribunal.

Beaten Pacquiao 'hampered by shoulder'

Down and out: Manny Pacquiao answers questions during the post-fight news conference.

8:51 PM   Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao revealed he was battling a right shoulder injury on Saturday (Sunday AET) in his unanimous decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao hurt his right shoulder in training camp some three weeks before the bout, an injury severe enough to have him considering postponing the "Fight of the Century."

Austin powers into NSW contention    

In the frame: Blake Austin scores for City during the loss to Country in their clash at Wagga's McDonalds Park.

Adam Pengilly 5:38 PM   Blake Austin revelled in a position he has spent the better part of his career trying to escape as a hat-trick hero for City, with the Raiders recruit revealing he is hoping to play with the same energy as his firebrand halves partner in the future.

Reynolds on report for trip as Country win

Shark on Shark: City forward Wade Graham fends off Cronulla teammate and Country opponent Jack Bird.

Adam Pengilly 12:23 AM   Brad Fittler wanted to wish Josh Reynolds "good luck". It was immediately unclear whether he was referring to an imminent date with the judiciary or in his 11th-hour audition to keep his Blues jersey, however unlikely he will get the chance.

Gungahlin notch inaugural NPL victory

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Capital Football National Premier League, Gungahlin United v Woden Weston FC at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. Michael John of Gungahlin pushes the ball forward into the penalty box.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Lee Gaskin 7:59 PM   Gungahlin United has broken through for the club's first win in the National Premier League.

No horsing around as Nisbet seals Norths win

Charley Nisbet, and Kate Allen of North Canberra  take on Katie James of United.

David Polkinghorne 8:05 PM   North Canberra secured its first win of the Capital League 1 hockey season on Sunday.

Alessi expects tough time defending ACT title

Dean Alessi competing in the National 4 Cylinder Sedans.

David Polkinghorne 7:05 PM   ACT champion Dean Alessi is expecting a tough time defending his national four-cylinders title.

League HQ

It smells like the end of an era

Jesse Bromwich of the Kiwis pushes away from Johnathan Thurston of Australia during the Trans-Tasman Test match in Brisbane.

Phil Gould 12:48 AM   The Kiwis were younger, hungrier, faster and more willing than their Australian opponents. The Australian team failed to gain any rhythm.

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Rugby Heaven

Waratahs brace for defiant Force

Wary: Will Skelton of the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson 7:03 PM   Two-thirds of the way through the season and the Waratahs could finally have their hands on something approaching consistency.

Cooper, Genia, Slipper join Wallabies leaders in Canberra

Reds alert: Quade Cooper and Will Genia were part of Saturday's leadership meeting.

Georgina Robinson 8:00 PM   Quade Cooper, Will Genia and James Slipper were surprise participants in a day-long Wallabies love-in between the Waratahs and Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

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Cricket

Ashes will be poor contest if England lower order continues to misfire

England's Joe Root is caught by Darren Bravo of the West Indies off Jason Holder as England collapsed to 5-39 on day two of the third Test.

Jonathan Liew 5:34 PM   The Ashes will be a tale of woe if England's lower order continues to misfire.

England collapse leaves Test match in balance

Jerome Taylor of West Indies celebrates taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott.

5:28 PM   ​James Anderson wrecked the West Indies but England were tottering at 5 for 39 in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, on the second day of the third and final Test on Saturday.

AFL

Port Adelaide triumph over Adelaide

Caught Crow: Scott Thompson tries to break free against Port Adelaide.

Ashley Porter 10:17 PM   Port Adelaide resumed their place on the local mantel with a slogging 24-point win over Adelaide at Adelaide Oval Sunday night.

Bulldogs president thrilled with stellar start

Deserving winners: The Bulldogs celebrate victory.

Jesse Hogan 8:51 PM   Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon, buoyant after a win away to Sydney he rates as possibly the best he has seen, says "it's a great time to be a Bulldog", with the emerging team winning plaudits, and supporters, for their fantastic start to 2015.

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Soccer

Chelsea win Premier League title

Match winner: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring against Palace.

12:46 AM   Chelsea have won the English Premier league with a 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Delpierre could be the key to Victory's finals challenge

With Matthieu Delpierre in the side, Victory's defence is calmer, better organised and looks tighter and better structured.

Michael Lynch 11:47 PM   Much of Melbourne Victory's attention in the second half of the season went into re-signing star wide player Fahid Ben Khalfallah, but could Matthieu Delpierre have the biggest impact in the club's finals campaign?

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ACT Sport

Gunners turn tables on Bandits

Daniel Jackson, left, was impressive for the Gunners.

Lee Gaskin 8:07 PM   The Canberra Gunners have continued their resurgence with a thrilling two-point win.

NEAFL

Injury-riddled Frail returns for 'first game'

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David Polkinghorne   After  six games in two years,  Eastlake forward Mitch Frail says running out on to Manuka Oval again felt like it was his first game.

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Horse Racing

Hawkesbury track surface not up to scratch

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 6:47 PM   Safety always has to come first in racing and it was the reason the Hawkesbury standalone meeting was called off after just one race on Saturday.

Federal to get Guineas shot before spell

Trainer John O'Shea in a thoughtful mood after a trackwork session at Flemington.

Chris Roots 6:01 PM   Federal will run in the rescheduled Hawkesbury Guineas at Rosehill on Saturday, as John O'Shea looks to reprogram his Godolphin team.

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Kangaroos vs Kiwis - Anzac Test 2015

A selection of images from this year's Anzac Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

New Zealand down Australia in Test

New Zealand claims third straight win over Australia in rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test.

City v Country

All the action from the traditional Origin lead-up in Wagga Wagga.

Mayweather wins 'Fight of the Century'

Floyd Mayweather has beaten Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

The sporting world's focus is on Las Vegas for the "Fight of the Century".

Soccer: Gungahlin United vs Woden Weston FC

Gungahlin United take on Woden Weston FC in their Capital Football National Premier League match at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

ACT State Speedway Titles

ACT State Speedway Titles at the ACT Speedway on Sunday, May 3.

Canberra Hockey: United vs North Canberra

United take on North Canberra in the Women's Capital League game at the National Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT AFL: Eastlake vs Gungahlin Jets

Eastlake take on the Gungahlin Jets at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

ACT Rugby Union: Queanbeyan vs Easts

Queanbeyan Whites take on Easts at Campese Oval in Queanbeyan.