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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Kyrgios title hopes ended by Gasquet

Nick Kyrgios lost his first ATP tour final.

6:27 AM   Richard Gasquet defeated Nick Kyrgios to win the Estoril Open, ending the Australian's hopes of a first tour title.

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. 

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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.

5:34 AM   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 9:22 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.

League HQ

'That's not a good look': Parker calls out Taupau's throat slit gesture

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Tom Decent 11:49 AM   New Zealand front-rower Martin Taupau's throat-slitting response to a supposed Sam Thaiday crusher tackle has drawn the ire of Corey Parker in a radio interview on Monday morning.

Blues great says Raider is 'in the frame' for Origin

Blake Austin.

11:40 AM   Blues great Brad Fittler is calling on NSW selectors to take a punt Canberra five-eighth on Blake Austin.

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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.

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Cricket

Door open for Gillespie to take England coaching job

The next coach of England? Jason Gillespie.

Nick Hoult 12:06 PM   Jason Gillespie has turned down the chance to coach South Australia, opening the door for him to replace Peter Moores, whose job as England coach is under major scrutiny

England suffer painful defeat to West Indies

Alastair Cook.

8:58 AM   The West Indies defeated England by five wickets late on the third day of the third and final Test against England at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday to level the series at 1-1.

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.

Dockers dismantle Demons in MCG rout

Beyond reach: Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has his own way.

Matt Murnane 6:55 PM   AFL Methodical Dockers maintain perfect season, taking apart Melbourne to record their fifth straight win.

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Soccer

Victory, City ready to rumble in biggest derby of them all

Tempers flare in the Melbourne derby. The two teams will face off this Friday night in a semi-final.

Michael Lynch 12:08 PM   Melbourne Victory, the champions, taking on upstart rivals Melbourne City. For the FFA, it's almost as good as a grand final.

Roma back to second, Napoli thrash Milan

Roma's Alessandro Florenzi celebrates his goal.

9:12 AM   Alessandro Florenzi ran more than half the length of the field to score and cap a 2-0 win for AS Roma over Genoa.

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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.