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Referees rob Tigers with five-tackle set

Let down by refs: West Tigers captain Robbie Farah in action against the Raiders.

Michael Chammas 8:25 AM   The Wests Tigers were robbed of an opportunity to snatch victory against the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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Parramatta coach 'cranky' despite win

Eels Tim Mannah, left, Nathan Peats, centre, and Anthony Watmough  celebrate a try against the Knights.

Michael Carayannis 7:02 PM   A win is not enough to bring a smile to Parramatta coach Brad Arthur's face, Knights coach Rick Stone threatens to axe players.

Rams go down fighting against Blues

Jake Wheeler of the Queanbeyan Blues makes a break.

Chris Dutton 6:38 PM   The Woden Valley Rams believe they're ready to step up and be finals contenders, but coach Ash Barnes admits there's plenty of room for improvement after falling to the Queanbeyan Blues.

Brumbies feel the heat in slump

The Brumbies are adamant they can resurrect their season after a disappointing run of losses.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has declared his faith in the team's game plan, insisting there are no "systemic problems" as the club fights to keep its Super Rugby finals hopes alive.

White will push for early Brumbies return

Brumbies halfback Nic White in action.

Chris Dutton 5:12 PM   Injured ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White will push himself in a bid to prove his fitness and make a Super Rugby comeback against the Otago Highlanders on Friday night.

Selwood leads Cats to a stirring first win

James Kelly of the Cats and Tom Lynch of the Suns challenge each other for the ball.

Peter Hanlon 11:00 PM   Undermanned Cats battle on to make their first win of 2015 a gutsy one.

Yarran punch let Carlton down: Carrazzo

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Jesse Hogan 9:47 PM   Chris Yarran will discover on Monday whether he is the first player referred directly to the tribunal under the revamped disciplinary system for striking Paul Chapman.

Anzac Day or draft? Anderson Gee'd up 

Heather Anderson is hoping to get picked in the women's AFL Draft on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 10:37 PM   Belconnen defender Heather Anderson is unsure what she's more excited about - the chance to get picked in the women's AFL draft or playing on the MCG in front of 90,000 on Anzac Day.

Western District impress against premiers

Tessa Bailey of UC rips one in from the sideline.

David Polkinghorne 10:33 PM   Western District pushed reigning premiers Central to a 4-all draw, but coach Adam Baxter says Wests still need to prove to themselves.

Grand final flashbacks for Canberra FC

Sport. Men's Premier League match at Deakin Oval between Canberra FC (red tops) and Belconnen FC (blue tops). Niko Kresic is congratulated after kicking the first of his two goals.
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Photograph by Graham Tidy.

David Polkinghorne 10:33 PM   Belconnen United provide another scare for Deakin-based club.

League HQ

Crowe confesses: the Rabbitohs cost me my marriage

Rabbitohs co-owner Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer celebrate a Rabbitohs try.

10:11 AM   Russell Crowe may have dragged the South Sydney Rabbitohs from the depths of oblivion to a premiership but the club's ascension has come at a personal price.

Tigers want flexibility around Leichhardt Oval

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: A Tigers fan shows his colours during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval on April 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas 11:59 PM   The Wests Tigers have 10 days to decide whether to agree to a lease from Leichhardt Council that would lock the club into a minimum of four games a season at the iconic Leichhardt Oval.

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Laporte rallies floundering Toulon with halftime blast

Former Wallaby, Matt Giteau, in action for Toulon.

Justin Palmer 9:20 AM   Indisciplined, making mistakes and probably wishing Jonny Wilkinson was still in town, it took a halftime team talk from Bernard Laporte to lick Toulon into shape in their Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster on Sunday.

Foley steps up to lead Waratahs' resurgence in Wellington

Bernard Foley of the Waratahs lines up a kick during his team's clash with the Hurricanes.

Georgina Robinson 8:23 PM   NSW five-eighth Bernard Foley was a man under pressure heading into last week's clash with the unbeaten Hurricanes.

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Cricket

Club batsman blasts his way to world record score

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10:  Liam Livingstone poses during the Lancashire CCC  Photocall at Old Trafford on April 10, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) Liam Livingstone

9:58 AM   A club batsman in England is believed to have hit the highest individual score ever in a one-day match.

Pakistan paceman Ehsan Adil injured

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5:39 PM   Pakistan's cricket team have suffered another injury on their tour of Bangladesh after paceman Ehsan Adil was ruled out due to a hamstring injury, an official said on Saturday.

AFL

Ablett signs new deal with Suns

Gary Ablett was widely expected to remain on the Gold Coast.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson 9:45 PM   Gary Ablett has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Gold Coast Suns.

Big Bash whets Ten's appetite for AFL

The Ten Network wants back in the game.

Jared Lynch 12:00 AM   The Ten Network is determined to join the bidding for AFL rights – tipped to start at $1.75 billion – despite its weak balance sheet.

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Soccer

Gerrard denied Wembley fairytale as Liverpool bow out of FA Cup

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says goodbye to Wembley.

Steven Griffiths 9:21 AM   As the minutes ticked down on Steven Gerrard's Wembley farewell, the Liverpool captain's waning influence on his team was painfully clear to see.

Sevilla's Champions League hopes hit by draw

Sevilla's coach Unai Emery.

9:15 AM   Sevilla's Champions League hopes suffered a blow as they were held to 1-1 La Liga draw at lowly Granada, whose defender Diego Mainz scored at both ends on Sunday.

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ACT Sport

Gunners starters fire to lead team to first SEABL victory

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Jon Tuxworth 6:40 PM   A clutch two-pointer with 11 seconds remaining from US recruit Nnaebuka Anyaorah sealed the Canberra Gunners' first win of the South-East Australia Basketball League season at Dandenong on Saturday night. 

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Horse Racing

Amorino and Archie Alexander – it's a Triple A rating for punters

Right now the pin-up boy for the growing Alexander stable is the former Perth galloper Amorino (right).

Michael Lynch 11:20 PM   It's said that travel broadens the mind, and there are few trainers in the Australian racing industry who have  travelled as much as young Ballarat based Englishman Archie Alexander.

Keep an eye on Our Boy Malachi in Brisbane's winter carnival

Rob Waterhouse, Robbie, Waterhouse, dinkus, sports dinkus

Rob Waterhouse 7:20 PM   Saturday's star was Hall Mark Stakes winner Our Boy Malachi. His trainer, John O'Sing, sensibly recognised his future was down south and sent him to the Hawkes stable late last year.  

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Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.

Belconnen FC vs Canberra FC

Canberra FC nearly blew a three-goal lead against Belconnen.

Canberra Hockey: United vs UC

United take on UC at the Lyneham Hockey Fields.

Geelong opens account with narrow win

Injury-ravaged Geelong hang on for a nine-point win over Suns.

'We were lucky with keeper's mistake'

Arsenal have booked their place in their second straight FA Cup final.

Brumbies vs Rebels

The ACT Brumbies take on the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round 10 of the Super Rugby.

Easts vs Uni-Norths

Easts and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup at GIO Stadium.

Gungahlin vs West Belconnen

West Belconnen and Gungahlin clash at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval in local first grade rugby league.