Canberra's triple sporting treat as codes combine

Chris Dutton 8:57 PM   Canberra's codes are set to unite for a "triple whammy" of events next year.

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Brumbies to launch new blue jersey

Sneak peak of the ACT Brumbies' 2016 Super Rugby jersey.

Chris Dutton 8:21 PM   The ACT Brumbies are set to break from tradition with the club to unveil a revamped playing strip to "represent a new era" as they chase Super Rugby glory.

Lomu only played at 80 per cent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

2:27 PM   Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.

Life's no beach for Raiders at Batemans Bay

The Canberra Raiders went on a pre-season camp trip to Bateman's Bay. Edrick Lee Josh Papalii Jarrad Kennedy

Chris Dutton 9:10 PM   There was plenty of sand and surf, but the Canberra Raiders' beach retreat was anything but a summer holiday as the players were put through a gruelling NRL pre-season camp at Batemans Bay.

Scott takes aim at NRL over player burnout

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Scott of the Cowboys speaks to the media during the official 2015 NRL Grand Final press conference at The Star Room on October 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

James MacSmith 2:00 PM   North Queensland star Matt Scott has slammed the NRL's approach to player welfare, claiming it is not taking the issue of player burnout seriously.

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Haddin backs pink-ball Test and Nevill 

"Everything I have done over the last couple of months is making sure I am up for this series and if I wasn't getting better I would have retired": Brad Haddin.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Former Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin has declared day-night Test matches "a massive success", adding his replacement Peter Nevill now "feels at home" as the team's wicket-keeper.

Insider says DRS call was a debacle

Harsh call: Kane Williamson makes the catch, while Ross Taylor appeals, believing they had claimed the wicket of Nathan Lyon.

Andrew Wu 9:05 PM   The handling of the controversial decision review system call which spared Nathan Lyon has been labelled a "cluster f---".

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Starc facing two lengthy stints on sidelines

Hobbled: Mitchell Starc limps after a delivery.

Andrew Wu 10:37 AM   Mitchell Starc says he will not use his enforced layoff to have surgery to repair his chronic ankle injury.

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Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's  knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.

Matildas move eyes from pay to Rio

Alen Stajcic has his eyes on Rio.

Daniel Cherny 2:27 PM   At last free from the clutches of the contract dispute that hogged headlines surrounding his team, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says his team's eyes are focused squarely on a berth at next year's Rio Olympics.

World reacts to Kobe's retirement

Bowing out: Kobe Bryant.

Kristen Tsiamis 2:07 PM   Basketball legend Kobe Bryant announced on Sunday on the Players' Tribune website at the end of the 2015/16 season, saying "this season is all I have left to give".

League HQ

NRL teams to be penalised for time wasting at drop-outs and scrums

Spotlight on scrums: David Shillington, Shaun Fenson, Paul Vaughan, Jarrad Kennedy and Glen Buttriss of the Raiders line up against the Penrith Panthers in Canberra in May.

Brad Walter 6:52 PM   Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum

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NRL faces rebellion over second-tier plans


Adrian Proszenko 9:00 PM   The NRL is heading for a fresh showdown with clubs over its it decision to carve up the second-tier competition into 11 NSW regions, a decision key stakeholders claim was made without proper consultation.


Rugby Heaven

Reece Robinson to lean on fellow Waratahs code-hopper Israel Folau in Super Rugby

Code switch: former Parramatta flyer Reece Robinson will be at the Waratahs next year.

James MacSmith 6:21 PM   Reece Robinson plans to pick the mind of his new NSW Waratahs teammate Israel Folau as he bids to make a successful conversion from the NRL to Super Rugby.



Chris Cairns cleared of perjury

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

Kevin Norquay 9:56 PM   Former Black Caps cricket captain Chris Cairns has been found not guilty of perjury by a London jury.

Six years from today we might look back through pink-coloured glasses

What's all the fuss about a pink ball? We'll be looking back through pink-coloured glasses in the future.

Greg Baum 9:27 PM   It's the summer of 2021. Day-night cricket is now a regular on the program in India and South Africa. England has built a roofed stadium, the Giles Clarke Bowl. And Test cricket, unexpectedly, is still alive.


Roos extend Scott's contract

Roos coach Brad Scott.

Daniel Cherny 1:01 PM   Consecutive preliminary final appearances have been enough to earn North Melbourne coach Brad Scott a two-year contract extension, but the man himself says the club remains "bitterly disappointed" by the way its 2015 ended.

AFL man now fighting for league players

Players' advocate: Ian Prendergast.

Michael Gleeson 6:01 PM   Overlooked for the head job at the AFL Players Association Ian Prendergast has switched codes and been appointed as the new chief executive of the Rugby League Players Association.



Socceroos, Postecoglou win AFC Awards

Trophy time: Australia's Ange Postecoglou, second left and Japan's Asako Takakura, second right hold their Coach of the year awards during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards in New Delhi.

Tom Decent 10:18 PM   Ange Postecoglou has been named Asian football's coach of the year, while the Socceroos were judged national team of the year after their historic Asian Cup win at the AFC Annual Awards in India last night.

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Sydney FC's Ali Abbas makes comeback after 12-months on the sideline

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23:  Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold and Ali Abbas address the media prior to a Sydney FC training session at Macquarie Field on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Graham Arnold; Ali Abbas

Dominic Bossi 6:49 PM   Exactly 365 days after suffering a potential career-ending injury, Ali Abbas finally makes his comeback from injury for Sydney FC


ACT Sport

The Canberra teenager who made Brad Haddin jealous

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton 5:10 PM   Brad Haddin won a World Cup, scored 23 first class centuries and played 66 Tests. But he couldn't do what Owen has done.

Familar foes square off for one-day title

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Harry Medhurst scored 77 from 60 balls in Sunday's semi-final against Wests/UC at Jamison Oval.

Lee Gaskin   Weston Creek Molonglo will be aiming for revenge in the Gallop Cup final after setting up a rematch of their thrilling Twenty20 decider.


Horse Racing

New guilty pleas from vet at centre of cobalt charges

Trainer Danny O'Brien leaving an earlier hearing.

Patrick Bartley 9:44 PM   The case against trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien took another twist on Monday when one of the main players in the scandal changed his plea.

Gosford no longer viable as a training centre

Gosford champ: Jockey Nathan Thomas rides Mighty Lucky to win the Sky Thoroughbred Central Festival Stakes at Rosehill.

Chris Roots 3:38 PM   Gosford Race Club is set to cease training on its racecourse at the end of 2016 because of outdated facilities, which make it financially unsustainable continue preparation of horses at the Central Coast track.


Thousands pay tribute to Jonah Lomu

Family, friends and fans crowd Auckland's Eden Park stadium.

Smith: day-night Test 'a great spectacle'

Steve Smith says the first-ever day-night Test was a success.

 Bryant announces retirement from NBA

Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at end of NBA season.

Costa benched in Spurs stalemate

Tottenham and Chelsea play out a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Rosberg secures victory in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg completes a hat-trick of formula one victories.

Thrilling finish as aussies win series

Shaun Marsh sets up a historic day-night victory for Australia.

ABL: Cavalry puts    the bite on Adelaide

The Cavs' offence again came up trumps as Canberra went to 16-8.

Gallop Cup semis: Wests-UC v Weston Ck

Wests-UC and Weston Creek clash at Jamison Oval.

W-League: Canberra United v  Wanderers

Canberra United put four past Western Sydney in a 4-1 win.