Biting, stabbing: Rory's bizarre Brumbies launchpad

He was accused of biting an opponent and one of his teammates was stabbed at a nightclub, but Rory Arnold credits a controversial season in South Africa for helping launch his Super Rugby career.

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Opals' star signs with Canberra Capitals

Kathleen Macleod in action for Dandenong last year.

Jon Tuxworth 3:49 PM   Canberra Capitals signing Kathleen MacLeod says the club's reputation for being "kid friendly" was the major factor which convinced her to sign with the WNBL club for next season. 

Is this the most outstanding run-out this year?

Bravo wheels away in celebration.

Danielle Rendina 9:14 AM   Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo demonstrated his outstanding athleticism in the South-Indian derby on Monday, taking one of the most eye-catching wickets of the season.

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Mills, Baynes party hard after Spurs loss

Aron Baynes is helped out by Spurs teammate Tim Duncan.

8:27 AM   Australia's Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and their San Antonio Spurs were knocked out of the NBA playoffs, but they didn't let it spoil their end of season party.

Juric announces he is leaving Wanderers

International man of mystery: Tomi Juric.

10:49 AM   Socceroos star stunned fans with a post on his official Facebook account on Tuesday morning.

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Raiders go for a new look

The recruitment of Newcastle centre Joey Leulia would continue the Canberra Raiders changing of the guard.

Lee Gaskin 10:00 PM   It's the changing face of the Canberra Raiders - moving away from a reliance on locally-developed talent and signing established players from rival clubs.

Hewitt out of French Open

Lleyton Hewitt

12:16 PM   Lleyton Hewitt has played his last French Open after confirming he'll skip this month's claycourt grand slam to focus on Wimbledon and Davis Cup.

Finals just in reach for Brumbies

The Brumbies say the Super Rugby finals are still within their reach.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   CAPE TOWN: The ACT Brumbies insist a mid-season form slump has not rattled their confidence as they embark on a make-or-break tour of South Africa to revive their championship aspirations.

Will 'Fight of the Century' have Fenech effect?

Counting down to 'The Fight of The Century: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio.

David Polkinghorne 9:08 PM   Boxing Australia development coach Don Abnett says Jeff Fenech's three world titles brought a "massive increase" in boxers and he expected the "Fight of the Century" to have a similar flow-on effect.

'I'm not that light': Palmer up to the challenge

Retired ACT Brumbies prop Dan Palmer.

Chris Dutton   He will be one of the lightest front-rowers in Super Rugby and has shed 20 kilograms, but scrum expert Dan Palmer says he's 'not that light'.

Vikings set to name Harris as coach

Tuggeranong coach Brad Harris.

David Polkinghorne 9:06 PM   The Canberra Vikings will announce Brad Harris as senior coach on Tuesday for the second season of the National Rugby Championship.

League HQ

Nielsen sacked by Dragons

Dane Nielsen.

Mitch Jennings 6:05 PM   St George Illawarra has terminated the contract of troubled centre Dane Nielsen.

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ARU, Patston settle out of court

Settlement: Di Patston

Phil Lutton 4:44 PM   One of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Australian rugby has played out its final chapter, with the ARU reaching an out-of-court settlement with former Wallaby manager Di Patston.

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Cricket

Bangladesh hopeful of winning series against Pakistan

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6:08 PM   Bangladesh hope to build on their new-found confidence by securing their first Test victory over Pakistan in the second and final match of the series which starts in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Boycott says Cook 'up his own arse' about captaincy

Alastair Cook.

Claire Siracusa 5:55 PM   Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has slammed Test captain Alastair Cook, saying he is "living in cloud cuckoo land" about his captaincy.

AFL

Bulldogs' bold draft calls start to pay off

The Western Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Sydney Swans.

Emma Quayle 8:07 PM   It didn't take long for Simon Dalrymple to get people talking.

Eagles sweat over Kennedy injury

In doubt: Josh Kennedy.

12:14 PM   West Coast coach Adam Simpson is hopeful Josh Kennedy won't need surgery on his injured elbow, but the star forward remains in doubt for Sunday's clash with Port Adelaide.

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Soccer

Overseas deal likely for Juric after announcing Wanderers departure

Leaving Wanderland: Tomi Juric (right) announced he won't be staying with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Sebastian Hassett 5:31 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric has announced he will be leaving the club which made him famous, with a club in Europe or Asia the likely destination.

Red card threat won't stop City midfielder in derby semi-final

Erik Paartalu

Jesse Hogan 5:25 PM   Melbourne City midfielder Erik Paartalu isn't going to let a small matter like a yellow card hold him back in Friday night's derby semi-final if it results in his team upstaging Melbourne Victory.

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Canberra in contention to host Socceroos

The Socceroos' Josh Kennedy in action against Malaysia at Canberra Stadium in 2011. The Socceroos could be returning to Canberra for their World Cup qualifiers.

Lee Gaskin 5:28 PM   Canberra is in the mix to host the Socceroos in a World Cup qualifying match within the next 18 months as a reward for strong crowds at the Asian Cup.

Brichacek puts one foot on plane to Beijing

Emily Brichacek ran a qualifying time for the women's world championships 5000m.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek is one step closer to booking a ticket to the world championships in Beijing in August after running a qualifying time for the women's 5000 metres in the US on Sunday. 

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Horse Racing

Musgrove thanks Waller after Brierly win

Trainer Eric Musgrove and jockey Martin Kelly pose with the trophy after Thubiaan  won the Brierly Steeplechase at Warrnambool on Tuesday.

Tim Habel 5:36 PM   Eric Musgrove admits he once feared the worst for his beloved sport of jumps racing, but thanks to champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller now has a rising star in yesterday's Brierly Steeplechase winner Thubiaan.

Trainers support tax parity and a future fund

Considerations: racing minister Troy Grant.

Chris Roots 5:33 PM   The NSW Trainers Association has supported the idea of a future fund if the state government gives tax parity to the racing industry but doesn't want the money to be used as a political football.

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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.