Reynolds field goal thwarts epic Raiders comeback 

Jon Tuxworth 10:28 PM   Josh Reynolds reminded Laurie Daley and the NSW Blues he still has what it  takes with a stunning man of the match performance as the Bulldogs beat the Raiders.

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Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes

Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett 10:47 AM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou won't take any chances at the first step on the road to the 2018 World Cup, naming a full-strength line-up for Australia's opening qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

GI must channel MJ if he wants to torch Blues

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Phil Lutton   Greg Inglis must take giant strides if he is to make a full recovery from a bout of tonsilitis.

Mitchell Pearce will deliver for the Blues

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Jarryd Hayne 11:45 PM   In Jarryd Hayne's exclusive column he says the stage is set for Mitchell Pearce to keep the Origin shield in NSW.

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Anderson shines in women's AFL clash

Heather Anderson of the Bulldogs kicks the ball during the Women's AFL exhibition match between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs at MCG.

Jon Tuxworth   Belconnen Magpies player Heather Anderson caught the eye of commentators in a strong display for Western Bulldogs in their loss to Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday. 

Clarkson laments 'toxic' environment at Blues

Uncertain times: Mick Malthouse.

Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan 7:45 PM   Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton.

Demons hunt and trap Bulldogs

Demon Matt Jones is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal.

Michael Gleeson   Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.

Richmond supporters roar again after win 

Richmond players sing the club song in the rooms after their win.

Ashley Porter 9:08 PM   The Tiger army is back on the march having finally made the top eight again, but don't expect coach Damien Hardwick to start beating the drum despite a 33-point win over Port Adelaide.

Brumbies determined to go out winners

ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio has put his hand up to return from injury for Friday night's game against the Bulls.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   The ACT Brumbies are determined to send off their departing players in style and believe they can claim the Super Rugby championship even if they finish outside the top two.

Silence says it all as Porte's woes continue

Richie Porte struggled in the Giro d'Italia's time trial.

Rupert Guinness 8:12 PM   The silence in a small hotel lobby reflects the impact Richie Porte's demise at the Giro d'Italia.

Soccer

Smith shows smarts to score match-winner

Canberra Olympic striker Phillipe Bernabo-Madrid celebrates scoring against his old team in his side's 2-1 win against Canberra FC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   He promised his coach a goal for missing training this week for his university studies, and Callum Smith delivered to catapult Canberra Olympic to the top of the Capital Football National Premier League.

League HQ

Fifita thought angry hotel rampage would end rep career

Andrew Fifita shows his playful side.

Michael Chammas 6:41 PM   An angry rampage through a Manchester hotel that damaged property during the 2013 World Cup was the incident Andrew Fifita believed could end his representative career.

Why Scott won't be able to target Thurston

 Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys.

Brad Walter 6:34 PM   Beau Scott provided the blueprint for how to unsettle Johnathan Thurston, but the star playmaker has changed his game.

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Cheika confused over perception of Skelton

SPORT: Waratahs training.    Michael Cheika.             Photo: Edwina Pickles. 24th March 2015.

Daniel Lane 4:23 PM   A bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asked whether people wanted a "soft" Super Rugby team or a "hard" unit after his 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton came under intense scrutiny for playing tough in Saturday night's victory over the Crusaders.

Reds may go OS for Quade replacement

Tough to replace: Quade Cooper

11:45 AM   The Queensland Reds may be forced to use a foreign slot next year on a new five-eighth if Quade Cooper moves to France as expected.

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Cricket

Red ball prep no worry for Aussies

Australia's Test captain Michael Clarke is unconcerned about a lack of preparation for five of his key players.

3:32 PM   Australia captain Michael Clarke has no concerns about a lack of red ball preparation for five key players going into next month's Test series against the West Indies.

Sri Lankan women's cricket team 'forced into sexual favours'

Sri Lankan Women Cricket Team players at Manly Oval before a practice match against Australia

Kate Aubusson 2:16 PM   An investigation by Sri Lanka's sports ministry has found evidence that members of the national women's cricket team had been forced to perform sexual favours for officials in order to earn or keep their places in the squad.

AFL

Longmire delighted with Goodes form

Adam Goodes flies high to mark on Saturday night.

3:18 PM   Sydney coach John Longmire is delighted with the improved form of Adam Goodes and is confident the AFL veteran will deliver again against struggling Carlton on Friday.

Demons a different team: Jones

Nathan Jones high fives fans after Sunday's game.

3:23 PM   Melbourne skipper Nathan Jones says Sunday's upset AFL win over the Western Bulldogs is a sign of how far the Demons have come under coach Paul Roos.

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Soccer

Sydney FC no closer to re-signing Milos Dimitrijevic

Milos Dimitrijevic of Sydney FC.

Dominic Bossi 6:23 PM   They've already lost top goalscorer Marc Janko. Now Sydney FC could be set to wave goodbye to their player of the year.

Man United return Falcao to sender

Radamel Falcao is leaving Manchester United.

12:01 PM   Manchester United have sent Radamel Falcao back to Monaco after a disappointing season-long loan in which the Colombia international failed to show the predatory instincts that once made him one of the world's top strikers.

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Tennis

Upgraded courts lead to Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin 5:46 PM   Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Belconnen edged out of top four in final round by South Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth 9:18 PM   A desperate defensive effort helped South Canberra break its finals drought in the State League netball competition, holding off Canberra 51-45 in the final round on Sunday to secure its spot in the top four. 

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Horse Racing

Hot Snitzel firming as Stradbroke Handicap topweight

Taste of success: Blake Shinn returns to scale on Hot Snitzel at Doomben.

Adam Pengilly 4:42 PM   BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.

McDonald leaves Sydney behind for English summer

Thumbs up: James McDonald is heading off to Royal Ascot.

Chris Roots 10:09 PM   Premier jockey James McDonald will not be seen in Sydney again this season as he takes an opportunity to ride the English summer after Brisbane's Stradbroke meeting on June 6.

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Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.