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'Pride killed my brother-in-law'

Sport
Portrait of Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen at Phillip Ice Rink. 
27 August 2015
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

Shillington ready for home swangsong

Good memories: Departing Canberra Raiders forward David Shillington.

Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   David Shillington had two options - finish his Canberra Raiders career languishing in reserve grade or "fight like hell".

No Pearce, no JWH, no worries for Roosters

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28:  Brendan Elliot of the Roosters celebrates with his team mates after scoring a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval on August 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett 11:47 PM   They were without arguably their three best players but the Roosters still inflicted a near-record loss upon Manly on Friday night to return to the top of the NRL ladder.

Tigers boss opens up on why Farah had to go

Change of direction: Marina Go.

Adrian Proszenko 11:48 PM   Wests Tigers chair Marina Go has opened up about the decision to offer captain Robbie Farah a release, saying it was time to put the club first to ensure a winning culture.

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Haddin weighs up playing future

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is yet to decide whether he will continue his Test career.

Lee Gaskin 8:52 PM   Brad Haddin says he will take a couple of weeks to decide his playing future.

Hayne still out of his comfort zone

"My faith has been at the centre of all this. There was no way I was leaving. I was always going to fight those battles": Hayne.

Michael Chammas   As he waltzed around the Denver Broncos practice facility, Jarryd Hayne wasn't allowing himself to appreciate the magnitude of what was right in front of him.

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Zwed earning cred on the soccer field

Muad Zwed moved from Libya in 2008 - narrowly escaping the Gaddafi regime.

Brandon Palmer 7:34 PM   It's been a long way from war-torn Libya to the soccer fields of Canberra for Canberra FC forward Muad Zwed.

Brichacek turns focus to 2016 Olympics

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Canberra long distance runner Emily Brichacek with an acorn seed her coach gave to her as a 12 year old and said it would take 12 years to grow into a champ. Now off to her first Commonwealth Games.
16 April 2014 
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin 7:04 PM   Canberra middle-distance runner Emily Brichacek says she is capable of being in the mix at Rio.

Menzel stars, but Magpies end Cats' era

Daniel Menzel (right) of the Cats celebrates one of his four goals with Steven Motlop (left) and Tom Hawkins.

Jon Pierik 10:41 PM   The late withdrawal of Travis Cloke, and a fairytale four goals from Geelong's comeback kid Daniel Menzel, would have suggested the football gods were on the side of the Cats at the MCG on Friday.

Veal shows her skills across two codes

Getting her kicks: Kristen Veal in action for Eastlake.

Brandon Palmer 6:57 PM   You know her from her exploits on a basketball court but ex-Canberra Capital Kristen Veal has found a niche playing AFL.

League HQ

Dragons aim to make home final push

Finals push: The Dragons can finish as high as fifth if they win their final two games.

Ed Jackson 10:45 AM   Manly's heavy loss to the Sydney Roosters on Friday night means the Dragons can make sure of a finals position with victory against Gold Coast on Sunday.

Video preview: North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm

Road warriors: Johnathan Thurston and the Cowoboys are on the verge of something special.

10:45 PM   Two teams will big plans for September square off on Saturday night. Who'll give their title hopes a nudge in the right direction?

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Rugby Heaven

A decade on Pocock and Beale still pair up

History boys: Kurtley Beale, left, and David Pocock.

Rupert Guinness 12:26 AM   Their paths first crossed 10 years ago as young tackers when playing against each other in the under 16 national championships.

Folau dismisses try count as form barometer

More than just five-pointers:  John Eales Medal winner Israel Folau is more concerned with his overall performance.

Rupert Guinness 9:43 PM   Israel Folau left his mark early in rugby union for his try scoring flare; but while others may use that as the barometer for his form, the Wallabies fullback does not.

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Cricket

Magnificent bowling sees Southern Stars snare the women's Ashes

Southern Stars celebrate their win over England.

Jesse Hogan 9:09 AM   The Southern Stars scored only 7-107 in the second Twenty20, but their bowlers were able to defend the low total.

When it comes to cricket, luck really is a fortune

Malcolm Knox dinkus Dinkus

Malcolm Knox 12:22 AM   The biggest taboo subject in sports is luck. For players, to admit that luck dictates results is to surrender control of their destiny.

AFL

The Magnificent Two – a new-age western

Eagle joy: Guy McKenna, John Worsfold and Chris Mainwaring after the 1992 grand final.

Peter Hanlon 7:22 PM   What happens when the west rules the roost? We might be about to find out.

Can Hawks afford Lake and Frawley in defence?

Big decision: Alastair Clarkson has to decide how best to use James Frawley (above) and Brian Lake.

Garry Lyon 8:02 PM   Challenges have emerged for Alastair Clarkson and his coaching group. One is how they best deploy the services of their two key defenders, Brian Lake and James Frawley.

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Soccer

Jedinak upbeat about Socceroos' future

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak.

Michael Lynch 6:46 PM   For Mile Jedinak, the injured Socceroos skipper, 2015 has been a mixed bag, bringing the best of times and, if not quite the worst of times, then periods he might prefer to forget.

FFA satisfied with Roar progress

Luke Brattan

Beth Newman 6:24 PM   Brisbane Roar's under fire owners will remain in charge for now after meetings with Football Federation Australia on Friday.

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ACT Sport

Staniforth named John I Dent's best player

Tom Staniforth won the MacDougall Medal for his performance in the John I Dent Cup in 2015.

10:07 PM   Tom Staniforth won the MacDougall Medal on Friday night as the most outstanding player in the John I Dent Cup.

Canberra runner Waco Kid to make Sydney debut at Rosehill

Canberra trainer Nick Olive.

Jon Tuxworth 9:02 PM   Canberra trainer Nick Olive is optimistic Waco Kid will handle the step up in class at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Horse Racing

McEvoy has a point to prove at Caulfield

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 10:08 PM   Kerrin McEvoy is riding better now than ever, including his time as the gun jockey for Darley, a point he will be out to confirm at Caulfield, the major program on Saturday.

Vlahos released pending summons following fraud squad probe into punting club collapse

Bill Vlahos.

Patrick Bartley 9:07 PM   Bill Vlahos the head of the ill-fated betting club The Edge has been released pending summonses after he was arrested early on Friday morning at his Torquay home.

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Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.