Raiders start strong, but Cowboys power home

Lee Gaskin 9:49 AM   The Raiders had the NRL's hottest team on the ropes before the North Queensland Cowboys stormed back to extend Canberra's Townsville misery.

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Pocock cleans up at Brumbies awards

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David Polkinghorne    ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says David Pocock is the "best in the world at what he does".

Larkham wants Brumbies dream team

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David Polkinghorne   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham jokes becoming the next dream team coach isn't on his "bucket list".

Mills throws support behind Adam Goodes

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David Polkinghorne   Canberra NBA star and proud Indigenous athlete Patrick Mills has thrown his support behind Adam Goodes.

Haddin no certainty for fourth Test 

Darren Lehmann said it was very hard to change the side that won at Lord's

Chris Barrett 9:02 AM   Darren Lehmann has launched a stirring defence of selectors' actions in effectively ending the Test career of Brad Haddin after he had sat out the previous Test to be with his sick daughter.

Rams bow out of Canberra Raiders Cup finals

Rams captain Josh Burns offloads the ball against the Warriors.

Jon Tuxworth 6:43 PM   Woden Valley halfback Josh Burns joked his clash Howie Brown confirmed his retirement call was the right one.

Giants determined to overcome hoodoo

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Phil Davis speaks to the media after his announcement as Giants co-captains during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media session at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on February 11, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

David Sygall   It's the scene where so much debate was sparked last round. But for Greater Western Sydney, playing at Domain Stadium in Perth against Fremantle holds a purely football-related challenge.

Slow start costs Ainslie in NEAFL loss

Jed Turner comes under pressure from Jake Hiep, left and Jeremy Hirst, who gets a squashed nose.

Liam Warren   A goalless first term proved too big a hurdle for Ainslie to overcome against Sydney University on Saturday.

Royal point of difference can end Vikings reign

Royals player Ben Johnston.

David Polkinghorne   Queanbeyan coach Adam Fahey says Royals have a "point of difference" and can end the Tuggeranong Viking's John I Dent Cup reign.

Cooma, Belconnen seal PL victories

Cooma Tigers continued their winning ways on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth   Cooma Tigers cruised to 2-0 shutout win over Gungahlin United at the AIS on Saturday.

ACT Rockets win national men's title

Vinesh Bennett was outstanding for ACT in the decider.

ACT has taken out the men's indoor cricket national crown in Brisbane on Saturday.

League HQ

Earl set to face anti-doping tribunal after two-year wait

Sport.  Canberra Raiders player Sandor Earl at the Namadgi School as part of the 'Silence is Deadly' program to reduce the stigma associated with young men and mental health. 15 March 2013.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Brad Walter 10:37 PM   Sandor Earl and former Sydney Roosters team-mate Martin Kennedy are both expected to have hearings within weeks

Evans may escape ban for shoulder charge

kasiano hit

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko 9:28 PM   Sam Kasiano says he 'loved' big hit by Roosters forward, says he wishes shoulder charge was still legal and declares he 'misses it a lot'.

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Rugby Heaven

Toomua needs to tinker with tackling technique

Matt Toomua needs to improve his tackling technique.

David Polkinghorne 7:38 PM   Stephen Larkham says Matt Toomua needs to work on his tackling technique to ensure he doesn't keep getting knocked out.

All Blacks beef up Bledisloe Cup Test squad

Selected: Patrick Osborne is in the All Blacks squad for the Bledisloe Cup tests.

Marc Hinton 2:47 PM   Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne and comeback kid Tawera Kerr-Barlow have been the big movers in Steve Hansen's enlarged All Blacks squad for back-to-back Bledisloe Cup tests, with Andy Ellis and the crocked Cory Jane the most notable absentees.

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Cricket

Roebuck's family set to finally get access to evidence

Mysterious death: Cricket writer Peter Roebuck.

Chris Barrett 10:54 PM   Director of Public Prosecutions in South Africa is believed to be ready to order that an inquest into the cricket writer's death while in police custody be re-opened.

Jonassen strengthens bid for women's Ashes Test selection

Australia's Jess Jonassen.

Jesse Hogan 7:49 PM   Spinning all-rounder Jess Jonassen has given herself an early boost in the bid to earn a coveted position in the upcoming women's Ashes Test by taking three wickets for the Southern Stars in their return to red-ball cricket on Saturday.

AFL

Live: Fremantle v GWS

David Mundy

4:43 PM   Follow the action as the Dockers and the Giants close out round 18.

Kelly, Mackie want to stay at Cats

Cats v Suns

Daniel Cherny 2:40 PM   Geelong veterans James Kelly and Andrew Mackie have both stated that they want to stay, with Kelly saying he was comparing himself with his fellow senior players.

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Soccer

Arsenal obsessed with 'selfies and six-packs'

Forthright: Roy Keane in his Manchester United days.

Ciaran O Raghallaigh 10:17 PM   Former Manchester United midfielder launches withering attack on Wenger's side - and takes a shot at Man City too

Celtic kick-off Scottish season with easy win

On target: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, left, celebrates scoring with Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong.

1:01 AM   Scottish champions Celtic began the defence of their Premier League crown with a straightforward 2-0 home win over Ross County.

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Horse Racing

Racing set to fall behind sports betting because of fees

"The mentality is stuck somewhere back in the 1960s rather than moving with the times": Robbie Waterhouse.

Chris Roots 7:12 PM   Australia's best known bookmaker Rob Waterhouse has had to change his business model because the costs forced upon him and his colleagues, like those announced by the State Government and Racing NSW last week.

Stewards set to rule in cobalt cases

Mark Kavanagh.

Chris Roots 7:07 PM   The cobalt drama continues unabated on Monday, with some of the biggest stables in the country to find out if they are able to compete during the spring carnival in Melbourne and the Sam Kavanagh's inquiry resuming in Sydney.

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Is this the biggest hit of the year?

Kane Evans was put on report for flattening Sam Kasiano.

Roosters edge out Bulldogs in a thriller

The Roosters beat the Bulldogs in a remarkable game of football.

West Tigers upset Storm

James Tedesco turned in a man of the match performance.

Richmond upset Hawks at the MCG

Brett Deledio starred with four goals as Richmond impressed.

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympic bid

Beijing has been named to host the 2022 winter Olympics.

Ashes: Voges' no-look catch stumps Cook

Adam Voges provides a rare highlight for Australia.

Goodes' Australian of Year award speech

Adam Goodes' Australian of the Year" speech from January 2014.

Tigers support Goodes in Dreamtime jersey

The Tigers will wear their Dreamtime jersey on Friday night.

Jetta: 'Fans need to show more respect'

Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes speak on war dance goal celebration.

Cambage dropped after dodging training

The Basketball star opted to go to music festival Splendour.