Larkham sees 'a lot of pleasing things' in trial loss

David Polkinghorne 10:27 PM   Waratahs come from behind in 21-17 win in front of big crowd at Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

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Eels beat Warriors to claim Auckland Nines

Unearthed: Bevan French of the Eels celebrates after scoring a try during the Auckland Nines final.

Michael Carayannis 5:52 PM   The Eels could not have started their 2016 campaign any better after beating the New Zealand Warriors 22-4 in the final of the Auckland Nines.

Brumbies' Puma could be right at home

Sport.?Argentinian rugby player Tomas Cubelli has been signed up by the Brumbies as a scrum half. Pictured at their UC ...

David Polkinghorne   Tomas Cubelli could play for Argentina against the Wallabies at his new home ground, Canberra Stadium, in 2017.

Thrilling Sevens pool match ends in a draw

Dramatic draw: Australia's Tom Cusack and Sam Myers looked forlorn figures following their final seconds draw against ...

Tom Decent 2:48 AM   A try after full-time to New Zealand's Ardie Savea has sunk the hearts of Australia's men's sevens team who will have to settle for a 17-17 draw.

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Former Brumby's battle with alcohol

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David Sygall   James Holbeck felt compelled to write about how alcohol impacted his career. He wasn't expecting the reaction.

Raiders stay in hunt for quarter-finals

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Luke Bateman offloads the ball during the 2016 Auckland Nines match between the ...

Jon Tuxworth 7:11 PM   Canberra needs to defeat Cronulla on Sunday to keep its Auckland Nines hopes alive. 

Injuries threaten breakout Nines efforts

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles makes a break during the 2016 Auckland Nines match ...

Michael Carayannis 8:01 PM   Injuries have threatened to overshadow the performances of the likes of Ben Barba, Blake Green, Jack Bird, Tom Trbojevic and rookie Gideon Mosby-Gela at the Auckland Nines.

Clarke speeds into Olympic team

Joshua Clarke booked his Olympic spot by running 10.15 seconds in his 100m win at the Athletics ACT championships

Lee Gaskin 11:12 PM   Josh Clarke books ticket to Rio with PB of 10.15 seconds in Canberra.

Wanderers tested us to the limit: Muscat

Wanderers' coach Tony Popovic has a word to referee Ben Williams as they leave the field after the match.

Michael Lynch 11:08 PM   Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat admits his side was given its toughest test of the season by Western Sdyney Wanderers.

Brisbane Roar destroy lacklustre Mariners

Luis Garcia of the Mariners and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball.

7:51 PM   Brisbane Roar has sent a stern message to A-League rivals by tearing a 10-man Central Coast to shreds with a ruthless 4-0 win on Saturday.

Watson Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon.

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Cricket

Paris called into ODI squad

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: Bruce Reid poses with debutants Joel Paris and Scott Boland of Australia before the ...

Western Australia paceman Joel Paris has been called into Australia's squad for the final one-day international against New Zealand.

Watson become Australia's highest paid in IPL

Shane Watson: Massive pay day.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   ​The suspension of two IPL teams that looked set to be a financial blow for Shane Watson has become a financial boon, with the all-rounder surging to become Australia's highest-paid player in the competition with a $A1.96 million deal.

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Soccer

Flares do not pass muster in the A-League

Wanderers fans let off flares during Saturday's A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers at ...

I used to argue that flares at soccer matches were all part of the theatre, drama and glamour of the occasion. Not in Australia.

FFA sends rocket to flare toters

The FFA said it would not shy away from weeding out troublemakers.

Football Federation Australia has slammed the behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' fans on Saturday night while the Wanderers themselves say such fans have "no place" at their club.

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League HQ

Dennis backs Robinson to have Super codehop

Reece Robinson is looking for a fresh start with the Waratahs.

David Polkinghorne 4:42 PM   Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

Baptiste confident one trial enough for Raiders

Kurt Baptiste and Paul Vaughan in action against the Warriors on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 4:29 PM   Kurt Baptiste is confident the fact the Raiders will play just one trial will have them ready to break their finals drought.

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Rugby Heaven

Dennis backs Robinson to have Super codehop

Reece Robinson is looking for a fresh start with the Waratahs.

David Polkinghorne 4:42 PM   Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

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AFL

AFL clubs seek a greater share of TV riches

Sherrin football with a dollar sign.

The fight for a greater share of the record $2.508 billion broadcast rights spoils has begun, with AFL clubs pushing for the league to follow the NRL and move to markedly increase the amount distributed to each club.

Blues made to feel like murderers

Much was expected of Carlton during Mick Malthouse's tenure, but it all went sour.

Carlton vice-captain Kade Simpson says the battling Blues were made to feel as if they had "committed a murder" last season as the losses mounted and speculation over the future of coach Mick Malthouse reached tipping point.

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ACT Sport

Master and apprentice star in Wests/UC win over Eastlake

Eastlake's Mitch Taylor-Briscoe in action against Wests-UC on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 11:05 PM   At 37 and 16 years old respectively, Wests/UC openers Darren Richards and Matthew Gilkes are at opposite ends of their cricket careers. 

Capitals veterans express sadness over Carrie Graf departure

Canberra Capitals co-captains Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson at the University of Canberra basketball court.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals captain Carly Wilson has urged the club to appoint a head coach "as soon as possible".

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Horse Racing

Amicus last mare standing for Waller as Breeders bonanza continues

Late charge: Hugh Bowman rides Amicus to victory in the Breeders Classic at Randwick.

Chris Waller threw the Breeders Classic balls in the air and was left with Amicus as the stable hope. And a decision to dodge his other high profile mares paid dividends.

Spill The Beans spoils Pride Of Dubai's return as plunge comes off in Eskimo Prince Stakes

Jockey Tim Clark

Spill The Beans was heavily backed from $9 into $4.80 on course and the money proved to be spot on as the stallion prospect sailed to a one-and-three-quarter length win.

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ACT Premier Cricket: Wests-UC v Eastlake

Wests-UC take on Eastlake in the Douglas Cup competition.

ACT Athletics titles and IPC Grand Prix

ACT Athletics Championships and the IPC Athletics Grand Prix.

Manly take two big scalps at a cost

Jake Trobjevic and Jamie Buhrer ruled out for rest of the Nines.

Wanderers draw with late Santalab strike

Western Sydney Wanderers get an 89th-minute equaliser.

Brisbane unleash Roar over Mariners

Brisbane Roar sent a clear message with a 4-0 win.

Australia keep series alive in New Zealand

Mitch Marsh proved the hero in Australia's four-wicket win.

Matthew Wade out off brilliant outfield catch

Australia's Matthew Wade thought his shot was going for six.

Sydney stop the rot as Reds continue streak

A first-half four-goal flurry resulted in a 2-2 draw in Adelaide.

Cowan hit and concussed by bouncer

NSW opener Ed Cowan struck by a Joel Paris bouncer.

Essendon players set to appeal ban

A look back at a timeline of the Essendon supplement scandal.