The tears from Josh Dugan nobody saw

Andrew Webster 1:35 AM   The NSW Origin fullback nearly blew it all with a stupid Instagram pic

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Kyrgios draws Istomin in French Open draw

Clay court giant killer: Nick Kyrgios

The draw for the French Open has produced some unkind scenarios for the Australians.

Croker backs concussion decision

Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists Canterbury had no option but to sideline James Graham after his serious concussion.

Girdler surprised by Wighton's omission

Overlooked: Raiders fullback Jack Wighton was in the mix for the NSW team for the first game of State of Origin.

Lee Gaskin   Former NSW centre Ryan Girdler believes Raiders fullback Jack Wighton should have been picked on the wing ahead of Will Hopoate for the opening game of the State of Origin series.

'Moneyball' Raiders using Origin snub 

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth   "Unless I get Origin players or international players in here, it ain't going to change."

David Pocock meets 'incredible human'

ACT Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock meets South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Chris Dutton   When David Pocock meets one of his heroes in South Africa made him weak at the knees.

Soccer

Tokich bouncing with Joeys to World Cup

Canberra soccer player Marc Tokich is aiming for a spot in Australia's under-17 World Cup squad.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra midfielder Marc Tokich is using experience gained from playing in the Capital Football National Premier League to stake his claim in the Joeys squad for this year's under-17 FIFA World Cup.

Olive draws bookend barriers for Stakes

Canberra trainer Nick Olive believes Single Gaze is capable of group 1 glory in Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth   One's a proven performer on the big stage, the other a green rookie "getting by on raw ability."

Mixed Martial Arts

UFC cage fighter comes to Canberra

UFC fighter Daniel Hooker recently became the first person to knock out Japan's Hatsu Hioki.

Lee Gaskin   Rising UFC star Daniel "The Hangman" Hooker wants to "earn his spot" on the big stage in Las Vegas and will do whatever it takes to reach his goal of becoming the world champion.

League HQ

Cowboys outlast Tigers with points at a premium

Tight contest: Sauaso Sue of the Wests Tigers tries to burst through the North Queensland defence.

Brad Walter 9:45 PM   A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.

Hodkinson fears axe should Blues lose opening Origin

Blues brother: Trent Hodkinson meets the locals in Coffs Harbour.

Michael Carayannis 8:45 PM   Trent Hodkinson knows his Origin future is on the line come Wednesday night.

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Rugby Heaven

Tahs survive Crusaders fightback

On the fly: Michael Hooper evades the tackle of Colin Slade.

Georgina Robinson 9:45 PM   A defiant Waratahs win will not silence questions about the champions' campaign, but it will prove beyond doubt that they possess belligerence in spades.

Hurricanes beat Blues to maintain momentum

On the charge: Ardie Savea hits the ball up for the Hurricanes against the Blues at Eden Park.

9:22 PM   Runaway leaders the Hurricanes have added to a miserable Super Rugby season for the Blues with a 29-5 win in slippery conditions at Eden Park.

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Cricket

Pakistan celebrate on international home return

Zimbabwe opener Hamilton Masakadza faces the first over from Pakistan's Anwar Ali as international cricket retruned to Pakistan after six years on Friday.

11:15 AM   Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

New Zealand make toothless England toil

Alastair Cook falls over trying to stop a Ross Taylor shot.

10:48 AM   Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

AFL

Malthouse criticism 'rude and disgusting'

Cameron Wood is standing by his coach.

Michael Gleeson 11:00 AM   Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach.

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Craig Kelly sick of comparisons with other sports

Craig Kelly has urged caution on free agency changes.

Daniel Cherny 2:45 PM   One of the AFL's most experienced player agents says he's sick of comparisons with other sports, arguing that football must run its own race in creating workable player movement structures.

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Soccer

Socceroos keeper won't rush EPL offers

Mat Ryan

Daniel Lane 4:46 PM   While Socceroos' goalkeeper Mat Ryan continues to be linked to an English Premier League deal after being named the best goalie in the Belgian league for the second consecutive season his agent insisted they're not rushing into anything.

Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

Battle for survival: Steve Bruce chats with players Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.

Michael Hann 3:37 PM   Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday.

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ACT Sport

Ice Hockey

Brave rises above Adrenaline to move into top four

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CBR Brave VS Sydney Bears at Phillip Ice Skating Centre.

Bears' CAmeron Todd heads towards Braves JAmes Byers

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Lee Gaskin 8:40 PM   The Canberra Brave showcased their attacking brilliance, Kelly Geoffrey the hat-trick hero in an 8-2 thumping of the Adelaide Adrenaline on Saturday night.

Landslide results continue in AFL Canberra

Queanbeyan's Paul Williams and Eastlake's Thomas Logan contest for possession.

Jon Tuxworth 8:12 PM   Ainslie forwards Nick Salter and Josh Bennett warmed up for next week's North-East Australian Football League representative clash by contributing ten goals in a tense four-point win over Redland in Brisbane on Saturday. 

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Horse Racing

La Amistad wins Flemington’s listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Damien Oliver rides La Amistad to victory in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey 7:48 PM   It might not have been the first Tuesday in November but anyone who witnessed Makybe Diva’s ‘threepeat’ of Melbourne Cup wins would have been having flashbacks on watching La Amistad’s win Flemington’s other ‘two miler’, the listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) on Saturday.

Classy filly Lumosty wins listed Straight Six at Flemington

Power on: Dwayne Dunn rides Lumosty to victory in The Straight Six.

Andrew Garvey 7:45 PM   Classy filly Lumosty confirmed a trip to Queensland after outclassing her older rivals to win the listed Straight Six (1200m).

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AFL teams: round eight

All the ins and outs for round eight of the 2015 premiership season.

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.