NRL boss pledges Raiders won't lose footy battle

Jon Tuxworth 7:32 PM   NRL boss David Smith insists rugby league will not lose ground to other football codes in Canberra and has put plans in place to build its relationship with state governments .

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T-Day for Brumbies as Kuridrani tested

Tevita Kuridrani during training at Brumbies HQ on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 10:09 PM   Wallabies centre will give the ACT Brumbies a much-needed selection boost ahead of their  massive Anzac clash against the Otago Highlanders - if he gets through training today.

Giants aim for 10,000 Canberra members

The GWS Giants are aiming to secure 10,000 Canberra members.

David Polkinghorne 10:07 PM   Greater Western Sydney has set the ambitious goal of having 10,000 Canberra-based members by 2018, which would put the AFL club on a par with the Raiders and Brumbies.

Stuart says team ''needs to cop medicine''

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart watches on during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval on April 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth 8:07 AM   Ricky Stuart has urged his players to avoid getting too swept up in the euphoria of their fightback against Wests, adamant they will focus on fixing the errors that  forced them to come from behind.

Tilse anoints young bulls as worthy successors

Raiders Blake Austin and Dane Tilse of the Raiders celebrate beating the Tigers on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 9:54 PM   He has flown to England for a fresh start, but departed Canberra Raiders veteran Dane Tilse believes he's timed his exit perfectly with young props Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd ready to take off. 

ASADA will not appeal

ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt.

While Australia's anti-doping body has opted not to appeal the "Essendon 34" case, former World Anti-Doping Agency president warned there have been "a number of times" when the world body has still sought a prosecution.

Sharks reign against Rabbitohs in the wet

Chris Heighington

Michael Carayannis 3:57 AM   NRL match almost called off because of conditions, but the Sharks manage to get up 18-10 at Cronulla.

Foran won't renege on Parramatta deal

Kieran Foran of the Sea Eagles will move to the Eels.

Michael Chammas 10:51 PM   While Daly Cherry-Evans tried to end speculation about a potential backflip on his Titans deal, Kieran Foran ensured Eels fans he won't be having a change of heart.

New AA head coach positive for Canberra

Tim Parravicini and coach, Craig Hilliard.
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Lee Gaskin   If Canberra's good enough for Jamie Oliver, then it's good enough for Australia's elite athletes.

Buchanan wins BMX gold in Manchester

Caroline Buchanan on the podium.

9:50 PM   Australian Caroline Buchanan has made a cracking start to the international BMX season, winning the first round of the BMX Supercross World Cup series in Manchester.

FFA says Sage responsible for Glory breaches

Lack of awareness: Perth Glory owner Tony Sage.

Dominic Bossi 10:12 PM   Perth Glory chairman will not be exonerated from the salary cap scandal after Football Federation of Australia ruled his club was guilty of a "complete breakdown in proper corporate governance".

League HQ

Taufua vows to keep out of trouble

Jorge Taufua is wrapped up by the Souths defence.

Ian McCullough 8:15 PM   Manly's Jorge Taufua is vowing to keep himself out of trouble following his wild night out with Canterbury's Jacob Loko.

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley finds inspiration on American odyssey

Laurie Daley celebrates NSW's Origin win with Anthony Watmough

Adrian Proszenko 7:53 PM   Laurie Daley has returned from a study tour of the United States brimming with ideas he believes will give NSW an edge in their State of Origin title defence.

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Rugby Heaven

Slipper: Reds can withstand Hurricanes

Tough season: Reds skipper James Slipper with coach Richard Graham.

Vince Rugari 7:26 PM   Luck has completely deserted the Queensland Reds this season but captain James Slipper senses their fortunes may have finally turned.

Cooper signs deal with Toulon: report

Heading to France: Quade Cooper.

Phil Lutton 7:03 PM   The Wallabies and Queensland Reds can start planning for life after Quade Cooper, with the five-eighth understood to have signed a two-year deal with French Top 14 giants Toulon.

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Cricket

Pakistan confirms Zimbabwe will tour in May

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan.

5:29 PM   Zimbabwe will become the first Test team to visit Pakistan in six years.

Pietersen 'flattered' by Waugh blast

Flattered: Kevin Pietersen.

9:36 AM   Kevin Pietersen has admitted to being "flattered" at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall.

AFL

Is this Tiger the best in the business?

Alex Rance.

Matt Murnane 6:48 PM   If Richmond are unable to come to terms with soon-to-be free agent Alex Rance, or if he decides to leave the game altogether, then the Tigers will lose one of the league's best defenders.

Do we overreact when it comes to players 'ducking'?

Should Jack Watts be dropped?

Matt Murnane 6:06 PM   Do we, the media and supporters, overreact when it comes to "ducking"?

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Soccer

One in five former A-League players experience mental health problems after retirement

A cautionary tale: Former A-League player Dez Giraldi retired following battles with anxiety.

Dominic Bossi 8:37 PM   The day before a big game, he thought he was having a heart attack. What nobody told former Adelaide and Sydney FC player Dez Giraldi was that he was suffering from anxiety.

Liverpool re-signs Jordan Henderson

Vice-captain Jordan Henderson will stay at Liverpool.

Chris Bascombe 7:35 PM   Liverpool have taken a major step in their post-Steven Gerrard reconstruction by agreeing to a £100,000-a-week ($193,000) deal with Jordan Henderson that will keep the England midfielder at the club for the peak years of his career.

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ACT Sport

Canberra spinners chosen for national camp

Cricket ball, cricket generic

6:52 PM   Canberra junior cricketers invited to learn the art of spin with world-class T20 tweaker Samuel Badree.

Belconnen have two more AFL draftees, this time women

Elise O'Dea representing the Western Bulldogs in 2013. This year she will play with Melbourne Demons.

2:19 PM   Belconnen Magpies can boast two more AFL draftees, but this time they're women.

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Horse Racing

Half a century later, Tapp gets to the post

JOHN TAPP.

Chris Roots 6:30 PM   The voice of racing, John Tapp, has announced he will finish his full-time media career in June after 50 years.

Stewards probe discovery of battery

Stewards are investigating the discovery of a battery at Mornington racecourse.

Patrick Bartley 5:50 PM   A Mornington trainer is under investigation after the discovery of a battery at the racecourse on Monday.

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Wests Tigers robbed of crucial sixth tackle 

It is the mistake that could have cost them the game.

Tigers and Raiders clash in thriller

Raiders produce epic comeback to stunt he Tigers 30-22.

Woden Valley Rams vs Queanbeyan Blues

Rams push Blues all the way in tight Canberra Raiders Cup battle.

Belconnen FC vs Canberra FC

Canberra FC nearly blew a three-goal lead against Belconnen.

Canberra Hockey: United vs UC

United take on UC at the Lyneham Hockey Fields.

Geelong opens account with narrow win

Injury-ravaged Geelong hang on for a nine-point win over Suns.

'We were lucky with keeper's mistake'

Arsenal have booked their place in their second straight FA Cup final.

Rebels upset Brumbies

Horrid conditions kill off any hopes of running rugby as the Rebels shock the Brumbies in Canberra.

Brumbies vs Rebels

The ACT Brumbies take on the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round 10 of the Super Rugby.

Easts vs Uni-Norths

Easts and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup at GIO Stadium.