Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Jon Tuxworth 5:29 PM   Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

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Giants produce 81-point smashing of Blues

Andrew Wu 12:52 AM   So long as Adam Treloar has not signed on the dotted line elsewhere, there is still hope for Greater Western Sydney in keeping him. On Saturday he showed he has not yet checked out of the club.

Ice Hockey

Brave coach blasts 'unacceptable' collapse

Canberra Brave coach Josh Unice blasted his players for giving up a 3-0 lead in Saturday's finals loss to the Newcastle North Stars.

Lee Gaskin 7:23 PM   The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.

NEAFL

Ainslie left hot and bothered by ruthless Suns

Curtis Marsden is tackled by Nick Heyne.

Brandon Palmer 7:27 PM   Ainslie's sorry end to their NEAFL season continued on Saturday with a 142-58 defeat at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

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Canberra sport roundup

Daramalan's Jackson Duffey and St Edmunds' Levi Goodwin-Shaw are playing each other on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 1:31 PM   Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Rugby league

Shillington best recruit in 20 years: Furner

Great buy: Canberra Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Lee Gaskin 10:22 PM   Raiders boss Don Furner has hailed departing prop David Shillington as the club's best recruit in the past 20 years.

Rugby Union

Vikings prove a bonus point in Eagles romp

Vikings Isaac Thompson is tackled by Eagles Ed Stubbs and Charlie Clifton.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 6:35 PM   The Canberra Vikings showed they would be a force to be reckoned with in this year's NRC.

Basketball

Canberra Capitals depth even thinner

Ann Waters, right, has reneged on her Capitals deal.

Jon Tuxworth 5:20 PM   Capitals coach Carrie Graf has admitted the shock withdrawal of key recruit Anne Wauters has made them "vulnerable".

Soccer

Canberra FC aim for grand final retribution

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin 9:17 PM   Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

Racing

Bensley hopes Failed Approach gets a pass

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington   The in-form Failed Approach has been slugged with his biggest weight yet in the feature at Moruya on Sunday.

'Pride killed my brother-in-law'

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

Lee Gaskin   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'.

League HQ

Ireland v Serbia clash abandoned after coach reportedly punches player

Rugby League European Federation.

Tom Decent 4:59 PM   A rugby league match between Ireland and Serbia has been abandoned after a Serbian official reportedly punched a player in the head which sparked an all-in brawl.

Farah stars in Tigers romp after being shown door

Happy hooker: Robbie Farah runs the ball during the round 25 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Chris Barrett 4:54 PM   The NSW Origin hooker had a blinder against the New Zealand Warriors in what may well have been his final home game for the club.

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Rugby Heaven

Rising lose to Brisbane but look to future

Generic rugby union.

Roy Ward 8:01 PM   Melbourne Rising lost to Brisbane City 45-21 in the National Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Douglas still keen to play overseas in future

Uncertain future: Kane Douglas is still keen to play rugby overseas in future.

Daniel Lane 5:32 PM   Despite the drama involved in breaking his three-year contract with Irish club Leinster after his debut season was crippled by a back injury and terrible bouts of homesickness, Wallabies World Cup-bound backrower Kane Douglas said he hadn't ruled out playing overseas again.

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Cricket

Lanning hails bowlers for defending meagre score in Ashes-sealing win

Megan Schutt of Australia celebrates with Alyssa Healy of Australia after dismissing Katherine Brunt of England.

Jesse Hogan 9:22 PM   Triumphant Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning has hailed her bowlers for keeping England to their record-low Twenty20 score of 87 to officially snare the women's Ashes.

Great bowling under pressure delivers Southern Stars another triumph

Rebecca Grundy of England is congratulated after she dismissed Alex Blackwell of Australia.

Jesse Hogan 9:18 PM   When Alex Blackwell was recently reflecting on becoming the first Southern Stars player to reach 200 matches one of her fondest memories was successfully defending 8-106 in the 2010 World Twenty20 final, against New Zealand.

AFL

Dons approached Ball for sub-committee role

Luke Ball during his playing days.

Daniel Cherny 4:36 PM   Essendon approached former St Kilda and Collingwood player Luke Ball to be part of their coaching sub-committee.

Veteran Daniel Wells injured in VFL

Injured: Daniel Wells.

Brent Diamond 7:49 PM   North Melbourne veteran Daniel Wells' finals bid is in serious doubt after he suffered a suspected calf injury in the third term of North Ballarat's clash against Coburg at Eureka Stadium.

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Soccer

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos recall

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

Roar membership numbers low

Brisbane Roar members are holding off on renewing over club instability.

Beth Newman 3:01 PM   Brisbane Roar fans are speaking with their wallets, holding out on renewing memberships over the club's financial state.

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Racing

The day Bart held court with the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cummings' horse, Beau Zam, on May 8, 1988.

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen in Canberra.

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Horse Racing

Waterhouse and Abbott lead tributes for Cummings

Tributes: Bart Cummings passed away on Sunday morning aged 87.

Tom Decent 4:54 PM   Horsetrainer Gai Waterhouse and Prime Minister Tony Abbott have led tributes the for the late Bart Cummings, who died at his home early on Sunday morning.

A remarkable racing record

Horse trainer Bart Cummings.

Tim Habel 4:13 PM   Bart Cummings was dubbed the "Sir Donald Bradman of racing" - rightly so, when his remarkable record is assessed.

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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.