Brumbies chase fans with half-price admission

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   The ACT Brumbies will halve ticket prices to try to lure fans back to Canberra Stadium.

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Ferguson out for four months

Blake Ferguson (R) of the Roosters celebrates with Aidan Guerra (L) after scoring a try

Michael Carayannis 2:38 PM   Blake Ferguson says the injury which threatens to end his season will be a "test" to see where he is at mentally.

Raiders get insight into the task ahead

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Edrick Lee of the Raiders looks on during the round four NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   For the Canberra Raiders, this was a reminder of the chasm which still exists between them and the NRL's best. 

Clarke passes baton on final triumphant note

Local heroes: Michael Clarke and Steve Smith arm in arm after guiding Australia to victory.

Malcolm Knox   In Michael Clarke and Steven Smith, two generations of Australian cricket steered their team through the final leg of their long trek to a fifth World Cup.

Larkham demands Canberra fortress

NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 20:  Coach Stephen Larkham of the Brumbies looks on during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Yarrow Stadium on February 20, 2015 in New Plymouth, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne   Stephen Larkham says the next five weeks will play a crucial role in the Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes, culminating in a rematch against reigning champions NSW Waratahs.

Wells wins record eighth national title

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Lauren Wells competes in the final of the Women's 400m Hurdle Open event during the Australian Athletics Championships at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre on March 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin   Canberra athlete Lauren Wells almost fell at the final hurdle, but recovered to win a record eighth national title to book her ticket for the world championships.

Powell claims back-to-back world crowns

sue powell

David Polkinghorne   Evergreen Sue Powell is once again champion of the world, but the Canberra para-cyclist knows her competition is "coming to get her".

League HQ

Cowboys down Storm in golden-point thriller

Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys celebrates after kicking the winning field goal against the Storm on Monday night.

Roy Ward 11:03 PM   Johnathan Thurston's field goal steals a win from the Storm in extra time.

Wolfman in line for Manly recall

He's back: The experience of David Williams could see him regain his Manly spot.

Brad Walter 10:37 PM   Former Test winger David Williams may be recalled to the Manly line-up for the first time since his suspension last year for betting on NRL matches as the Sea Eagles battle an increasing injury toll.

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Rugby Heaven

Waratahs face a non-stop journey to finals

Hard yards: Stephen Hoiles says the pressure will be on the trainers.

Rupert Guinness 10:33 PM   It is probably a good thing for the Waratahs if their playing ranks are "brain washed to try and think week-to-week".

Tahs, Brumbies dominate Wallabies group

Bragging rights: The Waratahs and Brumbies meet again as teammates after their epic clash in Sydney.

Georgina Robinson 8:33 AM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's first big test of man management has begun with 15 Waratahs and 12 Brumbies players converging on Brisbane for the first formal gathering of the Test squad in a World Cup year.

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Cricket

Coarse tongues leave stain on the cup

Grant Elliott cops a mouthful from Brad Haddin, James Faulkner and substitute Pat Cummins.

Greg Baum 6:20 AM   In a corner of the glowing image of Australia's World Cup triumph is a blot that no amount of rubbing ever will remove. It is the disposition of the Australians at the dismissals of three New Zealanders during a largely one-sided final.

The 'goat' may have lost but New Zealand celebrate

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum answers questions at a press conference after the final.

12:16 AM   The New Zealand team has been dubbed a "goat" but in an endearing way as the country celebrated their appearance in the World Cup final rather than mourned the loss on Monday.

AFL

Pies audit their supplements

The Magpies will meet with players this week to look at whether they remain with the club and train through the process.

Jon Pierik 11:35 PM   Collingwood say they are certain that the positive drugs tests returned by two of their AFL players have nothing to do with the club.

Port to seek compo if players suspended

Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas: "We will wait for the outcome but in the worse-case scenario we would look at applying to the AFL for compensation by potentially upgrading a rookie."

Caroline Wilson 11:19 PM   Port Adelaide will push for compensation should they lose two of their key players to anti-doping suspensions as a result of the Essendon drugs program of 2012.

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Soccer

Live: Macedonia v Socceroos

Austarlia's scorer Mile Jedinak.

Richard Shute 7:36 AM   Fresh from a draw against world champions Germany, the Socceroos finish their European trip against the 108th ranked Macedonia.

Smeltz cops three-match ban

Shane Smeltz exchanges words with Andrew Durante after being shown a red card during the game against the Phoenix.

11:44 PM   Sydney FC's hopes of securing the Premier's Plate have been dealt a blow with striker Shane Smeltz banned for the next three matches.

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ACT Sport

Silver cloud in O'Connor's worlds

Brandie O'Connor

10:21 PM   Brandie O'Connor's world championships silver medal means more than a quarter of Australia's para-cycling track medal haul came  from Canberra cyclists, continuing the ACT's ability to punch above its weight on the world cycling stage.

Baseball

Smokey Bandits upset Bears

SPORT: These two sets of three brothers from left, Simon Beard, Tim Beard and Hayden Beard who play for the Bandits and Lee Mills, Reece Mills and Trent Mills who play for the Bears will be playing in opposite sides in the local baseball grand final. 26th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne   Is the minor premiership a poisoned chalice?

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Horse Racing

Waller-Zabeel combination to help Preferment to Derby double

On track: Damien Oliver on Preferment, left, wins the Victoria Derby last November.

Chris Roots 10:43 PM   A couple of the biggest influences on racing from across the ditch will combine as Preferment attempts to win the Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.

Canberra still a chance of four runners in NSW Country Championships at Randwick

Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne 10:26 PM   Canberra trainer Steven O'Brien says the ACT's representation at the $300,00 NSW Country Championships at Randwick on Saturday shows how strong racing is in the region and justifies the $50,000 Canberra Racing paid to be included.

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Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Australia beats NZ to become World Cup champions

Raiders vs Rooster

The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL

Mont 24 hour race

Pictures from the Month 24 hour mountain bike race, held at Kowen Forest.

Silver Foxes vs Australian Defence Force Old Boys

A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.

ACT Water Polo Champions.

ACT first Grade men and women's teams. Nordek vs Vikings

Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.