Ferguson injured in Roosters victory against Raiders

Michael Chammas 7:21 PM   Blake Ferguson's first game against his former club didn't quite go to script as he left the field with an ankle injury in the Sydney Roosters' 34-6 demolition of the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

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Live World Cup final: Australia v New Zealand

Australia's Mitchell Starc.

Ronny Lerner 8:21 PM   The tournament's co-hosts line-up for arguably the biggest one-day international ever seen on Australian soil.

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High-voltage showdown looms in final

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand speaks to the media during a New Zealand nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu 11:33 PM   Australia's standing as the world's best one-day team is on the line against a bold New Zealand side which has vowed to maintain the high voltage style which has taken them to within one victory of a fairytale World Cup triumph.

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Injury forces changes for Raiders

Canberra Raiders player Mark Nicholls is in for his first NRL game in two years.

Jon Tuxworth   The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Canberra urge NRL to drip-feed bench rules

Canberra CEO Don Furner urged the league to drip-feed the interchange initiative.

Jon Tuxworth 9:21 PM   The Canberra Raiders insist the NRL would be "crazy" to reduce the number of interchanges to six next season, adamant teams need more time to alter playing rosters to suit such a drastic change. 

McDonald urges Hartnell to BMW victory

What a day: James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell.

Chris Roots   It was a war that Godolphin's jockey James McDonald thought might have been off before it started.

Former stars sing Pocock praises

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

27 March 2015
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David Polkinghorne 8:33 PM   Former Wallabies prop Richard Harry says ACT Brumbies flanker David Pocock is the "bloke you want to go to war with", while Canberra Raiders great Bradley Clyde believes the former Wallabies captain was part of a "milestone case" that has changed the Australian sporting landscape.

League HQ

Rose fears impact players are a dying breed

Old school: George Rose is gang-tackled by Manly on Saturday night.

Simon Brunsdon 7:45 PM   NRL cult hero George Rose is worried he could be the last of a dying breed of ‘‘impact players’’ as the game’s governing body moves to steer the sport back towards smaller men.

NRL plans to reduce interchanges could worsen injuries: Mannah

Injury concern: Tim Mannah worries players will be left out on the field too long.

Steve Mascord 7:23 PM   Parramatta captain Tim Mannah has warned a reduction in the interchange could lead to more injuries.

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Rugby Heaven

Waratahs, Brumbies dominate first Wallabies group

Georgina Robinson 4:39 PM   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.

Canberra fortress to play crucial role in Super Rugby campaign: Larkham

David Polkinghorne 3:42 PM   Can Brumbies continue their home ground dominance?

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Cricket

Live ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand

Australia's Mitchell Starc.

Ronny Lerner 8:21 PM   The tournament's co-hosts line-up for arguably the biggest one-day international ever seen on Australian soil.

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McCullum goes for accelerator but stalls instead

Loneliest walk: Brendon McCullum tramps off the MCG.

Greg Baum 8:15 PM   It was the World Cup final that might have been over the instant it began.

AFL

Reasons for Dons verdict to be in-house

The seemingly never-ending supplements saga has spread into the 2015 NAB Challenge.

Jake Niall 11:10 PM   The AFL's doping tribunal will not release to the public the reasons for its judgment in the Essendon case when it hands down a verdict on Tuesday afternoon.

Why the game needs the Tigers roaring

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall 9:30 PM   The game didn't particularly need Richmond to succeed in 1987, 1997, or 2007.

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Soccer

Injury list has ruined our season: Popovic

Losing cause: Labinot Haliti of the Wanderers controls the ball against Josh Risdon of the Glory.

Sebastian Hassett 8:04 PM   Dismayed Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has never lost faith in his players but admits their crippling injury list is making it almost impossible to put together successive wins.

Why A-League club bosses must concentrate on growing the game inside Australia

Big plans: A modest crowd attends Melbourne City's match against Brisbane Roar but the club has immodest ambitions.

Michael Cockerill 7:55 PM   It hasn't taken the City Football Group long to ferment a revolution, has it? Entirely predictable, of course.

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Motorsport

Taylor on the podium in championship opener

Canberra driver Molly Taylor is second in the Australian Rally Championship after the opening round in WA.

Lee Gaskin 8:13 PM   Canberra driver Molly Taylor has had an impressive start to the Australian Rally Championship, finishing second overall at the Rally of Western Australia.

Athletics

Wells regains composure to win record eighth national title

Canberra athlete Lauren Wells on her way to winning the women's 400m hurdles at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:46 PM   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.

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Horse Racing

McDonald ready for challengers

James McDonald after winning the BMW on Hartnell.

Chris Roots 7:32 PM   James McDonald has owned the first month of the Sydney autumn carnival and will head to the first day of The Championships full of confidence as jockeys from around the world come to town.

Pride Of Dubai runs for new owners in the Sires

Chris Roots 5:38 PM   Blue Diamond winner Pride Of Dubai has his future beyond the track secure after Coolmore Staud and the China Horse Club took a significant share in him ahead the Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

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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.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.