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Raiders set to pounce on another Knight

Newcastle's Adam Clydsdale takes on the Raiders at Seiffert Oval during a pre-season trial match this year. Next year they'll be teammates, with the hooker set to sign with Canberra.

Brett Keeble 9:11 PM   Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will continue his career in Canberra next season.

Hooper cited for hit on Brown

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23:  Michael Hooper of Australia in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 9:46 PM   LONDON: The Wallabies hopes of finishing at the top of the pool of death have been dealt a major blow, with flanker Michael Hooper facing suspension after a cleanout on England's Mike Brown.

New Essendon coach to turn healer

New Essendon coach John Worsfold.

Jon Pierik 5:22 PM   New Essendon coach John Worsfold will provide input into the Bombers' football-department review as one of his key early tasks as he seeks to ultimately deliver the club a 17th premiership.

Wallabies ready to win back Aussie fans

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Matt Giteau of Australia dives over to score a try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 03, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 8:45 PM   The Wallabies are ready to seize their moment in the Australian sporting spotlight after their best game in a decade was sandwiched between the AFL and NRL grand finals, coach Michael Cheika urging his players to win back fan respect.

Wallabies on notice for attack

Michael Cheika is wary of getting into a verbal stoush with Wales.

Chris Dutton 5:17 PM   Beware of the wounded beast and the master coach. That's Michael Cheika's warning to the Wallabies as they prepare for a showdown against an injury-ravaged Wales in a battle for top spot in the pool of death.

Hunt puts on a brave face  

The agony: Ben Hunt reacts as the prize slips away.

Phil Lutton 8:05 PM   Ben Hunt's brilliant season with the Broncos ended in nightmare scenes in the grand final but the young half remains determined to return to the top.

The phrases that inspired the Cowboys

NRL Grandfinal 2015 winners the Queensland Cowboys fly home to Townsville from sydney's domestic airport today.Fans,family and friends were there to say congradulations.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Michael Carayannis 11:16 PM   The man who saved the Cowboys from grand final misery drew inspiration from a quote associated with the death of a former teammate and close friend.

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Hawks delayed Clarkson contract

Alastair Clarkson doesn't come cheap.

Caroline Wilson 7:17 PM   Hawthorn had the opportunity to secure Alastair Clarkson on a new deal well before the finals but insisted on following a two-month process before re-signing its multi-premiership coach.

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Canberran marshals Bathurst troops

Chief Grid Marshal Michelle Luke will be volunteering at Bathurst 1000 for the 19th time.

Alex Meibusch 5:54 PM   After an uninterrupted 19 years volunteering at Bathurst 1000, Canberra's Michelle Luke has witnessed her fair share of iconic moments.

Capitals name co-captains

Canberra Capitals co-captains Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson at the University of Canberra basketball court.

Jon Tuxworth 5:46 PM   Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is confident she will be on court early in the season and her body is "feeling the best it has in two years" after a positive prognosis on her injured knee. 

League HQ

Broncos fans embrace upside of painful defeat

Justin Hodges consoles Andrew McCullough of the after their defeat.

Phil Lutton 12:46 AM   It was a horror night for Broncos fans but many are already looking forward to going one better in 2016.

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Coach's input fine, but forget a rematch

Unlikely to receive support: Wayne Bennett.

Brad Walter 11:22 PM   Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has been invited to propose an alternative to golden point for future drawn grand finals to the NRL competition committee but his suggestion that such a game be replayed a week later is unlikely to receive support.

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Rugby Heaven

Why the Wallabies are the new World Cup favourites

Star man: Bernard Foley celebrates Australia's victory.

Liam Napier 12:19 PM   After rolling the All Blacks in Sydney some knew then that Australia were genuine World Cup contenders. Now they've blown all their cover.

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Wallabies face nervous wait over Hooper

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:  David Pocock of Australia passes the ball as Michael Hooper of Australia looks on during a training session at Dulwich College on October 5, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 7:25 AM   The Wallabies' celebrations following their devastating performance against England could be cut short, with key forward facing a potential tournament-ending ban.

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Nothing pretty in pink about latest West Indies' woes

The West Indies in action during a World Series Cricket Supertest against Australia in 1979.

Jon Pierik 11:02 AM   While Cricket Australia's immediate focus is on next month's home Test series against New Zealand, and the historic introduction of the pink ball, it's a team that was once clad in pink that has local officials nervous.

India fans hurl bottles in dismal loss to South Africa

Late to the party: Sunil Gavaskar claims Cricket Australia were tardy in extending an invitation to him

David Sygall 9:51 AM   Reaction has been damning after an Indian crowd turned on their poorly performing team in a match against South Africa.


Hawks delayed Clarkson contract

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Alastair Clarkson the coach of the Hawks speaks during the Hawthorn Hawks AFL Grand Final fan day at Glenferrie Oval on October 4, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Caroline Wilson 7:17 PM   Hawthorn had the opportunity to secure Alastair Clarkson on a new deal well before the finals but insisted on following a two-month process before re-signing its coach.

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Woosha the right man for the job

New Bombers coach John Worsfold at Monday's press conference with CEO Xavier Campbell and chairman Paul Little.

Michael Gleeson 2:01 PM   Essendon not so subtly telegraphed this move when they boarded Paul Little's private jet and flew across the country.

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Mourinho charged over ref accusations

Charged: Jose Mourinho.

12:34 PM   Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by England's Football Association for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team.

Luongo uneasy with Ballon d'Or nod

Massimo Luongo.

9:04 AM   Socceroos star Massimo Luongo admits he's still in shock at the sight of his name on the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist.


ACT Sport

Pakistan, India cricketers to clash in Canberra

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20:  Adam Voges of Australia bats during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 20, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   The subcontinent is increasingly becoming a 'no-go' zone for the Australian cricket team, but the success of the Canberra Pakistanis versus Canberra Indians cricket matches has prompted an expansion of the concept this year.

Four Canberra United players in Matildas squad as pay standoff cools

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Jon Tuxworth   Four Canberra United players have been chosen for Matildas training camp at the Australian Institute of Sport this week after the bitter standoff between the players and Football Federation Australia cooled when an interim deal was reached.


Horse Racing

Top jockeys foiled by typhoon

Top jockey Zac Purton

Patrick Bartley 11:07 PM   Some of Australia's leading stables will nervously await the outcome of a review conducted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club into how their two leading jockeys failed to meet their obligations at the Sha Tin meeting on Sunday.

Waller - Bowman "bromance" flowers in the spring

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Michael Lynch 5:46 PM   "Bromance" might too strong a word for it given Chris Waller's completely understandable jockey promiscuity. 


Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.

Wales beat Fiji

Wales over come a spirited Fiji to move to the top of RWC pool A.