Harris announces shock retirement

Ryan Harris has played with pain for most of his international career. But this injury has been too much.

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What will the Raiders look like in 2016?

Gold Coast Titan Aidan Sezer will join the Canberra Raiders next year.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has delivered a warning to his players for 2016 and beyond.

'I can win Wimbledon': Kyrgios

Entertainer: Nick Kyrgios believes he has what it takes to win Wimbledon.

Michael Chammas 5:02 PM   The showman that is Nick Kyrgios admits the spotlight at grand slams brings out his best tennis.

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Tomic unleashes extraordinary attack 

Angry young man ... Bernard Tomic unleashed a barrage of criticism against Tennis Australia and Pat Rafter in a press conference after his third-round loss to Novak Djokovic.

Michael Chammas 6:33 PM   Bernard Tomic has reignited his simmering war with Tennis Australia after unleashing a brutally scathing attack on tennis legend Pat Rafter and TA chief executive Craig Tiley.

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Forget the 'Klemmer Killer', Gallen set to be Papalii's prime target

Family ties: boxer Alex Leapai expects fireworks from his cousin Josh Papalii in Wednesday's Origin decider.

Adrian Proszenko 3:11 PM   For all of the talk of Josh Papalii being spirited into the Queensland team as a 'Klemmer Killer', the real fireworks are likely to come from his battle with Paul Gallen.

Police investigate ice link to Phil Walsh's death

Cy Walsh.

Tammy Mills 1:00 AM   Police are investigating if the drug ice was linked to the alleged stabbing murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, according to reports.

Highlanders crowned Super Rugby champions

Unstoppable force: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders on the charge.

Toby Robson 7:43 PM   They had knocked off the Chiefs in Dunedin, then bamboozled the Waratahs in Sydney, but few thought they could beat the regular season champion Hurricanes on their home patch.

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Folau's new book a winner on and off the field

World-class: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

Karen Hardy 8:27 PM   Israel Folau wasn't much older than the characters in his new series of children's books when he made his NRL debut.

The Canberra club feeling Phil Walsh's death

People put their scarves out at Greenway Oval to honour Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Lee Gaskin 8:19 PM   Having experienced their own tragedy this year, the Tuggeranong Hawks wanted to honour Phil Walsh.

League HQ

Smith's reaction disgusting, says McKinnon

Alex McKinnon can now stand for short periods of time.

10:51 AM   Alex McKinnon is "disgusted" by Cameron Smith's reaction to the tackle that ended his NRL career.

Pearce speaks of anxiety before recall

Support: Mitchell Pearce feels comfortable in his NSW skin.

Michael Carayannis 11:13 PM   Flashes of anxiety started to fill Mitchell Pearce's mind as he inched towards an Origin recall.

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika's need for O'Connor's speed

James O'Connor: "I'm feeling good. It's good to be back."

10:14 AM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hopes James O'Connor emerges from a special fitness program at his fleet-footed best in time to push for a spot in Tests against the All Blacks in August.

Wallabies grower Skelton a big believer

"I'm a big believer that he [Jesus Christ] gave me the gifts to glorify his name and I want to use that gift the best I can and that's playing rugby, that's playing hard and that's looking after my family": Skelton.

Daniel Lane 8:11 PM   Will Skelton was branded rugby union's latest villain when he added some pepper 'n' spice to the Waratah's Super 15 match against the Crusaders a few weeks ago, but he listened patiently to how he was viewed in New Zealand as a demon and a bully before being asked what drove him during a match.

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Cricket

Warner excuse ridiculous: Root

Joe Root.

9:59 AM    Joe Root has defended his character after Australia batsman David Warner revealed the reasons behind his fracas with the England vice-captain two years ago.

Harris leaves legacy for Australia far greater than his 27 Tests

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Chris Barrett 8:23 AM   As is the case with retirements in all walks of life, from politics to showbiz to sport, the greatest indicator of Ryan Harris's standing in the game came with how his exit was received.

AFL

Watson and that magic 200

Jobe Watson talks to Matthew Lloyd.

Matthew Lloyd 8:00 PM   Jobe Watson's career has not been a straight-forward on. From uncertain beginnings, despite his family bloodline, Watson has matured into an exceptional leader and Brownlow Medal winner.

Ablett hopes week is turning point for Suns

Gary Ablett was disappointed in the drug issues alleged at the club this week.

Beth Newman 12:29 AM   It was a win they needed for so many reasons but for one reason closer to home, Gold Coast Suns captain Gary Ablett hopes this week was a turning point for the club.

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Soccer

Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America

Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty.

10:29 AM   Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved a penalty and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning kick as the Copa America hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a final shootout to finally winning its first major title.

Wambach: 2011 loss to Japan constant reminder 'that fuels our fire'

Top class: Abby Wambach  is an incredible goalscorer.

Michael Lewis 3:39 PM   Abby Wambach couldn't tell you the date when she broke the international goal-scoring record, the dates when the Americans won their Olympic gold medals or any other red-letter day in her illustrious soccer career.

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ACT Sport

Blues only just maintain their streak

Queanbeyan player Craig Wilkinson finds a gap in the Woden defence.

Tom Kazias 8:44 PM   An amazing last-minute try to the Queanbeyan Blues keeps their unbeaten streak intact.

Eastlake still Waite-ing for prophecy to come true

Eastlake player Stephen Camp with the ball and Ainslie player Tom Powell.

David Polkinghorne 8:17 PM   Eastlake coach Ben Waite predicted his side would beat Ainslie this year. In the end, centimetres beat him.

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Horse Racing

Dunn narrows lead in jockeys' title race

Minor shock: Dwayne Dunn guides Miss Promiscuity home in the Sir John Monash Stakes.

Michael Lynch 12:02 AM   The race for the metropolitan jockeys' premiership will provide a compelling narrative in the final few dark weeks of the season.

First Saturday winner leaves trainer exultant

Darren Gauci made every post a winner on Rich Jack in the National Jockeys Trust Final on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 7:43 PM   When a pregnant woman riding a horse gets hit by a car and run over she would have every excuse to say that the racing game is no longer for her. After all, most women who had gone through such a scare would regard that as a sane and rational thing to do.

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Wallabies face question marks

Selection issues around the halves and a back row quandary.

Tomic struggling under the sun

Bernard Tomic says the heat is hampering his play at Wimbledon.

AFL boss addresses drugs claims

Gillon McLachlan responds to the publication of Harley Bennell pics.

Ashes spot not guaranteed for Harris

Darren Lehmann has a number of selection headaches on his hands.

Gold Coast Sun's in crisis talks

The AFL is facing a new drug crisis thanks to Karmichael Hunt.

Jennings fast and furious in win

Michael Jennings stars in the Roosters' 20-10 win over Titans.

Panthers winger scores four tries

David Simmons' quadruple helps Penrith defeat Wests 35-12.

Carlton spoil Gold Coast's 100th match

Carlton spoil Gold Coast'€™s 100th match with a 34-point win.

Japan ends Matildas' brave World Cup run

Australia's World Cup has ended in the dying stages against Japan.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Bushies

The Woden Valley Rams take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers.