Raiders set to lose Austin, Wighton for Eels clash

Jon Tuxworth 11:53 AM   Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton's season may be over a week early after he was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit which forced Penrith's Jamie Soward off the field with concussion on Monday. 

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Has Man U made a $62m paperwork blunder?

Man in the middle: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Richard Shute 9:42 AM   The protracted deal between Manchester United and their Spanish counterparts Real Madrid for goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly fallen apart due to an administrative calamity.

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Austin injured as Raiders bag a home win

Blake Austin injured the AC joint in his right shoulder.

A serious shoulder injury spoils Blake Austin's re-signing party in Raiders' win over Panthers.

Hayne makes 49ers' 75-man roster

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas 6:56 PM   Jarryd Hayne has survived the first official cut at the San Francisco 49ers, as he was named in the team's 75-man roster on Tuesday morning.

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Kyrgios v Murray given priority over Federer

Nick Kyrgios will meet Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios will face the bright lights of NY at prime time on Tuesday night, handed centre court honours for his first round showdown against Andy Murray.

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England overcome Smith's 90 to seal T20 win

Swashbuckling ... Steve Smith hit 90 off 52 in a brilliant innings.

Jesse Hogan 6:58 AM   Steve Smith came within 10 runs of replicating his remarkable record of scoring a century in his first match as captain, as Australia squandered a great opportunity to successfully chase a hefty total.

England easily beat Stars in Ashes finale

The Southern Stars  celebrate with the Ashes trophy after the third T20 ended in Cardiff on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:13 PM   For the second time this month the winner of an Ashes series has come a cropper at the end.

NRL finals: where your team will finish

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22:  Mitchell Aubusson of the Roosters is tackled during the round 24 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tom Decent   With round 26 approaching, we take a look at the top-eight permutations for your team.

Michael Maguire should coach Newcastle

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster   It's time for the Souths coach to start somewhere new - and the Knights are crying out for a disciplinarian to rid them of their 'soft touch' tag.

Wallabies call up Carter for US preparation

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Brumbies player Sam Carter at Kingston foreshore after suffering a knee injury during the game against the Vodacom Blue Bulls
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Date: 10 June 2015
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Rupert Guinness   Brumbies lock Sam Carter among three players called up to boost Wallabies' preparations for Test against the United States.

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Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

League HQ

Maguire insists he is staying at Souths

Staying put: Souths coach Michael Maguire has reassured players he has no intention of leaving to join the Knights.

Brad Walter 6:44 PM   Michael Maguire has reassured Souths players and supporters he won't be moving to Newcastle

Souths to make late call on Inglis

Sad sight for Rabbitohs fans: Greg Inglis struggling wth a knee injury during his side's loss to Canterbury.

Tom Decent 6:24 PM   The South Sydney Rabbitohs will make a decision on injured star Greg Inglis later in the week as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

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Wallabies halves could be a 'horses for courses' call

Cooling down: Bernard Foley training at Notre Dame.

Rupert Guinness 5:42 PM   The whirlwind of speculation may continue over who Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may settle on as his preferred starting halves combination for the World Cup in England.

Tomane hopes for Eagles Test to show World Cup class

Winging it: Joe Tomane training at Notre Dame.

Rupert Guinness 4:48 PM   Joe Tomane realises that he faces one of the tightest selection battles within the Wallabies World Cup squad with four other players vying with him for two spots on the wing in Australia's starting side.

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Cricket

Cummins in form as England one-dayers set to begin

More focused: Pat Cummins said that although he did not play, being a part of the Ashes squad had helped him.

Jesse Hogan 6:10 PM   Pat Cummins says his belated focus on a precise run-up, and ending his haphazard approach to the wicket, have helped him make what is an impressive start to the limited-overs series against England.

Big-hitting Harris a highlight for Stars

Grace Harris clears the boundary against England.

Jesse Hogan 6:09 PM   Amid the Southern Stars' awful batting across the Twenty20 series to end the women's Ashes came the emergence of a player likely to be persisted with for years to come.

AFL

Creative capers: AFL tactics used by the best

The ploy almost paid off for Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy.

Ronny Lerner 12:47 PM   So Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has declared he will rest 11 of his best players this weekend, but what canny strategies have other coaches tried through the years?

Depleted Blues no concern for Hawks

Grant Birchall of the Hawks says the club is not concerned by any potential downsides from playing an undermanned Carlton in the final round.

Ronny Lerner 3:20 PM   Hawthorn defender Grant Birchall is not concerned by the potentially negative impact playing a severely weakened Carlton outfit will have on his team heading into another finals campaign.

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Soccer

Postecoglou blasts FFA, players union

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 6:32 PM   Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou has weighed into the worsening pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA, condemning both sides for treating the national team as a political football during crucial World Cup qualifying matches.

Leckie's stunning strike gives him hope he can add to Socceroo tally

Mathew Leckie.

Michael Lynch 4:08 PM   Socceroo frontman Mathew Leckie has only scored once for the national team, but if his recent form is anything to go by he will surely add to his tally in the two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan.

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Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

Two Canberra players recognised for outstanding NEAFL seasons

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin   Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter have been named in the NEAFL team of the year.

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Horse Racing

Does the media man's actions pass the pub test?

Legal argument: Brent Zerafa's lawyer Damien Sheales questioned whether stewards should have jurisdiction over the media.

Chris Roots 6:59 PM   Racing NSW heard argument about freedom of the press and whether the rules actually had jurisdiction over media personality Brent Zerafa as he faced them on a charge of conduct prejudicial to the image or interests of racing.

Cobalt guilty findings no help for Vic trainers

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 6:19 PM   In a unprecedented move on Monday, Racing NSW Stewards released a 36-page document detailing the reasons behind the guilty findings in the long-running Sam Kavanagh Midsummer Sun cobalt inquiry.

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NRL: Raiders v Panthers

The Canberra Raiders take on the Penrith Panthers at home in the second-to-last round of the NRL.

Raiders get points against Panthers

Canberra Raiders post 34-18 win over Penrith Panthers to round out an otherwise disappointing home season.

Sydney look forward to finals

After a big win over St Kilda on the weekend, the Swans are quietly confident as the finals loom.

Swans stun Man United

Swansea inflict Manchester United first loss of season while Southampton record first win of season.

Sharapova to miss US Open

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open due to injury.

Rugby union: under 18s grand final

St. Edmunds College and Daramalan College clash in the grand final of the ACT Junior Rugby Union competition.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

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.