Kyrgios out; Wawrinka through to Japan semis

11:52 PM   French Open champion Stan Wawrinka sailed into the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-4 win over American Austin Krajicek.

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Ten-man Victory held goalless by Adelaide

Sergio Cirio of Adelaide United attempts to get past two Victory defenders during Friday's match.

Michael Lynch 10:32 PM   Just over two weeks ago Melbourne Victory put Adelaide United to the sword in the FFA Cup. But  an A League match against the same opponent with points at stake is a different affair.

Strong-finishing All Blacks beat Tonga

Nehe Milner-Skudder, right, reaches for the ball and goes onto score a try.

8:17 AM   The All Blacks have hit their straps in the last half-hour to beat Tonga 47-9 in Newcastle and end a stuttering Rugby World Cup pool campaign on a high.

Weight difference no worries for Giteau

Bruise brother: Wales hope pairing giant backs George North, pictured, and Jamie Roberts in the midfield will do some damage against the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   Wallabies veteran Matt Giteau expects Wales to fire their giant midfield combination straight through Australia's belly as they attempt to break a 10-match losing streak.

Mitchell chases down Jonah Lomu

Try time: Drew Mitchell crosses for one of his two five-pointers against Uruguay.

Chris Dutton 9:49 PM   Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell is "lethal" with the ball and deserves to be mentioned alongside World Cup try-scoring freaks Jonah Lomu and Brian Habana.

Wallabies have everything to lose


Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   Is this the match that will decide whether the Wallabies make the World Cup final or will they fall at the hurdle before them?

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Clubs upset by Vikings and Brumbies

Brumbies James Dargaville and Ita Vaea have played starring roles for the Vikings in the NRC this season.

David Polkinghorne 9:32 PM   Should the Vikings be allowed to use so many Brumbies players?

Sezer's move has nothing to do with DCE

'Getting back closer to family and friend will be good for us, and ease the burden on life away from footy': Aidan Sezer.

Jon Tuxworth   It seemed like everyone was of the opinion Aidan Sezer left the Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans. He sets the record straight.

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Canberra team's jersey a 'conversation starter'

Lauren Jackson sporting the new jersey.

Jon Tuxworth 9:19 PM   "A lot of people say politics shouldn't be in sport". But the Canberra Capitals want Malcolm Turnbull to take notice.

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Football's turn to emulate Capitals  

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Jon Tuxworth 9:25 PM   Comment: The Canberra Capitals decision to wear the rainbow colours on their uniforms this WNBL season raises the question - which football team will have the courage to follow suit?

Mostert breaks leg in horror crash

Chaz Mostert's car after he crashed out during qualifying.

Mark Fogarty 8:53 PM   Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert will not get to defend his title after suffering severe injuries in a huge qualifying crash at Mount Panorama on Friday.

League HQ

The best of both worlds: league and union hybrid game a long time coming

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 1:38 PM   William Webb Ellis is known as the schoolboy who invented a game, rather than the other way round.

One perfect day: How South Sydney broke the drought

Winners are grinners: Michael Maguire celebrates winning the grand final.

Michael Maguire 7:37 PM   South Sydney coach Michael Maguire recalls the day the Rabbitohs won the NRL premiership for the first time since 1971.

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Rugby Heaven

Rugby World Cup 2015: Closing gap between nations offers a glimpse into the future

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Matthew Burke 12:40 PM   Hello and welcome to 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals where the feelgood story of the tournament is the host nation.

Rogers all praise for a 'calm and cool' Foley

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness 2:11 AM   Former Wallabies and NRL playmaker Mat Rogers has given the thumbs up to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika for picking the "calm head' of Waratah Bernard Foley for the No. 10 jersey.



NSW opener Cowan banking on the run currency to strike gold

High hopes: Ed Cowan plays a stroke on the leg side during the Matador Cup.

Daniel Lane 1:20 PM   NSW opener Ed Cowan has a commerce degree and he has worked as an analyst for an investment bank, but "runs" is the currency he's most focused on this summer and, more importantly, what they're worth at the national team's selection table.

Indian board, Pepsi working to resolve IPL issues

Previous inolvement: Indian cricketer S Sreesanth was banned over spot-fixing claims.

10:43 PM   The Indian cricket board is confident it can address the concerns of Pepsi amid reports the global beverage giant wants to end its title sponsorship of the IPL.


Ziebell signs five-year contract extension

Jack Ziebell.

Jon Pierik 8:18 PM   North Melbourne hardnut Jack Ziebell has pledged his loyalty to the Kangaroos, signing a new deal which will keep him at the club until at least 2021.

Pyke appointed Adelaide head coach

Don Pyke

Ashley Porter 6:44 PM   As widely predicted, Adelaide introduced Don Pyke as their 10th coach in 26 seasons on Friday and with him came the promise of striving harder to be better, a vision created by the late Phil Walsh.



Socceroos' loss to Jordan an important stepping

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Craig Foster 2:20 PM   The Jordan loss was a tremendous learning moment, one the Socceroos will benefit greatly from because it provides another opportunity to evolve or become better at managing situations.

Muscat warns culture of complaint a stain on game

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Michael Lynch 1:42 PM   Kevin Muscat isn't happy. Not with his team, but with a complaining culture - something he brands UnAustralian - that he says is beginning to infiltrate the local game to its detriment.


ACT Sport


Meteors NZ duo waste no time in proving their worth

On fire: New Zealand imports Sara McGlashan, left, and Lea Tahuhu were in fine form against Tasmania.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:15 PM   The ACT Meteors two key summer signings have wasted no time in producing the goods.


ANU set their sights on top-four finish

Wests-UC batsman  Blake MacDonald.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 3:34 PM   ANU all-rounder Scott Murn has set the bar high for his side this season.


Horse Racing

Wiggins takes two-pronged attack to Moruya

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington 2:24 PM   Peter Wiggins is excited at the prospects of the only two gallopers he will take to Moruya on Tuesday who will go head-to-head in the same race.

Menangle training centre ready for operation

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chris Roots 1:39 PM   It has been 10 years in the planning and the Menangle training centre will be ready for operation in the early in the new year.


2015 Bathurst 1000

The Great Race is on again.

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.