Brumies surprises - good and bad - for Wallabies

Georgina Robinson 2:51 PM   Eleven Brumbies made the 40-man extended Wallabies squad named in Brisbane today, including rookie Rory Arnold, but there was one big name missing in shock omission.

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Rogic praised as comeback gains momentum

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Lee Gaskin 4:17 PM   Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic put in an eye-catching display in Celtic's first pre-season friendly in a 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch overnight.

England shattered after World Cup own goal

Laura Bassett is comforted by Jo Potter after her own goal eliminated England from the World Cup.

1:42 PM   An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

'Does it feel strong to be up there?' 

Fiery temper ... Nick Kyrgios holds his necklace in his mouth during his match against Juan Monaco of Argentina.

Nick Kyrgios has continued his Wimbledon feud with the chair umpires on his way to the third round.

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Queanbeyan bids to bring Raiders to Seiffert

More than 7000 fans turned out at Seiffert Oval for the Canberra Raiders' trial game against Newcastle in February.

Lee Gaskin   Queanbeyan City Council wants to bring the Canberra Raiders back to their spiritual home, with mayor Tim Overall predicting they would get a "massive" crowd at Seiffert Oval for a Monday night game.

Speight can still shine at World Cup: Larkham

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 20: Henry Speight of the Brumbies receives a red card during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham says Henry Speight's suspension will "give other guys an opportunity", but he's confident the ACT Brumbies winger can still have an impact at this year's World Cup.

Papalii finds himself as the reluctant enforcer

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton   Josh Papalii knows Mal Meninga wants him to dish out the pain.

Why Daley won't give up on Farah

Hooker Robbie Farah arrived in Coffs Harbour after hand surgury to begin training in the NSW Blues Origin squad training camp
in preparation for game 3 the decider
against the Queensland Maroons .
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,sport,1st July,2015

Robbie Farah was banned from flying after surgery and the risk of infection will prevent him from training until the weekend but NSW coach Laurie Daley refuses to give up on him playing in next Wednesday's Origin decider.

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Pearce 'doesn't owe me anything': Daley

Mitchell Pearce

Adrian Proszenko 9:00 PM   Mitchell Pearce feels a responsibility to repay Laurie Daley for bringing him back into the Origin fold, but the NSW coach is adamant: "he doesn't owe me anything."

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Former cricketer to fill shoes of Buddy, Tippett

Toby Nankervis

Andrew Wu   Sydney's next debutant is a former cricket junior who claimed the wicket of Ashton Agar.

Duckworth and Groth prepare for Wimbledon 

James Duckworth

Michael Chammas   They will wake up in the same house in Wimbledon, but when the two Australians step out on court their friendship will be put aside for a shot at Roger Federer.

League HQ

NRL late mail: Jamie Soward good to go

Expected to play: Penrith's Jamie Soward.

Michael Carayannis 4:27 PM   A corked thigh is not expected to keep Penrith half Jamie Soward on the sidelines for the Panthers' clash with South Sydney on Friday night.

Farah hopes to train by Saturday

Strapped up: Hooker Robbie Farah had his hand well bandaged when he arrived at the Blues' training camp in Coffs Harbour.

The strapped hand of Hooker Robbie Farah who arrived in Coffs Harbour after hand surgury today to begin training in the NSW Blues Origin squad training camp
in preparation for game 3 the decider
against the Queensland Maroons .

Michael Carayannis 4:02 PM   'I'm not in a lot of pain': NSW hooker says he can already hold a football and shake hands after surgery on Tuesday.

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Rugby Heaven

Where Cheika will make biggest difference

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson 7:19 PM   Forget Benn Robinson and James O'Connor. The biggest shake-up Michael Cheika can give the Wallabies is between their ears.

Cheika's men on the inside in Europe

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02:  Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies talks to media during the Australian Wallabies squad announcement at ANZ Stadium on July 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Mitchell has 63 caps for Australia and has been playing for Toulon in France since 2013.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson 6:29 PM   Two years after leaving behind the gold jersey, recalled winger Drew Mitchell has put his hand up to be the Wallabies' inside man in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup. 

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Cricket

Aussie cricketer Glenn Maxwell takes one-handed catch while holding ice cream with other hand

Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell prepares to take the catch, ice cream in his other hand

Liam Mannix 2:26 PM   Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell has taken a ripping one-handed boundary-line catch in a match in England – while holding an icecream with his other hand.

Harris an unlikely starter for first Ashes Test due to knee soreness

Ryan Harris

Chris Barrett 1:22 PM   Ryan Harris's chances of featuring in the first two Tests of the Ashes series have nosedived after he was scratched from the Australians' final pre-series hit-out against Essex with knee soreness.

AFL

Player has lost two years' pay to gambling

Speaking out: Jeff Kennett addresses issue of gambling among AFL players.

Matt Murnane 7:38 PM   A timely speech by Jeff Kennett has detailed the problems facing AFL footballers, and the former Hawthorn president has challenged both the league and clubs to address it.

Hurley expects to go back to front

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MAY 03:  Tim Membrey of the Saints tackles Michael Hurley of the Bombers during the round five AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on May 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/AFL/Getty Images)

Daniel Cherny 4:40 PM   Michael Hurley is not sure whether he will play as a key forward or key defender against St Kilda on Sunday, but he suspects it will be the former – at least for some of the game.

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Soccer

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials

The group of mostly Latin American officials were arrested in Zurich in May

6:52 PM   The United States has made formal requests to extradite the seven FIFA officials detained on US bribery charges in Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said on Thursday.

Rogic earns praise as comeback gains momentum

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Lee Gaskin 4:17 PM   Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic put in an eye-catching display in Celtic's first pre-season friendly in a 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch on Thursday morning.

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ACT Sport

Gungahlin turns attention to NPL challenge

Gungahlin's Alex Moscaritolo and Belconnen's Jason Ugrinic fight for possession during the FFA Cup final.

Lee Gaskin 6:27 PM   Gungahlin United will put its upcoming FFA Cup encounter to one side to focus on Friday night's National Premier League clash with Woden-Weston FC at Woden Park.

Fishing

Golden perch don't realise it's winter

Golden perch are still biting, despite usually going quiet in the colder months.

Bryan Pratt 4:38 PM   Golden perch in Canberra's urban lakes and Burrinjuck Reservoir normally become very quiet in winter.

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Horse Racing

Tall timber Koby Jennings riding crest of a wave

Riding tall: Former Northern Territory jockey Koby Jennings.

Adam Pengilly 4:19 PM   Koby Jennings doesn't know or care how tall he is. And if one more person marvels at his height for a jockey the kid schooled at Darwin might not know how to react.

Sydney Shorts: Ron Quinton planning Rain dance with colt at Rosehill

Good on heavy ground: Ron Quinton is confident regarding Let's Make It Rain's chances on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly 3:30 PM   Former champion jockey Ron Quinton is rarely a major player ringside, but he saw enough in a Not A Single Doubt colt last year to shell out $170,000 at the Inglis Classic summer sales.

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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.

Belconnen United v Canberra Olympic

Belconnen United FC strike late in 2-1 win over Canberra Olympic.

Hurricanes blow away the ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies' Super Rugby season is over after a 29-9 loss.

Warriors entertain in win over Raiders

The Warriors scored some eye-catching tries in their 30-8 win.