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   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  

Jon Tuxworth dinkus

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

Hybrid rugby game a long time coming

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 5:34 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

Hybrid rugby game a long time coming

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 5:34 PM   William Webb Ellis is known as the schoolboy who invented a game, rather than the other way round.

Closing gap offers a glimpse into the future

Matt Burke / Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke 5:18 PM   Hello and welcome to 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals where the feelgood story of the tournament is the host nation.



Cricket Australia XI turn fortunes around with shock victory

Marcus Harris

Pete Smith 6:06 PM   The Cricket Australia XI have bounced back from successive record defeats to pull off a shock three-run win over Tasmania in the domestic one-day cup in Sydney.

Ed Cowan century powers NSW to good total against Western Australia

Leading from the front: Ed Cowan was in top form for the Blues against Western Australia.

Jamie Marcuson 5:37 PM    An Ed Cowan century powered NSW to a total of 264 against Western Australia


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   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.



Is Heidelberg's big crowd a one-off?

Heidelberg United fans barrack for their team.

Michael Lynch 6:40 PM   The FFA is not about to introduce a second division or promotion or relegation to the A-League any time soon.

Muscat warns culture of complaint a stain on game

Kevin Muscat played the game hard, rough, tough and, in the eyes of his critics, sometimes dirty.

Michael Lynch 6:36 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   ANU all-rounder Scott Murn has set the bar high for his side this season.


Horse Racing

World-class form paves way for Criterion

Oh yeah: Michael Walker show his delight at Criterion’s Caulfield Stakes win

Chris Roots 5:46 PM   David Hayes has seen the best in the world, Golden Horn, and knew Criterion was back in grade in Saturday's Caulfield Stakes – but he still managed a little jig when he won.

Laing gets jump on rivals as Missrock wins

Mark Zahra riding Missrock

Michael Lynch 3:59 PM   Robbie Laing hasn’t trained a big jumping winner for a few years now, but he’s still trying to shake off the perception that his skills are best suited to preparing aged geldings to run over fences and hurdles.


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.