Warne to Kyrgios: 'You're testing our patience mate'

Claire Siracusa 10:40 AM   Australian cricket great Shane Warne has penned an open letter to controversial tennis youngster Nick Kyrgios, telling him not to "waste his talent".

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'I heard a bit of a crack or slap': Austin 

Blake Austin leaves the field on Monday after injuring his shoulder.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   Blake Austin will go under the knife to fix a posterior labral tear to his right shoulder.

Quiet please: Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce 11:22 AM   Australian tennis legend Rod Laver believes Nick Kyrgios' "mouth and his antics have taken over" his game, and questioned the 20-year-old's ability to fulfil his vast potential.

Serena survives early test in grand slam bid

Serena Williams roard back from 4-0 down in the tiebreaker.

8:01 AM   Serena Williams took her second step in a drive to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years by beating Kiki Bertens in the second round.

Hayne makes the cut ... in video game

Jarryd Hayne in the EA Sports game Madden 16.

Michael Carayannis   Jarryd Hayne might not be an official San Francisco 49ers squad member yet but the former rugby league star has already been included as part of the Madden 16 video game.

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Turner playing with Tate-style neck brace

Kytle Turner

Brad Walter   Kyle Turner admits his parents were "nervous wrecks" after his most recent neck injury but support his decision to keep playing.

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

Who said Wallabies campaign just began? 

Gearing up for the cup: Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness   When Nick Phipps hears people suggest the Wallabies' campaign for the World Cup in England began with their departure from Australia last Saturday, his mind turns back almost six months.

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Six weeks out the Capitals don't have a team

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

'We pick you, we expect you to perform': Lyon

Freo v Port Adelaide

Brad Elborough   Anyone representing Fremantle in Adelaide on Saturday would be advised to treat the game as though it will be their last – and it may well be.

ODI's a chance for Bailey to secure spot

Opportunity: George Bailey can prove an asset to Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan   The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.

League HQ

Munster mashes Broncos as Storm fire NRL finals warning

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Cameron Munster of the Storm is tackled during the round 25 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 9:55 PM   Cameron Munster was electrifying for the Melbourne Storm as they signed off the season in fine style against Brisbane.

NFL commissioner Goodell takes interest in Hayne

Centre of attention: Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media.

Michael Chammas 9:00 PM   The head of the NFL has been asking the same question on the minds of NFL fans across the United States: Who is this Jarryd Hayne?

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Rugby Heaven

Lealiifano's 50,000km global rugby journey back to Canberra

ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano training with the Canberra Vikings on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin 8:14 PM   Christian Lealiifano is back in the ACT after travelling 50,000km and playing on three different continents in the past month.

Smith in line for Test debut against Eagles

World Cup bolter: Prop Toby Smith.

Rupert Guinness 5:58 PM   Toby Smith left Australia for the United States last Saturday as an uncapped bolter in the Wallabies World Cup squad.

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Cricket

Burns impresses Warner as batsmen vie to succeed Rogers as Test opener

Burns is in line to open alongside Warner for the entire one-day series against England.

Jesse Hogan 9:31 PM   David Warner is encouraged by his early batting experience with one of the candidates to join him at the top of the order in Australia's Test team.

WACA to shift Test matches to new Perth Stadium at Burswood

WACA

4:34 PM   Australia's blockbuster Test matches against India, England, and South Africa are set to be moved from the WACA Ground to the new Perth Stadium under a new plan.

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AFL

Is your AFL club 'relevant'?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23:  Demons head coach Paul Roos speaks to his players during the round 21 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

When it comes to supporters of the traditionally big Melbourne clubs, it seems regardless of performance, they are guaranteed strong support, television audiences and social-media engagement.

The beauty of the congested stoppage

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30:  Bernie Vince of the Demons looks to handball while being tackled by Lachie Neale of the Dockers during the round 22 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Domain Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon 3:19 PM   Numbers around stoppages have led to the best blink-and-you'll-miss-it skills the game has ever seen.

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Soccer

Will Postecoglou's relationship with the FFA be damaged by backdown?

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 9:48 PM   A public dressing-down has Ange Postecoglou less than happy.

Roar face more legal battles

Brisbane Roar's off-field battles are not over.

Beth Newman 6:22 PM   Brisbane Roar's legal battles are not over, with a second wind-up action against the club.

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ACT Sport

Insects make the fish grow bolder

There has been a sudden burst in insect

Bryan Pratt 8:44 PM   The early spring weather has resulted in a sudden burst of insect activity in the alpine lakes and fish have reacted quickly.

Woolford given nine-month ban for smashing window at Seiffert Oval

Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford is appealing a nine-month suspension.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:16 PM   Queanbeyan Blues will appeal a nine-month suspension handed down to coach Simon Woolford for breaking a window.

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Horse Racing

Waller not daunted by record number of starters

Undaunted: Trainer Chris Waller.

Patrick Bartley 10:07 PM   For Chris Waller the thought of creating a world record number of starters in Saturday's $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in Sydney is far from a daunting prospect, according to the trainer.

Why Bart Cummings loathed any comparison to Bradman

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 7:07 PM   The master horseman was humble to the end

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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.