Michael Rogers wins Olympic bronze ... finally

6:56 PM   Canberra's Michael Rogers has been awarded a bronze medal for an event he raced in 11 years ago - the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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US Open live: Nick Kyrgios v Andy Murray

US Open 2015 live: Nick Kyrgios v Andy Murray

David Sygall 11:30 AM   Controversial character Nick Kyrgios takes centre stage against Andy Murray in New York.

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Hewitt dreading showdown with Tomic

Lleyton Hewitt

Michael Chammas 11:12 AM   Retiring Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt has kept his US Open hopes alive but the 34-year-old is dreading his second round clash against Bernard Tomic.

Kokkinakis retires after 'absolute torture'

Popular figure: Kokkinakis received a warm response from the crown for attempting to play through the pain.

Michael Chammas 8:30 AM   In a heartbreaking end to what was a gallant display, Thanasi Kokkinakis has bowed out of the US Open in "absolute torture" after a leg injury reduced him to serving underarm against Richard Gasquet.

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Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Stars

Michael Clarke embraces his wife Kyly after his last Test on August 23.

Chris Barrett 9:30 AM   EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.

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Tomane hopes 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 for Australia.

Rugby league

Eels close in on Cornish, Nicholls gets lifeline

Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish has attracted interest from Parramatta and Wakefield in the UK.

Jon Tuxworth 6:22 PM   Mitch Cornish will get a perfect chance to try to impress the club which are looking at throwing him a lifeline.

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders lose Austin, Wighton 

Jack Wighton was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit on Jamie Soward.

Jon Tuxworth 8:09 PM   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.

Groth saves the day for Australia at Open

Flying the flag: Sam Groth faces Tommy Robredo in the second round.

Darren Walton 2:48 PM   ​Now that he's saved Australia from a dismal day-one wipeout, Sam Groth faces an even greater challenge to extend his US Open campaign.

Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Excited: Vikings and Brumbies player  Lauisii Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:42 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

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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League HQ

Why Jones should never criticise Tigers over Farah dispute

Peter FitzSimons dinkus.

Peter FitzSimons 11:58 AM   When they line up the 25 million of us Australians in order of who has the credibility to bitterly attack the Tigers board for doing what they have done, the person I want to see at the very back of the queue is Alan Jones.

Farah 'took a $200,000 pay cut two years in a row'

Speaking up: Benji Marshall.

Jamie Marcuson 11:29 AM   Former West Tigers halfback Benji Marshall has alleged he and Robbie Farah took pay cuts in 2012 to keep the club afloat.

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Rugby Heaven

Romania to donate match profits to sick player

Tongan flanker Sione Vaiomounga (right).

11:42 AM   Romania will donate the profits from ticket sales for Saturday's rugby match against Tonga to a Tonga-born player who is suffering from kidney failure, officials said.

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.

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Cricket

Clarke says he needed to 'press pause' after reneging on Stars contract

Michael Clarke: Time for a break.

Samantha Lane 11:43 AM   Retired Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has explained why he has also reneged on his commitment to play with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Melbourne Stars

Michael Clarke embraces his wife Kyly after his last Test on August 23.

Chris Barrett 9:30 AM   EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.

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AFL

Pavlich, McPharlin, Mundy to be rested

Matthew Pavlich is just one big name at Fremantle who will have a week off.

Brad Elborough 11:08 PM   Fremantle coach has announced several of their big-name players will miss the clash with Port Adelaide this weekend.

Would Collingwood consider trading Cloke?

To trade or not to trade: Travis Cloke.

Matt Murnane 4:04 PM   The high-profile commentator who raised the prospect this week, Jason Dunstall, doesn't profess to know what the answer is.

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Soccer

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 10:55 AM    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

Manchester United complete $77-million deal for French teenager Anthony Martial

World's most expensive teenager ... Anthony Martial,19, of France is moving from Monaco to Manchester United for a cool $77 million.

Toby Davis 7:18 AM   Manchester United have completed the signing of French 19-year-old Anthony Martial from Monaco on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

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ACT Sport

Just six weeks out from the season, the Canberra Capitals don't have a team

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

Jon Tuxworth 11:57 AM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

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.

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Horse Racing

Old warriors head entries for special cup

Red Cadeaux and Fiorente

Patrick Bartley 9:09 AM   This year's $6.2 million Melbourne Cup is already shaping as a promoter's dream with two brave ten-year-old's heading the entries for Australia's most important horse race with both managing to inject more emotion and intrigue than has been seen in years.

Quiet word from Bart may set Precedence

Looking forward to the Cup: James Cummings with Precedence after the nine-year-old worked on Altona beach.

Adam Pengilly 8:35 AM   Sir Patrick Hogan reckons divine intervention may be coming from not one, but two giant figures in this year's Melbourne Cup. With one no doubt whispering in the ear of the other asking for a dash of good luck for the history-chasing Precedence.

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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.