Harris announces shock retirement

Ryan Harris has played with pain for most of his international career. But this injury has been too much.

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What will the Raiders look like in 2016?

Gold Coast Titan Aidan Sezer will join the Canberra Raiders next year.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has delivered a warning to his players for 2016 and beyond.

'I can win Wimbledon': Kyrgios

Entertainer: Nick Kyrgios believes he has what it takes to win Wimbledon.

Michael Chammas   The showman that is Nick Kyrgios admits the spotlight at grand slams brings out his best tennis.

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Tomic unleashes extraordinary attack 

Angry young man ... Bernard Tomic unleashed a barrage of criticism against Tennis Australia and Pat Rafter in a press conference after his third-round loss to Novak Djokovic.

Michael Chammas   Bernard Tomic has reignited his simmering war with Tennis Australia after unleashing a brutally scathing attack on tennis legend Pat Rafter and TA chief executive Craig Tiley.

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Forget the 'Klemmer Killer', Gallen set to be Papalii's prime target

Family ties: boxer Alex Leapai expects fireworks from his cousin Josh Papalii in Wednesday's Origin decider.

Adrian Proszenko   For all of the talk of Josh Papalii being spirited into the Queensland team as a 'Klemmer Killer', the real fireworks are likely to come from his battle with Paul Gallen.

Police investigate ice link to Phil Walsh's death

Cy Walsh.

Tammy Mills 1:00 AM   Police are investigating if the drug ice was linked to the alleged stabbing murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, according to reports.

Highlanders crowned Super Rugby champions

Unstoppable force: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders on the charge.

Toby Robson 7:43 PM   They had knocked off the Chiefs in Dunedin, then bamboozled the Waratahs in Sydney, but few thought they could beat the regular season champion Hurricanes on their home patch.

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Folau's new book a winner on and off the field

World-class: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

Karen Hardy 8:27 PM   Israel Folau wasn't much older than the characters in his new series of children's books when he made his NRL debut.

The Canberra club feeling Phil Walsh's death

People put their scarves out at Greenway Oval to honour Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Lee Gaskin 8:19 PM   Having experienced their own tragedy this year, the Tuggeranong Hawks wanted to honour Phil Walsh.

League HQ

Jackson getting tips for back-up hooking role

"I obviously won't have the same impact as Robbie but if I get called in there, I will just do my best": Josh Jackson.

Brad Walter 6:29 PM   Doubts about Robbie Farah have increased after he was unable to do a push up at training.

Manly climb off bottom with Brookie win

In full flight: Jamie Lyon is upended.

Steve Mascord 6:11 PM   It's an unusual assertion: that failing to retain a star player will lead to a resurgence in a struggling club's fortunes. But for Manly, it may just be true.

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Rugby Heaven

Super Rugby final shows why south is best

Paul Cully

Paul Cully 5:34 PM   Toulon? Both of the Hurricanes and Highlanders would have the European champions chasing shadows.

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Cheika's need for O'Connor's speed

James O'Connor: "I'm feeling good. It's good to be back."

10:14 AM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hopes James O'Connor emerges from a special fitness program at his fleet-footed best in time to push for a spot in Tests against the All Blacks in August.

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Cricket

Pat Cummins ready for Ashes call-up as Australia look to Gen Next

Australia's Pat Cummins listens to the national anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD 
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Andrew Wu 6:15 PM   Pat Cummins is better prepared for his second coming in Test cricket than he was four years ago when he was thrown in the deep end as an 18-year-old rookie, says former Test seamer Geoff Lawson.

Bayliss must turn Cook into a risk-taker

Geoffrey Boycott dinkus Dinkus

Geoff Boycott 2:25 PM   The New England coach has to change his captain's on-field attitude.

AFL

Watson and that magic 200

Jobe Watson talks to Matthew Lloyd.

Matthew Lloyd 8:00 PM   Jobe Watson's career has not been a straight-forward on. From uncertain beginnings, despite his family bloodline, Watson has matured into an exceptional leader and Brownlow Medal winner.

Coach defends Greene over spitting incident

Toby Greene spitting

Daniel Cherny 8:03 PM   GWS coach Leon Cameron has staunchly defended the character of midfielder Toby Greene after the Giant appeared to spit in the direction of Richmond's Anthony Miles at the MCG.

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Soccer

Wanderers narrow in on star striker to fill attacking void

Didier Drogba.

Sebastian Hassett 6:32 PM   Having secured one of the most important pieces of their on-field puzzle with the midweek signing of Mitch Nichols, the Western Sydney Wanderers are determined to find what they believe is the final part – a goal-scoring striker.

Blatter: governments tried to sway FIFA votes

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said France and Germany applied political pressure before the votes.

12:27 PM   FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed the presidents of both France and Germany applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar.

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ACT Sport

Folkard, Norton shine as Aussies down Japan

Adam Folkard pitched a shutout against Japan.

4:51 PM   Canberra's Adam Folkard and Nick Norton played pivotal roles to guide Australia into the semi-finals of the world softball championships on Sunday.

Basketball

Joyce long bomb clinches Gunners victory

The Canberra Gunners beat the Brisbane Spartans 83-80 on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin 4:07 PM   A three-pointer from Daniel Joyce with 12 seconds on the clock delivered the Canberra Gunners a thrilling 83-80 win against the Brisbane Spartans at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium on Saturday night.

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Horse Racing

The Sam Kavanagh betting fluctuations tell a grim story

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly 7:00 PM   Where there is smoke there is fire. In racing - more often than not - it is a raging inferno. Which is just about where punters should have lobbed their hard earned backing against most Sam Kavanagh-trained runners during January.

Gauci shows he can still get the job done if given the chance

Darren Gauci

Michael Lynch 4:03 PM   Veteran jockey Darren Gauci is one of the softly spoken, quiet men of the weighing room;

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Wallabies face question marks

Selection issues around the halves and a back row quandary.

Tomic struggling under the sun

Bernard Tomic says the heat is hampering his play at Wimbledon.

AFL boss addresses drugs claims

Gillon McLachlan responds to the publication of Harley Bennell pics.

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.