Townsvile heat puts Raiders at disadvantage

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   The Raiders are at a "significant disadvantage" in trying to adapt to the change of temperature in north Queensland.

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Raiders eye revenge for painful defeat

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker reacts after his side's tough 21-20 loss to the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium in round 15.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders want to make amends for the ''hurt'' they felt when they get their rematch with the red-hot Cowboys on Saturday.

Roosters break Canterbury hearts 

Super hero: Michael Jennings was the match-winner for the Roosters against Canterbury.

David Sygall 9:48 PM   Canterbury's season hangs by a thread after they fell at the last hurdle in a thrilling clash with the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.

Tigers stun Storm in boilover of season

Boilover: Tigers pivot Mitchell Moses runs the ball against the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval.

Tom Decent 12:00 AM   A fired-up Wests Tigers team snapped a five game losing streak with an 18-point win over a shell-shocked Melbourne Storm side on Friday.

Dropped catch adds to woes in huge defeat

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett 7:47 AM   A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were thrashed at Edgbaston.

Tigers genuine threat after win over Hawks

Dustin Martin fends off Hawk Ben Stratton.

Michael Gleeson 9:16 AM   The Tigers are in the top four after hunting then beating the Hawks

A dark place: Goodes and the race question

Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the game.

Rick Feneley 10:27 PM   A crescendo of boos for a footy legend becomes a pivotal moment for race relations in this country, writes Rick Feneley.

Canberra in running for Socceroos match

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

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Lynagh backs Giteau for No.10 role

Matt Giteau.

David Polkinghorne 9:35 PM   Michael Lynagh says Matt Giteau is the Wallabies' best playmaking option.

Siliva looking for Royal finale in Canberra

Siliva Siliva has loved his stint with the Royals.

Liam Warren   Siliva Siliva is heading into what could potentially be his final game in Canberra in the John I Dent Cup preliminary final.

League HQ

Live NRL: Stupid Saturday

Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos.

Steve Mascord 6:29 PM   Live coverage of Saturday's crucial clashes - Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos

Sharks 18-14 win puts Warriors' finals hopes in peril

Winning ways: Gerard Beale celebrates with Jayson Bukuya.

David Long 5:21 PM   The Warriors have slumped to their third straight loss, going down 18-14 to the Sharks on Saturday and are in real danger of missing out on a place in the top eight yet again.

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Rugby Heaven

AFL should call off games if Adam Goodes boo boys persist

David Polkinghorne dinkus

David Polkinghorne 2:05 PM   It's time for the AFL to take a stance of its own and call off games if the┬ámoronic boo brigade continues.

Melbourne Rebel Sean McMahon wins club's players' player award

Sean McMahon.

Roy Ward 11:00 PM   Sean McMahon win's Melbourne Rebels' highest honour at club awards.

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Cricket

Captain Clarke should show strength by resisting batting demotion

Cricket

Jesse Hogan 4:00 PM   The position of Michael Clarke's bat, not his batting position, is the problem. He and the Australia Test team he captains would be much better off if he put all his attention into correcting the former in time for Trent Bridge, rather than tinkering with the latter in order to return him to the more pleasant surrounds of No.5.

Michael Clarke's woes continue with dropped catch as England complete win

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett 7:47 AM   A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were beaten by X wickets at Edgbaston.

AFL

Tigers genuine contenders after win 

Dustin Martin fends off Hawk Ben Stratton.

Michael Gleeson 9:16 AM   The Tigers are in the top four after hunting then beating the Hawks at the MCG.

Finals dreaming at Whitten Oval

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17:  Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge during a press conference at Whitten Oval on July 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Luis Ascui/Fairfax Media)

Larissa Nicholson 2:02 PM   When Western Bulldog's coach Luke Beveridge asked his players if they were thinking about the finals after their win over Collingwood last week, no-one dared speak up.

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Soccer

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho questions Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of Community Shield

It's started again: Jose Mourinho has taken his first shot at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger ahead of the Community Shield.

Matt Law 11:33 AM   Jose Mourinho admits he would question himself if he had a record like Arsene Wenger's against the Chelsea manager.

Canberra in running for Socceroos World Cup match

Canberra-raised Socceroo Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against┬áKyrgyzstan.

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ACT Sport

Slow start costs Ainslie in NEAFL loss against Sydney University

Jed Turner comes under pressure from Jake Hiep, left and Jeremy Hirst, who gets a squashed nose.

Liam Warren 6:41 PM   A goalless first term proved too big a hurdle for Ainslie to overcome against Sydney University on Saturday.

ACT Rockets win indoor cricket national men's title

Vinesh Bennett was outstanding for ACT in the decider.

5:39 PM   ACT has taken out the men's indoor cricket national crown in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Horse Racing

Petite Filous lives up to connections' big hopes

An interest in sports betting quickly turned to placing bets on horses, because there were races every day.

Andrew Garvey 6:41 PM   It was the first race of the new racing season and connections of unbeaten fillies The Big Dance and Petite Filous headed to Moonee Valley with high hopes.

Fell Swoop enjoys the benefits of wide run to win

Storming home: Blake Shinn and Fell Swoop surge home at Rosehill.

Chris Roots 6:08 PM   Sometimes being struck three and four wide without cover can be the best thing to happen in a race. But the horse still has to have the ability to overcome it, as Fell Swoop did at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Is this the biggest hit of the year?

Kane Evans was put on report for flattening Sam Kasiano.

Roosters edge out Bulldogs in a thriller

The Roosters beat the Bulldogs in a remarkable game of football.

West Tigers upset Storm

James Tedesco turned in a man of the match performance.

Richmond upset Hawks at the MCG

Brett Deledio starred with four goals as Richmond impressed.

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympic bid

Beijing has been named to host the 2022 winter Olympics.

Ashes: Voges' no-look catch stumps Cook

Adam Voges provides a rare highlight for Australia.

Goodes' Australian of Year award speech

Adam Goodes' Australian of the Year" speech from January 2014.

Tigers support Goodes in Dreamtime jersey

The Tigers will wear their Dreamtime jersey on Friday night.

Jetta: 'Fans need to show more respect'

Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes speak on war dance goal celebration.

Cambage dropped after dodging training

The Basketball star opted to go to music festival Splendour.