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 5:02 PM   The showman that is Nick Kyrgios admits the spotlight at grand slams brings out his best tennis.

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 6:33 PM   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 3:11 PM   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

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Tammy Mills 7:13 PM   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.

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

Cowboys extend Dragons' losing streak

No way through: Justin O'Neill is held up in traffic.

Mitch Jennings 9:43 PM   St George Illawarra's grip on a top four position is rapidly slipping after suffering their fourth straight loss at the hands of North Queensland at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.

Cartwright proves he will be the real deal

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Phil Gould 9:29 PM   It's always difficult when talking about youngsters and their potential. Too many people go overboard with comparisons and predictions.

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Rugby Heaven

Wallabies grower Skelton a big believer

"I'm a big believer that he [Jesus Christ] gave me the gifts to glorify his name and I want to use that gift the best I can and that's playing rugby, that's playing hard and that's looking after my family": Skelton.

Daniel Lane 8:11 PM   Will Skelton was branded rugby union's latest villain when he added some pepper 'n' spice to the Waratah's Super 15 match against the Crusaders a few weeks ago, but he listened patiently to how he was viewed in New Zealand as a demon and a bully before being asked what drove him during a match.

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Cricket

Mad, bad, sad fates for the legends

Bound for glory: The 1882 team that led to the birth of the Ashes, including George Giffen (third from left in the middle row), and Tom Garrett (front right).

Daniel Lane 6:58 PM   The golden age of cricket began with the birth of the Ashes legend in 1882, but the story didn't have a happy ending for some, writes Daniel Lane.

Smith: Pietersen and Bell bagged me about my technique on last Ashes tour

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Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   Steve Smith has revealed how Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell chipped him about his technique and his place in the Australian side two years ago but says now: "they might view me a little bit differently".

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.

Giants, players' association at odds over AFL drugs policy

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Jon Pierik 8:21 PM   The AFL Players Association and Greater Western Sydney chief Dave Matthews are at loggerheads over a call for illicit-drug testing to be part of a player's standard contract in a revised industry policy.

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Soccer

Wambach: 2011 loss to Japan constant reminder 'that fuels our fire'

Top class: Abby Wambach  is an incredible goalscorer.

Michael Lewis 3:39 PM   Abby Wambach couldn't tell you the date when she broke the international goal-scoring record, the dates when the Americans won their Olympic gold medals or any other red-letter day in her illustrious soccer career.

Wanderers swoop for Nichols

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Sebastian Hassett 10:48 PM   The Western Sydney Wanderers have made their biggest signing of the off-season, landing former Brisbane Roar star Mitch Nichols on a two-year contract.

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ACT Sport

Blues only just maintain their streak

Queanbeyan player Craig Wilkinson finds a gap in the Woden defence.

Tom Kazias 8:44 PM   An amazing last-minute try to the Queanbeyan Blues keeps their unbeaten streak intact.

Eastlake still Waite-ing for prophecy to come true

Eastlake player Stephen Camp with the ball and Ainslie player Tom Powell.

David Polkinghorne 8:17 PM   Eastlake coach Ben Waite predicted his side would beat Ainslie this year. In the end, centimetres beat him.

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Horse Racing

First Saturday winner leaves trainer exultant

Darren Gauci made every post a winner on Rich Jack in the National Jockeys Trust Final on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 7:43 PM   When a pregnant woman riding a horse gets hit by a car and run over she would have every excuse to say that the racing game is no longer for her. After all, most women who had gone through such a scare would regard that as a sane and rational thing to do.

Dunn jockeys narrow lead in title race

Minor shock: Dwayne Dunn guides Miss Promiscuity home in the Sir John Monash Stakes.

Michael Lynch 7:38 PM   The race for the metropolitan jockeys' premiership will provide a compelling narrative in the final few dark weeks of the season.

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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.