Rogic bags brace in Socceroos return

Michael Lynch 11:06 PM   The Canberra product scored twice in Australia's 5-0 win against Bangladesh.

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Pain in the glass for Woolford

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.

Raiders feel the need for speed

Jarrod Croker after the loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:17 PM   Jarrod Croker expects one of the fastest matches of the year in the last round of the season.

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Munster mashes Broncos in Storm 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.

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Chairman predicts Brown will return Knights to glory days

Optimistic: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan believes Nathan Brown is the man to return the club to its halcyon days.

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Lealiifano's 50,000km global rugby journey

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.

Crows blast league over resting Roos

Unfazed: Adelaide Crows chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Caroline Wilson 7:52 PM   Adelaide "not happy" at North Melbourne's decision to rest nine players for their round-23 clash with Richmond.

My All-Australian team

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey 9:01 PM   In a team game, one of the individual accolades I most respected was being named in the All-Australian team.

Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce   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.

Burns impresses Warner

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.

Review of FFA  payment 'begs questions'

Former FIFA president Jack Warner.

The FFA used an account containing Commonwealth funds to pay a $500,000 "stadium re-development" payment to a Caribbean bank account controlled by allegedly corrupt former FIFA boss Jack Warner. 

League HQ

NRL warned against adopting promotion-relegation ahead of 'spoon-bowl'

Last Knights? Nathan Ross celebrates a try for Newcastle last weekend.

Brad Walter 3:57 PM   The loser of Saturday's Penrith-Newcastle clash will earn the tag of the best "worst" team in NRL history

Genuine wooden spoon showdown at Penrith

Wooden spoon contention: Jamie Soward of the Panthers.

Michael Carayannis 3:42 PM   The six big talking points heading into the final round of the NRL with the wooden spoon and finals spots on the line.

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Rugby Heaven

England to play in red against Fiji

Red dawn: England's alternate shirt which they will wear in their World Cup opener against Fiji.

3:20 PM   England are to be forced to wear their red away kit instead of traditional white for their opening World Cup match against Fiji at Twickenham despite being tournament hosts.

No longer a surprise, Samoa confident for World Cup

Legend: Brian Lima in action for Samoa in Melbourne during the 2003 World Cup.

2:06 PM   ​Almost a quarter of a century ago, in the pool rounds of the 1991 Rugby World Cup, Western Samoa pulled off one of rugby's biggest upsets when they beat the once-mighty Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.

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Cricket

Former WA captain North endorses moving cricket from WACA to Burswood

Marcus North has backed the move from the WACA to Perth's new stadium.

Jesse Hogan 2:00 PM   Former Western Australia captain Marcus North has strongly endorsed the looming move of Perth's most prestigious cricket matches away from the WACA Ground, and backed administrators to ensure comparable drop-in pitches will be used at the new stadium in Burswood.

Wade glad to make amends for Watson run-out

Australia's Matthew Wade

Jesse Hogan 8:58 AM   One of Australia's post-Ashes reinforcements, Matthew Wade, says it was a boost to have helped them bounce back from the Ashes loss with victory in the series-opening one-dayer in Southampton.

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.

Finals before Brownlow hopes: McKernan

Corey McKernan is no longer biting his lip about the Brownlow.

Daniel Cherny 5:36 PM   Despite the prospect of more Brownlow Medal heartbreak for a North Melbourne ruckman, Corey McKernan doesn't have a problem with Todd Goldstein being rested for Friday night's game.

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Soccer

Leckie's aerial ability gives him chance to succeed Cahill

Man hug: Massimo Luongo congratulates Mathew Leckie

Michael Lynch 3:39 PM   He's got a long way to go to replicate the deeds of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill, but Bundesliga-based Mathew Leckie is shaping as the closest replacement Australia have to their goalscoring talisman if his display against Bangladesh is anything to go by.

Plenty of positives from easy win but Tajik task will be tougher

  Tim Cahill of Australia

Michael Lynch, Perth 3:03 PM   So you stick five goals past one of the weakest sides in world soccer in a game that was easier than an average training session.

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ACT Sport

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Tsekenis makes the most of mid-season move

Switch pays off: Canberra Olympic's Jordan Tsekenis has found a rich vein of form since moving from Belconnen United mid-season.

Brandon Palmer 3:27 PM   All eyes will be on an in-form Jordan Tsekenis when Canberra Olympic face Tigers FC in the preliminary final of this year's National Premier League at Deakin Stadium on Sunday.

Woolford free to coach in Canberra Raiders Cup final

Former Canberra Raiders stars Simon Woolford and Brett White played with the Queanbeyan Blues on Saturday night.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 2:44 PM   Simon Woolford is free to coach the Queanbeyan Blues in Sunday's Canberra Raiders Cup against the Goulburn Bulldogs.

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Horse Racing

Blackshaw just helping out a mate with Mourinho

Doing his thing: Moonee Valley specialist  Mourinho is a strong chance in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on Saturday.

Chris Roots 2:57 PM   Darryl Blackshaw describes himself as "a dairy farmer with a hobby that is helping out a mate" as he prepares Mourinho for the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Life with a legend: Anthony Cummings on being the son of a master horse trainer

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 4:00 PM   On Friday morning Anthony Cummings, the son of arguably Australia's greatest horse trainer who passed away early last Sunday morning, took 30 minutes out from the hectic task of organising Monday's state funeral for his father, Bart.

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Kenny-Dowall likely to face Souths

Shaun Kenny-Dowall could make his return to the Sydney Roosters side on Friday night against South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Robredo halts Groth charge

Veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo continues his run of knocking over Australians at the US Open, beating Sam Groth in straight sets.

Jarryd Hayne stars in Madden 16

He has been making waves on field as he fights for a spot in the San Francisco 49-ers but in the meantime fans can get their Jarryd Hayne fix by playing the Madden NFL 16 video game.

Epic tennis racquet smashes

Where does Coco Vandeweghe's destruction of her tennis racquet during her US Open tie rank amongst other notorious racquet abusers?

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.