Why Henry's fro has gotta go

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   The Fijian flyer wants to raise money for child cancer suffererh.

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Players' lawyer hits back at ASADA boss

Essendon Bombers

Caroline Wilson 1:25 PM   Players lawyer Tony Hargreaves has accused ASADA boss Ben McDevitt of being "disingenuous" and slammed the ongoing delays in the case of the 34 past and present Essendon players as "inexcusable".

Union

Walker urges ARU not to push Beale to NRL

Andrew Walker shows his skill during the inaugural Buroinjin Challenge.

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   Walker thinks Beale has been left high and dry before his ARU tribunal.

Cox Plate would make Criterion greatest Opal winner

Glyn Schofield, right, on Criterion edges out Kerrin McEvoy, left, on Sidestep to win the 2013 Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne 10:38 PM   Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if  Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m).

Meteors plan to shower Lanning with aggression

Australian Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning will lead Victoria against the ACT Meteors at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin   New Zealand international Nicola Browne will attempt to unsettle Australian captain Meg Lanning with a combination of verbal and short pitch bowling in their women's T20 game in Canberra on Friday.

Paul Gallen abuses NRL on Twitter

Paul Gallen missed three games for Cronulla and the Four Nations Tournament due to the ASADA investigation.

Chris Barrett 11:55 PM   Paul Gallen has left little doubt about his thoughts on Dave Smith's NRL management by taking a swipe at League Central following the sacking of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.

Jono Dean out of orbit with Comets

ACT Comets captain Jono Dean has been dropped for Monday's game against Queensland

Lee Gaskin   ACT Comets captain Jono Dean has been dropped for the opening round Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval.

ACT Sport

Jacob a star on the rise

Kevin Jacob will debut for the ACT Comets on Monday.

Lee Gaskin 6:10 PM   Weston Creek Molonglo 17-year-old Kevin Jacob will make his Futures League debut for the ACT Comets in Monday's match with Queensland.

Leapai urges cousin Papalii to focus on family

Raiders forward Josh Papalii will line up for the Kangaroos in Saturday night's Four Nations game against New Zealand.

Lee Gaskin 5:06 PM   Australian boxing powerhouse Alex Leapai has told his cousin, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii, to use his young family as motivation to become the ''wrecking machine'' he knows he can be.

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Rugby Heaven

Rising braces for tight showdown

Generic rugby union.

Timna Jacks 5:00 PM   The Melbourne Rising has produced some impressive blowouts in the National Rugby Championship's inaugural season, but coach Sean Hedger is preparing his unbeaten team for a ''tight, low-scoring affair" in its semi-final clash against Perth Spirit at AAMI Park on Saturday.

Should referees be seen but not heard?

David Polkinghorne 4:35 PM   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

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League HQ

Leapai urges cousin Papalii to focus on family

Raiders forward Josh Papalii will line up for the Kangaroos in Saturday night's Four Nations game against New Zealand.

Lee Gaskin 5:06 PM   Australian boxing powerhouse Alex Leapai has told his cousin, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii, to use his young family as motivation to become the ''wrecking machine'' he knows he can be.

Gallen sorry for offensive Tweet

Paul Gallen in Hawaii with Mitchell Pearce.

Patrick Begley 3:00 PM   NSW Blues and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has apologised for his "unacceptable" social media attack on the NRL management.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

Live blog: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Thomas Broich will need to fire if the roar are to enter the winning circle.

Phil Lutton 6:37 PM   The Roar are still seeking their first points of the campaign when they face an unbeaten Sydney FC buoyed by their heroic derby win last weekend.

Topor-Stanley shapes as ACL match winner

David Polkinghorne 6:28 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley is the rock in his team's defence that could be the difference between the Wanderers winning or losing their Asian Champions League final against Al-Hilal, according to  striker Mark Bridge and former teammate Adam D'Apuzzo.

Cricket

David Warner playing sore in first Test

On a roll: Warner has exceeded all expectations after a torrid 2013.

Andrew Wu 6:20 PM   A year after fearing his international career was over, David Warner is in the form of his life, intent to inflict damage on the opposition rather than himself.

Stephen O'Keefe feared first wicket may never come

O'Keefe is congraulated by teammates after the wicket of Yasir Shah.

Andrew Wu 7:47 AM   Stephen O'Keefe thought his first wicket was never going to come as Pakistan gave the debutant a tough initiation to Test cricket.

Racing

Hall backs his mate Fawkner to give Williams his first Cox Plate

Grey deceiver: Fawkner holds off the fast-finishing Criterion in the Caulfield Stakes.

Chris Roots 5:46 PM   Nicholas Hall will join a mate when hops on favourite Fawkner as they attempt to give his godfather Lloyd Williams a first Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Moral Victory could provide more than that at Rosehill

Chris Roots 5:38 PM   Tim Martin is back training after a personal crisis and although his team is small, he thinks Moral Victory can have him back in the winner's circle at Rosehill on Saturday.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.