Croker backs Stuart over media conference walkout

Jon Tuxworth 5:10 PM   Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says he understands why his coach walked out of the press conference. But even he was surprised by it.

Top stories

DCE decision to have no bearing on Sezer

Gold Coast half Aidan Sezer remains committed to his three-year deal with the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth 10:32 AM   Canberra Raiders fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The round 13 rule won't burn the club this time around, Aidan Sezer is coming.

How one court helps Nadal dominate in Paris

Rafael Nadal has lost just once at Roland Garros.

Douglas Robson 2:05 PM   Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay for many reasons, but the show court at Roland Garros gives him one overwhelming advantage.

Speight wants to put Honey Badger on a diet

Far enough: Brumbies winger Henry Speight stops Force counterpart Nick Cummins during a match earlier this year.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Brumbies winger Henry Speight wants to deny the man known as the Honey Badger any 'meat pies'.

Brumbies have learnt from finals mistakes

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg goes down injured against the Bulls.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   The Brumbies are aiming to avoid repeating their Super Rugby blunders of recent seasons.

Lyon close to Australia's off-spin record

Record chase: Nathan Lyon could soon officially be Australia's most prolific off-spinner.

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   Nathan Lyon is within range of a major milestone in this week's first Test against the West Indies.

Rogers to miss first Test against West Indies

Won't play: Chris Rogers will miss the first Test against the West Indies.

Chris Barrett 10:50 AM   Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

NRL to review Ricky Stuart presser walkout

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart gets animated on the sideline during his side's loss to Brisbane on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth   Former NRL referees boss Bill Harrigan insists he "can't see what would be gained" by forcing referees to front the media.

Elvin claims maiden European victory

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

She's twice been crowned Australian road race champion, but Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin admits her first-ever European victory is "kind of a big deal".

Roubles behind rise of Chelsea and Sydney FC

Big bucks: David Traktovenko presents Sydney FC football hall Of fame recipient Terry McFlynn with his pin earlier this year.

Sebastian Hassett 4:34 PM   If you ever you wanted to find two clubs who embody the new face of 21st century football, Chelsea and Sydney FC – the aspiring kings of Europe and Asia – might well be it.

League HQ

NRL is killing the game's entertainers

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Steve Mascord 11:01 AM   In Super League you can still have success with daring attack, in a way you can't in the NRL any more.

Roosters near-perfect as they blow Storm away

Forward march: Boyd Cordner hits the ball up for the Roosters against Melbourne.

Michael Carayannis 9:57 PM   The Roosters produced arguably their best 80 minutes of their season with a clinical 24-2 win against Melbourne on Monday night


Rugby Heaven

Lance flies to aid of suspension-hit Tahs one last time

Flying in: Waratahs player Jono Lance will join the Waratahs in Johannesburg.

Georgina Robinson 5:00 PM   Jono Lance jumped at the chance to help the Waratahs one last time before heading west to join the Force



Rogers to miss first Test against West Indies

Won't play: Chris Rogers will miss the first Test against the West Indies.

Chris Barrett 10:50 AM   Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

Root promises England will fight for win

Man of the moment: New Zealand's BJ Watling.

7:35 AM   Joe Root says England are still eyeing a win against New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley, insisting they will come out "all guns blazing" on the final day despite having to rewrite the record books to record a victory.


Dons list management 'compromised'

Tim Watson says Essendon's list management has been compromised.

Matt Murnane 8:09 AM   Essendon great Tim Watson says he believes his former club has been "compromised" by the supplements saga.

Brown challenges Ablett to 'stand up'

Indefinite break: Gold Coast Suns superstar Gary Ablett.

Matt Murnane 10:28 AM   Brisbane Lions hard man has sent the Gold Coast superstar a blunt message as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.



The moment of tooth: Chiellini not afraid of biter Suarez in Champions League final

Giorgio Chiellini will face his biter, Luis Suarez, for the first time in the Champions League final since that infamous World Cup moment.

Mark Ogden, Turin 11:51 AM   Giorgio Chiellini breaks into a disarming smile when the subject of his first meeting with Luis Suarez since that bite in Brazil is raised with the Juventus defender.

Blatter faces internal revolt at FIFA

In the eye of the storm: FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Jeremy Wilson and Ben Rumsby 8:00 AM   Sepp Blatter is facing intensifying internal pressure, with a second Football Association official resigning yesterday and other senior administrators now openly considering their positions.


ACT Sport


Meteors quick gets Ashes call-up

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is in the Southern Stars squad for the women's Ashes.

Lee Gaskin 5:27 PM   ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell has been picked in a 14-player Australian Southern Stars squad for the upcoming women's Ashes in England.

Goulburn jumps into equal second in Capital League

Goulburn's Aaron Kershaw and goal keeper Shaun Anable deny United's Stuart Shepherd in Saturday's Capital League game.

Lee Gaskin   Goulburn have moved up to a share of second in a congested men's Capital League 1 hockey ladder.


Horse Racing

Racing Queensland boards axed in wake of live baiting scandal

"Racing Queensland has failed": Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Adam Pengilly 10:34 AM   All three of Queensland's racing codes will have their boards abolished after a damning report into the live baiting scandal, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Setback for Victorian trainers on cobalt

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Patrick Bartley 7:02 PM   In a major setback for the four Victorian trainers facing possible cobalt doping charges, a leading international veterinary researcher in England is poised to publish an editorial article damning cobalt use.


Capital Football NPL: Olympic v Cooma

Canberra Olympic take on Tigers Football Club at O'Connor.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Warriors

The Woden Rams take on the West Belconnen Warriors.

Capital League: Goulburn v United

United takes on Goulburn at the National Hockey Centre.

Arsenal coach reflects on FA Cup win

Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.

Lions register historic victory over the Tahs

The Lions beat the Waratahs 27-22 in Johannesburg.

Broncos too good for Raiders in Canberra

Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.

Raiders go down against Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos took on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Cowboys escape against Manly

North Queensland Cowboys engineer a great escape.

Inglis concussion sours Souths' win 

Head knock to Souths captain sours uninspiring 22-16 win.

Sydney FC takes on Tottenham Hotspur

Sydney FC Vs Tottenham Hotspur at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.