Socceroos' World Cup hopes suffer a blow

Dominic Bossi 6:36 AM   The more things change, the more they stay the same at least that's what Australia discovered after slumping to a lacklustre defeat away to Jordan, a nation emerging as their bogey team.

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Canberra boosts attack for title defence

England international Jodie Taylor has joined Canberra United for the 2015-16 W-League season.

Lee Gaskin 9:45 PM   Canberra United has ditched talk of defending its W-League title, instead adding English international Jodie Taylor to become a more lethal attacking force.

McMahon in Wallabies team   

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 05: Sean McMahon #7 of the Australia Wallabies is tackled against the United States Eagles during a match at Soldier Field on September 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton 11:07 PM   Sean McMahon will go from medical hero to the World Cup cauldron when the Wallabies unleash their raging bull on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday night.

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Lean Beale ready for World Cup challenge

Kurtley Beale

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   A "lean and hungry" Kurtley Beale has the spark to ensure the Wallabies inflict more pain on Wales when the teams battle for a smoother run to the World Cup final.

Goodes' dance preserved on canvas

Jamie Cooper's portrait of Adam Goodes.

Greg Baum 7:22 AM   Even when the Adam Goodes booing saga was at its most hysterical, driving him off the field for a week and crystallising his intention to retire, he did not hesitate in co-operating for an oil portrait of his memorable war dance earlier in the season.

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Himmelberg's AFL draft camp nerves

Eastlake's Harrison Himmelberg is off to the AFL national draft combine.

David Polkinghorne 8:29 PM   Will the Eastlake forward get drafted?

NRC on a par with Currie Cup: Arnold

Canberra Vikings lock Rory Arnold says the NRC is on a par with South Africa's Currie Cup.

David Polkinghorne 8:40 PM   How does the NRC compare to South Africa's Currie Cup?

Brumbies back Iona after conviction

The Brumbies will ignore Rodney Iona's drink-driving conviction when deciding his future.

David Polkinghorne 9:07 PM   The Brumbies will disregard Rodney Iona's drink-driving conviction when deciding whether to re-sign him.

Wallabies in World Cup form: Williams

Shane Williams.

Chris Dutton   LONDON: Wales great Shane Williams has declared Australia the most in-form team at the World Cup.

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Wales haunted by Wallabies record

Warren Gatland's men will have to overcome their hoodoo if they want to secure top spot in pool A.

Chris Dutton 2:03 AM   The Wallabies' World Cup squad record holds a remarkable 117-6 win-loss record in matches against Wales, with only five of the 31 players ever experiencing a defeat at the hands of the Red Dragons.

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Meteors coach slams Cricket Australia

ACT Meteors captain Kris Britt.

Lee Gaskin 12:03 AM   ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says Cricket Australia "made a genuine mistake" leaving Canberra out of the inaugural women's Big Bash League

League HQ

Why Sezer's move to the Raiders has nothing to do with Cherry-Evans

'Getting back closer to family and friend will be good for us, and ease the burden on life away from footy': Aidan Sezer.

Jon Tuxworth 12:03 PM   It seemed like everyone was of the opinion Aidan Sezer left the Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans. He sets the record straight.

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NRL confirm introduction of video ref bunker

Video bunker gets green light: NRL head of football Todd Greenberg.

Michael Carayannis 1:15 PM   The NRL will introduce a "bunker" for the first time next season for video referee reviews.


Rugby Heaven

Wales make wholesale changes for Wallabies blockbuster

Back in the centre: George North will add experience to the Welsh midfield.

Steve James 10:58 AM   Wales coach Warren Gatland was in chipper mood as he announced a surprising but exciting-looking side to play Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (Sunday morning AEST).

Rugby shamed by treatment of Pacific Nations

Unhappy ending: Alesana Tuilagi had his tournament ended early following this collision.

David Campese 10:28 AM   Why would the likes of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa want to keep coming back to the World Cup to be treated like this every four years?

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Warne offers to mentor England's Rashid

Former cricketer Shane Warne has been asked by England to work with their leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Nick Hoult 10:18 AM   Shane Warne has offered to work with England and help leg-spinner Adil Rashid build an international career.

VicSpirit women perform in men's premiership cricket

The weekend was the first time women had played in the men's premier competition since Cathryn Fitzpatrick in 2006.

Larissa Nicholson 12:23 AM   With three stumpings and a catch in her first match, Emma Inglis showed her prowess as wicketkeeper for the Prahran fourths.


Twins have recruiters doing a double take

Two of a kind: Twins Harry and Ben McKay from Warragul are hoping to hear their names called at the national draft.

Emma Quayle 7:21 PM   Ben and Harry McKay are mirror image twins. It makes sense they come to this week's draft combine from slightly different directions.

Crowley delisted from Fremantle

Ryan Crowley shows his disappointment after Fremantle was beaten by Port Adelaide in the first semi-final in 2014.

Brad Elborough 6:09 PM   Ryan Crowley's ambitious bid to return to Fremantle's senior side after a 12-month drug-related ban is over.



Social media delights in Blatter's suspension

Rogues gallery: A reimagining of the FIFA ethics committee.

Michael Carayannis 2:15 PM   It has taken little time for social media to react to Sepp Blatter's suspension as FIFA boss.

Is this how Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will celebrate goals in future?

FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp smiles during his fare well speech as part of a reception in Berlin, Germany, after the German soccer cup final match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,Pool)

Michael Carayannis 1:50 PM   New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp appears to have shown exuberance beyond his years in an athletic display that would put today's professional footballers to shame.


ACT Sport

Meteors recruit stirring up Southern Stars all-rounder

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu will debut for the ACT Meteors this weekend.

Lee Gaskin   It took just one fiery net session where she troubled Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne for New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu to make her impact at the ACT Meteors.


Mixed bag for opening weekend of trout season

Rainbow trout.

Bryan Pratt   Anglers reported a mixed bag for the opening week of the 2015-16 trout season but the general theme was that surprisingly few fish were seen or caught.


Horse Racing

Moroney wants change of luck

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 1:43 PM   Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Mike Moroney has won some of Australia's most significant races on the national calendar, however the $1 million Caulfield Guineas has been an event that has given the former Kiwi little success.

Great horses the best advertisement for the racing industry

Horse racing

Jim Bourke 1:09 PM   Media mastery is the skill of today. From Taylor Swift to Malcolm Turnbull to Chris Waller, the masters of their field know how to capitalise on attention and innately understand the need to manage their reputations through media releases and the use of social media.


Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.

Wales beat Fiji

Wales over come a spirited Fiji to move to the top of RWC pool A.