Day wins first FedExCup playoff event

8:29 AM   Australian golf star Jason Day has run away with the first event of the US PGA Tour's lucrative end-of-season playoff series to assume top spot in the FedExCup standings.

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Stuart implores Raiders to trash rubbish  

SPORT: Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on from the sideline. 12th April 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Raiders won't tolerate more late-season mediocrity in Monday night's final home game of the season against the Penrith Panthers.

Farah winning PR war after starring role 

Lap of honour: Robbie Farah gestures to the crowd after the Tigers beat the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Chris Barrett 6:13 PM   The only thing that matched the standout performance of Robbie Farah at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday was the awkwardness of the media conference that followed.

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St Eddies complete perfect first XV season

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin 10:52 PM   St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

Queanbeyan Blues qualify for grand final

Queanbeyan Blues Tom Ruediger passes the ball.

"You can't give me that much space, I guess." It was a tongue-in-cheek remark from Tom Ruediger, but West Belconnen found out the hard way it is true after the Queanbeyan Blues right centre tore them apart.

Racing

Cups King meets the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings, and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cumming's horse, Beau Zam, 8 May 1988.

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen at Thoroughbred Park.

English qualifies for world champs    

Sport: Men's Oceania Boxing Championships at the AIS in Canberra. Gold medal winner Joshua English. 30th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth 10:54 PM   Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away. 

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos 

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

Adam Goodes booed again   

 Adam Goodes of the Swans

Anna Whitelaw 8:37 AM   St Kilda supporters have been accused of booing Adam Goodes during the Sydney Swans 97-point win over the Saints.

Kyrgios' sanctions won't apply at US Open

Nick Kyrgios will meet Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open.

5:06 PM   Andy Murray is expecting the usual fireworks from Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday after the grand slam's governing body conceded tough sanctions against Australia's tennis firebrand won't be imposed at the US Open.

League HQ

Plenty of room for improvement, says Hayne

Quieter day: Jarryd Hayne didn't make any spectacular plays but still had a productive day for the 49ers.

Michael Chammas 11:59 PM   There would be no highlight reel plays this time around, but Jarryd Hayne learned some valuable lessons as his NFL development continued in Denver on Saturday night.

Hayne's special teams ability helping roster hopes

Making the most of his opportunity: San Francisco 49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne returns a kickoff during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver.

Michael Chammas 7:50 PM   Jarryd Hayne's ability to play on special teams will play a huge factor in San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula's decision on whether to pick the Australian in the 49ers' 53-man squad.

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Rugby Heaven

The gods of rugby heaven: The openside flankers

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Schalk Burger looks on during the South African Springbok training session held at the Cape Town Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness 11:47 AM   Need some help deciding who should wear the No.7 in your team? Here's a rundown of the candidates.

Ashley-Cooper believes 'omens' augur well for Wallabies

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Rupert Guinness 6:24 PM   Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper still likens it to a childhood dream; but in his case, it is one that comes true.

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Cricket

Shane Watson savours Australia return after most of Ashes on sidelines

Watto shotto: Shane Watson takes the aerial route against Ireland last week.

Jesse Hogan 12:27 PM   Returning Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed his delight at earning selection for the one-day series against England after being overlooked for most of the Ashes.

Stoinis to make T20 debut for Australia in Cardiff

Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:20 PM   Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday when Australia begin their limited-overs series against England, in the teams' one-off Twenty20 in Cardiff.

AFL

Dempsey and sling tackle under scrutiny

Tiger Brett Deledio is helped by trainers after a sling tackle by Courtenay Dempsey

Emma Quayle 8:26 PM   The slam tackle will again be placed on the match review panel's Monday morning agenda, with Essendon defender Courtenay Dempsey the latest player to come under scrutiny.

Geelong capable of coming again

Comeback kids: Daniel Menzel and Nathan Vardy.

Rohan Connolly 6:33 AM   AFL An era is about to end for Geelong. But another successful period may be a lot closer than some people think.

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Soccer

Socceroos assistant Ante Milicic has fond memories of WA

Ante Milicic (left) at the Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013.

Michael Lynch 12:59 PM   To truly be Australia's team, a team has to play all over the country.

Juve get second successive league defeat

Roma's Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring against Juventus.

7:38 AM   Italian champions Juventus have lost their first two league games of the season for the first time after they were outplayed and had a man sent off in a 2-1 defeat at AS Roma.

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ACT Sport

Raiders keen to return to 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval

(left to right) Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner, Canberra PCYC acting CEO Stephen Imrie and the Raiders' general manager of community rugby league Mark Vergano at Northbourne Oval, where the Raiders want to relocate.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 11:45 PM   The Canberra Raiders hope to be operating out of a new development at their 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval by the end of 2017.

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Soccer

Williams double helps Blue Devils into grand final

Belconnen United's Jessie Williams scored a double in her team's 3-2 qualifying final victory against Gungahlin United on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:01 PM   Belconnen United striker Jessie Williams scored a double to help the Blue Devils progress to the women's ACT Premier League grand final.

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Horse Racing

State funeral for Bart Cummings to be held next Monday

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

Adam Pengilly 11:19 AM   A state funeral for Bart Cummings will be held in Sydney next week after the family of the Cups King accepted an offer from the NSW Government to honour the 12-time Melbourne Cup winner.

The end of a very special era

Colin Hayes.

Patrick Bartley 9:32 AM   The Australian racing community woke up on Monday morning to the reality that the last of the nation's three most revered horse trainers had passed away.

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Rugby union: under 18s grand final

St. Edmunds College and Daramalan College clash in the grand final of the ACT Junior Rugby Union competition.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.