Michael Rogers wins Olympic bronze ... finally

6:56 PM   Canberra's Michael Rogers has been awarded a bronze medal for an event he raced in 11 years ago - the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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Kyrgios escaped to Hewitt's Bahamas mansion

Idyllic: Lleyton Hewitt's Bahamian retreat.

Michael Chammas 3:38 PM   A four-day training camp at Lleyton Hewitt's Bahamas mansion provided Nick Kyrgios with the private sanctuary he needed to escape the headlines in preparation for the US Open.

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Groth saves the day for Australia at Open

Flying the flag: Sam Groth faces Tommy Robredo in the second round.

Darren Walton 2:48 PM   ​Now that he's saved Australia from a dismal day-one wipeout, Sam Groth faces an even greater challenge to extend his US Open campaign.

Williams begins calendar slam push

Serena Williams is now six wins away from her goal.

11:54 AM   Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year grand slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.

Tomane hopes to show World Cup class

Winging it: Joe Tomane training at Notre Dame.

Rupert Guinness 4:48 PM   Joe Tomane realises that he faces one of the tightest selection battles within the Wallabies World Cup squad with four other players vying with him for two spots on the wing for Australia.

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders lose Austin, Wighton 

Jack Wighton was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit on Jamie Soward.

Jon Tuxworth 8:09 PM   Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton's season may be over a week early after he was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit which forced Penrith's Jamie Soward off the field.

Rugby league

Eels close in on Cornish, Nicholls gets lifeline

Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish has attracted interest from Parramatta and Wakefield in the UK.

Jon Tuxworth 6:22 PM   Mitch Cornish will get a perfect chance to try to impress the club which are looking at throwing him a lifeline.

Has Man U made a $62m paperwork blunder?

Man in the middle: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Richard Shute 9:42 AM   The protracted deal between Manchester United and their Spanish counterparts Real Madrid for goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly fallen apart due to an administrative calamity.

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Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Excited: Vikings and Brumbies player  Lauisii Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:42 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

Hayne makes 49ers' 75-man roster

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas 6:56 PM   Jarryd Hayne has survived the first official cut at the San Francisco 49ers, as he was named in the team's 75-man roster on Tuesday morning.

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International rules stars to visit New York

Harry Taylor of Australia tackles Pearce Hanley of Ireland during the International Rules Test in Perth last year.

Jon Pierik 7:54 PM   The Australian international rules side will hold a training camp in New York under a bid to revitalise the hybrid round-ball game.

League HQ

Garth Brennan says he's now ready to coach the Newcastle Knights in the NRL

Putting his hand up: Penrith assistant coach Garth Brennan (right) wants the Knights job.

Adrian Proszenko 8:47 PM   Garth Brennan says he's ready to take the step up as a head coach at Newcastle, believing his understanding of the unique Knights culture will be an asset should the club opt for a Panthers-style rebuild.

Maguire insists he is staying at Souths

Staying put: Souths coach Michael Maguire has reassured players he has no intention of leaving to join the Knights.

Brad Walter 7:57 PM   Michael Maguire has reassured Souths players and supporters he won't be moving to Newcastle

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Rugby Heaven

Wallabies halves could be a 'horses for courses' call

Cooling down: Bernard Foley training at Notre Dame.

Rupert Guinness 5:42 PM   The whirlwind of speculation may continue over who Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may settle on as his preferred starting halves combination for the World Cup in England.

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Gatland questions England's chances

"Obviously they (England) have got some world-class players and the depth that I would love to have, but they are not 100 per cent sure of where they are going": Wales coach Warren Gatland.

1:13 PM   Wales coach Warren Gatland has turned the heat on group rivals England, saying they have plenty of questions that must be answered.

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Cricket

Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Melbourne Stars

Michael Clarke embraces his wife Kyly after his last Test on August 23.

Chris Barrett 9:43 PM   EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.

Cummins in form as England one-dayers set to begin

More focused: Pat Cummins said that although he did not play, being a part of the Ashes squad had helped him.

Jesse Hogan 6:10 PM   Pat Cummins says his belated focus on a precise run-up, and ending his haphazard approach to the wicket, have helped him make what is an impressive start to the limited-overs series against England.

AFL

Pavlich, McPharlin, Mundy to be rested

Matthew Pavlich is just one big name at Fremantle who will have a week off.

Brad Elborough 9:06 PM   Fremantle coach has announced several of their big-name players will miss the clash with Port Adelaide this weekend.

International rules stars to visit New York

Harry Taylor of Australia tackles Pearce Hanley of Ireland during the International Rules Test in Perth last year.

Jon Pierik 7:54 PM   The Australian international rules side will hold a training camp in New York under a bid to revitalise the hybrid round-ball game.

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Soccer

Luongo on a high after super start

Massimo Luongo says he is happy with his choice after Queens Park Rangers bright start to the new campaign.

Michael Lynch 8:15 PM   It's been a whirlwind 15 months for Massimo Luongo.

Postecoglou blasts FFA, players union

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 6:32 PM   Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou has weighed into the worsening pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA, condemning both sides for treating the national team as a political football during crucial World Cup qualifying matches.

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ACT Sport

Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

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Horse Racing

Stud farms spring into action

New arrival: A 10-day-old foal at Blue Gum Farm in Euroa.

Patrick Bartley 7:49 PM   Just before the sun came up on Tuesday, Blue Gum Farm at Euroa – like all stud farms across the country – was bracing itself for newborn foals and pregnant mares.

Does the media man's actions pass the pub test?

Legal argument: Brent Zerafa's lawyer Damien Sheales questioned whether stewards should have jurisdiction over the media.

Chris Roots 6:59 PM   Racing NSW heard argument about freedom of the press and whether the rules actually had jurisdiction over media personality Brent Zerafa as he faced them on a charge of conduct prejudicial to the image or interests of racing.

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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.

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.