Warne to Kyrgios: 'You're testing our patience mate'

Claire Siracusa 10:40 AM   Australian cricket great Shane Warne has penned an open letter to controversial tennis youngster Nick Kyrgios, telling him not to "waste his talent".

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'I heard a bit of a crack or slap': Austin 

Blake Austin leaves the field on Monday after injuring his shoulder.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 5:30 PM   Blake Austin will go under the knife to fix a posterior labral tear to his right shoulder.

Quiet please: Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce 11:22 AM   Australian tennis legend Rod Laver believes Nick Kyrgios' "mouth and his antics have taken over" his game, and questioned the 20-year-old's ability to fulfil his vast potential.

Serena survives early test in grand slam bid

Serena Williams roard back from 4-0 down in the tiebreaker.

8:01 AM   Serena Williams took her second step in a drive to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years by beating Kiki Bertens in the second round.

Hayne makes the cut ... in video game

Jarryd Hayne in the EA Sports game Madden 16.

Michael Carayannis 5:44 PM   Jarryd Hayne might not be an official San Francisco 49ers squad member yet but the former rugby league star has already been included as part of the Madden 16 video game.

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Turner playing with Tate-style neck brace

Kytle Turner

Brad Walter 6:00 PM   Kyle Turner admits his parents were "nervous wrecks" after his most recent neck injury but support his decision to keep playing.

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

Who said Wallabies campaign just began? 

Gearing up for the cup: Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness 5:30 PM   When Nick Phipps hears people suggest the Wallabies' campaign for the World Cup in England began with their departure from Australia last Saturday, his mind turns back almost six months.

Six weeks out the Capitals don't have a team

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth 1:35 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

'We pick you, we expect you to perform': Lyon

Freo v Port Adelaide

Brad Elborough 4:05 PM   Anyone representing Fremantle in Adelaide on Saturday would be advised to treat the game as though it will be their last – and it may well be.

ODI's a chance for Bailey to secure spot

Opportunity: George Bailey can prove an asset to Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan 7:34 PM   The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.

League HQ

Hayne-mania has NFL tossing up Australian tryout camp

In the spotlight: Jarryd Hayne has made NFL bigwigs sit up and take notice.

Michael Chammas 1:32 PM   Jarryd Hayne could be the catalyst that opens the gateway from Australia to the United States as the NFL looks at introducing a combine to scout talent down under.

Raiders feel the need for speed as NRL shot clock comes early

Jarrod Croker after the loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 1:07 PM   Jarrod Croker expects one of the fastest matches of the year in the last round of the season.

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Eagles to use no-fear approach against Wallabies

Fighting words: USA head coach Mike Tolkin.

Rupert Guinness 4:51 PM   When the US Eagles play the Wallabies at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, coach Mike Tolkin will have no fear about playing at the same venue where they were thrashed by the All Blacks last November.

D'Arcy and Trimble out as Irish gamble

Missing out: Gordon D'Arcy (pictured in 2006) made his Ireland debut in 1999.

Tom Cary   Gordon D'Arcy's international career may be over after the veteran centre was left out of Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad yesterday.

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Cricket

Bowlers' tussle leaves shirt in shreds

'I thought we weren't meant to take this seriously.'

Jesse Hogan 8:49 AM   Australia pride themselves on boasting a battery of fast-bowlers who can wreak havoc. James Pattinson proved on Wednesday he fitted that mould - by destroying the training shirt of fellow paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Johnson and Hazlewood to sit out Australia's tour of Bangladesh

Not touring: Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett 11:50 PM   The fast bowlers will stay at home in a calculated decision aimed at freshening them up for the summer but one that could potentially backfire on them against a nation that last month drew against top-ranked South Africa.

AFL

AFL Tribunal: Biggest hits of 2015

Essendon's Courtenay Dempsey at training.4th June 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age..

Larissa Nicholson 6:35 PM   Here are some of the tribunal's more interesting and significant cases from this year. Did the players deserve the sentences they got?

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Nic Naitanui opens up about mother's death

Nic Naitanui of the Eagles celebrates a goal against the Western Bulldogs and acknowledges his mother who recently passed away.

Brendan Foster 8:38 PM   West Coast Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui has opened up for the first time about the heartbreak of the death of his mother who died suddenly last month in Fiji.

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Soccer

Bozanic joins Victory on three-year-deal

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Dominic Bossi 1:24 PM   Melbourne Victory sign Socceroo midfielder Oliver Botanic as their Australian marquee for the next three seasons

Bozanic signs on at Victory

Oliver Bozanic.

8:38 AM   Oliver Bozanic will be officially announced as Melbourne Victory's Australian marquee player for the 2015/16 A-League campaign on Thursday morning.

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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   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.

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.

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Horse Racing

The Special Two sparks emotional scenes as Bart Cummings' legacy lives on

Special two: James Cummings, right, with Anthony Cummings on Monday.

Adam Pengilly 8:27 PM   Of all the omens in this sombre week for Australian racing, The Special Two is perhaps the most fitting.

Eleven of the 16 runners, but Waller still conceding Chelmsford Stakes favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Adam Pengilly 6:20 PM   Chris Waller will saddle up a record 11 of the 16 entries in the group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick, but he has still been forced to concede favouritism to Godolphin's Hartnell in Saturday's feature.

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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.