Why Henry's fro has gotta go

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   The Fijian flyer wants to raise money for child cancer suffererh.

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Players' lawyer hits back at ASADA boss

Essendon Bombers

Caroline Wilson 1:25 PM   Players lawyer Tony Hargreaves has accused ASADA boss Ben McDevitt of being "disingenuous" and slammed the ongoing delays in the case of the 34 past and present Essendon players as "inexcusable".

Capitals forward bides her time for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot is able to make an impact on games even when she makes mistakes.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.

Union

Walker urges ARU not to push Beale to NRL

Andrew Walker shows his skill during the inaugural Buroinjin Challenge.

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   Walker thinks Beale has been left high and dry before his ARU tribunal.

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Racing

Dryden lands double with Ainzali and Shahdaroba

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   A long-time friendship from his Ainslie  rugby union days  has paid off two-fold for Canberra trainer Keith Dryden at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, with the name of one of his winners even derived from his old footy club.

Canberra set to turn up heat at the Furnace

Ready to battle Sydney: Captains Dan Tyrrell and Ashley Rogge of Canberra Heat men's and women's teams.

Gracia Mbale 6:15 PM   Welcome to The Furnace, new home of the Canberra Heat volleyball teams, where spectators are welcome and opposition teams most certainly won't be.

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Rugby Heaven

Rising braces for tight showdown

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Timna Jacks 5:00 PM   The Melbourne Rising has produced some impressive blowouts in the National Rugby Championship's inaugural season, but coach Sean Hedger is preparing his unbeaten team for a ''tight, low-scoring affair" in its semi-final clash against Perth Spirit at AAMI Park on Saturday.

Should referees be seen but not heard?

David Polkinghorne 4:35 PM   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

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League HQ

Leapai urges cousin Papalii to focus on family

Raiders forward Josh Papalii will line up for the Kangaroos in Saturday night's Four Nations game against New Zealand.

Lee Gaskin 5:06 PM   Australian boxing powerhouse Alex Leapai has told his cousin, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii, to use his young family as motivation to become the ''wrecking machine'' he knows he can be.

Gallen sorry for offensive Tweet

Paul Gallen in Hawaii with Mitchell Pearce.

Patrick Begley 3:00 PM   NSW Blues and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has apologised for his "unacceptable" social media attack on the NRL management.

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Football

Van't Schip looks at Socceroos stars in bid to boost Melbourne City

Tim Cahill: "I just want to respect my club and respect the Socceroos."

Michael Lynch 7:21 PM   In their new, cashed-up ambitious guise, no-one can accuse the Manchester City-owned Melbourne City of not thinking big.

Live blog: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Thomas Broich will need to fire if the roar are to enter the winning circle.

Phil Lutton 6:37 PM   The Roar are still seeking their first points of the campaign when they face an unbeaten Sydney FC buoyed by their heroic derby win last weekend.

Cricket

David Warner playing sore in first Test

On a roll: Warner has exceeded all expectations after a torrid 2013.

Andrew Wu 6:20 PM   A year after fearing his international career was over, David Warner is in the form of his life, intent to inflict damage on the opposition rather than himself.

Stephen O'Keefe feared first wicket may never come

O'Keefe is congraulated by teammates after the wicket of Yasir Shah.

Andrew Wu 7:47 AM   Stephen O'Keefe thought his first wicket was never going to come as Pakistan gave the debutant a tough initiation to Test cricket.

Racing

Dryden lands double with Ainzali and Shahdaroba

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   A long-time friendship from his Ainslie  rugby union days  has paid off two-fold for Canberra trainer Keith Dryden at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, with the name of one of his winners even derived from his old footy club.

Snowden tries to regain Gypsy's sparkle

Chris Roots 7:03 PM   Paul Snowden has been trying everything he can think of to return Gypsy Diamond to winning form at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.