Rogic bags brace in Socceroos return

Michael Lynch 11:06 PM   The Canberra product scored twice in Australia's 5-0 win against Bangladesh.

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Pain in the glass for Woolford

Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford is appealing a nine-month suspension.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:16 PM   Queanbeyan Blues will appeal a nine-month suspension handed down to coach Simon Woolford for breaking a window.

Raiders feel the need for speed

Jarrod Croker after the loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:17 PM   Jarrod Croker expects one of the fastest matches of the year in the last round of the season.

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Munster mashes Broncos in Storm warning

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Cameron Munster of the Storm is tackled during the round 25 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 9:55 PM   Cameron Munster was electrifying for the Melbourne Storm as they signed off the season in fine style against Brisbane.

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Chairman predicts Brown will return Knights to glory days

Optimistic: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan believes Nathan Brown is the man to return the club to its halcyon days.

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Lealiifano's 50,000km global rugby journey

ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano training with the Canberra Vikings on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin 8:14 PM   Christian Lealiifano is back in the ACT after travelling 50,000km and playing on three different continents in the past month.

Crows blast league over resting Roos

Unfazed: Adelaide Crows chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Caroline Wilson 7:52 PM   Adelaide "not happy" at North Melbourne's decision to rest nine players for their round-23 clash with Richmond.

My All-Australian team

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey 9:01 PM   In a team game, one of the individual accolades I most respected was being named in the All-Australian team.

Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce   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.

Burns impresses Warner

Burns is in line to open alongside Warner for the entire one-day series against England.

Jesse Hogan 9:31 PM   David Warner is encouraged by his early batting experience with one of the candidates to join him at the top of the order in Australia's Test team.

Review of FFA  payment 'begs questions'

Former FIFA president Jack Warner.

The FFA used an account containing Commonwealth funds to pay a $500,000 "stadium re-development" payment to a Caribbean bank account controlled by allegedly corrupt former FIFA boss Jack Warner. 

League HQ

Hayne finishes pre-season as NFL top dog

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after their NFL preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas 5:50 PM   It took just four weeks for Jarryd Hayne to transition from the NRL's top dog to the NFL's best pre-season performer, admitting his efforts have been "above and beyond" anything he could have expected.

Hayne's San Francisco adventure proves there is life beyond the NRL

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox 5:32 PM   Rugby league is the greatest game of all - but it's under threat from within and without.

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Rugby Heaven

Hayne's San Francisco adventure proves there is life beyond the NRL

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox 5:32 PM   Rugby league is the greatest game of all - but it's under threat from within and without.

Race row threatens Springboks' campaign

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer.

Daniel Schofield 4:15 PM   Old wounds reopened as squad are deemed 'too white' and legal challenge is mounted, writes Daniel Schofield.

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Cricket

Canberra teen gets a taste of Ashes

Ben Taylor

Fleta Page 5:20 PM   As the Australian men's cricket team copped plenty of bad press, the next generation was quietly using it as motivation.

Wade reiterates Test recall ambitions after strong start in ODI series

On song: Matthew Wade sweeps for four.

Jesse Hogan 6:00 PM   The most decisive early move in the friendly battle to succeed Brad Haddin as Australia's preferred wicketkeeper has come at the start of their one-day series against England, from Matthew Wade.

AFL

Is your AFL club 'relevant'?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23:  Demons head coach Paul Roos speaks to his players during the round 21 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

When it comes to supporters of the traditionally big Melbourne clubs, it seems regardless of performance, they are guaranteed strong support, television audiences and social-media engagement.

Finals before Brownlow hopes: McKernan

Corey McKernan is no longer biting his lip about the Brownlow.

Daniel Cherny   Despite the prospect of more Brownlow Medal heartbreak for a North Melbourne ruckman, Corey McKernan doesn't have a problem with Todd Goldstein being rested for Friday night's game.

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Soccer

The stars of Ligue 1 made Milos Ninkovic join Sydney FC

Motivated: Milos Ninkovic hopes his time in the A-League will extend his career until his late 30s.

Dominic Bossi 4:40 PM   Playing against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the star strikers of Ligue 1 is the dream for most footballers, but for Sydney FC's Milos Ninkovic, it was the reason he moved to the A-League.

Leckie's aerial ability gives him chance to succeed Cahill

Man hug: Massimo Luongo congratulates Mathew Leckie

Michael Lynch 3:39 PM   He's got a long way to go to replicate the deeds of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill, but Bundesliga-based Mathew Leckie is shaping as the closest replacement Australia have to their goalscoring talisman if his display against Bangladesh is anything to go by.

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ACT Sport

Men of Steele showcase Canberra's AFL talent

Logan Austin has had an injury-interrupted season with Port Adelaide.

Lee Gaskin 6:04 PM   Canberra's strongest AFL contingent for many years have left their mark on the competition.

Canberra teen gets a taste of Ashes

Ben Taylor

Fleta Page 5:20 PM   As the Australian men's cricket team copped plenty of bad press, the next generation was quietly using it as motivation.

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Horse Racing

Waller's first XI to dominate the Chelmsford

Max Presnell

Max Presnell 4:53 PM   Perhaps New Zealander Chris Waller, with the mass representation in the Chelmsford Stakes, confirms his Genghis Khan dominance of Sydney racing but today's program is a reminder of what earned Royal Randwick the title "headquarters".

Hawkes racing trio ready for the next step in their springs

Fitness advantage: Messene has a strong chance in the Tramway Quality at Randwick.

Chris Roots 4:13 PM   The firepower of the Hawkes Racing team for the spring is undeniable and on Saturday alone, Lake Geneva and Messene will showcase their talents at Randwick, while star sprinter Chautauqua returns at Moonee Valley.

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Kenny-Dowall likely to face Souths

Shaun Kenny-Dowall could make his return to the Sydney Roosters side on Friday night against South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Robredo halts Groth charge

Veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo continues his run of knocking over Australians at the US Open, beating Sam Groth in straight sets.

Jarryd Hayne stars in Madden 16

He has been making waves on field as he fights for a spot in the San Francisco 49-ers but in the meantime fans can get their Jarryd Hayne fix by playing the Madden NFL 16 video game.

Epic tennis racquet smashes

Where does Coco Vandeweghe's destruction of her tennis racquet during her US Open tie rank amongst other notorious racquet abusers?

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.