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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US Open live: Nick Kyrgios v Andy Murray

US Open 2015 live: Nick Kyrgios v Andy Murray

David Sygall 10:22 AM   Controversial character Nick Kyrgios takes centre stage against Andy Murray in New York.

Hewitt wins first up in final American slam

Lleyton Hewitt

7:38 AM   A fist-pumping Lleyton Hewitt turned back the clock as he wore down an injured Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-0 7-6(2) 1-0 on Tuesday to extend his US Open grand slam goodbye.

Kokkinakis retires after 'absolute torture'

Popular figure: Kokkinakis received a warm response from the crown for attempting to play through the pain.

Michael Chammas 8:30 AM   In a heartbreaking end to what was a gallant display, Thanasi Kokkinakis has bowed out of the US Open in "absolute torture" after a leg injury reduced him to serving underarm against Richard Gasquet.

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Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Stars

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

Chris Barrett 9:30 AM   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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League: NRL Round 25

Bulldog boost: Josh Reynolds is likely to be named for the Bulldogs at 5pm.

Chris Boulous 9:14 AM   Join League HQ's Chris Boulous for all the round 25 NRL teams, rugby league news and best buys in Ultimate League.

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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.

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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 9:30 AM   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.

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Clarke says he needed to 'press pause' after reneging on Stars contract

Michael Clarke: Time for a break.

Samantha Lane 9:30 AM   Retired Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has explained why he has also reneged on his commitment to play with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

AFL

Pavlich, McPharlin, Mundy to be rested

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

Brad Elborough 11:08 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

Manchester United complete $77-million deal for French teenager Anthony Martial

World's most expensive teenager ... Anthony Martial,19, of France is moving from Monaco to Manchester United for a cool $77 million.

Toby Davis 7:18 AM   Manchester United have completed the signing of French 19-year-old Anthony Martial from Monaco on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Melbourne City confirms Sorensen deal

Thomas Sorensen.

Michael Lynch 11:36 PM   Melbourne City has confirmed a rumour that has been running throughout the A-League off-season and officially announced the signature of former Premier League and Danish international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

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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

Old warriors head entries for special cup

Red Cadeaux and Fiorente

Patrick Bartley 9:09 AM   This year's $6.2 million Melbourne Cup is already shaping as a promoter's dream with two brave ten-year-old's heading the entries for Australia's most important horse race with both managing to inject more emotion and intrigue than has been seen in years.

Quiet word from Bart may set Precedence

Looking forward to the Cup: James Cummings with Precedence after the nine-year-old worked on Altona beach.

Adam Pengilly 8:35 AM   Sir Patrick Hogan reckons divine intervention may be coming from not one, but two giant figures in this year's Melbourne Cup. With one no doubt whispering in the ear of the other asking for a dash of good luck for the history-chasing Precedence.

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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.