Goodes idolised by ACT's indigenous youth

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   Tuggeranong stalwart¬†Gerrit Wanganeen hopes the turmoil surrounding Adam Goodes doesn't stop young indigenous footballers from standing up to racism in the future.

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Australia on brink of crushing defeat

Opener David Warner stroked the equal fastest fifty for an Australian in Ashes history, from 35 balls, before departing for 77, caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of James Anderson.

Chris Barrett 6:59 AM   There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days.

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Goodes' pain could be Australia's gain

Nicky Winmar at the launch of the AFL Indigenous Round in 2013. In the background is the famous picture of him taking a stand against racism.

David Sygall 10:41 PM   Long after the justifications for the taunts he has endured have been forgotten, Adam Goodes will be recognised as an athlete who knocked the nation out of its comfort zone of ignorance.

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Swans to honour Goodes against Crows

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Sydney Swans coach John Longmire during the press conference regarding Adam Goodes playing future. 30th July 2015
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Andrew Wu 10:50 PM   Sydney are formulating a low key but powerful show of game day solidarity for Adam Goodes as doubts continued to swirl over the dual Brownlow Medallist's playing future.

Raiders become road warriors

Raiders forwards Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate last Sunday's 34-24 win in Penrith. The Raiders have the third-best away record in the NRL this season.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders are using the third-best away record in the NRL on their way to a late push to the finals.

Carter still in World Cup frame

Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is aiming to make a late bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Lee Gaskin 8:02 PM   The World Cup dream for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is well and truly alive.

Hooper free to play All Blacks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11:  Michael Hooper poses for a picture with a Wallabies jersey after signing a new contract with Australian Rugby union during Waratahs training in Moore Park on June 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Phil Lutton 12:54 AM   The bad news: Michael Hooper misses a game for Manly. The good news: He can play the All Blacks.

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Kickboxing nurse hands out punishment

Canberra fighters Sandra Brew and Lee Fook will represent Australia at the International Federation of Muay Thai  Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Lee Gaskin 10:31 PM   Canberra duo Lee Fook and Sandra Brew to represent Australia at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Dale's country premiership chances on ice

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne 9:03 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale could finish second in the NSW country trainers' premiership behind a banned trainer.

Cashed up capital racing includes $2m facelift

Celebrations as Rom Baro wins the fifth race of the day.

David Polkinghorne 7:42 PM   Canberra Racing will inject more than $250,000 of "Capital Cash" to boost races at Thoroughbred Park.

League HQ

Why NRL clubs can't afford to return to suburban grounds

Experience: Bulldogs supporters on the hill at Belmore as their team take on the Sharks.

Brad Walter 5:16 PM   Revealed: The cost of playing at suburban venues like Kogarah, Leichhardt and Belmore.

NRL Set of Six: Can the Warriors be relevant without Johnson?

Frank Paul Nuuausala of the Raiders tackles Chad Townsend of the Warriors .

Michael Carayannis 1:55 PM   The six big talking points heading into round 21.

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All Blacks and New Zealand Maori eye Chicago double-header next year

Sonny Bill Williams in action in Chicago last year.

New Zealand Rugby are eyeing a return to Chicago for the All Blacks next year.

Thanks, but not thanks Quade: club rejects Cooper offer

Quade Cooper has not played for Souths since 2012.

Quade Cooper's hopes of a rare club rugby appearance ahead of the Bledisloe Cup test have been squashed.

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Cricket

PM's XI to kick off Manuka summer

Tony Abbott joins a team photograph with the PM's XI team ahead of January's match. The 2015-16 summer match has been brought forward to October.

Jon Tuxworth 3:35 PM   The Prime Ministers XI will return to Canberra with a Friday night fixture in October against New Zealand.

Australia's Dad's Army batting line-up looking too old, too slow

Struggling: Michael Clarke is battling to overcome a form slump with the bat.

Chris Barrett 1:36 PM   Jason Gillespie was only half serious when, in the lead-up to this Ashes series, he branded the Australians as 'Dad's Army'. As it turns out, though, in the modern English lingo, the former Test quick and Yorkshire coach had it bang on.

AFL

Goodes' anguish may lead to a better nation

Nicky Winmar at the launch of the AFL Indigenous Round in 2013. In the background is the famous picture of him taking a stand against racism.

David Sygall 10:41 PM   Long after the justifications for the taunts have been forgotten, Adam Goodes will be recognised as an athlete who knocked the nation out of its comfort zone.

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Barker not feeling the blues just yet

John Barker during Carlton's record loss to Hawthorn.

Jon Pierik 4:00 PM   Carlton president Mark LoGiudice and chief executive Steven Trigg have fronted the AFL Commission, detailing plans on how the club intends to rebuild off the field.

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Soccer

EPL 2015-16 preview: All you need to know

English Premier League 2015-16.

Sebastian Hassett 12:52 PM   Who's in, who's out, who's going to finish where and what are the odds for all 20 teams lining up for the 2015-16 English Premier League season.

Mariners relishing being A-League's paupers: Walmsley

Positive outlook: Tony Walmsley.

Sebastian Hassett   Most managers who've just seen their club pocket $1.5 million out of nowhere would be begging their chairman to loosen the purse strings - but Central Coast Mariners' boss Tony Walmsley won't be asking for a cent.

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ACT Sport

Tigers chasing back to back titles despite points deduction

Cooma Tigers FC striker Goran Josifovski says the club is using its points deduction as motivation.

Lee Gaskin 5:05 PM   Cooma Tigers are using their points deduction for playing too many visa players as motivation to defend their title.

Capitals making positive strides despite record SEABL thrashing

The Capitals badly misse Stephanie Talbot.

Lee Gaskin 5:00 PM   They suffered the third-highest loss in the competition's history, but Canberra Capitals' Academy coach is positive.

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Horse Racing

Golden Slipper winner Vancouver gives Berry goosebumps

Tommy Berry

Chris Roots 4:50 PM   Tom Berry put on a famous set of silks in world racing when he hopped on Vancouver at Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning and the unbeaten Golden Slipper winner put on a performance that left the men from Coolmore smiling and the jockey with goosebumps.

Great Esteem gives Clark a shot at birthday success

Tim Clark will be racing on his birthday.

Chris Roots 4:17 PM   At least eight horses will leave Rosehill a birthday winner on Saturday and jockey Tim Clark hopes to join their number riding¬†Great Esteem in the Winter Challenge.

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Ashes: Voges' no-look catch stumps Cook

Adam Voges provides a rare highlight for Australia.

Goodes' Australian of Year award speech

Adam Goodes' Australian of the Year" speech from January 2014.

Tigers support Goodes in Dreamtime jersey

The Tigers will wear their Dreamtime jersey on Friday night.

Jetta: 'Fans need to show more respect'

Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes speak on war dance goal celebration.

Cambage dropped after dodging training

The Basketball star opted to go to music festival Splendour.

Le Tour wraps up on a 'wild and wacky' day

Highlights from the final stage of the Tour de France.

Papalii reported after knocking out Plum

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is put on report.

NRL: Canberra v Penrith Panthers

The Raiders secured a vital 34-24 win against the Panthers.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Wests

Royals and Wests clash at Viking Park in the minor semi-final.

Canberra AFL: Gungahlin v Eastlake

Gungahlin and Eastlake clash at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.