Croker backs Stuart over media conference walkout

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says he understands why his coach walked out of the press conference. But even he was surprised by it.

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DCE decision to have no bearing on Sezer

Gold Coast half Aidan Sezer remains committed to his three-year deal with the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth 10:32 AM   Canberra Raiders fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The round 13 rule won't burn the club this time around, Aidan Sezer is coming.

How one court helps Nadal dominate in Paris

Rafael Nadal has lost just once at Roland Garros.

Douglas Robson   Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is the King of Clay for many reasons, but the show court at Roland Garros gives him one overwhelming advantage.

Speight wants to put Honey Badger on a diet

Far enough: Brumbies winger Henry Speight stops Force counterpart Nick Cummins during a match earlier this year.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Brumbies winger Henry Speight wants to deny the man known as the Honey Badger any 'meat pies'.

Brumbies have learnt from finals mistakes

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg goes down injured against the Bulls.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   The Brumbies are aiming to avoid repeating their Super Rugby blunders of recent seasons.

Lyon close to Australia's off-spin record

Record chase: Nathan Lyon could soon officially be Australia's most prolific off-spinner.

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   Nathan Lyon is within range of a major milestone in this week's first Test against the West Indies.

Rogers to miss first Test against West Indies

Won't play: Chris Rogers will miss the first Test against the West Indies.

Chris Barrett 10:50 AM   Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

NRL to review Ricky Stuart presser walkout

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart gets animated on the sideline during his side's loss to Brisbane on Saturday night.

Jon Tuxworth   Former NRL referees boss Bill Harrigan insists he "can't see what would be gained" by forcing referees to front the media.

Elvin claims maiden European victory

Australian champion Gracie Elvin is one of two Canberrans in contention for the Commonwealth Games road race.

She's twice been crowned Australian road race champion, but Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin admits her first-ever European victory is "kind of a big deal".

Roubles behind rise of Chelsea and Sydney FC

Big bucks: David Traktovenko presents Sydney FC football hall Of fame recipient Terry McFlynn with his pin earlier this year.

Sebastian Hassett   If you ever you wanted to find two clubs who embody the new face of 21st century football, Chelsea and Sydney FC – the aspiring kings of Europe and Asia – might well be it.

League HQ

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

Fitness race: Paul Gallen.

Chris Boulous 5:44 PM   Join League HQ's Chris Boulous for all the round 13 NRL teams, rugby league news and best buys in Ultimate League.

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NRL scraps controversial Round 13 rule

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Daly Cherry-Evans arrives at the Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre on May 19, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brad Walter 3:21 PM   With Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans widely tipped to backflip on his $4.4 million, four year deal with Gold Coast before next Wednesday, the current Round 13 rule has come in for massive criticism

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Rugby Heaven

England's Cipriani arrested after crash

Englnd rugby player Danny Cipriani.

4:19 PM   London: England World Cup hopeful Danny Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early morning car crash.

McGahan defends Weeks after three-game ban

Melbourne Rebels' Laurie Weeks.

Roy Ward 12:54 PM   Rebels prop Laurie Weeks is out for three weeks while winger Sefa Naivalu faces a long recovery after breaking his leg.

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Cricket

Saker keen to get Pattinson on the park

James Pattinson was ruled out of Australia's tour of the West Indies due to a hamstring injury.

3:23 PM   New Victoria coach David Saker feels James Pattinson has the potential to be one of the best bowlers in the world.

Rogers to miss first Test against West Indies

Won't play: Chris Rogers will miss the first Test against the West Indies.

Chris Barrett 10:50 AM   Chris Rogers has been ruled out of the first Test due to concussion after being hit on the helmet during a net session.

AFL

Koch wants grand final moved from MCG

David Koch.

Jon Pierik 9:49 AM   Port Adelaide president David Koch has suggested the AFL grand final be shifted away from the MCG, once the current deal with the Melbourne Cricket Club expires.

Dane Swan bites back: I'm no has-been

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31:  Dane Swan of the Magpies and Lindsay Thomas of the Kangaroos compete for the ball during the round nine AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Michael Gleeson 8:38 PM   Dane Swan is a study in bemused insouciance to the noise around football but he still heard the queries and the doubts that he could still be the player he had been.

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Soccer

The moment of tooth: Chiellini not afraid of biter Suarez in Champions League final

Giorgio Chiellini will face his biter, Luis Suarez, for the first time in the Champions League final since that infamous World Cup moment.

Mark Ogden, Turin 11:51 AM   Giorgio Chiellini breaks into a disarming smile when the subject of his first meeting with Luis Suarez since that bite in Brazil is raised with the Juventus defender.

Blatter faces internal revolt at FIFA

In the eye of the storm: FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Jeremy Wilson and Ben Rumsby 8:00 AM   Sepp Blatter is facing intensifying internal pressure, with a second Football Association official resigning yesterday and other senior administrators now openly considering their positions.

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ACT Sport

An extraordinary ride to Rio 2016

Katie Kelly and guide Michellie Jones celebrate the win at the Yokohama World Paratriathlon Event in Japan on May 16.

Georgina Connery 12:22 PM   Canberra "weekend warrior" Katie Kelly was classified legally blind in January. Now she's aiming for Rio 2016

Cricket

Meteors quick gets Ashes call-up

ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is in the Southern Stars squad for the women's Ashes.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell has been picked in a 14-player Australian Southern Stars squad for the upcoming women's Ashes in England.

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Horse Racing

Boom then bust: Queensland relying on old stager as sole Stradbroke hope

Adam Pengilly 5:02 PM   Tony Gollan knows Temple Of Boom - the trainer's first ever group 1 winner - owes him absolutely nothing. But the rest of Queensland will be relying on the old stager in the $2 million Stradbroke Handicap.

Jockey banned over outlawed battery

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Patrick Bartley 1:05 PM   Mornington track rider Damien Bradbury was on Tuesday disqualified for 18 months for having a battery on him when riding track work earlier this year.

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Capital Football NPL: Olympic v Cooma

Canberra Olympic take on Tigers Football Club at O'Connor.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Warriors

The Woden Rams take on the West Belconnen Warriors.

Capital League: Goulburn v United

United takes on Goulburn at the National Hockey Centre.

Arsenal coach reflects on FA Cup win

Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.

Lions register historic victory over the Tahs

The Lions beat the Waratahs 27-22 in Johannesburg.

Broncos too good for Raiders in Canberra

Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.

Raiders go down against Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos took on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Cowboys escape against Manly

North Queensland Cowboys engineer a great escape.

Inglis concussion sours Souths' win 

Head knock to Souths captain sours uninspiring 22-16 win.

Sydney FC takes on Tottenham Hotspur

Sydney FC Vs Tottenham Hotspur at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.