Players to take action on Goodes

Jake Niall, Samantha Lane, Andrew Wu 1:12 AM   AFL players are poised to take up a social media campaign and potentially other actions supporting Adam Goodes.

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Third Ashes Test live

Key batsmen: Alastair Cook and Steve Smith.

Tom Decent 1:43 AM   Live coverage of day one of the third Test from Edgbaston with the series level at 1-1 after England's crushing victory in the first match followed by Australia's emphatic response at Lord's.

Bromwich cleared of biting Josh Dugan    

Cleared:  Melbourne Storm NRL forward Jesse Bromwich at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Sebastian Hassett 8:42 PM   Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich has been cleared of biting St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan at Wednesday night's NRL judiciary - who took just three minutes to dismiss the claim.

Anae leaves Italian job for Moore opportunity

Brumbies recruit Albert Anae is eager to have another crack at Super Rugby after a stint in Italy.

Lee Gaskin 3:52 PM   Brumbies recruit Albert Anae has traded Italy for Canberra to satisfy his desire of having "one more crack" at Super Rugby.

Raiders don extra layers to replicate heat

Raiders players trained in beanies and compression clothing on Wednesday to get used to the Townsville climate.

Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   Beanies are a must-have in every Canberra wardrobe to keep warm during a chilly winter, but the Raiders used theirs to prepare for the tropics of north Queensland.

'Salary cap speculation will motivate Cowboys'

Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate a try during the 34-24 win over the Panthers in round 20.

Lee Gaskin 1:19 AM   Raiders forward Sia Soliola says public scrutiny of the Cowboys will only bring the team closer together.

Hooper's SANZAR hearing adjourned

Case adjourned: Michael Hooper's hearing will continue on Thursday.

Darren Walton 8:55 PM   Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper remains on tenterhooks after having his SANZAR judicial hearing adjourned on Wednesday night.

Keeffe and Thomas get infraction notices

Collingwood's Lachie Keeffe.

Michael Gleeson 3:01 PM   Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices for alleged breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code.

Scott urges Cats fans not to boo Christensen

Chris Scott says his team can still find solutions and regain winning form.

Peter Hanlon 4:26 PM   Coach says fans can show leadership in the Adam Goodes booing saga, starting this week against the Brisbane Lions.

Haddin is left at the crossroads

Brad Haddin

Greg Baum 6:26 PM   Striding briskly across the forecourt at Edgbaston with Cricket Australia team performance manager Pat Howard, Brad Haddin quipped that they were off to sort out his retirement. It wasn't true, of course, but it was his way of handling the peculiar circumstance by which he stood down from the Test team for one match because of family reasons and found himself dropped for the next.

Moody fronts Racing Victoria hearing

Waiting for an outcome: Trainer Peter Moody speaks to the media after his hearing.

Trainer Peter Moody has told Racing Victoria stewards that he could not afford to have his prize money percentages frozen until the outcome of his cobalt case later in the year.

League HQ

Newcastle district rugby league player sent to judiciary after sickening tackle

The tackle: Cessnock's Joel Edwards tackles Macquarie's Teason Fa'avae-Eli on Saturday.

Josh Leeson 11:27 PM   Cessnock centre Jared Edwards has been cited by the Newcastle Rugby League match review committee after an horrific tackle left Macquarie counterpart Teason Fa'avae-Eli with a torn medial ligament.

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Rugby Heaven

Guildford in Waratahs' sights

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11:  Zac Guildford of the Crusaders makes a break during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Blues at Alpine Energy Stadium on June 11, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

2:39 PM   Hawke's Bay rugby boss Mike Bishop is backing troubled former All Black Zac Guildford to make an impact in Super Rugby again if he signs with the NSW Waratahs.

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Cheika hits back at Toulon ad Boudjellal over Quade Cooper situation

Centre of a storm: Wallabie scoach Michael Cheika has hit back at Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal's comments regarding Quade Cooper's playing future

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has taken exception to the trash-talking of Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal as Quade Cooper's contract saga turns nasty.

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Cricket

Ashes 2015 live cricket: England v Australia, third Test, day 1

Key batsmen: Alastair Cook and Steve Smith.

Tom Decent 1:43 AM   Live coverage of day one of the third Test from Edgbaston with the series level at 1-1 after England's crushing victory in the first match followed by Australia's emphatic response at Lord's.

Hardened Pattinson steps up his return

 James Pattinson of Victoria.

Peter Hanlon 12:25 AM   Victorian fast bowler takes remodelled action to India.

AFL

Mother of Goodes sledger decries boos

Centre of the storm:  Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes in Sydney on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu 1:14 AM   AFL The mother of the teenager who racially vilified Adam Goodes has called for fans not to boo the Sydney champion but claimed he is to blame for the negative reaction he is receiving.

Keeffe and Thomas get infraction notices

Collingwood's Lachie Keeffe.

Michael Gleeson 3:01 PM   Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices for alleged breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code.

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Soccer

Mariners relishing being A-League's paupers: Walmsley

Positive outlook: Tony Walmsley.

Sebastian Hassett 1:20 AM   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.

Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Disgruntled laundry operator Dennis Beecraft who is angry with the Brisbane Roar over owed money on July 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Beth Newman 11:55 PM   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.

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ACT Sport

Retaining referees still a major issue in local rugby league ranks

Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale says the alleged incident where Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita abused a junior referee is a "wake up call", and it's up to clubs to to send a strong message it isn't acceptable. 

Soccer

Pavlak chasing FFA Cup glory with Hume City

Former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak (right) will make his FFA Cup debut for Hume City against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin   A broken foot cost him an FFA Cup clash with A-League heavyweights Sydney FC, but former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak is aiming to make up for lost time with Hume City.

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Horse Racing

Bowman delivers another double to clinch Sydney jockeys' crown

A job well done: Hugh Bowman claimed his third Sydney jockey's premiership on Wednesday.

Chris Roots 10:36 PM   Sydney's premier jockey Hugh Bowman turned stress manager before he secured the Sydney jockey title by producing Sebring Sun at the right time to break his maiden at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Vet cannot be trusted, Racing Victoria cobalt hearing told

Waiting for an outcome: Trainer Peter Moody speaks to the media after his hearing.

Larissa Nicholson and Patrick Bartley 9:15 PM   The veterinarian who admitted selling cobalt to two horse trainers was an "admitted liar" whose evidence was questionable, a Racing Victoria hearing has been told.

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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.

ACT NPL: Canberra FC v Gungahlin 

Canberra FC take on Gungahlin United at Deakin Stadium.

Reynolds on report for charge down

Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds is penalised and put on report.

Dogs see off a fast finishing Collingwood

The Western Bulldogs withstand a late charge by Collingwood.