Is this the end?

Andrew Webster 9:08 AM   Swans star Adam Goodes is considering retirement over booing.

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Cowboys property deals in spotlight

Johnathan Thurston.

Kate McClymont, Stuart Goodman and Michael Carayannis 7:28 PM   A string of North Queensland players, including star Johnathan Thurston, have purchased land and homes from the club's chairman.

Clarke secures new helmet

Helmet talk: Australia's Chris Rogers (right) wears the new-look helmet skipper Michael Clarke is set to adopt.

Chris Barrett 8:22 PM   The Test captain has been moving towards changing helmets since the death of Phillip Hughes and the ball that struck Rogers at Lord's was the final straw. 

Smith motors up with Toyota switch

Brumbies prop Ruan Smith has joined Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

Lee Gaskin 4:27 PM   Brumbies prop Ruan Smith admits he is getting frustrated with a lack of game time and wants to use a stint in Japanese club rugby to reinvigorate his career.

Raiders ready to rope in Cowboys  

Josh Papalii models 'The Hulk' jersey the Raiders will wear against the Cowboys at media on Tuesday.

Jon Tuxworth 5:02 PM   Joey Leilua may be the fresh face in the Canberra Raiders squad but he's already got one over his teammates - a win in Townsville.

Retaining referees still a major issue     

Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale.

Jon Tuxworth 7:04 PM   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. 

Nevill retains spot for third Test over Haddin

Eyes on the prize: Peter Nevill keeps wicket against Derbyshire.

Chris Barrett 5:35 PM   Australia have confirmed that the 29-year-old will keep the job he assumed from Brad Haddin at Lord's, a decision that effectively ends the 66-Test career of the former vice-captain.

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Swans gives Goodes a break

Rested: Adam Goodes is sick and tired of the abuse.

David Sygall 7:39 PM   Sydney AFL star Adam Goodes has been given a couple of days off and could miss Saturday's clash with Adelaide after again being subjected to loud booing from opposition fans.

Talbot lifts Rio hopes  

Stephanie Talbot is the "prototype athlete", says Opals coach Brendan Joyce.

Jon Tuxworth 7:13 PM   Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Canberra Capitals youngster Steph Talbot is "absolutely" in the mix to feature at next year's Olympics, branding her "the prototype athlete".  

Pavlak chases FFA Cup glory with Hume City

SPORT: Local soccer at Deakin Stadium, Canberra Belconnen United v Canberra FC .United player David Arranz competes for the ball against FC player Ivan Pavlak. 23rd June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Lee Gaskin 4:17 PM   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.

Racing Victoria to hold open cobalt hearings

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 3:53 PM   Racing Victoria has allowed hearings for five trainers to be open to the media on Wednesday, when they show cause as to why they shouldn't be stood down over cobalt charges.

League HQ

Toovey puts brave face on sacking

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Manly coach Geoff Toovey during the press conference announcing his sacking as Manly coach for 2016. 29th July 2015
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11:09 AM   Manly coach Geoff Toovey has put a brave face on his sacking, warning NRL rivals his team is still a finals threat this season.

Farah to return for Tigers

Back: Robbie Farah is set to return for Wests Tigers on Friday night.

Tom Decent 1:13 AM   Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah is set to return after overcoming a fractured hand having missed four weeks of football. 

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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)

8:45 AM   Zac Guildford appears set to join the Waratahs for a sensational return to Super Rugby.

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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

9:46 PM   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

Hayden, Ponting bat for axed Haddin

Unfamiliar role: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin in the outfield.

11:11 AM   Matthew Hayden has labelled Brad Haddin's axing from the Australian cricket team as "outrageous", given the wicketkeeper's trying personal circumstances that led to him standing down for the second Ashes Test.

Day one at Edgbaston is key to series

England must hit Australia hard on day one.

Michael Vaughan 9:16 AM   England must put Lord's behind them and deal with Mitchell Johnson's four-over spells - or forfeit the Ashes.

AFL

Blues on the hunt for coach to 'lead, develop'

Steven Trigg.

Jon Pierik 7:12 PM   Carlton have been assessing prospective senior coaches boasting the skill to "lead and develop", with the Blues expecting to appoint their new coach late next month.

AFL, Swans chiefs hold urgent talks

One year too many? Adam Goodes signals to teammates during the Swans' season opener.

Caroline Wilson 7:44 PM   With the playing future of Adam Goodes uncertain, the game's stakeholders were holding urgent talks to address what threatens to become a crisis for the game.

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Soccer

Mexico coach fired after punch claim

Former Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera.

8:36 AM   Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as "El Piojo" punched him.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Bid for the job: Michel Platini.

8:03 AM   GENEVA, July 28 AP - Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

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ACT Sport

World championships preparation going Wells

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells has run her season best time just weeks before the world championships in Beijing.

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells is peaking for the world championships at the right time.

Canberra's Nancarrow the tennis queen of Serbia

Canberra's Alexandra Nancarrow in action.

Canberra tennis player Alexandra Nancarrow has won her third ITF $10,000 tournament in Serbia in a month.

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Horse Racing

Cobalt cases put racing industry's image in the spotlight

Under fire: Trainer Peter Moody.

Patrick Bartley 9:43 PM   Racing's show-cause hearing puts lawyers and five key trainers squarely in the spotlight.

Racing Victoria to hold open cobalt hearings

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 3:53 PM   Racing Victoria has allowed hearings for five trainers to be open to the media on Wednesday, when they show cause as to why they shouldn't be stood down over cobalt charges.

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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.