Townsvile heat puts Raiders at disadvantage

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   The Raiders are at a "significant disadvantage" in trying to adapt to the change of temperature in north Queensland.

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Raiders eye revenge for painful defeat

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker reacts after his side's tough 21-20 loss to the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium in round 15.

Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   The Canberra Raiders want to make amends for the ''hurt'' they felt when they get their rematch with the red-hot Cowboys on Saturday.

Roosters break Canterbury hearts 

Super hero: Michael Jennings was the match-winner for the Roosters against Canterbury.

David Sygall 9:48 PM   Canterbury's season hangs by a thread after they fell at the last hurdle in a thrilling clash with the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.

Tigers stun Storm in boilover of season

Boilover: Tigers pivot Mitchell Moses runs the ball against the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval.

Tom Decent 12:00 AM   A fired-up Wests Tigers team snapped a five game losing streak with an 18-point win over a shell-shocked Melbourne Storm side on Friday.

Dropped catch adds to woes in huge defeat

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett 7:47 AM   A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were thrashed at Edgbaston.

Tigers genuine threat after win over Hawks

Dustin Martin fends off Hawk Ben Stratton.

Michael Gleeson 9:16 AM   The Tigers are in the top four after hunting then beating the Hawks

A dark place: Goodes and the race question

Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the game.

Rick Feneley 10:27 PM   A crescendo of boos for a footy legend becomes a pivotal moment for race relations in this country, writes Rick Feneley.

Canberra in running for Socceroos match

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Lynagh backs Giteau for No.10 role

Matt Giteau.

David Polkinghorne 9:35 PM   Michael Lynagh says Matt Giteau is the Wallabies' best playmaking option.

Siliva looking for Royal finale in Canberra

Siliva Siliva has loved his stint with the Royals.

Liam Warren 4:54 PM   Siliva Siliva is heading into what could potentially be his final game in Canberra in the John I Dent Cup preliminary final.

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 1:15 AM   Revealed: The cost of playing at suburban venues like Kogarah, Leichhardt and Belmore.

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Live NRL: Stupid Saturday

Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos.

Steve Mascord 11:34 PM   Live coverage of Saturday's crucial clashes - Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos


Rugby Heaven

Melbourne Rebel Sean McMahon wins club's players' player award

Sean McMahon.

Roy Ward 11:00 PM   Sean McMahon win's Melbourne Rebels' highest honour at club awards.

SANZAR appeals ban handed to Hooper

Sidelined: Michael Hooper.

Russell Jackson 7:14 PM   SANZAR has taken the unusual step of appealing Michael Hooper's one-week suspension, putting the Wallabies flanker at risk of missing the Bledisloe Cup opener.

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Michael Clarke's woes continue with dropped catch as England complete win

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett 7:47 AM   A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were beaten by X wickets at Edgbaston.

Michael Clarke admits his form has left Australia playing with 10 men

'I am more concerned about my form' ... While the eight-wicket loss to England in the third Test was painful, Clarke is more worried about his batting form so far in the series.

Chris Barrett 7:29 AM   The Australian captain is "not at all" considering his future beyond this series, he maintains, but knows he is not delivering in this series.


Murdoch, the chilled out Cat

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31:  Geelong footballer Jordan Murdoch poses for a photo at Simonds Stadium on July 31, 2015 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

Peter Hanlon 5:35 PM   How brothers from a cray-fishing town are making their way in the AFL.

Melbourne players to wear Aboriginal colours

 Melbourne footballer Neville Jetta has rallied his team in support of Adam Goodes.

Samantha Lane 12:27 PM   EXCLUSIVE Melbourne players will tape the three colours of the Aboriginal flag around their forearms this weekend in support for Adam Goodes.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho questions Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of Community Shield

Matt Law 11:33 AM   Jose Mourinho admits he would question himself if he had a record like Arsene Wenger's against the Chelsea manager.

Canberra in running for Socceroos World Cup match

Canberra-raised Socceroo Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against┬áKyrgyzstan.


ACT Sport

Canberra trainers premiership goes down to the wire

Trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne 7:48 PM   It took until Canberra's very last race of the season to decide the trainers' premiership on Friday.

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.


Horse Racing

HRNSW continues fight to uphold presentation rule

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 1:36 PM   Harness Racing NSW will be back in the court of appeal this week fighting to uphold the absolute rule that a horse must be disqualified if presented to race and found to have a prohibited substance in its system.

Trainers association believe tracks and stables security needs review

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 1:29 PM   NSW Trainers Association chief executive Steve McMahon is concerned about the precedent the fine of $15,000 to John McNair for poor stable security in the wake of an ice positive taken from one of his horses has set.


Is this the biggest hit of the year?

Kane Evans was put on report for flattening Sam Kasiano.

Roosters edge out Bulldogs in a thriller

The Roosters beat the Bulldogs in a remarkable game of football.

West Tigers upset Storm

James Tedesco turned in a man of the match performance.

Richmond upset Hawks at the MCG

Brett Deledio starred with four goals as Richmond impressed.

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympic bid

Beijing has been named to host the 2022 winter Olympics.

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.