'It annoys me when people say he's so cocky'

Nick Kyrgios' mother believes her son would be "upset a lot" by stinging criticism of his on-court antics, but asked for patience as he learns the fine line between passion and respect as he grows up in the public eye.

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Queanbeyan bids to bring Raiders to Seiffert

More than 7000 fans turned out at Seiffert Oval for the Canberra Raiders' trial game against Newcastle in February.

Lee Gaskin 5:21 PM   Queanbeyan City Council wants to bring the Canberra Raiders back to their spiritual home, with mayor Tim Overall predicting they would get a "massive" crowd at Seiffert Oval for a Monday night game.

Speight can still shine at World Cup: Larkham

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 20: Henry Speight of the Brumbies receives a red card during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Brumbies at DHL Newlands Stadium on June 20, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Wallabies backs coach Stephen Larkham says Henry Speight's suspension will "give other guys an opportunity", but he's confident the ACT Brumbies winger can still have an impact at this year's World Cup.

Papalii finds himself as the reluctant enforcer

Josh Papalii

Phil Lutton 5:30 PM   Josh Papalii knows Mal Meninga wants him to dish out the pain.

Why Daley won't give up on Farah

Hooker Robbie Farah arrived in Coffs Harbour after hand surgury to begin training in the NSW Blues Origin squad training camp
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Robbie Farah was banned from flying after surgery and the risk of infection will prevent him from training until the weekend but NSW coach Laurie Daley refuses to give up on him playing in next Wednesday's Origin decider.

Pearce 'doesn't owe me anything': Daley

Mitchell Pearce

Adrian Proszenko 9:00 PM   Mitchell Pearce feels a responsibility to repay Laurie Daley for bringing him back into the Origin fold, but the NSW coach is adamant: "he doesn't owe me anything."

Former cricketer to fill shoes of Buddy, Tippett

Toby Nankervis

Andrew Wu 6:40 PM   Sydney's next debutant is a former cricket junior who claimed the wicket of Ashton Agar.

Duckworth and Groth prepare for Wimbledon 

James Duckworth

Michael Chammas 6:51 PM   They will wake up in the same house in Wimbledon, but when the two Australians step out on court their friendship will be put aside for a shot at Roger Federer.

Johnson: I'll bounce England tail again in Test

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Australia's Mitchell Johnson
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Chris Barrett 6:01 PM   They were among the defining images of Australia's Ashes whitewash two summers ago: Mitchell Johnson steaming in and England tail-enders ducking for cover.

A tennis player with basketballer's attitude

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

Michael Chammas   He admires Roger Federer but Nick Kyrgios idolises LeBron James.

Stosur overcomes Wimbledon demons

Safely through: Samantha Stosur of Australia wins her first round match.

Joe Barton   Having buried her Wimbledon first-round demons, a mentally refreshed Sam Stosur says she's ready to go deep at her least profitable grand slam.

League HQ

Michael Ennis still in the dark about State of Origin prospects after judiciary disappointment

Michael Ennis

Adam Pengilly 7:58 PM   Michael Ennis said he has "no idea" about his prospects of a State of Origin recall after failing to earn a downgrade on a careless high tackle charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Ennis lends Hodkinson a helping hand during dark times

Struggled: Hodkinson was grateful for the help.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Michael Ennis may no longer be the Bulldogs skipper but he continues to lend a helping hand at his former club.

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Rugby Heaven

Folau focuses on legacy with three-year, seven-figure deal

SMH/SPORT.  Portrait of Israel Folau after a presser announcing his resigning for the next 3 years on a conditional contract.  Pic taken at the Wallabies headquarters in St Lenords Sydney.  pic by Nic Walker.  Date 1st July 2015.

Georgina Robinson 6:52 PM   Israel Folau says he considers himself a rugby player now after inking a lucrative new deal that snuffs out hopes of a return to rugby league and could see him earn almost $2 million per season over three years.

In it for the long run: Folau inks new deal

Long-term commitment: Israel Folau has chosen to stick with the 15-man game.

Georgina Robinson 11:01 AM   It must kill the NRL to see it. The athlete they developed and turned into a household name is happy in rugby. 

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Cricket

Harris an unlikely starter for first Ashes Test due to knee soreness

Ryan Harris

Chris Barrett 8:37 PM   Ryan Harris's chances of featuring in the first two Tests of the Ashes series have nosedived after he was scratched from the Australians' final pre-series hit-out against Essex with knee soreness.

Johnson: I'll bounce England tail again in Test series

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Australia's Mitchell Johnson
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Chris Barrett 6:01 PM   They were among the defining images of Australia's Ashes whitewash two summers ago: Mitchell Johnson steaming in and England tail-enders ducking for cover.

AFL

Johnson handed promotion after VFL blinder

On the up: Blaine Johnson takes a grab.

Daniel Cherny 9:10 PM   Carlton will upgrade rookie Blaine Johnson ahead of this weekend's game against the Western Bulldogs on the back of a six-goal haul in the VFL.

The Cats bloody problem that won't go away

A battered Joel Selwood

Peter Hanlon 5:38 PM   Geelong's captain needs to take measures to keep him on the ground.

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Soccer

Rayo Vallecano unveil rainbow jersey against intolerance

Wear it with pride: Rayo Vallecano's new away jersey.

Matt Bungard 11:06 PM   Spanish team Rayo Vallecano have introduced their jerseys for the coming season, with their away shirt sporting a rainbow stripe representing seven different social causes.

Sat Navs at the ready as City, Victory go local in Cup quest

On the road: Leigh Broxham of Melbourne Victory.

Michael Lynch 10:26 PM   A League champions Melbourne Victory and their fellow Victorian club Melbourne City will need to consult their satnavs to find the location of their FFA Cup round of 32 opponents, so rarely do they appear on the national stage.

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Gungahlin gets Sydney Olympic in FFA Cup

Gungahlin United players celebrate their FFA Cup qualifying final win.

Lee Gaskin 7:09 PM   Gungahlin United will be aiming to make the most of its home-ground advantage when it hosts Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

Eastlake's Hodgson wins NEAFL Rising Star nomination

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2:06 PM   AFL draft prospect Brydan Hodgson has been awarded the round 12 NEAFL Rising Star nomination in just his second NEAFL game.

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Horse Racing

Press Statement's stud duties secured as Vinery buys controlling interest

Statement of intent: Tye Angland and Press Statement (left) take out the JJ Atkins.

Adam Pengilly 12:21 AM   The last group 1-winning two-year-old colt this season has been snapped up by a major Hunter Valley stud.

Trackrider dies after fall at Caulfield racecourse

Friederike Ruhle, from Germany.

Patrick Bartley and Nino Bucci 7:24 PM   For the second time this year, the tight-knit racing community at Caulfield was in mourning after trackrider Friederike Ruhle was killed in a freak accident.

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Ashes spot not guaranteed for Harris

Darren Lehmann has a number of selection headaches on his hands.

Gold Coast Sun's in crisis talks

The AFL is facing a new drug crisis thanks to Karmichael Hunt.

Jennings fast and furious in win

Michael Jennings stars in the Roosters' 20-10 win over Titans.

Panthers winger scores four tries

David Simmons' quadruple helps Penrith defeat Wests 35-12.

Carlton spoil Gold Coast's 100th match

Carlton spoil Gold Coast'€™s 100th match with a 34-point win.

Japan ends Matildas' brave World Cup run

Australia's World Cup has ended in the dying stages against Japan.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Bushies

The Woden Valley Rams take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers.

Belconnen United v Canberra Olympic

Belconnen United FC strike late in 2-1 win over Canberra Olympic.

Hurricanes blow away the ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies' Super Rugby season is over after a 29-9 loss.

Warriors entertain in win over Raiders

The Warriors scored some eye-catching tries in their 30-8 win.