Kyrgios denies calling umpire dirty scum

Michael Chammas 1:37 AM   Nick Kyrgios could find himself in hot water after a fiery exchange with the chair umpire in his first-round victory against Diego Schwartzman, but the 20-year-old insists he didn't call him "dirty scum".

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Sattler's message for 'hitman' Papalii

Recall: Josh Papalii in action against for Queensland in his debut State of Origin series in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth 6:57 PM   Scott Sattler believes Josh Papalii can provide the aggression the Maroons need after his Origin recall.

Edrick a surprise choice as Maroons' 18th

Raiders winger Edrick Lee is on stand-by for Origin III as Queensland's 18th man.

Jon Tuxworth 7:19 PM   Wendell Sailor has warned Queensland 18th man Edrick Lee to prepare like he will make his State of Origin debut.

Farah hopes to play despite broken hand

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28:  Robbie Farah of the Wests Tigers looks dejected during the round 16 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval on June 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 11:13 PM   Robbie Farah has answered an impassioned plea from NSW coach Laurie Daley to test out his broken hand with the Blues vice-captain holding out hope of playing in Origin III.

loophole could enable Ennis to play for Blues

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21:  Michael Ennis of the Sharks in action during the round 15 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla Sharks at Hunter Stadium on June 21, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 7:17 PM   On Monday afternoon, Laurie Daley was staring down the barrel of a hooking crisis. Then came the news that gives him an out.

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Cherry-Evans axed by Queensland

Cooper Cronk ran the show for Queensland in game one but will miss out in Melbourne due to a knee injury.

Beth Newman 5:56 PM   Maroons coach Mal Meninga says it was versatility that got Michael Morgan over the line ahead of Daly Cherry-Evans.

Bulldogs bark long and loud at Belmore

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29:  Steam rises off David Klemmer of the Bulldogs as he watches on from the bench during the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground on June 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly 9:40 PM   The Bulldogs' back to Belmore party went off without a hitch as the home side hammered the Storm in front of a sell out crowd.

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It's getting harder to love Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios

Andrew Webster 4:37 PM   The show surrounding Australia's main hope at Wimbledon is wearing thin.

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Suns players urged not to protect mates

Trouble in paradise: Coach Rodney Eade with Gold Coast players.

Jon Pierik 8:58 PM   AFL and Gold Coast Suns investigators are set to urge under-siege players to break their bond of mateship when interrogated over drug allegations.

Franklin, Tippett suspensions hit Swans

Lance Franklin

Andrew Wu 6:55 PM   Sydney faces a major overhaul of its forward line as it seeks to atone for last week's failure after Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett were suspended by the AFL's match review panel on Monday.

Lehmann offers clues to  first Test team

Nose in front: Shane Watson appears to be ahead of Mitchell Marsh in the selection pecking order.

Chris Barrett 4:49 PM   The head coach says he has a rough idea of what the XI will be in Cardiff on Wednesday week and there were a few hints as Australia set off for Essex.

League HQ

Melbourne Storm get fixture for final six games of NRL season

Cameron Smith of the Storm

Roy Ward 3:25 PM   The NRL revealed its fixture for the rest of the season, with Melbourne Storm picking up two more Monday night matches.

State of Origin: Blues name Robbie Farah as the hooker battles injury

Integral player: Robbie Farah will be given every chance to prove his fitness.

Michael Carayannis 12:48 PM   Robbie Farah has been named at hooker for NSW despite the Blues vice-captain facing an uphill battle to play with a broken hand.

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Rugby Heaven

Hurricanes to give Savea every chance to play

Getting closer: Ardie Savea was unlucky not to win a spot in New Zealand's World Cup squad announced at the weekend.

Toby Robson 5:18 PM   Ardie Savea has had scans on his injured knee, but regardless of results the Hurricanes plan to give their openside flanker until the last possible minute to be fit for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Highlanders.

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All-Kiwi final means nothing: Wallabies

"NSW is heading in the right direction and I'd like to see [the Wallabies] in a better place too": Wycliff Palu.

Georgina Robinson   Senior Test players say there is cause for optimism on the eve of the Wallabies' Rugby Championship campaign. 

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Cricket

Cricket's pink-ball Adelaide Test gets the green light

A pink ball used for day-night cricket.

Jon Pierik 2:24 PM   Australia and New Zealand will contest the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide in November, despite the "uncertainty and apprehension" of the Black Caps players.

Watson fires back at England speedster's jibe

Sore point: Shane Watson leaves the field .

10:01 AM   Australia's Shane Watson shrugged off bouncer taunts from England fast bowler Mark Wood and retaliated by issuing his own Ashes warning to the Durham quick on Monday.

AFL

'Unsociable' Hawks good guys overall

Bad guys? Hawthorn and North Melbourne players wrestle with each other after a high hit by Luke Hodge on Andrew Swallow in round five.

Jesse Hogan 8:37 PM   They've built a reputation around their brand of "unsociable football", the club that plays closest to the edge, in terms of aggression.

Inside St Kilda's coaching box

Inside the coaches' box.

Rohan Connolly 9:20 PM   An AFL coaching box is a veritable pressure cooker, the advice, the messages, the flow of statistical information all coming at a million miles an hour.

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Soccer

Vargas double as Chile sink Peru

Chile's Eduardo Vargas celebrates his long-range goal.

1:11 PM   Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 on Monday to reach the Copa America final for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Germany, US upset at sharing hotel

German coach Silvia Neid is unimpressed with the hotel arrangements at the women's World Cup.

12:25 PM   Germany coach Silvia Neid has slammed FIFA's decision to make rival teams share the same hotel on the eve of a match as her side prepare for Tuesday's semi-final against the US at the Women's World Cup.

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ACT Sport

Nancarrow doubles up in Serbia

Canberra's Alexandra Nancarrow has won the singles and doubles titles at a tournament in Serbia.

5:38 PM   While the gaze of the tennis world is firmly fixed on Wimbledon and Canberra's great hop Nick Kyrgios, little-known Alexandra Nancarrow has made a clean sweep of a clay tournament in Serbia.

Belco exorcise their mental devils

From left, Belconnen United FC player Matt Grbesa and  Canberra Olympic FC player, Josh Calabria.

David Polkinghorne    Belconnen United returns to top of Canberra National Premier League ladder after 2-1 win over Olympic.

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Horse Racing

Sea Lord on track for Monash Stakes start

Lord Of The Sky will be defending his title in the Sir John Monash Stakes.

8:29 PM   Lord Of The Sky is the headline act in the Sir John Monash Stakes but trainer Stephen Brown is hoping another "Lord" will be to the fore in the group 3 race.

No charges in Baron Archer affair but case remains open

Horse racing

Patrick Bartley 6:09 PM   The long running investigation by Racing Victoria (RV) stewards into the running of the Jason Warren-trained Baron Archer at Echuca earlier this year has ended with no charges being laid.

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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.