Austin injured as Raiders finally bag a home win

A serious shoulder injury spoils Blake Austin's re-signing party in Raiders' win over Panthers.

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Hayne makes 49ers' 75-man roster

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas 6:55 AM   Jarryd Hayne has survived the first official cut at the San Francisco 49ers, as he was named in the team's 75-man roster named on Tuesday morning.

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England overcome Smith's 90 to seal T20 win

Swashbuckling ... Steve Smith hit 90 off 52 in a brilliant innings.

Jesse Hogan 6:58 AM   Steve Smith came within 10 runs of replicating his remarkable record of scoring a century in his first match as captain, as Australia squandered a great opportunity to successfully chase a hefty total.

England easily beat Stars in Ashes finale

The Southern Stars  celebrate with the Ashes trophy after the third T20 ended in Cardiff on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:13 PM   For the second time this month the winner of an Ashes series has come a cropper at the end.

NRL finals: where your team will finish

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22:  Mitchell Aubusson of the Roosters is tackled during the round 24 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tom Decent 2:15 PM   With round 26 approaching, we take a look at the top-eight permutations for your team.

Michael Maguire should coach Newcastle

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 3:51 PM   It's time for the Souths coach to start somewhere new - and the Knights are crying out for a disciplinarian to rid them of their 'soft touch' tag.

Kyrgios to let his racquet do the talking

Nick Kyrgios will meet Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open.

2:50 PM   Nick Kyrgios plans to let his racquet do the talking as he bids to spring the first big shock of the US Open on Tuesday.

Wallabies call up Carter for US preparation

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Brumbies player Sam Carter at Kingston foreshore after suffering a knee injury during the game against the Vodacom Blue Bulls
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Date: 10 June 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Rupert Guinness 6:44 PM   Brumbies lock Sam Carter among three players called up to boost Wallabies' preparations for Test against the United States.

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Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin 5:17 PM   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

Injured Ryan misses World Cup qualifiers

Mat Ryan.

Michael Lynch 6:35 PM   Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan will be missing when the Socceroos take on Bangladesh and Tajikistan in World Cup qualifiers this week after hurting his knee.

Kavanagh guilty of all bar one cobalt charge

Verdict: Trainer Sam Kavanagh was found guilty of all but one charge.

Adam Pengilly 5:10 PM   Embattled trainer Sam Kavanagh has been found guilty on all bar one of the 24 charges levelled against him in the long-running cobalt saga.

League HQ

Austin, Aidan Sezer to forge long-term Raiders halves partnership

Sport.
March 15 2015.

NRL round 2 the Canberra Raiders vs the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium, Bruce. Five-eighth Blake Austin of the Canberra Raiders.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Jon Tuxworth 10:43 PM   Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has extended his contract until the end of 2018. 

Panthers chief frontrunner to take over at Tigers

Frontrunner: Panthers chief Justin Pascoe.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Penrith Panthers boss has emerged as the front-runner to take over as chief executive of the Wests Tigers.

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Rugby Heaven

Milner-Skudder selection risky, warns Kafer

Timing: Nehe Milner-Skudder might be be player of the tournament, but equally he might struggle, says Rod Kafer.

Rupert Guinness 6:38 PM   The All Blacks risk doing to winger Nehe Milner-Skudder what the Wallabies did to five-eighth Quade Cooper in 2011 by picking him for the World Cup: put him under too much pressure and be scarred for it.

The Gods of Rugby Heaven: The blindside flankers

Tough competitor: Jerry Collins.

Rupert Guinness 5:20 PM   Need some help deciding who should wear the No.6 in your team? Here's a rundown of the candidates.

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Cricket

England overcome Steve Smith's 90 to seal Twenty20 win over Australia

Swashbuckling ... Steve Smith hit 90 off 52 in a brilliant innings.

Jesse Hogan 6:58 AM   Steve Smith came within 10 runs of replicating his remarkable record of scoring a century in his first match as captain as Australia squandered a great opportunity to successfully chase a hefty total in the one-off Twenty20 international against England in Cardiff on Monday.

Live T20 scores: Australia v England

Steve Smith says he has no interest in being Australia's T20 captain.

2:57 AM   Australia will look for a consolation victory in the limited overs games after losing the Ashes to England.

AFL

Blues join the race for Treloar

Adam Treloar.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik 4:38 PM   Carlton has emerged as a late suitor for the hottest young property on the trade market.

Crows put the fun back into football: Jenkins

Josh Jenkins, who was picked up as a rookie draft selection from Essendon, is enjoying a career-best season,

Ashley Porter 7:42 PM   According to Josh Jenkins, the Adelaide Crows have never enjoyed their football more.

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Soccer

Injured Mat Ryan misses World Cup qualifiers

Mat Ryan.

Michael Lynch 6:35 PM   Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan will be missing when the Socceroos take on Bangladesh and Tajikistan in World Cup qualifiers this week after hurting his knee.

Plenty still to play for: Spiranovic

Socceroos.Terrigal.May 20th, 2014.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SMH Sport.Socceroos player, Matthew Spiranovic.

Michael Lynch 6:12 PM   Australia may have won the Asian Cup earlier this year, but there is no room for sentiment or resting on those laurels on the road to Russia, key defender Matthew Spiranovic insists.

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Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

5:19 PM   Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

Two Canberra players recognised for outstanding NEAFL seasons

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin 4:46 PM   Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter have been named in the NEAFL team of the year.

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Horse Racing

'A winning life well lived': Bart Cummings' son and grandsons vow to continue legacy

Horse trainer, Anthony Cummings and Bart's grandson,  James Cummings speaking about the
death of  Bart Cummings. Pictured at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Adam Pengilly 11:59 PM   Flowers with a scribbled note on a betting ticket at the gates of Princes Farm. Perhaps the perfect tribute for the man boasting a racing intellect without peer and a fondness for the simple things in life.

Kavanagh guilty of all bar one cobalt charge

Verdict: Trainer Sam Kavanagh was found guilty of all but one charge.

Adam Pengilly 5:10 PM   Embattled trainer Sam Kavanagh has been found guilty on all bar one of the 24 charges levelled against him in the long-running cobalt saga after Racing NSW stewards delivered their findings on Monday.

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NRL: Raiders v Panthers

The Canberra Raiders take on the Penrith Panthers at home in the second-to-last round of the NRL.

Raiders get points against Panthers

Canberra Raiders post 34-18 win over Penrith Panthers to round out an otherwise disappointing home season.

Sydney look forward to finals

After a big win over St Kilda on the weekend, the Swans are quietly confident as the finals loom.

Swans stun Man United

Swansea inflict Manchester United first loss of season while Southampton record first win of season.

Sharapova to miss US Open

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open due to injury.

Rugby union: under 18s grand final

St. Edmunds College and Daramalan College clash in the grand final of the ACT Junior Rugby Union competition.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.