Raiders re-sign Austin until end of 2018

Jon Tuxworth 6:36 PM   Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has extended his contract until the end of 2018.

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Live: Raiders v Panthers

Doing battle: Raiders captain Jarrod Croker and soon-to-be-retired Panther David Simmons.

David Sygall 7:10 PM   Follow the action as the Raiders and Panthers battle for pride in NRL Monday night football.

Stuart implores Raiders to trash rubbish  

SPORT: Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on from the sideline. 12th April 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Raiders won't tolerate more late-season mediocrity in Monday night's final home game of the season against the Penrith Panthers.

Farah winning PR war after starring role 

Lap of honour: Robbie Farah gestures to the crowd after the Tigers beat the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Chris Barrett   The only thing that matched the standout performance of Robbie Farah at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday was the awkwardness of the media conference that followed.

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St Eddies complete perfect first XV season

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin 1:54 PM   St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

Queanbeyan Blues qualify for grand final

Queanbeyan Blues Tom Ruediger passes the ball.

"You can't give me that much space, I guess." It was a tongue-in-cheek remark from Tom Ruediger, but West Belconnen found out the hard way it is true after the Queanbeyan Blues right centre tore them apart.

Racing

Cups King meets the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cummings' horse, Beau Zam, on May 8, 1988.

Lee Gaskin 2:33 PM   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen at Thoroughbred Park.

English qualifies for world champs    

Sport: Men's Oceania Boxing Championships at the AIS in Canberra. Gold medal winner Joshua English. 30th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth 10:54 PM   Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away. 

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos 

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

Adam Goodes booed again   

 Adam Goodes of the Swans

Anna Whitelaw 8:37 AM   St Kilda supporters have been accused of booing Adam Goodes during the Sydney Swans 97-point win over the Saints.

League HQ

Why Farah is on the outer and his most likely options

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Brad Walter 5:41 PM   Hooker's brooding negativity after defeats has put him offside with coach Jason Taylor, who views him as a bad example to the team's young stars.

No regrets for ex-Tiger Blair as Broncos prepare for finals

Bucking Bronco: Adam Blair is tackled during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium.

Phil Lutton 4:59 PM   Adam Blair hasn't looked back after moving to Brisbane.

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Rugby Heaven

Wallabies call up extras for US preparation

Added depth: Taqele Naiyaravoro.

Rupert Guinness 6:44 PM   A call-up of winger Taqele Naiyaravoro, second-rower Sam Carter and hooker James Hanson to join the Wallabies in the United States on Monday suggests that the three may get some game time in the one-off Test against the US Eagles in Chicago on Saturday.

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.

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Cricket

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.

Southern Stars relishing tighter links with their men's counterparts

Australian Twenty20 captains Meg Lanning and Aaron Finch, who is injured.

Jesse Hogan 3:08 PM   As Australia's elite men's and women's teams prepare to play on the same day in a double-header, in Cardiff against England, Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell says the links between them are growing closer, which is reflected by new men's captain Steve Smith lauding them for winning the women's Ashes.

AFL

AFL awards contract to company it half owns

Catapult sports is on the verge of losing its AFL contract

John Stensholt and Jon Pierik 7:30 PM   The AFL is set to award a player GPS tracking and data services contract to Champion Data despite all 18 clubs currently holding contracts with a rival company.

How things stand entering round 23

Swan Isaac Heeney soars for a mark as Sydney do their best to secure a double chance

Daniel Cherny   The top eight landscape entering the final round of the year.

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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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ACT Sport

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.

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.

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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 6:03 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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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.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.