Goodes idolised by ACT's indigenous youth

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   Tuggeranong stalwart¬†Gerrit Wanganeen hopes the turmoil surrounding Adam Goodes doesn't stop young indigenous footballers from standing up to racism in the future.

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Australia on brink of crushing defeat

Opener David Warner stroked the equal fastest fifty for an Australian in Ashes history, from 35 balls, before departing for 77, caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of James Anderson.

Chris Barrett 6:59 AM   There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days.

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Goodes' pain could be Australia's gain

Nicky Winmar at the launch of the AFL Indigenous Round in 2013. In the background is the famous picture of him taking a stand against racism.

David Sygall 10:41 PM   Long after the justifications for the taunts he has endured have been forgotten, Adam Goodes will be recognised as an athlete who knocked the nation out of its comfort zone of ignorance.

Swans to honour Goodes against Crows

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Sydney Swans coach John Longmire during the press conference regarding Adam Goodes playing future. 30th July 2015
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Andrew Wu 10:50 PM   Sydney are formulating a low key but powerful show of game day solidarity for Adam Goodes as doubts continued to swirl over the dual Brownlow Medallist's playing future.

Raiders become road warriors

Raiders forwards Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate last Sunday's 34-24 win in Penrith. The Raiders have the third-best away record in the NRL this season.

Lee Gaskin 5:19 PM   The Canberra Raiders are using the third-best away record in the NRL on their way to a late push to the finals.

Carter still in World Cup frame

Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is aiming to make a late bid for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Lee Gaskin 8:02 PM   The World Cup dream for Wallabies and Brumbies lock Sam Carter is well and truly alive.

Hooper free to play All Blacks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11:  Michael Hooper poses for a picture with a Wallabies jersey after signing a new contract with Australian Rugby union during Waratahs training in Moore Park on June 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Phil Lutton 12:54 AM   The bad news: Michael Hooper misses a game for Manly. The good news: He can play the All Blacks.

Kickboxing nurse hands out punishment

Canberra fighters Sandra Brew and Lee Fook will represent Australia at the International Federation of Muay Thai  Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Lee Gaskin 10:31 PM   Canberra duo Lee Fook and Sandra Brew to represent Australia at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Dale's country premiership chances on ice

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne 9:03 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale could finish second in the NSW country trainers' premiership behind a banned trainer.

Cashed up capital racing includes $2m facelift

Celebrations as Rom Baro wins the fifth race of the day.

David Polkinghorne 7:42 PM   Canberra Racing will inject more than $250,000 of "Capital Cash" to boost races at Thoroughbred Park.

League HQ

Pearce and Hodkinson square off in blockbuster

Teammates: Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson on Origin duty for  NSW this year.

Adrian Proszenko 11:36 PM   Laurie Daley knows the importance of a good halfback. Which is why he had two of them in his NSW team.

FOG's 'coconut' remark under scrutiny

'Coconut style': Billy Moore's choice of words is being questioned.

Neil Ratley and Shane de Barra 10:50 PM   Billy Moore said the New Zealand Warriors were playing 'coconut style' rugby league - was the remark racist?

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Rugby Heaven

All Blacks and New Zealand Maori eye Chicago double-header next year

Sonny Bill Williams in action in Chicago last year.

8:35 AM   New Zealand Rugby are eyeing a return to Chicago for the All Blacks next year.

Thanks, but not thanks Quade: club rejects Cooper offer

Quade Cooper has not played for Souths since 2012.

8:10 AM   Quade Cooper's hopes of a rare club rugby appearance ahead of the Bledisloe Cup test have been squashed.

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Cricket

Australia on brink of crushing defeat but James Anderson injury adds twist

Opener David Warner stroked the equal fastest fifty for an Australian in Ashes history, from 35 balls, before departing for 77, caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of James Anderson.

Chris Barrett 6:59 AM   There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days but England's joy will be tempered by a side strain suffered by their bowling frontman.

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The Ashes: oh, for last week's good old days

Steve Smith's attempt to pull a short delivery from England's Steve Finn triggered his downfall as he top-edged it and was caught for 8 in Australia's second innings on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Greg Baum 5:58 AM   Suddenly, Lord's seems so long ago, Cardiff almost another era. Hell, Wednesday seems a distant memory, categorised merely as bad. So much has happened since, almost all of it diabolical for Australia, and still it is only Thursday evening. It's been a long week in Birmingham, these last two days.

AFL

Goodes' anguish may lead to a better nation

Nicky Winmar at the launch of the AFL Indigenous Round in 2013. In the background is the famous picture of him taking a stand against racism.

David Sygall 10:41 PM   AFL Long after the justifications for the taunts have been forgotten, Adam Goodes will be recognised as an athlete who knocked the nation out of its comfort zone.

Clarkson demands more discipline

Feeling fine: Sam Mitchell and Josh Gibson at training on Thursday.

Ronny Lerner 5:54 PM   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is concerned by the prospect of having key players unavailable in the finals due to suspension and has urged his charges to be more disciplined.

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Soccer

Mariners relishing being A-League's paupers: Walmsley

Positive outlook: Tony Walmsley.

Sebastian Hassett   Most managers who've just seen their club pocket $1.5 million out of nowhere would be begging their chairman to loosen the purse strings - but Central Coast Mariners' boss Tony Walmsley won't be asking for a cent.

Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Disgruntled laundry operator Dennis Beecraft who is angry with the Brisbane Roar over owed money on July 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Beth Newman   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.

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ACT Sport

Rams out to keep their season alive

Justin Giteau's West Belconnen Warriors are on the brink of finals football.

Liam Warren 4:27 PM   Woden Valley will be playing for their season on Saturday when they host fourth-placed West Belconnen at Phillip Oval.

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Horse Racing

ATC to celebrate premiership winners

Winners: Hugh Bowman and Chris Waller will be lauded for their superb seasons at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots 12:58 AM   The Australian Turf Club will honour premiership winners and Jockeys Celebration Day as part of the opening meeting of the season at Rosehill on Saturday.

Ruscello to return at Moonee Valley

Galloping well at home: Ruscello.

10:04 PM   It has been a long road back to the races for the 2013 Lexus Stakes winner Ruscello.

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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.

Le Tour wraps up on a 'wild and wacky' day

Highlights from the final stage of the Tour de France.

Papalii reported after knocking out Plum

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is put on report.

NRL: Canberra v Penrith Panthers

The Raiders secured a vital 34-24 win against the Panthers.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Wests

Royals and Wests clash at Viking Park in the minor semi-final.

Canberra AFL: Gungahlin v Eastlake

Gungahlin and Eastlake clash at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.