The tears from Josh Dugan nobody saw

Andrew Webster 10:00 PM   The NSW Origin fullback nearly blew it all with a stupid Instagram pic

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Kyrgios draws Istomin in French Open draw

Clay court giant killer: Nick Kyrgios

8:57 PM   The draw for the French Open has produced some unkind scenarios for the Australians.

Croker backs concussion decision

Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists Canterbury had no option but to sideline James Graham after his serious concussion.

Girdler surprised by Wighton's omission

Overlooked: Raiders fullback Jack Wighton was in the mix for the NSW team for the first game of State of Origin.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Former NSW centre Ryan Girdler believes Raiders fullback Jack Wighton should have been picked on the wing ahead of Will Hopoate for the opening game of the State of Origin series.

'Moneyball' Raiders using Origin snub 

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart.

Jon Tuxworth 9:00 PM   "Unless I get Origin players or international players in here, it ain't going to change."

David Pocock meets 'incredible human'

ACT Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock meets South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   When David Pocock meets one of his heroes in South Africa made him weak at the knees.

Olive draws bookend barriers for Stakes

Canberra trainer Nick Olive believes Single Gaze is capable of group 1 glory in Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth 5:55 PM   One's a proven performer on the big stage, the other a green rookie "getting by on raw ability."

Mixed Martial Arts

UFC cage fighter comes to Canberra

UFC fighter Daniel Hooker recently became the first person to knock out Japan's Hatsu Hioki.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Rising UFC star Daniel "The Hangman" Hooker wants to "earn his spot" on the big stage in Las Vegas and will do whatever it takes to reach his goal of becoming the world champion.

League HQ

Plenty of odd couples in Blues camp

Turn up the volume: Blues prop Andrew Fifita.

Michael Carayannis 8:31 PM   Wrestling, footy and Facebook are the topics of conversation for the NSW front-rowers.

Sharp says Eels won't be 'bullied'

Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp.

Chris Barrett 8:24 PM   Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp says the Eels will contest some of the salary cap breaches that led to their $525,000 fine and has hit out at the NRL.

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Rugby Heaven

Chiefs cement place with win over Bulls

Damian McKenzie gets away from Francois Hougaard.

11:44 PM   Augustine Pulu scampered in for two tries in two minutes to steer the Chiefs to a 34-20 win over South Africa's Bulls on Friday.

Carter against Foley in World Cup preview

Still got it: Dan Carter.

Georgina Robinson 11:20 PM   Saturday's grand final rematch pits the Kiwi old master against the Australian upstart. All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens believes Dan Carter and Bernard Foley will be wearing their countries' No.10 jerseys in four months' time.

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Cricket

How a cricketer was bowled by a bullet

Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox 10:42 PM   A new book about the tragic death of a talented cricketer is just one example of the pressures facing athletes that we never hear about.

Live scores: England v New Zealand First Test

Alastair Cook

7:47 PM   England take on travelling New Zealand in the first match of a two-match Test series.

AFL

Why Essendon 34 ended up on journey to CAS

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 6:29 PM   As a purely national code, why did the AFL come under the umbrella of WADA and its rules?

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Emerging team behind an emerging team

Leon Cameron flanked by (from left) Dean Brogan, Luke Power, Chad Cornes, Mark McVeigh and Brett Hand.

Caroline Wilson 8:13 PM   AFL No one was more dismayed than Leon Cameron when, roughly this time last season, his fledgling team was on the wrong end of a series of thrashings and the spotlight shone not upon him or his players but upon the young coaches working around him.

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Soccer

Top Victory award for Ben Khalfallah

Raised in France, Ben Khalfallah knew little about Australian soccer before he was recruited to Melbourne Victory.

Larissa Nicholson 11:00 PM   Fahid Ben Khalfallah made an extraordinary impact in his first A-League season.

Hersi granted release from Perth Glory

Short-lived stint: Youssouf Hersi is leaving Perth Glory.

Dominic Bossi 6:52 PM   The player exodus from Perth Glory continues after star winger Yossouf Hersi was granted a request to be released early from his deal in order to explore other options. 

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ACT Sport

Sio back from injury to push his World Cup claims

Brumbies prop Scott Sio will shave his 'rehab beard' when he makes his comeback from injury on Saturday.

Chris Dutton 5:31 PM   The World Cup and Super Rugby finals are the ultimate goal, but ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio says he has to clear the injury hurdle first to prove he deserves his spot in the team.

Import happy in Canberra, home of Brave

Canberra Brave import Stephen Blunden.

Matthew Elder 4:50 PM   Canadian import Stephen Blunden reckons Canberra doesn't get the recognition it deserves - neither does Australia's ice hockey league.

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Horse Racing

Roos the only obstacle for McIlrick

Got the Goss

Adam Pengilly 11:54 PM   Dodging the pre-dawn kangaroos on the Barton Highway between Yass and Canberra can be trainer Trevor McIlrick's biggest challenge each morning, but when a horse like Got The Goss is waiting at the other end it is more than worthwhile.

Destiny's Kiss to get Cassidy's help

Tough: Cassidy says Destiny’s Kiss will handle the trip.

Chris Roots 11:52 PM   A quick glance at the form of Destiny's Kiss would give rise to thinking his chances of success in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick are better than average.

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AFL teams: round eight

All the ins and outs for round eight of the 2015 premiership season.

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.