The tears from Josh Dugan nobody saw

Andrew Webster 1:35 AM   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.

Soccer

Tokich bouncing with Joeys to World Cup

Canberra soccer player Marc Tokich is aiming for a spot in Australia's under-17 World Cup squad.

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   Canberra midfielder Marc Tokich is using experience gained from playing in the Capital Football National Premier League to stake his claim in the Joeys squad for this year's under-17 FIFA World Cup.

Olive draws bookend barriers for Stakes

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

Jon Tuxworth   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

Woods says Scott is top of the props

Blues brothers: Aaron Woods (right) and Blues coach Laurie Daley in camp at Coffs Harbour this week.

Adrian Proszenko 5:41 PM   Aaron Woods has been described by some as the game's top prop on form, but the NSW forward has no illusions about where the mantle belongs.

Get serious on lifting tackles: Thurston

Concerned: Marrons five-eighth Johnathan Thurston passes the ball during training at Sanctuary Cove in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton 2:03 AM   Nearly 12 months after former Maroons teammate Brent Tate was dumped on his head in the most frightening moment of his career, Johnathan Thurston believes send-offs shape as the only genuine deterrent to the continued issue of dangerous lifting tackles.

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Rugby Heaven

Melbourne Rebels looking for wins, growth from South African tour

Scott Higginbotham: "It's definitely a learning curve but the good thing now is that the majority of our blokes have been over there."

Roy Ward 3:11 PM   Rebels co-captain Scott Higginbotham says his side uses milestones and records as motivation as they seek a first win in South Africa.

Australia's women qualify for Olympics

Ellia Green sprints away as Australia swept aside their opposition in the pool stages.

8:08 AM   Australia's Women's Sevens team have accumulated enough points to qualify directly for the the Rio 2016 Olympics rugby tournament.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Pakistan celebrate on international home return

Zimbabwe opener Hamilton Masakadza faces the first over from Pakistan's Anwar Ali as international cricket retruned to Pakistan after six years on Friday.

11:15 AM   Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

New Zealand make toothless England toil

Alastair Cook falls over trying to stop a Ross Taylor shot.

10:48 AM   Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

AFL

Malthouse criticism 'rude and disgusting': Wood

Cameron Wood is standing by his coach.

Michael Gleeson 11:00 AM   Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach.

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Positive B sample reported for Magpie pair

AFL Sherrin

7:26 PM   The B samples of Collingwood pair Josh Thomas and Lachie Keeffe have returned as positive, it has been reported.

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Soccer

Socceroos keeper won't rush EPL offers

Mat Ryan

Daniel Lane 4:46 PM   While Socceroos' goalkeeper Mat Ryan continues to be linked to an English Premier League deal after being named the best goalie in the Belgian league for the second consecutive season his agent insisted they're not rushing into anything.

Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

Battle for survival: Steve Bruce chats with players Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.

Michael Hann 3:37 PM   Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday.

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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   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   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

Sense Of Occasion just that in remembering Guy Walter with McKell Cup win

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Tim Clark rides Sense Of Occasion to win race 6, The Sydney Markets Ltd McKell Cup, during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick Racecourse on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anthony Johnson/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly 5:52 PM   Sense Of Occasion wouldn't have a clue how his name was derived, but maybe he knew what a McKell Cup win meant to everyone concerned at Randwick on Saturday.

Faust too strong in group 3 Premier's Cup

Generic horses running on a race track

Stephen Rodgers 5:18 PM   Goulburn trainer Kurt Goldman is planning another winter carnival raid with Faust after an all-the-way win in the Premier's Cup at Doomben.

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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.