Raiders set to lose Austin, Wighton for Eels clash

Jon Tuxworth 11:53 AM   Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton's season may be over a week early after he was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit which forced Penrith's Jamie Soward off the field with concussion on Monday. 

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Has Man U made a $62m paperwork blunder?

Man in the middle: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Richard Shute 9:42 AM   The protracted deal between Manchester United and their Spanish counterparts Real Madrid for goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly fallen apart due to an administrative calamity.

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Austin injured as Raiders bag a home win

Blake Austin injured the AC joint in his right shoulder.

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

Hayne makes 49ers' 75-man roster

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas 1:48 PM   Jarryd Hayne has survived the first official cut at the San Francisco 49ers, as he was named in the team's 75-man roster on Tuesday morning.

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Kyrgios v Murray given priority over Federer

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

Nick Kyrgios will face the bright lights of NY at prime time on Tuesday night, handed centre court honours for his first round showdown against Andy Murray.

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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   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   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.

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.

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League: NRL Round 25

Bulldog boost: Josh Reynolds is likely to be named for the Bulldogs at 5pm.

Chris Boulous 1:45 PM   Join League HQ's Chris Boulous for all the round 25 NRL teams, rugby league news and best buys in Ultimate League.

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

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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. 

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Rugby Heaven

Gatland questions England's chances

"Obviously they (England) have got some world-class players and the depth that I would love to have, but they are not 100 per cent sure of where they are going": Wales coach Warren Gatland.

1:13 PM   Wales coach Warren Gatland has turned the heat on group rivals England, saying they have plenty of questions that must be answered.

Waratahs assistant coach Grey re-signs

Nathan Grey, pictured with Michael Cheika in Paris last year.

1:09 PM   Nathan Grey will stay on as assistant coach of the NSW Waratahs for the next Super Rugby season, working under new head mentor Daryl Gibson.

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Cricket

Big-hitting Harris a highlight as Stars finish women's Ashes with loss

Australia's Grace Harris winds up to hit a six, one of three that she got during her innings of 24, the joint top score in the Southern Stars' innings.

Jesse Hogan 4:04 PM   Amid the Southern Stars' awful batting across the Twenty20 series to end the women's Ashes came the emergence of a player likely to be persisted with for years to come.

Smith laments Australia's poor finish

The Australian team look dejected after their loss to England.

Jesse Hogan 9:56 AM   Acting Twenty20 captain Steve Smith cited the inability of Australia's middle-order batsmen to score boundaries immediately upon arriving at the crease as significant in England's ability to hang on for a five-run win in the team's one-off Twenty20 on Monday.

AFL

Suns warned to behave this off-season

Michael Rischitelli says the players have been reminded of the standard of behaviour required during the off-season.

Ronny Lerner 1:29 PM   Gold Coast players were given a timely reminder on Tuesday of what their behavioural expectations were for the impending off-season, according to vice-captain Michael Rischitelli.

Lions wait to meet Queensland Premier

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pushed back a meeting with Lions chiefs.

Daniel Cherny and Caroline Wilson 1:04 PM   Chiefs of the beleaguered Brisbane Lions are waiting for their chance to meet Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk after a planned meeting was postponed until mid-September.

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Soccer

Players escalate pay row with FFA

Game on: The Socceroos will still play in the World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh.

Michael Lynch 4:03 PM   The Socceroos are boycotting commercial appearances in Perth in an escalation of their pay row with Football Federation Australia.

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Novillo in doubt for A-League start

Injured: Harry Novillo.

3:05 PM   Melbourne City could begin the A-League season understrength after a dim diagnosis on French winger Harry Novillo's hamstring.

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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

Old warriors head entries for special cup

The Melbourne Cup

Patrick Bartley 3:51 PM   This years $6.2 million Melbourne Cup is already shaping as a promoter's dream with two brave ten-year-old's heading the entries for Australia's most important horse race with both managing to inject more emotion and intrigue than has been seen in years.

Bart's absence telling at Melbourne Cup launch

Alison Saville

Patrick Bartley 12:07 PM   While a tram load of racing royalty made its way through the heart of the Melbourne city on Tuesday it didn't take long to detect something was missing from the occasion.

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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.