Himmelberg picked for AFL draft combine

David Polkinghorne 6:16 PM   ¬†Canberra's Harrison Himmelberg is one of the 76 players named on Monday for this year's AFL national draft combine.

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Stars take women's Ashes lead

All-round effort: Ellyse Perry took two wickets with her first eight balls.

Jesse Hogan 7:07 AM   The Southern Stars will go into the pivotal Test of the women's Ashes series with soaring confidence after they again thrashed England in the third one-day match.

A Hull of a journey for Hodgson

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Josh Hodgson of the Raiders in action during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Ricky Stuart says a chat with former St Helens coach Nathan Brown helped convince him to sign Josh Hodgson.

Haddin call a test for CA's family first edict

In the outer: Brad Haddin.

Daniel Lane 2:19 PM   Former Test cricketer Gavin Robertson said Brad Haddin appeared as though he would be the first player to challenge Cricket Australia's admirable "family first" policy.

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Everyone should do Goodes dance: Mifsud

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Adam Goodes of the Swans is chaired off after his 350th AFL match during the 1st Preliminary Final AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Caroline Wilson 7:46 PM   The AFL's most senior Indigenous official has encouraged Indigenous players from all 18 clubs to perform the war dance made famous by Adam Goodes next weekend to show support.

Swans chairman slams 'racist' boo boys

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Adam Goodes of the Swans looks on during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu 6:26 PM   Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham says the booing by rival supporters of Adam Goodes is "100 per cent racist", and anyone who allows the jeering to continue is also racist.

Fifita brothers to fight bans over ref abuse

Banned: Brothers David and Andrew Fifita.

Michael Carayannis 6:56 PM   Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita have been stood down from playing after being banned by from Penrith junior league matches for 12 months after abusing junior match officials.

Knights stars on notice after Stone sacked

Tough decision: Knights CEO Matt Gidley addresses the media on Monday with Knights directors Brian McGuigan and John Quayle.

Brett Keeble 10:00 PM   Chief executive Matt Gidley will read the riot act to Knights players at training on Tuesday morning to express his disappointment in their lack of support for sacked coach Rick Stone.

North Queensland thump Eels 46-4 

On the charge: Jason Taumalolo charges into the Parramatta defence.

Tom Decent 9:03 PM   North Queensland were far from their best in the first half, but thumped a depleted Parramatta side by 42 points in Townsville on Monday evening.

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Three Wallabies join Vikings for NRC

Christian Lealiifano.

5:20 PM   Three Wallabies will bolster Canberra Vikings coach Brad Harris'¬†National Rugby Championship squad.

Bring on a bouncy pitch, warns Starc

Mitchell Starc and Ned Stark

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   England's request for more life in the pitch for this week's third Ashes Test has been welcomed by one of Australia's fast bowling trio.

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League HQ

Manly officially announce Barrett to replace Toovey

Gone: Manly coach Geoff Toovey.

Adrian Proszenko 11:16 AM   Trent Barrett will take over as coach of Manly from the 2016 season.

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Knights want entire club to be accountable for poor results

Taking a stand: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Brett Keeble 10:00 PM   Knights chairman Brian McGuigan hoped the sacking of coach Rick Stone sends a clear message that everyone at the club is accountable for their performance.

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South Africans question legality of McCaw lineout try

The lineout in question. All Blacks captain Richie McCaw snares the throw to charge over for the touchdown.

9:24 AM   South Africans are questioning the legality of Richie McCaw's sensational lineout try that secured the All Blacks' latest win over the Springboks.

Fijian player in tears after racial taunts

Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca was the target of racial taunts during a Canterbury club rugby final.

Brendon Egan 9:08 AM   A Fijian rugby player racially taunted during Christchurch's senior club final was so distraught he could not finish the match.

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Cricket

England must relish the Johnson challenge

In top form: Mitchell Johnson.

Kevin Pietersen 10:18 AM   Mitchell Johnson has exerted a psychological hold over England's batsmen ever since he sorted out his own mental approach to cricket.

Haddin exclusion 'harsh call': Healy

On the outer: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

9:00 AM   Ian Healy has called for Brad Haddin to be handed back his spot in Australia's Ashes XI, amid reports the veteran Test wicketkeeper won't be picked for the third Test in favour of Peter Nevill.

AFL

AFL has taken too long to denounce booing

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson 8:44 PM   OPINION The AFL's belated public reaction to what has become a watershed issue could be best summed up by Gillon McLachlan's description of the booing as "complicated".

Forgotten star Ben Reid close to senior return

Pressing for recall: Collingwood wingman Ben Reid is regaining confidence in his body.

Michael Gleeson 7:11 PM   Long-term injured Collingwood star Ben Reid will come into serious consideration for a return to the senior team this week against Melbourne.

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Soccer

Cahill wins it for Shenhua

Tim Cahill is in top form.

9:26 AM   Tim Cahill has continued his prolific form with the only goal of the game as in-form Shanghai Shenhua defeated Henan Jianye 1-0 in their Super League clash.

Western Sydney Wanderers sign Italian striker Federico Piovaccari

Strike force: Federico Piovaccari during his loan spell with Steaua Bucuresti.

Sebastian Hassett 7:26 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers have finally found their new marquee player, landing a 30-year old Italian striker with an impressive CV.

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ACT Sport

World championships preparation going Wells

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells has run her season best time just weeks before the world championships in Beijing.

7:45 PM   Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells is peaking for the world championships at the right time.

Canberra's Nancarrow the tennis queen of Serbia

Canberra's Alexandra Nancarrow in action.

5:39 PM   Canberra tennis player Alexandra Nancarrow has won her third ITF $10,000 tournament in Serbia in a month.

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Horse Racing

Vancouver and English head to the Randwick trials on Friday

Interested spectator: Gai Waterhouse.

Chris Roots   Gai Waterhouse will close the book on season 2014-15 on Friday by watching the Golden Slipper quinella of Vancouver and English make their first public appearance as they head towards the spring.

Racing Victoria backflip hard to understand

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots   Racing Victoria's decision to issue show cause notices against the trainers facing cobalt charges is a remarkable backflip from a position expressed by it general manager Integrity Services Dayle Brown last month.

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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.

ACT NPL: Canberra FC v Gungahlin 

Canberra FC take on Gungahlin United at Deakin Stadium.

Reynolds on report for charge down

Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds is penalised and put on report.

Dogs see off a fast finishing Collingwood

The Western Bulldogs withstand a late charge by Collingwood.