Day wins first FedExCup playoff event

8:29 AM   Australian golf star Jason Day has run away with the first event of the US PGA Tour's lucrative end-of-season playoff series to assume top spot in the FedExCup standings.

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Stuart implores Raiders to trash rubbish  

SPORT: Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart looks on from the sideline. 12th April 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Raiders won't tolerate more late-season mediocrity in Monday night's final home game of the season against the Penrith Panthers.

Farah winning PR war after starring role 

Lap of honour: Robbie Farah gestures to the crowd after the Tigers beat the New Zealand Warriors at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

Chris Barrett 6:13 PM   The only thing that matched the standout performance of Robbie Farah at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday was the awkwardness of the media conference that followed.

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St Eddies complete perfect first XV season

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin 1:54 PM   St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

Queanbeyan Blues qualify for grand final

Queanbeyan Blues Tom Ruediger passes the ball.

"You can't give me that much space, I guess." It was a tongue-in-cheek remark from Tom Ruediger, but West Belconnen found out the hard way it is true after the Queanbeyan Blues right centre tore them apart.

Racing

Cups King meets the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cummings' horse, Beau Zam, on May 8, 1988.

Lee Gaskin 2:33 PM   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen at Thoroughbred Park.

English qualifies for world champs    

Sport: Men's Oceania Boxing Championships at the AIS in Canberra. Gold medal winner Joshua English. 30th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth 10:54 PM   Shattered at having his Commonwealth Games dream ripped away from him, Gosford boxer Josh English debated giving the sport away. 

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Rogic's cracking goal bodes well for Socceroos 

Canberra product Tom Rogic scored a cracking goal for Celtic in their 3-1 win on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra product Tom Rogic has continued his resurgence ahead of his Socceroos recall with a cracking individual goal for his Scottish club Celtic.

Adam Goodes booed again   

 Adam Goodes of the Swans

Anna Whitelaw 8:37 AM   St Kilda supporters have been accused of booing Adam Goodes during the Sydney Swans 97-point win over the Saints.

Kyrgios' sanctions won't apply at US Open

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

5:06 PM   Andy Murray is expecting the usual fireworks from Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday after the grand slam's governing body conceded tough sanctions against Australia's tennis firebrand won't be imposed at the US Open.

League HQ

Michael Maguire should coach Newcastle. You know it makes sense.

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 3:51 PM   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.

World's greatest rugby league quiz

The world's greatest NRL quiz.

3:31 PM   Here's our latest brain-bending quiz on rugby league, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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Rugby Heaven

The Gods of Rugby Heaven: The second-rowers

John Eales.

Rupert Guinness 4:00 PM   Need some help deciding who should wear the No. 4 and No. 5 jersey in your team? Here's a rundown of the candidates.

The Gods of Rugby Heaven: The tight-head props

Scrum technician: Jean-Pierre Garuet.

Stephen Samuelson 4:00 PM   Need some help deciding who should wear the No.1 in your team? Here's a rundown of the candidates.

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Cricket

Southern Stars relishing tighter links with their men's counterparts

Australian Twenty20 captains Meg Lanning and Aaron Finch, who is injured.

Jesse Hogan 3:08 PM   As Australia's elite men's and women's teams prepare to play on the same day in a double-header, in Cardiff against England, Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell says the links between them are growing closer, which is reflected by new men's captain Steve Smith lauding them for winning the women's Ashes.

Shane Watson savours Australia return after most of Ashes on sidelines

Watto shotto: Shane Watson takes the aerial route against Ireland last week.

Jesse Hogan 12:27 PM   Returning Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed his delight at earning selection for the one-day series against England after being overlooked for most of the Ashes.

AFL

How things stand entering round 23

Swan Isaac Heeney soars for a mark as Sydney do their best to secure a double chance

Daniel Cherny 6:15 PM   The top eight landscape entering the final round of the year.

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Pies fined for late Macaffer paperwork

Brent Macaffer.

Emma Quayle 10:31 AM   Collingwood has been fined by the AFL for playing Brent Macaffer in their VFL side before his return from the long-term injury list had been registered with the league.

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Soccer

Play regularly the best chance of making the international grade

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 2:45 PM   It's a dilemma many young players face - earn a big pay packet by sitting on the bench at a big club, or drop down a level and play regularly?

Socceroos assistant Ante Milicic has fond memories of WA

Ante Milicic (left) at the Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013.

Michael Lynch 12:59 PM   To truly be Australia's team, a team has to play all over the country.

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ACT Sport

Two Canberra players recognised for outstanding NEAFL seasons

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin 4:04 PM   Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell and Ainslie small forward Nick Salter have been recognised for their outstanding seasons with selection in the NEAFL team of the year.

Raiders keen to return to 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval

(left to right) Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner, Canberra PCYC acting CEO Stephen Imrie and the Raiders' general manager of community rugby league Mark Vergano at Northbourne Oval, where the Raiders want to relocate.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 11:45 PM   The Canberra Raiders hope to be operating out of a new development at their 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval by the end of 2017.

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Horse Racing

Godolphin to roll out stars Contributer and Hartnell

James McDonald guides Contributer home in the Apollo Stakes.

Chris Roots 2:36 PM   John O'Shea is using one of the many bits of advice that Bart Cummings gave him when Contributer returns in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

A remarkable racing record

Horse trainer Bart Cummings.

Tim Habel 2:35 PM   Bart Cummings was dubbed the "Sir Donald Bradman of racing" - rightly so, when his remarkable record is assessed.

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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.

Hayne remains humble

Jarryd Hayne maintains he still has a lot to learn in American football as the San Francisco 49ers hopeful prepares for his third pre-season game against the Denver Broncos.

High-flying Magpies ensure no finals for Cats

Collingwood extinguish Geelong’s finals flame with a fine 48-point victory at the MCG.

Usain Bolt knocked over by cameraman

World's fastest man is run over by a cameraman on a Segway at the world championships, but thankfully Usain Bolt had already won his 200-metre race.

Australia down Ireland in rain-affected ODI

Australia secure a 23-run victory over Ireland in a rain-delayed one-day international in Belfast.

Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.