'Such bullsh**t. Middle of the game. Unreal.'

A furious Nick Kyrgios has taken aim at the US Open crowd, after a group was allowed to proceed courtside in the middle of a game during his first round loss to Andy Murray.

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Six weeks out the Capitals don't have a team

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth 1:35 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

Michael Rogers wins Olympic bronze ... finally

Michael Rogers has finally won the bronze medal from the Athens Olympics - 11 years later.

Canberra's Michael Rogers has been awarded a bronze medal for an event he raced in 11 years ago - the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Hewitt dreading showdown with Tomic

Lleyton Hewitt

Michael Chammas 2:08 PM   Retiring Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt has kept his US Open hopes alive but the 34-year-old is dreading his second round clash against Bernard Tomic.

Kokkinakis retires after 'absolute torture'

Popular figure: Kokkinakis received a warm response from the crown for attempting to play through the pain.

Michael Chammas 8:30 AM   In a heartbreaking end to what was a gallant display, Thanasi Kokkinakis has bowed out of the US Open in "absolute torture" after a leg injury reduced him to serving underarm against Richard Gasquet.

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Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Stars

Michael Clarke embraces his wife Kyly after his last Test on August 23.

Chris Barrett 9:30 AM   EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.

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Tomane hopes to show World Cup class

Winging it: Joe Tomane training at Notre Dame.

Rupert Guinness   Joe Tomane realises that he faces one of the tightest selection battles within the Wallabies World Cup squad with four other players vying with him for two spots on the wing for Australia.

Rugby league

Eels close in on Cornish, Nicholls gets lifeline

Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish has attracted interest from Parramatta and Wakefield in the UK.

Jon Tuxworth   Mitch Cornish will get a perfect chance to try to impress the club which are looking at throwing him a lifeline.

Rugby league

Canberra Raiders lose Austin, Wighton 

Jack Wighton was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit on Jamie Soward.

Jon Tuxworth 8:09 PM   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.

Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Excited: Vikings and Brumbies player  Lauisii Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

Hayne makes 49ers' 75-man roster

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas   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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League HQ

Bellamy not stressed about top four prospects

Craig Bellamy.

Phil Lutton 5:55 PM   Craig Bellamy can't stress about whether his side makes the top four. Melbourne can finish anywhere between fourth (should they win and the Sharks lose to Manly) and seventh if they fail and other results conspire against them.

Hayne makes the cut ... in video game

Jarryd Hayne in the EA Sports game Madden 16.

Michael Carayannis 5:44 PM   Jarryd Hayne might not be an official San Francisco 49ers squad member yet but the former rugby league star has already been included as part of the Madden 16 video game.

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Rugby Heaven

Who said Wallabies campaign just began? Not Phipps

Gearing up for the cup: Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness 5:30 PM   When Nick Phipps hears people suggest the Wallabies' campaign for the World Cup in England began with their departure from Australia last Saturday, his mind turns back almost six months.

Eagles to use no-fear approach against Wallabies

Fighting words: USA head coach Mike Tolkin.

Rupert Guinness 4:51 PM   When the US Eagles play the Wallabies at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, coach Mike Tolkin will have no fear about playing at the same venue where they were thrashed by the All Blacks last November.

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Cricket

England ODI series a chance for Bailey to again secure Australia berth

Opportunity: George Bailey can prove an asset to Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan 7:34 PM   The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke for their one-day series against England, to start on Thursday, is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.

Scorchers, Sixers set to share $1.4m for Champions League cancellation

T20 Big Bash League Final at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers. Yasir Arafat of the Perth Scorchers celebrates a wicket with his team.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Jesse Hogan 6:48 PM   Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will share in more than $1 million compensation from Cricket Australia for the cancellation of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

AFL

Stokes, Kelly to play final games for the Cats

Luke Breust handballs under pressure from Mathew Stokes during last year's finals.

Jake Niall and Samantha Lane 10:06 AM   Steve Johnson will likely play his last game for Geelong on Saturday. Sources have confirmed that the Cats are unlikely to go on with Johnson in 2016, with fellow triple premiership great Corey Enright remaining undecided about whether he goes on.

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'We pick you, we expect you to perform': Lyon

Freo v Port Adelaide

Brad Elborough 4:05 PM   Anyone representing Fremantle in Adelaide on Saturday would be advised to treat the game as though it will be their last – and it may well be.

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Soccer

Cahill to captain Socceroos

Tim Cahill

Michael Lynch 6:52 PM   Tim Cahill is excited to captain his country once again but he is even more enthused at the prospect of playing in front of a dynamic new midfield combination featuring the talents of Tom Rogic and Massimo Luongo.

'Fearless' Bangladesh hope for competitive effort

Bangladesh's captain Mamunul Islam.

Michael Lynch 6:48 PM   Bangladesh are happy to be in Australia, and happy to test themselves against Asia's top team. And they will be equally happy if they can come away from their encounter with the Socceroos having kept the scoreline down and given a good account of themselves.

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ACT Sport

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.

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

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   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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Horse Racing

Eleven of the 16 runners, but Waller still conceding Chelmsford Stakes favouritism

Trainer Chris Waller after Hugh Bowman riding on Winx won race 7, the Treasury Casino and Hotel Queensland Oaks at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard.

Adam Pengilly 6:20 PM   Chris Waller will saddle up a record 11 of the 16 entries in the group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick, but he has still been forced to concede favouritism to Godolphin's Hartnell in Saturday's feature.

The Special Two sparks emotional scenes as Bart Cummings' legacy lives on

Special two: James Cummings, right, with Anthony Cummings on Monday.

Adam Pengilly 6:07 PM   Of all the omens in this sombre week for Australian racing, The Special Two is perhaps the most fitting.

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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.