'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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Top stories

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.

6:56 PM   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 4:48 PM   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 6:22 PM   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 7:42 PM   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 6:56 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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League HQ

Melbourne Storm ready for pre-finals battle against Brisbane Broncos

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy

Roy Ward 2:07 PM   Brisbane Broncos will be without Ben Hunt but Craig Bellamy still expects the Storm to have a tough game on Thursday night.

Why Jones should never criticise Tigers over Farah dispute

Peter FitzSimons dinkus.

Peter FitzSimons 1:41 PM   When they line up the 25 million of us Australians in order of who has the credibility to bitterly attack the Tigers board for doing what they have done, the person I want to see at the very back of the queue is Alan Jones.

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CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

D'Arcy and Trimble out as Irish gamble

Missing out: Gordon D'Arcy (pictured in 2006) made his Ireland debut in 1999.

Tom Cary 12:49 PM   Gordon D'Arcy's international career may be over after the veteran centre was left out of Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad yesterday.

SBW to put frustrating year behind him

"I'm really ready to get out there and take my shot if I get it": Williams.

12:41 PM   Sonny Bill Williams is thankful to be injury-free at the right time and ready to play his best rugby of a fluctuating year at the World Cup.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

WACA president Dennis Lillee quits

Dennis Lillee with fellow champion WA cricketer Rod Marsh.

1:34 PM   Test legend Dennis Lillee has sensationally resigned as president of the WACA as the organisation prepares to unveil their make-or-break plan to guarantee the future of WA's iconic cricket venue.

Clarke says he needed to 'press pause' after reneging on Stars contract

Michael Clarke: Time for a break.

Samantha Lane 11:43 AM   Retired Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has explained why he has also reneged on his commitment to play with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

AFL

Cross to retire just shy of 250 AFL matches

Retiring Demon Daniel Cross.

12:52 PM   Veteran Daniel Cross has opted to retire after Melbourne decided not to offer the 249-game player a new contract.

US tycoon unhappy to lose AFL contract

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Jon Pierik and John Stensholt 4:31 PM   AFL Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is surprised and disappointed at a decision by the AFL to award a player-GPS tracking and data services contract to Champion Data.

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Soccer

War of words erupts over blown deal

Going nowhere ... for now: David de Gea, pictured in Madrid on Tuesday.

Mark Ogden 1:22 PM   Manchester United have accused Real Madrid of scuppering David de Gea's ¬£29 million ($62.5 million) transfer to the Bernabeu as a war of words between two of the game's biggest clubs erupted after the deal dramatically collapsed.

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 10:55 AM   ¬†Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

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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

Old warriors head entries for special cup

Red Cadeaux and Fiorente

Patrick Bartley 9:09 AM   This year's $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.

Quiet word from Bart may set Precedence

Looking forward to the Cup: James Cummings with Precedence after the nine-year-old worked on Altona beach.

Adam Pengilly 8:35 AM   Sir Patrick Hogan reckons divine intervention may be coming from not one, but two giant figures in this year's Melbourne Cup. With one no doubt whispering in the ear of the other asking for a dash of good luck for the history-chasing Precedence.

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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.