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Players unhappy Brad Haddin left out of Test

Haddin and Nevill head to the nets before the match.

Chris Barrett 4:48 AM   Discontent among the Australian team after the sacking of the veteran wicketkeeper, who skipped the second Test to be with his ill daughter.

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England roar back into Ashes contention

Australia captain Michael Clarke scratches his head during day one of the Test.

Jesse Hogan 5:39 AM   Australia's fragility against the moving ball was demonstrated again as they were skittled for 136 within 37 overs by England on an Edgbaston pitch they chose to bat on.

Voges snares unbelievable catch

Adam Voges,

Jesse Hogan 7:54 AM   Australia's dirty day in at Edgbaston could have been even more putrid had Adam Voges not produced an astonishingly fortuitous catch to remove England captain Alastair Cook.

Bromwich cleared of biting Josh Dugan    

Cleared:  Melbourne Storm NRL forward Jesse Bromwich at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Sebastian Hassett 8:42 PM   Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich has been cleared of biting St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan at Wednesday night's NRL judiciary - who took just three minutes to dismiss the claim.

Anae leaves Italian job for Moore opportunity

Brumbies recruit Albert Anae is eager to have another crack at Super Rugby after a stint in Italy.

Lee Gaskin 3:52 PM   Brumbies recruit Albert Anae has traded Italy for Canberra to satisfy his desire of having "one more crack" at Super Rugby.

Raiders don extra layers to replicate heat

Raiders players trained in beanies and compression clothing on Wednesday to get used to the Townsville climate.

Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   Beanies are a must-have in every Canberra wardrobe to keep warm during a chilly winter, but the Raiders used theirs to prepare for the tropics of north Queensland.

'Salary cap speculation will motivate Cowboys'

Paul Vaughan and Sia Soliola celebrate a try during the 34-24 win over the Panthers in round 20.

Lee Gaskin 1:19 AM   Raiders forward Sia Soliola says public scrutiny of the Cowboys will only bring the team closer together.

Hooper's SANZAR hearing adjourned

Case adjourned: Michael Hooper's hearing will continue on Thursday.

Darren Walton 8:55 PM   Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper remains on tenterhooks after having his SANZAR judicial hearing adjourned on Wednesday night.

Keeffe and Thomas get infraction notices

Collingwood's Lachie Keeffe.

Michael Gleeson 3:01 PM   Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices for alleged breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code.

Scott urges Cats fans not to boo Christensen

Chris Scott says his team can still find solutions and regain winning form.

Peter Hanlon 4:26 PM   Coach says fans can show leadership in the Adam Goodes booing saga, starting this week against the Brisbane Lions.

League HQ

NRL previews: Round 21 - Can anyone stop Broncos?

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Chris Boulous 1:09 PM   All the informations, odds and tips you'll need for round 21 of the NRL as the competition hurtles toward the finals.

Newcastle district rugby league player sent to judiciary after sickening tackle

The tackle: Cessnock's Jared Edwards tackles Macquarie's Teason Fa'avae-Eli on Saturday.

Josh Leeson 11:05 AM   Cessnock centre Jared Edwards has been cited by the Newcastle Rugby League match review committee after an horrific tackle left Macquarie counterpart Teason Fa'avae-Eli with a torn medial ligament.

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Rugby Heaven

All Blacks and New Zealand Maori eye Chicago double-header next year

Sonny Bill Williams in action in Chicago last year.

8:35 AM   New Zealand Rugby are eyeing a return to Chicago for the All Blacks next year.

Thanks, but not thanks Quade: club rejects Cooper offer

Quade Cooper has not played for Souths since 2012.

8:10 AM   Quade Cooper's hopes of a rare club rugby appearance ahead of the Bledisloe Cup test have been squashed.

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Cricket

Will selectors give Clarke the same treatment as Haddin and Watson?

Under pressure: skipper Michael Clarke after being dismissed in the third Test.

Chris Barrett 10:30 AM   Australian selectors have to grapple with the future of Michael Clarke after another failure.

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Anderson and Finn regain their venom

Jimmy Anderson took his best Ashes innings figures at Edgbaston on day one.

Jesse Hogan 10:00 AM   The two bowlers most responsible for Australia's capitulation for 136 within 37 overs at Edgbaston both came into the match under pressure - and responded with aplomb.

AFL

Goodes is playing the victim: Akermanis

Jason Akermanis.

10:13 AM   Brisbane Lions great Jason Akermanis has told Adam Goodes to stop "playing the victim" and says those who label the booing of the dual Brownlow medallist as racist are kidding themselves.

Mother of Goodes sledger decries boos

Centre of the storm:  Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes in Sydney on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu 1:14 AM   The mother of the teenager who racially vilified Adam Goodes has called for fans not to boo the Sydney champion but claimed he is to blame for the negative reaction he is receiving.

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Soccer

Mariners relishing being A-League's paupers: Walmsley

Positive outlook: Tony Walmsley.

Sebastian Hassett 1:20 AM   Most managers who've just seen their club pocket $1.5 million out of nowhere would be begging their chairman to loosen the purse strings - but Central Coast Mariners' boss Tony Walmsley won't be asking for a cent.

Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Disgruntled laundry operator Dennis Beecraft who is angry with the Brisbane Roar over owed money on July 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Beth Newman 11:55 PM   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.

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ACT Sport

Retaining referees still a major issue in local rugby league ranks

Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra and District Rugby League referees boss Chris Nightingale says the alleged incident where Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita abused a junior referee is a "wake up call", and it's up to clubs to to send a strong message it isn't acceptable. 

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Pavlak chasing FFA Cup glory with Hume City

Former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak (right) will make his FFA Cup debut for Hume City against the Brisbane Strikers on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin   A broken foot cost him an FFA Cup clash with A-League heavyweights Sydney FC, but former Canberra FC midfielder Ivan Pavlak is aiming to make up for lost time with Hume City.

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Horse Racing

Centre Pivot cleared to run after cobalt tests

Sargent's charge: Centre Pivot, with James McDonald aborad, scores at Rosehill in February. Blake Shinn takes the ride on Saturday.

Chris Roots 2:35 PM   Centre Pivot, which appears in the Sam Kavanagh charges as one of the horses he allegedly administered to cobalt, has been cleared to return to the races for new trainer John Sargent at Rosehill on Saturday.

First Seal on show at Randwick trials

Options: After Friday's barrier trial at Randwick, trainer John Thompson will set a course for First Seal.

Chris Roots 2:34 PM   John Thompson has several spring options for First Seal, which include the Epsom, Cox Plate and Myer Classic, and she will be one of many stars to use Randwick barrier trial as a starting point on Friday morning.

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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.