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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   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   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   Coach says fans can show leadership in the Adam Goodes booing saga, starting this week against the Brisbane Lions.

League HQ

Brown praises Barrett appointment as coach

NRL. Round 12. Sporting Bet stadium, Penrith.
Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels. 
Lewis Brown in action
Friday 30th May, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Michael Carayannis 4:09 PM   Lewis Brown explains why he is excited to reunite with Trent Barrett at Manly next year.

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.

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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

England v Australia, Edgbaston, day two

Australian skipper Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan 4:21 PM   The Aussies got off to a slow start at Edgbaston. Follow the day two action with Jesse Hogan as they look to skittle England and stay in the match.

Australia must 'find a way' in England

Lone hand: Australian opener Chris Rogers was the only player to pass 50.

Chris Barrett 3:45 PM   To see Chris Rogers in action at Edgbaston was a bit like watching a multilingual tour guide try and lead a bunch of wide-eyed Australian backpackers around some ancient ruins when all the kids are thinking about is the pub crawl later that night.

AFL

Bulldogs to wear Indigenous Round jumper

The Western Bulldogs' Will Minson wearing the round nine Indigenous Round jumper.

Ronny Lerner 1:51 PM   The Western Bulldogs will wear their Indigenous Round jumper this weekend in support of Sydney champion Adam Goodes a day after Richmond confirmed they would do the same.

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.

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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

Rams out to keep their season alive

Justin Giteau's West Belconnen Warriors are on the brink of finals football.

Liam Warren 4:27 PM   Woden Valley will be playing for their season on Saturday when they host fourth-placed West Belconnen at Phillip Oval.

Kickboxing

Kickboxing nurse hands out punishment in the ring

Canberra fighters Sandra Brew and Lee Fook will represent Australia at the International Federation of Muay Thai  Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

Lee Gaskin 4:23 PM   Canberra duo Lee Fook and Sandra Brew to represent Australia at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateurs World Cup in Bangkok in August.

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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 4:42 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 4:13 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.