Soliola 'fully understands' Milford's Brisbane move

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Anthony Milford's move to the Brisbane Broncos made headlines throughout 2014. One man at the Raiders understands Milford's decision better than most. And he never even played with him.

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Six Aussies into French Open second round

Nick Kyrgios beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan

Darren Walton 6:45 AM   Nick Kyrgios hailed Australia's "unbelievable" start to the French Open after leading six through to the second round at Roland Garros.

Daley says key lies with quartet of Blues-ters

Red white and bluesters: Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, Mitchell Pearce and Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas 6:56 PM   They are the red, white and bluesters who make up almost a quarter of Laurie Daley's NSW team for game one.

Fifita thought hotel rampage would end career

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Michael Chammas 6:41 PM   An angry rampage through a Manchester hotel that damaged property during the 2013 World Cup was the incident Andrew Fifita believed could end his representative career.

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The one thing Sam Williams needs to return

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Jon Tuxworth 5:37 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday. it all hinges on one thing.

Brumbies want to take home final from Tahs

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says the pressure is on the Waratahs to perform in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says his team is not the one under pressure leading into the final weeks of the season.

Cheika confused over perception of Skelton

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

Daniel Lane 4:23 PM   Bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asks whether people want a 'soft' Super Rugby competition after 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton comes under intense scrutiny.

Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes

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Sebastian Hassett   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou won't take any chances at the first step on the road to the 2018 World Cup, naming a full-strength line-up for Australia's opening qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Tennis

Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin 5:46 PM   Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Soccer

ANU FC aiming for FFA Cup upset

ANU FC takes on Belconnen United in the quarter-finals of FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   This is the type of David v Goliath encounter the FFA Cup was built for - the amateurs of ANU FC taking on the best team in Canberra.

League HQ

State of Origin: The top 10 most obscure statistics

Back in the day: Wayne Pearce and Wally Lewis.

Michael Carayannis 12:28 PM   Who has the best tackle efficiency of all the Origin props? The answer to this and more of Origin's most nerdy questions.

Fa'aoso escapes ban for Burgess hit

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10:29 AM   Parramatta's Richie Fa'aoso has escaped NRL suspension after submitting an early guilty plea for his raised forearm that floored South Sydney's George Burgess.

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Rugby Heaven

Tahs set to appeal Skelton, Latu bans

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

Adrian Warren 9:40 PM   Coach Michael Cheika reportedly 'emotional' after receiving news of bans to key forwards over lifting tackle

Reds may go OS for Quade replacement

Tough to replace: Quade Cooper

The Queensland Reds may be forced to use a foreign slot next year on a new five-eighth if Quade Cooper moves to France as expected.

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Cricket

Why England turned to an Australian for Ashes battle

Pedigree: Trevor Bayliss took Sri Lanka to a World Cup final in 2011.

Nick Hoult 8:16 AM   The old enemy have lured away a highly rated coach from under the noses of Cricket Australia ahead of this summer's Ashes battle.

Cook salutes Stokes after England win

All smiles: England captain Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes.

7:34 AM   England captain Alastair Cook hailed the impact of New Zealand-born Ben Stokes as his side completed a stunning 124-run win over the Black Caps in the first Test at Lord's.

AFL

Worsfold open to coaching

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Matt Murnane 9:52 AM   Former West Coast coach writes to the league's 18 coaches to assure them he will relinquish his duties as chairman of the AFL Coaches Association should he put his hand up in the future.

Host of stars cleared by MRP

Phil Davis is set to miss a week.

Matt Murnane 5:48 PM   A host of big names avoid suspensions from the match review panel, with Sam Mitchell and Jarrad McVeigh among those to escape after incidents arising from grand final rematch.

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Soccer

Chelsea tour to set new record attendance

Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring at Stamford Bridge in London.

Dominic Bossi 11:47 AM   Forget State Of Origin, the British and Irish Lions' tour, or an NRL grand final, the new record attendance for ANZ Stadium could be set by a game of football involving an A-League club and the current English Premier League champions.

Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Real Madrid

Tough year: Real Madrid's outgoing coach Carlo Ancelotti shares a moment with star winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

7:48 AM   Just 366 days after delivering Real Madrid their much-awaited 10th Champions League title, Carlo Ancelotti has become club president Florentino Perez's latest managerial victim.

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ACT Sport

Belconnen edged out of top four in final round by South Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth   A desperate defensive effort helped South Canberra break its finals drought in the State League netball competition, holding off Canberra 51-45 in the final round on Sunday to secure its spot in the top four.¬†

Steph Talbot, Alex Bunton named in World Uni Games squad

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Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Gunners have succumbed to a second straight South-East Australia Basketball Association loss, going down to Nunawading Spectres 104-87 at Belconnen on Saturday night.

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Horse Racing

Hot Snitzel firming as Stradbroke Handicap topweight

Taste of success: Blake Shinn returns to scale on Hot Snitzel at Doomben.

Adam Pengilly 4:42 PM   BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.

McDonald leaves Sydney behind for English summer

Thumbs up: James McDonald is heading off to Royal Ascot.

Chris Roots   Premier jockey James McDonald will not be seen in Sydney again this season as he takes an opportunity to ride the English summer after Brisbane's¬†Stradbroke meeting on June 6.

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Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.