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Australia's $500k payment under scrutiny

Sepp Blatter.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 8:29 PM   An alleged $500,000 theft of Australian football funds has been referred to the AFP.

Kokkinakis ousts Tomic from French Open

Rising star: Thanasi Kokkinakis was too good for fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.

12:03 AM   Thanasi Kokkinakis has overcome injury, a two-set deficit and three match points to oust seeded Australian countryman Bernard Tomic in an epic second-round French Open clash in Paris.

The 'Hurri-Kane' breezes into Sydney

Striker Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspurs is greeted by fans waiting at Sydney's international airport for there team to arrive prior to the game against Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett 9:32 PM   Barely a few days ago, Harry Kane was wrapping up his breakout EPL campaign with his 31st goal of the season for Tottenham. Now he's in Sydney.

Queensland didn't win, NSW lost

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Jarryd Hayne 11:17 PM   Queensland didn't win that game as much as NSW lost it - they are the losses that cut the deepest.

Williams braces for Broncos

Confident: Raider Sam Williams says his running game won't be affected when he returns from a collapsed lung on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 9:11 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback has no issues with the collision that caused him to be hospitalised with a collapsed lung, but he believes referees need to ensure playmakers are protected when kicking.

The sledge of the season

Demon Jesse Hogan has swagger as well as talent

Wayne Carey 7:27 PM   He has swagger, and he has the potential to be great. If one story I've been told is correct, the Melbourne faithful have every right to believe.

Adelaide cleared of striking illegal deal

Carlton president Mark LoGiudice, captain Marc Murphy, former coach Mick Malthouse and CEO Steven Trigg pose for a photo in November last year

Emma Quayle, Daniel Cherny 5:26 PM   The AFL has completed its investigation into Adelaide's recruitment of free agent Eddie Betts, clearing the Crows of any wrongdoing.

Slipper fits for Black Opal Stakes

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the race as a genuine lead-up race for the Golden Slipper Stakes.

League HQ

NSW must pick Soward to save Origin

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 12:50 AM   Pick Jamie Soward. It's the only way NSW can win Origin II and keep the series alive.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Waratahs fail in bid to appeal pair's bans

Unhappy: Tolu Latu (left) and David Dennis of the Waratahs look dejected as referee Marius van der Westhuizen shows Latu a yellow card during the match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.

Georgina Robinson 11:43 PM   The Waratahs failed in their bid to have four and two-week bans against Tolu Latu and Will Skelton respectively quashed on appeal.

Brumbies scrumhalf search continues

The Brumbies are prepared to back Michael Dowsett at scrumhalf in 2016.

David Polkinghorne 6:03 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is continuing his world-wide search for a replacement for scrumhalf Nic White, but he will be happy taking Michael Dowsett and Joe Powell into the 2016 season if necessary.

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Cricket

Keath open to AFL talks at the end of the season

Wanted: Former Victorian cricketer Alex Keath may be open to AFL offers.

Emma Quayle 8:14 PM   Alex Keath has not closed the door on a possible return to football, with clubs told he is open to talking with them at the end of the season.

Chris Gayle expected to play BBL over Boxing Day

In doubt for tour: Chris Gayle of West Indies.

Jesse Hogan 7:59 PM   The absence of Chris Gayle from the West Indies' looming series with Australia is set to be replicated for Australia's home summer, with his Big Bash League duties expected to take precedence over the Boxing Day and New Year's Tests.

AFL

Bad behaviour needs to held to account: Che

Cockatoo-Collins said he always saw parallels between the struggles of Indigenous players when minority groups were targeted.

Larissa Nicholson 7:16 PM   Che Cockatoo-Collins saw echoes of how Indigenous players were treated in a racial vilification controversy earlier this year.

Keath open to AFL talks at end of season

Wanted: Former Victorian cricketer Alex Keath may be open to AFL offers.

Emma Quayle 8:14 PM   Alex Keath has not closed the door on a possible return to football, with clubs told he is open to talking with them at the end of the season.

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Soccer

FIFA scandal: Australia desert Sepp Blatter in favour of challenger Prince Ali

"FFA believes that profound change within FIFA is needed as soon as possible": Frank Lowy.

Michael Lynch 12:56 AM   Football Australia has thrown its weight behind those who want to get rid of FIFA potentate Sepp Blatter and will back his challenger Prince Ali of Jordan in the scheduled Fifa elections due on Friday.

FFA will vote to oust Blatter

Under pressure: FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Dominic Bossi and Nick Miller 12:40 AM   The Football Federation of Australia will throw their support behind Blatter's only challenger in the wake of the latest corruption scandal that has led to seven senior football officials being arrested.

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ACT Sport

Canberra athlete ready to book ticket to Beijing

Zoe Buckman believes she can book her world titles spot in this weekend's Diamond League event in America.

Jon Tuxworth 9:49 PM   Canberra athlete Zoe Buckman is confident she can put her national titles disappointment behind her and qualify for August's world championships at this weekend's Prefonatine Classic in Eugene, America this weekend.¬†

Tuggeranong look to rebound in ACT netball grand final qualifier

Generic netball.

Matthew Elder 6:18 PM   Tuggeranong coach Nicole Bowles has downplayed her team's only loss of the ACT netball season last weekend with the minor premiers to welcome back some of their winning cobinations for Friday night's grand final qualifier.

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Horse Racing

Slipper fits for Black Opal Stakes

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long¬†weekend to continue to establish the $275,000 group 3 race as a genuine lead-up race for the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Greyhounds found to have irregular samples to EPO in Australian first

Facing questions: Trainer Melinda Finn.

Adam Pengilly 9:30 PM   Greyhound Racing NSW stewards have detected the first irregularity of the blood-boosting EPO in a greyhound after extensive testing during the recently completed Golden Easter Egg carnival.

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FIFA, FFA and the missing $500k

Why did the Football Federation of Australia hand over $500,000 to a corrupt FIFA executive?

Queensland's Cronk snatches victory

A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match.

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.