Rogic bags brace in Socceroos return

Michael Lynch 11:06 PM   The Canberra product scored twice in Australia's 5-0 win against Bangladesh.

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Pain in the glass for Woolford

Queanbeyan Blues coach Simon Woolford is appealing a nine-month suspension.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:16 PM   Queanbeyan Blues will appeal a nine-month suspension handed down to coach Simon Woolford for breaking a window.

Raiders feel the need for speed

Jarrod Croker after the loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 8:17 PM   Jarrod Croker expects one of the fastest matches of the year in the last round of the season.

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Munster mashes Broncos in Storm warning

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29:  Cameron Munster of the Storm is tackled during the round 25 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at AAMI Park on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 9:55 PM   Cameron Munster was electrifying for the Melbourne Storm as they signed off the season in fine style against Brisbane.

Chairman predicts Brown will return Knights to glory days

Optimistic: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan believes Nathan Brown is the man to return the club to its halcyon days.

Lealiifano's 50,000km global rugby journey

ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano training with the Canberra Vikings on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin 8:14 PM   Christian Lealiifano is back in the ACT after travelling 50,000km and playing on three different continents in the past month.

Crows blast league over resting Roos

Unfazed: Adelaide Crows chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Caroline Wilson 7:52 PM   Adelaide "not happy" at North Melbourne's decision to rest nine players for their round-23 clash with Richmond.

My All-Australian team

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey 9:01 PM   In a team game, one of the individual accolades I most respected was being named in the All-Australian team.

Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce 11:22 AM   Australian tennis legend Rod Laver believes Nick Kyrgios' "mouth and his antics have taken over" his game, and questioned the 20-year-old's ability to fulfil his vast potential.

Burns impresses Warner

Burns is in line to open alongside Warner for the entire one-day series against England.

Jesse Hogan 9:31 PM   David Warner is encouraged by his early batting experience with one of the candidates to join him at the top of the order in Australia's Test team.

Review of FFA  payment 'begs questions'

Former FIFA president Jack Warner.

The FFA used an account containing Commonwealth funds to pay a $500,000 "stadium re-development" payment to a Caribbean bank account controlled by allegedly corrupt former FIFA boss Jack Warner. 

League HQ

Pascoe named Wests Tigers CEO

Highly-rated: Justin Pascoe (left) moves from the Panthers to take up the Wests Tigers CEO role.

Michael Carayannis 1:13 AM   Justin Pascoe has the task of turning around the embattled club after being named CEO after a 'global search'.

Farah says contract saga is a "first world problem"

Robbie Farah of the Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis 1:11 AM   Any heartache Robbie Farah may be feeling towards his Tigers axing took a drastic backseat on Thursday when he spoke about a topic closer to his heart.

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Rugby Heaven

Smith in line for Test debut against Eagles

World Cup bolter: Prop Toby Smith.

Rupert Guinness 5:58 PM   Toby Smith left Australia for the United States last Saturday as an uncapped bolter in the Wallabies World Cup squad.

Dennis will use Wallabies omission as motivation for NRC

Not wanted: Dave Dennis has had success with Michael Cheika at Super Rugby level but has been left out of the national squad.

Tom Decent 5:30 PM   Waratahs captain Dave Dennis says he was bitterly disappointed to miss out on Michael Cheika's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad but will use that as motivation to continue the Sydney Stars' unbeaten start to the National Rugby Championship. 

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Cricket

Wade leads Australia to 1-0 series lead

On song: Matthew Wade sweeps for four.

Jesse Hogan 7:04 AM   Matthew Wade's unbeaten 71 led Australia to victory in a mixed series-opening one-dayer in Southampton.

Burns impresses Warner as batsmen vie to succeed Rogers as Test opener

Burns is in line to open alongside Warner for the entire one-day series against England.

Jesse Hogan 9:31 PM   David Warner is encouraged by his early batting experience with one of the candidates to join him at the top of the order in Australia's Test team.

AFL

Is your AFL club 'relevant'?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23:  Demons head coach Paul Roos speaks to his players during the round 21 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

When it comes to supporters of the traditionally big Melbourne clubs, it seems regardless of performance, they are guaranteed strong support, television audiences and social-media engagement.

The beauty of the congested stoppage

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30:  Bernie Vince of the Demons looks to handball while being tackled by Lachie Neale of the Dockers during the round 22 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Domain Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon 3:19 PM   Numbers around stoppages have led to the best blink-and-you'll-miss-it skills the game has ever seen.

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Soccer

Postecoglou delighted as job done with minimum of fuss

Socceroos captain Tim Cahill acknowledges supporters at nib Stadium.

Michael Lynch 12:22 AM   Tim Cahill was left on the bench because Australia wanted a more mobile strike force to be able to run at a Bangladesh rearguard that was guaranteed to sit back and defend deeply, coach Ange Postecoglou said.

Socceroos vs Bangladesh, by numbers

Aaron Mooy of Australia celebrates closely with teammates after scoring.

Brad Elborough 12:06 AM   You can't say the Socceroos return to Perth for the first time in a decade wasn't successful. As a contest, it's not every day that five goals are scored.

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ACT Sport

Insects make the fish grow bolder

There has been a sudden burst in insect

Bryan Pratt 8:44 PM   The early spring weather has resulted in a sudden burst of insect activity in the alpine lakes and fish have reacted quickly.

Just six weeks out from the season, the Canberra Capitals don't have a team

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

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Horse Racing

Waller not daunted by record number of starters

Undaunted: Trainer Chris Waller.

Patrick Bartley 10:07 PM   For Chris Waller the thought of creating a world record number of starters in Saturday's $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in Sydney is far from a daunting prospect, according to the trainer.

Why Bart Cummings loathed any comparison to Bradman

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 7:07 PM   The master horseman was humble to the end

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Kenny-Dowall likely to face Souths

Shaun Kenny-Dowall could make his return to the Sydney Roosters side on Friday night against South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Robredo halts Groth charge

Veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo continues his run of knocking over Australians at the US Open, beating Sam Groth in straight sets.

Jarryd Hayne stars in Madden 16

He has been making waves on field as he fights for a spot in the San Francisco 49-ers but in the meantime fans can get their Jarryd Hayne fix by playing the Madden NFL 16 video game.

Epic tennis racquet smashes

Where does Coco Vandeweghe's destruction of her tennis racquet during her US Open tie rank amongst other notorious racquet abusers?

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.