Sezer won't be back-flipping like DCE: Raiders boss

Lee Gaskin 5:26 PM   Raiders chief executive Don Furner is adamant Gold Coast Titans recruit Aidan Sezer will honour his contract with Canberra despite Daly Cherry-Evans electing to stay at Manly.

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Russia and Qatar World Cups in doubt

On his way out: Sepp Blatter has announced that he will resign.

Gordon Rayner and Claire Newell 9:08 AM   Russia and Qatar's hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were thrown into doubt after Sepp Blatter was finally forced to relinquish his iron grip on the sport.

'I'd walk out again': Stuart fuming at refs

Ricky Stuart says he doesn't regret sensationally walking out of last weekend's post-game press conference and would do it again.

Lee Gaskin 12:50 PM   Ricky Stuart says he doesn't regret sensationally walking out of last weekend's post-game press conference and would do it again.

Toomua not likely to play Force

Matt Toomua is likely to miss this week's clash against the Force in Perth.

David Polkinghorne   Christian Lealiifano and Robbie Coleman are starting to gel so well the expected absence of Matt Toomua will have minimal impact against the Western Force: Brumbies coach.

Raiders must change gears sooner

Jarrad Kennedy said it was important the Raiders  regained  momentum.

Lee Gaskin   It's the unwanted half century the Canberra Raiders must turn around if they are to get their NRL season back on track.

Raiders wait to see on new cooling-off period

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco signed with the Raiders last year before using the round 13 rule to get out of his contract.

Lee Gaskin 8:02 PM   Raiders chief executive Don Furner agrees with the scrapping of the NRL's controversial round 13 rule, but wants to see the impact of the 10-day cooling-off period.

Titans back round 13 rule scrapping

Daly Cherry-Evans.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Gold Coast welcomes the scrapping of the NRL's round 13 rule, but the change won't come quickly enough to prevent yet another week of speculation about Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Inside the NRL's video referee bunker

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 01:  Video Referee, Bernard Sutton, uses the new NRL video referee bunker at ANZ Stadium on June 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

Brad Walter 10:00 PM   The NRL's high tech solution to help video referees make decisions faster and more accurately without even being at the game.

If Smith got a penalty, why didn't Farah?

Storm connection: Cameron Smith and Billy Slater during Wednesday's Origin match.

Michael Chammas 7:00 PM   For years those south of the border have been holding on to a conspiracy that the Queensland and Storm captain Cameron Smith gets away with murder.

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NRL is killing the game's entertainers

Steve Mascord dinkus Dinkus

Steve Mascord   Comment: In Super League you can still have success with daring attack, in a way you can't in the NRL any more.

Chelsea win again, but Sydney hold heads high

Football - Sydney FC v Chelsea FC - Friendly Match - ANZ Stadium, Sydney - Australia - 2/6/15
Chelsea's Eden Hazard
Reuters / Steve Christo

Sebastian Hassett 10:57 PM   If Sydney FC fancy themselves as the Chelsea of the A-League, this marked a reasonable opportunity to measure up back-to-back with the real thing.

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League HQ

Eight-year deal tempts DCE to backflip

Daly Cherry-Evans walks into the press conference on Wednesday with Manly Chairman Scott Penn (centre) and Manly CEO Joe Kelly.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko 6:19 PM   Daly Cherry-Evans is on top of the rugby league world with eight-year deal.

Melbourne Storm lose Marika Koroibete to injury, now face Penrith Panthers

Marika Koroibete of Melbourne Storm

Roy Ward 5:39 PM   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says both Storm and Panthers have their problems doing into their NRL game on Saturday night.

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Rugby Heaven

Pocock 'stoked' about Goodes' indigenous war dance

David Pocock says Adam Goodes' war dance was 'great for sport'.

David Polkinghorne 6:20 PM   David Pocock says former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes' indigenous war dance is "great for sport and great for Australia" but he has no plans for any┬átry celebrations of his own against his old Super Rugby club.

Kelleway sets try-scoring record in junior World Cup opener

Australia smash through the Samoa defence.

12:52 PM   Australia have started the Under-20s rugby world championship with a hard-fought victory over Samoa that included skipper Andrew Kellaway setting a try-scoring record.

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Cricket

Lachlan Stevens, Karen Rolton land coaching roles with Victoria

Karen Rolton

Jesse Hogan 3:29 PM   Victoria has announced coaching panels for the upcoming season, naming former Western Australia coach Lachlan Stevens and Southern Stars great Karen Rolton.

Cricket Australia to roll out new concussion policy across country this summer

Safety first: Australian opener Chris Rogers gets the word from team doctor Peter Brukner that he won't be playing in the first Test.

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   Cricket Australia will this summer introduce an updated policy on concussion across all matches sanctioned by the governing body that will replicate the action taken in the Caribbean when Chris Rogers was the victim of a head knock in the lead-up to the first Test.

AFL

Suns bans about professionalism, not alcohol

Gary Ablett.

Beth Newman 2:37 PM   Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade says the club's latest alcohol-related suspensions are about more than just a glass of red wine.

Clark set to miss clash with Bombers

Clark was injured against the Eagles.

5:59 PM   Mitch Clark is set to miss Geelong's crunch clash with Essendon on Saturday night due to a calf injury.

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Soccer

We could host World Cup, says successful Asia Cup organiser

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was contested over a month by 32 countries in 12 cities.

Greg Baum 6:17 PM   The new broom sweeping through FIFA is bound to re-enliven speculation about whether Australia might yet get to host the 2022 World Cup.

Australia hopes Sepp Blatter's resignation triggers "dawn of a new era"

FFA president Frank Lowy speaks after the FIFA vote saw Sepp Blatter remain as president of the organisation.

Sebastian Hassett 6:16 PM   The resignation of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president was met with euphoria across Australia - none more so than by FFA chairman Frank Lowy, who hailed the news as a "watershed" moment.

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Rugby League

Former Cricket ACT CEO helps league in battle against AFL

Chairman of Canberra Region Rugby League Noel Bissett, General  Manager Canberra Region and Community Rugby League Mark Vergano Raiders and CEO Don Furner.

Lee Gaskin 5:33 PM   He managed partnerships with the AFL at Manuka Oval, but former Cricket ACT chief Mark Vergano will now be helping rugby league in the battle for grassroots supremacy.

Philip Oval set to host AFL Canberra finals, boost cricket levels

Ball hitting cricket stumps on, bails flying, close up (generic) squiz

Zac Lawrence 5:33 PM   An upgrade to Phillip Oval can further boost the region's cricket levels, Cricket ACT boss Cameron French says.

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Horse Racing

Punters in the dark as Stradbroke jigsaw becomes harder

Chris Parnham guides Lumosty to victory in the All Victorian Sprint Series Heat 2 on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly 5:47 PM   The Stradbroke Handicap picture became no clearer after a barrier draw which only confused punters as two trainers who gave the race a shake last year declared it one of the most open renewals in years.

All horses for major spring races to be tested out of season

Horse Racing

Patrick Bartley 2:11 PM   Potential Melbourne Cup and spring hopefuls stabled out of Victoria for the first time will come under a national out of competition testing regime.

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Capital Football NPL: Olympic v Cooma

Canberra Olympic take on Tigers Football Club at O'Connor.

Sharapova falls to Safarova

Defending champion was the only major casualty of the fourth-round stage at the French Open.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Warriors

The Woden Rams take on the West Belconnen Warriors.

Capital League: Goulburn v United

United takes on Goulburn at the National Hockey Centre.

Arsenal coach reflects on FA Cup win

Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.

Lions register historic victory over the Tahs

The Lions beat the Waratahs 27-22 in Johannesburg.

Broncos too good for Raiders in Canberra

Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.

Raiders go down against Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos took on the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Cowboys escape against Manly

North Queensland Cowboys engineer a great escape.

Inglis concussion sours Souths' win 

Head knock to Souths captain sours uninspiring 22-16 win.