Harris announces shock retirement

Ryan Harris has played with pain for most of his international career. But this injury has been too much.

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What will the Raiders look like in 2016?

Gold Coast Titan Aidan Sezer will join the Canberra Raiders next year.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has delivered a warning to his players for 2016 and beyond.

'I can win Wimbledon': Kyrgios

Entertainer: Nick Kyrgios believes he has what it takes to win Wimbledon.

Michael Chammas   The showman that is Nick Kyrgios admits the spotlight at grand slams brings out his best tennis.

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Tomic unleashes extraordinary attack 

Angry young man ... Bernard Tomic unleashed a barrage of criticism against Tennis Australia and Pat Rafter in a press conference after his third-round loss to Novak Djokovic.

Michael Chammas   Bernard Tomic has reignited his simmering war with Tennis Australia after unleashing a brutally scathing attack on tennis legend Pat Rafter and TA chief executive Craig Tiley.

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Forget the 'Klemmer Killer', Gallen set to be Papalii's prime target

Family ties: boxer Alex Leapai expects fireworks from his cousin Josh Papalii in Wednesday's Origin decider.

Adrian Proszenko   For all of the talk of Josh Papalii being spirited into the Queensland team as a 'Klemmer Killer', the real fireworks are likely to come from his battle with Paul Gallen.

Police investigate ice link to Phil Walsh's death

Cy Walsh.

Tammy Mills 1:00 AM   Police are investigating if the drug ice was linked to the alleged stabbing murder of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, according to reports.

Highlanders crowned Super Rugby champions

Unstoppable force: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders on the charge.

Toby Robson   They had knocked off the Chiefs in Dunedin, then bamboozled the Waratahs in Sydney, but few thought they could beat the regular season champion Hurricanes on their home patch.

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Folau's new book a winner on and off the field

World-class: Wallabies fullback Israel Folau.

Karen Hardy   Israel Folau wasn't much older than the characters in his new series of children's books when he made his NRL debut.

The Canberra club feeling Phil Walsh's death

People put their scarves out at Greenway Oval to honour Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Lee Gaskin   Having experienced their own tragedy this year, the Tuggeranong Hawks wanted to honour Phil Walsh.

League HQ

Titans clash 'will bring best' from DCE

Big game player: Daly Cherry-Evans.

Steve Mascord 8:33 PM   Manly coach Geoff Toovey says halfback Daly Cherry-Evans will be "spurred on" by playing against the Gold Coast team he reneged on.

Proof the passion is strong at Brookie

Phil Gould

Phil Gould 7:49 PM   It was an important second half for the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon. They had to make a statement.

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Rugby Heaven

Speight to return to Fiji following grandfather's death

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

David Polkinghorne 8:13 PM   Henry Speight has been granted compassionate leave to return to Fiji following the death of his grandfather.

Super Rugby final shows why south is best

Paul Cully

Paul Cully 5:34 PM   Toulon? Both of the Hurricanes and Highlanders would have the European champions chasing shadows.

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Cricket

Harris: I'm shattered but England have hands full with our quicks

Ryan Harris - dink - dinkus - thumbnail

Ryan Harris 8:00 PM   Once you get through Johnson you've got to get through Starc as well and then Hazlewood. Normally you can sit on one bowler in a side- the English won't be able to do that.

Pat Cummins ready for Ashes call-up as Australia look to Gen Next

Australia's Pat Cummins listens to the national anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD 
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Andrew Wu 6:15 PM   Pat Cummins is better prepared for his second coming in Test cricket than he was four years ago when he was thrown in the deep end as an 18-year-old rookie, says former Test seamer Geoff Lawson.

AFL

Watson and that magic 200

Jobe Watson talks to Matthew Lloyd.

Matthew Lloyd   Jobe Watson's career has not been a straight-forward on. From uncertain beginnings, despite his family bloodline, Watson has matured into an exceptional leader and Brownlow Medal winner.

Coach defends Greene over spitting incident

Toby Greene spitting

Daniel Cherny   GWS coach Leon Cameron has staunchly defended the character of midfielder Toby Greene after the Giant appeared to spit in the direction of Richmond's Anthony Miles at the MCG.

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Soccer

Wanderers narrow in on star striker to fill attacking void

Didier Drogba.

Sebastian Hassett 6:32 PM   Having secured one of the most important pieces of their on-field puzzle with the midweek signing of Mitch Nichols, the Western Sydney Wanderers are determined to find what they believe is the final part – a goal-scoring striker.

Blatter: governments tried to sway FIFA votes

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said France and Germany applied political pressure before the votes.

12:27 PM   FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed the presidents of both France and Germany applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar.

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ACT Sport

Record numbers kick off 25th Kanga Cup

Representing Belnorth is Riley McQueenie, aged 10, of Giralang (front) at Canberra Stadium for the Kanga Cup opening ceremony.

Lee Gaskin 8:17 PM   The 25th Kanga Cup welcomes 350 teams this year, including New Zealand and Korean players.

Folkard, Norton shine as Aussies down Japan

Adam Folkard pitched a shutout against Japan.

4:51 PM   Canberra's Adam Folkard and Nick Norton played pivotal roles to guide Australia into the semi-finals of the world softball championships on Sunday.

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Horse Racing

Gauci shows he can still get the job done

Experienced hand: Darren Gauci wins on Lord Durante on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 7:02 PM   Veteran jockey Darren Gauci is one of the softly spoken, quiet men of the weighing room;

The Sam Kavanagh betting fluctuations tell a grim story

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly 7:00 PM   Where there is smoke there is fire. In racing - more often than not - it is a raging inferno. Which is just about where punters should have lobbed their hard earned backing against most Sam Kavanagh-trained runners during January.

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Wallabies face question marks

Selection issues around the halves and a back row quandary.

Tomic struggling under the sun

Bernard Tomic says the heat is hampering his play at Wimbledon.

AFL boss addresses drugs claims

Gillon McLachlan responds to the publication of Harley Bennell pics.

Ashes spot not guaranteed for Harris

Darren Lehmann has a number of selection headaches on his hands.

Gold Coast Sun's in crisis talks

The AFL is facing a new drug crisis thanks to Karmichael Hunt.

Jennings fast and furious in win

Michael Jennings stars in the Roosters' 20-10 win over Titans.

Panthers winger scores four tries

David Simmons' quadruple helps Penrith defeat Wests 35-12.

Carlton spoil Gold Coast's 100th match

Carlton spoil Gold Coast'€™s 100th match with a 34-point win.

Japan ends Matildas' brave World Cup run

Australia's World Cup has ended in the dying stages against Japan.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Rams v Bushies

The Woden Valley Rams take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers.