Warne to Kyrgios: 'You're testing our patience mate'

Claire Siracusa 10:40 AM   Australian cricket great Shane Warne has penned an open letter to controversial tennis youngster Nick Kyrgios, telling him not to "waste his talent".

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'I heard a bit of a crack or slap': Austin 

Blake Austin leaves the field on Monday after injuring his shoulder.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 5:30 PM   Blake Austin will go under the knife to fix a posterior labral tear to his right shoulder.

Quiet please: 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.

Serena survives early test in grand slam bid

Serena Williams roard back from 4-0 down in the tiebreaker.

8:01 AM   Serena Williams took her second step in a drive to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years by beating Kiki Bertens in the second round.

Hayne makes the cut ... in video game

Jarryd Hayne in the EA Sports game Madden 16.

Michael Carayannis 5:44 PM   Jarryd Hayne might not be an official San Francisco 49ers squad member yet but the former rugby league star has already been included as part of the Madden 16 video game.

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Turner playing with Tate-style neck brace

Kytle Turner

Brad Walter 6:00 PM   Kyle Turner admits his parents were "nervous wrecks" after his most recent neck injury but support his decision to keep playing.

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

Who said Wallabies campaign just began? 

Gearing up for the cup: Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness 5:30 PM   When Nick Phipps hears people suggest the Wallabies' campaign for the World Cup in England began with their departure from Australia last Saturday, his mind turns back almost six months.

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Six weeks out the 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.

'We pick you, we expect you to perform': Lyon

Freo v Port Adelaide

Brad Elborough 4:05 PM   Anyone representing Fremantle in Adelaide on Saturday would be advised to treat the game as though it will be their last – and it may well be.

ODI's a chance for Bailey to secure spot

Opportunity: George Bailey can prove an asset to Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan 7:34 PM   The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.

League HQ

Chance of NFL game in Australia 'almost non-existent'

Cisco kid: Jarryd Hayne rushes during a pre-season game with the San Francisco 49ers.

Michael Chammas 3:09 PM   Despite a massive spike in interest in American football on the back of Jarryd Hayne's success, the NFL says there is next to no chance of playing a regular season game in Australia.

Live NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

Beth Newman 2:20 PM   Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm.

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Rugby Heaven

Rugby World Cup 2015: James Slipper takes over captaincy for Wallabies clash with US Eagles

James Slipper

Rupert Guinness 3:37 PM   Queensland prop James Slipper has been named as captain of the Wallabies for their one-off Test against the US Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.

Eagles to use no-fear approach against Wallabies

Fighting words: USA head coach Mike Tolkin.

Rupert Guinness 4:51 PM   When the US Eagles play the Wallabies at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, coach Mike Tolkin will have no fear about playing at the same venue where they were thrashed by the All Blacks last November.

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Cricket

WACA to shift Test matches to new Perth Stadium at Burswood

WACA

3:02 PM   Australia's blockbuster Test matches against India, England, and South Africa are set to be moved from the WACA Ground to the new Perth Stadium under a new plan.

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Suspended Faulkner difficult to replace for England one-dayers: Smith

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan 2:13 PM   Australia captain Steve Smith says suspended all-rounder James Faulkner will be hard to replace with the bat and, particularly, bowling at the death in the one-day series against England.

AFL

Stevie J should play AFL in 2016: Thompson

Mark Thompson says Steve Johnson should play on.

10:46 AM   Two-time Geelong premiership coach Mark Thompson believes Steve Johnson should play on at another AFL club next season.

Shaw's teammates become animated comedy

Right Brothers Rhyce and Heath Shaw. Rhyce Shaw plays for the Sydney Swans and Heath Shaw plays for GWS.This weekend they will play against each other for the first time professionally.
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smh 17th April 2015

David Sygall 2:48 PM   It might back up the argument that footballers have too much spare time, but Heath Shaw has nailed his Giants teammates with some spot-on Simpsons lookalikes.

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Soccer

Live: Socceroos v Bangladesh

Tim Cahill celebrates scoring against China during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals.

2:06 PM   Follow our live matchtracker of the clash between the Socceroos and Bangladesh from nib Stadium in Perth.

Will Postecoglou's relationship with the FFA be damaged by backdown?

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch 2:03 PM   A public dressing-down has Ange Postecoglou less than happy.

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Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Excited: Vikings and Brumbies player  Lauisii Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

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Horse Racing

O'Shea, Waterhouse unfazed by Waller's Chelmsford Stakes invasion

Favourite: James McDonald and Hartnell are the ones to beat in Saturday's Chelmsford Stakes.

Adam Pengilly 3:15 PM   Chris Waller's nonplussed rivals John O'Shea and Gai Waterhouse remain unfazed about the leading trainer's 11-strong Chelmsford Stakes army, preferring to focus on their own prospects in the Randwick feature.

Schofield and Ball Of Muscle seeking to turn perfect six into seventh heaven

Glyn Schofield

Adam Pengilly 3:30 PM   Six starts, six wins. Glyn Schofield and Ball Of Muscle have been a flawless combination - one the in-form rider is banking on continuing in the Concorde Stakes.

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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.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.