Cherry-Evans to announce he will stay at Manly

Adrian Proszenko 10:59 AM   Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans is set to backflip on Gold Coast Titans deal.

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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 10:41 AM   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 6:17 PM   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 5:30 PM   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

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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

Cowboys re-sign coach Green

Roped in: The Cowboys have retained the services of coach Paul Green.

12:00 PM   North Queensland have confirmed they have re-signed coach Paul Green for another three NRL seasons.

Creagh re-signs with Dragons

Local boy: Ben Creagh has extended his time with the Dragons.

11:36 AM   St George Illawarra captain Ben Creagh will spend another year at the club he joined as a local junior after re-signing with the Dragons until the end of 2016.

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Scotland defends South African picks

South African-born Josh Strauss.

12:44 AM   Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.

Gibson challenges SANZAR 'inconsistency' on lifting tackles

Assistant Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson.

Georgina Robinson 10:10 PM   The Waratahs say they have no trouble with the crackdown on dangerous tackles - they just want the laws applied consistently.

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Cricket

McCullum ecstatic as Black Caps square Test series with England

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum answers questions at a press conference after the final.

Julian Guyer 8:55 AM   New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has praised his side's resilience after they bounced back from a heavy defeat to square their Test series with England.

Australia must avoid Windies ambush

West Indies' players pray before a practice session in Roseau, Dominica, on Monday.

Brendan McArdle 7:13 PM   From the intoxicating atmosphere of the MCG on World Cup Final Day two months ago, to tiny Dominica in front of two men and a dog in the Caribbean : what a contrast for eight of the Australians who will be taking the field against the West Indies.  

AFL

Magpies have only scratched 'tip of iceberg'

Nathan Buckley hopes his team's rousing second-half performance against the Kangaroos would act as a baseline for the remainder of the season.

Jon Pierik 6:00 PM   Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has declared the Magpies are in the best health they have been for four years and says his team has only scratched "the tip of the iceberg" in its development.

Dons list management 'compromised'

Tim Watson says Essendon's list management has been compromised.

Matt Murnane   Essendon great Tim Watson says he believes his former club has been "compromised" by the supplements saga in terms of their willingness to make hard decisions on players.

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Soccer

Soccer mums take free kick at FIFA to keep court case in play

FIFA scandal: Now the soccer mums are weighing in to push through changes in the game to protect their children.

Pam MacLean 11:53 AM   FIFA's global corruption scandal spread to a California court case where soccer moms seeking to protect youths from head injuries challenged the credibility of the sport's governing body.

How the US would likely prosecute resigned FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced his resignation.

Nick O'Malley 11:34 AM   When Ron Fischetti, one of New York's best-known trial lawyers, read the New York Times story about the FBI's FIFA investigation, he knew at once what was going on.

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ACT Sport

Blue Devils aim to eliminate FFA Cup specialists

Belconnen United will have home ground advantage in its FFA qualifying semi-final tie against Tuggeranong United at McKellar Park on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin 6:29 PM   Belconnen United jumped at the chance to have home field advantage, but Tuggeranong United is aiming to build on its repuation as FFA Cup specialists.

Union

McInerney gets start against Samoa

Tuggeranong's Connal McInerney is playing for Australia at the under-20s World Championships.

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   Lomax named on the bench for Australia's under-20 rugby World Championship opener.

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Horse Racing

Queensland racing crackdown a warning to Victoria

Horse Racing generic.

Patrick Bartley 7:30 PM   Tuesday's disembowelling of the administration core of horse, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland may be a telling moment that guides how integrity units operate in future.

Boom then bust: Queensland relying on old stager as sole Stradbroke hope

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Tegan Harrison riding Temple of Boom after Race 5, the Gilgai Stakes during Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on October 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly 5:02 PM   Tony Gollan knows Temple Of Boom - the trainer's first ever group 1 winner - owes him absolutely nothing. But the rest of Queensland will be relying on the old stager in the $2 million Stradbroke Handicap.

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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.