Townsvile heat puts Raiders at disadvantage

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   The Raiders are at a "significant disadvantage" in trying to adapt to the change of temperature in north Queensland.

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Raiders eye revenge for painful defeat

Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker reacts after his side's tough 21-20 loss to the Cowboys at Canberra Stadium in round 15.

Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   The Canberra Raiders want to make amends for the ''hurt'' they felt when they get their rematch with the red-hot Cowboys on Saturday.

Roosters break Canterbury hearts 

Super hero: Michael Jennings was the match-winner for the Roosters against Canterbury.

David Sygall 9:48 PM   Canterbury's season hangs by a thread after they fell at the last hurdle in a thrilling clash with the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.

Tigers stun Storm in boilover of season

Boilover: Tigers pivot Mitchell Moses runs the ball against the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval.

Tom Decent 12:00 AM   A fired-up Wests Tigers team snapped a five game losing streak with an 18-point win over a shell-shocked Melbourne Storm side on Friday.

England close in on massive win 

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks on during day three of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan 12:06 AM   England is on the verge of taking a 2-1 series lead in the Ashes.

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Tigers genuine threat after win over Hawks

Dustin Martin fends off Hawk Ben Stratton.

Michael Gleeson 10:53 PM   The Tigers are in the top four after hunting then beating the Hawks

A dark place: Goodes and the race question

Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the game.

Rick Feneley 10:27 PM   A crescendo of boos for a footy legend becomes a pivotal moment for race relations in this country, writes Rick Feneley.

Canberra in running for Socceroos match

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic made a strong start to the season in Celtic's 2-0 win against Dutch side FC Den Bosch.

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Lynagh backs Giteau for No.10 role

Matt Giteau.

David Polkinghorne 9:35 PM   Michael Lynagh says Matt Giteau is the Wallabies' best playmaking option.

Siliva looking for Royal finale in Canberra

Siliva Siliva has loved his stint with the Royals.

Liam Warren 4:54 PM   Siliva Siliva is heading into what could potentially be his final game in Canberra in the John I Dent Cup preliminary final.

League HQ

Live NRL: Stupid Saturday

Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos.

Steve Mascord 11:34 PM   Live coverage of Saturday's crucial clashes - Warriors v Sharks, Cowboys v Raiders, Sea Eagles v Broncos

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Rugby Heaven

Melbourne Rebel Sean McMahon wins club's players' player award

Sean McMahon.

Roy Ward 11:00 PM   Sean McMahon win's Melbourne Rebels' highest honour at club awards.

SANZAR appeals ban handed to Hooper

Sidelined: Michael Hooper.

Russell Jackson 7:14 PM   SANZAR has taken the unusual step of appealing Michael Hooper's one-week suspension, putting the Wallabies flanker at risk of missing the Bledisloe Cup opener.

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Cricket

Live: England v Australia, third Test, day three

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks on during day three of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan 12:06 AM   Can Peter Nevill and the Australian tail cause England any heartache?

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Dog devotee Rene Farrell seeking another Test triumph

"I can't take the smile off my face": Rene Farrell.

Jesse Hogan 11:41 PM   Having started her career with a single-minded approach to cricket only to give it up four years ago due to losing her passion for it, fast-bowler Rene Farrell is crediting a more laidback approach to life to getting her back as a key member of the Southern Stars' women's Ashes squad in England.

AFL

Star Docker Fyfe sidelined by groin injury

Brownlow balancing act: Nat Fyfe.

Brad Elborough 4:21 PM   While Fremantle hopes star midfielder Nat Fyfe will miss just one game, there are no guarantees that he won't be sidelined with his groin injury for longer.

Lang aims to make his own AFL mark

Making his mark: Darcy Lang of the Cats.

9:27 PM   Darcy Lang looks at the Geelong veterans, listens to their tales and craves what they've achieved in the AFL.

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Soccer

Canberra in running for Socceroos World Cup match

Canberra-raised Socceroo Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth 8:47 PM   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

EPL 2015-16 preview: All you need to know

English Premier League 2015-16.

Sebastian Hassett 12:52 PM   Who's in, who's out, who's going to finish where and what are the odds for all 20 teams lining up for the 2015-16 English Premier League season.

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ACT Sport

Canberra trainers premiership goes down to the wire

Trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne 7:48 PM   It took until Canberra's very last race of the season to decide the trainers' premiership on Friday.

Tigers chasing back to back titles despite points deduction

Cooma Tigers FC striker Goran Josifovski says the club is using its points deduction as motivation.

Lee Gaskin 5:05 PM   Cooma Tigers are using their points deduction for playing too many visa players as motivation to defend their title.

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Horse Racing

Clerk of the course works on after spectacular fall

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 8:42 PM   They make them tough down in the Riverina. Chris Wilson, the clerk of the course at Wagga trots, and his horse have continued to work after being fortunate to escape serious injury when the mobile clattered into the fence in the back straight on Friday.

Canberra trainers premiership goes down to the wire

Trainer Keith Dryden.

David Polkinghorne 7:48 PM   It took until Canberra's very last race of the season to decide the trainers' premiership on Friday.

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Ashes: Voges' no-look catch stumps Cook

Adam Voges provides a rare highlight for Australia.

Goodes' Australian of Year award speech

Adam Goodes' Australian of the Year" speech from January 2014.

Tigers support Goodes in Dreamtime jersey

The Tigers will wear their Dreamtime jersey on Friday night.

Jetta: 'Fans need to show more respect'

Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes speak on war dance goal celebration.

Cambage dropped after dodging training

The Basketball star opted to go to music festival Splendour.

Le Tour wraps up on a 'wild and wacky' day

Highlights from the final stage of the Tour de France.

Papalii reported after knocking out Plum

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is put on report.

NRL: Canberra v Penrith Panthers

The Raiders secured a vital 34-24 win against the Panthers.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Wests

Royals and Wests clash at Viking Park in the minor semi-final.

Canberra AFL: Gungahlin v Eastlake

Gungahlin and Eastlake clash at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.