Kyrgios out; Wawrinka through to Japan semis

11:52 PM   French Open champion Stan Wawrinka sailed into the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-4 win over American Austin Krajicek.

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Ten-man Victory held goalless by Adelaide

Sergio Cirio of Adelaide United attempts to get past two Victory defenders during Friday's match.

Michael Lynch 10:32 PM   Just over two weeks ago Melbourne Victory put Adelaide United to the sword in the FFA Cup. But  an A League match against the same opponent with points at stake is a different affair.

Strong-finishing All Blacks beat Tonga

Nehe Milner-Skudder, right, reaches for the ball and goes onto score a try.

8:17 AM   The All Blacks have hit their straps in the last half-hour to beat Tonga 47-9 in Newcastle and end a stuttering Rugby World Cup pool campaign on a high.

Weight difference no worries for Giteau

Bruise brother: Wales hope pairing giant backs George North, pictured, and Jamie Roberts in the midfield will do some damage against the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies veteran Matt Giteau expects Wales to fire their giant midfield combination straight through Australia's belly as they attempt to break a 10-match losing streak.

Mitchell chases down Jonah Lomu

Try time: Drew Mitchell crosses for one of his two five-pointers against Uruguay.

Chris Dutton 9:49 PM   Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell is "lethal" with the ball and deserves to be mentioned alongside World Cup try-scoring freaks Jonah Lomu and Brian Habana.

Wallabies have everything to lose


Chris Dutton   Is this the match that will decide whether the Wallabies make the World Cup final or will they fall at the hurdle before them?

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Clubs upset by Vikings and Brumbies

Brumbies James Dargaville and Ita Vaea have played starring roles for the Vikings in the NRC this season.

David Polkinghorne 9:32 PM   Should the Vikings be allowed to use so many Brumbies players?

Sezer's move has nothing to do with DCE

'Getting back closer to family and friend will be good for us, and ease the burden on life away from footy': Aidan Sezer.

Jon Tuxworth   It seemed like everyone was of the opinion Aidan Sezer left the Titans because of Daly Cherry-Evans. He sets the record straight.

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Canberra team's jersey a 'conversation starter'

Lauren Jackson sporting the new jersey.

Jon Tuxworth 9:19 PM   "A lot of people say politics shouldn't be in sport". But the Canberra Capitals want Malcolm Turnbull to take notice.

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Football's turn to emulate Capitals  

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Jon Tuxworth 9:25 PM   Comment: The Canberra Capitals decision to wear the rainbow colours on their uniforms this WNBL season raises the question - which football team will have the courage to follow suit?

Mostert breaks leg in horror crash

Chaz Mostert's car after he crashed out during qualifying.

Mark Fogarty   Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert will not get to defend his title after suffering severe injuries in a huge qualifying crash at Mount Panorama on Friday.

League HQ

Hybrid rugby game a long time coming

Part of the brains trust: Mark Ella playing for Randwick in 1984.

Roy Masters 8:11 PM   William Webb Ellis is known as the schoolboy who invented a game, rather than the other way round.

Hopoate to talk to kids after release from prison

Happier days: Jamil Hopoate gets a kiss from his mum.

Daniel Lane 7:54 PM   Jamil Hopoate, who had a promising NRL future before being imprisoned for his role in an assault, was released from Sydney's Long Bay prison on Friday and will soon be lecturing young athletes about the ramifications of alcohol-fuelled violence.


Rugby Heaven

May the best two teams make the NRC decider

A dejected Vikings team after another converted Brisbane try.

David Polkinghorne 8:29 PM   Who does Brisbane City coach Nick Stiles want to face in the NRC grand final?

Wallabies stars close in on 12-month seasons

Stretched: Israel Folau at training this week.

Chris Dutton 8:22 PM   Israel Folau and Bernard Foley face the prospect of almost two years of non-stop rugby and will walk the fine line between burnout and maximising their earning potential when they juggle Wallabies, Super Rugby and Japanese duties at the same time.



Marsh aims to add extra edge to Breakers

"Playing in Australia is something I've wanted to do for quite a number of years": Laura Marsh.

Daniel Lane 7:50 PM   Just as India's master batsman Sachin Tendulkar created history in 1992 by becoming the first overseas cricketer to play for Yorkshire, England's off-spinner Laura Marsh has broken new ground as the first overseas player to represent the NSW Breakers.

Ed Cowan century powers NSW to good total

Leading from the front: Ed Cowan was in top form for the Blues against Western Australia.

Jamie Marcuson 7:45 PM    An Ed Cowan century powered NSW to a total of 264 against Western Australia


Lions or Hawks: Battle of the threepeaters

Three of the best: Michael Voss, Craig McCrae and Justin Leppitsch with the AFL premiership cup in 2003.

Andrew Stafford 7:00 PM   If you could line up Hawthorn's modern triple-premiership winning heroes with the most recent side to achieve the monumental feat, the Brisbane Lions of 2001-2003, who would emerge on the premiership dais?

Rebuilding Cats an unknown quantity, says Ling

Patrick Dangerfield will boost Geelong's chances in 2016.

Jon Pierik 6:47 PM   As Geelong plots a revamp of their playing list, premiership skipper Cameron Ling admits they shape as one of the more uncertain yet intriguing teams of 2016.



Ferreira brace downs gutsy Glory

Happy hunting ground: Fabio Ferreira.

8:31 PM   Central Coast have delivered on their intent to entertain with a 3-2 opening-round win A-League home win over Perth.

Why Jordan loss was good for Socceroos

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Craig Foster 7:10 PM   The Jordan loss was a tremendous learning moment, one the Socceroos will benefit greatly from because it provides another opportunity to evolve or become better at managing situations.


ACT Sport

ACT Meteors fall to Queensland in Brisbane

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu impressed for the Meteors in their loss.

Jon Tuxworth 6:56 PM   The ACT Meteors fell to a 10-run loss to Queensland in their WNCL opener on Saturday.


Meteors NZ duo waste no time in proving their worth

On fire: New Zealand imports Sara McGlashan, left, and Lea Tahuhu were in fine form against Tasmania.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   The ACT Meteors two key summer signings have wasted no time in producing the goods.


Horse Racing

World-class form paves way for Criterion

Oh yeah: Michael Walker show his delight at Criterion’s Caulfield Stakes win

Chris Roots 8:51 PM   David Hayes has seen the best in the world, Golden Horn, and knew Criterion was back in grade in Saturday's Caulfield Stakes – but he still managed a little jig when he won.

Vanbrugh win serves notice to front-runners

Strong: Glyn Schofield eases up after riding Vanbrugh to victory.

Adam Pengilly 8:51 PM   Vanbrugh emerged as the wildcard in Australasia's weight-for-age championship after toying with his Spring Champion Stakes rivals


2015 Bathurst 1000

The Great Race is on again.

Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.