Aussie young guns face grand slam giants

Darren Walton 2:11 PM   ​Generation Next has officially arrived, with Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios the last two Australians standing in the French Open men's singles.

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Australia's $500k payment under scrutiny

Sepp Blatter.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker 8:29 PM   An alleged $500,000 theft of Australian football funds has been referred to the AFP.

Kokkinakis ousts Tomic from French Open

Rising star: Thanasi Kokkinakis was too good for fellow Australian Bernard Tomic.

6:46 AM   Thanasi Kokkinakis has overcome injury, a two-set deficit and three match points to oust seeded Australian countryman Bernard Tomic in an epic second-round French Open clash in Paris.

The 'Hurri-Kane' breezes into Sydney

Striker Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspurs is greeted by fans waiting at Sydney's international airport for there team to arrive prior to the game against Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett 2:37 PM   Barely a few days ago, Harry Kane was wrapping up his breakout EPL campaign with his 31st goal of the season for Tottenham. Now he's in Sydney.

Queensland didn't win, NSW lost

SANTA CLARA, CA - APRIL 29:  Jarryd Hayne poses for a photo during a San Fransisco 49ers media opportunity at Levi's Stadium on April 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jarryd Hayne *** Local Caption *** Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne 11:17 PM   Queensland didn't win that game as much as NSW lost it - they are the losses that cut the deepest.

Williams braces for Broncos

Confident: Raider Sam Williams says his running game won't be affected when he returns from a collapsed lung on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth 9:11 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback has no issues with the collision that caused him to be hospitalised with a collapsed lung, but he believes referees need to ensure playmakers are protected when kicking.

The sledge of the season

Demon Jesse Hogan has swagger as well as talent

Wayne Carey 7:27 PM   He has swagger, and he has the potential to be great. If one story I've been told is correct, the Melbourne faithful have every right to believe.

Adelaide cleared of striking illegal deal

Carlton president Mark LoGiudice, captain Marc Murphy, former coach Mick Malthouse and CEO Steven Trigg pose for a photo in November last year

Emma Quayle, Daniel Cherny   The AFL has completed its investigation into Adelaide's recruitment of free agent Eddie Betts, clearing the Crows of any wrongdoing.

Slipper fits for Black Opal Stakes

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the race as a genuine lead-up race for the Golden Slipper Stakes.

League HQ

Gallen set to finish career at Sharks

Showing their teeth: Sharks Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita.

Brad Walter 5:19 PM   Paul Gallen gives Sharks double boost with new contract and return from injury.

Set of six: Bet on Inglis firing against Titans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27:  Greg Inglis of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Morris of the Blues during game one of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas 4:39 PM   The talking points about this weekend's round 12 NRL matches.

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Rugby Heaven

Whites skipper seeing red ahead of ACT grudge match

Queanbeyan Whites captain Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton 5:09 PM   Queanbeyan captain Dan Penca has his sights set on toppling four-time defending premiers Tuggeranong.

Sam Burgess eyes cross-code title double

Sam Burgess

2:30 PM   Sam Burgess has a shot at a second title across two codes in eight months when Bath face Saracens in the English rugby premiership final at Twickenham this weekend.

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Cricket

England's bowlers swinging it like 2005

Michael Vaughan.

Michael Vaughan 9:57 AM   I was buzzing over display at Lord's because collective effort was exactly what will be needed against Australia, write Michael Vaughan.

Ronchi set for NZ Test debut

Luke Ronchi of New Zealand is in line to make his Test debut.

9:16 AM   Luke Ronchi is in line to make his test debut against England at Headingley on Friday with regular wicketkeeper BJ Watling causing concerns that his knee injury will not stand up to playing in the match.

AFL

Minson to play, Blues lose big names

Will Minson had his suspension overturned.

Daniel Cherny 9:25 PM   Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson will play against GWS on Saturday after the VFL appeals board overturned his four-match suspension for umpire contact.

Sloane close to deal with Adelaide

In demand: Rory Sloane of the Crows is close to being secured on a long-term contract.

Jake Niall 7:47 PM   ​Adelaide's highly sought midfielder, Rory Sloane, is close to signing a long-term contract with the Crows, rebuffing Victorian clubs.

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Soccer

Glib, but glamour friendlies remain a necessary evil

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is greeted by fans waiting at Sydney's international airport for their team to arrive prior to the game against Sydney FC.

Sebastian Hassett 5:17 PM   Throwing money at major European clubs to visit Australia, as Tottenham and Chelsea are doing this week, isn't the devil many think it is. As it stands, we still need them.

FIFA president faces World Cup boycott if elected

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives to attend the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 28, 2015. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on May 28 that the scandal-tainted football body faces "more bad news" and that officials accused of corruption had brought shame and humiliation on the organisation. But the 79-year-old Swiss official told the opening of FIFA's annual congress he could not be blamed for the latest controversy to hit the body saying he could not "monitor" every official. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Ben Rumsby 4:28 PM   A defiant Sepp Blatter refused to accept blame for FIFA's biggest ever crisis.

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ACT Sport

Whites skipper seeing red ahead of ACT grudge match

Queanbeyan Whites captain Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton 5:09 PM   Queanbeyan captain Dan Penca has his sights set on toppling four-time defending premiers Tuggeranong.

ACT bid for national women's ice hockey team

Women's ice hockey players Nat Relph and Jessica Joss.

Mark Sawa 5:08 PM   Canberra's fledgling women's ice hockey league is aiming to secure a place in the national competition this year.

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Horse Racing

International hopes all good but filly out of Oaks

Horse Racing

Patrick Bartley 2:56 PM     Arguably two of Australia's most powerful horse trainers Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller flew into Melbourne on Thursday night to put the finishing touches on there Royal Ascot hopefuls the following morning.

Slipper fits for Black Opal Stakes

Takedown wins the Black Opal Stakes earlier this year.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   Canberra Racing will move Black Opal Stakes off the Canberra Day long weekend to continue to establish the $275,000 group 3 race as a genuine lead-up race for the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper Stakes.

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FIFA, FFA and the missing $500k

Why did the Football Federation of Australia hand over $500,000 to a corrupt FIFA executive?

Queensland's Cronk snatches victory

A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match.

Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.