Pocock, Arnold recognised at John Eales Medal

Kyle Mackey-Laws 10:09 PM   David Pocock and Rory Arnold claim awards at John Eales Medal in Sydney.

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Folau wins back-to-back John Eales Medals

Standout: Israel Folau with the John Eales Medal - his second in as many years.

Rupert Guinness 10:21 PM   Israel Folau received the John Eales Medal for the second consecutive year on Thursday night.

Lealiifano finds new focus after Cup snub

Brumby Christian Lealiifano is ready to answer any SOS from the Wallabies during the World Cup.

Chris Dutton   Christian Lealiifano is ready to answer any SOS from the Wallabies during the World Cup.

Alexander benched for Vikings opener

Wallabies veteran Ben Alexander will start on the bench in the Canberra Vikings' first NRC match.

Fleta Page   After being overlooked for the Wallabies World Cup squad, the Brumbies prop will start on the bench in the Vikings' first NRC match.

Hodgson hoping Hull KR can break drought

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson hopes his old club Hull KR can win the Challenge Cup in England this weekend.

Lee Gaskin   Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will have one eye on the Challenge Cup as his old club Hull KR attempts to win it.

Rabbitohs' title defence in disarray

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Justin Hodges of the Broncos congratulates team mate Jordan Kahu after he scored during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 11:06 PM   On a horror night for the premiers, John Sutton suffered a suspected broken leg and Issac Luke was again put on report for a shoulder charge.

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I'd pick Farah from NSW Cup: Daley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Robbie Farah addresses the media Wests Tigers training on August 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko 9:22 PM   Blues coach Laurie Daley says he'd have no qualms about selecting Robbie Farah for State of Origin duty from the NSW Cup.

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Andrew Johns poised to defect to Fox 

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Andrew Webster   Fox Sports going nowhere as they move to sign up Immortal.

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Is there any more like Jarryd?

Jarryd Hayne at training in Denver.

Michael Chammas 1:00 AM   Jarryd Hayne's US agent is looking for the next NFL convert.

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Buntine returns after second concussion

Backing himself: Greater Western Sydney's Matt Buntine.

Andrew Wu 11:44 PM   Matt Buntine was reading news of North Melbourne midfielder Leigh Adams' retirement from concussion four weeks ago.

Aussies take different paths to finals

Eleanor Patterson clears the bar in Beijing

Michael Gleeson   The contrast could scarcely have been more dramatic, but Australians Michelle Jenneke and Eleanor Patterson both advanced to finals in Beijing.

League HQ

If they build a new Allianz Stadium for rugby league, will anyone come?

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Andrew Webster 7:29 PM   A poor crowd of 12,000 at Souths-Broncos raises questions for rugby league's new stadium.

Are the Rabbitohs and Dragons now western Sydney teams?

Reason to smile: Adam Reynolds  celebrates with the crowd after victory in the 2014 grand final against Canterbury.

Brad Walter 6:04 PM   South Sydney and St George Illawarra now have more fans in the west than their traditional heartlands

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Rugby Heaven

Folau dismisses try count as form barometer

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27:  Israel Folau of the Wallabies poses after winning the John Eales Medal during the John Eales Medal at Royal Randwick Racecourse on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness 5:54 PM   Israel Folau left his mark early in rugby union for his try scoring flare; but while others may use that as the barometer for his form, the Wallabies fullback does not.

A decade on Pocock and Beale still pair up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28:  Wallabies Kurtley Beale and David Pocock pose for a picture after a training session on August 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Rupert Guinness 5:21 PM   Their paths first crossed 10 years ago as young tackers when playing against each other in the under 16 national championships.

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Cricket

When it comes to cricket, luck really is a fortune

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Malcolm Knox 7:23 PM   The biggest taboo subject in sports is luck. For players, to admit that luck dictates results is to surrender control of their destiny. If coaches admitted the role of luck, there would be no such thing as genius, just a demonstration of Napoleon's preference for lucky generals over good ones. And for those of us who chatter about sport, where would we be if there was no 'Why', no 'Because', nobody to praise or blame?

Haddin weighs up playing future

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin is yet to decide whether he will continue his Test career.

Lee Gaskin 6:55 PM   Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin says he will take a couple of weeks to decide whether he continues his playing future, but isn't dirty on the national selectors on being dropped from the Test side.

AFL

Blues' list among the worst Parkin has seen

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12:19 AM   AFL Carlton's coach of the century David Parkin believes Brendon Bolton's task of rebuilding the once-great Carlton Football Club will be even tougher than first thought.

Joy of debut shot down by 'disgusting' robbery

Highs and lows: Jonathon Marsh's hard work paid off when he made Collingwood's team four weeks ago. But his parents being robbed took some of the shine off.

Emma Quayle   It was the best weekend ever when Jonathon Marsh made the Collingwood team for the first time, but for his parents, there was good – and there was bad.

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Soccer

Jedinak upbeat about Socceroos' future

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak.

Michael Lynch 6:46 PM   For Mile Jedinak, the injured Socceroos skipper, 2015 has been a mixed bag, bringing the best of times and, if not quite the worst of times, then periods he might prefer to forget.

FFA satisfied with Roar progress

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Beth Newman 6:24 PM   Brisbane Roar's under fire owners will remain in charge for now after meetings with Football Federation Australia on Friday.

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ACT Sport

Zwed earning cred on the soccer field

Muad Zwed moved from Libya in 2008 - narrowly escaping the Gaddafi regime.

Brandon Palmer 7:34 PM   It's been a long way from war-torn Libya to the soccer fields of Canberra for Canberra FC forward Muad Zwed.

Vikings give Third his chance

Mitch Third.

Fleta Page 7:19 PM   Queensland teenager Mitch Third has moved to Canberra to chase his Super Rugby dream, after the door closed at the Reds.

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Horse Racing

Dunn very much the all-round top jockey

Riding high: Dwayne Dunn is determined to make the most of his opportunities.

Patrick Bartley 7:01 PM   As Dwayne Dunn navigated his way out of Flemington racecourse on Friday morning after a series of trials at the home of the Melbourne Cup the jockey confided that his narrow defeat in the Victorian jockeys premiership was a significant disappointment.

Kerrin McEvoy has a point to prove at Caulfield

220815. Sydney Racing. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy returns on Speak Fondly after winning race 4, The Coolmore Siver Shadow Stakes during Sydney racing at Royal Randwick racecourse.
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Max Presnell 6:41 PM   Kerrin McEvoy is riding better now than ever, including his time as the gun jockey for Darley, a point he will be out to confirm at Caulfield, the major program on Saturday.

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Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.

Knights beat Storm

The Newcastle Knights have upset the Melbourne Storm on their home turf, beating the southerners 20-6.

Brilliant Bolt blitzes Beijing in 100m final

Usain Bolt wins gold and denies two-time drug cheat Justin Gatlin.

AFL finals race gets blown wide open

Rohan Connolly reviews round 21 of the AFL competition.

Nat Fyfe Brownlow chances still alive

Nat Fyfe's Brownlow medal chances are still alive.

Gold Coast Titans down woeful Raiders

The Titans' 28-12 win moves them away from wooden spoon.

Cooma Tigers v Canberra FC

Canberra FC secured another league table in a top-two battle.