Austin injured as Raiders finally bag a home win

Jon Tuxworth 10:13 PM   Serious shoulder injury spoils Blake Austin's re-signing party in win over Panthers.

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Raiders lock in Austin until end of 2018

Sport.
March 15 2015.

NRL round 2 the Canberra Raiders vs the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium, Bruce. Five-eighth Blake Austin of the Canberra Raiders.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

Jon Tuxworth 10:43 PM   Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has extended his contract until the end of 2018. 

NRL finals: where your team will finish

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22:  Mitchell Aubusson of the Roosters is tackled during the round 24 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tom Decent 2:15 PM   With round 26 approaching, we take a look at the top-eight permutations for your team.

Michael Maguire should coach Newcastle

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 3:51 PM   It's time for the Souths coach to start somewhere new - and the Knights are crying out for a disciplinarian to rid them of their 'soft touch' tag.

Kyrgios to let his racquet do the talking

Nick Kyrgios will meet Andy Murray in the first round of the US Open.

2:50 PM   Nick Kyrgios plans to let his racquet do the talking as he bids to spring the first big shock of the US Open on Tuesday.

Dockers given AFL approval to rest 11

Restin Australia: Fremantle plan to rest half of their side.

Jon Pierik 5:13 PM   Fremantle has been given approval to rest half of their team from Saturday's road clash against Port Adelaide in a bid to have them fresh for the following week's qualifying final.

Wallabies call up Carter for US preparation

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Brumbies player Sam Carter at Kingston foreshore after suffering a knee injury during the game against the Vodacom Blue Bulls
The Canberra Times
Date: 10 June 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Rupert Guinness 6:44 PM   Brumbies lock Sam Carter among three players called up to boost Wallabies' preparations for Test against the United States.

The key factor helping Hayne's bid

Quieter day: Jarryd Hayne didn't make any spectacular plays against the Broncos but still had a productive day.

Michael Chammas 1:49 PM   There's a belief the 49ers have put too much time into developing the ex-NRL superstar to risk losing him to another NFL franchise.

Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin 5:17 PM   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

Injured Ryan misses World Cup qualifiers

Mat Ryan.

Michael Lynch 6:35 PM   Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan will be missing when the Socceroos take on Bangladesh and Tajikistan in World Cup qualifiers this week after hurting his knee.

League HQ

Panthers chief frontrunner to take over at Tigers

Frontrunner: Panthers chief Justin Pascoe.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Penrith Panthers boss has emerged as the front-runner to take over as chief executive of the Wests Tigers.

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Rugby Heaven

Milner-Skudder selection risky, warns Kafer

Timing: Nehe Milner-Skudder might be be player of the tournament, but equally he might struggle, says Rod Kafer.

Rupert Guinness 6:38 PM   The All Blacks risk doing to winger Nehe Milner-Skudder what the Wallabies did to five-eighth Quade Cooper in 2011 by picking him for the World Cup: put him under too much pressure and be scarred for it.

The Gods of Rugby Heaven: The blindside flankers

Tough competitor: Jerry Collins.

Rupert Guinness 5:20 PM   Need some help deciding who should wear the No.6 in your team? Here's a rundown of the candidates.

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Cricket

Live T20 scores: Australia v England

Back again: Shane Watson during an indoor training session in the run-up to the Twenty20 game.

11:15 PM   Australia will look for a consolation victory in the limited overs games after losing the Ashes to England.

England easily beat Stars in women's Ashes finale

The Southern Stars  celebrate with the Ashes trophy after the third T20 ended in Cardiff on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:13 PM   For the second time this month a triumphant Ashes series has ended with a defeat, as the Southern Stars were made to pay for another poor Twenty20 batting performance.

AFL

Blues join the race for Treloar

Adam Treloar.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik 4:38 PM   Carlton has emerged as a late suitor for the hottest young property on the trade market.

Crows put the fun back into football: Jenkins

Josh Jenkins, who was picked up as a rookie draft selection from Essendon, is enjoying a career-best season,

Ashley Porter 7:42 PM   According to Josh Jenkins, the Adelaide Crows have never enjoyed their football more.

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Soccer

Injured Mat Ryan misses World Cup qualifiers

Mat Ryan.

Michael Lynch 6:35 PM   Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan will be missing when the Socceroos take on Bangladesh and Tajikistan in World Cup qualifiers this week after hurting his knee.

Plenty still to play for: Spiranovic

Socceroos.Terrigal.May 20th, 2014.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SMH Sport.Socceroos player, Matthew Spiranovic.

Michael Lynch 6:12 PM   Australia may have won the Asian Cup earlier this year, but there is no room for sentiment or resting on those laurels on the road to Russia, key defender Matthew Spiranovic insists.

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ACT Sport

Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

5:19 PM   Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

Two Canberra players recognised for outstanding NEAFL seasons

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin 4:46 PM   Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter have been named in the NEAFL team of the year.

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Horse Racing

'A winning life well lived': Bart Cummings' son and grandsons vow to continue legacy

Horse trainer, Anthony Cummings and Bart's grandson,  James Cummings speaking about the
death of  Bart Cummings. Pictured at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Adam Pengilly 6:03 PM   Flowers with a scribbled note on a betting ticket at the gates of Princes Farm. Perhaps the perfect tribute for the man boasting a racing intellect without peer and a fondness for the simple things in life.

Kavanagh guilty of all bar one cobalt charge

Verdict: Trainer Sam Kavanagh was found guilty of all but one charge.

Adam Pengilly 5:10 PM   Embattled trainer Sam Kavanagh has been found guilty on all bar one of the 24 charges levelled against him in the long-running cobalt saga after Racing NSW stewards delivered their findings on Monday.

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NRL: Raiders v Panthers

The Canberra Raiders take on the Penrith Panthers at home in the second-to-last round of the NRL.

Raiders get points against Panthers

Canberra Raiders post 34-18 win over Penrith Panthers to round out an otherwise disappointing home season.

Sydney look forward to finals

After a big win over St Kilda on the weekend, the Swans are quietly confident as the finals loom.

Swans stun Man United

Swansea inflict Manchester United first loss of season while Southampton record first win of season.

Sharapova to miss US Open

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open due to injury.

Rugby union: under 18s grand final

St. Edmunds College and Daramalan College clash in the grand final of the ACT Junior Rugby Union competition.

Canberra Raiders Cup: preliminary final

Queanbeyan Blues clash with West Belconnen in the preliminary final of the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval.

Oceania boxing championships

Oceania's best male boxers gather at the AIS in Canberra to compete.

Raiders v Panthers preview

Michael Carayannis previews the round 25 clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Penrith Panthers.

Manly crushed as Roosters soar

Sydney Roosters cement position as premiership favourites and ruin Geoff Toovey's final appearance at Brookvale Oval with a ruthless 46-10 romp against Manly.