Raiders divided on shoulder charge ban

David Shillington insists the shoulder charge can't make a return. One of his teammates wants it back.

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Raiders player Mitch Barnett will debut for the Raiders on Monday.

Jon Tuxworth 8:03 PM   Forward Mitch Barnett has been rewarded for his strong NSW Cup form after being called up to make his NRL debut.

Exum injures knee, will miss NZ series

Hobbled: Dante Exum.

Roy Ward 8:55 AM   Dante Exum went down with a knee injury but the Boomers won their last tour game 66-51 over Slovenia.

I deserved to be dropped: Shane Watson

Shane Watson was dropped after the first Test.

Greg Baum 8:29 AM   With typical candour, much-studied all-rounder Shane Watson has admitted that he deserved to be dropped after the first Ashes Test. But he has not abandoned hope of playing for Australia again.

Gungahlin concedes late goal to exit Cup

Harris Gaitatzis of Sydney Olympic FC and Shane Murray of Gungahlin United FC in action.

Lee Gaskin 10:19 PM   Canberra's involvement in the FFA Cup is over after Gungahlin United suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Sydney Olympic at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Tuesday night.

Jamaica's class too much for Canberra Darters

Centre Romelda Aiken of Jamaica in action.

Jon Tuxworth 8:08 PM   Jamaica goal-shooting ace Romelda Aiken believes they're primed to prove their Commonwealth Games bronze medal wasn't a fluke.

Baptism of fire for Raiders hooker Baptiste

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Kurt Baptiste, of the Carnberra Raiders
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Date: 04 August 2015
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Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   It's a scenario the Canberra Raiders are untested at this year - life without Josh Hodgson. 

Folau talks up the Wallabies

Israel Folau says the Wallabies camp has a settled feel.

Rupert Guinness 12:59 AM   As Australian rugby has ducked and weaved its way through some turbulent times, the one constant that has helped Israel Folau has been his former Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Clarke hits the nets, but will it be enough?

Michael Clarke

Greg Baum   Although few were watching Michael Clarke's net session at Trent Bridge, everyone was on his case. The perceived descent of a great sportsman is unavoidably a ghoulish business.

Seebohm, Larkin make it a double

KAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 04:  Gold medallist Emily Seebohm (R) of Australia poses with silver medallist Madison Wilson of Australia during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke Final on day eleven of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 4, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Laine Clark 6:28 AM   Eight years after her debut, Emily Seebohm has finally sealed individual gold after a stunning 100m backstroke triumph on day three of the world swimming championships in Russia.

Goodes gets back on track for game 366

Joy of footy: Adam Goodes celebrates his return to Swans training on Tuesday.

David Sygall   For someone who has played 18 years of top-flight football, Adam Goodes looked very happy to be kicking a ball around at training on Tuesday.

League HQ

Indigenous All Stars match takes on added meaning after Goodes saga

All star: Greg Inglis features in the Indigenous war dance before the 2015 All Stars match.

Phil Lutton 6:22 PM   Rugby league's Indigenous Round could scarcely have arrived at a better time

Ferguson putting family first with Roosters

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Blake Ferguson of the Roosters  looks on before the start of the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Sydney Roosters at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko 5:32 PM   If his son is born earlier than expected, around the time of the grand final, and Blake Ferguson has a difficult choice to make, it is no choice at all.

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Wallabies offer support to Diamonds as they prepare to take on Kiwi foe

Behind the Diamonds: Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore and his teammates will be cheering for Australia's netball team.

Rupert Guinness 6:10 PM   Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has sent a letter of support to the Diamonds as Australia's rugby and netball teams prepare to face arch rivals New Zealand at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend.

Giteau uses wise head to assess chances against All Blacks

Wary of All Blacks: Matt Giteau.

Rupert Guinness 6:07 PM   Wallabies inside centre Matt Giteau is wise enough in both age and experience to understand the dangers of saying there are weaknesses in the All Blacks game that can be taken advantage of.

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Cricket

Not a disaster but our sporting pride on the line with Bledisloe and Ashes

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons 6:04 PM   A "disaster," if we lose this fourth Test, and the Ashes with it? No, a disaster was what happened at Gallipoli's Lone Pine, 100 years ago on Thursday, to the day, when in the course of that battle, we suffered 2200 Australian casualties, a quarter of them killed.

The Ashes: And the winner is ...

Greg Baum

Greg Baum 5:04 PM   So, what's the next number out in Ashes lotto?

AFL

A tale of smoking guns: inside the MRP

Steve Johnson grapples with Allen Christensen

Rohan Connolly 7:38 PM   A bit of previously unseen footage was the "smoking gun" which led to the suspension of Geelong's Steve Johnson when Fairfax Media was given rare access into the MRP's weekly deliberations.

AFL seeks balance in final round

Fremantle's David Mundy. All the top four teams on the ladder will play on Saturday in round 23.

Larissa Nicholson 5:36 PM   The AFL has announced the fixture for round 23, the last week of the home and away season.

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Soccer

Unreal Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo disguises himself as a homeless man and pranks locals

Dazzling: Cristiano Ronaldo at the MCG last week.

12:05 PM   Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to prank Madrid town centre and in doing so made one young Real fan the happiest boy in Spain.

From Brisbane to Bangkok for former Roar captain Matt Smith

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Jason Dasey 11:44 AM   If former Brisbane Roar captain Matt Smith ever gets carried away with his lucrative lifestyle at high-flying Bangkok Glass FC in the Thai Premier League, there is a sobering reminder nearby of what he came from along the grimy roads from Bangkok's Don Muang airport.

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Rugby Union

Alexander using Vikings to push for World Cup selection

Former Wallabies prop Ben Alexander will be playing for the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship.

Lee Gaskin 3:44 PM   Forgotten Wallabies prop Ben Alexander and former Brumbies winger Francis Fainifo are among a strong 37-man Canberra Vikings squad for the National Rugby Championship.

Fishing

Winter weather drives anglers to coastal waters

An amnesy on fishing from shore in the state's marine parks has come to an end.

Bryan Pratt   Anglers seeking a fishing fix and a feed of fresh fish have been deserting inland freshwater locations.

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Horse Racing

John Camilleri admits lying to cobalt inquiry

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4:16 PM   Having pleaded guilty to lying to stewards over his involvement with Sam Kavanagh-trained horses, John Camilleri has continued to discount his own evidence at an inquiry in Sydney.

Stewards left to find the truth in cobalt inquiry

Under investigation: Trainer Sam Kavanagh.

Chris Roots 12:08 AM   The first casualty of the Sam Kavanagh cobalt inquiry has been truth as the trainer and vet Tom Brennan tried to protect themselves and distance themselves from the bottle of vitamin complex.

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Gungahlin United v Sydney Olympic

Scenes as Gungahlin United take on Sydney Olympic at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval as part of the FFA Cup.

Jamaica v Darters

Scenes as the Jamaican national team takes on the Canberra Darters at the ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham.

Ashes: Trent Bridge Test awaits Aussies

Australia head to Trent Bridge for the fourth Test starting Thursday.

Ramsey confident of more Arsenal success

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield final.

Cowboys rope in Raiders in Townsville

An early 18-0 lead wasn't enough for the Raiders to secure the win.

Cowboys shoot down Raiders in second 40

North Queensland produced five unanswered second-half tries.

Brumbies' awards night social photos

The ACT Brumbies host their annual club presentation night.

Canberra Olympic meets Canberra FC

These two can play out a classic and this clash was no different.

Royal effort books a spot in grand final

Royals upset Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup prelim final.

Woden Valley take on West Belconnen

West Belconnen wraps up Canberra Raiders Cup finals spot.