Warne to Kyrgios: 'You're testing our patience mate'

Claire Siracusa 10:40 AM   Australian cricket great Shane Warne has penned an open letter to controversial tennis youngster Nick Kyrgios, telling him not to "waste his talent".

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'I heard a bit of a crack or slap': Austin 

Blake Austin leaves the field on Monday after injuring his shoulder.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   Blake Austin will go under the knife to fix a posterior labral tear to his right shoulder.

Quiet please: Laver tells Kyrgios just to play

Concentrate: Nick Kyrgios.

Linda Pearce 11:22 AM   Australian tennis legend Rod Laver believes Nick Kyrgios' "mouth and his antics have taken over" his game, and questioned the 20-year-old's ability to fulfil his vast potential.

Serena survives early test in grand slam bid

Serena Williams roard back from 4-0 down in the tiebreaker.

8:01 AM   Serena Williams took her second step in a drive to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years by beating Kiki Bertens in the second round.

Hayne makes the cut ... in video game

Jarryd Hayne in the EA Sports game Madden 16.

Michael Carayannis   Jarryd Hayne might not be an official San Francisco 49ers squad member yet but the former rugby league star has already been included as part of the Madden 16 video game.

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Turner playing with Tate-style neck brace

Kytle Turner

Brad Walter   Kyle Turner admits his parents were "nervous wrecks" after his most recent neck injury but support his decision to keep playing.

Postecoglou backtracks on pay row

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch    Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has taken back comments he made on Tuesday about the pay row between the Socceroos union and the FFA.

Who said Wallabies campaign just began? 

Gearing up for the cup: Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps.

Rupert Guinness   When Nick Phipps hears people suggest the Wallabies' campaign for the World Cup in England began with their departure from Australia last Saturday, his mind turns back almost six months.

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Six weeks out the Capitals don't have a team

Canberra Capitals recruit Kathleen Macleod is in doubt for the WNBL season.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has conceded recruit Kathleen MacLeod is no certainty to play this season.

'We pick you, we expect you to perform': Lyon

Freo v Port Adelaide

Brad Elborough   Anyone representing Fremantle in Adelaide on Saturday would be advised to treat the game as though it will be their last – and it may well be.

ODI's a chance for Bailey to secure spot

Opportunity: George Bailey can prove an asset to Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan 7:34 PM   The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.

League HQ

McFadden slams partying Warriors

manu vatuvei

David Long 6:40 PM   Three players were filmed on stage with American R&B star Ginuwine two days before 50-point thrashing by Wests Tigers.

I'm over Hayne, before he's even started

Catherine Armitage

Catherine Armitage 6:23 PM   Australia, sometimes you embarrass me. A few weeks ago I'd never heard of Jarryd Hayne. Now this guy they call the "Hayne Plane" is turning up on all my screens and I resent it.

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Rugby Heaven

Smith in line for Test debut against Eagles

World Cup bolter: Prop Toby Smith.

Rupert Guinness 5:58 PM   Toby Smith left Australia for the United States last Saturday as an uncapped bolter in the Wallabies World Cup squad.

Lealiifano's 50,000km global rugby journey back to Canberra

ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano training with the Canberra Vikings on Thursday.

Lee Gaskin 5:45 PM   ACT Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is back in Canberra after travelling nearly 50,000km and playing on three different continents in the past month.

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Cricket

WACA to shift Test matches to new Perth Stadium at Burswood

WACA

4:34 PM   Australia's blockbuster Test matches against India, England, and South Africa are set to be moved from the WACA Ground to the new Perth Stadium under a new plan.

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Suspended Faulkner difficult to replace for England one-dayers: Smith

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan 2:13 PM   Australia captain Steve Smith says suspended all-rounder James Faulkner will be hard to replace with the bat and, particularly, bowling at the death in the one-day series against England.

AFL

Stevie J should play AFL in 2016: Thompson

Mark Thompson says Steve Johnson should play on.

10:46 AM   Two-time Geelong premiership coach Mark Thompson believes Steve Johnson should play on at another AFL club next season.

Shaw's teammates become animated comedy

Right Brothers Rhyce and Heath Shaw. Rhyce Shaw plays for the Sydney Swans and Heath Shaw plays for GWS.This weekend they will play against each other for the first time professionally.
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David Sygall 2:48 PM   It might back up the argument that footballers have too much spare time, but Heath Shaw has nailed his Giants teammates with some spot-on Simpsons lookalikes.

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Soccer

Roar face more legal battles

Brisbane Roar's off-field battles are not over.

Beth Newman 6:22 PM   Brisbane Roar's legal battles are not over, with a second wind-up action against the club.

Live: Socceroos v Bangladesh

Tim Cahill celebrates scoring against China during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals.

2:06 PM   Follow our live matchtracker of the clash between the Socceroos and Bangladesh from nib Stadium in Perth.

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Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Excited: Vikings and Brumbies player  Lauisii Taliauli has signed a new one-year deal.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

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.

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

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Horse Racing

Waller not daunted by record number of starters

Trainer Chris Waller

Patrick Bartley 4:19 PM   For Chris Waller the thought of creating a world record number of starters in Saturday's $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick in Sydney is far from a daunting prospect, according to the trainer.

O'Shea, Waterhouse unfazed by Waller's Chelmsford Stakes invasion

Favourite: James McDonald and Hartnell are the ones to beat in Saturday's Chelmsford Stakes.

Adam Pengilly 3:15 PM   Chris Waller's nonplussed rivals John O'Shea and Gai Waterhouse remain unfazed about the leading trainer's 11-strong Chelmsford Stakes army, preferring to focus on their own prospects in the Randwick feature.

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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.