Canberra sport year in review: Rags to riches

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   We all love a rags to riches story.

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'Spoilt brat' Kohli fights fire with fire 

It was Virat Kohli and rising star Ajinkya Rahane who walked the walk by compiling authoritive centuries.

Andrew Wu 9:36 PM   Virat Kohli is waging war against Australia on and off the field after a fiery day where the century-maker accused the hosts of labelling him a "spoilt brat" and disrespecting him.

Tempers flare between India and Australia 

Brad Haddin took an incredible catch to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane orchestrated one of the great MCG partnerships as Australian frustrations mounted in the Boxing Day Test, before the old stager Ryan Harris barged into India's suspect lower order.

Canberra sport year in review: Controversies

Terry Campese was squeezed out of the Raiders' set-up.

Jon Tuxworth 8:30 PM   It's no surprise most of Canberra's controversial 2014 stories centre around the Raiders.

Cycling

Bling can win Milan-San Remo: White

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne 9:22 PM   And form lethal Tour de France sprinting tag-team with Simon Gerrans.

Kuwait using Canberra memories 

Kuwait midfielder Aziz Mashaan in good spirits with his teammates at a training camp at the AIS on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 5:15 PM   Canberra holds fond memories for the Kuwait national team as it looks to stun the Socceroos for a second time and crash Australia's party in the opening game of the Asian Cup.

Baseball

Cavalry's sloppy defence gifts Bite win

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Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins says his team's defence was not up to Australian Baseball League standard after sloppy errors gifted the Adelaide Bite a 6-3 win at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday night.

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Cricket

Weston Creek eliminated from SCG Country Cup

Weston Creek Molonglo captain Michael Delaney took 2-23 in Sunday's seven-wicket loss to Dubbo in the quarter-finals of the SCG Country Cup.

Lee Gaskin 9:10 PM   Michael Delaney says Weston Creek's Country Cup exit isn't a reflection on the standard of Canberra cricket.

Athletics

Canberra's Jakeman wins the 128th Bay Sheffield Gift in Adelaide in a photo finish

John Jakeman, right, pictured winning the Canberra Gift in 2010, took out the Bay Sheffield Gift on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 8:18 PM   Canberra athlete John Jakeman has taken out the 128th Bay Sheffield Gift in Adelaide in a photo finish.

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Rugby Heaven

White tipped to manage Montpellier

On the move: Former Brumbies coach Jake White.

South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White is set to be named manager of Top 14 side Montpellier according to L'Equipe.

Rugby's year in review

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Stephen Samuelson   It was a season turmoil for Australian Rugby with financial problems and off-field behaviour overshadowing the poor performances on the field by the Wallabies.

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League HQ

NRL should buy a stake in ARU to increase code's marketability

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Steve Mascord 7:04 PM   As we look towards 2015, Australia is actually one of the less interesting territories where rugby league is played, even if it remains the most significant.

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League's highs and lows in 2014

Cloud nine: James Tamou and Trent Merrin after NSW broke the Maroons' eight-year strangehold on the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas 3:22 PM   It was the year of fairytales and drought-breaking victories. It's hard to go past South Sydney ending their 43-year wait for premiership glory as the highlight of 2014, Sam Burgess' heroics in the grand final capping off a remarkable year for Michael Maguire's men

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Football

Western Sydney Wanderers set to brace for raid on Popovic and Juric

Huge offers: Wanderers striker Tomi Juric.

Sebastian Hassett 10:25 PM   The Western Sydney Wanderers look set to face a club-defining few weeks with their coach, Tony Popovic, heavily linked to the vacant post at Crystal Palace while their best player, Tomi Juric, will consider a huge offer from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC battling for Luke DeVere's signature

Tug-of-war: Luke Devere in his previous A-League stint.

Sebastian Hassett 9:22 PM   Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC are not just competing on the field later this week - they're going head-to-head at the negotiating table for talented defender Luke DeVere.

Cricket

Maxwell embarrassed as Stars lose again

Glenn Maxwell is bowled by Ryan Duffield in an embarrassing dismissal.

Jim Morton 10:59 PM   Million-dollar man Glenn "Big Show" Maxwell has transformed himself into cricket's "No Show" with an embarrassing BBL dismissal in the Melbourne Stars' thrilling one-run loss to the Brisbane Heat.

Angry ant Kohli stuck it to Johnson and came out victor

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Malcolm Knox 9:40 PM   Watching Virat Kohli in the nets before play at Melbourne was to realise that this is a man who believes that you have to get angry to get things done.

Racing

Foxtel, Sky asked to waive fee for extra channels in bid for NSW rights

TVN presenter Jason Richardson interviews jockey Harry Coffey at Moonee Valley.

Adam Pengilly and Patrick Bartley 9:00 PM   Sky Channel will be asked to shelve a $5 a month subscription for its extra two channels when it seizes the rights to racing in NSW in a move designed to mirror the free premium content structure offered by beleaguered broadcaster TVN.

Waller the winner in 25 years of this column

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Max Presnell 8:00 PM   Chris Waller has been the biggest winner for the past 25 years, in this spot from which I’m now bidding farewell.

Cricketers' Christmas happy snaps

The Australian cricketers posed with their families for the traditional Christmas Day photo opportunities.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

Ouch! The painful sporting moments of 2014

The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.

Regional Twenty20 Final at Manuka Oval

The North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles take on the Queanbeyan Blue Bags in the The Konica Cup Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Capitals vs Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals take on the Townsville Fire at AIS Arena in Bruce in the WNBL.

Canberra Cavalry vs Melbourne Aces

Canberra Cavalry take on Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark in the ABL.

Geoff Lawson praises Sean Abbott

Blues bowling coach Geoff Lawson opens up about the Phillip Hughes tragedy and how state and national team players have coped.

A global snapshot of sport - December 10

A look at the best in sports photos from around the world.