Bevan gives Carters tips before one-day final

David Polkinghorne 6:00 PM   The world's greatest one-day batsman Michael Bevan has taken Canberra's Ryan Carters under his wing for crunch game at the SCG.

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New Zealand hand Australia a reality check

Magic Johnson: Shaun Johnson was outstanding for the Kiwis.

Michael Carayannis 10:15 PM   This Test was supposed to be about ushering in the new era of Kangaroos. Instead Australia's five debutants received a hefty dose of Test match reality as the Kiwis beat the Kangaroos 30-12 to defeat Australia for the first time since the 2010 Four Nations final.

Australia look for a miracle as Pakistan extend lead

Younis Khan sets off after finding a gap.

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia need to reprise the heroics of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer if they are to beat Pakistan and keep alive their hopes of reclaiming the No.1 Test ranking this series.

Union

Wallabies not desperate for Beale, says Cheika

Cheika will speak to Beale in the coming days to tell him to return to training, but says there are no plans to fly him to Europe for a five-game tour.

Chris Dutton 7:46 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says "there are no winners" from the Kurtley Beale texting saga.

Meteors end losing streak after beating Spirit

New Zealand international Sara McGlashan scored a half-century to help the ACT Meteors beat Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 6:51 PM   ACT batter Sara McGlashan credits an honesty session for providing the spark for the Meteors' breakthrough win of the season.

Comets duo score centuries to  take victory

Sam Thornton of Tuggeranong  drives powerfully against Eastlakes.

Lee Gaskin 8:41 PM   ACT Comets duo Vele Dukoski and Michael Spaseski have hit form at the right time, each smashing centuries in club cricket two days before the start of the Futures League.

Basketball

Turnovers sap Capitals' Spirit

Kristen Veal in action against Bendigo Spirit.

David Polkinghorne 8:25 PM   Carly Wilson thinks signs are positive for the Canberra Capitals despite another WNBL loss.

ACT Sport

Sykes strikes winning goal to help Canberra return to top four

Lee Gaskin 8:23 PM   Canberra United is back in the top four of the W-League after a vital 1-0 win on the road against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Levier family dominates Canberra's fairways

Left to right, Brett, Paul and Troy Levier are dominating Canberra's courses.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

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Rugby Heaven

Common sense prevails in Kurtley Beale saga

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Peter FitzSimons 7:47 PM   Controversial, yes, outrageous for many, but on balance the best possible ending on the whole damaging Kurtley Beale saga.

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Perth stun Rising to reach decider

Dane Haylett-Petty of the Spirit looks to offload.

6:22 PM   Perth Spirit have stunned minor premiers Melbourne Rising 45-29 in the second semi-final of the inaugural National Rugby Championship.

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League HQ

Live Four Nations blog: Australia v New Zealand

Daly Cherry-Evans will hope to capitalise on his first-team selection for the Kangaroos.

Phil Lutton 9:53 PM   Australia tackle New Zealand in front of a parochial crowd at Suncorp Stadium in the Four Nations grudge match.

Sam Burgess in clear, George being investigated

Sam Burgess is attended to during the grand final.

Adrian Proszenko 7:46 PM   The NRL is set to rule that Sam Burgess didn’t sustain a concussion during his grand final heroics as the spotlight shifts towards South Sydney’s handling of the head knock to younger brother George.

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Football

A-League: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City

The Melbourne derby

Daniel Cherny 10:16 PM   The two clubs have met 12 times previously in the A-League but it's the first Melbourne derby since the Melbourne Heart outfit was re-badged.

Victory smashes five and tops ladder

Victory's Besart Berisha celebrates one of his three goals.

Michael Lynch 10:15 PM   A sell-out crowd at Etihad for the first of the "new" Melbourne derbies deserved a blockbuster to celebrate the occasion. And what they got was a match to savour.

Cricket

Australia look for a miracle as Pakistan extend lead

Younis Khan sets off after finding a gap.

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia need to reprise the heroics of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer if they are to beat Pakistan and keep alive their hopes of reclaiming the No.1 Test ranking this series.

Blues likely to unleash pace hell against WA

Aggressive: NSW quick Josh Hazlewood.

Daniel Lane 7:59 PM   NSW are expected to fly in the face of the Sydney Cricket Ground’s reputation as a spin bowler’s paradise.

Racing

Pleasure and Payne: Jockey out for 20 meetings

Prince Of Penzance is guided home by Michelle Payne in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Andrew Garvey 9:56 PM   Victory on Prince of Penzance in the Moonee Valley Cup was bitter-sweet for Michelle Payne.

Mayhem and magic strike at Valley

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Max Presnell 9:28 PM   Rough, tumble and even stumble featured during spectacular racing over 24hours at Moonee Valley, Lankan Rupee being a major contributor, but Adelaide, benefitting from a trouble-free passage, stole the show on Saturday.

Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final

The Brindabelters took on the Black&Bluebelles at the AIS Arena.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.