Bevan gives Carters tips before one-day final

David Polkinghorne   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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Wallabies driven by respect, not fear

Wallaby force: Christian Leali'ifano is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium.

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will demand respect instead of fear as the Test team aims to restore pride in the Australian jersey on a five-game tour of Europe.

New Zealand hand Australia a reality check

Magic Johnson: Shaun Johnson was outstanding for the Kiwis.

Michael Carayannis 12:57 AM   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.

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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 12:47 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.

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Golf

Murdaca wins US Masters spot

Michael Davis 5:34 PM   South Australian amateur golfer Anthony Murdaca has won his way into the US Masters at Augusta National in April.

Racing

Jones wants Queanbeyan Cup before Gundagai defence

David Polkinghorne 5:03 PM   Defence Force Cup win means Al Ahmar has more cups in his sights.

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Rugby Heaven

Moore and Pocock back Wallabies to rise

David Pocock and Stephen Moore have backed Michael Cheika to succeed.

Chris Dutton 6:00 PM   Injured Test captains David Pocock and Stephen Moore are adamant the Wallabies can use a five-match spring tour of Europe to lay the foundation for World Cup success.

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League HQ

DCE injury puts Ben in the hunt for Roos jersey

Daly Cherry-Evans limps off the field against New Zealand.

1:34 PM   A "rare" injury to Daly Cherry-Evans may lead to what experts would have considered an even more unlikely sight not so long ago - Ben Hunt wearing the Australian No.6 jersey.

Justin Poore retires from rugby league

Justin Poore in action for the Eels in 2008.

10:09 AM   Hull KR's Australian forward Justin Poore has announced his retirement with immediate effect, bringing the curtain down on a rugby league career featuring 209 senior appearances at both ends of the world.

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Football

Burns bags brace as Phoenix rout Jets

Improvising: Wellington's Nathan Burns scores against the Jets.

6:15 PM   A Nathan Burns brace against his former club has helped Wellington Phoenix to a comprehensive 4-1 A-League win over Newcastle Jets.

Victory will get even better, Muscat insists

Michael Lynch 4:32 PM   It could have been an even better start to the season for Melbourne Victory, but it's hard to see where.

Cricket

Blues paceman Sandu closing in on national honours

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   He was the only member of the NSW attack at the SCG on Sunday not to have played for Australia, but national honours may not be far away for Gurinder Sandhu after a tournament in which he crept quietly to the top of the overall wicket tally.

Clarke goes from champ to chump in one Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 7:32 AM   Michael Clarke has gone from champ to chump in the space of one Test, his woes magnified by an underperforming team and a referral blunder which would have given him a second life.

Racing

Jones and Packer powerful allies in Hampton Court's Derby corner

Chris Roots 5:44 PM   When one of breeder John Muir's good mates came over to see his Easter sale draft a couple of years, it started a path to the peak of racing in the Victoria Derby with Hampton Court at Flemington on Saturday.

Hayes backs cap for international Cup runners

Patrick Bartley 5:35 PM   Trainer David Hayes maintains the VRC should leave a number of positions in the Melbourne Cup specifically for Australian-trained horses as the international visitors prepare to a make a clean sweep of our three spring majors.

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.