Wallabies face World Cup preview at Twickenham

Chris Dutton 1:09 PM   The Wallabies will draw on the pain of losing to England at Twickenham last year and use it as extra motivation to finish their spring tour on a high this week.

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Hamilton deserves his place among legends

Formula one king: Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his Mercedes team.

OIliver Brown 1:45 PM   Lewis Hamilton's achievement in winning Formula One titles with different teams has proved his greatness.

Jedinak seals Crystal Palace over Liverpool

Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Liverpool at Selhurst Park.

Tom Williams 3:41 AM   Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak sealed a 3-1 victory for Crystal Palace over Liverpool at a rain-soaked Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Haddin hints at retiring after 2015 Ashes

Possible fairytale finish: Brad Haddin.

Andrew Wu 8:00 PM   This summer could be Brad Haddin's last in the baggy green after the wicketkeeper floated next year's Ashes series in England as a possible end point to his international career.

Gold jacket trumps brother's baggy green 

Nick Cullen embraces his Masters trophy.

Matt Murnane 7:58 PM   The Cullen family now has a gold jacket to go with a baggy green.

Baseball

Taiwan helps tune up Cavalry

Marcus Lemon was impressive for the Cavalry on the road in Perth.

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   Canberra claims first series win before taking on ABL ladder leaders.

Australian Football

Austin hopes NEAFL is step to AFL

Logan Austin is training with Ainslie to boost his AFL Draft bid.

David Polkinghorne 11:04 PM   And a Tricolours midfielder shapes as draft bolter.

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Football

Zelic piles pressure on Japan

Ned Zelic returned to Erindale College on Monday for the sport stars of the year awards. Isaac Dean, Georgia Bass and the college's rugby league team took out the top gongs.

David Polkinghorne 6:08 PM   Says underdog status helps Socceroos' Asian Cup chances.

Cricket

Carters scores half century against India

Ryan Carters played a lone hand for the Cricket Australia XI against India in Adelaide, scoring 58 in the host's score of 219.

Jon Tuxworth 6:07 PM   Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

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Rugby Heaven

Wales sense All Blacks aura is starting to slip

Late flurry: Kieran Read dives over for the All Blacks.

Tom Cary 1:13 PM   The hand-wringing and headlines were as predictable as the final result: Wales capitulate again. The All Blacks march on. Sixty-one years of hurt and counting. But did that tell the full story of a pulsating match here?

England must improve to beat Wallabies: Lancaster

Problems: England coach Stuart Lancaster.

Mick Cleary 11:23 AM   Stuart Lancaster did not fall to his knees at the final whistle as his players did in a commendable show of solidarity with Samoa, but the England coach was undoubtedly offering up his own inner prayers as he admitted afterwards that his team would "definitely" have to improve if they are to beat Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

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League HQ

Are you sorry? Flanagan calls off media conference

Unhappy: Sharks coach Shane Flanagan at training on Monday.

Daniel Lane 4:23 PM   Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has taken a leaf out of Clive Palmer's handbook for dealing with the media, storming out of Monday morning's press conference.

Darius Boyd charms media on return to Red Hill

Darius Boyd during his pervious stint with the Broncos.

Phil Lutton 12:56 PM   Boyd was smiling, relaxed and expansive as he spoke to reporters about his move back to Brisbane, where he joins the Broncos on a three-year deal and will be given first opportunity at the newly vacated fullback role.

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Football

Zelic piles pressure on Japan

Ned Zelic returned to Erindale College on Monday for the sport stars of the year awards. Isaac Dean, Georgia Bass and the college's rugby league team took out the top gongs.

David Polkinghorne 6:08 PM   Says underdog status helps Socceroos' Asian Cup chances.

Dimitrijevic cops one-match ban despite identity dispute

Milos Dimitrijevic

Dominic Bossi 5:17 PM   Sydney FC midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic will miss Saturday's derby against Western Sydney Wanderers after the club was denied an appeal of his red card despite an alleged case of mistaken idenitity. 

Cricket

Smith out of Blues side with injury

Leg injury: Steve Smith is out of the Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia.

Andrew Wu 5:56 PM   NSW are hoping some big names can help lift them off the bottom of the Sheffield Shield ladder when they take on South Australia starting at the SCG on Tuesday.

Hazlewood challenging Siddle for Test berth

Josh Hazlewood.

Jesse Hogan 1:20 PM   Josh Hazlewood appears a genuine possibility to make his Test debut in Brisbane after a glowing endorsement from chief selector Rod Marsh.

Racing

Sydney on the cards for international duo

Red Cadeaux, far left, could return to Australia for The Championships at Randwick next autumn.

By Craig Brennan 5:00 PM   Red Cadeaux and Farraaj have flown out of Melbourne bound for Hong Kong with a return to Australia on the cards early next year.

Surface tension sums up Sydney's malaise

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 9:37 PM   Sydney racing has much in common with Royal Randwick’s Kensington circuit – a crusty top, no foundation and a deplorable back-wash. Again punters, jockeys, trainers and owners on Saturday had to tolerate a surface better for potatoes than racing.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.