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Kira makes a bit of history in Canberra

Kira Churchland became the first woman to play in the Cricket ACT first-grade competition in Sunday's Gallop Cup semi-final.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Meteors bowler Kira Churchland is the first woman to play in the 87-year history of the Cricket ACT men's first-grade competition.

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Fury beats Klitschko to be new world champ

Battle of the big men: Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko, right, and Britain's Tyson Fury exchange blows in their world heavyweight title fight for Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight boxing champion of the world after upsetting Wladimir Klitschko on points in Germany.

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FFA to introduce appeals process for fans

The Wanderers' 'active supporters' bay was empty during Sunday's match as supporters protested against the FFA's treatment of fans.

Dominic Bossi 7:49 PM   Governing body has vowed to finally open an appeals process for banned spectators after about 1000 Wanderers fans walked out of Sunday's game against Central Coast.

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Canberra United cruise without Matildas stars

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes.

Chris Dutton   Canberra United showed no signs of weakness without their Matildas trio, beating the Wanderers 4-1 on Sunday.

Socceroos legend Marston dies, aged 89

Pioneer: Joe Marston with Socceroos star Bailey Wright in 2014.

Dominic Bossi   One of the founding fathers of football in Australia, Joe Marston, has passed away at the age of 89.

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Millar's on a recharge mission

Canberra's Matt Millar hopes to refocus and aim for a spot at the World Golf Championships.

Chris Dutton   Canberra golfer Matt Millar hopes he can recharge and refocus in time to force his way up the Australian Order of Merit and earn a spot at the lucrative World Golf Championship.

Fell Swoop could tackle G1 sprint first-up

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale and Fell Swoop.

Mathew Toogood   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is looking to thrust Fell Swoop into the Group One cauldron at his first run from a spell.

Cavalry hitters go to town on Bite

Canberra Cavalry player Jason Leblebijian celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in Sunday's 12-7 win against Adelaide.

Lee Gaskin   It was a rough day for anyone named Aaron Thompson, but the Canberra Cavalry covered for their starting and closing pitchers to end their Sunday hoodoo.

Velocity women through to ATL finals

Alison Bai helped lift the Canberra Velocity into the Asia-Pacific League finals.

The Canberra Velocity women's team has marched into the Asia-Pacific Tennis League finals after a 5-1 thumping of the Western Sydney Warriors on Sunday.


Dean in doubt for Big Bash

Jono Dean plays a shot on the on side against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Comets star Jono Dean will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of a finger injury that could put him in doubt for the start of the Big Bash League.

League HQ

NRL teams to be penalised for time wasting at drop-outs and scrums

Spotlight on scrums: David Shillington, Shaun Fenson, Paul Vaughan, Jarrad Kennedy and Glen Buttriss of the Raiders line up against the Penrith Panthers in Canberra in May.

Brad Walter 6:52 PM   Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum

NRL pre-season on the beach as Raiders aim for NRL castle

Jarrad Kennedy is helping provide impact off Canberra's bench.

Chris Dutton 3:04 PM   There was plenty of sand and surf, but the Canberra Raiders' beach retreat was anything but a summer holiday as the players were put through a gruelling NRL pre-season camp at Batemans Bay.


Rugby Heaven

Reece Robinson to lean on fellow Waratahs code-hopper Israel Folau in Super Rugby

Code switch: former Parramatta flyer Reece Robinson will be at the Waratahs next year.

James MacSmith 6:21 PM   Reece Robinson plans to pick the mind of his new NSW Waratahs teammate Israel Folau as he bids to make a successful conversion from the NRL to Super Rugby.

Lomu only played at 80 percent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

2:27 PM   Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.



Holder will channel fighting spirit of Steve Waugh

Jason Holder, the captain of the West Indies cricket team, bowls during a practice session in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton 7:00 PM   Jason Holder wants his team to stand their ground, like Steve Waugh against Curtly Ambrose, when they begin their three-Test tour in Hobart.

Australia poised for new-look attack in bid not to 'break' Josh Hazlewood

Heavy lifting: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett 6:00 PM   Having begun the home summer with the pace trio of Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood Australia's fast bowling contingent may well be entirely unrecognisable when they resume on Thursday week against the West Indies in Hobart.


AFL man now fighting for league players

Players' advocate: Ian Prendergast.

Michael Gleeson 6:01 PM   Overlooked for the head job at the AFL Players Association Ian Prendergast has switched codes and been appointed as the new chief executive of the Rugby League Players Association.

Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's premiership knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.



Sydney FC's Ali Abbas makes comeback after 12-months on the sideline

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23:  Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold and Ali Abbas address the media prior to a Sydney FC training session at Macquarie Field on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Graham Arnold; Ali Abbas

Dominic Bossi 6:49 PM   Exactly 365 days after suffering a potential career-ending injury, Ali Abbas finally makes his comeback from injury for Sydney FC

Santalab declares Wanderers champions in the making

Breaking free: Brendan Santalab gets a clear look at the goal during the Wanderers' win over Central Coast.

Dominic Bossi 6:02 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab has boldly declared his side champions in the making having extended their winning streak to five in a row, beating Central Coast Mariners in testing circumstances. After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last season, the Wanderers are now second to league leaders Melbourne Victory on only goal difference and growing in confidence of winning an elusive A-League title.


ACT Sport

Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's premiership knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.

The Canberra teenager who made Brad Haddin jealous

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton 5:10 PM   Brad Haddin won a World Cup, scored 23 first class centuries and played 66 Tests. But he couldn't do what Owen has done.


Horse Racing

Gosford no longer viable as a training centre

Gosford champ: Jockey Nathan Thomas rides Mighty Lucky to win the Sky Thoroughbred Central Festival Stakes at Rosehill.

Chris Roots 3:38 PM   Gosford Race Club is set to cease training on its racecourse at the end of 2016 because of outdated facilities, which make it financially unsustainable continue preparation of horses at the Central Coast track.

Trainers and vet plead not guilty to cobalt charges

Mark Kavanagh, left, and Danny O'Brien at a Racing Victoria hearing in July.

Patrick Bartley 2:22 PM   Trainers Danny O'Brien, Mark Kavanagh and veterinary┬ásurgeon Tom Brennan have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of elevated cobalt levels from their horses.


Who is Tyson Fury?

The new heavyweight boxing world champion is well known for bizarre rants and antics.

Victory hold off Reds

Melbourne Victory survive a bruising encounter with Adelaide United to triumph 2-1 at Etihad Stadium.

PSG's first game since Paris attacks

Edinson Cavani ends a nine-game goal drought in emotional match.

Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.