Brumbies defend their way to victory over Rebels

David Polkinghorne 10:55 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says some of his players took their desperation beyond what they've ever produced before, but he still feels his Super Rugby province has lessons to learn about closing out games despite holding on against a pressing Melbourne Rebels.

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Edwards wins heavyweight title

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson 7:51 PM   Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Meares 'addicted to racing' on going to Rio

Anna Meares celebrates after winning gold in the Women's Keirin Final during Day Five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Chris Dutton 4:06 PM   Anna Meares is in Canberra as an ambassador for Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride – named in memory of cyclist Amy Gillett – on Sunday, raising funds and awareness for cycling safety.

Like father, like daughter

Gemma Tinney, daughter Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney.

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Chris Wilson 6:44 PM   She was three when her father won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games, but Gemma Tinney incredibly wants to ride at an Olympics with her dad before he retires.

Top spot on line in huge run chase

Matthew Grocott of Queanbeyan hits a 6.

Chris Dutton 8:27 PM   Eastlake will be forced to chase down its biggest target of the season if it wants to claim the Cricket ACT two-day competition minor premiership next weekend after Queanbeyan staked its claim for top of the table honours.

Ireland ready for AB De Villiers

The Irish cricket team at training.

Chris Wilson 11:43 PM   They will need more than the luck of the Irish to take on a rampant AB De Villiers at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Brumbies open up for fan insight

Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is a Taylor Swift fan.

Chris Dutton 11:05 PM   The Brumbies do some karaoke while David Pocock opens up about a embarrassing rugby moment he'd rather forget.

Cricket

Starc nearly steals show as Black Caps taken to wire

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett 11:53 PM   Michael Clarke night savaged his team's batting as "horrendous" but hailed the performance of Mitchell Starc as genius after the left-arm quick almost pulled off an extraordinary comeback win

Stumps fly in a day of routs

Mitchell Starc

Greg Baum 11:52 PM   The misshapen ground of a thousand theoretical runs became the ground of mishaps and almost the full quota of wickets.

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Rebels coach says poise in attack will come

Dom Shipperley of the Rebels takes a big hit from Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies.

Roy Ward 12:03 AM   Tony McGahan believes his side will only get better in attack after a tough loss to ACT Brumbies.

Kaino sings Blues after ref ruins big 100

Milestone: Jerome Kaino of the Blues.

Marc Hinton 11:24 PM   Blues skipper Jerome Kaino could not hide his bitter disappointment after a contentious – some might say diabolical – ruling cost him a victory over the Cheetahs in his 100th match for the franchise in Bloemfontein.

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League HQ

Bunnies head the pack of title contenders

Phil Gould

Phil Gould 10:51 PM   The week before the start of the Telstra premiership is a time of anticipation, excitement, and perhaps even a touch of nervousness.

Inglis worthy of special fund’s cash

Danny Weidler

Danny Weidler 10:06 PM   NRL boss Dave Smith says he is prepared to open his war chest and make Greg Inglis the first beneficiary of his special fund to keep elite players in the game.

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Soccer

Antonis saves Sky Blues after turnaround

Sweet brace: Marc Janko celebrates his second goal.

Dominic Bossi 12:19 AM   A late Terry Antonis goal saved Sydney FC the embarrassment of letting a seemingly unassailable lead slip from their grasp after scoring a dramatic winner over rivals Western Sydney Wanderers in the Sydney derby

Van 't Schip hopes City will take strength from win over Adelaide

Crunch: Connor Chapman and Massimo Murdocca of Melbourne City take down Adelaide United's Sergio Cirio.

Michael Lynch 12:19 AM   There are games when coaches really earn their money, and for John Van't Schip Friday night's clash between his Melbourne City team and high flying Adelaide United was certainly one of them.

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Tennis

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

Another Woodbridge eyes sporting career

Matt Murnane   Zara Woodbridge, the daughter of Australian tennis doubles champion Todd, has taken another step towards forging her own career as a professional sportsperson.

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Cricket World Cup: Windies vs Zimbabwe

The West Indies take on a determined Zimbabwe in their Group B match at Manuka Oval.

Knights spoil Raiders' Seiffert homecoming

Newcastle coasted to a 26-4 trial win over Canberra in Queanbeyan.

Wests/UC take on Eastlake in first grade

The race for semi-finals spots heats up at Kingston Oval.

Adelaide leave it late to beat Wanderers

More heartbreak for Wanderers as Reds strike late at Hindmarsh.

Sydney FC edge out Mariners in thriller

A stunning Rhyan Grant goal helped Sydney FC to a 4-2 win.

Darren Bravo cops a nasty blow to head

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo suffered a scare against Pakistan.

League HQ's NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive on every NRL team.

Interactive game: World's best fielder

It's you vs the world, as you play along in the Cricket World Cup.

Afghanistan meets Bangladesh in ACT

Afghanistan and Bangladesh draw a crowd at Manuka Oval.

Australia pummels England at the MCG

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v England at the MCG.