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   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.


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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Cooke to the rescue with five Tuggeranong wickets

Wests/UC all-rounder Joe Cooke claimed five wickets in his side's Gallop Cup victory against Tuggeranong on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 7:32 PM   It took a teammate's busted shoe for Wests/UC all-rounder Joe Cooke to get a bowl, but he made the most of his opportunity with a five-wicket haul.

Dawson returns to captain Comets

Return: David Dawson will captain the ACT Comets in their Futures League match against Queensland, starting Monday, at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 7:26 PM   After more than a decade away from Canberra, David Dawson will captain the ACT Comets in their Futures League match with Queensland at Manuka Oval.


Rugby Heaven

Pulver is boss but Beale saga raises questions

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver.

Rupert Guinness 6:46 PM   As chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union, Bill Pulver is technically the boss. But doubts have emerged recently over his ability to lead the sport.

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.


League HQ

DCE injury puts Ben in the hunt for Roos jersey

In the Hunt: The Broncos playmaker could find himself in a Kangaroos jersey.

6:35 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.



Wanderers ready to counter Saudi distractions

Sebastian Hassett 7:23 PM   Although nothing could surely compare with the tactics of Guangzhou Evergrande's fans when they faced the Western Sydney Wanderers in the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League, Matthew Spiranovic says teammates will be prepared for anything when they arrive in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Victory will get even better, Muscat insists

Besart Berisha (centre) is joined by Archie Thompson in celebrating a goal on Saturday night.

Michael Lynch 6:46 PM   It could have been an even better start to the season for Melbourne Victory, but it's hard to see where.


Australia on brink of first Test thrashing after another batting collapse

Over and out: Chris Rogers is bowled by Imran Khan in the second innings of the first Test in Dubai.

Andrew Wu 7:36 PM   Australia's Middle East mission is in a spin after a horror first Test revealed an out-of-form captain, raised concerns over their underperforming spinners and renewed fears over the team's ability to play slow bowling.

Blues paceman Sandhu shines in Matador Cup

Gurinder Sandhu

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.


Jones wants Queanbeyan Cup before Gundagai defence

Al Ahmar

David Polkinghorne 7:14 PM   Defence Force Cup win means Al Ahmar has more cups in his sights.

Hayes backs cap for international Cup runners

David Hayes says people should not be "carried away" by the success the international visitors are enjoying this spring.

Patrick Bartley 6:35 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.