Who is ready to rule the one-day world?

Dean Jones 2:40 AM   Finally we are about to find out who is the best one-day team in the world.

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Pup's hackles rise at claims style is redundant

"I think I'm doing all right. I think my record is pretty good up against anybody in the world. I think my record holds its place": Clarke.

Andrew Wu 9:28 PM   The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

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Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth 5:42 PM   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth 5:00 PM   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

Kyrgios puts in body work to build career

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton 10:45 PM   Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains.

Athletics

Breen relaxed chasing Australian title

Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen will go head to head in the women's 100m at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Pocock the invisible man

Standing up: David Pocock made a strong, and entirely correct, stand for sport.

Chris Dutton 6:27 PM   Imagine if David Pocock was invisible. He'd be able to pinch the ball the breakdown without being penalised and people would be able to see what the real issue was this week - a homophobic slur.

Howlett takes trifecta with Brazen Beau

Racehorse breeder Bernie Howlett has bred one of the world's best sprinters on his Hall property.

David Polkinghorne 3:46 PM   A group 1 jockey, a group 1 trainer and now Bernie Howlett is a group 1 breeder. He could also have Australia's next sprinting star frolicking about in his paddocks soon.

League HQ

Robinson says Ferguson's ready for Raiders

Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants Blake Ferguson to deliver another standout performance when he takes on his former club the Canberra Raiders on Sunday.

Darren Walton 1:33 AM   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has challenged born-again Blake Ferguson to back up his two-try haul with another defining performance against Canberra on Sunday.

Bulldogs beat Tigers in golden point thriller

Brought to ground: Bulldogs forward Tony Williams is tackled by Tigers duo Tim Simona and Curtis Sironen.

Michael Carayannis 1:30 AM   A dramatic 45-metre golden point field goal by Bulldogs five-eighth Moses Mbye left the young Wests Tigers shattered after they coughed up an 18-point second half lead.

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Rugby Heaven

Eales: Leadership calls for taking a stand

John Eales arrives back in Sydney after the Wallabies’ 1999 World Cup triumph with a badly bloodshot eye, the result of French gouging during the final.

Rupert Guinness and Georgina Robinson 1:35 AM   It was a stand-out moment in the Wallabies captaincy of John Eales when, with 25 minutes left in the 1999 World Cup final against France at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, he approached the referee and threatened to lead his team off the field in opposition to the dirty play of Les Bleus.

ARU should have given more details

Spiro Zavos dinkus Dinkus

Spiro Zavos 12:12 AM   Transparency is the key for the ARU in dealing with Jacques Potgieter's homophobic slur.

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Cricket

Pace aces hold the key in final showdown

Boult from the blue: New Zealand's Trent Boult bowls against Australia in the World Cup group match.

Andrew Wu 1:31 AM   In a tournament dominated by the bat the World Cup is set to be decided by the raw speed and bounce of Australia's express quicks or the verve and swerve of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final

A first: Kumar Dharmasena is the first person to figure in a World Cup final as both a player and an umprie.

Jesse Hogan 1:10 AM   Kumar Dharmasena's involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selection to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first player feature in a World Cup final as both an umpire and player.

AFL

Are the Swans still true 'Bloods'?

Lance Franklin, Ted Richards and Adam Goodes walk off dejected after the grand final in 2014.

Garry Lyon 12:55 AM   Was last year's grand final the first sign that the trademark Sydney game style is on the wane and that the environment of inclusiveness and selflessness has altered?

Hocking returns to officially make Scarlett a legend

Garry Hocking.

Peter Hanlon 12:54 AM   Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite.

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Soccer

Boutique stadium needed: Roar chairman

Brisbane Roar have enjoyed good times at Suncorp Stadium over the years, but the club says it's not always appropriate to their needs.

Beth Newman 9:04 AM   Suncorp Stadium too big for some A-League matches, says Fong.

Do we still love the Socceroos?

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 1:37 AM   Can Australia's World Cup campaign capitalise on Asian Cup success?

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ACT Sport

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton 10:39 PM   They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

Stamina to be put to test at Mont 24-hour mountain bike race

Zac Barber in action during the mountain bike leg of the Nelson Tri Club event at Rabbit Island, Nelson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:53 PM   Stamina and endurance will be put to the test when competitors compete in the Mont 24-hour Mountain Bike Race at Kowen Forest, the largest even of its kind in the country. 

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Horse Racing

TV exposé puts whip use under the spotlight

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 11:16 PM   Whip abuse – if not pacemakers – will be under the microscope for today’s BMW at Rosehill Gardens, a race featuring the Japanese ace To The World.

Jockey hurt in race fall

Generic horse racing.

Patrick Bartley 11:10 PM   Jockey Jack Hill was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital on Friday afternoon after a heavy fall at a meeting at Donald.

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Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.

Waratahs take on galloping Brumbies

Wallabies coaches go head-to-head in Sunday rugby blockbuster.

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

A wonderful century from opener Rohit Sharma propels India to a strong total of 302.