Bevan gives Carters tips before one-day final

David Polkinghorne 6:00 PM   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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New Zealand hand Australia a reality check

Magic Johnson: Shaun Johnson was outstanding for the Kiwis.

Michael Carayannis 10:15 PM   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.

Australia look for a miracle in first Test

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Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia need to reprise the heroics of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer if they are to beat Pakistan and keep alive their hopes of reclaiming the No.1 Test ranking this series.

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Union

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 7:46 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 6:51 PM   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.

Basketball

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.

ACT Sport

Sykes strikes winning goal to help Canberra return to top four

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Lee Gaskin 8:23 PM   Canberra United is back in the top four of the W-League after a vital 1-0 win on the road against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Levier family dominates Canberra's fairways

Left to right, Brett, Paul and Troy Levier are dominating Canberra's courses.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

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Rugby Heaven

Common sense prevails in Kurtley Beale saga

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Peter FitzSimons 7:47 PM   Controversial, yes, outrageous for many, but on balance the best possible ending on the whole damaging Kurtley Beale saga.

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Perth stun Rising to reach decider

Dane Haylett-Petty of the Spirit looks to offload.

6:22 PM   Perth Spirit have stunned minor premiers Melbourne Rising 45-29 in the second semi-final of the inaugural National Rugby Championship.

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League HQ

Politis v Packer the main event

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Danny Weidler 11:02 PM   The Packer way of business is famous. James learnt a lot from his dad and negotiations with the Bunnies will become the stuff of folklore.

Four Nations: Samoa rock England, but fall short

Tim Simona of Samoa gives Matty Smith of England the big hand.

Steve Mascord 10:59 PM   The ‘‘fourth nation’’ in the Four Nations has never before come within 22 points of one of rugby league’s big three.

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Football

A-League drops ball on anti-alcohol sponsorship stance

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Alana Schetzer 12:44 AM   The A-League has dropped a ban on clubs being sponsored by alcohol brands, prompting accusations from health experts that it is more interested in money than principles.

'Iron' man v 'special one' in an battle of giants

"I am [made] from a little bit of iron": Louis van Gaal.

Mark Ogden 11:46 PM   Louis van Gaal has claimed his ‘‘iron shield’’ will protect him from Jose Mourinho’s psychological warfare as he prepares to expose his Manchester United team to the acid test of their progress against Chelsea.

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Cricket

Australia staring at heavy first Test defeat

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Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia are staring at a heavy loss in the first Test against Pakistan after the re-emergence of their woes against spin.

Blues likely to unleash pace hell against WA

Aggressive: NSW quick Josh Hazlewood.

Daniel Lane 7:59 PM   NSW are expected to fly in the face of the Sydney Cricket Ground’s reputation as a spin bowler’s paradise.

Racing

Pleasure and Payne: Jockey out for 20 meetings

Prince Of Penzance is guided home by Michelle Payne in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Andrew Garvey 9:56 PM   Victory on Prince of Penzance in the Moonee Valley Cup was bitter-sweet for Michelle Payne.

Mayhem and magic strike at Valley

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Max Presnell 9:28 PM   Rough, tumble and even stumble featured during spectacular racing over 24hours at Moonee Valley, Lankan Rupee being a major contributor, but Adelaide, benefitting from a trouble-free passage, stole the show on Saturday.

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.