South Africa victory marred by Tahir's crowd run-in

David Polkinghorne 10:32 AM   South Africa's massive 201-run win over Ireland was marred by spinner Imran Tahir's second run-in with the Manuka Oval crowd in four months.

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Racing

Kathy O'Hara secures Single Gaze ride

Kathy O'Hara

Jon Tuxworth 6:35 PM   Star jockey Kathy O'Hara will ride Canberra's best hope Single Gaze in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes.

Kyrigos rocks the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 1:11 AM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Brumbies act to stop Force inside information

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua will consider changing call plays against the Western Force on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin 9:17 AM   The ACT Brumbies are preparing to outwit the Western Force and will consider changing their plays to prevent former players Zach Holmes and Ian Prior from using inside information to their advantage.

League

Cornish beats Williams in halfback battle

Canberra Raiders' Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth 6:20 PM   Canberra Raiders' youngster Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla, with lock Shaun Fensom also passing a fitness test.

Davis re-signs with Giants until 2018

Staying with the Giants: Phil Davis has re-signed with GWS.

David Sygall   Tough-as-nails fullback Phil Davis has extended his contract with Greater Western Sydney until the end of 2018, but the club's godfather Kevin Sheedy could be on the way out.

Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years'

Australian captain Michael Clarke stretches with teammates during a training session in Perth on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu 7:43 PM   Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Cricket

Live Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v Afghanistan

David Sygall 6:15 PM   Full, live coverage as Afghanistan look to pull off a shock against the world's No.1 ODI side in Perth.

Watson dropped as Faulkner returns for Australia

Shane Watson

Jesse Hogan 6:05 PM   Australia's changed pecking order for all-rounders in limited-overs cricket has been confirmed, with Shane Watson axed to make way for the first World Cup appearance James Faulkner.

Rugby Heaven

O'Connor best served out wide and not in playmaker's role: Dwyer

Rupert Guinness 5:53 PM   Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is not surprised when told the win rate of Reds star James O'Connor when starting at five-eighth in Super Rugby is only six per cent.

Cooper helps sharpen O'Connor for Tahs clash

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27: James O'Connor of the Reds keeps an eye on the action during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 1:06 AM   Quade Cooper may not be able to run out against the Waratahs but could yet play an influential role in the Reds' match against their arch-rivals on Saturday.

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League HQ

Origin footage convinced US agent that Hayne can make it in NFL

Michael Chammas 5:49 PM   Footage of Jarryd Hayne's State of Origin heroics helped convince US agent Jack Bechta that the former Parramatta Eels fullback "can make it in the NFL and play for a long time".

Sisa Waqa backs Canberra Raiders teammate Jack Wighton for higher honours

Jack Wighton can be as good as Billy Slater.

Jon Tuxworth 4:58 PM   Jack Wighton is still learning the craft and is yet to lock down Canberra's fullback jersey, but new Raiders winger Sisa Waqa believes Wighton is capable of replacing Waqa's former Melbourne Storm teammate Billy Slater as Australia's no.1. 

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Cricket

Huge scores dominate Canberra's World Cup contribution

Chris Gayle's double century was one of the highlights of the cricket World Cup games at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 4:30 PM   Record scores, monster sixes and a historic double century were among the highlights of Canberra's involvement in the Cricket World Cup.

Cricket

Torn ACL puts Meteors spinner on Australian path

ACT Meteors bowler Sam Bates has been picked in the Shooting Stars team to tour Dubai.

Lee Gaskin 2:54 PM   A torn anterior cruciate ligament is every athlete's worse nightmare, but ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates may not have been selected for her first international tour without it.

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Soccer

Victim of fan violence says he was lucky not to be killed in post-derby attack

Dominic Bossi 6:13 PM   An alleged victim of the attack on four football fans after the A-League Sydney derby that hospitalised two men has spoken out for the first time, saying the group were lucky not to have suffered worse injuries due to the severity of the bashing. 

Angry Valeri keen for revenge

Carl Valeri

4:32 PM   Don't get mad, get even. The message at Melbourne Victory after their frustrating 2-3 loss at the hands of Wellington Phoenix on Sunday is one of revenge.

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Tennis

Kyrigos rocking the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 1:11 AM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Nishikori into world's top four, Murray out

the age

Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis.

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NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive lowdown on each of the 16 teams.

Jordan Smiler

Brumbies big man Jordan Smiler opens up on his aspirations for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Cricket World Cup: South Africa vs Ireland

South Africa take on Ireland at Manuka Oval for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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.

Interactive game: World's best fielder

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