ACT hosts shoot-out between Cup's fastest scorers

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Big hitters to light up Manuka Oval and records may be broken again.

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Bird's in a lonely place, says Gallen

Long break: Paul Gallen at Cronulla training on Monday.

Michael Carayannis 10:49 PM   Greg Bird "wasn't the best" when news of his drug charges broke, according to close friend Paul Gallen.

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Canberra Guineas could move to group level

Canberra based horse trainer, Matthew
Dale with Fell Swoop.

David Polkinghorne 9:34 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale thinks the listed Canberra Guineas has become strong enough to follow the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes to group status.

Faulkner set for World Cup return   

James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu 9:50 AM   James Faulkner is confident he has lost none of the batting prowess which made him Australia's master finisher before his injury as he prepares for a likely return to international cricket on Wednesday.

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South Africa keen to avoid Australia

Shaun Pollock talks to the media during a South Africa nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes both Australia and South Africa will want to avoid each other in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

Ennis puts Raiders on Sharks alert

Rugby League round 15, Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium, Bulldogs Michael Ennis , Friday, 19th June 2009. Pictures STEVE CHRISTO, SMH SPORT/NEWS. DIGICAM 00001

Chris Dutton   Michael Ennis says the Sharks have found new life in 2015 and he's ready for a fresh start after turning down a massive deal from the Raiders.

Butler rejects talk of rotation

Jarrad Butler wants to hold onto his starting position for as long as possible.

Chris Dutton   Reigning ACT Brumbies player of the year Jarrad Butler has rebuffed the notion of a rotation policy after a brutal start to the Super Rugby season, declaring he wants to hold on to his starting spot for as long as possible.

Cricket

Asian Cup beats World Cup

David Polkinghorne 6:28 PM   Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

Afghanistan's dream: to reach the unreachable ahs

Andrew Wu 6:19 PM   Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.

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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 5:48 PM   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.

Reds get not-so-gentle reminders about Waratahs

Derby dual: Queenland Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton 10:13 PM   Waratahs week at Ballymore has started with a flood of ex-players sending messages to coach Richard Graham, reminding him of how vital it is to give the Old Enemy a decent whack.

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Mitch Cornish beats Sam Williams in halfback battle as Canberra Raiders prepare for Sharks

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 on his injured hamstring.

Jarryd Hayne believes – do you?

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster 6:15 PM   The former Eels fullback says the man upstairs will help him become The Man in San Francisco.

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ACT Sport

Asian Cup beats World Cup

David Polkinghorne 6:28 PM   Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

Motorsport

Taylor out to prove racing stripes in the Australian Rally Championship

Taking the wheel: Canberra driver Molly Taylor will be competing in the National Capital Rally.

Lee Gaskin 5:45 PM   Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.

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Soccer

Cannavaro focused on Wanderers, not jail

Fabio Cannavaro smiles during a press conference.

Dominic Bossi 6:26 PM   Fabio Cannavaro appeared more like a man who was about to take a 10-month holiday than one who had recently been sentenced to 10 months in an Italian prison.

Juric and Bulut to fight for start against Guangzhou

Wild debut: Kerem Bulut laps up the adulation after scoring his second goal against Sydney FC.

Dominic Bossi 6:13 PM   The stellar debut of Kerem Bulut in Western Sydney Wandereres' loss to Sydney FC has given coach Tony Popovic a selection headache for their Asian Champions League match against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday night. 

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Tennis

Kyrigos rocking the rim for Indian Wells return

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

Lee Gaskin 5:33 PM   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

11:36 PM   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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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.