Cheika accepts Wallabies coaching job

Rupert Guinness 11:45 PM   Waratahs coach confirms he has been offered the Wallabies coaching job.

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Larkham knocks back Wallabies

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is staying put.

Chris Dutton 12:09 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has reportedly knocked back an approach to join Michael Cheika's Wallabies set up to concentrate on winning a Super Rugby title in Canberra.

Raiders aim to lift memberships

The Raiders are out to attract more members in 2015 with a variety of packages available.

Jon Tuxworth 7:13 PM   The NRL ladder isn't the only table the Canberra Raiders want to scale next year, the club hopeful a change in results will lift them off the bottom of the membership ranks. 

Diamonds aim to be netball's 'Invincibles'

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on.

West Indies not distracted by men's pay row

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Lee Gaskin   West Indies women's captain Merissa Aguilleira doesn't want the drama enveloping the men's team to affect her side's history-making tour of Australia.

Hazlewood a serious contender for Test debut 

In contention: NSW paceman Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett 8:00 PM   National selector Mark Waugh has confirmed Josh Hazlewood is a serious contender to make a Test debut this summer.

Admire Rakti to start in Melbourne Cup 

Zac Purton on Admire Rakti after winning the Caulfield Cup on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley   After many hours of discussion, the principal owner of Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti will allow his horse to start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup.

Canberra Raiders

Former Raider Joe Picker retires content after playing part in Souths' premiership

The back rower played 110 games with the Raiders from 2007-13.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   He's just won an NRL premiership at South Sydney but Joe Picker has hung up the boots despite admitting he could have played on at the Rabbitohs next season.

Raiders' Hodgson wants to finish career in NRL

Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson may be on the cusp of his first English jersey, but he hopes he doesn't play in his homeland again and wants to finish his career in the NRL. 

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ACT Brumbies

Brumbies lock in Larkham

Stephen Larkham will stay with Brumbies despite being linked to Wallabies job

Lee Gaskin   The ACT Brumbies claim Stephen Larkham is adamant he will continue to coach the Super Rugby team next season, even if he gives Australian rugby ''a hand'' as part of Michael Cheika's coaching staff at the Wallabies.

Butlers not ready to finish stellar year

ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at the AIS on Monday.

Chris Dutton   He started the year as an unknown rookie but Jarrad Butler is intent on finishing a spectacular debut season in Canberra with the National Rugby Championship title.

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Basketball

Tough road test awaits defending champion Bendigo

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney. 

Cricket

Comets score big in Sydney T20 competition

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski made 56 from 38 balls in the Sydney Twenty20 competition on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Comets players put themselves in the shop window for the Big Bash League with back to back wins in the Sydney Twenty20 competition.

Soccer

Canberra in disarray after Adelaide upset

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Lee Gaskin   Canberra United's W-League championships hopes take a blow after suffering its first-ever home loss to Adelaide United.

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Soccer

Socceroos on right track: Milligan

Melissa Woods 4:45 PM   Socceroos defender Mark Milligan says Australia has to suffer some short term pain for long term gain on the international stage.

Wanderers' star Santalab given all clear to play in ACL final

Sebastian Hassett 2:54 PM   After back-to-back defeats to start the A-League season, the Western Sydney Wanderers have finally received some good news with Brendon Santalab cleared of significant injury ahead of Saturday night's Asian Champions League final first leg against Al-Hilal.

Cricket

Mitch Johnson no Akram, says Waqar Younis

Andrew Wu 2:29 PM   Mitchell Johnson may have become Australia's human wrecking ball but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says the left-arm pace ace is not in the league of former fast bowling great Wasim Akram.

Tasmanian Tigers down NSW Blues

On song: Ben Dunk of the Tigers.

10:56 PM   While Tasmania won the battle, they lost the war as NSW narrowly denied the Tigers the additional bonus point they required.

Racing

First Caulfield, now Japan eyes Geelong Cup

Patrick Bartley 3:53 PM   There seems to be no escaping the Japanese influence on this spring carnival, and again at Geelong on Wednesday, the strength of their purchasing power will be on display.

Like A Carousel to use Geelong Cup for ticket to Flemington

High hopes: Trainer Ken Keys will chase a Melbourne Cup starter with Like A Carousel in the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

Craig Brennan 5:03 PM   Ken Keys has dreams of a Melbourne Cup start with dour stayer Like A Carousel, which lines up in the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.

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.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.

Jarryd Hayne's top five moments

As the NRL reels from the shock announcement of Jarryd Hayne's departure for the US, Chief Sports Writer Andrew Webster takes a look back at the player's incredible career.

Socceroos suffer shock Qatar defeat

A solitary goal from Khalfan Ibrahim was enough to condemn the Socceroos to their first ever defeat to Qatar.

Canberra United v Perth Glory

Scenes from the W-League match between Canberra United and Perth Glory.

National Rugby Championship: UC Vikings v NSW Country

Scenes from the clash between the UC Vikings and NSW Country.