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'Spoilt brat' Kohli fights fire with fire 

It was Virat Kohli and rising star Ajinkya Rahane who walked the walk by compiling authoritive centuries.

Andrew Wu   Virat Kohli is waging war against Australia on and off the field after a fiery day where the century-maker accused the hosts of labelling him a "spoilt brat" and disrespecting him.

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Tempers flare between India and Australia 

Brad Haddin took an incredible catch to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane orchestrated one of the great MCG partnerships as Australian frustrations mounted in the Boxing Day Test, before the old stager Ryan Harris barged into India's suspect lower order.

Canberra sport year in review: Controversies

Terry Campese was squeezed out of the Raiders' set-up.

Jon Tuxworth   It's no surprise most of Canberra's controversial 2014 stories centre around the Raiders.

Cycling

Bling can win Milan-San Remo: White

Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews.

David Polkinghorne   And form lethal Tour de France sprinting tag-team with Simon Gerrans.

Kuwait using Canberra memories 

Kuwait midfielder Aziz Mashaan in good spirits with his teammates at a training camp at the AIS on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra holds fond memories for the Kuwait national team as it looks to stun the Socceroos for a second time and crash Australia's party in the opening game of the Asian Cup.

Baseball

Cavalry's sloppy defence gifts Bite win

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Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins says his team's defence was not up to Australian Baseball League standard after sloppy errors gifted the Adelaide Bite a 6-3 win at Narrabundah Ballpark on Sunday night.

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Baseball

Error-riddled Canberra Cavalry drop series to ABL ladder-leaders Adelaide Bite

Canberra pitcher Tristan Crawford in action.

David Polkinghorne 10:22 PM   Pressure makes diamonds, but if the Canberra Cavalry's defence is anything to go by then errors can break the precious gems.

Sailing

'Jessica' to the rescue for Namadgi

The crew of Canberra's Sydney to Hobart entry Namadgi.

Lee Gaskin 5:58 PM   Canberra yacht Namadgi lost its steering, but the crew can thank ''Jessica'' for keeping its dream alive of finishing the Sydney to Hobart.

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Rugby Heaven

Waratah Phipps commits till end of 2017

Staying put: Nick Phipps has committed his future to the Wallabies.

10:07 AM   Wallabies and Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps will play on in Australia well beyond next year's Rugby World Cup after signing a two-year contract extension.

White tipped to manage Montpellier

On the move: Former Brumbies coach Jake White.

South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White is set to be named manager of Top 14 side Montpellier according to L'Equipe.

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League HQ

NRL should buy a stake in ARU to increase code's marketability

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Steve Mascord   As we look towards 2015, Australia is actually one of the less interesting territories where rugby league is played, even if it remains the most significant.

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League's highs and lows in 2014

Cloud nine: James Tamou and Trent Merrin after NSW broke the Maroons' eight-year strangehold on the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas   It was the year of fairytales and drought-breaking victories. It's hard to go past South Sydney ending their 43-year wait for premiership glory as the highlight of 2014, Sam Burgess' heroics in the grand final capping off a remarkable year for Michael Maguire's men

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Football

Western Sydney Wanderers will allow Tony Popovic to move to Crystal Palace

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Dominic Bossi 7:32 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is likely to remain in Parramatta despite heavy speculation linking him with the vacant post at English Premier League club Crystal Palace. 

Cahill calls for Socceroos to be ruthless in Asian Cup

Terry Antonis and Tim Cahill before training on Monday.

Michael Lynch 6:41 PM   Tim Cahill has been around too long to go out on a limb and predict that the Socceroos will win the Asian Cup.

Cricket

West Indies fight back in South Africa Test

Kraigg Brathwaite plays a shot.

9:13 PM   Half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels have steered a battling West Indies to 147 for two at the close on day three of the second test against South Africa.

Boxing Day Test set for explosive climax

Fireworks expected: Ishant Sharma launches a thunderbolt at Shaun Marsh on Monday's dramatic fourth day.

Andrew Wu 9:00 PM   The Boxing Day Test is set for an explosive conclusion on Tuesday as tensions between Australian and India threaten to boil over with the series on the line. And Ian Chappell has warned it is only a matter of time before sledging morphs into on-field biff.

Racing

De Little Engine fires up for Bagot Handicap

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8:30 PM   De Little Engine can cap a successful summer campaign with his first stakes win in the Bagot Handicap at Flemington.

Paul Jones faces tough decision on Just A Blur

Jockeys, trainers and certain racing officials are banned from betting on race day.

David Polkinghorne 2:46 PM   Canberra trainer Paul Jones faces a conundrum with Just A Blur - target the inaugural $300,000 NSW Country Championships or look for the black-type win he thinks she's capable of.

Cricketers' Christmas happy snaps

The Australian cricketers posed with their families for the traditional Christmas Day photo opportunities.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

Ouch! The painful sporting moments of 2014

The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.

Regional Twenty20 Final at Manuka Oval

The North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles take on the Queanbeyan Blue Bags in the The Konica Cup Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Capitals vs Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals take on the Townsville Fire at AIS Arena in Bruce in the WNBL.

Canberra Cavalry vs Melbourne Aces

Canberra Cavalry take on Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark in the ABL.

Geoff Lawson praises Sean Abbott

Blues bowling coach Geoff Lawson opens up about the Phillip Hughes tragedy and how state and national team players have coped.

A global snapshot of sport - December 10

A look at the best in sports photos from around the world.