Who is ready to rule the one-day world?

Dean Jones 2:40 AM   Finally we are about to find out who is the best one-day team in the world.

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Pup's hackles rise at claims style is redundant

"I think I'm doing all right. I think my record is pretty good up against anybody in the world. I think my record holds its place": Clarke.

Andrew Wu 9:28 PM   The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

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Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth 5:42 PM   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth 5:00 PM   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

Kyrgios puts in body work to build career

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton 10:45 PM   Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains.

Athletics

Breen relaxed chasing Australian title

Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen will go head to head in the women's 100m at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Pocock the invisible man

Standing up: David Pocock made a strong, and entirely correct, stand for sport.

Chris Dutton 6:27 PM   Imagine if David Pocock was invisible. He'd be able to pinch the ball the breakdown without being penalised and people would be able to see what the real issue was this week - a homophobic slur.

Howlett takes trifecta with Brazen Beau

Racehorse breeder Bernie Howlett has bred one of the world's best sprinters on his Hall property.

David Polkinghorne   A group 1 jockey, a group 1 trainer and now Bernie Howlett is a group 1 breeder. He could also have Australia's next sprinting star frolicking about in his paddocks soon.

League HQ

Boyd, Waqa out for Raiders

Jon Tuxworth 4:22 PM   The Raiders have been forced to make two changes to their team to play the Roosters.

Robinson says Ferguson's ready for Raiders

Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants Blake Ferguson to deliver another standout performance when he takes on his former club the Canberra Raiders on Sunday.

Darren Walton 1:33 AM   Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has challenged born-again Blake Ferguson to back up his two-try haul with another defining performance against Canberra on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

Eales: Leadership calls for taking a stand

John Eales arrives back in Sydney after the Wallabies’ 1999 World Cup triumph with a badly bloodshot eye, the result of French gouging during the final.

Rupert Guinness and Georgina Robinson 1:35 AM   It was a stand-out moment in the Wallabies captaincy of John Eales when, with 25 minutes left in the 1999 World Cup final against France at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, he approached the referee and threatened to lead his team off the field in opposition to the dirty play of Les Bleus.

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ARU should have given more details

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Spiro Zavos 12:12 AM   Transparency is the key for the ARU in dealing with Jacques Potgieter's homophobic slur.

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Cricket

Ailing Crowe in McCullum's thoughts before final

Brendon McCullum and Michael Clarke chat at the MCG on Saturday.

3:30 PM   New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has paid a touching tribute to ailing former skipper Martin Crowe on the eve of the World Cup final.

Kiwis bent on stealing a march over Aussie

Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane 3:29 PM   If you want an example of how much the Kiwis love getting one over an Australian, take this story Richard Hadlee told at the Big Knight Out dinner, organised by SportsConnect and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, about a piece of fan mail he received during his playing days.

AFL

Are the Swans still true 'Bloods'?

Lance Franklin, Ted Richards and Adam Goodes walk off dejected after the grand final in 2014.

Garry Lyon 12:55 AM   Was last year's grand final the first sign that the trademark Sydney game style is on the wane and that the environment of inclusiveness and selflessness has altered?

Hocking returns to officially make Scarlett a legend

Garry Hocking.

Peter Hanlon 12:54 AM   Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite.

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Soccer

Muscat wants improvement, Walmsley sees promise as Victory down Mariners

Michael Lynch 3:38 PM   Melbourne Victory might have gone home with the points after a hard fought victory over Central Coast Mariners, but it was the coach of the losers _ interim boss Tony Walmsley _ who sounded happier than his Victory counterpart, Kevin Muscat.

Kane scores on debut in England win

England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

10:55 AM   England's Harry Kane scored on his debut less than two minutes after coming on as they brushed Lithuania aside 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to maintain their grip at the top of the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E standings.

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ACT Sport

Borger stars in Canberra's first win of season

12:47 PM   Former Australia under-21 representative Kim Borger made a strong impact in her debut for Canberra, helping guide the team to its first win of the season against Belconnen on Friday night. After falling to last year's grand finalists Tuggeranong in the first round, Canberra rebounded with a 51-41 triumph. Canberra did most of the damage in the first half where it built a 27-14 lead and were largely untroubled in the win. In other results Tuggeranong remained unbeaten with a 70-33 thrashing of South Canberra, while Arawang humbled Queanbeyan 51-28.  Round three of the Canterbury State League will be played on Sunday at 2pm.  Belconnen take on Arawang, South Canberra meet Canberra and Tuggeranong play Queanbeyan.

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton 10:39 PM   They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

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Horse Racing

Racing For Me Dad at Wellington

Jared Dorrington 2:57 PM   For Me Dad is still a maiden leading into the toughest race of her short career at Wellington on Sunday, but trainer Neil Osborne believes she is a big chance for a breakthrough win.

TV exposé puts whip use under the spotlight

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Max Presnell 11:16 PM   Whip abuse – if not pacemakers – will be under the microscope for today’s BMW at Rosehill Gardens, a race featuring the Japanese ace To The World.

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Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.

Waratahs take on galloping Brumbies

Wallabies coaches go head-to-head in Sunday rugby blockbuster.

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

A wonderful century from opener Rohit Sharma propels India to a strong total of 302.