Wiasak sets sights on Olympic dream

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM    Rebecca Wiasak will devote the next 18 months to her Olympic Games dream.

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Graham wants NRL to rally around Titans 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26:  Wade Graham of the Cronulla Sharks attends the 2015 NRL advertising campaign launch at Sydney Opera House on February 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Cronulla vice-captain Wade Graham has urged the NRL to rally around the Titans payers amid fears for players' welfare.

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Tomane opens up on time with Titans

Sport. Brumbies training in the gym at their UC HQ. Joe Tomane.
February 26th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

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Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumby Joseph Tomane says former Titans coach John Cartwright did his best to protect the players from the "glitter strip" on the Gold Coast.

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

McDermott moves to burst McCullum balloon

Big Mac: Craig McDermott with Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett 9:36 AM   Australia have moved to downplay the importance of Brendon McCullum to the outcome of Saturday's bumper World Cup clash.

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Basketball

Multimillion-dollar stadium upgrade on hold

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Jon Tuxworth   Basketball ACT has been forced to put a multi-million dollar upgrade of its Belconnen precinct on hold, but president David Leaney says it hasn't been scrapped completely.

Edwards has real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson   Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Cricket

Pat Cummins to make his World Cup debut against New Zealand

Pace barrage: Mitch Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Johnson at Mount Eden in Auckland.

Chris Barrett 5:52 PM   Pat Cummins will make his World Cup debut in the trans-Tasman World Cup showdown at Eden Park on Saturday, with Australia banking on express pace to get them across the line in the tournament's most anticipated game to date.

Ponting refutes Kiwi claims they don't sledge

Andrew Wu 5:42 PM   Kiwis don't sledge? That's news to Ricky Ponting. "I have been amused a little by talk emanating from New Zealand that they have given up on sledging."

Rugby Heaven

Larkham says no bias in Wallabies selections

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says there will be no bias in Wallabies selection.

Chris Dutton 6:00 PM   World Cup ring-in Stephen Larkham is adamant Super Rugby allegiances will be abandoned in a bid to lift the Wallabies to international glory after agreeing to become Australia's new attack coach.

Prop Paul Alo-Emile ready to inspire Rebels

Roy Ward 4:07 PM   The Rebels will need a big game from their props as the Brumbies come to town.

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League HQ

Cashed-up NRL to consider more teams and fewer games

Pointing in the right direction: NRL CEO Dave Smith.

Brad Walter 6:02 PM   NRL chief executive Dave Smith has confirmed that a decision would be made this year on whether to expand the competition in 2018 and revealed that consideration would also be given to reducing the number of premiership rounds to accommodate more events and representative fixtures such as the expanded World Club Series.

'Expect us to get harder': ARLC chairman's warning on NRL player behaviour

There must be consequences: John Grant says they will not accept bad player behaviour.

Brad Walter 4:02 PM   ARLC chairman John Grant has warned that the game is set to get tougher on off-field misbehaviour in the wake of the cocaine scandal at the Gold Coast Titans and the arrest of two South Sydney players at an altitude training camp in Arizona.

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ACT Sport

Basketball

Basketball ACT insist no need for panic despite $218,000 loss

Jon Tuxworth 5:35 PM   Basketball ACT are confident of being back in the black next financial year and have assured members there is no need for concern after recording a loss of nearly $218,000 for 2014-15. 

Racing

ACT trainers try to defend turf on Black Opal day

Jon Tuxworth 5:02 PM   Veteran Canberra jockey Kevin Sweeney believes the days when a local horse is a strong hope in the Black Opal Stakes are "just about gone" as top Sydney and Melbourne jockeys target it as a Golden Slipper warm-up.

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Soccer

Baharudin up for the challenge with City

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Jason Dasey 5:59 PM   Turning an apparent negative into a positive is all part of what wide-eyed Safuwan Baharudin sees as the ultimate football education at Melbourne City FC.

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Dimitrijevic hoping to stay at Sydney FC

New deal: Sydney's Milos Dimitrijevic.

Dominic Bossi 4:50 PM   Sydney FC are one step closer to retaining star player Milos Dimitrijevic who revealed he is hoping to win a new contract with the club once he enters negotiations in the coming weeks. 

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Tennis

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

Another Woodbridge eyes sporting career

Matt Murnane 6:32 PM   Zara Woodbridge, the daughter of Australian tennis doubles champion Todd, has taken another step towards forging her own career as a professional sportsperson.

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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.