Brumbies defend their way to victory over Rebels

David Polkinghorne 10:38 AM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says some of his players took their desperation beyond what they've ever produced before, but he still feels his Super Rugby province has lessons to learn about closing out games despite holding on against a pressing Melbourne Rebels.

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Edwards wins heavyweight title

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson 7:51 PM   Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Meares 'addicted to racing' on going to Rio

Anna Meares celebrates after winning gold in the Women's Keirin Final during Day Five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Chris Dutton 2:06 PM   Anna Meares is in Canberra as an ambassador for Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride – named in memory of cyclist Amy Gillett – on Sunday, raising funds and awareness for cycling safety.

Like father, like daughter

Gemma Tinney, daughter Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney.

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Chris Wilson 6:44 PM   She was three when her father won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games, but Gemma Tinney incredibly wants to ride at an Olympics with her dad before he retires.

Top spot on line in huge run chase

Matthew Grocott of Queanbeyan hits a 6.

Chris Dutton 8:27 PM   Eastlake will be forced to chase down its biggest target of the season if it wants to claim the Cricket ACT two-day competition minor premiership next weekend after Queanbeyan staked its claim for top of the table honours.

Ireland ready for AB De Villiers

The Irish cricket team at training.

Chris Wilson 11:43 PM   They will need more than the luck of the Irish to take on a rampant AB De Villiers at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Brumbies open up for fan insight

Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is a Taylor Swift fan.

Chris Dutton 11:05 PM   The Brumbies do some karaoke while David Pocock opens up about a embarrassing rugby moment he'd rather forget.

Cricket

Sri Lanka effortlessly put England to the sword

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, left, walks from the field with teammate Lahiru Thirimanne after they defeated England by nine wickets during their Cricket World Cup match in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo Ross Setford)

Daniel Gilhooly 6:28 PM   World Cup pressure continues to pile up on abject England after they succumbed by nine wickets to Sri Lanka, off the back of unbeaten centuries from Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara.

Putting a new spin on Australia's road to final

Andrew Wu 6:18 PM   The failure of Australia's batsmen to combat the swinging ball against New Zealand has left the tournament favourite one false turn away from having to take a nightmare path to the World Cup final.

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Three Australian finalists a pipedream

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

Paul Cully 6:00 PM   Three Australian finalists is a pipedream. ARU boss Bill Pulver's pre-season prediction about three locals in the finals is already looking on the hopeful side.

Melbourne Rebels fall to Brumbies

Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies breaks through a tackle by Nick Stirzaker of the Rebels to score.

Roy Ward 10:40 AM   Melbourne Rebels stared down ACT Brumbies at AAMI Park on Saturday night but lost 20-15.

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NRL amassing war chest to win code battle

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord 6:00 PM   When you appoint a banker as your CEO, you're not looking to become a charity. A war chest is being amassed for the battle of the codes and taking the brand to offshore markets is clearly on the agenda.

Rabbitoh Turner to find out if he needs neck surgery

Michael Chammas 6:00 PM   South Sydney forward Kyle Turner will this week find out whether he requires surgery on the neck injury he suffered in last month's NRL All Stars match on the Gold Coast.

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Racing

Canberra brigade in running in Country Championships

Jon Tuxworth 6:11 PM   Leading Canberra trainer Nick Olive says Racing NSW's backflip on banning ACT horses from the Country Championships is common sense, admitting he was "shattered" at originally being excluded from an event he helped pioneer. 

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Soccer

Scottish side Hearts romp to 10-0 win

Hearts players celebrate one of their many goals.

3:24 PM   A four-minute first-half hat-trick helps Scottish side on their way to a 10-0 rout at Tynecastle.

Jets need to unite with key communities

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 2:05 PM   Where does it start for Newcastle Jets as they look to revitalise a club fallen on lean times? They need to engage with the football community to their north.

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Tennis

True believer Masur says Australia can win Davis Cup

Linda Pearce 4:00 PM   In the early days of Wally Masur's five-year stint as Australia's Davis Cup coach from 2001, the former world No.15 was so enthusiastic about the prospects of a marquee squad that included Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, and a young Lleyton Hewitt that he made what he now calls a "bizarre" declaration to then-captain John Fitzgerald about what endless glories could lie ahead.

Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

Roger Federer celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in Dubai.

12:30 PM   Swiss tennis maestro shows his enduring class, beating the world No.1 to win the Dubai Championships.

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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.

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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.