Outstanding Kyrgios wins Newcombe Medal

Linda Pearce 12:55 AM   Nick Kyrgios does not yet own a tour-level title, but won the most talked-about match of the Australian tennis year amid great global acclaim, and thus the 2014 Newcombe Medal.

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ABC cuts to women's sport 'shameful' 

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne 5:48 PM   Australian Opals star Lauren Jackson has describer teh ABC's move to axe coverage of the WNBL and W-League as a "very dark day for women's sport".

Sio's focus on Brumbies' trials

Scott Sio at Brumbies training.

David Polkinghorne 7:03 PM   ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio's focus isn't on next year's Rugby World Cup, it's not even  on the Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium in the opening round of Super Rugby.

Football

Zelic piles pressure on Japan

Ned Zelic returned to Erindale College on Monday for the sport stars of the year awards. Isaac Dean, Georgia Bass and the college's rugby league team took out the top gongs.

David Polkinghorne 6:08 PM   Says underdog status helps Socceroos' Asian Cup chances.

Cricket

Carters scores half century against India

Ryan Carters played a lone hand for the Cricket Australia XI against India in Adelaide, scoring 58 in the host's score of 219.

Jon Tuxworth 6:07 PM   Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

Herbert wins longest drive ... to Sydney

Successful drive: Lucas Herbert has qualified for the Australian Open.

Michael Chammas 11:55 PM   A double bogey on the final hole of the Australian Masters on Sunday cost amateur Lucas Herbert direct qualification into the Australian Open, but an 11-hour drive reignited his dream.

Hamilton deserves his place among legends

Formula one king: Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his Mercedes team.

Oliver Brown 9:22 PM   Lewis Hamilton's achievement in winning Formula One titles with different teams has proved his greatness.

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Australian Football

Austin hoping training with Ainslie is step to AFL

Logan Austin is training with Ainslie to boost his AFL Draft bid.

David Polkinghorne   And a Tricolours midfielder shapes as draft bolter.

Cricket

Higgs-inspired Queanbeyan keep Twenty20 finals hopes alive

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Queanbeyan kept its Konica Minolta Cup Twenty20 semi-final hopes alive on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

Wallabies keeping faith in Cheika

"If I'm not holding my nerve then no one's going to": Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 10:53 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has urged his players to keep the faith in their game plan transition, insisting he won't deviate from his vision for the team despite back to back losses.

Mauger leaving Crusaders

Parting ways: Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder, left, is losing the services of assistant Aaron Mauger.

Tony Smith 10:44 PM   Assistant-coach signs three-year contract as head coach of English side Leicester Tigers, his last professional club.

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League HQ

Darius Boyd charms media on return to Red Hill

New and improved: Darius Boyd during his pervious stint with the Broncos.

Phil Lutton 12:26 AM   Boyd was smiling, relaxed and expansive as he spoke to reporters about his move back to Brisbane, where he joins the Broncos on a three-year deal and will be given first opportunity at the newly vacated fullback role.

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Issue not as black and white as it should be

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Andrew Webster 11:53 PM   The howls for clear cut punishments when it comes to domestic violence is impossible.

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Football

Cuts spell end for W-League broadcasts

ABC cuts have sounded the death knell for women's sport TV coverage.

Dominic Bossi 12:14 AM   The $254 million cut from the ABC budget has taken a toll on the public broadcaster's involvement with football after ending their coverage of the W-League from next season. 

Winning wasn't enough, philosophically speaking

Different philosophies: Mike Mulvey hugs Besart Berisha of the Melbourne Victory after his final match in charge of the Brisbane Roar.

Phil Lutton 1:00 AM   Winning can cover a multitude of sins in sport but even that wasn't enough for Mike Mulvey to be given a wake-up call by Brisbane Roar management just days after he celebrated last season's A-League double.

Cricket

Michael Clarke in hamstring soap opera before first Test

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu 12:38 AM   The soap opera that has been Michael Clarke's bid to play the first Test took another bizarre turn on Monday when he was ruled out of the match in which he was supposed to prove his fitness. But he has not given up hopes of lining up at the Gabba.

Hazlewood challenging Siddle for Test berth

Endorsed: Josh Hazlewood has earned selection for the opening Test against India.

Jesse Hogan 12:30 AM   Josh Hazlewood appears a genuine possibility to make his Test debut in Brisbane after a glowing endorsement from chief selector Rod Marsh.

Racing

Racing Results for Monday, November 24

11:48 PM   Racing Results for Monday, November 24

Sydney on the cards for international duo

Red Cadeaux, far left, could return to Australia for The Championships at Randwick next autumn.

By Craig Brennan 5:00 PM   Red Cadeaux and Farraaj have flown out of Melbourne bound for Hong Kong with a return to Australia on the cards early next year.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.