Kyrgios 'huge' in Aussie team winning Davis Cup

David Polkinghorne 7:08 PM   Former Davis Cup captain sees Kyrgios' relationship with Lleyton Hewitt evolving to play a role in Canberran's future set-up.

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Pocock in 2016 can be best yet: Larkham

David Pocock.

Chris Dutton 8:03 PM   ACT Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham says superstar flanker David Pocock can get even better.

Lighter Speight ready for Super comeback

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Henry Speight will tread the fine line of carrying a lighter frame for his journey to Rio without sacrificing power.

Papalii disappointed with youngsters

Josh Papalii was disappointed in the actions of Queensland's banned young brigade.

Zac Lowe 8:10 PM   Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.

Wanderers demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett 6:37 PM   Wanderers  chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.

FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 3:35 PM   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Rebel league an option in Canberra

FFA technical director Eric Abrams met with Canberra's NPL presidents to hear their concerns on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne 8:11 PM   A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.

Pattinson setback ends Bird's long drought

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Jackson Bird of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session at Basin ...

Andrew Wu 6:22 PM   Jackson Bird has gone from being completely out of Australia's Test picture to becoming a key part in the team's quest to regain the No.1 ranking in New Zealand.

Clarke backs away from talk of Aussie return

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, right.

5:39 PM   Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.

Jackson to fight on to keep Rio dream alive

Lauren Jackson is desperate to win Olympic gold.

Chris Dutton 8:12 PM   Lauren Jackson won't give up on her Rio dreams until doctors tell her it's physically impossible for her to play.

Cricket

Australia vs New Zealand Cricket Live: First Test - Day One from Wellington

Josh Hazlewood.

Ronny Lerner 11:10 AM   Follow our live coverage of day one of the first Test in Wellington as Australia and New Zealand battle for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

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Aussie bowlers reduce Kiwis to 5-84 at lunch

Peter Siddle captures the wicket of New Zealand's Henry Nichols.

11:00 AM   Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle put Australia firmly in control of the first test against New Zealand on Friday as they reduced the hosts to 84 for five at lunch on the opening day.

Soccer

Fifa has been put 'to shame' by NFL

Concussion film still

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Gareth A Davies 11:08 AM   Fifa has been "very slow" to react to the issue of concussion in football, according to Peter Hamlyn, a consultant neurosurgeon.

Robust United on the prowl for galacticos

Missing piece of the puzzle? Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jason Burt and Ben Rumsby 10:27 AM   Manchester United's financial results prove the club have the financial might and the desire to buy world superstars. And they are not afraid to let it be known.

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League HQ

Tapine tipped to make immediate transfer to Raiders

Off to Canberra: Joseph Tapine.

Adrian Proszenko 12:46 AM   Newcastle is poised to grant Joseph Tapine an immediate release after the back-rower signed with Canberra.

Clubs to urge NRL not to rush into scrapping National Youth League at 'blueprint' summit

Game plan: Shane Richardson has been working on a whole-of-game dossier.

Chris Barrett 7:41 PM   Club bosses will next week urge the ARL Commission not to rush through reforms proposed in Shane Richardson's blueprint for the future of the game as the outgoing head of NRL strategy and game development welcomes what he anticipates will be a "robust" summit at League Central.

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Rugby Heaven

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

Zebo out McFadden in for wounded Irish

Out with a knee problem: Simon Zebo.

9:15 AM   Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.

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AFL

Vince says anything is possible in 2016

Happy Demon: Bernie Vince is feeling upbeat about the season ahead with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane 6:36 PM   The optimism at Melbourne is palpable. Almost to a man, the players are testifying to it.

Young Hawks battle for Roughead's spot

James Sicily

3:27 PM   Tim O'Brien and James Sicily are impressing Hawthorn veteran Josh Gibson as they eye Jarryd Roughead's spot in the line-up.

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ACT Sport

Blizzard tries to see the positives in heavy defeat

In favour: ACT Comets coach Aiden Blizzard supports seeing the CA XI in the Matador Cup.

Zac Lowe 8:11 PM   Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep the Comets positive after the side copped a belting against NSW this week.

Inglis signs with Boston Red Sox

Heading Stateside: Australian baseball coach and Boston Red Sox scout Jon Deeble welcomes Canberra pitcher Brad Inglis ...

David Polkinghorne 7:38 PM   Canberra pitcher chooses Red Sox over their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees.

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Horse Racing

Australian race caller shortlisted for plum US job

Santa Anita will again host the Breeders' Cup in November.

8:11 AM   Australian caller Craig Evans has been shortlisted to become the permanent track announcer at the prestigious Santa Anita course in California.

Like mother like daughter: Messara stays with Finland family in hope of more group 1 success

In good company: Stay With Me is hoping to add to the legacy created by her mother Miss Finland.

Adam Pengilly 12:52 AM   Miss Finland she may not be, but John Messara is convinced there is a touch of her Golden Slipper-winning mother in Stay With Me.

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Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Rangers

The Capitals lost their 21st match in a row against Dandenong.

Hutchison scores golden try for Aussies

Teenager Henry Hutchison has scored the try of his life.

Johnson steps up a gear against Broncos

The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.

Leicester dominate Manchester City 3-1

Leicester can't really win the Premier League, can they?