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Kira makes a bit of history in Canberra

Kira Churchland became the first woman to play in the Cricket ACT first-grade competition in Sunday's Gallop Cup semi-final.

Lee Gaskin 7:05 PM   ACT Meteors bowler Kira Churchland is the first woman to play in the 87-year history of the Cricket ACT men's first-grade competition.

Fury beats Klitschko to be new world champ

Battle of the big men: Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko, right, and Britain's Tyson Fury exchange blows in their world heavyweight title fight for Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany.

10:21 AM   Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight boxing champion of the world after upsetting Wladimir Klitschko on points in Germany.

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FFA to introduce appeals process for fans

The empty Wanderers section of Central Coast Stadium.

Dominic Bossi 7:49 PM   Governing body has vowed to finally open an appeals process for banned spectators after about 1000 Wanderers fans walked out of Sunday's game against Central Coast.

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Canberra United cruise without Matildas stars

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes.

Chris Dutton 6:18 PM   Canberra United showed no signs of weakness without their Matildas trio, beating the Wanderers 4-1 on Sunday.

Socceroos legend Marston dies, aged 89

Pioneer: Joe Marston with Socceroos star Bailey Wright in 2014.

Dominic Bossi 12:28 PM   One of the founding fathers of football in Australia, Joe Marston, has passed away at the age of 89.

Millar's on a recharge mission

Canberra's Matt Millar hopes to refocus and aim for a spot at the World Golf Championships.

Chris Dutton 3:34 PM   Canberra golfer Matt Millar hopes he can recharge and refocus in time to force his way up the Australian Order of Merit and earn a spot at the lucrative World Golf Championship.

Fell Swoop could tackle G1 sprint first-up

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale and Fell Swoop.

Mathew Toogood 4:26 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is looking to thrust Fell Swoop into the Group One cauldron at his first run from a spell.

Cavalry hitters go to town on Bite

Canberra Cavalry player Jason Leblebijian celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in Sunday's 12-7 win against Adelaide.

Lee Gaskin 5:11 PM   It was a rough day for anyone named Aaron Thompson, but the Canberra Cavalry covered for their starting and closing pitchers to end their Sunday hoodoo.

Velocity women through to ATL finals

Alison Bai helped lift the Canberra Velocity into the Asia-Pacific League finals.

4:00 PM   The Canberra Velocity women's team has marched into the Asia-Pacific Tennis League finals after a 5-1 thumping of the Western Sydney Warriors on Sunday.


Dean in doubt for Big Bash

Jono Dean plays a shot on the on side against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Comets star Jono Dean will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of a finger injury that could put him in doubt for the start of the Big Bash League.

League HQ

Golden try under consideration for NRL finals matches

The try by Cowboys centre Kyle Feldt in the dying seconds of last year's NRL grand final that led to extra time.

Brad Walter 8:09 PM   A try may be needed to decide finals matches in extra time if the NRL adopts an NFL rule in which the game continues for another set after a field goal to give the other team a chance to win or level the scores.

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NRL to meet angry Manly officials over player burnout fears from draw

Welfare concerns: Manly coach Trent Barrett will meet with Todd Greenberg to discuss the 2016 NRL draw and how it affects his team.

Brad Walter 5:32 PM   Manly's last seven matches are in Sydney but the Sea Eagles fear their grueling schedule could take its told before then


Rugby Heaven

South African prop receives 40 stitches after horrific injury

Scar tissue: Nicholas Schonert after his operation.

8:01 AM   A South African prop in English club rugby has received 40 stitches to his cheek after a horrific injury at Twickenham.

New generation Lomax ready to break free from dad's shadow

Brumbies giant Tyrel Lomax lifts up Lachlan, 7, and Nicolas, 8, at the Budding Brumbies school clinics.

Chris Dutton   He's a gentle giant with rugby-league mongrel in his blood, but the ACT Brumbies have a plan to turn Tyrel Lomax into a Super Rugby monster.



Siddle overcomes injury, grief to hit winning runs in milestone match

Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate the win.

Jesse Hogan 7:46 AM   Peter Siddle is expected to be fit the start Australia's series against the West Indies after a day-night Test in which he took his 200th wicket and hit the winning runs while having to cope with a back ailment and the death of his grandmother.

Day-nighters here to stay as captains hail 'roaring success'

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Steve Smith of Australia looks on during day five of the First Test match between Australia and New Zealand at The Gabba on November 9, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu 7:43 AM   It was over in three days and ball dominated bat but both Australia and New Zealand's captains hailed the inaugural day-night Test as a success.


I didn't work hard enough at Pies: Hartley

Second chance: Michael Hartley.

Daniel Cherny 2:24 PM   Michael Hartley says he didn't work hard enough during his first tilt on an AFL list, committing to do "everything differently" now that he has another chance.

Adelaide finalise numbers for new Crows

Wayne Milera during the 2015 draft.

3:02 PM   Adelaide have finished handing out new guernsey numbers today, with exciting first-round pick Wayne Milera to don number 30 in his first AFL season with the Crows.



Socceroos, Postecoglou win AFC Awards

Trophy time: Australia's Ange Postecoglou, second left and Japan's Asako Takakura, second right hold their Coach of the year awards during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards in New Delhi.

Tom Decent 8:23 AM   Ange Postecoglou has been named Asian football's coach of the year, while the Socceroos were judged national team of the year after their historic Asian Cup win at the AFC Annual Awards in India last night.

Costa dropped but Chelsea still toothless in Spurs draw

Bore draw: Harry Kane looks dejected after missing a rarely-seen chance in Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

Ian Chadband 1:12 AM   Tottenham and Chelsea played out a dull 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday.


ACT Sport

Familar foes square off for one-day title

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Harry Medhurst scored 77 from 60 balls in Sunday's semi-final against Wests/UC at Jamison Oval.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   Weston Creek Molonglo will be aiming for revenge in the Gallop Cup final after setting up a rematch of their thrilling Twenty20 decider.


Horse Racing

Stable staff want to stick with traditional trackwork hours

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 7:28 AM   Godolphin boss Henry Plumptre and premier trainer Chris Waller are great believers in bringing trackwork times back to a more reasonable hour of the morning but its stable staff are not.

Fell Swoop could tackle G1 sprint first-up

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale and Fell Swoop.

Mathew Toogood 4:26 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is looking to thrust Fell Swoop into the Group One cauldron at his first run from a spell.


Who is Tyson Fury?

The new heavyweight boxing world champion is well known for bizarre rants and antics.

Victory hold off Reds

Melbourne Victory survive a bruising encounter with Adelaide United to triumph 2-1 at Etihad Stadium.

PSG's first game since Paris attacks

Edinson Cavani ends a nine-game goal drought in emotional match.

Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.