Wallabies face World Cup preview

Chris Dutton 7:47 PM   The Wallabies will draw on the pain of losing to England at Twickenham last year and use it as extra motivation to finish their spring tour on a high this week.

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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 4:56 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.

OIliver Brown 1:45 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 11:04 PM   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

Wales sense All Blacks aura is starting to slip

Late flurry: Kieran Read dives over for the All Blacks.

Tom Cary 1:13 PM   The hand-wringing and headlines were as predictable as the final result: Wales capitulate again. The All Blacks march on. Sixty-one years of hurt and counting. But did that tell the full story of a pulsating match here?

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League HQ

Are you sorry? Flanagan calls off media conference

Unhappy: Sharks coach Shane Flanagan at training on Monday.

Daniel Lane 4:23 PM   Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has taken a leaf out of Clive Palmer's handbook for dealing with the media, storming out of Monday morning's press conference.

Darius Boyd charms media on return to Red Hill

Darius Boyd during his pervious stint with the Broncos.

Phil Lutton 12:56 PM   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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Football

ABC cuts spell end for W-League broadcasts

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

Dominic Bossi 6:09 PM   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. 

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

India's Aaron makes early pace impression

Jesse Hogan 6:52 PM   Attendees at Glenelg's Gliderol Stadium on Monday, accustomed to seeing Indian pacemen who trouble with guile rather than speed, were shocked from that stereotype by the performance of a strongly built right-armer named Varun Aaron.

Clarke ruled out of tour game

Michael Clarke

6:48 PM   Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the tour game he was slated to play on Friday.

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Racing

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.

Surface tension sums up Sydney's malaise

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Max Presnell 9:37 PM   Sydney racing has much in common with Royal Randwick’s Kensington circuit – a crusty top, no foundation and a deplorable back-wash. Again punters, jockeys, trainers and owners on Saturday had to tolerate a surface better for potatoes than racing.

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.