Bevan gives Carters tips before one-day final

David Polkinghorne 6:00 PM   The world's greatest one-day batsman Michael Bevan has taken Canberra's Ryan Carters under his wing for crunch game at the SCG.

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New Zealand hand Australia a reality check

Magic Johnson: Shaun Johnson was outstanding for the Kiwis.

Michael Carayannis 12:57 AM   This Test was supposed to be about ushering in the new era of Kangaroos. Instead Australia's five debutants received a hefty dose of Test match reality as the Kiwis beat the Kangaroos 30-12.

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Australia look for a miracle in first Test

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Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia need to reprise the heroics of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer if they are to beat Pakistan and keep alive their hopes of reclaiming the No.1 Test ranking this series.

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Union

Wallabies not desperate for Beale, says Cheika

Cheika will speak to Beale in the coming days to tell him to return to training, but says there are no plans to fly him to Europe for a five-game tour.

Chris Dutton 12:47 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says "there are no winners" from the Kurtley Beale texting saga.

Meteors end losing streak after beating Spirit

New Zealand international Sara McGlashan scored a half-century to help the ACT Meteors beat Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 6:51 PM   ACT batter Sara McGlashan credits an honesty session for providing the spark for the Meteors' breakthrough win of the season.

Comets duo score centuries to  take victory

Sam Thornton of Tuggeranong  drives powerfully against Eastlakes.

Lee Gaskin 8:41 PM   ACT Comets duo Vele Dukoski and Michael Spaseski have hit form at the right time, each smashing centuries in club cricket two days before the start of the Futures League.

Basketball

Turnovers sap Capitals' Spirit

Kristen Veal in action against Bendigo Spirit.

David Polkinghorne 8:25 PM   Carly Wilson thinks signs are positive for the Canberra Capitals despite another WNBL loss.

ACT Sport

Sykes strikes winning goal to help Canberra return to top four

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Lee Gaskin 8:23 PM   Canberra United is back in the top four of the W-League after a vital 1-0 win on the road against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Levier family dominates Canberra's fairways

Left to right, Brett, Paul and Troy Levier are dominating Canberra's courses.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   Locker Room: Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

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Rugby Heaven

Horwill on verge of accepting big-money deal: report

Former Wallabies skipper James Horwill has started just two Test matches so far this season.

12:05 PM   Former Wallabies skipper James Horwill is understood to be on the verge of signing a deal that will see him join English Premiership club Harlequins

Beale feels 'vindicated' after text message scandal

Vindicated: Kurtley Beale says he always told the truth regarding his messages to Di Patston.

10:53 AM   Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has said he was "vindicated" by a hearing that fined him A$45,000 ($40,000) for sending an offensive text message about a team staffer that triggered her resignation and brought down coach Ewen McKenzie.

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League HQ

Justin Poore retires from rugby league

Justin Poore in action for the Eels in 2008.

10:09 AM   Hull KR's Australian forward Justin Poore has announced his retirement with immediate effect, bringing the curtain down on a rugby league career featuring 209 senior appearances at both ends of the world.

Politis v Packer the main event

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Danny Weidler 11:02 PM   The Packer way of business is famous. James learnt a lot from his dad and negotiations with the Bunnies will become the stuff of folklore.

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Football

Wenger hails 'super' Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez scores his second goal for Arsenal.

9:55 AM   Alexis Sanchez was presented with two of the easiest goals he will ever score but it did not stop Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger purring about his striker's "super quality" after the Chilean's match-winning double against Sunderland on Saturday.

Balotelli backed by Rodgers

Down but not out: Mario Balotelli in action against Hull.

9:41 AM   Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Mario Balotelli for "working hard and doing his best" as the misfiring Italian striker had to suffer another fruitless afternoon in front of goal at Anfield on Saturday.

Cricket

Clarke goes from champ to chump in one Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 7:32 AM   Michael Clarke has gone from champ to chump in the space of one Test, his woes magnified by an underperforming team and a referral blunder which would have given him a second life.

Australia staring at heavy first Test defeat

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia are staring at a heavy loss in the first Test against Pakistan after the re-emergence of their woes against spin.

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Racing

Pleasure and Payne: Jockey out for 20 meetings

Prince Of Penzance is guided home by Michelle Payne in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Andrew Garvey 9:56 PM   Victory on Prince of Penzance in the Moonee Valley Cup was bitter-sweet for Michelle Payne.

Mayhem and magic strike at Valley

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Max Presnell 9:28 PM   Rough, tumble and even stumble featured during spectacular racing over 24hours at Moonee Valley, Lankan Rupee being a major contributor, but Adelaide, benefitting from a trouble-free passage, stole the show on Saturday.

Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final

The Brindabelters took on the Black&Bluebelles at the AIS Arena.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.