South Africa victory marred by Tahir's crowd run-in

David Polkinghorne 11:02 PM   South Africa's massive 201-run win over Ireland was marred by spinner Imran Tahir's second run-in with the Manuka Oval crowd in four months.

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Racing

Kathy O'Hara secures Single Gaze ride

Kathy O'Hara

Jon Tuxworth 6:35 PM   Star jockey Kathy O'Hara will ride Canberra's best hope Single Gaze in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes.

Kyrigos rocks the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 1:11 AM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Brumbies act to stop Force inside information

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua will consider changing call plays against the Western Force on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin 1:06 AM   The ACT Brumbies are preparing to outwit the Western Force and will consider changing their plays to prevent former players Zach Holmes and Ian Prior from using inside information to their advantage.

League

Cornish beats Williams in halfback battle

Canberra Raiders' Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth 6:20 PM   Canberra Raiders' youngster Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla, with lock Shaun Fensom also passing a fitness test.

Davis re-signs with Giants until 2018

Staying with the Giants: Phil Davis has re-signed with GWS.

David Sygall 3:46 PM   Tough-as-nails fullback Phil Davis has extended his contract with Greater Western Sydney until the end of 2018, but the club's godfather Kevin Sheedy could be on the way out.

Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years'

Australian captain Michael Clarke stretches with teammates during a training session in Perth on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu 7:43 PM   Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Cricket

Spinner has fun, but not the last laugh

Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates after he dismissed South Africa's captain A.B. de Villiers for 24.

Greg Baum 7:41 AM   Rookie Irish off-spinner Andy McBrine bowled what is likely to remain the over of a lifetime against South Africa.

Amla shines as South Africa thrash Ireland

South Africa's Hashim Amla

6:51 AM   South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Rugby Heaven

Cooper helps sharpen O'Connor for Tahs clash

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27: James O'Connor of the Reds keeps an eye on the action during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 1:06 AM   Quade Cooper may not be able to run out against the Waratahs but could yet play an influential role in the Reds' match against their arch-rivals on Saturday.

Reds get not-so-gentle reminders about Waratahs

Derby dual: Queenland Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton   Waratahs week at Ballymore has started with a flood of ex-players sending messages to coach Richard Graham, reminding him of how vital it is to give the Old Enemy a decent whack.

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League HQ

Jarryd Hayne believes – do you?

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster 7:02 AM   The former Eels fullback says the man upstairs will help him become The Man in San Francisco.

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Just a little respect - NRL refs no longer in the pink

Colour code: Pink is out for NRL referees.

Brad Walter 1:01 AM   The senior referee in each game this season will have a soccer-style armband to signify he is the man in charge, but the days of NRL match officials wearing pink jerseys have gone as it is believed the uniform made it more difficult for the officials to be taken seriously.

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Motorsport

Taylor out to prove racing stripes in the Australian Rally Championship

Taking the wheel: Canberra driver Molly Taylor will be competing in the National Capital Rally.

Lee Gaskin 9:32 PM   Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.

Asian Cup beats World Cup

Ireland wicket keeper, Gary Wilson celebrates Ireland's first wicket against South Africa at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne 6:57 PM   Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

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Soccer

Jedinak accepts four-game ban for elbow

Banned: Mile Jedinak will serve a suspension following the incident last weekend.

7:42 AM   Socceroos and Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak will serve a four-game ban after accepting a charge of violent conduct for elbowing West Ham United's Diafra Sakho.

Western Sydney Wanderers issue open letter to members condemning fan violence

Warning: Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas.

Dominic Bossi 1:09 AM   Western Sydney Wanderers have issued a statement to their members condemning the violent action by a minority of their fans and vowed to stop troublemakers attending matches. 

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Tennis

Kyrigos rocking the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helps launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 1:11 AM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Nishikori into world's top four, Murray out

the age

Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis.

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Cricket World Cup: South Africa vs Ireland

South Africa take on Ireland at Manuka Oval for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: Windies vs Zimbabwe

The West Indies take on a determined Zimbabwe in their Group B match at Manuka Oval.

Knights spoil Raiders' Seiffert homecoming

Newcastle coasted to a 26-4 trial win over Canberra in Queanbeyan.

Wests/UC take on Eastlake in first grade

The race for semi-finals spots heats up at Kingston Oval.

Adelaide leave it late to beat Wanderers

More heartbreak for Wanderers as Reds strike late at Hindmarsh.

Sydney FC edge out Mariners in thriller

A stunning Rhyan Grant goal helped Sydney FC to a 4-2 win.

Darren Bravo cops a nasty blow to head

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo suffered a scare against Pakistan.

League HQ's NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive on every NRL team.

Interactive game: World's best fielder

It's you vs the world, as you play along in the Cricket World Cup.

Afghanistan meets Bangladesh in ACT

Afghanistan and Bangladesh draw a crowd at Manuka Oval.