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

David Polkinghorne 10:32 AM   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 9:17 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

Live cricket World Cup: Pakistan v UAE

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 15: Shahid Afridi of Pakistan bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on February 15, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

2:32 PM   Follow all the action from Napier as Pakistan faces the United Arab Emirates.

Live Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v Afghanistan

David Warner batting during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 28 February 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.co.nz

David Sygall 2:05 PM   Full, live coverage as Afghanistan look to pull off a shock against the world's No.1 ODI side in Perth.

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.

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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

Cornish ready to 'make his mark' in fight for No.7 jersey

Mitch Cornish

Jon Tuxworth 3:23 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish insists proving he deserves a new contract is the furthest thing from his mind, adamant he'd always pinpointed this year as the time to "make his mark".

Merrin would have stayed at Dragons if they honoured handshake agreement

Off to Penrith: Trent Merrin training with the Dragons last week.

Michael Chammas 3:20 PM   Departing St George Illawarra forward Trent Merrin has been painted as "greedy" and "selfish" but admits he would have stayed at the club had they not reneged on a handshake agreement reached last year.

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Cricket

Torn ACL puts Meteors spinner on Australian path

ACT Meteors bowler Sam Bates has been picked in the Shooting Stars team to tour Dubai.

Lee Gaskin 2:54 PM   A torn anterior cruciate ligament is every athlete's worse nightmare, but ACT Meteors spinner Sam Bates may not have been selected for her first international tour without it.

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.

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Soccer

Angry Valeri keen for revenge

Carl Valeri

2:25 PM   Don't get mad, get even. The message at Melbourne Victory after their frustrating 2-3 loss at the hands of Wellington Phoenix on Sunday is one of revenge.

Van Gaal asks for patience at United

"When we stop losing the ball unnecessarily, then we will make a big step": Van Gaal.

Chris Bascombe 10:21 AM   Louis van Gaal has pleaded for patience from Manchester United fans following the Old Trafford crowd's increasing demand for more attacking football.

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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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NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive lowdown on each of the 16 teams.

Jordan Smiler

Brumbies big man Jordan Smiler opens up on his aspirations for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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.

Interactive game: World's best fielder

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