Outstanding Kyrgios wins Newcombe Medal

Linda Pearce 12:55 AM   Nick Kyrgios does not yet own a tour-level title, but won the most talked-about match of the Australian tennis year amid great global acclaim, and thus the 2014 Newcombe Medal.

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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 11:55 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.

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Hamilton deserves his place among legends

Formula one king: Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his Mercedes team.

Oliver Brown 9:22 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   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

Kiwi Waldrom lines up Wallabies

Another chance: England have recalled Kiwi No 8 Thomas Waldrom for their final test of the year against Australia at Twickenham.

Duncan Johnstone 7:36 AM   England have recalled NZ No 8 Thomas Waldrom for their final test of the year against Australia.

Wallabies hit all-time low

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

7:32 AM   World rugby rankings are out and the ABs are on top, while Australia slump under their new coach.

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League HQ

A 'reverse Hayne' for Catalan Dragons

Code breaker: Former American football player Brent Calloway, left, will have a week-long trial with the Perpignan-based Super League outfit.

8:49 AM   As Jarryd Hayne continues on his path to the NFL, the Catalans Dragons have nabbed someone going the other way.

Benny backs Boyd to scale new heights

"He's home now, he's happy; he's with an extremely good club. This club is his home. I should think he should be at his best": Wayne Bennett.

Phil Lutton 1:05 AM   Wayne Bennett believes the newest Broncos signing can take his game to new heights on the field.

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Football

Genoa spurn chance for third in Serie A

9:51 AM   High-flying Genoa spurned the chance to move up to third place in Italian football's Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw by visitors Palermo.

Granada held by Almeria in Spanish soccer

9:25 AM   Granada squandered an excellent chance to break their winless streak in the Spanish league when they were held 0-0 by 10-man Almeria at home.

Cricket

Michael Clarke out of first Test: report

Michael Clarke.

9:54 AM   Australian captain Michael Clarke has reportedly been ruled out of the first Test against India.

Michael Clarke in hamstring soap opera before first Test

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu 12:38 AM   The soap opera that has been Michael Clarke's bid to play the first Test took another bizarre turn on Monday when he was ruled out of the match in which he was supposed to prove his fitness. But he has not given up hopes of lining up at the Gabba.

Racing

Racing Results for Monday, November 24

11:48 PM   Racing Results for Monday, November 24

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.

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.