Outstanding Kyrgios wins Newcombe Medal

Linda Pearce 11:00 PM   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 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.

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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Wallabies keeping faith in Cheika

"If I'm not holding my nerve then no one's going to": Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 10:53 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has urged his players to keep the faith in their game plan transition, insisting he won't deviate from his vision for the team despite back to back losses.

Mauger leaving Crusaders

Parting ways: Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder, left, is losing the services of assistant Aaron Mauger.

Tony Smith 10:44 PM   Assistant-coach signs three-year contract as head coach of English side Leicester Tigers, his last professional club.

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League HQ

Issue not as black and white as it should be

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Andrew Webster 10:35 PM   The howls for clear cut punishments when it comes to domestic violence is impossible.

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 9:59 PM   Wayne Bennett believes the newest Broncos signing can take his game to new heights on the field.

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Football

Dimitrijevic cops one-match ban

Milos Dimitrijevic

Dominic Bossi 10:15 PM   Sydney FC midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic will miss Saturday's derby against Western Sydney Wanderers after the club was denied an appeal of his red card despite an alleged case of mistaken idenitity. 

Cuts spell end for W-League broadcasts

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

Dominic Bossi 6:12 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. 

Cricket

Grade loophole last chance for Clarke

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 10:00 PM   The soap opera that has been Michael Clarke’s bid to play the first Test took another bizarre turn on Monday

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India's Aaron makes early pace impression

Varun Aaron

Jesse Hogan 9:46 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.

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   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.