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

India's Kohli in bust-up with journalist

Blow-up: India's Virat Kohli.

11:29 AM   India's World Cup squad was left embarrassed on Wednesday after star batsman Virat Kohli verbally abused a journalist he mistakenly thought was the writer for another newspaper.

England 'are too nice': Broad

"It is a young group. It's also a danger with a young group that you've watched the guys you're playing against on TV": Broad.

Nick Hoult 11:07 AM   There has been a lot of focus on "positive influences" and the right characters playing for England in recent times but, as the team come to terms with their World Cup predicament, there is a growing sense this bunch are too nice for their own good.

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

Vale Terry Fearnley, a man's man and gentleman

Legend of the game: Terry Fearnley, pictured with Ricky Stuart in 2012.

Daniel Lane 11:51 AM   Terry Fearnley, the first coach to take NSW to a State of Origin series win in 1985, has passed away at the age of 81.

Locke's move to Scottish rugby is off

Back to Salford: Kevin Locke.

7:57 AM   Former Warriors' NRL speedster Kevin Locke's proposed move to Scottish rugby is off.

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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

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.

Poyet marched in Sunderland draw

Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet clash on the sideline.

9:49 AM   Sunderland manager Gus Poyet angrily clashed with Hull City counterpart Steve Bruce after being sent off during a stormy 1-1 English Premier League draw between the teams on Tuesday.

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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.