Wiasak sets sights on Olympic dream

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM    Rebecca Wiasak will devote the next 18 months to her Olympic Games dream.

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Graham wants NRL to rally around Titans 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26:  Wade Graham of the Cronulla Sharks attends the 2015 NRL advertising campaign launch at Sydney Opera House on February 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Cronulla vice-captain Wade Graham has urged the NRL to rally around the Titans payers amid fears for players' welfare.

Tomane opens up on time with Titans

Sport. Brumbies training in the gym at their UC HQ. Joe Tomane.
February 26th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

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Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumby Joseph Tomane says former Titans coach John Cartwright did his best to protect the players from the "glitter strip" on the Gold Coast.

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

McDermott moves to burst McCullum balloon

Big Mac: Craig McDermott with Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett 9:36 AM   Australia have moved to downplay the importance of Brendon McCullum to the outcome of Saturday's bumper World Cup clash.

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Basketball

Multimillion-dollar stadium upgrade on hold

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Jon Tuxworth 4:02 PM   Basketball ACT has been forced to put a multi-million dollar upgrade of its Belconnen precinct on hold, but president David Leaney says it hasn't been scrapped completely.

Edwards has real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson 3:09 PM   Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Cricket

McDermott moves to burst McCullum balloon

Big Mac: Craig McDermott with Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett 9:36 AM   Australia have moved to downplay the importance of Brendon McCullum to the outcome of Saturday's bumper World Cup clash at Eden Park, with fast bowling coach Craig McDermott saying they had four players as good as him, leaving New Zealand with "four times the headaches".

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Martin Crowe to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe will become the third New Zealand player inducted into the Hall of Fame.

8:39 AM   New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe will be honoured with a place in the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame.

Rugby Heaven

Titans hopeful players can return after court appearances

Court date: Beau Falloon.

Phil Lutton 1:11 AM   The Gold Coast Titans are hopeful their accused players can return to the field after their court appearances in coming weeks but the Queensland Reds are taking a wait-and-see approach to the playing future of star signing Karmichael Hunt.

Burgess won't make Rugby World Cup and should keep league door open

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Paul Cully 12:17 AM   Sam Burgess' hopes of making the Rugby World Cup could be extinct after 80 minutes of Six Nations rugby in Dublin this weekend.

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ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Zillman defends Titans' culture

Sticking up for his club: Will Zillman speaks to the media during the 2015 NRL advertising campaign launch at Sydney Opera House.

Brad Walter 1:17 AM   Gold Coast veteran Will Zillman has defended the culture at the Titans, declaring: "The club is bigger than a couple of players."

Titans hopeful players can return after court appearances

Court date: Beau Falloon.

Phil Lutton 1:11 AM   The Gold Coast Titans are hopeful their accused players can return to the field after their court appearances in coming weeks but the Queensland Reds are taking a wait-and-see approach to the playing future of star signing Karmichael Hunt.

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ACT Sport

Fishing abuzz with fly larvae

Bleached corals in the southern Great Barrier Reef in January 2002. During such events, corals expel the algae that provide much of the energy they need to grow and reproduce.

Bryan Pratt 9:24 PM   The angler grapevine was abuzz this week with the news that mudeyes are on the move at Lake Eucumbene.

Wu aims to go back to back

Michelle Wu will chase another win this weekend.

8:11 PM   Canberra triathlete Michelle Wu will attempt to back up her Huskisson long course triathlon triumph with a victory in the Proximity business and government on Saturday.

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Soccer

Dejan Lovren mocked after Liverpool bow out of Europe on penalties

Football - Besiktas v Liverpool - UEFA Europa League Second Round Second Leg - Istanbul, Turkey - 26/2/15
Dejan Lovren looks dejected after missing his penalty as Liverpool lose the penalty shoot out
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10:17 AM   Turks Besiktas knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League on Thursday in a thrilling Istanbul clash at the scene of one of the English club's greatest triumphs, clawing back their first leg deficit and then winning on penalties.

Chelsea signs massive sponsorship deal

Chelsea captain John Terry in action.

8:47 AM   Chelsea on Thursday revealed The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd will be their shirt sponsor from next season in a five-year deal which is reported to be the second largest in Premier League history.

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Tennis

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup

Nick Kyrgios said he was totally gutted to have to pull out of Australia's Davis Cup tie.

Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

Another Woodbridge eyes sporting career

Matt Murnane 6:32 PM   Zara Woodbridge, the daughter of Australian tennis doubles champion Todd, has taken another step towards forging her own career as a professional sportsperson.

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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.

Australia pummels England at the MCG

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v England at the MCG.