Bevan gives Carters tips before one-day final

David Polkinghorne 6:00 PM   The world's greatest one-day batsman Michael Bevan has taken Canberra's Ryan Carters under his wing for crunch game at the SCG.

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New Zealand hand Australia a reality check

Magic Johnson: Shaun Johnson was outstanding for the Kiwis.

Michael Carayannis 12:57 AM   This Test was supposed to be about ushering in the new era of Kangaroos. Instead Australia's five debutants received a hefty dose of Test match reality as the Kiwis beat the Kangaroos 30-12.

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Australia look for a miracle in first Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia need to reprise the heroics of Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer if they are to beat Pakistan and keep alive their hopes of reclaiming the No.1 Test ranking this series.

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Union

Wallabies not desperate for Beale, says Cheika

Cheika will speak to Beale in the coming days to tell him to return to training, but says there are no plans to fly him to Europe for a five-game tour.

Chris Dutton 12:47 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says "there are no winners" from the Kurtley Beale texting saga.

Meteors end losing streak after beating Spirit

New Zealand international Sara McGlashan scored a half-century to help the ACT Meteors beat Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 6:51 PM   ACT batter Sara McGlashan credits an honesty session for providing the spark for the Meteors' breakthrough win of the season.

Comets duo score centuries to  take victory

Sam Thornton of Tuggeranong  drives powerfully against Eastlakes.

Lee Gaskin 8:41 PM   ACT Comets duo Vele Dukoski and Michael Spaseski have hit form at the right time, each smashing centuries in club cricket two days before the start of the Futures League.

Basketball

Turnovers sap Capitals' Spirit

Kristen Veal in action against Bendigo Spirit.

David Polkinghorne 8:25 PM   Carly Wilson thinks signs are positive for the Canberra Capitals despite another WNBL loss.

ACT Sport

Dawson returns to captain Comets

Return: David Dawson will captain the ACT Comets in their Futures League match against Queensland, starting Monday, at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 4:00 PM   After more than a decade away from Canberra, David Dawson will captain the ACT Comets in their Futures League match with Queensland at Manuka Oval.

Meteors need miracle for T20 finals

Victoria Spirit batter Meg Lanning plays a shot with ACT Meteors 'keeper Laura Wright watching on in Sunday's women's Twenty20 match at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskn 3:58 PM   The ACT Meteors need a miracle to qualify for the finals of the women's Twenty20 competition after an eight-wicket loss to Victoria on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

Horwill on verge of accepting big-money deal: report

Former Wallabies skipper James Horwill has started just two Test matches so far this season.

12:05 PM   Former Wallabies skipper James Horwill is understood to be on the verge of signing a deal that will see him join English Premiership club Harlequins

Beale feels 'vindicated' after text message scandal

Vindicated: Kurtley Beale says he always told the truth regarding his messages to Di Patston.

10:53 AM   Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has said he was "vindicated" by a hearing that fined him A$45,000 ($40,000) for sending an offensive text message about a team staffer that triggered her resignation and brought down coach Ewen McKenzie.

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League HQ

DCE injury puts Ben in the hunt for Roos jersey

Daly Cherry-Evans limps off the field against New Zealand.

1:34 PM   A "rare" injury to Daly Cherry-Evans may lead to what experts would have considered an even more unlikely sight not so long ago - Ben Hunt wearing the Australian No.6 jersey.

Justin Poore retires from rugby league

Justin Poore in action for the Eels in 2008.

10:09 AM   Hull KR's Australian forward Justin Poore has announced his retirement with immediate effect, bringing the curtain down on a rugby league career featuring 209 senior appearances at both ends of the world.

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Football

City rethink needed with defence looming as big issue

Michael Lynch 3:58 PM   Melbourne City coach John Van't Schip is hoping the club can announce a big-name signing in the next few weeks, with Australian stars like Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano and Josh Kennedy just some of the names that have been bandied around.

Leicester boss has Swansea goals measured

Leicester city boss Nigel Pearson.

1:27 PM   Leicester manager Nigel Pearson had the goal posts at Swansea's Liberty Stadium measured on Saturday and admitted he wished they were smaller after his team lost 2-0.

Cricket

Clarke goes from champ to chump in one Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 7:32 AM   Michael Clarke has gone from champ to chump in the space of one Test, his woes magnified by an underperforming team and a referral blunder which would have given him a second life.

Australia staring at heavy first Test defeat

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   Australia are staring at a heavy loss in the first Test against Pakistan after the re-emergence of their woes against spin.

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Racing

Logan delighted with Rising Romance's fitness as Mackinnon looms

Adam Pengilly 3:41 PM   If not for the Japanese ending a near decade-long absence from these shores, Donna Logan would probably be home in New Zealand now as a Caulfield Cup winner with a horse which was unraced a year ago.

Smerdon has whip hand in Oaks

Patrick Bartley 3:25 PM   Robert Smerdon's chances of winning his second VRC Oaks in four years has gained momentum.

Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final

The Brindabelters took on the Black&Bluebelles at the AIS Arena.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.