Nick Kyrgios beats childhood hero Roger Federer

Chris Dutton 11:00 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has claimed arguably the biggest scalp of his rising career, beating childhood hero and 17-time grand slam champion Roger Federer on Thursday morning.

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Mesmeric Messi nets brilliant double

Star of the show: Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal.

Tim Hanlon 7:51 AM   Two late moments of Lionel Messi magic break the resistance of Bayern Munich in Champions League semi-final first leg clash. The second is absolutely stunning.

Greg Bird to miss entire State of Origin series 

Greg Bird.

Adam Pengilly 8:15 PM   Greg Bird will will miss the entire State of Origin series after pleas for a downgrade to a dangerous throw charge stemming from Australia's Anzac Test defeat were dismissed.

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White 'prepared for worst' as Giteau returns

Nic White won't listen to speculation about his position in the Wallabies side with the impending return of Matt Giteau.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Halfback Nic White admits the ARU's eligibility backflip has put his World Cup hopes in jeopardy, but says he won't get bogged down in the pursuit of a Wallabies jersey.

Law change could put stars in limbo: Gregan

George Gregan.

Rupert Guinness 10:39 PM   Former Wallabies captain urges rugby against changing the three year residency rule, saying that extending it could limit opportunities of players to experience an international career.

Williams and Sezer preview positional battle

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 25:  Aidan Sezer of the Titans is tackled by Chad Townsend and Bodene Thompson of the Warriors during the round eight NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth 6:57 PM   Raiders halfback Sam Williams says the "ball is in my court" to retain a starting position at the NRL club long term, but he insists Saturday's clash with the Gold Coast Titans isn't about proving himself.

Foran's get-out clause in deal with Eels

Sea Eagle to Eel: Kieran Foran.

Michael Chammas 1:24 AM   Kieran Foran has a get-out clause in his contract with the Parramatta Eels.

Comeback could put Reynolds into Origin mix

In the mix: South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds could come into Origin contention.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   NSW coach Laurie Daley says Adam Reynolds will come into consideration for the State of Origin opener if he is capable of making an earlier-than-expected return for South Sydney.

Valeri back to taste championship Victory

Carl Valeri.

4:08 PM   Canberra's Carl Valeri said he returned to the A-League to taste success with the Melbourne Victory and the minor premiership isn't enough.

More Suns players caught up in alcohol row

Rodney Eade had plenty to ponder on Saturday night.

Caroline Wilson 7:04 PM   Harley Bennell, Brandon Matera and Trent McKenzie were not the only players drinking alcohol last weekend, yet were the only ones to receive suspensions.

Tennis ACT banks on Kyrgios factor

Time on Canberra's clay surfaces has enabled Nick Kyrgios to kick-start his European season.

Jon Tuxworth 8:14 PM   Tennis ACT is hopeful Nick Kyrgios' rapid rise will be the ace in its pack when it bids to host Davis Cup and Federation Cup ties early next year.

League HQ

Parramatta Eels elections heat up as police called on former club boss Denis Fitzgerald

Denis Fitzgerald

Adrian Proszenko 3:37 PM   Police have been called to Parramatta Leagues Club after former chief executive Denis Fitzgerald allegedly ignored requests to remain within designated electoral areas.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy distances himself from Kangaroos job

Craig Bellamy

Roy Ward 3:21 PM   Craig Bellamy says his focus is on Melbourne Storm as speculation mounts about his future.

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Rugby Heaven

Potgieter to bid NSW farewell

Jacques Potgieter.

Georgina Robinson 9:37 AM   NSW cult favourite Jacques Potgieter will return home and join the Sharks at the end of this season. 

Gill could pause Super Rugby career to follow Olympic dream

Liam Gill at a Queensland Reds training session.

Phil Lutton 7:19 AM   ​Reds flanker Liam Gill, the forgotten man of the Wallaby openside shootout, could make the bold call to put his Super Rugby career on hold and take the plunge with the Sevens squad at next year's Rio Olympic Games.

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Cricket

Essel Group confirms plan to set up rival Twenty20 cricket league

Recruiting targets David Warner and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett 11:28 AM   The Indian conglomerate behind a mooted challenge to cricket's establishment have provided an insight into their intentions, confirming they plan to make a foray into the game by setting up a rival Twenty20 league.

Johnson and Maxwell on the end of Gayle's IPL onslaught

Chris Gayle

9:23 AM   Chris Gayle has gone on a rampage in the Indian Premier League - with Australian duo Mitchell Johnson and Glenn Maxwell copping much of his wrath.

AFL

More Suns players caught up in alcohol row

Rodney Eade had plenty to ponder on Saturday night.

Caroline Wilson 7:04 PM   Harley Bennell, Brandon Matera and Trent McKenzie were not the only players drinking alcohol last weekend, yet were the only ones to receive suspensions.

Demons wary of making Hogan a young hero

Flying start: key forward Jesse Hogan celebrates after kicking a goal.

Jon Pierik 12:39 AM   Melbourne chief executive Peter Jackson says the Demons have learned how to handle the expectations surrounding boom forward Jesse Hogan through the mistakes the club made with Jack Watts.

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Soccer

City hope to find consistency to see off Victory

Josh Kennedy

Michael Lynch 3:31 PM   Its doubtful if there is any club in the A-League who make things as difficult for themselves, at least on the pitch, as Melbourne City.

Van 't Schip urges City to give Victory 'a hard time'

Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip speaks to the media after Saturday's game.

Ronny Lerner 3:25 PM   Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip has urged his players to exploit the extra pressure that crosstown rivals Melbourne Victory will be under during their blockbuster A-League semi-final at Etihad Stadium.

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ACT Sport

United hammer home four extra-time goals to eliminate Woden-Weston

 Carl Valeri of the Melbourne Victory challenges for the ball.

Jon Tuxworth 8:15 PM   Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw believes the FFA Cup is now nearly as coveted as winning the National Premier League grand final after defying their poor recent form with a 5-2 win over Woden-Weston on Tuesday night. 

Soccer

Grassroots football in Canberra to benefit from FFA's 20-year plan

Football Australia CEO David Gallop with Chairman Frank Lowy.

Lee Gaskin   Grassroots football in Canberra is set to benefit from Football Federation Australia's ambitious goals to become the No 1 sport in the country.

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Horse Racing

Mornington trainer facing charges

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Tim Habel 10:01 PM   Mornington trainer Jason Warren is facing two charges from Racing Victoria stewards relating to an investigation into betting irregularities concerning his runner Baron Archer at Echuca on March 8.

Waller contines to set group 1 records

Brisbane bound: Moriarty is one of a handful of Chris Waller stars heading north for the Doomben Cup.

Chris Roots 6:55 PM   Sydney premier trainer Chris Waller chalked his 100th group 1 runner for the season last week, but his focus is on winners and the next chance for success comes in Saturday's Doomben Cup where he has a handful of runners.

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Drunk lion mascot escorted from pitch

It appears no one told Austria Vienna's mascot to know his limits.

Is this the worst dive in soccer history?

It appears Hull's players are willing to try anything for a goal.

Mills, Baynes party hard after Spurs loss

San Antonio may have been knocked out, but players didn't let it spoil their end of season party.

Kangaroos vs Kiwis - Anzac Test 2015

A selection of images from this year's Anzac Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

New Zealand down Australia in Test

New Zealand claims third straight win over Australia in rain-delayed trans-Tasman Test.

City v Country

All the action from the traditional Origin lead-up in Wagga Wagga.

Mayweather wins 'Fight of the Century'

Floyd Mayweather has beaten Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

The sporting world's focus is on Las Vegas for the "Fight of the Century".

Soccer: Gungahlin United vs Woden Weston FC

Gungahlin United take on Woden Weston FC in their Capital Football National Premier League match at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

ACT State Speedway Titles

ACT State Speedway Titles at the ACT Speedway on Sunday, May 3.