Pocock set to train after scans show no tear

Chris Dutton 8:01 AM   The Wallabies are banking on David Pocock's super-human recovery ability to ensure he's fit to play against Scotland in the World Cup quarter-final on Monday morning AEDT.

Top stories

Kyrgios' biggest win hurt him, says Laver

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates defeating  Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's singles match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Linda Pearce 5:14 PM   Tennis legend Rod Laver believes the biggest win of Nick Kyrgios' career encouraged a low-percentage style of play that is now damaging his ability to win major titles.

Cairns 'used and abused me': Vincent

Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent arrives at Southwark Crown Court, with his partner Susie Markham on Monday.

7:06 AM   Two years after helping fix matches for Chris Cairns, Kiwi fast bowler Daryl Tuffey was furious he still hadn't been paid, Lou Vincent has told Southwark Crown Court.

'The Justin Bieber of Australian rugby'

Lost to Australian rugby: James O'Connor.

1:15 PM   An immature waster of talent the Queensland Reds are better off without; that's the stinging assessment of James O'Connor by a former Wallabies fullback.

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Kyrgios, Tomic rock-paper-scissors for serve

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.

Linda Pearce 3:51 AM   The strife-prone Aussie pals played up to the crowd in quite the audition for a vacant Davis Cup doubles spot as they casually upstaged the China Open doubles champs.


Matildas snubbing a boost for United

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes has been left out of the Matildas squad for the upcoming tour of China.

Lee Gaskin 8:56 PM   Canberra United's W-League title hopes have taken an unexpected boost with the shock omission of Ashleigh Sykes and Ellie Brush from the Matildas' tour to China.

100-Test duo provide extra motivation 

Captain's call: Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore assesses his options.

Chris Dutton 11:07 PM   Two Wallaby stalwarts are set to make their tons against Scotland.

Cheika warns Wallabies not to react 

Warning: David Pocock escaped penalty after appearing to knee a Welsh opponent in the chest.

Chris Dutton 5:03 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has implored his players to control their frustration at cynical breakdown tactics and to not lash out after David Pocock avoided World Cup disaster.

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The gesture that reflects what Moore is about

Top bloke: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will play his 100th Test in the World Cup quarter-final against Scotland.

Rupert Guinness 7:53 PM   Wallabies captain Stephen Moore made a special presentation to a member of the Wallabies staff.

Rugby union

Brumbies winger overcomes lengthy injury toll

Brumbies and Vikings outside back Lausii Taliauli with excited year 5 students Emily Bermingham, Mailee King and Amelia Robinson at 
the Jerrabomberra Public School on Tuesday morning.

Lee Gaskin 8:54 PM   Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli has shaken off a long list of injuries to push his claims for a bigger role in Super Rugby next season.


Lauren Jackson close to injury return 

Jackson has been running in a heat chamber to rediscover her match fitness.

Jon Tuxworth 8:55 PM    Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson says she can "finally see light at the end of the tunnel" as she prepares for her return to court, possibly as early as next week.

League HQ

Burgess' family not expecting him to return to NRL any time soon

Staying put: Sam Burgess' brother Tom expects him to remain in rugby union despite heavy criticism following England's poor Rugby World Cup.

Brad Walter 5:38 PM   Sam Burgess is unaffected by criticism from the English media, according to his brother Tom.

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Burgess tipped for NRL return

League beckons: Sam Burgess has been tipped to return from rugby union to the NRL.

3:47 PM   It's only a matter of time before Sam Burgess is back in the NRL says England league coach.

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Rugby Heaven

Borat comparison leaves Bok seething


David Sygall 10:46 AM   A Kiwi journalist was either brave or stupid for asking a question that riled up the huge South African forward.

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Scotland duo banned for Wallabies clash

Early exit: Jonny Gray.

9:32 AM   Scotland's task of knocking over in-form Australia in this weekend's Rugby World Cup quarter-final has become a lot tougher after two of their best forwards were suspended.



I can rebound against Black Caps: Johnson

Mitchell Johnson's performance in England was below par.

2:05 PM   Not for the first time in his career, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is being driven by a desire to bounce back to his intimidating best and prove his critics wrong.

Barty switches codes from tennis to cricket

Ash Barty is switching codes.

12:58 PM   Teenage tennis star Ash Barty has switched sports, signing on with the Brisbane Heat to play in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.


Goodes says booing one reason for quitting

Adam Goodes' quiet goodbye was typical of the type of person he is. "Adam said that’s enough," coach John Longmire said.

8:44 AM   Adam Goodes has given his first media interview since retiring from the AFL, speaking to a student newspaper about racism, his plans for the future and his decision not to do a lap of honour on grand final day.

Fremantle starts warming to Bennell trade

Deal could still be some days away: Harley Bennell.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson 8:53 PM   AFL A meeting between Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and Harley Bennell has helped ease some of the Dockers' nerves about taking the midfielder on.



Cisse arrested for sex tape extortion plot

Trouble brewing: Former Liverpool star Djibril Cisse (left) has been arrested in connection to an extortion plot.

Jamie Marcuson 10:39 AM   Former Liverpool and France striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested in connection with an extortion plot involving a sex-tape.

Never mix up United and Chelsea ... like Adidas just did

Louis van Gaal

David Sygall 9:06 AM   German sportswear giant Adidas has taken down an online advertisement for a retro Manchester United tracksuit jacket because the model wearing the 1985 edition top is also wearing Chelsea tracksuit pants.


ACT Sport


Sarah Cook nominated for Women of Influence awards

23 November 2011 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Olympic rowing hopeful, Sarah Cook, during a training session at Lake Burley Griffin.

Jon Tuxworth 9:05 PM   Sarah Cook hopes the day comes when the fact she's the first-ever female rowing coach of a GPS school isn't a big deal. 

Lanning class too much for Meteors in WNCL loss to Victoria.

Top class: Victoria's Meg Lanning scored a ton against the Meteors.

Jon Tuxworth   A century from Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning consigned ACT Meteors to a six-wicket loss to Victoria.


Horse Racing

Favourite Mongolian Khan draws perfectly for Caulfield Cup

In good shape: trainer Ciaron Maher with Set Square.

Chris Roots 11:09 PM   Set Square trainer Ciaron Maher will have to chart a way for his mare to beat Mongolian Khan after the favourite drew barrier nine in the middle of the field on Tuesday.

Luck deserts Waller again in big race

All at sea: Who Shot Thebarman has drawn the second outside barrier, 21, for Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.

Patrick Bartley 7:41 PM   Australia's leading trainer Chris Waller has again endured another horror round of barrier draws in a major race in Melbourne this spring.


Hayne takes his chance against Jets

Jarryd Hayne nearly scored his first NFL touchdown on Monday.

Dangerfield finally signs with Geelong

The deals to watch out for in the AFL trade period.

Ireland beats France but suffers injuries

Ireland avoid a quarter-final clash with New Zealand.

Lowndes wins sixth Bathurst 1000 crown

Holden veteran wins his sixth Bathurst 1000 title at Mt Panorama.

Foley wins shootout as Wallabies beat Wales

Bernard Foley's kicking the difference as Wallabies top Pool A.

Newcastle Jets upset Phoenix in Wellington

Newcastle kicked off its A-League campaign with a surprise 2-1 win.

Tejada breaks leg in Mets' loss to Dodgers

A controversial Chase Utley slide has ended the Mets star's season.

Canberra Capitals vs Dandenong Rangers

A second-half fadeout saw the Caps blow a huge lead.

Tuggeranong clashes with Queanbeyan

Highlights from the sides' Gallop Cup 50-over clash on Saturday.

Canberra Vikings v Brisbane City

The visitors took the spoils to stay as the only undefeated NRC team.