Brumbies defend their way to victory over Rebels

David Polkinghorne 10:55 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says some of his players took their desperation beyond what they've ever produced before, but he still feels his Super Rugby province has lessons to learn about closing out games despite holding on against a pressing Melbourne Rebels.

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Edwards wins heavyweight title

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson 7:51 PM   Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Meares 'addicted to racing' on going to Rio

Anna Meares celebrates after winning gold in the Women's Keirin Final during Day Five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Chris Dutton 4:06 PM   Anna Meares is in Canberra as an ambassador for Amy's Big Canberra Bike Ride – named in memory of cyclist Amy Gillett – on Sunday, raising funds and awareness for cycling safety.

Like father, like daughter

Gemma Tinney, daughter Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney.

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Chris Wilson 6:44 PM   She was three when her father won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games, but Gemma Tinney incredibly wants to ride at an Olympics with her dad before he retires.

Top spot on line in huge run chase

Matthew Grocott of Queanbeyan hits a 6.

Chris Dutton 8:27 PM   Eastlake will be forced to chase down its biggest target of the season if it wants to claim the Cricket ACT two-day competition minor premiership next weekend after Queanbeyan staked its claim for top of the table honours.

Ireland ready for AB De Villiers

The Irish cricket team at training.

Chris Wilson 11:43 PM   They will need more than the luck of the Irish to take on a rampant AB De Villiers at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Brumbies open up for fan insight

Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is a Taylor Swift fan.

Chris Dutton 11:05 PM   The Brumbies do some karaoke while David Pocock opens up about a embarrassing rugby moment he'd rather forget.

Cricket

Too little time spent preparing for swing: Pup

Thunderboults: Trent Boult in action on Saturday.

Chris Barrett 6:24 AM   Australia’s batsmen were found wanting in Auckland thanks to a failure to prepare themselves to defend the new and swinging ball, their captain admitted on Saturday night.

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Starc nearly steals show as Black Caps taken to wire

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett 11:53 PM   Michael Clarke night savaged his team's batting as "horrendous" but hailed the performance of Mitchell Starc as genius after the left-arm quick almost pulled off an extraordinary comeback win

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Bulls beat Sharks in thriller

Evasive action: Francois Hougaard of the Bulls takes on the Sharks defence.

7:56 AM   The Bulls put a disastrous start to the Super Rugby season behind them on Saturday with a thrilling 43-35 triumph over the Sharks in a South African derby.

Stormers hold off Lions after the siren

Siya Kolisi of the Stormers scores the winning try.

7:50 AM   Solid stoppage-time defending earned the Stormers a 22-19 away Super Rugby victory over the Lions on Saturday at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

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Bunnies head the pack of title contenders

Phil Gould

Phil Gould 1:48 AM   The week before the start of the Telstra premiership is a time of anticipation, excitement, and perhaps even a touch of nervousness.

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#NRLrating Players 10-1

In at No.1: South Sydney's superstar fullback Greg Inglis.

12:54 AM   LeagueHQ has been counting down the top 200 players as judged by our team of experts. We're down to the final group of players.

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Soccer

Wayne Rooney breaks goal drought as referee sends off wrong man

Seeing red: Wes Brown argues with the referee after being shown a straight red card instead of his teammate John O'Shea.

Tom Hayward 6:11 AM   Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Fans ride roller-coaster of agony and ecstasy

Wild debut: Kerem Bulut laps up the adulation after scoring his second goal.

Sebastian Hassett 1:09 AM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold implored his team during the week to play the Sydney derby as a game, not an occasion. No sooner had the game kicked off than those sentiments were out the window.

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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   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   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.