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

New rules haven't produced tries NRL hoped for

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Roy Masters 12:05 AM   How Adam Reynolds' absence combined with the new zero tackle rule hurt the Rabbitohs.

Department of youth won't start with us, says Mal

"If the players are happy for me to be around and coaching them, I'm happy to continue": Maroons boss Mal Meninga.

Phil Lutton 8:40 PM   The regeneration of Australia's Test rugby league ranks looks unlikely to begin in Queensland this winter, with Maroons coach Mal Meninga confirming his intention to rely on his core group of veterans to regain the Origin crown.

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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

The other man who played beyond 40

Vic Cumberland

Peter Hanlon 6:40 PM   Dustin Fletcher is about to become the second 40-year-old to play AFL/VFL football, but he'll never top the story of Vic Cumberland.

Mick's way: Gibbs and mates will avoid axe

The only way is up... Blues coach Mick Malthouse speaks to his players during Friday's game.

Jake Niall 9:16 PM   Bryce Gibbs was far from the only player who let down club and coach, but his output was probably the worst of all when measured against his high capabilities.

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Soccer

How ex-England star Gary Stevens went from hero to zero in Thailand

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Jason Dasey 11:19 AM   Despite a successful start to the season Gary Stevens has been 'rested' from his coaching job at a Thai soccer team.

Live: UEFA Champions League - Barcelona v Bayern Munich

Will Messi and Neymar be celebrating victory tonight?

Matt Bungard 7:58 AM   Bayern manager Pep Guardiola goes back to Barcelona...but will it be a happy return?

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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. 

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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.