Brumbies defend their way to victory over Rebels

David Polkinghorne 10:38 AM   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

Why won't Eoin Morgan sing God Save The Queen

Eoin Morgan is third Irishmen to skipper England after Fred Fane and Tim O'Brien.

Anita Singh 1:22 PM   Mystery surrounds Irishman Eoin Morgan's refusal to sing the national anthem, but his former teacher thinks he knows the reason.

Live Cricket World Cup 2015: England v Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara.

9:19 AM   Crucial pool A game with the winner likely to face an easier opponent in the quarter-finals.

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Melbourne Rebels fall to Brumbies

Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies breaks through a tackle by Nick Stirzaker of the Rebels to score.

Roy Ward 10:40 AM   Melbourne Rebels stared down ACT Brumbies at AAMI Park on Saturday night but lost 20-15.

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Rebels coach says poise in attack will come

Dom Shipperley of the Rebels takes a big hit from Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies.

Roy Ward 10:39 AM   Tony McGahan believes his side will only get better in attack after a tough loss to ACT Brumbies.

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League HQ

Carney's winning debut for Catalan Dragons

Catalans Dragons signing Todd Carney.

12:35 PM   Todd Carney has helped inspire the Catalan Dragons to a 38-18 win over Warrington Wolves in his Super League debut with the French side.

Titans first NRL club to test for illicit substances

State of Origin star Greg Bird is one of eight current or ex-Titans players facing charges.

Brad Walter 11:52 AM    The Titans were the first NRL club to test players for illicit substances and did everything possible to prevent a drugs culture infiltrating the club, according to founding chairman Paul Broughton.

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Soccer

Jets need to unite with key communities

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 1:39 PM   Where does it start for Newcastle Jets as they look to revitalise a club fallen on lean times? They need to engage with the football community to their north.

Milan's European hopes at risk after draw

AC Milan's Keisuke Honda came close with a shot that rattled the crossbar.

11:39 AM   AC Milan's struggles continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Chievo on Saturday.

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Tennis

Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

Roger Federer celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in Dubai.

12:30 PM   Swiss tennis maestro shows his enduring class, beating the world No.1 to win the Dubai Championships.

Safarova wins Qatar WTA title

Lucie Safarova got back-to-back tournaments wins for the first time in her career.

12:22 PM   Lucie Safarova continued her fine start to 2015 by claiming her first ever victory over Victoria Azarenka to win the Qatar Open title in Doha on Saturday.

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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.