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Cricket

Blake Dean's century wasted

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Blake Dean celebrates his century.

David Polkinghorne 7:35 PM   Washout ruins one-day final.

Nick Kyrgios desperate to play Davis Cup after back injury rules him out of Marseille and Dubai

Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne 6:05 PM   Bone stress in Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios' lower back has forced him to withdraw from two ATP tournaments, but coach Todd Larkham says the 19-year-old is desperate to be fit for Australia's Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic next month.

Cricket

Queanbeyan in control against Ginninderra in Douglas Cup clash

Sport.
January 31 2015.

Canberra first-grade two-day Douglas Cup action. Eastlake first slip Vele Dukoski dives to save four runs on the boundary.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

David Polkinghorne 8:50 PM   Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor is confident they can cover the impending loss of opening bowler Ed Barnard, despite the England under-19 representative giving them the upper hand against Ginninderra at Freebody Oval on Saturday.

Cricket

Plans for Meteors to flare again in Women's Big Bash League

 ACT Meteors batter Jenny Taffs leaves the field after being caught out.

David Polkinghorne   The ACT Meteors could get big bashed off the¬†national women's Twenty20 landscape, but coach Andrew Dawson believes a Women's Big Bash League would help expand women's cricket in Canberra.

Kyrgios waits on scans to get back on track

Chris Dutton

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Cycling

Wiasak refuses to be diverted from Paris worlds

Rebecca Wiasak.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra cyclist Beck Wiasak is so hopeful she will be part of Australia's world championship track team she has let her "Plan B" safety net slip.

Basketball

Capitals victim of mental let-down against Adelaide Lightning: Wilson

 Capitals' Kristen Veal.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals veteran Carly Wilson admitted the team fell victim to a mental let-down in Friday's upset 79-71 home loss to Adelaide Lightning which threatens to cripple their season.

Canberra Capitals finals hopes take huge hit after Adelaide pull off upset of year

Sport. 30th January 2015. University of Canberra Capitals V Adelaide. Capital's Kirsten Veal.

The Canberra Times

Photo Jamila Toderas

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insisted they didn't take struggling Adelaide lightly after Lauren Jackson was sidelined for the boilover home loss, adamant her knee wasn't fit to play.¬†

Cricket

Finalists stay positive despite Manuka let-down

Weston Creek Molonglo's Kevin Jacob, left, and Wests player Joe Cooke before the ACT one-day final.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra's cricketers are disappointed they will not get to play their finals on Manuka Oval this summer, but hope it will benefit ACT cricket long-term through the impending arrival of the World Cup.

Steele making an impact at Giants, says Coniglio

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Stephen Coniglio.

David Polkinghorne   Greater Western Sydney draftee Jack Steele caught the eye of AFL recruiters, and now he is catching the eye of his new teammates.

Sponsors line up to get a slice of Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has signed on with management company IMG.

Chris Dutton   Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open campaign is over, but his off-court stocks are about to hit dizzying highs.

Athletics

Breen v Pearson part II to light up the Canberra Track Classic

Melissa Breen will take on Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson at the AIS track on February 7.

Lee Gaskin   Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, takes on Sally Pearson almost a year to the day since breaking Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's 20-year-old national record.

I'm not rattled by injuries: Mills

San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, right, of Australia, drives around Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum, also of Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in San Antonio.

Chris Dutton   Patty Mills says the Spurs can go back to back in the NBA and he felt helpless while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Behrendorff savours dramatic BBL title at home

Expecting to fly: Jason Behrendorff of the Perth Scorchers whips on in with fellow ACT player Ryan Carters of the Sydney Sixers batting.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff savours thrilling Big Bash League title victory with the Perth Scorchers at Manuka Oval.

Cricket

Dean shooting for one-day title after hit and miss Big Bash

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is back to bolster Weston Creek Molonglo for the Canberra one-day final against Wests/UC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra batsman Jono Dean aiming to win the one-day title with Weston Creek Molonglo having had mixed success with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

Bishop forging her own path

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton   Abby Bishop's sparkling WNBL form is set to lift the Canberra Capitals into the play-offs, but coach Carrie Graf says it's unfair to compare the skipper to Australia's greatest female basketballer, Lauren Jackson, despite career-best statistics.

Cricket

Cricket Australia comes to defence of under-siege Manuka Oval

Perth Scorchers players celebrate their thrilling four-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin   Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has rejected criticism of the decision to play the Big Bash final in Canberra after the most thrilling decider in the competition's four-year history.

Plenty on fish on barbie for Australia Day

A set of rigged lures featuring smaller hooks and lighter leader.

Bryan Pratt   Anglers all rejoiced on a productive Australia day long weekend.

Baseball

Collins says give Murphy a chance

Jack Murphy won the Cavs MVP award.

David Polkinghorne   Cavalry's manager says the Toronto Blue Jays prospect is ready to take the next step.

Kyrgios aims for top 20

Kyrgios

Chris Dutton   Nick Kyrgios will rise to No.35 in the world as he sweats on MRI scans on his nagging back injury.