Wiasak sets sights on Olympic dream

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM    Rebecca Wiasak will devote the next 18 months to her Olympic Games dream.

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Graham wants NRL to rally around Titans 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26:  Wade Graham of the Cronulla Sharks attends the 2015 NRL advertising campaign launch at Sydney Opera House on February 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   Cronulla vice-captain Wade Graham has urged the NRL to rally around the Titans payers amid fears for players' welfare.

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Tomane opens up on time with Titans

Sport. Brumbies training in the gym at their UC HQ. Joe Tomane.
February 26th. 2015 The Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

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Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumby Joseph Tomane says former Titans coach John Cartwright did his best to protect the players from the "glitter strip" on the Gold Coast.

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Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.

McDermott moves to burst McCullum balloon

Big Mac: Craig McDermott with Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett 9:36 AM   Australia have moved to downplay the importance of Brendon McCullum to the outcome of Saturday's bumper World Cup clash.

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Basketball

Multimillion-dollar stadium upgrade on hold

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Jon Tuxworth 4:02 PM   Basketball ACT has been forced to put a multi-million dollar upgrade of its Belconnen precinct on hold, but president David Leaney says it hasn't been scrapped completely.

Edwards has real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson   Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Cricket

Cummins included for crucial clash with Kiwis

Pat Cummins.

3:21 PM   Australia have made two changes to the side that thumped England in their World Cup opener, promoting Michael Clarke and Pat Cummins for George Bailey and Josh Hazlewood.

World Cup clash between Australia and New Zealand is battle of the frenemies

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Michael Clarke of Australia speaks to the media before an Australian Nets Session at Eden Park on February 27, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett 3:18 PM   In England's north-west they often refer to the the regular meetings between football clubs Liverpool and Everton as the Friendly Derby. The Merseyside rivalry is not without spice - the red and blue sides of the city are very much in competition with each other, fiercely so - but it's without the intensity, and sometimes violence among fans, brought on by other local derbies across the continent.

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Brumbies out to end road woes

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore is ready for battle against Melbourne.

Chris Dutton 2:45 PM   The ACT Brumbies have scrapped their last training session of the week in a bid to start fresh on the road and end their travelling woes with a drought-breaking win in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Larkham and Grey join Wallabies set up

Been there, done it: Stephen Larkham will add his wealth of rugby knowledge to the current Wallabies squad.

Georgina Robinson 2:31 PM   Former Wallabies Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey have been confirmed as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika's assistants leading into the World Cup.

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League legend Raudonikis beats cancer

Survivor: Tommy Raudonikis rings the bell of the Nelune cancer centre at the Prince of Wales hospital.

Eryk Bagshaw 2:35 PM   Every patient that gets the all-clear from the cancer wing of the Prince of Wales hospital rings a golden bell. On Friday, Tommy Raudonikis,✓ rugby league legend, maverick and former smoker of 100 cigarettes per day, rang that bell.

Melbourne Storm CEO Mark Evans says Napier game needed to boost finances

Roy Ward 2:32 PM   Storm CEO Mark Evans is unapologetic about selling a home game to Napier, New Zealand later this season.

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Cricket

Weston Creek Molonglo's Brown unsure of swansong as he prepares for 200th match

Jon Tuxworth 2:50 PM   Add the age of teenage Weston Creek Molonglo teammates Mac Wright and Joe Slater, and Cade Brown still has six years on them. 

Fishing abuzz with fly larvae

Bleached corals in the southern Great Barrier Reef in January 2002. During such events, corals expel the algae that provide much of the energy they need to grow and reproduce.

Bryan Pratt 9:24 PM   The angler grapevine was abuzz this week with the news that mudeyes are on the move at Lake Eucumbene.

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Soccer

Dejan Lovren mocked after Liverpool bow out of Europe on penalties

Football - Besiktas v Liverpool - UEFA Europa League Second Round Second Leg - Istanbul, Turkey - 26/2/15
Dejan Lovren looks dejected after missing his penalty as Liverpool lose the penalty shoot out
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3:14 PM   Turks Besiktas knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League on Thursday in a thrilling Istanbul clash at the scene of one of the English club's greatest triumphs, clawing back their first leg deficit and then winning on penalties.

The Lowdown: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

Dominic Bossi 1:30 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC.

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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 1:21 AM   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 6:32 PM   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.