Brumbies great on radar as Pocock talks continue

Chris Dutton, Phil Lutton, Tom Decent 9:30 PM   Australian rugby great George Smith looms as a potential recruiting target if David Pocock decides to take a 12-month sabbatical from the ACT Brumbies before returning in 2018 and 2019.

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Bird gets nod in Test selection shock

Bolter: Melbourne Stars' bowler Jackson Bird's Shield form has seen him get a surprise call-up.

Andrew Wu 11:25 AM   Australia have made a shock move at selection, recalling forgotten paceman Jackson Bird for the first Test at the expense of James Pattinson.

Cameron extends contract with Giants

Re-signed: GWS coach Leon Cameron.

Ronny Lerner 1:01 PM   Leon Cameron has signed a new two-year contract extension that will see him stay on as Greater Western Sydney coach until at least the end of 2018.

Toovey went to keep DCE, says Manly owner

Plans for the future: Manly owner Scott Penn.

Manly owner Scott Penn has opened up on the tumultuous year at the club, revealing star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans wouldn't have backflipped on the Titans had they not made significant changes in the football department.

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Waugh refuses to bite after Warnie slur

"There's a lot of reasons I don't like Steve Waugh," said Shane Warne.

Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh has refused to bite back after his former teammate Shane Warne launched a diatribe against him on a reality TV program, labeling Waugh the " most selfish cricketer I've played with".

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No-ball issues still worrying Pattinson

Ready for the Kiwis: James Pattinson worked up some lively pace in the nets at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu 5:38 PM   James Pattinson is looming as a major weapon for Australia as they aim to regain the No.1 Test ranking in New Zealand, but he is yet to get on top of his no-ball issues.

Shades of England in Black Caps' green-top

Strip search: Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon and David Warner of Australia inspect the wicket at Basin Reserve.

Andrew Wu 4:51 PM   Australia's batsmen must overcome a juicy-looking green-top made to order for New Zealand's high-class swingmen, in their toughest test since their Ashes defeat.

Car accident fails to halt Fardy's comeback 

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25:  A bloodied Scott Fardy of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match ...

Chris Dutton 7:05 PM   You'll find Scott Fardy's blood-soaked headgear at the bottom of most rucks, but a different kind of collision forced the ACT Brumbies flanker to go to hospital this week.

NPL teams to boycott Canberra academy 

Canberra's NPL clubs say Capital Football chairman Mark O'Neill hasn't delivered on promises he's made.

David Polkinghorne 7:56 PM   Tuggeranong United's friendlies with academy planned for Sunday will be first games cancelled.

Zika virus won't stop Melissa Breen's dream

 The final of the Women's Open 100 metre event. Winner Melissa Breen.

Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen will put her trust in Australian Olympic Games medical staff as she avoids the hype of the Zika virus to focus on her build up to Rio and clinching an A-qualifying time.

Kent gets first chance to deliver Thunder

Canberra Cavalry starting pitcher Steven Kent will start for Australia in game one of the World Baseball Classic ...

David Polkinghorne 5:35 PM   ¬†Canberra Cavalry pitcher to start in game one of Australia's WBC campaign, against the Philippines.

Cricket

Bird gets nod in Test selection shock

Bolter: Melbourne Stars' bowler Jackson Bird's Shield form has seen him get a surprise call-up.

Andrew Wu 11:25 AM   Australia have made a shock move at selection, recalling forgotten paceman Jackson Bird for the first Test at the expense of James Pattinson.

Broad overlooked for World Twenty20

Missing out: Stuart Broad.

Nick Hoult 9:13 AM   England have overlooked the No.1 bowler in Test cricket for the World Twenty20 squad.

Soccer

Wanderers hit with fine, suspended points penalty

Wanderers fans let off flares during the round 18 match against Melbourne Victory.

Dominic Bossi 1:40 PM   The poor behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' supporters has cost their club $50,000 and a suspended three point penalty after the Football Federation of Australia found the league leaders guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.

FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 1:40 PM   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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League HQ

Segeyaro labels 2015 performance 'unprofessional'

Looking for a big season: Penrith Panthers hooker James Segeyaro knows he must lift.

Michael Carayannis 2:03 AM   By James Segeyaro's admission he was unprofessional at times last year and his form dipped.

NRL slumps to $18m loss

NRL chairman John Grant announced a $18.7 million loss for rugby league in 2015

John Stensholt 12:44 AM   National Rugby League chairman John Grant says the league is financially viable despite a $18.7 million loss

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Rugby Heaven

Hooper, Beale, Phipps back for Waratahs

Having a crack at five-eighth: Kurtley Beale.

12:56 PM   No Israel Folau and Bernard Foley just yet, but skipper Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps are among key Wallabies returning for the NSW Waratahs' second Super Rugby pre-season trial match.

Waratahs embrace their inner Beethoven

Players from the NSW Waratahs and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestor on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

Tom Decent 8:23 AM   Kurtley Beale understands and appreciates classical music more than you might think.

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AFL

Cameron extends contract with Giants

Re-signed: GWS coach Leon Cameron.

Ronny Lerner 1:01 PM   Leon Cameron has signed a new two-year contract extension that will see him stay on as Greater Western Sydney coach until at least the end of 2018.

Lyon: Blues got the right coach

Right man for the job: Carlton coach Brendon Bolton.

Jake Niall 7:28 PM   Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has described new Carlton coach Brendon Bolton as the "exact" coach the Blues needed.

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ACT Sport

Nicholson adds another title to his CV

Richard Nicholson has been named the University of Canberra's athlete in residence.

Zac Lowe 5:35 PM   In addition to three Paralympic medals, Richard Nicholson can now lay claim to being University of Canberra's second Athlete in Residence.

Osborne looks to rebound after home series omission

Erin Osborne has been named in Australia's women's T20 side.

Zac Lowe   A T20 call-up didn't appear to be on the cards for Erin Osborne after she had been left out of Australia's one-day squad for their¬†series against India.

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Horse Racing

Spright right to put it on the track in the Lonhro Plate

High hopes: Trainer Garry Frazer reckons Spright is ready to make a mark.

Chris Roots 1:58 PM   Trainer Garry Frazer had never laid an eye on Spright, when she was sold for $100,000 at the Melbourne Premier sale, but he knew a bit about the family and believes she can lived up to its billing.

'Got to be in it to win it': last in a bush maiden to Randwick group 2 for 300-1 shot

Back in action: Peeping will give away weight in the Triscay Stakes.

Adam Pengilly 1:55 PM   Perasino ran an inglorious last in a bush maiden the previous time she went to the races. Now she will give her trainer a first ever runner at Randwick as a 300-1 hope in a group 2 race.

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Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Rangers

The Capitals lost their 21st match in a row against Dandenong.

Hutchison scores golden try for Aussies

Teenager Henry Hutchison has scored the try of his life.

Johnson steps up a gear against Broncos

The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.

Leicester dominate Manchester City 3-1

Leicester can't really win the Premier League, can they?

ACT Premier Cricket: Wests-UC v Eastlake

Wests-UC take on Eastlake in the Douglas Cup competition.

ACT Athletics titles and IPC Grand Prix

ACT Athletics Championships and the IPC Athletics Grand Prix.