ACT hosts shoot-out between Cup's fastest scorers

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Big hitters to light up Manuka Oval and records may be broken again.

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Bird's in a lonely place, says Gallen

Long break: Paul Gallen at Cronulla training on Monday.

Michael Carayannis 10:49 PM   Greg Bird "wasn't the best" when news of his drug charges broke, according to close friend Paul Gallen.

Canberra Guineas could move to group level

Canberra based horse trainer, Matthew
Dale with Fell Swoop.

David Polkinghorne 9:34 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale thinks the listed Canberra Guineas has become strong enough to follow the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes to group status.

Faulkner set for World Cup return   

James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu 9:50 AM   James Faulkner is confident he has lost none of the batting prowess which made him Australia's master finisher before his injury as he prepares for a likely return to international cricket on Wednesday.

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South Africa keen to avoid Australia

Shaun Pollock talks to the media during a South Africa nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes both Australia and South Africa will want to avoid each other in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

Ennis puts Raiders on Sharks alert

Rugby League round 15, Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium, Bulldogs Michael Ennis , Friday, 19th June 2009. Pictures STEVE CHRISTO, SMH SPORT/NEWS. DIGICAM 00001

Chris Dutton 5:09 PM   Michael Ennis says the Sharks have found new life in 2015 and he's ready for a fresh start after turning down a massive deal from the Raiders.

Butler rejects talk of rotation

Jarrad Butler wants to hold onto his starting position for as long as possible.

Chris Dutton 4:17 PM   Reigning ACT Brumbies player of the year Jarrad Butler has rebuffed the notion of a rotation policy after a brutal start to the Super Rugby season, declaring he wants to hold on to his starting spot for as long as possible.

Cricket

Hogg senses Aussies will miss World Cup final

Gut feeling: Brad Hogg senses the Aussies won't make the World Cup final.

11:54 AM   It's only a gut feeling, but veteran spinner Brad Hogg reckons Australia will miss the World Cup final, and India will win the showpiece event.

McGuire confirms Stars chasing Clarke

Stars bound? Michael Clarke.

Tom Cowie 11:22 AM   Melbourne Stars president Eddie McGuire has confirmed the club is attempting to lure Australian captain Michael Clarke to play in the Big Bash League next season.

Rugby Heaven

Reds get not-so-gentle reminders about Waratahs

Derby dual: Queenland Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton 10:13 PM   Waratahs week at Ballymore has started with a flood of ex-players sending messages to coach Richard Graham, reminding him of how vital it is to give the Old Enemy a decent whack.

Latu learning from Waratahs master Polota-Nau

Fast learner: Tolu Latu of the Waratahs in Super Rugby action against the Rebels.

Rupert Guinness 6:54 PM   When Tolu Latu gets to start a Super Rugby game, one person he will be grateful to besides the coach who selects him will be Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau.

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League HQ

Storm captain a chance at shock return

Storm captain Cameron Smith.

Roy Ward 12:06 PM   Craig Bellamy says Cameron Smith could play on Monday night.

Eels discuss pre-season game in US to capitalise on Hayne's NFL contract

American dream: Former Parramatta Eel Jarryd Hayne  is set to reveal where he'll play NFL.

Michael Chammas 10:00 PM   On the day Jarryd Hayne is set to announce an NFL contract, Parramatta Eels chief executive Scott Seward acknowledged the club has discussed holding a pre-season game in the US to capitalise on the former fullback's profile.

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ACT Sport

Silver Slipper place-getter Voilier leading early Black Opal Stakes nominations

 Tye Angland rides Voilier.

David Polkinghorne 9:37 PM   Voilier has gone from being the horse no one wants to a highly sought after one and the two-year-old looks set for Canberra's ┬áBlack Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.

Injured Pocock an altitude room test dummy

David Pocock feels the strain in the altitude room.

Chris Dutton   David Pocock and injured Brumbies have been flogged in a "unique" altitude room as test dummies for a Super Rugby secret weapon.

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Soccer

Why are fans falling over themselves at Reading?

Trip hazard

Rupert Guinness 12:32 PM   We can't tell you how many people are falling for Reading Football Club or the London Irish rugby team, but we can tell you that a bunch are falling over their cherished home ground Madejski Stadium in England.

Chelsea fans caught in new racism claims

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his side's second goal against Spurs in the League Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday.

9:03 AM   British police have launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

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Tennis

Nishikori into world's top four, Murray out

the age

11:36 PM   Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis.

Nadal wins Argentina Open, equals Vilas' record

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory.

Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, claiming his first title since Roland Garros in 2014 and nabbing a slice of tennis history as well.

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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.