South Africa victory marred by Tahir's crowd run-in

David Polkinghorne 11:02 PM   South Africa's massive 201-run win over Ireland was marred by spinner Imran Tahir's second run-in with the Manuka Oval crowd in four months.

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Racing

Kathy O'Hara secures Single Gaze ride

Kathy O'Hara

Jon Tuxworth 6:35 PM   Star jockey Kathy O'Hara will ride Canberra's best hope Single Gaze in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes.

Kyrigos rocks the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helping launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 5:33 PM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Brumbies act to stop Force inside information

Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua will consider changing call plays against the Western Force on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin 5:32 PM   The ACT Brumbies are preparing to outwit the Western Force and will consider changing their plays to prevent former players Zach Holmes and Ian Prior from using inside information to their advantage.

League

Cornish beats Williams in halfback battle

Canberra Raiders' Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth 6:20 PM   Canberra Raiders' youngster Mitch Cornish has beaten Sam Williams for the No.7 jersey in Sunday night's season-opener at Cronulla, with lock Shaun Fensom also passing a fitness test.

Davis re-signs with Giants until 2018

Staying with the Giants: Phil Davis has re-signed with GWS.

David Sygall 3:46 PM   Tough-as-nails fullback Phil Davis has extended his contract with Greater Western Sydney until the end of 2018, but the club's godfather Kevin Sheedy could be on the way out.

Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years'

Australian captain Michael Clarke stretches with teammates during a training session in Perth on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu 7:43 PM   Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Cricket

Afghan paceman who has become the World Cup cult hero

Cult hero: Hamid Hassan.

Andrew Wu 12:02 AM   There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.

Spinner has fun, but not the last laugh

Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates after he dismissed South Africa's captain A.B. de Villiers for 24.

Greg Baum 11:24 PM   Rookie Irish off-spinner Andy McBrine bowled what is likely to remain the over of a lifetime against South Africa.

Rugby Heaven

Cooper helps sharpen O'Connor for Tahs clash

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27: James O'Connor of the Reds keeps an eye on the action during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton 5:48 PM   Quade Cooper may not be able to run out against the Waratahs but could yet play an influential role in the Reds' match against their arch-rivals on Saturday.

Reds get not-so-gentle reminders about Waratahs

Derby dual: Queenland Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton   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.

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League HQ

From Kangaroos to 18th man for Knights

Missing out: Sione Mata'utia of the Newcastle Knights.

Brett Keeble 8:59 PM   Knights coach Rick Stone has named Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua in the centres and teenager Sione Mata'utia on the bench in an 18-man squad for Newcastle's NRL season-opener against New Zealand Warriors at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

Teams for round one of the NRL

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8:52 PM   Teams named for round one of the NRL (all times local):

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Motorsport

Taylor out to prove racing stripes in the Australian Rally Championship

Taking the wheel: Canberra driver Molly Taylor will be competing in the National Capital Rally.

Lee Gaskin 9:32 PM   Her mother is the long-time navigator for Australian rallying great Neal Bates. Now Molly Taylor has returned from Europe to make her assault on the Australian Rally Championship.

Asian Cup beats World Cup

Ireland wicket keeper, Gary Wilson celebrates Ireland's first wicket against South Africa at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne 6:57 PM   Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

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Soccer

Jedinak charged over stray elbow

Set to face the music: Mile Jedinak.

12:05 AM   Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his elbow on West Ham United's Diafra Sakho.

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Lampard was never likely for Melbourne, says Marwood

Melbourne City says it has learnt from the short stint which David Villa put in for the club.

Michael Lynch 12:04 AM   Former England superstar and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was never a real option for Melbourne City, Brian Marwood, the football administration officer for the club's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner, City Football Group, has revealed.

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Tennis

Kyrigos rocking the rim for Indian Wells return

A different court: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios helping launch the Westside precinct at Acton Park with a celebrity basketball game on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin 5:33 PM   Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will make his return from a back injury at next week's ATP 1000 Masters tournament at Indian Wells in the US.

Nishikori into world's top four, Murray out

the age

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.

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Cricket World Cup: South Africa vs Ireland

South Africa take on Ireland at Manuka Oval for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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.