De Villiers magic sets huge target for West Indies

7:15 PM   AB de Villiers flayed West Indies with a unbeaten 162 off 66 to drive South Africa to an imposing 408.

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Chris Dutton 1:21 AM   Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from Australia's Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, conceding his back isn't ready to handle the workload.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

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

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Jon Tuxworth 7:35 PM   Add the age of teenage Weston Creek Molonglo teammates Mac Wright and Joe Slater, and Cade Brown still has six years on them. 

Cricket World Cup 2015 Live: South Africa v West Indies

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7:30 PM   Follow live scores from this critical Cricket World Cup encounter at the SCG.

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Prop Paul Alo-Emile ready to inspire Rebels

Keen: Paul Alo-Emile likes getting out on the field.

Roy Ward 7:36 PM   The Rebels will need a big game from their props as the Brumbies come to town.

Larkham says no bias in Wallabies selections

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says there will be no bias in Wallabies selection.

Chris Dutton 7:18 PM   World Cup ring-in Stephen Larkham is adamant Super Rugby allegiances will be abandoned in a bid to lift the Wallabies to international glory after agreeing to become Australia's new attack coach.

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League HQ

Cashed-up NRL to consider more teams and fewer games

Pointing in the right direction: NRL CEO Dave Smith.

Brad Walter 6:02 PM   NRL chief executive Dave Smith has confirmed that a decision would be made this year on whether to expand the competition in 2018 and revealed that consideration would also be given to reducing the number of premiership rounds to accommodate more events and representative fixtures such as the expanded World Club Series.

'Expect us to get harder': ARLC chairman's warning on NRL player behaviour

There must be consequences: John Grant says they will not accept bad player behaviour.

Brad Walter 4:02 PM   ARLC chairman John Grant has warned that the game is set to get tougher on off-field misbehaviour in the wake of the cocaine scandal at the Gold Coast Titans and the arrest of two South Sydney players at an altitude training camp in Arizona.

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Cricket

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

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Jon Tuxworth 7:35 PM   Add the age of teenage Weston Creek Molonglo teammates Mac Wright and Joe Slater, and Cade Brown still has six years on them. 

Basketball

Basketball ACT insist no need for panic despite $218,000 loss

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Jon Tuxworth 7:30 PM   Basketball ACT are confident of being back in the black next financial year and have assured members there is no need for concern after recording a loss of nearly $218,000 for 2014-15. 

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Soccer

Lovren mocked after Liverpool bow out

Football - Besiktas v Liverpool - UEFA Europa League Second Round Second Leg - Istanbul, Turkey - 26/2/15
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7:25 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.

Baharudin up for the challenge with City

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Jason Dasey 5:59 PM   Turning an apparent negative into a positive is all part of what wide-eyed Safuwan Baharudin sees as the ultimate football education at Melbourne City 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   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.