Cheika accepts Wallabies coaching job

Rupert Guinness 11:45 PM   Waratahs coach confirms he has been offered the Wallabies coaching job.

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Brumbies lock in Larkham

Stephen Larkham will stay with Brumbies despite being linked to Wallabies job

Lee Gaskin 11:04 AM   The ACT Brumbies claim Stephen Larkham is adamant he will continue to coach the Super Rugby team next season, even if he gives Australian rugby ''a hand'' as part of Michael Cheika's coaching staff at the Wallabies.

Raiders aim to lift memberships

The Raiders are out to attract more members in 2015 with a variety of packages available.

Jon Tuxworth 7:13 PM   The NRL ladder isn't the only table the Canberra Raiders want to scale next year, the club hopeful a change in results will lift them off the bottom of the membership ranks. 

Diamonds aim to be netball's 'Invincibles'

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on to extend their winning streak to 19 in Canberra on Wednesday.

West Indies women cricketers not distracted by men's team pay row

west indies

Lee Gaskin 10:58 AM   West Indies women's captain Merissa Aguilleira doesn't want the drama enveloping the men's team to affect her side's history-making tour of Australia.

Hazlewood a serious contender for Test debut 

In contention: NSW paceman Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett 8:00 PM   National selector Mark Waugh has confirmed Josh Hazlewood is a serious contender to make a Test debut this summer.

Admire Rakti to start in Melbourne Cup 

Zac Purton on Admire Rakti after winning the Caulfield Cup on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley 5:03 PM   After many hours of discussion, the principal owner of Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti will allow his horse to start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup.

Canberra Raiders

Former Raider Joe Picker retires content after playing part in Souths' premiership

The back rower played 110 games with the Raiders from 2007-13.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   He's just won an NRL premiership at South Sydney but Joe Picker has hung up the boots despite admitting he could have played on at the Rabbitohs next season.

Raiders' Hodgson wants to finish career in NRL

Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson may be on the cusp of his first English jersey, but he hopes he doesn't play in his homeland again and wants to finish his career in the NRL. 

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ACT Brumbies

Butlers not ready to finish stellar year

ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at the AIS on Monday.

Chris Dutton   He started the year as an unknown rookie but Jarrad Butler is intent on finishing a spectacular debut season in Canberra with the National Rugby Championship title.

Kuridrani on verge of breakthrough contract

Tevita Kuridrani is in contract negotiations which would secure him a massive payday.

Chris Dutton   Bullocking Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani's spectacular Test form is set to land him the biggest deal of his career as the ARU ramps up negotiations to keep the back-line powerhouse beyond the end of next year.

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Basketball

Tough road test awaits defending champion Bendigo

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney. 

Cricket

Comets score big in Sydney T20 competition

ACT Comets all-rounder Vele Dukoski made 56 from 38 balls in the Sydney Twenty20 competition on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Comets players put themselves in the shop window for the Big Bash League with back to back wins in the Sydney Twenty20 competition.

Podium finish for Wiasak

Canberra cyclist Rebecca Wiasak finished third in the third stage of the Tour of the Goldfields.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra's Rebecca Wiasak finished third in stage three of the Tour of the Goldfields in the final round of the National Road Series.

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Soccer

Redknapp blasts 'overweight' Taarabt

'I could have run about more than he did': Harry Redknapp.

8:52 AM   QPR boss Harry Redknapp blasts the weight and attitude of star midfielder Adel Taarabt, who he says is carrying too many pounds to finish a game.

Blind faith rescues Manchester United

Daley Blind

8:10 AM   Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Monday.

Cricket

Tasmanian Tigers down NSW Blues

On song: Ben Dunk of the Tigers.

10:56 PM   While Tasmania won the battle, they lost the war as NSW narrowly denied the Tigers the additional bonus point they required.

Calypso kings now all cash and bling, and a rabble

The glory days: Clive Lloyd hoists the Wold Cup in 1979.

Greg Baum 5:42 PM   The West Indies' abandonment of their tour of India is the sort of mess that only they could contrive.

Racing

Full field of 14 for Cox Plate

Merion, Steven Arnold up, (right) defeats Chivalry (Glen Boss up) in the Living Legends Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

9:43 AM   Mourinho and Chivalry have been left out of the field of 14 for the Cox Plate.

Field of 12 for the Manikato Stakes

Lankan Rupee.

9:48 AM   A field of 12 will run in Friday night's Manikato Stakes, headed by Lankan Rupee and defending champion Buffering.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.

Jarryd Hayne's top five moments

As the NRL reels from the shock announcement of Jarryd Hayne's departure for the US, Chief Sports Writer Andrew Webster takes a look back at the player's incredible career.

Socceroos suffer shock Qatar defeat

A solitary goal from Khalfan Ibrahim was enough to condemn the Socceroos to their first ever defeat to Qatar.

Canberra United v Perth Glory

Scenes from the W-League match between Canberra United and Perth Glory.

National Rugby Championship: UC Vikings v NSW Country

Scenes from the clash between the UC Vikings and NSW Country.

Wallabies in 'an absolute mess'

2UE's Garry Linnell and John Stanley discuss the state of the Wallabies after the Kurtley Beale texting episode.

Australia win incredible cricket contest

Pakistan were coasting needing only two runs off the final over in Abu Dhabi, but found a way to lose,