Who is ready to rule the one-day world?

Dean Jones 8:50 PM   Finally we are about to find out who is the best one-day team in the world.

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Pup's hackles rise at claims style is redundant

"I think I'm doing all right. I think my record is pretty good up against anybody in the world. I think my record holds its place": Clarke.

Andrew Wu 9:28 PM   The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

Croker holds no grudges as he faces Ferguson

Jarrod Croker and Blake Ferguson celebrate a try as Raiders teammates in 2011.

Jon Tuxworth 5:42 PM   Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker would much prefer to watch Blake Ferguson wreak havoc for the Raiders this Sunday than be the man charged with stopping him. 

Raiders hitman keen to prove a point

Frank-Paul Nu'uausala during his days at the Roosters.

Jon Tuxworth 5:00 PM   Frank-Paul Nu'uausala openly admits he never wanted to leave the Roosters, but wants to prove they made a mistake showing him the door when he faces his old teammates on Sunday. 

Kyrgios puts in body work to build career

Nick Kyrgios is ready to build a robust body to withstand the pressure of the professional tour.

Chris Dutton 10:45 PM   Nick Kyrgios admits he's still trying to "find the right load" for his body, but is confident he has laid the strength and fitness foundation to ensure he can push through growing pains.

Athletics

Breen relaxed chasing Australian title

Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen will go head to head in the women's 100m at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   National record holder Melissa Breen must overcome sprint queen Sally Pearson and public expectations to win her first Australian title in three years.

Pocock the invisible man

Standing up: David Pocock of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton 6:27 PM   Imagine if David Pocock was invisible. He'd be able to pinch the ball the breakdown without being penalised and people would be able to see what the real issue was this week - a homophobic slur.

Howlett takes trifecta with Brazen Beau

Racehorse breeder Bernie Howlett has bred one of the world's best sprinters on his Hall property.

David Polkinghorne 3:46 PM   A group 1 jockey, a group 1 trainer and now Bernie Howlett is a group 1 breeder. He could also have Australia's next sprinting star frolicking about in his paddocks soon.

League HQ

Dragons 'cats' hope to have final say in stoush with Willie Mason

Set for close attention: Willie Mason during his days at the KNights.

Adrian Proszenko, Mitch Jennings 11:12 PM   The last time Willie Mason took on the Dragons pack, the whole world was in on the joke.

How the Super League war changed the game

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 11:08 PM   Were the innovations introduced during the Super League war good or bad for the code?

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Rebels fail to capitalise on possession

Caught: Rebel Mitch Inman is tackled by Motu Matu'u in the loss to the Hurricanes.

Toby Robson 9:59 PM   It wasn’t quite the celebration the Hurricanes envisioned in front of their home crowd, but when you’ve won six straight the spectacle can be forgiven.

Royals and Whites put off-field dramas aside for grudge match

Soakai Tai in action for Royals in 2013.

Chris Dutton 6:14 PM   Royals will delay a decision on whether to pursue action against Soakai Tai until after their clash against the club's former club in a local rugby grudge match against the Queanbeyan Whites on Saturday.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Finch never panicked during slump

Aaron Finch.

Daniel Cherny 11:14 PM   Aaron Finch says he never panicked during his lean spell in the middle of the World Cup, but was nevertheless pleased to again contribute strongly to the team’s cause.

Whitney finally gives in to Richard Hadlee

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu 10:01 PM   Just because the trans-Tasman rivals are playing for cricket's biggest prize does not mean Australia cannot show their neighbours across the ditch a bit of love.

AFL

Are the Swans still true 'Bloods'?

Lance Franklin, Ted Richards and Adam Goodes walk off dejected after the grand final in 2014.

Garry Lyon 10:08 PM   Was last year's grand final the first sign that the trademark Sydney game style is on the wane and that the environment of inclusiveness and selflessness has altered?

Hocking returns to officially make Scarlett a legend

Garry Hocking.

Peter Hanlon 7:59 PM   Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite

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Soccer

Finkler magic relieves Muscat tension

Mariners goalkeeper Liam Reddy is beaten by a shot from Gui Finkler of the Victory (not in picture).

Michael Lynch 11:08 PM   Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat admitted that it wasn't pretty, but was happy to take the three points courtesy of two "magical" Gui Finkler goals that brought his side a 2-1 win over a well organised and highly competitive Central Coast Mariners.

Victory wear down stubborn Mariners

Gui Finkler of the Victory puts his team level with the Mariners on Friday.

Michael Lynch 10:48 PM   Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat insisted during the week leading up to his side's clash with Central Coast Mariners that there were many twists and turns left in the five-cornered fight for the Premiers Plate.

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ACT Sport

Brumbies Smith twins become Australian citizens

Identical twins Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith have formed a tag-team combination on the Brumbies' bench.

Chris Dutton 10:39 PM   They're new Australian citizens with Wallabies ambitions and Ruan and Jean-Pierre Smith dream of getting a chance to take their tag-team front-row act into the international arena.

Stamina to be put to test at Mont 24-hour mountain bike race

Zac Barber in action during the mountain bike leg of the Nelson Tri Club event at Rabbit Island, Nelson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:53 PM   Stamina and endurance will be put to the test when competitors compete in the Mont 24-hour Mountain Bike Race at Kowen Forest, the largest even of its kind in the country. 

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Horse Racing

TV exposé puts whip use under the spotlight

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 11:16 PM   Whip abuse – if not pacemakers – will be under the microscope for today’s BMW at Rosehill Gardens, a race featuring the Japanese ace To The World.

Jockey hurt in race fall

Generic horse racing.

Patrick Bartley 11:10 PM   Jockey Jack Hill was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital on Friday afternoon after a heavy fall at a meeting at Donald.

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Waratahs vs the Brumbies

Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Douglas Cup final

Douglas Cup final at Kippax Oval between Weston Creek/Molonglo and Wests/UC.

Raiders sunk by Dragons in cliffhanger

The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.

John Dent Cup

Wests and the Canberra Royals face off in round one of the John Dent Cup.

First grade hockey

Old Canberrans and United clash at the ACT Hockey Centre in Lyneham.

ACT first grade cricket

The final of ACT first grade cricket final between Wests/UC and Weston Creek/Molonglo at Kippax Oval.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand steamroll the West Indies at Wellington to book a berth in the World Cup semi-finals.

Waratahs take on galloping Brumbies

Wallabies coaches go head-to-head in Sunday rugby blockbuster.

India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

A wonderful century from opener Rohit Sharma propels India to a strong total of 302.