Diamonds aim to maintaining record-winning streak

David Polkinghorne   Australian Diamonds acting captain Kimberlee Green is confident this Aussie side can break a 20-year-old record and more than double their current winning streak in the process.

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Wallabies mess 'un-Australian': Eddie Jones

"He [Cheika] is going to have one of the hardest jobs in the world": Eddie Jones.

10:05 AM   Former Wallabies mentor Eddie Jones says it's "un-Australian" the national team are still without a coach, some 48 hours before they're due to fly to Europe.

Larkham knocks back Wallabies

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is staying put.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has knocked back an approach to join Michael Cheika's Wallabies to concentrate on winning a Super Rugby title in Canberra.

Cheika, ARU fail to reach agreement 

Calling the shots: Michael Cheika addresses the Waratahs this year.

Rupert Guinness 11:56 AM   Negotiations between Michael Cheika and the Australian Rugby Union have stalled over the amount of autonomy the incoming Waratahs coach will have in the job.

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Sharks circle Barba in hunt to replace Carney

Hot property: Broncos playmaker Ben Barba.

Adrian Proszenko 11:30 PM   Cronulla are in negotiations to sign Ben Barba as a replacement for sacked superstar Todd Carney.

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Boyd's big shoulders carry big expectations

Tom Boyd runs through drills at a junior clinic at Williamstown North Primary.

Matt Murnane 6:09 PM   If there is one thing Tom Boyd will need more than anything else in the coming years it is an unflinching faith in his own ability.

Bowman gives McDonald leg up on Criterion

Suspended jockey to miss out on Cox Plate ride: Hugh Bowman.

Chris Roots 4:53 PM   David Payne's regard for Hugh Bowman has increased after the suspended jockey put the trainer's Cox Plate hopes above his own at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning.

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Cricket

Perry dominates as captain after knee injury

Australian captain, Ellyse Perry, fielding.

Chris Dutton   Dual international Ellyse Perry says she has no immediate ambitions to take on a captaincy role in either cricket or soccer despite taking the leadership reins on Tuesday for the first time since junior sport.

Basketball

Bishop goes to Bendigo to stamp her authority

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton   The Canberra Capitals are intent on ending a three-year hoodoo against the Bendigo Spirit to "make a statement" about their WNBL championship credentials.

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Cheika unveiled as Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika.

1:45 PM   Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has vowed to unite the states behind the Australian team after being announced on Wednesday as the new Wallabies coach.

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Wallabies head coach announcement

Australia's worst kept-secret: Michael Cheika is set to be announced as Wallabies head coach.

Richard Shute 1:44 PM   Live coverage of the Wallabies head coach announcement from Australian Rugby Union HQ in Sydney.

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League HQ

Samoa coach 'disappointed' with players after boozy night out

In trouble ... Reni Maitua during a Bulldogs training session this season.

Michael Carayannis 11:40 AM   Samoan coach Matt Parish has backed his trio of stood down players to return to the squad despite being left "very disappointed" with their boozy night out.

Mansour selected for Test debut, but teammate Watene-Zelezniak sidelined by injury

Josh Mansour.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   A broken foot is expected to rob Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of a Test debut but Penrith teammate Josh Mansour has capped a remarkable rise by being picked on the flank for the Kangaroos.

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Soccer

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe learning from A-League season

Josh Risdon is the first casualty of the Perth Glory's busy start to the season.

Brad Elborough 3:48 PM   Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says the busy start of the A-League season has provided a massive learning curve for him.

Perth Glory looks to Joondalup for new training base

Andy Keogh and the Perth Glory could be headed for a new northern home.

Brad Elborough 2:44 PM   The Perth Glory is the latest WA-based national sporting team to look to the suburbs for its new base.

Cricket

Marsh, O'Keefe to make Test debuts

Mitch Marsh receives his baggy green from his father Geoff.

4:27 PM   Former Test vice-captain Geoff Marsh has presented his son Mitchell with his baggy green cap on debut for Australia's first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

Windies seek crisis meeting with India

2:08 PM   West Indies Cricket Board directors want to meet with their Indian counterparts in a bid to limit the consequences of the Caribbean side abandoning its tour of India.

Racing

Rawiller hopes it's his turn on jockey merry-go-round

Adam Pengilly 4:29 PM   Half a world away, even Nash Rawiller can only chuckle at the irony.

Payne lines up Zanbagh at Geelong but with a tinge of sadness

Payne to fly the flag for Walter: Patrick Pyne.

Chris Roots 5:58 PM   Spinning Hill, Tie The Knot and now Zanbagh have brought Patrick Payne, Guy Walter and the Tait family together, later in the circumstances no one would want.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

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.

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.