'Phillip would want them to bat on'

Andrew Wu 10:41 PM   Playing the first Test is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving players.

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Cricket

Dean pays tribute to Hughes

Not forgotten: Phillip Hughes.

Lee Gaskin 7:17 PM   Canberra batsman Jono Dean pays tribute to Phillip Hughes, posting a photo of the former Australian batsman holding his son.

Clarke is hurting as much as anyone

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster   For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.

Outpouring of support for Abbott

NSW fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Adrian Proszenko   The cricket community has rallied to support the other person in the Phillip Hughes tragedy, with social media flooded with well-wishers for fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Test return was a matter of when, not if

Great talent: Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring his second Test century at Durban in 2009.

Jesse Hogan   Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

Best mates' AFL dreams come true

Logan Austin was picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL draft.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra pair Jack Steele and Logan Austin have ended the ACT's five-year AFL draft drought.

Larkham open to Wallabies role at World Cup

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he's "open" to playing a role for the Australian Wallabies.

ACT Sport

Australian Football

Eastlake sign former Adelaide Crows rookie Dowdell

Jon Tuxworth 2:16 PM   Eastlake has continued to bolster its North-East Australian Football League squad by signing former Adelaide Crows rookie Ben Dowdell for the next two seasons. The 26-year-old ruckman played four seasons of basketball in the US NCAA system before he was signed by the Crows in 2012 but was delisted in October last year. The Nowra product spent two seasons playing in the SANFL with South Adelaide and Central Districts, before winning the best and fairest with Hamley Bridge this year.  "It's a fantastic opportunity to get back into state league footy and at the same time return closer to my family," Dowdell said. Demons coach Ben Waite said Dowdell's exposure to top-level professionalism will be a welcome asset. "Ben's experience within the professional sporting environments of the AFL and American college systems is a real asset to the group and we're really looking forward to him joining," he said. 

Hockey

World Cup spots on the line at hockey titles

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Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Players from the ACT men's and women's teams are aiming to book their World Cup spots at this week's national indoor hockey championships in Canberra.

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Rugby Heaven

Burgess makes rugby debut for Bath

Sam Burgess played in the centres for Bath.

Julian Drape 9:09 AM   Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has made his much-anticipated rugby debut for English side Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.

Pair banned for homophobic referee abuse

Rugby referee Nigel Owens.

8:07 AM   Two people have been banned from Twickenham for two years after being found to have aimed homophobic abuse at referee Nigel Owens, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced on Friday.

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League HQ

Burgess makes rugby debut for Bath

Sam Burgess played in the centres for Bath.

Julian Drape 9:09 AM   Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has made his much-anticipated rugby debut for English side Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse 6:01 PM   Former Knights player Zane Tetevano’s future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.

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Football

Real Madrid drops cross from logo

The Real Madrid logo.

Ishaan Tharoor 2:28 PM   Spanish soccer heavyweight Real Madrid dropped the Christian cross affixed at the top of its official crest after signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Rodgers' remains positive

FEELING THE HEAT: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his job could be under threat after his side slipped to a third consecutive EPL.

2:06 PM   Coach Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool players to kick-start the club's spluttering English Premier League campaign on Saturday against Stoke.

Cricket

Black armbands and tears: Under 11s remember Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes tribute

Tim Barlass 1:10 PM   The Under 11 team have made black arm bands overnight and now 20 junior size bats are lined up next to the crease for the Saturday match in the Phillip Hughes division.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott puts bat out at Kirribilli House, pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes died on Thursday after being struck by a cricket ball.

Sophia Phan 12:37 PM   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has placed a cricket bat outside Kirribilli House in memory of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who passed away on Thursday.

Racing

Racing Results for Friday, November 29

12:44 AM   Racing Results for Friday, November 29

Beautide on verge of greatness

Firming: Miracle Mile favourite Beautide takes out the Inter Dominion in March.

Chris Roots 10:29 PM   What a difference a year has made for Beautide.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

Tributes from prime ministers past and present, team mates, cricket legends for Phillip Hughes.

Hughes family: 'We are devastated'

Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke reads a statement on behalf of the Hughes family.

Phillip Hughes' life in pictures

A look back at the short but remarkable life of Phillip Hughes.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.