Captain's knock needed from Smith

Chloe Saltau 7:13 PM   With Australia in need of a captain's knock, Steve Smith is manning the barricades.

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Hazlewood can join 200-club, says McGrath

Josh Hazlewood

Andrew Wu 10:00 PM   Glenn McGrath says Josh Hazlewood will have no problems joining Australia's exclusive 200-wicket club after a sensational start to his Test career.

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Brumbies aim for title after making cuts

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton 6:45 PM   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has cut $100,000 from his budget but insists it won't affect the high-performance program's bid for Super Rugby success.

Basketball

Back to the future as Jackson makes comeback

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Chris Dutton   Champion basketballer Lauren Jackson will play her first game in 11 months as Kristen Veal celebrates her 350th game on Friday night.

Cycling

Powell makes it magnificent seven at champs

Sue Powell

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   Canberra cyclist Sue Powell claimed a remarkable seventh straight C4 national time trial title at the para-cycling Track National Championships at the Melbourne velodrome on Thursday.

Soccer

Sykes soaring towards second W-League title

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes can cap off a terrific season with a W-League championship and selection in the Matildas squad.

Baseball

Cavalry pitcher gets All Star win

Tristan Crawford of the Canberra Cavalry whips one in from the pitchers mound.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tristan Crawford is in top form for this weekend's series against the Brisbane Bandits, picking up the win in the Australian Baseball League All Star game.

ACT Sport

Kyrgios ready to take next step

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton 3:32 PM   Nick Kyrgios is out to prove he is no one-match wonder when the Australian summer of tennis begins.

Australian Football

AFL Canberra competition undergoes revamp

Eastlake and Ainslie will field teams in the AFL Canberra first-grade competition.

Lee Gaskin 3:25 PM   The AFL Canberra competition has been restructured featuring six teams following changes to the North East Australian Football League.

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Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

Brumbies

Chris Dutton   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

Horwill joins Ashley-Cooper in departure lounge

England bound: Queensland Reds forward James Horwill speaks to the media at Ballymore Stadium announcing he has signed a three-year deal for after the 2015 Rugby World Cup with English Rugby club Harlequins.

Veteran Wallabies James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper have announced they will depart Australian rugby after the 2015 World Cup.

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League HQ

Croker has Campese's confidence as captain

New Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker.

Chris Wilson 5:14 PM   Departing Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese has endorsed good mate Jarrod Croker as the club's new skipper, encouraging him to lead with confidence despite being the youngest captain in the club's history.

Vaughan, Wighton selected in NSW emerging squad

Jon Tuxworth 3:46 PM   Young Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has taken a first major step toward his desire for higher representative honours after he was named in the NSW Emerging Squad for the first time on Friday. 

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Football

Van 't Schip, Muscat trade derby gibes

John van't Schip: "We know that Victory is a good team, but they're also having their issues."

2:16 PM   If the verbal barbs are as good as the on-field action, Saturday night's Melbourne derby on Saturday will be a ripper.

Koren finally set for derby debut as City seek to end Victory streak

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Michael Lynch 12:39 PM   Melbourne City is finally set to unleash its overseas marquee player Robert Koren on the A-League _ and he could not have chosen a more high profile game than Saturday night's derby against Melbourne Victory to try to make an impression.

Cricket

Live: Australia v India, second Test, day three

Steve Smith bats on day two.

Rohan Connolly and Scott Spits 6:25 PM   Join Rohan Connolly for all the action on day three at the Gabba.

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Stars drop Rose after Strikers shocker

The Stars walk off Adelaide Oval after their loss to the Strikers.

Daniel Cherny 4:54 PM   The Melbourne Stars have resisted the temptation for wholesale change, making just one changed before their Big Bash League clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG on Saturday.

Racing

Racing rights row drags on as plea for horses on television is rejected

Patrick Bartley 5:45 PM   Racing broadcaster TVN has been asked to give the green light to a plea by publicans for NSW and Victorian races to be delivered into hotels across Australia from Saturday.

Fires survived, Dabernig, Hayes now battle for a place in Millions for Miss Idyllic

Adam Pengilly 4:58 PM   Tom Dabernig reckons he and training partner David Hayes were on the "lucky side". And that was with 300 acres burnt to a crisp.

Regional Twenty20 Final at Manuka Oval

The North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles take on the Queanbeyan Blue Bags in the The Konica Cup Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Capitals vs Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals take on the Townsville Fire at AIS Arena in Bruce in the WNBL.

Canberra Cavalry vs Melbourne Aces

Canberra Cavalry take on Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark in the ABL.

Geoff Lawson praises Sean Abbott

Blues bowling coach Geoff Lawson opens up about the Phillip Hughes tragedy and how state and national team players have coped.

A global snapshot of sport - December 10

A look at the best in sports photos from around the world.

W-League: Canberra United vs Perth Glory

Canberra United take on Perth Glory at Viking Park, Erindale.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Melbourne Boomers

The Canberra Capitals take on the Melbourne Boomers at Southern Cross Stadium, Canberra

Walk on Walk Strong charity event

Henry Speight loses the Afro at Westfield Belconnen for the charity Walk on Walk Strong which helps kids with cancer.

Australian Schools Championships finals at Southern Cross Stadium.

School basketball teams face off at Southern Cross Stadium on December 5th for the Australian Schools Championship.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

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