Australia vs NZ Cricket Live: First Test - Day One

Ronny Lerner 4:19 PM   Kiwis skittled early on day one, but Australia loses early wickets too in the battle for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

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England player sacked over child sex 

Adam Johnson and girlfriend Stacey Flounders arrive at court in Bradford on Thursday.

7:34 AM   English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences.

Pocock in 2016 can be best yet: Larkham

David Pocock.

Chris Dutton 8:03 PM   ACT Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham says superstar flanker David Pocock can get even better.

Kyrgios 'huge' in Aussies winning Davis Cup

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  Nick Kyrgios (L)  and Lleyton Hewitt (R)  talk in between points during the FAST4Tennis ...

David Polkinghorne 7:08 PM   Former Davis Cup captain sees Kyrgios' relationship with Lleyton Hewitt evolving to play a role in Canberran's future set-up.

Lighter Speight ready for Super comeback

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Henry Speight will tread the fine line of carrying a lighter frame for his journey to Rio without sacrificing power.

Papalii disappointed with youngsters

Josh Papalii was disappointed in the actions of Queensland's banned young brigade.

Zac Lowe 8:10 PM   Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.

Wanderers demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett 6:37 PM   Wanderers  chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.

FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Rebel league an option in Canberra

FFA technical director Eric Abrams met with Canberra's NPL presidents to hear their concerns on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne 8:11 PM   A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.

Clarke backs away from talk of Aussie return

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, right.

5:39 PM   Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.

Jackson to fight on to keep Rio dream alive

Lauren Jackson is desperate to win Olympic gold.

Chris Dutton 8:12 PM   Lauren Jackson won't give up on her Rio dreams until doctors tell her it's physically impossible for her to play.

Cricket

Australia dominate New Zealand in first Test

Steve Smith blazes away on the on side.

Andrew Wu 4:32 PM   New Zealand's plans to exploit Australia's frailties on a made-to-order green top spectacularly backfired in a frenetic start to the Trans Tasman series dominated by Steve Smith's men.

Quick-thinking Khawaja's catch of the day

Khawaja flicks the ball up with one eye on the boundary.

3:21 PM   Usman Khawaja's fingertip control on the boundary was the pick of 10 first innings catches by the Australians that sent the Kiwis packing for 183.

Soccer

Fletcher, Trewin think big for the future

Kai Trewin,14, and James Fletcher, 15, have been selected into the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Zac Lowe 3:54 PM   They may only be starting their careers, but Canberra kids James Fletcher and Tai Trewin are thinking big when it comes to future ambitions.

Wanderers prepared to ban RBB

Not happy: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas addresses the media in response to the FFA's sanction and $50,000 ...

Sebastian Hassett 3:34 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making trouble in the stands.

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League HQ

Moylan ready to play in halves and put ankle to test

Big load: Rising Penrith star Matt Moylan will have a lot on his shoulders this season.

Michael Carayannis 4:21 PM   Adding the captaincy would be enough to have any young player doubting themselves.

Set of Six: Will the All Stars be back?

Cameron McInnes of the Rabbitohs will start at hooker against St George Illawarra.

Michael Carayannis 2:43 PM   The talking points around this weekend's matches.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Anae has Wallabies in his sights as he chases Brumbies jersey

Albert Anae, right, isn't horsing around when he says playing for the Wallabies is one of his goals.

Chris Dutton 2:41 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

AFL

Bombers get support from rival coach

Even the young Bulldogs, the skinny kids, play to the utterly audacious plan Luke Beveridge (above) brought to the club ...

Staff reporters 9:07 PM   Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has come out in strong support of the Essendon 34 and in particular Dyson Heppell, describing him as the player he most feels for.

Vince says anything is possible in 2016

Happy Demon: Bernie Vince is feeling upbeat about the season ahead with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane 6:36 PM   The optimism at Melbourne is palpable. Almost to a man, the players are testifying to it.

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ACT Sport

Rally cars set to hit the streets of Canberra

Rally drivers Harry Bates from Neal Bates Motorsport, Adrian Coppin from Team Doma Hotels and Neal Bates from Neal Bates ...

Zac Lowe 4:45 PM   The National Capital Rally will literally stray from the beaten track when it heads to Canberra in May.

Fletcher, Trewin think big for the future

Kai Trewin,14, and James Fletcher, 15, have been selected into the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Zac Lowe 3:54 PM   They may only be starting their careers, but Canberra kids James Fletcher and Tai Trewin are thinking big when it comes to future ambitions.

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Horse Racing

No superstars but Orr's competitiveness heralds riveting summer carnival

Glenn Boss riding Lucky Hussler reacts after winning  the  William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last March.

Michael Lynch 3:47 PM   Champion racehorses are always an asset to the game.

Muscled-up Rich Enuff ready to return to the winners' circle

Rich Enuff's breeding is full of colonial sprinters.

Chris Roots 2:59 PM   Peter and Paul Snowden have been charged with finding the potential from Rich Enuff, which had him rated the best three-year-old in the country in the spring of 2014, only to fall at group 1 level.

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Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Rangers

The Capitals lost their 21st match in a row against Dandenong.

Hutchison scores golden try for Aussies

Teenager Henry Hutchison has scored the try of his life.

Johnson steps up a gear against Broncos

The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.

Leicester dominate Manchester City 3-1

Leicester can't really win the Premier League, can they?