Why Henry's fro has gotta go

David Polkinghorne 7:07 PM   The Fijian flyer wants to raise money for child cancer suffererh.

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Union

Walker urges ARU not to push Beale to NRL

Andrew Walker shows his skill during the inaugural Buroinjin Challenge.

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   Walker thinks Beale has been left high and dry before his ARU tribunal.

Racing

Cox Plate would make Criterion greatest Opal winner

Glyn Schofield, right, on Criterion edges out Kerrin McEvoy, left, on Sidestep to win the 2013 Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne 10:38 PM   Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if  Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m).

Meteors plan to shower Lanning with aggression

Australian Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning will lead Victoria against the ACT Meteors at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin 5:53 PM   New Zealand international Nicola Browne will attempt to unsettle Australian captain Meg Lanning with a combination of verbal and short pitch bowling in their women's T20 game in Canberra on Friday.

Paul Gallen abuses NRL on Twitter

Paul Gallen missed three games for Cronulla and the Four Nations Tournament due to the ASADA investigation.

Chris Barrett 8:09 PM   Paul Gallen has left little doubt about his thoughts on Dave Smith's NRL management by taking a swipe at League Central following the sacking of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.

Jono Dean out of orbit with Comets

ACT Comets captain Jono Dean has been dropped for Monday's game against Queensland

Lee Gaskin 4:43 PM   ACT Comets captain Jono Dean has been dropped for the opening round Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval.

Tennis

Kyrgios among Newcombe Medal nominees

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has had an outstanding year in 2014.

Linda Pearce 5:55 PM   Nick Kyrgios' rise to the top of Australian tennis could extend into awards season with the teenager nominated for his first Newcombe Medal

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Basketball

Cosier on track for WNBL return, as is Jackson

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth 6:04 PM   Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".

Worth tipped to break into W-League

Georgina Worth has made the Young Matildas squad.

Gracia Mbale 10:00 PM   Canberra goalkeeper Georgina Worth is training with the Young Matildas soccer squad, but her aspirations don't stop there.

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Rugby Heaven

Israel Folau wins John Eales Medal

Proud Wallaby: Israel Folau with the John Eales Medal at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Thursday night.

Stephen Samuelson 11:14 PM   Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has capped his code transformation after being awarded the peer-voted John Eales Medal as Australian rugby's best player on Thursday night.

Forgotten man Gill back for NRC finals

Back in play: Gill last played for the Wallabies during the 2013 spring tour.

7:08 PM   Forgotten Wallaby Liam Gill will bolster a highly physical Brisbane City pack aiming for a Gosford ambush in Friday night's NRC semi-final against NSW Country.

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League HQ

NRL not concerned about Cronulla's lack of a chief executive ... this time

Steve Noyce.

Brad Walter 8:29 PM   NRL officials are confident Cronulla are not risking the same governance issues some blame for failing to detect the supplements program that resulted in 12 players receiving doping bans and coach Shane Flanagan being suspended.

Packer not just a fan, he wants to make money

James Packer.

Chris Barrett 10:00 PM   New South Sydney co-owner James Packer says it is not just friendship and sentimentality behind his decision to buy into the NRL premiers; he believes he can make a dollar out of his latest investment as well.

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Football

Arnold tells FFA to dump review panel

"We've been punished twice for it and I think it's time we looked at who is on the match review panel board:" Arnold.

Sebastian Hassett 9:41 PM   Fresh from being denied Nikola Petkovic's services for Friday night's FFA Cup match against Brisbane Roar, Graham Arnold had a message for the match review panel: you've had your time, now get out.

Parramatta unlikely venue for more ACL matches

Spiritual home: Labinot Haliti salutes the crowd at Pirtek Stadium in March this year.

Michael Cockerill 10:00 PM   The biggest match of any code ever hosted by Pirtek Stadium might also be the last Asian Champions League match played at Parramatta.

Cricket

Ahmed's century leaves Australia in trouble

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan celebrates after reaching the milestone.

Andrew Wu 9:56 PM   Australia have little margin for error if they are to avoid a shock Test defeat after their spin twins were mauled by Pakistan on a forgettable day for Michael Clarke's weary side.

Watson in, Khawaja out of key Cup match

On the front foot: Shane Watson lashes out while playing for Sutherland against St George on the weekend.

Pete Smith 7:09 PM   Holders Queensland are hit hard by the loss of top run-scorer Usman Khawaja while Test all-rounder Shane Watson makes a timely return for NSW in Friday's interstate one-day Cup preliminary final.

Racing

Racing Results for Thursday, October 23

10:56 PM   Racing Results for Thursday, October 23

Cox Plate would make Criterion greatest Opal winner

Glyn Schofield, right, on Criterion edges out Kerrin McEvoy, left, on Sidestep to win the 2013 Black Opal Stakes.

David Polkinghorne 10:38 PM   Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if  Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m).

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

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.