Hughes in criticial condition after being hit in head

Daniel Lane 9:41 AM   Former Test batsman Phil Hughes was fighting for his life on Tuesday night after a short-pitched delivery struck his skull during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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ABC cuts to women's sport 'shameful' 

Lauren Jackson

Jon Tuxworth and David Polkinghorne   Australian Opals star Lauren Jackson has describer teh ABC's move to axe coverage of the WNBL and W-League as a "very dark day for women's sport".

Sio's focus on Brumbies' trials

Scott Sio at Brumbies training.

David Polkinghorne   ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio's focus isn't on next year's Rugby World Cup, it's not even  on the Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium in the opening round of Super Rugby.

Football

Zelic piles pressure on Japan

Ned Zelic returned to Erindale College on Monday for the sport stars of the year awards. Isaac Dean, Georgia Bass and the college's rugby league team took out the top gongs.

David Polkinghorne   Says underdog status helps Socceroos' Asian Cup chances.

Cricket

Carters scores half century against India

Ryan Carters played a lone hand for the Cricket Australia XI against India in Adelaide, scoring 58 in the host's score of 219.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra's Ryan Carters saved the Cricket Australia XI from a complete rout on the opening day of a two-day clash with India.

Herbert wins longest drive ... to Sydney

Successful drive: Lucas Herbert has qualified for the Australian Open.

Michael Chammas   A double bogey on the final hole of the Australian Masters on Sunday cost amateur Lucas Herbert direct qualification into the Australian Open, but an 11-hour drive reignited his dream.

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Hamilton deserves his place among legends

Formula one king: Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his Mercedes team.

Oliver Brown   Lewis Hamilton's achievement in winning Formula One titles with different teams has proved his greatness.

ACT Sport

Uniforms unveiled for the 2015 AFC Asia Cup

Chen Tang, 24, shows off his volunteer uniforms for next year's Asian Cup, and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Scherry Bloul 11:45 PM   Two hundred Canberra volunteers and 1300 nationally have been fitted out for the biggest football tournament to be held in Australia – the AFC Asia Cup which kicks off in January.

Fishing tournament a diplomatic success

Bryan Pratt 5:41 PM   Anglers will be out in force looking for Murray cod when the season reopens on  1 December, after a three-month layoff while the fish were allowed to breed undisturbed.

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Rugby Heaven

Michael Cheika sends support to Phillip Hughes

"We're thinking of the family, I'm not fully aware of what the condition us. Just praying he makes a full recovery as soon as possible. The guys already knew about it": Cheika.

Chris Dutton 10:57 AM   The shockwave that hit Australian cricket on Tuesday has made it all the way to England, with the touring Wallabies sending their well-wishes to Phillip Hughes in the wake of his sickening injury.

Kurtley Beale's fine to fund program for indigenous women

Kurtley Beale.

10:02 AM   The $45,000 fine being paid by Kurtley Beale following a breach of the ARU Code of Conduct will be directed to the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, the Australian Rugby Union announced on Wednesday.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Gorman is the new CEO of the Cronulla Sharks

Lyall Gorman, pictured with FFA chairman Frank Lowy in 2012, is the new CEO of the Sharks.

12:56 PM   The Cronulla Sharks have appointed experienced football administrator Lyall Gorman to be the club's new CEO.

A 'reverse Hayne' for Catalan Dragons

Code breaker: Former American football player Brent Calloway, left, will have a week-long trial with the Perpignan-based Super League outfit.

As Jarryd Hayne continues on his path to the NFL, the Catalans Dragons have nabbed someone going the other way.

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Football

Aguero treble keeps Manchester City in contention

Sergio Aguero

9:40 AM   Manchester City's Sergio Aguero struck a hat-trick, including two late goals, in a 3-2 victory against 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase.

Chelsea brush past Schalke in rout

Old guard: John Terry opened the scoring.

9:12 AM   Chelsea marched into the European Champions League's last-16 as confirmed Group G winners after their emphatic 5-0 win at Schalke.

Cricket

Cricketer Phillip Hughes to undergo brain scans after being hit by bouncer

Phil Hughes

Megan Levy 11:09 AM   Cricketer Phillip Hughes will undergo scans on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injuries he suffered when he was struck in the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Ashes rivalry forgotten in wake of Phillip Hughes injury

Alex Tudor

Michael Vaughan 10:58 AM   Phillip Hughes' tragic accident has united the cricket world and highlights its dangers, writes Michael Vaughan

Racing

Jockey chastised by colleagues over his use of whip

Kevin Forrester on Mujadale.

Patrick Bartley 1:25 PM   A number of leading Victorian jockeys chastised fellow rider Kevin Forrester moments after his win on Mujadale, winner of last Saturday's $200,000 Ballarat Cup, after he was fined $2000 for overuse of the whip.

Racing Results for Monday, November 24

Racing Results for Monday, November 24

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.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.