Aussies secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Johnson

Chloe Saltau 9:28 PM   They made hard work of the run chase, but Australia defeated India by four wickets in the Brisbane Test after a wrecking-ball performance from Mitchell Johnson.

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Burns the proactive choice  

Joe Burns

Chloe Saltau 4:47 PM   From the list of players who could have replaced Mitchell Marsh for the Boxing Day Test, none screamed, "Pick me!", but Joe Burns has a chance to fill the void in Australian batting towards next year's Ashes and beyond.

Ferguson has 'served his time': Stuart

Cleared to return to the NRL, Blake Ferguson.

Chris Wilson, Michael Carayannis 8:00 PM   Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart stands by the club's "courageous decision" to sack Blake Ferguson, but says the troubled star has "served his time" and predicted he could return to the NRL better than ever in 2015.

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Soliola models himself on Raiders legend Wiki

Canberra Raiders recruit Sia Soliola

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   He idolised Ruben Wiki, now Sia Soliola is modelling himself on the Raiders legend as he returns to the NRL with Canberra.

India unhappy with umpiring howlers

Caught and bowled: Josh Hazlewood celebrates the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 in Brisbane on Saturday.

Andrew Wu 8:03 PM   India remains unwavering in their stubborn resistance to the use of the Decision Review System but believe they are on the wrong end of several 50-50 umpiring calls this series.

United's magnificent seven aim for second title

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

Ita Vaea, back training with the Brumbies after a life-threatening heart condition.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career.

ACT Sport

Baseball

Cavalry hopes ''common sense prevails'' in ABL win protest

Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails".

Jon Tuxworth 7:25 PM   Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails" after the Brisbane Bandits officially protested against Cavalry's 11-4 win on Friday night due to a potential breach of import player rules. 

Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg kisses the W-League trophy.

Lee Gaskin 7:19 PM   Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Syndey on Friday.

Darren Walton 6:43 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

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League HQ

No green to be seen as Fergo and Waerea-Hargreaves train with the Roosters in Canberra

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves meets Roosters fans in Canberra on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:49 PM   Canberra Raiders fans could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmases had come at once when they hear Blake Ferguson and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are training in the capital.

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Syndey on Friday.

Darren Walton 6:43 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

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Football

Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg kisses the W-League trophy.

Lee Gaskin 7:19 PM   Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

Troisi wants to be the perfect 10

Michael Lynch 6:02 PM   Mark Bresciano and Tim Cahill have nothing to prove.

Cricket

Live BBL: Thunder v Heat

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will line up for the Sydney Thunder against the Brisbane Heat tonight

Matthew Elkerton 7:35 PM   The Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat in Sunday night Big Bash action. Join us for the live coverage from 7:00pm.

Haddin needs to make runs: Lehmann

Andrew Wu 6:29 PM   Brad Haddin's leadership and form with the gloves have been deemed more important than his form with the bat, but coach Darren Lehmann has said the wicketkeeper's alarming batting slump must end.

Racing

Collett back in time to add Muscle

Talent: Glyn Schofield rides Ball Of Muscle during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick.

Adam Pengilly 6:25 PM   He is already familiar with the family's star sibling and Jason Collett has pledged to make the mercy dash back from New Zealand to continue the younger brother's rise in the Canterbury Classic.

Dispute needs a speedy resolution

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell 6:19 PM   Finally the clubs, under the TVN team, hold the whip hand over Sky Channel regarding the telecast of prime races.

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.