Smith and  wagging tail turn match on its head

Chloe Saltau 8:56 PM   The destructive batsman in Mitchell Johnson was unleashed but India have mounted yet another fightback in the second Test.

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Hazlewood can join 200-club, says McGrath

Josh Hazlewood

Andrew Wu   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   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   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.

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Cricket

MacDonald doesn't fall far from the tree

Wests cricketer, Blake MacDonald, with his father, former
district cricket all rounder, Darryle MacDonald, at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   Promising opening batsman Blake MacDonald is following in the footsteps of his dad Darryle, a former Canberra Comets all-rounder and life member of Wests/UC.

Turning back on marquee players is madness

Chris Wilson 8:08 PM   Putting a cap of marquee on import players would be professional suicide for the ACT Brumbies.

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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 9:43 PM   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.

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.

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League HQ

Croker has Campese's confidence as captain

New Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker.

Chris Wilson 9:42 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.

Croker appointed Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 9:42 PM   The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Football

Arnold looking for tough signings to combat physicality

Enforcer: Graham Arnold has decisions to make on recruits.

Dominic Bossi 8:01 PM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is looking to sign tougher, stronger and more physical players in the January transfer window as a result of the bruising nature of A-League football. 

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

Cameo: Robert Koren will play some minutes for City against Victory.

Michael Lynch 7:14 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 Big Bash: Sixers v Renegades

Dwayne Bravo hit a couple of big sixes off Doug Bollinger as the Renegades bat against the Sixers

Matthew Elkerton 9:59 PM   Sydney gets it's first look at the Big Bash as the Sydney Sixers take on the Melbourne Renegades at the SCG tonight. Follow all the action with our live coverage.

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Tail that refused to stop wagging seizes the momentum

Malcolm Knox dinkus

Malcolm Knox 9:29 PM   When tailenders come out to bat, the cricket often becomes a step removed from the lunch-time entertainment. A bit of cheek, a touch of the carnivalesque, even some slapstick accidental shots before the real contest resumes.

Racing

Cuddles all round when Kristy Lee lands the prize

Max Presnell

Max Presnell 7:31 PM   Kristy Lee in the Ranvet Handicap at Rosehill Gardens could come into the category of ‘‘cuddle one for Christmas’’.

Broadcasting dispute to hit racing in pocket

Blackout: the scene that has greeted many pub-goers wanting to view NSW and Victoria races as the Sky-TVN dispute rumbles on.

Adam Pengilly 6:04 PM   Racing's bitter television rights war will result in almost 1000 pubs and clubs Australia wide going without vision from NSW and Victorian race meetings on Saturday as the industry braces itself for the crippling effect on turnover.

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.