Clarke re-injuring hamstring 'biggest fear'

Andrew Wu 6:23 PM   Australia have averted one nightmare scenario with Michael Clarke though the spectre of another alarming prospect will hang over the hamstrung captain upon his return.

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Kyrgios to establish London base


Linda Pearce   Australian Nick Kyrgios will set up his northern hemisphere training base in London.

TV cuts would be devastating, says Graf


Lee Gaskin and Chris Wilson 6:17 PM   Canberra United and Canberra Capitals players on possible cuts to coverage of women's sport with the budget cuts at the ABC.

Raiders hold on to hookers

The Sydney Roosters made a play at hooker Glen Buttriss.

Chris Wilson 10:20 PM   Canberra has turned down an approach from the Sydney Roosters to release Glen Buttriss or Matt McIlwrick, with Raiders coach Ricky Stuart determined to promote competition.

Bowditch 'skanks' out a share of lead

Steven Bowditch

Matt Murnane 6:50 PM   Steven Bowditch didn't know whether "skanking" his way around Metropiltan Golf Course, in brutal conditions, finish tied for the lead on the opening day of the Australian Masters was a good sign.

Mr Cricket to lead PM's XI against England

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces that Michael Hussey will captain the Prime Minister's XI in January.

Lee Gaskin 2:54 PM   Australian batting great Michael Hussey on his announcement as captain of the PM's XI against England at Manuka Oval on January 14.

Fiji connection to spark try-scoring spree

Standout player: Tevita Kuridrani has cemented his spot.

Chris Dutton 9:58 AM   It's the Fijian connection and Tevita Kuridrani hopes the chance to play alongside Henry Speight in Wallabies gold can spark an avalanche of tries with the prize to be a bowl of kava.

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Breen calls for equal Stawell opportunity

Melissa Breen and Lauren Wells

David Polkinghorne 9:43 PM   Can Australia's fastest woman win her second Queanbeyan Gift?


Canberra FC brings in big guns for NPL charge

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Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   Canberra FC is aiming to return to the top of the Capital Football National Premier League after signing four players for next season.


Rugby Heaven

Beale not cheating the system: Cheika

Direct: Australian coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 9:57 AM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has defended his decision to select Kurtley Beale on the bench for the clash against Ireland, saying no one is trying to “cheat the system” after a controversial month.

Concussion forces tackling change from Toomua

Matt Toomua

Chris Dutton 9:26 AM   Back to back concussions have forced Matt Toomua to change his tackling technique, but the recalled Wallabies centre insists he will not shy away from physical contact in his Test return.


League HQ

Dank won't front AFL before Hird court ruling

Roy Masters 11:55 AM   Any appearance by sports scientist, Stephen Dank, before an AFL convened drugs tribunal will have to wait until after the outcome of James Hird's appeal to the Full Federal Court.

Cullen steps down after report admits failings

Bowing out: Bruno Cullen.

Roy Masters 9:50 PM   Long-term Brisbane Broncos servant Bruno Cullen stepped down as chairman of the club's Red Hill leagues club at Thursday night's annual general meeting.



Closure of NSL a factor in Socceroos' current struggles

Michael Lynch 12:44 PM   Australia's performance on Tuesday night, when the Socceroos were more than competitive for a half before finally succumbing to Japan 2-1, shows the national team still has ground to make up if it is to see off the continent's best when Australia stages the Asian Cup in January.

FIFA to review World Cup report

Michael Garcia (left) and Joachim Eckert in 2012.

11:25 AM   FIFA will freshly review an investigation into bidding for soccer's 2018 and 2022 World Cups, widening access to a corruption report by a former US prosecutor.


Dubai Test hangs precariously

Plotting: The Black Caps will need something special on the fifth day against Pakistan to snatch a rare away test win.

7:58 AM   Black Caps believe they can snatch a win over Pakistan after ending day four with a second innings lead of 177.


Racing Results for Thursday, November 20

11:06 PM   Racing Results for Thursday, November 20

Kensington track doesn't give punters a fair go

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Max Presnell 9:36 PM   Punters are unhappy with the Kensington circuit at Randwick.

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.

Twenty20: Eastlake v Western District

Twenty20 Konica Cup: Eastlake v Western District at Kingston Oval

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark