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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Golf won't be a breeze at Australian Open

Back for more: Adam Scott is in for a challenge at The Australian this week.

Adam Pengilly 9:03 PM   The strong southerly breezes expected to whip through The Australian Golf Club later this week have already forced officials into a slight re-think.

tennis

Kyrgios: I can win the Australian Open

Canberra tennis player Nick Kyrgios believes he can win the Australian Open in 2015.

Linda Pearce 7:51 PM   Nick Kyrgios has declared himself a genuine contender for next year's Australian Open title, as former great John Newcombe has urged the Canberra teenager to ensure his self-belief is healthy.

Pocock takes steps towards World Cup

Brumbies flanker David Pocock ripping into training on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin   Wallabies and Brumbies star David Pocock looks to contact coach Peter Ryan as proof it's possible to come back from multiple knee reconstructions.

ABC cuts 'tragic' but provide opportunity: Graf

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf isn't impressed with the ABC funding cuts to women's sport coverage.

Jon Tuxworth 5:35 PM   Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.

Cricket boss asks Clarke to 'please explain'

In doubt: Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau 9:43 PM   Michael Clarke is at war with Cricket Australia and will be asked to explain to chief executive James Sutherland the comments that could ultimately threaten his future as Australian captain.

Raiders have strike power to avoid spoon

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has revealed he hobbled through his best NRL season as Canberra aims to beat wooden spoon odds.

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.

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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.

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.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

Messi breaks record, Suarez breaks duck

Messi magic: Barcelona's Lionel Messi points to the sky after scoring against APOEL Nicosia.

12:24 PM   Argentina wizard Lionel Messi broke the European Champions League scoring record and Luis Suarez broke his duck as Barcelona romped to a 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia.

City need winning mentality, says Hoffman

Michael Lynch 12:22 PM   Melbourne City players trooped into their distinctly unglamorous training rooms at La Trobe University on Tuesday morning to watch a video session before their trip to Wellington to take on a similarly out-of-form Phoenix at the weekend.

Cricket

Aussie cricket greats rally around Hughes

Shane Warne said Phillip Hughes' injury had rocked the wider cricket family.

12:59 PM   Shane Warne has led a flood of support from Australian cricketing greats for injured batsman Phillip Hughes.

Sports people who triumphed through traumatic head injuries

Cricketer Phil Simmons recovered from a similar brain injury and returned to the field.

Rose Powell 12:59 PM   Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons, who suffered a similar injury to that of Phillip Hughes, hopes the Australian will be lucky enough to recover as he did.

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.