Spieth takes softly-softly approach 

Adam Pengilly 6:04 PM   Jordan Spieth is slowly chipping away at Matt Jones' Australian Open lead. But tournament officials were less than impressed with the pace of play of his group and issued a warning.

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Rugby union

Brumbies could be losing another star

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies.

6:22 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane is reported to be linking up with former coach Jake White at Top 14 club Montpellier.

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Millar happy to get off with par

Matt Millar dropped from the overnight lead to a tie for sixth at the Australian Masters.

David Polkinghorne 10:31 PM   Ryan Ruffels also starts Aussie Open well.

Cavalry bitten by costly big innings

Cavalry's Joshua Fritsch had a tough night at second base, making two errors.

David Polkinghorne 10:51 PM   Canberra Cavalry will stay on top of the ABL ladder despite a big loss to Adelaide Bite.


Record partnership leads Comets to epic chase

ACT Comets batsman Michael Spaseski plays a shot against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   A magnificent record-breaking partnership between centurions Michael Spaseski and Jono Dean has delivered the ACT Comets a stunning outright victory.

Kookaburra raises pink-ball concerns 

David Warner throws pink balls at a nets session on Thursday.

Andrew Wu 8:57 AM   As cricket embarks on the start of a new era, Kookaburra, the manufacturer of the pink ball to be used for the historic day/night Test, concedes there will be times when players lose sight of the ball.

McCullum driven to extend unbeaten streak

Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as New Zeland Test captain is winding towards an end.

Jesse Hogan   As Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as Test captain winds towards an end, maybe even at the end of this summer, he is still driven to extend the unbeaten streak that demands his team be respected.


Queanbeyan prepare to combat spin twins

Queanbeyan's Dean Solway and Weston Creek Molonglo's Kevin Jacob prepare for the Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin   Queanbeyan batsman Dean Solway believes his side can find a way to combat Weston Creek Molonglo spin twins Blake Dean and Mac Wright in the rescheduled Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final.


Meteors batter takes off with Thunder

ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski has signed with the Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin   ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski will be reunited with teammate Erin Osborne in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League after signing with the Sydney Thunder.

Rugby union

Smith settles back into Brumbies life

Brumbies centre Andrew Smith has returned to Canberra after a stint overseas.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   After a stint in Europe, Brumbies outside back Andrew Smith has returned to Canberra on a two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.


Cashed-up ACT one step ahead of Racing NSW

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says they're already halfway there to matching proposed country NSW prizemoney increases.

David Polkinghorne 8:52 PM   Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.

League HQ

Grant rejects claims of $40 million losses for NRL clubs

"There are clubs that are privately owned that rely on private enterprise funds coming in.": John Grant.

Brad Walter 6:48 PM   John Grant says he has no fears about a push to remove him as ARLC chairman

Five key questions about the NRL broadcast deal

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Brad Walter 6:44 PM   is this a good deal for the NRL?


Rugby Heaven

Montpellier 'just like home' for Brumbies contingent

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton 6:13 PM   They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

Thorn could play for Reds next year at 41

Raring to go: Brad Thorn says he can play on next year.

Phil Lutton   Cross-code warrior Brad Thorn hasn't ruled out strapping on the boots for the Queensland Reds next season, saying he still has the "urge" to play again.



At first blush, pink ball passes Test

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Phil Lutton 8:04 PM   Here's what we found out about the pink ball, Mitchell Starc and Test cricket crowds after the first day in Adelaide

Mitchell Starc forced off with ankle injury at Adelaide Test

Hobbled: Mitchell Starc limps after a delivery.

Andrew Wu 7:46 PM   Mitchell Starc is battling an ankle injury which has cast his immediate future in doubt.


Early rounds a sore spot for Richmond

Chris Yarran joins his new Richmond teammates for a pre-season training session.

Larissa Nicholson 12:15 PM   Richmond will try to get their season off to a strong start, in a bid to avoid the horror start which hampered their 2015 season, vice-captain Brett Deledio said.

St Kilda spruiks new players, major sponsor

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27:  Recruit Jake Carlisle tries to steal the ball of fellow recruit Nathan Freeman during a St Kilda Saints AFL pre-season training session at Linen House Oval on November 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Larissa Nicholson 2:19 PM   AFL When St Kilda wheeled out their new players for the media on Friday, Jake Carlisle was a notable exclusion from their ranks.



Never a good sign when the crowd walks out

Melbourne Victory fans show their support during this year's A-League grand final.

Leaping Larry 7:10 PM   The threat of Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers supporter groups to walk out during this weekend's matches as a protest to the A-League's treatment of fans – and rather more specifically banned ones – evokes a number of major issues.

Former A-League4Canberra bid chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.


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Eastlake aiming to learn from mistakes

Eastlake quick Michael Spaseski sends one down the wicket to Tuggeranong batsman Benji Floros last season.

Lee Gaskin 6:30 PM   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side has learnt from the experience of falling short of the one-day and two-day finals last season.

Former A-League4Canberra bid chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.


Horse Racing

Dublin Lass has the goods in the Starlight Stakes

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Chris Roots 5:39 PM   The record of Dublin Lass heading into Saturday's Starlight Stakes is good but break it down further and it goes to impressive given the firm conditions she will find at Rosehill.

I'm Imposing out for another Festival win instead of retirement

He's imposing: Tye Angland pilots I'm Imposing to victory in the Festival Stakes for Chris Waller last year. The trio reunite for another tilt on Saturday.

Chris Roots 4:34 PM   I'm Imposing is in the twilight of his racing days but he is such a summer time horse that Chris Waller has a cautious push on for a final curtain call.


Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.