Gilly backs Brad Haddin to emerge from drought

Jon Tuxworth 7:00 PM   Adam Gilchrist says Brad Haddin's Test career isn't in jeopardy.

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Harris back as Aussies relish whingeing

Ryan Harris looks on during an Australian nets session.

Jesse Hogan 4:37 PM   Ryan Harris is a confirmed starter for Australia in the Boxing Day Test, along with debutant Joe Burns at number six.

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Melbourne Christmas suits Joe Burns just fine

Joe Burns is ready for his first Test hit out.

Ronny Lerner 6:15 PM   Ordinarily, Joe Burns would be spending Christmas Day with his family back in his hometown of Brisbane.

Sydney to sign local talent if imports fall short

Sydney FC's Graham Arnold had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Melbourne Victory

Sebastian Hassett 9:24 PM   It may put the club's title aspirations at risk but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is prepared to forego star foreign players for young Australians.

Bell set to gamble to beat Wild Oats XI

Ready to race: Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell.

Rupert Guinness 10:00 PM   So strong is Anthony Bell's resolve, he is willing to push his Perpetual Loyal as hard as he can on the first night of the Sydney to Hobart.

Sailing

Namadgi battles big seas for Sydney to Hobart

Generic Yacht and Yachting shot, Sydney to Hobart.

Lee Gaskin 6:00 PM   Sacrificing sleep, battling 100kmh winds and six-metre seas are all par for the course for the Canberra Ocean Racing Club's long-serving Sydney to Hobart entrant.

Blackout cloud looms over Queanbeyan coffers

Queanbeyan Racing could cop a financial hit during the broadcast blackout.

David Polkinghorne 3:16 PM   The Queanbeyan Racing Club's coffers could be hit hard by the TVN-Sky Channel feud if it continues into the New Year.

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Baseball

Cavalry import rule breach was 'cut and dry': ABL

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David Polkinghorne   Hopes Aussie player draft will help bring players to Canberra.

Soccer

Roko Strika backs calls for Canberra National Youth League team

Roko Strika, who plays for NK Zagreb in Croatia, is back in Canberra to visit family over the holiday period.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra product Roko Strika has backed calls for the capital to be granted a National Youth League license, adamant talented youngsters are in danger of being out of sight, out of mind unless it happens. 

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Rugby Heaven

White tipped to manage Montpellier

On the move: Former Brumbies coach Jake White.

7:11 AM   South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White is set to be named manager of Top 14 side Montpellier according to L'Equipe.

Rugby's year in review

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Stephen Samuelson   It was a season turmoil for Australian Rugby with financial problems and off-field behaviour overshadowing the poor performances on the field by the Wallabies.

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League HQ

Guerra extends Roosters NRL deal

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Australian and Queensland back-rower Aidan Guerra has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2017.

The top 10 rugby league stories of a drama-filled year

Michael Carayannis 11:00 AM   From the sublime to the ridiculous - the top 10 rugby league stories of 2014.

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Football

Football in 2014: Top 10 Moments

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate after winning the AFC Champions League 2014 football final against Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal

Matthew Elkerton 11:52 AM   We take a look at the top moments in football in 2014.

SOC:Fernando Torres to return to Spain, report says

11:14 AM   ROME, Dec 25 EFE - Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid and the Italian team AC Milan have agreed on a player-exchange deal, that will see Fernando Torres returning to Spain and Alessandro Cerci going back to Italy, Italian media reports say.

Cricket

Live: Australia v India, Boxing Day Test, day one

Fans enjoying last year's Boxing Day Test at the MCG

Jesse Hogan 11:59 AM   Join Jesse Hogan live from the MCG for all the action on one of the biggest days on Australia's sporting calendar.

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Day three, don't sleep in ...

Paul Daffey 11:59 AM   It was at the Kingston Hotel in Richmond, not far from the MCG.  Melbourne cricket identity Kevan Carroll and an old district cricket teammate, the anaesthetist Dr Peter Ashton (aka Dr Sleep), were having a catch-up over breakfast when they struck upon an idea. Why not invite fellow cricket lovers to a breakfast at the Kingston during the Boxing Day Test? Mine host Irene Ellis was keen on the idea. Carroll and Dr Sleep rounded up 55 of their closest friends and they all ingested bacon and eggs and Carroll's witticisms from the floor heading over to the MCG for the third day's play.

Racing

Summer Cup of old steeped in turf lore

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Max Presnell 7:35 PM   Back in the Poitrel era, Thursday’s Summer Cup field at Royal Randwick would be pulling carts. Mind you, the fragile nature of the modern thoroughbred would demand that their load wouldn’t be too heavy.

Moore keen for a happy end to the year with his galaxy of chances

"He’s in really good form at the moment": Gary Moore on Happy Galaxy.

Adam Pengilly 7:26 PM   It is not often a father will take advice from his son, but Gary Moore was only too happy for a bit of a reassurance this week.

Cricketers' Christmas happy snaps

The Australian cricketers posed with their families for the traditional Christmas Day photo opportunities.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

Ouch! The painful sporting moments of 2014

The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.

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.