DAVID POLKINGHORNE 5:57pm Michael Bevan says the nation's capital deserves a bigger role in Australian cricket.
SAMANTHA LANE 6:26pm Essendon's board will determine whether the club's costly, and increasingly damaging, challenge of Australia's sports anti-doping agency will continue.
CHRIS WILSON What prompts a sacked NRL coach to dust themselves off and want to go at it again?
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 8:00pm James Graham may yet end up seeing out the rest his days in Australia, but he almost didn’t get on the plane.
James MacSmith Manly rake Matt Ballin is set to lose his race against the clock to be fit for Saturday's NRL semi-final against Canterbury.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 11:45pm Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expected to make the biggest selection gamble of the season by picking Daniel Harrison for his first NRL appearance this year.
ROY MASTERS 10:00pm The sports scientist at the centre of the supplements scandal at Essendon and Cronulla, Stephen Dank, was simultaneously dismayed but defiant at Friday’s judgement.
ROY MASTERS 11:45pm Any hope that Essendon players would receive the same deal, or even better, than the month sanctions given to past and present Cronulla players evaporated on Friday.
ROHAN CONNOLLY Port Adelaide goes into Saturday night's preliminary final against Hawthorn at the MCG not having met the Hawks there since the low point in its AFL history three years ago. Much has changed.
MICHAEL GLEESON Cyril Rioli and Brad Sewell could yet play in the grand final if the Hawks make it, Alastair Clarkson said.
CHRIS DUTTON 11:37pm Nick Kyrgios plans on ending the year with a crown to match his mum's royal one in Kuala Lumpur.
LINDA PEARCE Australia's finest young female tennis prospect, Ashleigh Barty, will take an indefinite break from the game.
JON TUXWORTH 5:47pm Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 4:56pm ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson has one goal in mind – playing in the women's Twenty20 final on Manuka Oval.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 7:17pm All ACT Comets gun all-rounder Vele Dukoski needs to do to find inspiration is to is look at his hands.
JON TUXWORTH 6:50pm Lauren Jackson insists she can return to her best after a "nightmare" injury run.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 7:36pm Mitchell Lovelock-Fay says National Road Series is a genuine stepping stone to the professional tour.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on Thursday voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm Journeyman hooker Josh Mann-Rea is adamant he can rise to a new level to ease the Wallabies' injury crisis.
RUPERT GUINNESS Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is declining to publicly embrace as motivation the lure of a No.2 world ranking that will come by beating the Springboks next Saturday.
CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm The tallest recruit in Brumbies history will test his reconstructed shoulder against the biggest sportsman in Australia on Saturday.
PATRICK BARTLEY 5:06pm The architect of this year's Caulfield and Melbourne Cup weights maintains that Saturdays meeting at Caulfield is one of the most critical days of racing.
JON TUXWORTH Central's Hotchkis brother will use their mother's cancer battle as motivation for grand final glory.
All the grand final action at Canberra Stadium in Bruce.
W-League round one action at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Hocky ACT women's first grade preliminary final in Lyneham.
Belconnen United v ACTAS at McKellar Park, Canberra.
Belconnen United beats Canberra FC in thriller at Deakin Stadium.
Goulburn takes on Old Canberrans at Lyneham Hockey Centre.
Queanbeyan Blues take victory over Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.
All the first grade women's hockey action at Lyneham.
Raiders end the year on a high against Eels at GIO Stadium.
Preliminary final action of Capital Football National Premier League.
National Rugby Championship action from Vikings Park.
Les McIntyre awards night held at The Roos Club, Queanbeyan.
Queanbeyan take on Goulburn in the preliminary final.
Canberra Grammar take on St Edmunds at Viking Park.
Canberra NPL elimination final at Deakin Stadium.
Central take on St Pats at the National Hockey Centre.
NRL Round 25: Raiders defeat the Tigers at Canberra Stadium.
The ACT Brumbies end of season Ball was held on Saturday.
Action from the National Premier League qualifying final at McKellar.
Canberra takes on Cronulla at Remondis Stadium, Sydney.