Aussies secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Johnson

Chloe Saltau 6:51 PM   They made hard work of the run chase, but Australia defeated India by four wickets in the Brisbane Test after a wrecking-ball performance from Mitchell Johnson.

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He didn't breathe for 17 minutes, but lived

David Hicks, back wearing the jumper of his beloved Woden Valley Rams.

Chris Wilson   David Hicks, a healthy 20-year-old Canberra footballer, suffered an inexplicable cardiac arrest on the field and didn't breathe for 17 minutes. This is his recovery story.

Basketball

Jackson stands tall in first game back

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth 8:31 PM   A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide.

Rugby league

Croker appointed Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 9:42 PM   The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Rugby union

Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton 11:16 PM   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

O'Neill packs a punch despite heart murmur

A heart murmur hasn't deterred Georgia O'Neill from chasing her boxing dream.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Canberra boxing hopeful Georgia O'Neill will be given a chance to impress after heart murmur setback.

Soccer

Asian Cup security is given 'top priority' 

Asian Cup organisers says they have placed the utmost importance on security.

Jon Tuxworth   Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority.

ACT Sport

Canberra Cavalry get off to winning start in Brisbane

Robbie Perkins says the Cavs are well placed to make a charge for the title after the series win against Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth 7:28 PM   The Canberra Cavalry hope are hoping for second place on the Australian Baseball League table as an early Christmas gift after winning a drama-filled contest in Brisbane on Friday highlighted by the ejection of Bandits manager Dave Nilsson.

Cricket

Meteors fall to Fire despite Mack's maiden century

A century to Katie Mack wasn't enough to steer the Meteors to victory against Queensland.

Lee Gaskin 6:27 PM   ACT Meteors opening batter Katie Mack scores her maiden century in five-wicket loss to the Queensland Fire.

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Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

Brumbies

Chris Dutton   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

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League HQ

Croker has Campese's confidence as captain

New Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker.

Chris Wilson 9:42 PM   Departing Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese has endorsed good mate Jarrod Croker as the club's new skipper, encouraging him to lead with confidence despite being the youngest captain in the club's history.

Why I gave my Golden Boot vote to Shaun Johnson

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Steve Mascord 9:26 PM   I voted in this year’s Golden Boot Award and I voted for Shaun Johnson – even though I don’t believe he is the best rugby league player in the world.

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Football

A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 7:48 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

Cricket

India fret over pitches and food

Virat Kohli

Andrew Wu 7:45 PM   India imploded on the field and are crying foul off it after a dramatic day when relations between the two sides were further strained.

Aiden Blizzard ready to add lightning to Sydney Thunder

Big hitter: Sydney Thunder's Aiden Blizzard has a reputation for clearing the pickets.

Daniel Lane 7:39 PM    Sydney Thunder recruit Aiden Blizzard, on his day as one of Australian cricket's most destructive hitters, revealed he'd intentionally sacrificed his strike-rate for bigger scores.

Racing

TVN chokes as country races clog coverage

Four out of five: Blake Shinn on Joe Pride's sprinter Craftiness at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Matt Jones 7:37 PM   The first Saturday of TVN running wall-to-wall coverage of racing throughout NSW and Australia has already spiked concerns with country racing officials after chairman Bob Pavitt urged the issue needed immediate attention.

Vashka makes it four straight as Godolphin snare hat-trick

"Beautiful ride": James Innes takes Haussman to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Matt Jones 6:51 PM   James Innes jnr vindicated John O’Shea’s decision to bring him into his Godolphin stable by riding his first city winner at Rosehill on Saturday on Haussman.

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.

W-League: Canberra United vs Perth Glory

Canberra United take on Perth Glory at Viking Park, Erindale.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Melbourne Boomers

The Canberra Capitals take on the Melbourne Boomers at Southern Cross Stadium, Canberra

Walk on Walk Strong charity event

Henry Speight loses the Afro at Westfield Belconnen for the charity Walk on Walk Strong which helps kids with cancer.

Australian Schools Championships finals at Southern Cross Stadium.

School basketball teams face off at Southern Cross Stadium on December 5th for the Australian Schools Championship.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

Tributes from prime ministers past and present, team mates, cricket legends for Phillip Hughes.