Jon Tuxworth Clare McMeniman became the 163rd woman to play for the Australian Diamonds in a 54-47 win over England in Canberra on Wednesday, but few have overcome more personal grief to get there.
Andrew Wu 5:36 AM Mitchell Johnson was shaping as Australia's most dangerous weapon after being locked in a grim battle of attrition on Wednesday.
Timna Jacks Months after beating Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios is still nursing the bone stress injury that cut short his last season.
Michael Gleeson Any external pessimism about Collingwood after the exits of Beams and Lumumba is misplaced, says Nathan Buckley.
David Polkinghorne 7:22 PM Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says if Criterion can win the $3 million Cox Plate (2040 metres) then it will be the greatest horse to also salute in the group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m).
Jon Tuxworth 6:04 PM Santa will come early for the Canberra Capitals after coach Carrie Graf revealed injured superstar Lauren Jackson would be back on deck "well before Christmas".
7:08 PM Forgotten Wallaby Liam Gill will bolster a highly physical Brisbane City pack aiming for a Gosford ambush in Friday night's NRC semi-final against NSW Country.
Brad Walter 8:29 PM NRL officials are confident Cronulla are not risking the same governance issues some blame for failing to detect the supplements program that resulted in 12 players receiving doping bans and coach Shane Flanagan being suspended.
Pete Smith 7:09 PM Holders Queensland are hit hard by the loss of top run-scorer Usman Khawaja while Test all-rounder Shane Watson makes a timely return for NSW in Friday's interstate one-day Cup preliminary final.
Chris Roots 9:37 PM Robert Heathcote is expecting they will come for Buffering in Friday night's Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley and his message to rivals is bring it on.
The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.
The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.
Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.
Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.
Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.
Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.
The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.
The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.