Aussies secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Johnson

Chloe Saltau 9:28 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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Ferguson has 'served his time': Stuart

Cleared to return to the NRL, Blake Ferguson.

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   "He's served his time and I hope he gets his football and life back in order now and gets the opportunity to show everyone how good he is again."

Soliola models himself on Raiders legend Wiki

Canberra Raiders recruit Sia Soliola

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   He idolised Ruben Wiki, now Sia Soliola is modelling himself on the Raiders legend as he returns to the NRL with Canberra.

Marsh, Warner under injury cloud 

David Warner is hit on the thumb by a delivery from Umesh Yadav on the fourth day of the second Test.

Chloe Saltau 8:19 PM   Injury worries for David Warner and Mitch Marsh have complicated Australia's Boxing Day Test plans, but could prove beneficial for struggling No.3 Shane Watson.

India unhappy with umpiring howlers

Caught and bowled: Josh Hazlewood celebrates the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 in Brisbane on Saturday.

Andrew Wu 8:03 PM   India remains unwavering in their stubborn resistance to the use of the Decision Review System but believe they are on the wrong end of several 50-50 umpiring calls this series.

United's magnificent seven aim for second title

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

ACT Sport

Cricket

Century partnership gives Eastlake handy total

Eastlake's Adam Tett hits out during the match against Weston Creek.

Lee Gaskin 7:56 PM   Eastlake's Douglas Cup match with Weston Creek Molonglo is evenly poised after the first day of play at Kingston Oval.

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.

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Rugby Heaven

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.

Brumbies aim for title after making budget cuts

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has cut $100,000 from his budget but insists it won't affect the high-performance program's bid for Super Rugby success.

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League HQ

Group bidding for Wellington franchise stumped at Warriors' change of heart

Lack of support: The Warriors' response to the possibility of a second NRL team in New Zealand has disappointed the consortium behind the bid.

Brad Walter 8:41 PM   The backers of a bid for an NRL team based in Wellington are questioning the lack of support from the Warriors.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 9:40 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

An inglorious finale may be awaiting Perth Glory

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 8:43 PM   If reports of persistent salary cap breaches are accurate, Perth Glory is stuffed.

Cricket

India fret over pitches and food

Virat Kohli

Andrew Wu 9:04 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.

India beaten before they begin

Sweet success: Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson celebrate Australia's win.

Greg Baum 8:25 PM   Not only do the numbers not lie, they act as a self-fulfilling prophecy. This was Australia's 10th win in a row at home, and their 14th in the last 17, with only one defeat. This was India's fifth away defeat in a row, and their 15th in the last 18, with only one win.

Racing

NSW sulky recovery program not in response to Ballarat Cup fiasco

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly 9:28 PM   Harness Racing NSW expects to tag almost 1000 sulkies used in races across the state with a unique identification number which chief executive John Dumesny stressed was not a kneejerk reaction in response to last week's Ballarat Cup fiasco.

Hellish weather forces Meteor rethink

Adam Pengilly dinkus

Adam Pengilly 9:24 PM   Emerging Grafton sprinter Lucky Meteor is likely to miss Gold Coast's rich Bat Out Of Hell early in the new year as trainer John Shelton begins plotting a long-range plan centred around the Ramornie Handicap.

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.