Miracle Man: he didn't breathe for 17 minutes

Chris Wilson 12:05 PM   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.

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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 on Friday night. 

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 7:00 PM   Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority, but admitted the Martin Place tragedy "makes you rethink and revisit" the security plans put in place.

Kyrgios ready to take next step

Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton 3:32 PM   Nick Kyrgios is out to prove he is no one-match wonder when the Australian summer of tennis begins.

ACT Sport

Saturday Serve

Turning back on marquee players is madness

Chris Wilson headshot

Chris Wilson 10:19 PM   Putting a cap of marquee on import players would be professional suicide for the ACT Brumbies.

Cricket

MacDonald doesn't fall far from the tree

Wests cricketer, Blake MacDonald, with his father, former
district cricket all rounder, Darryle MacDonald, at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   Promising opening batsman Blake MacDonald is following in the footsteps of his dad Darryle, a former Canberra Comets all-rounder and life member of Wests/UC.

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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

Steve Mascord dinkus Dinkus

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

FIFA to publish Garcia report in 'appropriate form'

Michael J Garcia, Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Brian Homewood 1:04 AM   FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's statement

"We have always been determined that the truth should be known."

1:03 AM   World soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Cricket

Live: Australia v India, second Test, day four

Pugnacious: Mitchell Johnson slams a boundary on his way to a quickfire 88 at the Gabba on Friday.

Rohan Connolly 10:57 AM   Join Rohan Connolly to follow all the action as the second Test enters a critical phase on day four at the Gabba.

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Johnson shows the Australian way

Pugnacious: Mitchell Johnson slams a boundary on his way to a quickfire 88 at the Gabba on Friday.

Greg Baum 1:21 AM   India dared to play Australia at its own game, and lost. It is an aggressive, aggravated game, teetering on the brink of unseemly, but stimulating to all the senses, too.

Racing

Fires survived, Dabernig, Hayes now fight for a place in Millions for Miss Idyllic

David Hayes at the Euroa property.

Adam Pengilly 10:20 PM   Tom Dabernig reckons he and training partner David Hayes were on the "lucky side". And that was with 300 acres burnt to a crisp.

Cuddles all round when Kristy Lee lands the prize

Max Presnell

Max Presnell 7:31 PM   Kristy Lee in the Ranvet Handicap at Rosehill Gardens could come into the category of ‘‘cuddle one for Christmas’’.

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.