Cricket's saddest day as Hughes mourned

Greg Baum 10:44 PM   RIP Phillip Hughes. Those have to be the saddest words ever written in the name of cricket. This has to be cricket's saddest day.

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Canberra cricketers honour Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes.

Lee Gaskin 12:26 PM   Canberra first-grade cricket games will go ahead this weekend with measures taken to respect the tragic passing of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.

Clarke is hurting as much as anyone

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster 5:42 AM   For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.

Outpouring of support for Abbott

NSW fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Adrian Proszenko 10:21 PM   The cricket community has rallied to support the other person in the Phillip Hughes tragedy, with social media flooded with well-wishers for fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Test return was a matter of when, not if

Great talent: Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring his second Test century at Durban in 2009.

Jesse Hogan   Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

Best mates' AFL dreams come true

Logan Austin was picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL draft.

David Polkinghorne 10:04 PM   Canberra pair Jack Steele and Logan Austin have ended the ACT's five-year AFL draft drought.

Larkham open to Wallabies role at World Cup

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson 6:22 PM   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he's "open" to playing a role for the Australian Wallabies.

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Soccer

United praying for TV coverage next season

Canberra United midfielder Lori Lindsey hopes another TV broadcaster will show the W-League next season.

Lee Gaskin 6:08 PM   Canberra United midfielder Lori Lindsey hopes the W-League can find another broadcaster to continue to promote the sport in the wake of funding cuts to the ABC.

Horse Racing

Jockey rates American Time a perfect chance for Guineas

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:08 PM   Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 

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Rugby Heaven

Twelvetrees adds a cutting edge

Billy Twelvetrees will form a new midfield combination with George Ford.

Mick Cleary 2:06 PM   Billy Twelvetrees, who learnt his trade alongside George Ford as a young Leicester reserve on chill Monday nights in faraway homespun venues, has pledged to be more "cut-throat" when he teams up again with the Bath fly-half against Australia in front of 82,000 at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

Stuart Lancaster's team is too machine-like

Quade Cooper brings X-factor to the Wallabies.

Austin Healy 1:43 PM   Stuart Lancaster has done some fine things, but he is now in danger of creating a sterile squad bereft of any magic, writes Austin Healey.

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League HQ

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse 6:01 PM   Former Knights player Zane Tetevano’s future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.

Sydney clubs quitting NRL would do Dave Smith a favour

Steve Mascord dinkus Dinkus

Steve Mascord   If a group of recalcitrant Sydney clubs was to refuse to sign NRL franchise agreements next year, they'd be doing the League Central administration a favour.

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Football

Asian Cup fever gets under way with fan launch in Canberra

Jon Tuxworth 6:06 PM   The Socceroos may have dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time, but it didn't stop Canberra fans getting immersed in Asian Cup fever at the opening of the Fan Park tour in Canberra on Friday. 

Popovic defends choice of venue for Sydney derby

Sebastian Hassett 5:31 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic couldn't give a damn whether Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold thinks Parramatta Stadium is big enough for Saturday night's Sydney derby, insisting it suits his side perfectly.

Cricket

'Phillip would want them to bat on': start of first Test up in the air

Phillip Hughes at the SCG in 2011.

Andrew Wu 5:30 PM   Phillip Hughes's extended family have given Cricket Australia their support to play the first Test, but the prospect of the match going ahead is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving players.

Short bowling in state of flux as eyes turn to Gabba

Mitchell Johnson celebrates the dismissal of England's Stuart Broad during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane last year.

Phil Lutton 5:27 PM   There are few better places for short-pitched bowling than the Gabba. And there are few better teams on which to unleash than the Indians, who haven't been exposed to a flying red ball on Brisbane's famously fast and bouncy pitch in 11 years.

Racing

Jockey rates American Time a perfect chance for Guineas

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:08 PM   Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 

Beautide on verge of greatness with Miracle Mile

Chris Roots 5:38 PM   What a difference a year has made for Beautide.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

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

Hughes family: 'We are devastated'

Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke reads a statement on behalf of the Hughes family.

Phillip Hughes' life in pictures

A look back at the short but remarkable life of Phillip Hughes.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.