Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Lee Gaskin 11:16 PM   Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

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Teenage star embraces shock call-up

Canberra's Grace Maher challenges Perth Glory's Alanna Kennedy.

Lee Gaskin 8:01 PM   Canberra United's 15-year-old midfielder Grace Maher rose to the occasion in her first W-League start to play an important role in the club's 2014-15 championship success.

Burns shelves books for Test challenge

Dream come true: Joe Burns has been called into the Australian test squad.

Chris Barrett 9:17 PM   Joe Burns thought his biggest test in the next few weeks would be the final exam of his economics degree, which he is due to sit next month.

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Burns the proactive choice  

Joe Burns

Chloe Saltau 4:47 PM   From the list of players who could have replaced Mitchell Marsh for the Boxing Day Test, none screamed, "Pick me!", but Joe Burns has a chance to fill the void in Australian batting towards next year's Ashes and beyond.

Haddin needs to make runs: Lehmann

Having a word: Australia coach Darren Lehmann, left, speaks with captain Steve Smith at training in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu 6:29 PM   Brad Haddin's leadership and form with the gloves have been deemed more important than his form with the bat, but coach Darren Lehmann has said the wicketkeeper's alarming batting slump must end.

League

No green to be seen in Canberra

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves meets Roosters fans in Canberra on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:49 PM   Canberra Raiders fans could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmases had come at once when they hear Blake Ferguson and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are training in the capital.

Baseball

Cavalry hopes ''common sense prevails''      

Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails".

Jon Tuxworth 7:25 PM   Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails" after the Brisbane Bandits officially protested against Cavalry's 11-4 win on Friday night due to a potential breach of import player rules. 

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Cricket

Ryan gets perfect 10 for Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan took 10 wickets for the match against Ginninderra.

Lee Gaskin 10:40 PM   Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan claimed 10 wickets for the match in his side's outright victory against Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup on Sunday.

Fire sneaks home in thriller against Meteors

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Lee Gaskin 5:44 PM   Former Australian captain Jodie Fields hit a six off the final ball to deny the ACT Meteors revenge on the Queensland Fire for last season's loss in the Twenty20 final.

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Rugby Heaven

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Sydney on Friday.

Darren Walton 11:27 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

Ita Vaea, back training with the Brumbies after a life-threatening heart condition.

Chris Dutton   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career, declaring he wants to repay the ACT Brumbies after overcoming a life-threatening heart condition.

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League HQ

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Sydney on Friday.

Darren Walton 11:27 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

Hayne back in Sydney due to visa issue

Jarryd Hayne: Relaxed about visa issues.

1:11 PM   Former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has revealed he would have signed with a NFL franchise two weeks ago had it not been for visa issues which forced him back to Sydney.

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Football

Lazio go third in Serie A

Inter Milan's Rodrigo Palacio, right, celebrates with his teammates Mauro Icardi, left, and Yuto Nagatomo at the end ofthe match.

10:40 AM   A first-half brace from Felipe Anderson was enough to secure third place for Lazio in Serie A prior to the festive break in a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Inter on Sunday.

Villarreal climb after 7th straight win

Villareal's Jaume Costa celebrates.

9:20 AM   Villarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday

Cricket

England dump Stokes for World Cup

Neither Ben Stokes nor Alastair Cook are in England's World Cup squad.

9:59 AM   England have axed all-rounder Ben Stokes along with dumped skipper Alastair Cook from their struggling one-day international squad for the World Cup.

Evergreen Hussey and Kallis shine for Thunder

Great night: Mike Hussey of the Thunder bats at ANZ Stadium against the Heat.

Chris Barrett 8:05 AM   Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis have led the Sydney Thunder to a thrilling Big Bash win over the Brisbane Heat on Sunday.

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Racing

Racing broadcasters seek to end blackout

Looking for action: TVN chief executive Bruce Mann.

Patrick Bartley and Adam Pengilly 10:12 PM   TVN and Sky Channel have shelved designs of a new long-term agreement for the sport's vision rights in NSW and Victoria until the new year after resolving to prioritise an end to the blackout before Christmas.

Collett back in time to add Muscle

Talent: Glyn Schofield rides Ball Of Muscle at Royal Randwick.

Adam Pengilly 6:25 PM   He is already familiar with the family's star sibling and Jason Collett has pledged to make the mercy dash back from New Zealand to continue the younger brother's rise in the Canterbury Classic.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

Ouch! The painful sporting moments of 2014

The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.

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.