First Test postponed after Hughes' death

Michael Koziol 6:56 PM   Next week's first Test between Australia and India has been postponed to allow players time to mourn the shock death of Phillip Hughes.

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Cricket

Dean pays tribute to Hughes

Not forgotten: Phillip Hughes.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra batsman Jono Dean pays tribute to Phillip Hughes, posting a photo of the former Australian batsman holding his son.

Cricket

Meteors pay tribute to fallen hero Hughes

 SA Scorpions players

Lee Gaskin   The ACT Meteors and SA Scorpions pay tribute to Phillip Hughes before today's WT20 match in Adelaide. Wrap of the game as well.

Basketball

Capitals honour Hughes before vital clash

Lauren Jackson said the Capitals would honour Phillip Hughes on Saturday.

Steve Smith   Basketball superstar Lauren Jackson says the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes has hit the Capitals hard and the team plans on honouring him before Saturday night's must-win match against Adelaide in her home town Albury. 

Wallabies are on the right track  

The ambassadors: Wallabies forward Michael Hooper, the newest Test captain, gets some tips from retired halfback George Gregan, the most-capped leader of the national team.

Chris Dutton 12:40 AM   Wallabies great George Gregan and captain Michael Hooper are united in the belief Australia can win the World Cup in England next year.

Soccer

Asian Cup fever hits Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth   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. 

Lake Ginninderra shooting for title

Lake Ginninderra College's Billy Muir, left and Mitch Brown are preparing for the Australian Schools Championships next week.

Jon Tuxworth   Lake Ginninderra College captain Mitch Brown had a front row seat to the "pretty crazy" Dante Exum show as their NBA-bound teammate led them to last year's Australian Schools Championships title. 

ACT Sport

Phoenix take title after second year unbeaten

Jon Tuxworth 7:15 PM   They had to survive a scare but the Northern Phoenix have continued their domination of the Touch Football ACT Men's Super League by outlasting Tuggeranong 5-3 in Saturday's grand final at West Belconnen. 

Cricket

Dean dismissed on Hughes' final score

Jono.

Lee Gaskin 7:02 PM   Canberra cricketers paid their tribute to Phillip Hughes, Jono Dean dismissed for the same score as his former Adelaide Strikers teammate.

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Rugby Heaven

Burgess makes rugby debut for Bath

Sam Burgess played in the centres for Bath.

Julian Drape 9:09 AM   Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has made his much-anticipated rugby debut for English side Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.

Pair banned for homophobic referee abuse

Rugby referee Nigel Owens.

8:07 AM   Two people have been banned from Twickenham for two years after being found to have aimed homophobic abuse at referee Nigel Owens, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced on Friday.

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League HQ

Burgess makes rugby debut for Bath

Sam Burgess played in the centres for Bath.

Julian Drape 9:09 AM   Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has made his much-anticipated rugby debut for English side Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse   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.

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Football

Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

Ash Gray 8:00 PM   The Western Sydney Wanderers take on Sydney FC in the second derby of the season, looking to avenge the previous defeat.

Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory

Phil Lutton 7:03 PM   Follow our live coverage from Brisbane.

Cricket

First Test now likely in Adelaide

Chloe Saltau dinkus Dinkus

Chloe Saltau 7:53 PM   The Adelaide Test, in the adopted home town of Phillip Hughes, is likely to be recast as the first of the summer, with the Brisbane fixture expected to be rescheduled to allow his shattered teammates some breathing space after his funeral.

Helmets were designed for a side-on game

"I think we should always look at safety advancement in sport and if the standards need to be stronger then that's a legacy from the terrible situation with Phillip Hughes": Robertson.

Daniel Lane 8:01 PM    Former Test player Gavin Robertson, who was a "guinea pig" for the Albion C & D helmet company as a young cricketer, said the protective helmet was never designed for players to turn their head on the ball.

Racing

O'Shea forced into resting Malice because of restructure

Sam Clipperton

Matt Jones 7:02 PM   John O'Shea, frustrated at race scheduling over the summer, is likely to be forced to spell inform ATC Cup winner Malice following his photo finish win over Metaphorical on Saturday.

Rockhampton Rocket's Rosehill romp a welcome tonic for recovering owner

Chris Roots

Chris Roots and Matt Jones 7:00 PM   Our Boy Malachi continued to build on his sensational record when taking the Starlight Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, as Rockhampton owner Col Donovan watched on at home after a health scare.

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.