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, Michael Carayannis 8:00 PM   Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart stands by the club's "courageous decision" to sack Blake Ferguson, but says the troubled star has "served his time" and predicted he could return to the NRL better than ever in 2015.

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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 has punished the Indian bowling on day one of the first 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   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

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

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career.

ACT Sport

Canberra claims W-League championship

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

Lee Gaskin 5:25 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.

Tennis

Poulos becomes first Canberran since Kyrgios to win national title

Jon Tuxworth 5:05 PM   The last Canberran to win a national title was Australia's rising star Nick Kyrgios, but coach Todd Larkham says it's far too early to tell whether Annerly Poulos will follow his foosteps after claming the under-12 national title at Melbourne Park on Sunday. The 11-year-old third seed rallied from a set down to beat 11th seed Natasha Russell 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Poulos' coach Larkham, who also coaches Kyrgios, says she boasts the same take no prisoners style. "She's a very aggressive player and hits the ball incredibly hard for an 11-year-old, even though she's not particularly big," Larkham said. "We [ACT] haven't had anyone win a national title since Nick in the under-16s, so maybe that's a good sign. "She'd be top ten in the world in her age group, but whether she'll be a good top line player is crystal ball."

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Rugby Heaven

Sonny Bill says sport-hopping here to stay

Darren Walton 5:08 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.

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   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.

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League HQ

Sonny Bill says sport-hopping here to stay

Darren Walton 5:08 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

Canberra claims W-League championship

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

Lee Gaskin 5:25 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.

Live updates: Perth Glory v Canberra United

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman takes on the Perth Glory defence.

Lee Gaskin 5:01 PM   All the latest from the W-League grand final between Perth Glory and Canberra United from NIB Stadium.

Cricket

Six talking points ahead of the third Test

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Andrew Wu 4:58 PM   Six pressing issues heading into the Boxing Day Test.

Burns the proactive choice, now back him in for the Ashes

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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.

Racing

Hands-and-heels approach may pay off in dispute

Max Presnell 3:49 PM   Finally the clubs, under the TVN team, hold the whip hand over Sky Channel regarding the telecast of prime races.

Jason Collett back in time to add Muscle to Joe Pride's cause

Adam Pengilly 2:29 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 on Saturday.

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.