8:40am German John Degenkolb sprinted to his second successive victory, but Canberra's Michael Matthews retains the overall leader's red jersey.
CHRIS DUTTON 11:45pm An emotional Pat McCabe said he could not risk his life to continue playing rugby.
Darren Walton 7:05am Lleyton Hewitt has suffered a heavy first-round US Open defeat to complete the worst grand slam season of his celebrated 18-year career.
DOMINIC BOSSI 12:50am Football isn't a game to extract justice. Just ask Guangzhou Evergrande. The wealthiest club in Asia will cry poor and feel robbed but ultimately they were let down by themselves.
7:00am Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.
7:52am South African captain AB de Villiers admits he was shocked Australia left spinner Nathan Lyon out of their attack for the tri-series one-dayer in Harare.
CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore will captain the ACT Brumbies for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
CHRIS WILSON Canberra jockey Brendan Ward says he'll overcome a broken neck and be back riding in three months.
CHRIS WILSON Melissa Breen hopes the review of Athletics Australia exposes "the good, the bad and the ugly" of the sport.
CHRIS DUTTON 12:00am The Brumbies will work with Pat McCabe to develop an off-field role next year.
CHRIS DUTTON Tom Cusack will use the NRC to get more game time before returning to the Australian sevens team.
Pat McCabe 11:45pm Pat McCabe has been forced to retire after fracturing his neck for a third time.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs are hopeful of locking in off-contract playmaker Kurtley Beale within a fortnight.
The Wallabies have included injured hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau in their 30-man squad for their Rugby Championship Tests against South Africa and Argentina.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Test captain Michael Hooper says the Wallabies will hear a few home truths when they come back together for the first time since one of their worst-ever losses to the All Blacks.
ROY MASTERS 10:00pm A compelling 30-page document, including an appendix of exhibits, was presented to past and present Cronulla players before their final admissions of the use of banned supplements.
The NRL has moved a step closer to introducing a video referee bunker after head of football Todd Greenberg launched a blueprint for the future on officiating matches.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 11:00pm There are fears Glenn Stewart has played his last game for the Sea Eagles.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Canterbury players have challenged themselves to halt South Sydney's big men in a match which will have serious ramifications on the team's top eight placing.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes.
Bernard Tomic and big-hitting Sam Groth have joined Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellacqua in the second round of the US Open on another banner day for Australians at Flushing Meadows.
Teenage upstarts Cici Bellis, ranked at 1,208, and Borna Coric, the men's number 204, made stunning Grand Slam debuts on Tuesday, rocking the sleepy US Open out of its early slumbers.
Unlike countryman Nick Kyrgios, Samantha Stosur waited until after her first-round US Open win to create a stir.
Nathan Beuman Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore said Canberra fans would be torn about who to cheer in the FFA Cup.
DOMINIC BOSSI 12:57am Football Federation Australia will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online.
Celtic's second attempt at qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League ended in failure as a Marcos Tavares goal handed NK Maribor a 1-0 win to earn the Slovenian side a 2-1 aggregate win in their play-off match.
Australian defender Jason Davidson provided the face-saving matchwinner for West Bromwich Albion as they prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Oxford to reach the third round of the League Cup.
Manchester United sank to new depths on Tuesday when they crashed out of the Capital One Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.
Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of STG59.7 million ($A108.97 million), the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday.
WILL BRODIE CBR Brave is happy to admit that it is excited to be involved in the Australian Ice Hockey League playoffs.
South African captain AB de Villiers says Australia's sledging cricketers can't expect the Proteas to want to be mates with them off the field.
Australian rider Michael Matthews retained the overall lead of the Tour of Spain after Germany's John Degenkolb won Tuesday's fourth stage.
EMMA QUAYLE 8:39pm Sydney would have completely withdrawn from the national draft and started recruiting exclusively from New South Wales under a radical proposal put to the AFL.
JON PIERIK While Luke Ball believes he has enough "competitive juice" to play on next season, Nathan Buckley said a decision on his future will be made in the "cold, hard light of day".
JON PIERIK He does not have any proof but Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Dane Swan could have been an unwitting victim of a "game" prominent underworld figure Toby Mitchell is playing.
5:27pm Dead-eye forward Luke Breust has extended his stay at Hawthorn, signing a two-year contract extension.
Canberra takes on Cronulla at Remondis Stadium, Sydney.
All the major semi-final action at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan.
Canberra FC takes on Canberra Olympic at Deakin.
NEAFL: Queanbeyan Tigers vs Ainslie at Dairy Farmers Park.
Local Soccer: Canberra Olympic v Canberra City at O'Connor.
St George Illawarra break the curse at Canberra Stadium.
Action from the match between Queanbeyan and West Belconnen.
Action from the match between Ainslie and Eastlake at Ainslie Oval.
All the action from the Eels' come from behind win in Darwin.
Tuggeranong Vikings secured a fourth straight John I Dent Cup.
Action from the Giants' clash against the Roos at Manuka Oval.
Action from the match between Woden and Goulburn.
Tuggeranong play South Hobart in the FFA round of 32.
NZ Warriors smash the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium.
National Premier League action from Deakin Oval.
Tuggeranong Vikings Vs Gungahlin Eagles at Viking Park.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos take on the Gungahlin Bulls.
Ainslie Oval match between Ainslie and Sydney University.
Canberra Brave Vs Newcastle North Stars at Phillip.
Australian Netball League Canberra Darters vs Territory Storm.
Flares were let off as Western Sydney beat Canberra FC.
Canberra goes down to South Sydney at GIO Stadium.
Gungahlin beat Wests in the semi-final at Viking Park, Erindale.
UC took on Canberra United at the Lyneham Hockey Centre.
soccer: Canberra City took on Belconnen at McKellar Park.
Waratahs win Super Rugby semi-final at Allianz Stadium.
Union: Tuggeranong vs Queanbeyean at Viking Park.
League: Tuggeranong vs Queanbeyan at Freebody Oval.
NEAFL: Queanbeyan vs Eastlake at Dairy Farmers Park.