Speight ready to rewrite family history

Chris Dutton   Henry Speight will make his Wallabies debut on Sunday, becoming the latest chapter in a life on heartache and controversy.

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Raiders six up their 2015 wardrobe

Jack Wighton and Edrick Lee model the Raiders' 2015 away and home jerseys respectively.

Chris Wilson   The Raiders will release six new jerseys in 2015, here's a sneak peek.

Cricket

Comets crash to earth against Queensland

David Dawson was brilliant for the Comets against Queensland.

David Polkinghorne   David Dawson's marathon effort wasn't enough to save the ACT Comets against Queensland.

AFL

Giants owe Canberra wins: Cameron

The Giants haven't had the best record at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne 9:22 PM   Giants coach Leon Cameron says his club owes Canberra better results at Manuka Oval in 2015.

Sports awards

Flanagan warms up for ACTSport Awards

Nominee: Anna Flanagan of the Hockeyroos.

Who will be the big winner's at this year's ACT SportsStar awards?

Union

Ozboks creating sevens production line

Gareth Watts, De Villiers Hugo and Gareth Bautz.

David Polkinghorne 9:19 PM   De Villiers Hugo wants the Ozboks to become a Canberra production line for rugby sevens players.

Exum shows flashes of brilliance in NBA

Big-time debut: Dante Exum drives to the hoop for Utah against Houston.

Peter Mitchell   Dante Exum has proved the doubters wrong with some flashes of brilliance in his NBA debut for the Utah Jazz.

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Soccer

Gungahlin kicking goals in the NPL

Gungahlin United will play in the men's Capital Football National Premier League next season.  (rear from left), men's head coach Claudio Canosa, assistant head coach Mitch Stevens, president Ricardo Alberto, front from left, under-18 player Frazier Phillips and men's premier league player Stephen Domenici at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

Lee Gaskin 6:59 PM   Gungahlin United is hoping to turn a growing junior base into a Premier League force, attracting a former international coach and a swag of high-profile recruits.

Baseball

Cavalry in hunt for Australian pitcher

The Cavalry's pitching roster includes Canberran Steve Kent.

David Polkinghorne 5:38 PM   Cavs CEO says roster strong, but needs luck with injuries.

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Rugby Heaven

Speight would give me nightmares: Pocock

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David Polkinghorne 6:00 PM   The Brumbies winger will finally pull on a Wallabies jersey against the Barbarians.

Burgess warns of Cheika revival

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James Buckley 4:49 PM   South Sydney grand final hero Sam Burgess has warned his potential England World Cup teammates to beware of newly appointed Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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League HQ

Kangaroos' domination all comes down to size

Bags of experience: Gareth Widdop.

Brad Walter 7:36 PM   When Australia's 27-year domination of international rugby league finally ended in the 2005 Tri-Nations final, the result was  so momentous for the game that Great Britain coach Brian Noble and other officials joined the New Zealand celebrations at The Marriott hotel in Leeds.

England camp not worried about Australian referee

Man in charge: Gerard Sutton places Adam Reynolds on report in round 25 of this year's NRL competition.

Brad Walter 6:14 PM   England coach Steve McNamara and his players have moved to distance themselves from criticism over the appointment of Australian referee Gerard Sutton to control their vital Four Nations clash with the Kangaroos at AAMI Stadium on Sunday.

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Football

Stubbins challenges Jets to bounce back

James Gardiner 7:31 PM   Newcastle Jets coach Phil Stubbins has challenged the side to prove the capitulation against Wellington was an aberration and complete a horror road stretch on a positive note.

Canberra United return to fortress McKellar

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg feels the team has turned its season around after a slow start.

David Polkinghorne 4:36 PM   Canberra United captain Nicole Begg believes the former W-League champions have finally started to click and they   want  to return McKellar Park to a fortress when they face Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.

Cricket

Haddin injury more bad news for Australia

Brad Haddin receives attention during the first session.

Andrew Wu 7:36 PM   Brad Haddin sent a huge injury scare through the Australian camp after hurting his shoulder early in the second Test on Friday.

Live scores: Pakistan v Australia second Test

Recalled: Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc.

4:27 PM   Full scorecard from the second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Abu Dhabi.

Racing

Elements may rain on Derby parade

Strapper Alex Hansford-Smith poses with Victoria Derby favourite Hampton Court at Flemington on Wednesday.

Patrick Bartley 7:14 PM   Racing officials are fearful that expected heavy rain on Friday night would have a dramatic effect on Saturday’s opening meeting of the four-day Melbourne Cup carnival.

The race that gets breeding hearts racing

Horse racing

Andrew Garvey 6:30 PM   The Melbourne Cup might be the race that stops the nation but it is a raceat Flemington on Saturday, which by and large ducks under the public's radar, that gets thoroughbred breeding hearts and cheque books racing.

Canberra Roller Derby Grand Final

The Brindabelters took on the Black&Bluebelles at the AIS Arena.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.