Rupert Guinness 7:54 PM Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards reflected what most were thinking as he excitedly said: "She's smoking. Look at that thing go … Woo!" within minutes of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race starting under blazing summer sun on Friday afternoon.
7:11 AM South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White is set to be named manager of Top 14 side Montpellier according to L'Equipe.
Australian and Queensland back-rower Aidan Guerra has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2017.
Michael Carayannis 11:00 AM From the sublime to the ridiculous - the top 10 rugby league stories of 2014.
5:04 PM It's a daunting assignment as Melbourne City host top-of-the-table Perth Glory. Follow live scores and statistics.
2:20 PM Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is keen to ensure last weekend's derby loss is consigned to history with a strong showing against Newcastle Jets.
Greg Baum 8:20 PM In the first over of the Boxing Day Test, Chris Rogers was struck an eye-watering blow. In the second over, so was Australia as David Warner was snapped up slips for a duck. Twenty minutes passed until Australia scored a run off the bat, 40 until they hit a four.
Malcolm Knox 8:17 PM So at 3.40pm on a teasing Melbourne day, hot in the sunshine but chilly in the shade, the moment arrived for Australian Test cricketer number 441, Joseph Anthony Burns.
Max Presnell 7:44 PM The masterful hands of Jim Cassidy on Saturday should play a vital role at Canterbury, a happy hunting ground for him. Currently riding at a 22.2 per cent strike rate on the circuit, Cassidy will be out to improve at least three mounts, particularly Barbed in the feature event, the Canterbury Classic.
Adam Pengilly 8:00 PM There are half a dozen horses in Danny O'Brien's yard from Nicconi, which the trainer jokes "couldn't win a race anywhere".
The Australian cricketers posed with their families for the traditional Christmas Day photo opportunities.
A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.
Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.
The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.
The North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles take on the Queanbeyan Blue Bags in the The Konica Cup Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval.
The Canberra Capitals take on the Townsville Fire at AIS Arena in Bruce in the WNBL.
Canberra Cavalry take on Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark in the ABL.
Blues bowling coach Geoff Lawson opens up about the Phillip Hughes tragedy and how state and national team players have coped.