Australia in need of captain's knock from Steve Smith

Chloe Saltau 4:16 PM   It was a tale of two quicks on the second morning of the Brisbane Test as India were bowled out for 408 at the Gabba.

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Live: Australia v India, second Test, day two

Centurion: India opener Murali Vijay was the star of day one.

Rohan Connolly 6:27 PM   Join Rohan Connolly for all the day two action of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba.

Aussies under attack... on and off the field

Mitchell Starc.

Scott Parker 11:49 AM   After day one of the Gabba Test the Australian team have taken fire both on and off the field with Shane Warne labeling Aussie spearhead Mitchell Starc as "soft".

Aussie siblings to have played Test cricket

Mitchell and Shaun Marsh - thumbnail

10:54 PM   In 137 years of Test cricket only five pairs of Australian brothers have played together in the same match.

TVN-Sky feud boils over as vision pulled

Done deal: Sky Racing will cease to show Australia's top thoroughbred meetings from today with Channel Seven, which already broadcasts big-ticket meetings like It's A Dundeel's Queen Elizabeth Stakes win during The Championships, seen as a long-term solution.

Adam Pengilly 7:39 PM   TVN has brokered an interim agreement to screen NSW and Victorian racing in pubs and clubs throughout Australia after balking at Sky Channel's latest offer for vision rights.

Soccer

Gallop eyes FFA Cup expansion

Adelaide United won the inaugural FFA Cup.

12:39 PM   A Super Cup style contest pitting the FFA Cup and A-League champions is a possibility to open the 2015/16 season after the success of the first Cup competition.

Carter confirms French club deal

IN THE MONEY: All Blacks No 10 Dan Carter photographed this morning ringing the NZX bell for the listing of Arvida Group - a company he holds shares in.

Richard Knowler 2:00 PM   All Blacks first five-eighth leaving NZ Rugby after next year's World Cup on a deal reportedly worth $3m.

ACT Sport

Basketball

Back to the future as Jackson makes comeback

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Chris Dutton 4:58 PM   Champion basketballer Lauren Jackson will play her first game in 11 months as Kristen Veal celebrates her 350th game on Friday night.

Baseball

Cavalry pitcher gets All Star win

Tristan Crawford of the Canberra Cavalry whips one in from the pitchers mound.

Lee Gaskin 3:34 PM   Canberra Cavalry pitcher Tristan Crawford is in top form for this weekend's series against the Brisbane Bandits, picking up the win in the Australian Baseball League All Star game.

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Rugby Heaven

Brumbies aim for title after making budget cuts

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton 6:08 PM   Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has cut $100,000 from his budget but insists it won't affect the high-performance program's bid for Super Rugby success.

Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

Brumbies

Chris Dutton 7:16 PM   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Storm sign former Bulldog to three-year deal

New Storm recruit Dale Finucane.

Roy Ward 3:56 PM   Dale Finucane will report to Storm training after the Christmas break after signing a three-year deal to cross from Canterbury Bulldogs.

Creagh backs Dragons forwards critics

Ben Creagh.

Michael Carayannis 7:09 PM   St George Illawarra captain Ben Creagh believes the criticism directed at the club's forward pack last season was "warranted".

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

A-League round the final audition for Asian Cup hopefuls

Michael Lynch 4:05 PM   For aspiring A-League based Socceroos, this weekend's round represents the last chance to impress Australia boss Ange Postecoglou before the Asian Cup.

Milligan suspension to force midfield reshuffle at Victory

Michael Lynch 3:23 PM   Melbourne Victory's Mr Fixit, Leigh Broxham, could be asked to prove his versatility once again this season by stepping into midfield for the derby clash against Melbourne City to replace suspended skipper Mark Milligan.

Cricket

Live: Australia v India, second Test, day two

Centurion: India opener Murali Vijay was the star of day one.

Rohan Connolly 6:27 PM   Join Rohan Connolly for all the day two action of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba.

Warne defends Starc appraisal as Taylor sees a young Reid

Andrew Wu 5:51 PM   Mark Taylor believes Mitchell Starc can become as good a bowler as former left-armer Bruce Reid, though the young quick still has a long way to go.

Racing

Tax on yearling buys for export to be canned

Adam Pengilly 6:07 PM   The Australian breeding industry has been given a huge tax-relief boost on the eve of one of its biggest sales.

Moses weaves his Magic for first Gold Coast runner after Wyong win

Adam Pengilly 5:43 PM   Kevin Moses will have his first Magic Millions runner despite a decade of trying after Zoutenant punched his ticket for the $2 million classic on the Gold Coast with victory in Thursday's $200,000 Wyong lead-up race.

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.