Smith heroics steal remarkable win for Australia

Chloe Saltau 7:29 AM   If there's something wrong with one-dayers, it has nothing to do with Steve Smith.

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Cornish confident of stepping up

Mitch Cornish

Chris Wilson 9:02 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback Mitch Cornish says he's ready for the biggest season of his footballing career.

Campese poised to join Salford

Heading towards the exit: Terry Campese.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   Canberra captain Terry Campese has almost certainly played his last game in lime green as Salford emerges as his likely destination.

Scott's footsteps growing louder for Wright

Adam Scott tees off on the 18th on Friday.

Matt Murnane 7:05 PM   Michael Wright gets in trouble when his mind "gets too busy", so positive self-talk is his method of blocking out the doubts, and as well as it worked in the second round he will need to get to know himself even better in the third to stop a charging Adam Scott from claiming history at the Australian Masters.

Concussion forces change from Toomua

Matt Toomua

Chris Dutton   Back to back concussions have forced Matt Toomua to change his tackling technique, but the recalled Wallabies centre insists he will not shy away from physical contact in his Test return.

Beale not cheating the system: Cheika

Direct: Australian coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 8:54 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has defended his decision to select Kurtley Beale on the bench for the clash against Ireland, saying no one is trying to “cheat the system” after a controversial month.

Athletics

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Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Last year's win was supposed to kickstart his season, but defending Queanbeyan Gift champion Angus Gould says the injuries which cruelled his Commonwealth Games hopes will spur him on to qualify for next year's world championships. 

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Cycling

Rogers named in team of the century

Michael Rogers celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the  16th stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

David Polkinghorne 11:30 PM   But who won Cycling Australia's top gong, the Oppy?

Cricket

Barnard helps out old mate and a reduced Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth 8:59 PM   When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika takes on former students

Irish return: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 12:17 AM   Leinster greats describe Michael Cheika as the backbone of the club's success and the man who "went bananas" to revolutionise a culture which could be the Wallabies' downfall against Ireland.

Bro with the fro Speight ready for debut

Presence: Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton 11:59 PM   Big-hearted Wallabies winger Henry Speight is unfazed by the pressure of four years of waiting to play for Australia, declaring he wants to repay the faith to officials who have patiently waited to see his talent at Test level.

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League HQ

Flower avoids sack over Super League punch

Six-month ban: Ben Flower punches Lance Hohaia.

8:00 AM   Ben Flower has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club Wigan after his attack on St Helens playmaker Lance Hohaia during October's Super League grand final.

Sport needs to crack down on domestic violence

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Darren Kane 10:00 PM   The reports this week that 86 year-old Frank Carlino was bashed and robbed of his pension money were unavoidable, and disturbing. Whenever Carlino's attackers are brought to justice they'll no doubt have armed themselves with lawyers only too willing to petition for leniency for some reason or other. But please, some acts are so inherently horrendous, they defy explanation. 

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Football

FIFA financial monitor faces Cayman Islands fraud charge

A guard stands at the entrance of the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

Dominic Bossi 1:19 AM   The integrity of FIFA's financial monitoring panel which will assess a secret report into corruption has been brought into question after a key member was charged with fraud in a non-football related criminal investigation in the Cayman Islands.

Ten-man Glory beat Phoenix

Early bird: Daniel de Silva celebrates his goal in the second minute of the clash.

12:09 AM   Rising star Danny De Silva scored his first A-League goal and Andy Keogh continued his hot form to inspire 10-man Perth Glory to a 2-1 triumph over Wellington Phoenix in Friday night's clash at nib Stadium.

Cricket

Brief hope for Black Caps as Test ends in draw

Ross Taylor raises his bat after 50 runs before he reached 100.

Mark Geenty 7:41 AM   A whiff of an upset victory for New Zealand faded to a second test draw with Pakistan in Dubai.

Barnard helps out old mate and a reduced Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth 8:59 PM   When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

Racing

Bart and James Cummings hoping a Star can be born for Christmas

Old-timer ... James Cummings with Precedence.

Adam Pengilly 10:00 PM   The prospect of the Cummings name attached to a two-year-old stepping out before Christmas has been rare in recent years, particularly if searching for one listed alongside Bart's name rather than Anthony's.

Trainer Begg to shut down Randwick stables

Wrapping up: Grahame Begg, pictured in 2011.

Adam Pengilly 9:58 PM   Grahame Begg has announced he will close his Randwick stables next month after 25 years in the training business.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.

Twenty20: Eastlake v Western District

Twenty20 Konica Cup: Eastlake v Western District at Kingston Oval

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark