Warner hurt as Clarke pleads for World Cup place

Chloe Saltau   Michael Clarke has pleaded with the selectors to take a risk by including him in Australia's World Cup squad as Mitchell Marsh and David Warner battle more injury concerns.

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Smith puts Indians to sword

LEADING THE WAY: Australian captain Steve Smith raises his bat after sealing a ton.

Chloe Saltau   Australia have taken control on day two of the Boxing Day test against India at the MCG.

Flanagan comes up empty on fishing trip

Anna Flanagan relaxes over the Christmas period.

Lee Gaskin 8:47 PM   Locker Room: Canberra's Hockeyroos star Anna Flanagan comes up empty during a family fishing trip over the Christmas break.

Basketball

Jackson  in bid to prolong career

Lauren Jackson said the Capitals would honour Phillip Hughes on Saturday.

Jon Tuxworth   Australian Opals coach Brendan Joyce will give Lauren Jackson significant minutes at centre in a bid to prolong her international career.

Tough decision ... but one Bell had to make

Shorter trip than expected: Perpetual Loyal retired about 8am with hull damage, damage that occurred at 9pm on Friday night when she fell off a wave or hit something, according to crewman Tom Slingsby.

Rupert Guinness 9:17 PM   Anthony Bell said before he started the Sydney to Hobart yacht race that he was willing to gamble in his bid to add a second line honours title to his name.

Mariners, Roar play out thrilling draw

Challenge: Central Coast's Storm Roux contests the ball with James Donachie of the Roar.

Dominic Bossi   Central Coast were denied their first win since October 11 after being held to a thrilling six-goal draw with Brisbane Roar in a match that was more about context than competition points.

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Weston Creek players chase SCG  dream 

Weston Creek Molonglo captain Michael Delaney ahead of Sunday's SCG Country Cup quarter-final against Dubbo.

Lee Gaskin 9:03 PM   Weston Creek Molonglo is the last Canberra club left in the SCG Country Cup when it takes on Dubbo in a quarter-final at Wollongong on Sunday.

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Athletics

Canberra's Jakeman wins the 128th Bay Sheffield Gift in Adelaide in a photo finish

John Jakeman, pictured winning the Canberra Gift in 2010, took out the Bay Sheffield Gift on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin 8:18 PM   Canberra athlete John Jakeman has taken out the 128th Bay Sheffield Gift in Adelaide in a photo finish.

Cricket

Weston Creek eliminated from SCG Country Cup

Weston Creek Molonglo captain Michael Delaney took 2-23 in Sunday's seven-wicket loss to Dubbo in the quarter-finals of the SCG Country Cup.

Lee Gaskin 6:17 PM   Weston Creek Molonglo captain Michael Delaney✓ says his side's exit in the quarter-finals of the SCG Country Cup isn't a reflection on the standard of Canberra cricket.

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Rugby Heaven

White tipped to manage Montpellier

On the move: Former Brumbies coach Jake White.

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.

Rugby's year in review

Stephen Samuelson dinkus Dinkus

Stephen Samuelson   It was a season turmoil for Australian Rugby with financial problems and off-field behaviour overshadowing the poor performances on the field by the Wallabies.

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League HQ

NRL should buy a stake in ARU to increase code's marketability

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord 7:04 PM   As we look towards 2015, Australia is actually one of the less interesting territories where rugby league is played, even if it remains the most significant.

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League's highs and lows in 2014

Cloud nine: James Tamou and Trent Merrin after NSW broke the Maroons' eight-year strangehold on the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas 3:22 PM   It was the year of fairytales and drought-breaking victories. It's hard to go past South Sydney ending their 43-year wait for premiership glory as the highlight of 2014, Sam Burgess' heroics in the grand final capping off a remarkable year for Michael Maguire's men

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Football

Wanderers' woe continues after controversial loss

Roy Krishna

Sam Worthington 7:17 PM   A controversial Roy Krishna penalty proved the difference as the Wellington Phoenix cemented their A-League top-four status with a 1-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers at Westpac Stadium.

City bandwagon rolls north to Newcastle

Melbourne City's David Williams controls the ball under pressure from Scott Jamieson of Perth Glory when the teams met on Boxing Day.

Michael Lynch 7:08 PM   Melbourne City will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to four and further dent Newcastle Jets confidence when they head to the Hunter Valley to take on the struggling Novocastrians on Tuesday night.

Cricket

Ajmal rules himself out of World Cup

Illegal action: Saeed Ajmal will undergo more remedial work.

8:17 PM   Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal has ruled himself out of the World Cup after the 37-year-old suspended offspinner decided not to go for official testing of his suspect bowling action.

'Pitchsider' ban extended beyond BBL

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett 8:12 PM   The British ''pitchsider'' who has been ejected from three Big Bash League games in Sydney this summer has been banned from all matches governed by Cricket Australia.

Racing

Waller the winner in 25 years of this column

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Max Presnell 8:00 PM   Chris Waller has been the biggest winner for the past 25 years, in this spot from which I’m now bidding farewell.

Moses eyes Magic Millions

"You've just got to be lucky to get the horses": Kevin Moses.

Adam Pengilly 2:51 PM   What took Kevin Moses an entire season to achieve last season has almost been reached in a little over four months this term.

Cricketers' Christmas happy snaps

The Australian cricketers posed with their families for the traditional Christmas Day photo opportunities.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

Ouch! The painful sporting moments of 2014

The moments which left sportspeople in pain and spectators wincing.

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.