Gilly backs Brad Haddin to emerge from drought

Jon Tuxworth 7:00 PM   Adam Gilchrist says Brad Haddin's Test career isn't in jeopardy.

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Harris back as Aussies relish whingeing

Ryan Harris looks on during an Australian nets session.

Jesse Hogan 4:37 PM   Ryan Harris is a confirmed starter for Australia in the Boxing Day Test, along with debutant Joe Burns at number six.

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Melbourne Christmas suits Joe Burns just fine

Joe Burns is ready for his first Test hit out.

Ronny Lerner 6:15 PM   Ordinarily, Joe Burns would be spending Christmas Day with his family back in his hometown of Brisbane.

Sydney to sign local talent if imports fall short

Sydney FC's Graham Arnold had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Melbourne Victory

Sebastian Hassett 9:24 PM   It may put the club's title aspirations at risk but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is prepared to forego star foreign players for young Australians.

Bell set to gamble to beat Wild Oats XI

Ready to race: Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell.

Rupert Guinness 10:00 PM   So strong is Anthony Bell's resolve, he is willing to push his Perpetual Loyal as hard as he can on the first night of the Sydney to Hobart.

Sailing

Namadgi battles big seas for Sydney to Hobart

Generic Yacht and Yachting shot, Sydney to Hobart.

Lee Gaskin 6:00 PM   Sacrificing sleep, battling 100kmh winds and six-metre seas are all par for the course for the Canberra Ocean Racing Club's long-serving Sydney to Hobart entrant.

Blackout cloud looms over Queanbeyan coffers

Queanbeyan Racing could cop a financial hit during the broadcast blackout.

David Polkinghorne   The Queanbeyan Racing Club's coffers could be hit hard by the TVN-Sky Channel feud if it continues into the New Year.

ACT Sport

Memorable moments, and the stars behind them

Patrick Mills achieved the pinnacle in basketball, winning the NBA championship with San Antonio.

Jon Tuxworth 3:32 PM   The year will go down as one in which several Canberra athletes announced themselves on the big stage, capturing the imagination of not only the city but also all Australian sports fans. We've analysed the year that was to bring you the best of the best. 

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke wants Oh So Adorable to win for his father

Oh So Adorable (outside) returns after a 13-week spell on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne 1:57 PM   Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke is hoping Oh So Adorable can put a smile on his father Eric's face and help take his mind off a pre-Christmas hip replacement with a win.

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Rugby Heaven

White tipped to manage Montpellier

On the move: Former Brumbies coach Jake White.

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.

Rugby's year in review

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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

Guerra extends Roosters NRL deal

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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.

The top 10 rugby league stories of a drama-filled year

Michael Carayannis 11:00 AM   From the sublime to the ridiculous - the top 10 rugby league stories of 2014.

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Football

Coach Muscat keen to rebound against Jets

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.

Asian Cup to prove if Postecoglou has Cummings touch

Michael Lynch 12:56 PM   Ange Postecoglou is getting used to being shot by both sides.

Cricket

Live: Australia v India, Boxing Day Test, day one

Fans enjoying last year's Boxing Day Test at the MCG

Jesse Hogan 4:12 PM   Join Jesse Hogan live from the MCG for all the action on one of the biggest days on Australia's sporting calendar.

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McCullum passes 1000-run milestone

Brendon McCullum capped off his incredible year by becoming the first New Zealander to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year.

Matt Richens 3:36 PM   New Zealand skipper becomes first Kiwi to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year.

Racing

Racing at a divide

Patrick Bartley 4:12 PM   While late on Christmas Eve many Australians were doing last-minute shopping, the board of TVN was receiving confirmation that the racing vision provider was officially on life support.

Reith has backing of big hitters on return

Adam Pengilly 3:29 PM   Waller, Snowden, O'Shea and Cummings - is it any wonder Christian Reith is so happy to have landed in Australia with a support cast like this on his first day back?

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.