Phillip Hughes dies 

Staff reporters 5:35 PM   Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck in the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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Test return was a matter of when, not if

Great talent: Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring his second Test century at Durban in 2009.

Jesse Hogan 4:36 PM   Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

How will cricket bounce back?

Concerned: Brad Haddin (left), Steve Smith and Moises Henriques outside Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital on Wednesday.

Peter Hanlon   In the MCG nets on Wednesday morning, Test fast bowler Peter Siddle told his Victorian teammate Marcus Stoinis to step aside so he could send down a bouncer.

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4:38 PM   Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital. Leave your tributes.

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Players turn to each other for support 

Phil Hughes.

Andrew Wu 10:18 PM   NSW players gathered at the SCG as they struggled to come to terms with Phillip Hughes' injury.

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Carter channels dad for hard yakka

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Ex-BBL bowler hails Hughes influence

Lee Gaskin 4:04 PM   Wests/UC captain Ben Oakley pays tribute Australian batsman Phillip Hughes for the guidance he provided him at the Adelaide Strikers last season.

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Rob Horne scoring the match-winning try for the Wallabies over South Africa.

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Wallabies to pay for hole in wall

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Charged: Knights rookie Joseph Tapine.

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Wanderers chairman says club needs new stadium, not move to ANZ

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Magic moments as Victory celebrate 10-year milestone

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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dead 25

 Phillip Hughes of Australia looks on during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2010

Michaela Whitbourn, Sophia Phan 5:51 PM   Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck on the head by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

A good life in this game of ours

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died at the age of 25 due to severe head injuries sustained by a bouncer delivery on Mondays Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02:  Phillip Hughes of Australia 'A' looks on during the Cricket Australia Quadrangular Series Final match between Australia 'A' and India 'A' at Marrara Oval on August 2, 2014 in Darwin

Malcolm Knox 5:31 PM   On June 25, 2013, the Australian cricket team had its first training session under its new coach Darren Lehmann in Taunton, Somerset. Mickey Arthur had been sacked, Michael Clarke had stood down as a selector, and an Ashes series was two weeks away. Turmoil? Disarray? Nobody had told Phillip Hughes.

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Cheika insists there's more to come

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