D'Costa and Rogers question whether more could be done to honour memory of Phillip Hughes

Tom Decent 8:00 PM   Phillip Hughes' long-time coach and mentor has questioned whether cricket administrators are doing "everything humanly possible" to ensure player safety and honour the memory of the late opener.

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Adam Scott relishing Jordan Spieth duel

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25:  Adam Scott smiles ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club on November 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly 5:30 PM   Adam Scott is on "a mission" to win a second Australian Open, relishing the prospect of a final-day duel with world no.1 Jordan Spieth if it eventuated.


Meteors bowler kicks goals with Sixers

ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks, has signed with the Sydney Sixers in the Women's Big Bash League.

Lee Gaskin 6:53 PM   ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the Women's Big Bash League after playing for the Melbourne Demons in the women's AFL this year.

Rugby league

World Cup hopefuls could call Canberra home

Rugby League World Cup boss Michael Brown says Canberra is the ideal base for teams.

David Polkinghorne 8:07 PM   Chief executive backs Canberra as ideal venue for teams to prepare for World Cup.


Canberra clubs voice concerns about NPL

Keen debate: Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid said some club presidents are against the idea of representative teams playing in the National Premier League.

Lee Gaskin 4:29 PM   Canberra National Premier League clubs are fighting Capital Football's desire to have a Canberra United Academy team in the first division competition next season.


Cavalry the answer to Thompson's prayers

Pitcher Aaron Thompson says the Canberra Cavalry are the answer to his prayers.

David Polkinghorne 7:55 PM   Canberra recruit says the joke's on anyone who doesn't take the opportunity to do what he's doing.

Australian football

Eastlake looking for next Himmelberg

GWS draftee Harrison Himmelberg might be the first of a few 2015 Eastlake players who make it onto an AFL list.

David Polkinghorne 7:57 PM    Demons' tough 2015 could reap rewards at next year's AFL draft.


Treffers chases down Larkin for Rio  spot

Ben Treffers will chase gold in the 50m backstroke final.

Lee Gaskin 6:24 PM   Canberra backstroker Ben Treffers is hunting down world champion Mitch Larkin on his way to forcing his way in to the Australian team for next year's Olympic Games.

The Aussie star every NBA team is lusting after

LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) grimaces while being fouled by South Alabama forward Nikola Marijan (11) as South Alabama forward Georgi Boyanov (10) helps defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Tim Bontemps 10:52 AM   Dozens of NBA scouts were in the crowd watching Ben Simmons' outstanding performance for Louisiana State on Tuesday.

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Australian football

Himmelberg to suit up for the Giants

Eastlake player Harrison Himmelberg has been nominated as a potential academy selection at the AFL draft.

Chris Dutton 9:08 PM   Harrison Himmelberg will go from selling suits in Canberra to the AFL after a shock twist in the draft led to a deal with the GWS Giants.

Canberra soccer reacts to A-League snub

FFA boss David Gallop and national coach Ange Postecoglou..

Lee Gaskin   Capital Football and the ACT Government have both described David Gallop's comments as "disappointing" after the FFA chief executive shut the door on Canberra's A-League dream.

League HQ

Eels get new home away from home in Darwin

Northern lights: Parramatta's Luke Kelly in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers in Darwin in August.

Adrian Proszenko 6:21 PM   Parramatta won't have to wait for Pirtek Stadium to be refurbished to be playing out of a brand new home ground.

Tryscoring machine bucks trend and switches from Parramatta to Manly

Heading off: Halauafu Lavaka fends away Kieran Foran at the NRL Nines at Eden Park in January.

Adrian Proszenko 5:41 PM   At a time when a seemingly endless procession of Manly players are defecting to arch rivals Parramatta, Halauafu Lavaka has gone the other way.


Rugby Heaven

Jonah Lomu may have died from blood clot after flight: doctor

Jonah Lomu died aged 40.

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot which formed during a flight home to New Zealand, a former team doctor has said.

Geoff Larkham steps down after decade as president

Geoff Larkham, centre, with son Stephen, right, and grandson Luke.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies president Geoff Larkham will quit his role and retire after more than a decade at the helm.



Hughes scores triple century but selectors will retain Rohrer

Prolific: NSW batsman Dan Hughes.

Tom Decent 8:07 PM   Daniel Hughes belted an unbeaten triple century in a Futures League match on Wednesday but NSW selectors will stick with Ben Rohrer at number six for their Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on Friday.

Nervous wait begins for Cairns

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

Kevin Norquay 7:39 PM   When water goes out ahead of a tsunami there is trepidation about it coming back in.


Nixon's book says schoolgirl a 'temptress'

Ricky Nixon arrives at the Court of Appeal on Lonsdale Street on Tuesday.

Mark Russell   Kim Duthie's barrister says disgraced former AFL player agent's autobiography is a 'farrago of lies' trying to justify the unjustifiable.

Bomber draftees to add energy and speed

Essendon coach John Worsfold shakes hands with Aaron Francis.

Emma Quayle 9:17 AM   Essendon's new group of recruits will add to the feeling of energy and optimism around the club, list manager Adrian Dodoro said after overseeing one of the club's most important drafts in recent history.



City in battle to hold on to Mooy

In demand: Aaron Mooy playing against Kyrgyzstan.

Dominic Bossi 7:07 PM   Melbourne City are hoping to keep hold of in-demand marquee Aaron Mooy who is becoming subject of a high-profile transfer move to a major European club in the January window.

More heat no problem for Sky Blues: Ryall

Heat is on: Seb Ryall during Sydney FC's scoreless draw with Perth last week.

Sebastian Hassett 6:16 PM   Sydney FC defender Sebastian Ryall is adamant his teammates will be in fine physical condition for Thursday night's clash against Wellington Phoenix, despite the short turnaround from Saturday's 0-0 draw in Perth.


Horse Racing

Bayliss saved by Hawkeye as whip action is questioned

Hawkeye helps: Jockey Regan Bayliss.

Chris Roots 8:12 PM   The stewards latest technological tool had apprentice Regan Bayliss down the gun in a protest then an inquiry for his whip action but the Hawkeye system finally proved his friend clearing him at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Racing NSW targets country areas with prizemoney and jobs package

Industry boost: Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Chris Roots   Racing NSW has announced $21 million boost to country and provincial racing from the proceeds of the tax parity legislation starting from July 1 next year.


Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.

WNBL: Canberra v Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals suffered their ninth loss in a row on Sunday.

Legend sings anthem through hiccups

Ethan Hall defies hiccups to sing the national anthem at the baseball.

Jamie Vardy makes history in the EPL

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy scores for the 10th game in a row.