Cricket's saddest day as Hughes mourned

Greg Baum 10:44 PM   RIP Phillip Hughes. Those have to be the saddest words ever written in the name of cricket. This has to be cricket's saddest day.

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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.

Phillip Hughes death: Leave your tributes

Phillip Hughes.

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   NSW players gathered at the SCG as they struggled to come to terms with Phillip Hughes' injury.

McCartin tipped to be Saints' No.1 pick

Patrick McCartin has strong claims to being the best in the pool.

Emma Quayle 12:39 AM   St Kilda is expected to add a strong marking forward to its already underway rebuild, with Paddy McCartin set to join the club as the No. 1 pick in Thursday's AFL draft.

Carter channels dad for hard yakka

Sam Carter wants to increase his physicality with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   Wallabies lock Sam Carter has swapped family farm chores for the chance to chase a World Cup dream, vowing to increase his physicality to fit into Michael Cheika's game plan.

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Soccer

Canberra teen kicking goals with West Ham academy

Daramalan College student Alexandru Uricaru will leave on a two-week tour of Britain with the West Ham United International Soccer Academy.

Lee Gaskin 10:03 PM   Canberra teenager Alexandru Uricaru will train with the West Ham United International Soccer Academy.

Basketball

Capitals primed for Lightning to strike twice

Carley Mijovic and Alex Bunton will take on their former teammates on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin 10:01 PM   The Capitals expect ex-players Alex Bunton and Carley Mijovic to fire up against them on Saturday,

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Rugby Heaven

Slow on paperwork, but Brumbies recruit sets sizzling pace

Lift-off: Lausii Taliauli is delighted to have been given a chance at a career with the Brumbies.

Chris Wilson 7:04 PM   He was slow with his citizenship paperwork, so Lausii Taliauli is now the fastest ACT Brumby.

Horne recalled to Wallabies wing

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

Chris Dutton 3:00 PM   The Wallabies will persist with an experimentation plan to remove any guess work from their World Cup bid next year, with Rob Horne getting his opportunity to shine against England.

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League HQ

Sydney clubs quitting NRL would do Dave Smith a favour

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Steve Mascord 12:21 PM   If a group of recalcitrant Sydney clubs was to refuse to sign NRL franchise agreements next year, they'd be doing the League Central administration a favour.

Newcastle Knights rookie Joseph Tapine charged with assault

Charged: Knights rookie Joseph Tapine.

Sam Rigney, Robert Dillon and Brett Keeble 12:44 AM   The Newcastle Knights are facing another assault scandal after rookie forward Joseph Tapine was charged over an incident that left a man with a broken jaw.

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Football

Sydney's not sky blue, it's red and black

Iacopo La Rocca.

Iacopo La Rocca 10:39 PM   Sydney will be red and black, not sky blue this Saturday, writes Wanderers' Iacopo La Rocca.

This weekend's A-League games

Michael Lynch 6:24 PM   MELBOURNE VICTORY v ADELAIDE UNITED

Cricket

Clarke is hurting as much as anyone

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Andrew Webster 10:50 PM   For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.

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 10:36 PM   Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital at the age of 25 after being struck on the head by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

Racing

Bart Cummings admitted to hospital

Legend of the sport: Trainer Bart Cummings.

Chris Roots 10:37 PM   Legendary trainer Bart Cummings was admitted to a Sydney hospital with a chest infection on Thursday.

Stokes sees Valley as right choice for sprinter

10:29 PM   Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes has given punters a strong lead by electing to run Eclair Choice at Moonee Valley.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

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.