Starc leads Australia into cricket's new frontier

Andrew Wu 6:25 PM   Mitchell Starc is battling an ankle injury which has cast his immediate future in doubt after the left-arm speedster heralded the start of cricket's brave new era by leading Australia's assault on New Zealand's batsmen.

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Millar slides down leaderboard at  Open

Canberra golfer Matt Millar had a three-over round of 74 on the second day of the Australian Open on Friday.

Lee Gaskin 6:18 PM   Canberra golfer Matt Millar was left to rue several missed chances as he fell down the leaderboard at the halfway mark of the Australian Open.

Spieth takes softly-softly approach 

Local knowledge: Matt Jones blasts out of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole.

Adam Pengilly 6:04 PM   Jordan Spieth is slowly chipping away at Matt Jones' Australian Open lead. But tournament officials were less than impressed with the pace of play of his group and issued a warning.


Cavalry chip in for Loveless bachelor party

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne 6:15 PM   Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.


Olympic Games near miss inspires boxer

Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint ready for his fight on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.

Rugby league

Ferguson to get warm welcome from ACT

Former Raider Blake Ferguson will return to Canberra for the first time in round two.

Lee Gaskin 6:31 PM   Raiders captain Jarrod Croker expects former star Blake Ferguson to cop a warm welcome from the Canberra faithful in his first game back in the national capital since being sacked by the club.


Eastlake aiming to learn from mistakes

Eastlake quick Michael Spaseski sends one down the wicket to Tuggeranong batsman Benji Floros last season.

Lee Gaskin 6:30 PM   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side has learnt from the experience of falling short of the one-day and two-day finals last season.


Capitals turn to Tuggeranong fortress

Capitals star Abby Bishop hopes returning to Tuggeranong can spark their season.

Chris Dutton 6:15 PM   It was once the most feared fortress in the WNBL and the Canberra Capitals are hoping getting back to their Tuggeranong tin shed can spark a massive turnaround on the court.

Rugby union

Montpellier 'just like home' for Brumbies

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton 6:13 PM   They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

Rugby union

Larkham urges Brumbies to get excited

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton 10:15 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is poised to join Australian rugby's French connection as cashed-up clubs attempt to poach the NRL convert at the end of next year.

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League HQ

Rooster recruit Paki Afu is a man on a mission

Second chance: Roosters recruit Paki Afu.

Adrian Proszenko 1:25 PM   Two unlikely encounters changed Paki Afu's life.

With NRL TV deal signed, sealed and delivered the next battle is the division of the spoils

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 8:31 PM   This rich result for rugby league demonstrates that television - both free-to-air and pay - needs the game.

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Rugby Heaven

Carter sought Paris safety assurance

Better safe than sorry: Dan Carter

9:57 AM   All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought assurances about the safety of he and his family before arriving in Paris to begin a three-year stint in French club rugby.

Thorn could play for Reds next year at 41

Raring to go: Brad Thorn says he can play on next year.

Phil Lutton   Cross-code warrior Brad Thorn hasn't ruled out strapping on the boots for the Queensland Reds next season, saying he still has the "urge" to play again.

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Live: Third Test day two

The sun sets behind the Adelaide Oval during day one.

Rohan Connolly 5:49 PM   Follow all the action live with our interactive blog.

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Cowan shows old-style grit

Classic: Ed Cowan hits out during his impressive innings against the Bulls.

Jamie Marcuson 5:13 PM   There's something majestic about watching Ed Cowan open the batting. As cricket evolves into a faster-paced, pink-balled era, Cowan represents the glory days of old. Settled, confident, controlled. Is this really so bad?


AFL draft season 2015: the wash-up

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton with the number one draft pick Jacob Weitering.

Emma Quayle 7:25 PM   The 2015 off-season is over, and clubs have their complete lists in place for 2016. Here are some of the talking points from the national and rookie drafts.

Swans welcome colossal rookie ruckman

Tall timber: Kyle Galloway at Swans training.

David Sygall 1:21 AM   Kyle Galloway stands eye to eye with the AFL's tallest player, Aaron Sandilands, but his first victim was Swans premiership player Mike Pyke.



Something in the air for Wanderers skipper

"The most pleasing thing is that we've seen the change ourselves since day one of the pre-season, and now we're getting results for it and tangible points": Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Emma Kemp 5:13 PM   Nikolai Topor-Stanley will never forget the last time Western Sydney beat Central Coast in Gosford, because it was the very moment he realised just how remarkable a journey he was on.

Cahill says critics should check stats

Record speaks for itself: Socceroos talisman Tim Cahill has no plans to step down from the national team.

Daniel Lane 4:53 PM   Tim Cahill, who will spearhead Shanghai Shenhua's charge in the Chinese FA Cup final on Sunday, has challenged any critic who thinks that at 35 he ought to retire.


Horse Racing

Dublin Lass too good in the Starlight Stakes

Kerrin McEvoy

Chris Roots 5:25 PM   The limit weight is always a good starting point when you are taking steps along the black-type path and Dublin Lass made the most of her advantage in winning the Starlight Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Ellerton/Zahra back on the board and looking to shine through summer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Chris Symons riding Whistle Baby (r) wins Race 3 during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on November 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch 4:45 PM   Everybody likes to have a runner in the spring. The races are glamorous, the crowds are big, and public interest is at its greatest.


Spieth and Scott upstaged by Tighe

Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott upstaged at the Australian Open.

Brad Thorn joins the Queensland Reds

All Blacks and Broncos legend Brad takes up new role with Reds.

World watches a cricketing experiment

teve Smith says he is excited to be part of history on Friday.

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.