Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Lee Gaskin 10:49 PM   Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

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Burns the proactive choice  

Joe Burns

Chloe Saltau 4:47 PM   From the list of players who could have replaced Mitchell Marsh for the Boxing Day Test, none screamed, "Pick me!", but Joe Burns has a chance to fill the void in Australian batting towards next year's Ashes and beyond.

Ferguson has 'served his time': Stuart

Cleared to return to the NRL, Blake Ferguson.

Chris Wilson, Michael Carayannis   Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart stands by the club's "courageous decision" to sack Blake Ferguson, but says the troubled star has "served his time" and predicted he could return to the NRL better than ever in 2015.

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Soliola models himself on Raiders legend Wiki

Canberra Raiders recruit Sia Soliola

Chris Wilson   He idolised Ruben Wiki, now Sia Soliola is modelling himself on the Raiders legend as he returns to the NRL with Canberra.

India unhappy with umpiring howlers

Caught and bowled: Josh Hazlewood celebrates the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 in Brisbane on Saturday.

Andrew Wu   India remains unwavering in their stubborn resistance to the use of the Decision Review System but believe they are on the wrong end of several 50-50 umpiring calls this series.

United's magnificent seven aim for second title

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

Ita Vaea, back training with the Brumbies after a life-threatening heart condition.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career.

ACT Sport

Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Canberra United captain Nicole Begg kisses the W-League trophy.

Lee Gaskin 10:49 PM   Canberra United has claimed the club's second W-League championship with a 3-1 victory against minor premiers Perth Glory in the grand final at nib Stadium on Sunday.

Cricket

Ryan gets perfect 10 for Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan took 10 wickets for the match against Ginninderra.

Lee Gaskin 10:40 PM   Tuggeranong paceman Luke Ryan claimed 10 wickets for the match in his side's outright victory against Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Syndey on Friday.

Darren Walton 6:43 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

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League HQ

No green to be seen as Fergo and Waerea-Hargreaves train with the Roosters in Canberra

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves meets Roosters fans in Canberra on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:49 PM   Canberra Raiders fans could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmases had come at once when they hear Blake Ferguson and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are training in the capital.

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

Suited and booted: Sonny Bill Williams in Syndey on Friday.

Darren Walton 6:43 PM   He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

Sydney FC fall to Wellington Phoenix

Oh no: Sydney FC's Shane Smeltz reacts after failing to convert a goal chance.

Dominic Bossi 10:20 PM   Two late sucker punches from Nathan Burns were enough go give the Wellington Phoenix a good win over the struggling Sydney FC.

Fight for Central Coast Mariners has broader implications

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 8:51 PM   Small clubs. Every league in every sport has them. Truth is, every sport needs them. Which is ¬†why the plight of Central Coast Mariners has far wider implications than many are prepared to acknowledge.

Cricket

As it happened: Thunder v Heat

Mike Hussey in action against the Brisbane Heat

Matthew Elkerton 10:39 PM   The Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat in Sunday night Big Bash action. Join us for the live coverage from 7:00pm.

Evergreen Hussey and Kallis shine for Thunder

Great night: Mike Hussey of the Thunder bats at ANZ Stadium against the Heat.

Chris Barrett 10:23 PM   Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis have led the Sydney Thunder to a thrilling Big Bash win over the Brisbane Heat on Sunday.

Racing

Racing broadcasters seek to end blackout

Looking for action: TVN chief executive Bruce Mann.

Patrick Bartley and Adam Pengilly 10:12 PM   TVN and Sky Channel have shelved designs of a new long-term agreement for the sport's vision rights in NSW and Victoria until the new year after resolving to prioritise an end to the blackout before Christmas.

Collett back in time to add Muscle

Talent: Glyn Schofield rides Ball Of Muscle during Sydney Racing at Royal Randwick.

Adam Pengilly 6:25 PM   He is already familiar with the family's star sibling and Jason Collett has pledged to make the mercy dash back from New Zealand to continue the younger brother's rise in the Canterbury Classic.

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.

W-League: Canberra United vs Perth Glory

Canberra United take on Perth Glory at Viking Park, Erindale.