Mitchell Marsh's hamstring problems return

Andrew Wu 8:11 PM   Australia could be down a player just one day into the second Test after Mitchell Marsh's worrying hamstring issues resurfaced on Wednesday.

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Basketball

Jess Bibby on verge of three-point history

Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames.

Jon Tuxworth 5:59 PM   Canberra Capitals guard Jess Bibby's sole focus is keeping the club's fading finals hopes alive when they face the 'Doomsday Double' road trip this weekend.

Cowan: I can succeed as Test player

Still on the scene: Ed Cowan wants it be known he could still succeed in Test cricket.

Matthew Elkerton 8:34 PM   Sydney Sixers opener and self-proclaimed talisman, Ed Cowan, says he is ready and confident in his abilities if a Test call-up beckons.

Canberra players in the mix for Cup berths

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman is in contention for the Matildas squad for next year's Women's World Cup.

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   Matildas coach Alen Stajcic will be closely watching Sunday's W-League grand final between Canberra United and Perth Glory, with World Cup spots on the line.

Cricket

Canberra's dozen dive into the BBL

Will Sheridan crosses town to the Melbourne Stars in 2014-2015.

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   Canberra players will be scattered across the country in the Big Bash League, with a dozen spread across the eight teams.

Smith should be captain: Chappell

Out with old, in with the new: Ian Chappell believes Steve Smith, left,   should retain the captaincy if Michael Clarke, right, returns to the Test side.

Andrew Wu 8:50 PM   Ian Chappell believes stand-in Test captain Steve Smith should have the job for keeps, even if Michael Clarke makes a successful recovery from hamstring surgery.

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Vijay plunders a century as Aussies wilt in the heat

Mitch Marsh celebrates his first Test wicket with brother Shaun.

Chloe Saltau 11:16 PM   Australia's young quicks wilted in the oppressive Brisbane heat, another bowler was lost to injury and India's batsmen were well on top at the Gabba fortress. Welcome to the Australian captaincy, Steve Smith.

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Cricket

Meteors draw line in the sand on fitness

Kate Owen has been dropped from the Meteors squad for this weekend's series.

Lee Gaskin 9:00 PM   ACT Meteors coach Andrew Dawson says there needs to be an increased focus on fitness in women's cricket with a women's Big Bash League on the horizon.

Tennis

Bai a step closer to an Australian Open wildcard

Alison Bai in action for Canberra Velocity in the Asia Pacific Tennis League.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra's Alison Bai booked a quarter-final spot against top seed Olivia Rogowska in the Australian Open wildcard play-off after coming from behind to beat Isabella Holland in the first round.

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Rugby Heaven

Ashley-Cooper to join French team Bordeaux

Au revoir: Adam Ashley-Cooper will continue his career in France after the World Cup.

7:09 AM   Veteran Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has ended the chase for his signature, announcing he will join French team Bordeaux on a two-year deal after next year's World Cup.

Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

Brumbies

Chris Dutton 7:16 PM   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

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League HQ

Creagh backs Dragons forwards critics

Ben Creagh.

Michael Carayannis 7:09 PM   St George Illawarra captain Ben Creagh believes the criticism directed at the club's forward pack last season was "warranted".

Rabbitohs gear up for life after Burgess

Sam Burgess.

Darren Walton 3:46 PM   South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has promised Rabbitohs fans that the NRL premiers are well prepared for life without Sam Burgess.

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Football

Wanderers lose again at Club World Cup

Heads up: Western Sydney Wanderers' Daniel Alessi and ES Setif's Mohamed Benyettou jump for the ball.

Liam FitzGibbon 7:03 AM   Western Sydney's frustrating Club World Cup campaign has ended with a loss on penalties to African champions ES Setif of Algeria in the playoff for fifth place.

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque calls on team to rally against adversity

Everyone has to share the load: Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque

Matthew Elkerton 11:26 PM    Sydney FC star Alex Brosque says that the team will need to step up together as a leadership group in the absence of some of their biggest stars.

Cricket

Aussies under attack... on and off the field

Mitchell Starc.

Scott Parker 7:42 AM   After day one of the Gabba Test the Australian team, ravaged by the Brisbane heat and a number of player injuries, have taken fire both on and off the field with Shane Warne labeling Aussie spearhead Mitchell Starc as "soft".

ODI decision disappoints Pakistan

Reluctant: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan said he and his team-mates wanted to postpone Thursday's ODI against the Black Caps after the Peshawar school horror.

7:16 AM   Pakistan cricket officials disappointed Black Caps ODI went ahead in the wake of the Peshawar school horror.

Racing

Heys pins hopes on expensive colt

That's magic: Bryce Heys spent up big at the Magic Millions in the previous two years, including this More Than Ready colt.

Adam Pengilly 9:01 PM   Want a way to make a splash with first two-year-old runner? Spend $600,000 on a well-bred colt, roll it out just in time for a fling at the $2 million Magic Millions on the Gold Coast and hope like hell the horse can stand up to it.

Sky Racing shuts off NSW and Victoria coverage

Generic horses running on a race track

Patrick Bartley 8:28 PM   Sky Racing will not be permitted to broadcast New South Wales and Victorian racing.

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.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Melbourne Boomers

The Canberra Capitals take on the Melbourne Boomers at Southern Cross Stadium, Canberra

Walk on Walk Strong charity event

Henry Speight loses the Afro at Westfield Belconnen for the charity Walk on Walk Strong which helps kids with cancer.

Australian Schools Championships finals at Southern Cross Stadium.

School basketball teams face off at Southern Cross Stadium on December 5th for the Australian Schools Championship.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

Tributes from prime ministers past and present, team mates, cricket legends for Phillip Hughes.