Canberra Syke out Perth to claim W-League title

Lee Gaskin 11:16 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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Teenage star embraces shock call-up

Canberra's Grace Maher challenges Perth Glory's Alanna Kennedy.

Lee Gaskin 8:01 PM   Canberra United's 15-year-old midfielder Grace Maher rose to the occasion in her first W-League start to play an important role in the club's 2014-15 championship success.

Burns shelves books for Test challenge

Dream come true: Joe Burns has been called into the Australian test squad.

Chris Barrett 9:17 PM   Joe Burns thought his biggest test in the next few weeks would be the final exam of his economics degree, which he is due to sit next month.

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Burns the proactive choice  

Joe Burns

Chloe Saltau   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.

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Haddin needs to make runs: Lehmann

Having a word: Australia coach Darren Lehmann, left, speaks with captain Steve Smith at training in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu 6:29 PM   Brad Haddin's leadership and form with the gloves have been deemed more important than his form with the bat, but coach Darren Lehmann has said the wicketkeeper's alarming batting slump must end.

League

No green to be seen 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.

Baseball

Cavalry hopes ''common sense prevails''      

Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails".

Jon Tuxworth 7:25 PM   Canberra catcher Robbie Perkins hopes "common sense prevails" after the Brisbane Bandits officially protested against Cavalry's 11-4 win on Friday night due to a potential breach of import player rules. 

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Baseball

ABL strikes out Cavalry win

David Polkinghorne 5:37 PM   Penalises Asia Series champs for import rule breach.

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 Sydney on Friday.

Darren Walton 11:27 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.

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Vaea targets Brumbies comeback

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

Chris Dutton   Ita Vaea has abandoned plans for a French comeback to have one last crack at reviving his Super Rugby career, declaring he wants to repay the ACT Brumbies after overcoming a life-threatening heart condition.

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League HQ

SBW: Sport-hopping to stay

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

Darren Walton 11:27 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.

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Hayne back in Sydney due to visa issue

Jarryd Hayne: Relaxed about visa issues.

Former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has revealed he would have signed with a NFL franchise two weeks ago had it not been for visa issues which forced him back to Sydney.

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Football

Asian Cup set to draw huge crowds

Matt Murnane 5:47 PM   Bumper crowds are expected across Australia for next year's Asia Cup, starting with the opening ceremony and first match featuring the host city in Melbourne.

Janko frustrated by home goal drought

Dominic Bossi 4:50 PM   Sydney FC striker Marc Janko is frustrated that he still hasn't opened his account at home after being denied another chance by the woodwork at Allianz Stadium.

Cricket

Joe Burns adds new chapter to family history

Daniel Lane 5:16 PM    It was an impressive story: Joe Burns' great-uncle Harold, who represented Queensland in cricket and rugby league, used his wicketkeeping skills to dismiss Don Bradman in a Sheffield Shield match . . . but, it never happened.

Thunder had a good win but that is all it is, says Sandhu

Matthew Elkerton 4:09 PM   The Sydney Thunder dominated the Brisbane Heat in the best Thunder performance in over three seasons of Big Bash action. But fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu says this does not mean it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the tournament. 

Racing

The Tabcorp v TVN stoush explained

Patrick Bartley 4:34 PM   While the sheer mention of the Tabcorp-TVN dispute has the potential to glaze over the eyes of even the most interested of racegoers, the unrest caused by the breakdown of negotiations could have far wider ramifications than just having race meetings broadcast live or not.

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.

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.