Hammond out to atone for Commonwealth Games

Jon Tuxworth 1:05 AM   Jake Hammond remembers the day he shared a track with Usain Bolt as one of the best and worst moments of his career. 

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Heat on, but Triple-Tri called off

Chris Wilson   Bushfire risks have forced the last-minute cancellation of one of Canberra's top endurance events.

Golf

Campbell rides luck on  Masters leaderboard

Chris Campbell  putts on the 18th green during day three of the Australian Masters.

Jon Tuxworth   His caddy's a croupier at Canberra casino and Chris Campbell rode his luck to rocket into the Australian Masters top ten with a fine third round at Metropolitan Golf Club on Saturday. 

Burger king Patty grills PM

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Jon Tuxworth 9:21 PM   Patty Mills grills the PM, Canberra ready for big-time golf and Daddy Day-Care at the Canberra Raiders.

Cricket

Spaseski century puts Demons in poll position

 Wests batsman Callum Taylor faces Queanbeyan bowler Sam
Taylor.

Jon Tuxworth   ANU must be getting sick of the sight of Michael Spaseski after the Eastlake skipper terrorised it again with a blistering century at Kingston Oval on Saturday. 

Cycling

 Matthews to skip our summer for Europe

Michael Matthews celebrates winning a sprint finish in Spain.

David Polkinghorne   Emerging superstar Michael Matthews will skip the Australian summer with his year built around getting his first Tour de France stage win, continued success at the Giro d'Italia and aiming for the spring one-day classics as well.

Racing

Ward back in the saddle

Ward got the all clear from his neurosurgeon and doctor on Monday and was back at work at 4.30am the following day.

David Polkinghorne    Plans to return to racing at Canberra.

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Cricket

Higgs-inspired Queanbeyan keep Twenty20 finals hopes alive

Jon Tuxworth 8:25 PM   Queanbeyan kept its Konica Minolta Cup Twenty20 semi-final hopes alive on Sunday.

Australian Football

Austin hoping training with Ainslie is step to AFL

David Polkinghorne 8:23 PM   And a Tricolours midfielder shapes as draft bolter.

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Rugby Heaven

Beale takes first steps to redemption

Work in progress: Kurtley Beale bid for redemption is ongoing.

Chris Dutton 8:19 PM   Kurtley Beale says his redemption mission is still a work in progress, promising to learn from mistakes and become a better player and person.

Pocock returns to full training

David Polkinghorne 5:04 PM   Senior coach Stephen Larkham questions how long the Super Rugby format will last before the next change.

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League HQ

Souths stand down player after charge

Stood down: Cody Walker.

Adrian Proszenko 5:54 AM   Another South Sydney player, Melbourne recruit Cody Walker, has been charged with domestic assault on the the eve of White Ribbon Day celebrations.

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Graham breaks silence for Gallen

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Danny Weidler 2:43 AM    For months Wade Graham has sat and stewed – angry that his mate and skipper Paul Gallen has copped it between the eyes.

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Football

Arnold: Pirtek Stadium atmosphere not intimidating at all

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

Sebastian Hassett 8:22 PM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has fired the first barb before next Saturday's Sydney derby, insisting the limited size of Pirtek Stadium diminishes the hostile atmosphere.

Winless Wanderers in great shape for derby: Popovic

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says the team has had to do it tough.

Sebastian Hassett 8:20 PM   Western Sydney are winless after their first six matches but coach Tony Popovic believes his Wanderers are placed "very well" heading into this Saturday's Sydney derby at Pirtek Stadium.

Cricket

Carters looking for big score against India

Jon Tuxworth 7:29 PM   A run feast against England kickstarted his breakthough summer last year and Ryan Carters is hoping a big score for the Cricket Australia XI against India will do likewise. 

De Kock knock lifts Proteas to competitive fifth ODI total

Quinton de Kock

Ian McCullough 6:42 PM   An excellent hundred from South Africa opener Quinton de Kock and some excellent lower order batting from Farhaan Behardien has helped the tourists set Australia a target of 281 to win the fifth one-day international at the SCG.

Racing

Harried babysitter McEvoy in near miss to win first Goulburn Cup

Adam Pengilly 6:24 PM   Kerrin McEvoy first squeezed home on the last flight out of Melbourne on Saturday night - and was equally grateful to be relieved of babysitting duties the next morning - before booting home his first Goulburn Cup winner aboard Pythagorean on Sunday.

Beautide firms as favourite after miracle draw

Firming: Miracle Mile favourite Beautide takes out the Interdominion in March.

Adam Pengilly 5:07 PM   Defending Miracle Mile champion Beautide has shortened considerably in his bid to win the race in consecutive years after drawing ideally in barrier three for Saturday night's $750,000 Grand Circuit event.

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.

Twenty20: Eastlake v Western District

Twenty20 Konica Cup: Eastlake v Western District at Kingston Oval

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark