Brumbies could be losing another star

11:15 AM   ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane is reported to be linking up with former coach Jake White.

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Millar happy to get off with par

Matt Millar dropped from the overnight lead to a tie for sixth at the Australian Masters.

David Polkinghorne 10:31 PM   Ryan Ruffels also starts Aussie Open well.

Cavalry bitten by costly big innings

Cavalry's Joshua Fritsch had a tough night at second base, making two errors.

David Polkinghorne 10:51 PM   Canberra Cavalry will stay on top of the ABL ladder despite a big loss to Adelaide Bite.


Record partnership leads Comets to epic chase

ACT Comets batsman Michael Spaseski plays a shot against Victoria.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   A magnificent record-breaking partnership between centurions Michael Spaseski and Jono Dean has delivered the ACT Comets a stunning outright victory.

Kookaburra raises pink-ball concerns 

David Warner throws pink balls at a nets session on Thursday.

Andrew Wu 8:57 AM   As cricket embarks on the start of a new era, Kookaburra, the manufacturer of the pink ball to be used for the historic day/night Test, concedes there will be times when players lose sight of the ball.

McCullum driven to extend unbeaten streak

Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as New Zeland Test captain is winding towards an end.

Jesse Hogan 6:31 PM   As Brendon McCullum's three-year tenure as Test captain winds towards an end, maybe even at the end of this summer, he is still driven to extend the unbeaten streak that demands his team be respected.


Queanbeyan prepare to combat spin twins

Queanbeyan's Dean Solway and Weston Creek Molonglo's Kevin Jacob prepare for the Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin 5:16 PM   Queanbeyan batsman Dean Solway believes his side can find a way to combat Weston Creek Molonglo spin twins Blake Dean and Mac Wright in the rescheduled Konica Minolta Regional Twenty20 final.


Meteors batter takes off with Thunder

ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski has signed with the Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   ACT Meteors batter Claire Koski will be reunited with teammate Erin Osborne in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League after signing with the Sydney Thunder.

Rugby union

Smith settles back into Brumbies life

Brumbies centre Andrew Smith has returned to Canberra after a stint overseas.

Lee Gaskin 8:11 PM   After a stint in Europe, Brumbies outside back Andrew Smith has returned to Canberra on a two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.


Cashed-up ACT one step ahead of Racing NSW

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says they're already halfway there to matching proposed country NSW prizemoney increases.

David Polkinghorne 8:52 PM   Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.

Maxwell's smarts benefit GWS

Nathan Buckley (left) will make tough calls, says Nick Maxwell (right).

Daniel Cherny 5:34 PM   Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell has joined Greater Western Sydney as a leadership consultant.

League HQ

How Murdoch helped NRL hit jackpot

Costly business: News executives Mike Fitzpatrick, Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson. News will pay $900m for the NRL pay TV rights from 2018-2022.

Brad Walter 1:32 AM   News Corp supremo paid inflated price for AFL rights, helping drive up the value of the remaining four games after the NRL inked free-to-air deal with Nine.

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Broadcast deal to quell revolt against Grant

Big decisions to make: ARL chairman John Grant.

Brad Walter 8:28 PM   A $50 million advance payment from News Corp is set to quieten - and possibly quell - a revolt by NRL clubs against ARLC chairman John Grant as the record $2 billion broadcast deal ensures a win for all parties.


Rugby Heaven

Thorn could play for Reds next year at 41

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

Phil Lutton 5:40 PM   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.

Williams ready to lead women's sevens team at World Series

Sevens captain Sharni WIlliams will lead Australia at the World Sevens Series in Dubai next week.

Prop Sharni Williams will extend a remarkable streak when she captains the Australian women's Rugby Sevens team next week.



Abbott takes wicket in first over at SCG

Flowers and a bat are seen at the front gates.

Daniel Lane 12:01 PM   Sean Abbott took a wicket with the fourth ball of his first over in the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland at the SCG, a match that is being treated as a solemn occasion in Australian cricket.

Australia vs New Zealand Cricket Live: Third Test from the Adelaide Oval - day one

Australia's Steve Smith salutes after scoring a century against New Zealand.

Phil Lutton 11:10 AM   Follow our interactive blog for full live coverage of the third Test from Adelaide Oval.


Talia relieved to be cleared by AFL

Should his strong season continue, industry sources believe Michael Talia could command between $400,000 and $450,000 a season.

8:01 AM   Former Western Bulldogs defender Michael Talia is a relieved man after the AFL cleared him of leaking sensitive information from the club, but says he always knew he had not done anything wrong.

Tigers request MCG double-header

Mason Cox of Collingwood and Shaun Hampson of Richmond compete for the ball.

Daniel Cherny 4:27 PM   Having enjoyed a successful run with Punt Road-MCG double-headers, Richmond are now seeking to follow the lead of Collingwood and requesting a VFL curtain-raiser at the MCG next year.



What was Liverpool's goalkeeper thinking?

All smiles: Jurgen Klopp (right) jokes with Simon Mignolet after the final whistle.

Richard Shute 11:36 AM   There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the playing future of Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet - and a bizarre brain snap on Friday morning is not going to help the case for him remaining the Reds' number one.

Away fans banned from matches in France

Marseille players celebrate a goal in the Europa League. But in the French domestic league, a ban applies to away fans.

9:22 AM   Away fans will be banned from top soccer matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks and because of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital.


Horse Racing

Cashed-up Canberra one step ahead of Racing NSW

Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says they're already halfway there to matching proposed country NSW prizemoney increases.

David Polkinghorne 8:52 PM   Capital Cash meetings brought in to anticipate country NSW prizemoney increases.

McDonald offers winning return when he teams with Waller

Blur: this might be all rivals see of odds-on favourite Telepathic when James McDonald gets in the saddle on Saturday.

Chris Roots 6:23 PM   James McDonald might be the retained jockey at Godolphin but for punters his combination with premier trainer Chris Waller has become lethal this season.


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.