'Phillip would want them to bat on'

Andrew Wu 10:41 PM   Playing the first Test is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving players.

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Cricket

Dean pays tribute to Hughes

Not forgotten: Phillip Hughes.

Lee Gaskin 7:17 PM   Canberra batsman Jono Dean pays tribute to Phillip Hughes, posting a photo of the former Australian batsman holding his son.

Clarke is hurting as much as anyone

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Andrew Webster 5:42 AM   For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.

Outpouring of support for Abbott

NSW fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Adrian Proszenko   The cricket community has rallied to support the other person in the Phillip Hughes tragedy, with social media flooded with well-wishers for fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Test return was a matter of when, not if

Great talent: Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring his second Test century at Durban in 2009.

Jesse Hogan   Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

Best mates' AFL dreams come true

Logan Austin was picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL draft.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra pair Jack Steele and Logan Austin have ended the ACT's five-year AFL draft drought.

Larkham open to Wallabies role at World Cup

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he's "open" to playing a role for the Australian Wallabies.

ACT Sport

Hockey

World Cup spots on the line at hockey titles

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Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Players from the ACT men's and women's teams are aiming to book their World Cup spots at this week's national indoor hockey championships in Canberra.

Belconnen mates live an AFL 'miracle'

Port Adelaide recruit, Canberra's Logan Austin.

Chris Wilson 6:27 PM   Same school, same club, same dream - best mates from the Belconnen Magpies, Logan Austin and Jack Steele, have been drafted to the AFL.

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika sheds tears for Hughes

"We just want to show that we care in any small way we can": Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 12:39 AM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was brought to tears by news of Phillip Hughes' death but hopes his passing does not turn into a debate about the dangers of playing sport.

Twelvetrees adds a cutting edge

Billy Twelvetrees will form a new midfield combination with George Ford.

Mick Cleary 2:06 PM   Billy Twelvetrees, who learnt his trade alongside George Ford as a young Leicester reserve on chill Monday nights in faraway homespun venues, has pledged to be more "cut-throat" when he teams up again with the Bath fly-half against Australia in front of 82,000 at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse 6:01 PM   Former Knights player Zane Tetevano‚Äôs future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.

NRL likely to impose life ban on woman-beating Sea Eagles recruit Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   The NRL career of Manly recruit Zane Tetevano is almost certainly over after he admitted in court to bashing his former girlfriend on four occasions.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

Why Mariners must steer clear of Sydney

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 1:28 AM   Central Coast Mariners have as future. The question is whether that future is with Mike Charlesworth. The Englishman who owns the club seems hell-bent on a course which, at the very least, is fraught. But this is not only about the Mariners. There are much wider implications, of which the FFA seems aware.

Popovic defends choice of venue for Sydney derby

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

Sebastian Hassett 1:22 AM   Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic couldn't give a damn whether Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold thinks Parramatta Stadium is big enough for Saturday night's Sydney derby, insisting it suits his side perfectly.

Cricket

Cheika sheds tears for Hughes

"We just want to show that we care in any small way we can": Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 12:39 AM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was brought to tears by news of Phillip Hughes' death but hopes his passing does not turn into a debate about the dangers of playing sport.

Teammates' bid farewell in middle of SCG

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Andrew Webster 11:46 PM   The exact spot on the pitch, just outside the popping crease at the Randwick end, where Phillip Hughes died was the exact spot where they said goodbye.

Racing

Racing Results for Friday, November 29

12:44 AM   Racing Results for Friday, November 29

Beautide on verge of greatness

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

Chris Roots 10:29 PM   What a difference a year has made for Beautide.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

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

Hughes family: 'We are devastated'

Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke reads a statement on behalf of the Hughes family.

Phillip Hughes' life in pictures

A look back at the short but remarkable life of Phillip Hughes.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

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.