Aussies secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Johnson

Chloe Saltau 6:51 PM   They made hard work of the run chase, but Australia defeated India by four wickets in the Brisbane Test after a wrecking-ball performance from Mitchell Johnson.

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He didn't breathe for 17 minutes, but lived

David Hicks, back wearing the jumper of his beloved Woden Valley Rams.

Chris Wilson   David Hicks, a healthy 20-year-old Canberra footballer, suffered an inexplicable cardiac arrest on the field and didn't breathe for 17 minutes. This is his recovery story.

Basketball

Jackson stands tall in first game back

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth 8:31 PM   A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide.

Rugby league

Croker appointed Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 9:42 PM   The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Rugby union

Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton 11:16 PM   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

O'Neill packs a punch despite heart murmur

A heart murmur hasn't deterred Georgia O'Neill from chasing her boxing dream.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Canberra boxing hopeful Georgia O'Neill will be given a chance to impress after heart murmur setback.

Soccer

Asian Cup security is given 'top priority' 

Asian Cup organisers says they have placed the utmost importance on security.

Jon Tuxworth   Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority.

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Cricket

Meteors fall to Fire despite Mack's maiden century

A century to Katie Mack wasn't enough to steer the Meteors to victory against Queensland.

Lee Gaskin 6:27 PM   ACT Meteors opening batter Katie Mack scores her maiden century in five-wicket loss to the Queensland Fire.

Floros turns the Heat up on Thunder

Jason Floros will swap his Thunder colours for the blue of Brisbane Heat's in tonight's opener.

Lee Gaskin 7:00 PM   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros will face his former team the Sydney Thunder in his first game for the Brisbane Heat.

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Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

Brumbies

Chris Dutton   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

Croker has Campese's confidence as captain

New Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker.

Chris Wilson 9:42 PM   Departing Canberra Raiders captain Terry Campese has endorsed good mate Jarrod Croker as the club's new skipper, encouraging him to lead with confidence despite being the youngest captain in the club's history.

Why I gave my Golden Boot vote to Shaun Johnson

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Steve Mascord 9:26 PM   I voted in this year’s Golden Boot Award and I voted for Shaun Johnson – even though I don’t believe he is the best rugby league player in the world.

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Football

A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 6:56 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

FIFA to release redacted report on corruption in World Cup bidding

Sepp Blatter.

Sam Borden 6:32 PM   FIFA said on Friday that it would release a redacted version of the full report compiled by Michael J.Garcia,✓ the former chief investigator for the governing body of soccer's ethics committee, who spent more than a year digging into allegations of corruption.

Cricket

Read my lips, body English is not in stats

Curtley Ambrose barely uttered a syllable, he let the ball do the talking.

Geoff Lawson 7:00 PM   Body language as a wicket taker or run maker is a myth, urban or otherwise.

Abbott’s star is on the rise

Pace setters: Sixers Brett Lee (left) and Sean Abbott celebrate after combining for a wicket.

6:51 PM   The plaudits are coming as thick and fast as wickets for Sean Abbott, with Australian Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch tipping a long and fruitful international career for the NSW all-rounder.

Racing

Vashka makes it four straight as Godolphin snare hat-trick

"Beautiful ride": James Innes takes Haussman to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Matt Jones 6:51 PM   James Innes jnr vindicated John O’Shea’s decision to bring him into his Godolphin stable by riding his first city winner at Rosehill on Saturday on Haussman.

Lindsay Park on fire - in more ways than one

Andrew Garvey 6:40 PM   It has been a tough week off the track for Davis Hayes and Tom Dabernig's Lindsay Park operation but on the racetrack, it has been very much business as usual . On Tuesday, Hayes was helping fight a huge bushfire at the property near Euroa and while no buildings or horses were lost, there was significant damage to thirty per cent of the training establishment.

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.