Cornish confident of stepping up

Chris Wilson 9:02 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback  ready for the biggest season of his footballing career.

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Scott's footsteps growing louder for Wright

Adam Scott tees off on the 18th on Friday.

Matt Murnane 7:05 PM   Michael Wright gets in trouble when his mind "gets too busy", so positive self-talk is his method of blocking out the doubts, and as well as it worked in the second round he will need to get to know himself even better in the third to stop a charging Adam Scott from claiming history at the Australian Masters.

Concussion forces change from Toomua

Matt Toomua

Chris Dutton 9:26 AM   Back to back concussions have forced Matt Toomua to change his tackling technique, but the recalled Wallabies centre insists he will not shy away from physical contact in his Test return.

Beale not cheating the system: Cheika

Direct: Australian coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 8:54 PM   New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has defended his decision to select Kurtley Beale on the bench for the clash against Ireland, saying no one is trying to “cheat the system” after a controversial month.

Athletics

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Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Last year's win was supposed to kickstart his season, but defending Queanbeyan Gift champion Angus Gould says the injuries which cruelled his Commonwealth Games hopes will spur him on to qualify for next year's world championships. 

Baseball

Beard backs Atherton for Majors

Cavalry pitcher Tim Atherton whips one in last week.

David Polkinghorne 8:54 PM   Canberra Cavalry pitching coach Hayden Beard thinks starter Tim Atherton has what it takes to follow former Cavalryman John Holdzkom into Major League Baseball.

Wehrung proves her worth

Abi Wehrung shows great calmness on court.

Jon Tuxworth 8:51 PM   Abby Bishop has been their go-to player all season, but it's a youngster with the same Christian name who excites Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf. 

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Cricket

Barnard helps out old mate and a reduced Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth 8:59 PM   When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

Athletics

Breen calls for equal Stawell opportunity

Melissa Breen and Lauren Wells

David Polkinghorne   Can Australia's fastest woman win her second Queanbeyan Gift?

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Rugby Heaven

Fiji connection to spark try-scoring spree

Standout player: Tevita Kuridrani has cemented his spot.

Chris Dutton 9:58 AM   It's the Fijian connection and Tevita Kuridrani hopes the chance to play alongside Henry Speight in Wallabies gold can spark an avalanche of tries with the prize to be a bowl of kava.

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League HQ

Sport needs to crack down on domestic violence

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Darren Kane 10:00 PM   The reports this week that 86 year-old Frank Carlino was bashed and robbed of his pension money were unavoidable, and disturbing. Whenever Carlino's attackers are brought to justice they'll no doubt have armed themselves with lawyers only too willing to petition for leniency for some reason or other. But please, some acts are so inherently horrendous, they defy explanation. 

NRL spread the word in Fiji as part of Pacific strategy

NRL visits Fiji

Michael Chammas 9:09 PM   The NRL was spreading the word about rugby league in Fiji this week.

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Football

Closure of NSL a factor in Socceroos' current struggles

Michael Lynch / Mick Lynch

Michael Lynch 9:32 PM   Australia's performance on Tuesday night shows the national team still has ground to make up.

Melbourne City v Sydney FC: The Lowdown

Under pressure to perform: Graham Arnold.

Dominic Bossi 8:41 PM   Can Graham Arnold's side give supporters hope there is a way out of this hole?

Cricket

Barnard helps out old mate and a reduced Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan pace bowler Ed Barnard  bowls to Eastlake batsman Adam Tett.

Jon Tuxworth 8:59 PM   When their fathers played together in his homeland, English recruit Ed Barnard and Queanbeyan teammate Mark Solway were barely old enough to catch a ball. 

Rusty Harris puts in hard yards

Impressive: Ryan Harris is expected to be named in the Test squad.

7:56 PM   Returning Test quick Ryan Harris has been retained in Queensland's side after he asked for a second Sheffield Shield hit-out before the start of Australia's four-Test series with India.

Racing

Bart and James Cummings hoping a Star can be born for Christmas

Old-timer ... James Cummings with Precedence.

Adam Pengilly 10:00 PM   The prospect of the Cummings name attached to a two-year-old stepping out before Christmas has been rare in recent years, particularly if searching for one listed alongside Bart's name rather than Anthony's.

Trainer Begg to shut down Randwick stables

Wrapping up: Grahame Begg, pictured in 2011.

Adam Pengilly 9:58 PM   Grahame Begg has announced he will close his Randwick stables next month after 25 years in the training business.

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