Starc leads Australia into cricket's new frontier

Andrew Wu 6:25 PM   Mitchell Starc is battling an ankle injury which has cast his immediate future in doubt after the left-arm speedster heralded the start of cricket's brave new era by leading Australia's assault on New Zealand's batsmen.

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Millar slides down leaderboard at  Open

Canberra golfer Matt Millar had a three-over round of 74 on the second day of the Australian Open on Friday.

Lee Gaskin 6:18 PM   Canberra golfer Matt Millar was left to rue several missed chances as he fell down the leaderboard at the halfway mark of the Australian Open.

Spieth takes softly-softly approach 

Local knowledge: Matt Jones blasts out of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole.

Adam Pengilly 6:04 PM   Jordan Spieth is slowly chipping away at Matt Jones' Australian Open lead. But tournament officials were less than impressed with the pace of play of his group and issued a warning.


Cavalry chip in for Loveless bachelor party

Canberra Cavalry outfielder Derrick Loveless, centre, is having his bucks party next week.

David Polkinghorne 6:15 PM   Canberra Cavalry throw outfielder a Bucks Party for a romance that started with a tweet.


Olympic Games near miss inspires boxer

Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint ready for his fight on Saturday night.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   One lousy point was all that stopped Canberra boxer Dave Toussaint from fulfilling his Olympic Games dream.

Chief hesistant to deal with FFA again

A-League4Canberra bid leader Ivan Slavich writes out refund cheques for people who supported the bid.

Lee Gaskin 6:19 PM   Former A-League4Canberra bid chief Ivan Slavich says he would be hesitant to deal with Football Federation Australia again unless it drastically changes its views on A-League expansion.

Rugby league

Ferguson to get warm welcome from ACT

Former Raider Blake Ferguson will return to Canberra for the first time in round two.

Lee Gaskin 6:31 PM   Raiders captain Jarrod Croker expects former star Blake Ferguson to cop a warm welcome from the Canberra faithful in his first game back in the national capital since being sacked by the club.


Eastlake aiming to learn from mistakes

Eastlake quick Michael Spaseski sends one down the wicket to Tuggeranong batsman Benji Floros last season.

Lee Gaskin 6:30 PM   Eastlake captain Michael Spaseski believes his side has learnt from the experience of falling short of the one-day and two-day finals last season.


Capitals turn to Tuggeranong fortress

Capitals star Abby Bishop hopes returning to Tuggeranong can spark their season.

Chris Dutton 6:15 PM   It was once the most feared fortress in the WNBL and the Canberra Capitals are hoping getting back to their Tuggeranong tin shed can spark a massive turnaround on the court.

Rugby union

Montpellier 'just like home' for Brumbies

Nic White and Jesse Mogg show off their scooters in France,

Chris Dutton 6:13 PM   They're the ACT Brumbies who zip around the south of France on scooters, eat frog's legs and are battling the language barrier, but they all say Montpellier "feels just like home".

Rugby union

Larkham urges Brumbies to get excited

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton 10:15 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Joseph Tomane is poised to join Australian rugby's French connection as cashed-up clubs attempt to poach the NRL convert at the end of next year.

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League HQ

With NRL TV deal signed, sealed and delivered the next battle is the division of the spoils

Roy Masters

Roy Masters 8:31 PM   This rich result for rugby league demonstrates that television - both free-to-air and pay - needs the game.

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Grant rejects claims of $40 million losses for NRL clubs

"There are clubs that are privately owned that rely on private enterprise funds coming in.": John Grant.

Brad Walter 6:48 PM   John Grant says he has no fears about a push to remove him as ARLC chairman


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   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.



India clinch series with 124-run win

Faf du Plessis, joint top-scorer in South Africa's second innings, is bowled by Amit Mishra.

1:16 AM   India beat South Africa by 124 runs in the third Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series on Friday.

Mitchell Starc forced off with ankle injury at Adelaide Test

Hobbled: Mitchell Starc limps after a delivery.

Andrew Wu 12:35 AM   Mitchell Starc is facing a lengthy period on the sidelines due to a stress fracture in his right foot.


AFL draft season 2015: the wash-up

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton with the number one draft pick Jacob Weitering.

Emma Quayle 7:25 PM   The 2015 off-season is over, and clubs have their complete lists in place for 2016. Here are some of the talking points from the national and rookie drafts.

Swans welcome colossal rookie ruckman

Tall timber: Kyle Galloway at Swans training.

David Sygall 1:21 AM   Kyle Galloway stands eye to eye with the AFL's tallest player, Aaron Sandilands, but his first victim was Swans premiership player Mike Pyke.



Mooy happy at City, says van 't Schip

Melbourne City's Harry Novillo greets fans after the big win over Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch 12:48 AM   Melbourne City coach John an't Schip is confident that Aaron Mooy can play football at a higher level than the A-League _ but he is optimistic that the Socceroo star will remain at Melbourne City, at least for the immediate future.

City romp to win over Perth

Connor Chapman of Melbourne City scores with a headerl past Perth Glory goalkeeper Ante Covic.

Michael Lynch 9:55 PM   Talismanic midfielder Aaron Mooy inspires Melbourne City to morale-boosting 5-1 win over Perth Glory.


Horse Racing

Dublin Lass has the goods in the Starlight Stakes

Chris Roots dinkus Dinkus

Chris Roots 5:39 PM   The record of Dublin Lass heading into Saturday's Starlight Stakes is good but break it down further and it goes to impressive given the firm conditions she will find at Rosehill.

I'm Imposing out for another Festival win instead of retirement

He's imposing: Tye Angland pilots I'm Imposing to victory in the Festival Stakes for Chris Waller last year. The trio reunite for another tilt on Saturday.

Chris Roots 4:34 PM   I'm Imposing is in the twilight of his racing days but he is such a summer time horse that Chris Waller has a cautious push on for a final curtain call.


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.