CAROLINE WILSON 9:12pm James Hird will be removed as coach of Essendon in the coming days, with the first stage of his removal having taken place on Wednesday when the outgoing club legend was given the opportunity to resign with a nominal payout or be sacked.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Wednesday night's 2-0 semi final win over FC Seoul must surely rank as the Wanderers' biggest achievement.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Wallabies back Kurtley Beale is once again under scrutiny for his off-field behaviour.
CHRIS WILSON Former Canberra Raiders prop John Lomax has compared missing a grand final to a 10-game suspension, but says the NRL judiciary must maintain consistency in its rulings.
ROY MASTERS The saviour of the Rabbitohs sat down in a restaurant named "The Prophet" and ended up doing a deal with the devil.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders centre Jarrod Croker says he's determined to use his late call-up for the Prime Minister's XIII.
PATRICK BEGLEY South Sydney stalwart George Piggins says he would shake the hand of long-term foe Russell Crowe when the former hooker attends the NRL grand final.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS South Sydney's game plan won't change too much with a ready-made replacement for Issac Luke in Apisai Koroisau.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Canterbury have been given further incentive to win Sunday's grand final after their major sponsor promised to kick in a bonus payment if they defeat South Sydney.
LEE GASKIN Canberra AFL product Jason Tutt in talks to join Carlton after requesting a trade from the Western Bulldogs.
Guy McKenna has been sacked as coach of the Gold Coast Suns with a year left to run on his contract.
JON PIERIK As caretaker Essendon coach, Mark Thompson enjoyed a great rapport with the wider football media - and public - this season through his quirky post-match press conferences.
JAKE NIALL Members of Essendon's leadership group tried to persuade James Hird not to go through with his plan to appeal the verdict, after the club briefed the leadership group on the crisis on Wednesday.
Claire Siracusa St Kilda's football boss Chris Pelchen says the No.1 draft pick is on the market and could be traded by the club.
STATHI PAXINOS Demons confident they can come to a deal with Geelong for Mitch Clark, with football manager James Mahoney saying the clubs are "around about the same page".
PAUL CULLY Quade Cooper's adviser Khoder Nasser challenged a bemused Robbie Deans over his decision to select the Reds No.10 against the All Blacks in 2012, the former Wallabies coach says.
Darren Walton All Blacks superstar Dan Carter has admitted how shattered he was to learn that Robbie Deans was leaving New Zealand to coach the Wallabies.
LEE GASKIN Long-serving Canberra club footballer Drew Southwell has been called into the Vikings squad.
LEE GASKIN ACT Meteors spinner Rhiannon Dick makes her representative debut in a Cricket Australia XI against the West Indies.
CHLOE SALTAU Cricket Australia will launch its own crackdown on throwing in domestic competitions this summer, bringing its testing regime into line with tough new global standards.
JESSE HOGAN Melbourne Stars chairman Eddie McGuire is desperate to end its record of choking at the last hurdle.
BRAD ELBOROUGH World No.1 Serena Williams, two-time grand slam winner Andy Murray and flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will join a blockbuster field at this summer's Hopman Cup in Perth.
Roy Ward Life without Liz Cambage is proving no trouble at all so far for the Opals at the women's basketball world championship.
Justin Fenton Michael Phelps was arrested Monday on DUI charges after he was stopped for speeding just outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel, the Maryland Transportation Authority police said.
Kansas City player Husain Abdullah was wrongly penalised for kneeling in prayer to celebrate his score in the Chiefs 41-14 win over New England on Monday night, the NFL has announced.
Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in European club competition history when he netted after 24 minutes to give AS Roma a 1-1 draw at Manchester City.
The ACT Comets took on the Afghanistan national cricket team at Manuka Oval
Canberra United take on Adelaide United in round two of the 2014/15 W-league season in Adelaide.
Scenes from the women's hockey grand final between St Patrick's and Central at the Lyneham Hockey Centre.
Some Australia's best cyclists turned out for the National Capital Tour, held between Old and New Parliament House.
Preliminary Final: Hawthorn 15-7-97 beat Port Adelaide 13-16-94.
Central took on Goulburn in the men's grand final.
Cooma Tigers took on Bonnyrigg White Eagles at the AIS.
All the grand final action at Canberra Stadium in Bruce.
W-League round one action at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Hocky ACT women's first grade preliminary final in Lyneham.
Belconnen United v ACTAS at McKellar Park, Canberra.
Belconnen United beats Canberra FC in thriller at Deakin Stadium.
Goulburn takes on Old Canberrans at Lyneham Hockey Centre.
Queanbeyan Blues take victory over Goulburn Workers Bulldogs.
All the first grade women's hockey action at Lyneham.
Raiders end the year on a high against Eels at GIO Stadium.
Preliminary final action of Capital Football National Premier League.
National Rugby Championship action from Vikings Park.
Les McIntyre awards night held at The Roos Club, Queanbeyan.
Queanbeyan take on Goulburn in the preliminary final.
Canberra Grammar take on St Edmunds at Viking Park.
Canberra NPL elimination final at Deakin Stadium.
Central take on St Pats at the National Hockey Centre.
NRL Round 25: Raiders defeat the Tigers at Canberra Stadium.
The ACT Brumbies end of season Ball was held on Saturday.
Action from the National Premier League qualifying final at McKellar.
Canberra takes on Cronulla at Remondis Stadium, Sydney.