CHRIS BARRETT 8:48pm There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference.
GREG BAUM After Michael Clarke's dazzling debut century in Bangalore in 2004, then teammate Darren Lehmann declared Clarke should play every Test for the next 10 years.
JESSE HOGAN 6:16pm A fractured thumb to reserve all-rounder James Faulkner has complicated Australia's selection plans for the third Ashes Test in Perth.
JESSE HOGAN Visiting captain Alastair Cook is imploring his team to show in Perth they can play a good game as well as talk it.
MALCOLM KNOX 9:05pm Tosses are overrated, Steve Waugh used to say. Which team bats first doesn't have as much influence on a five-day Test match as many think.
LEE GASKIN Opening batsman one year to leg-spinner the next. ACT Comets all-rounder Blake Dean doesn't mind what role he has at the Sydney Thunder as he prepares to train and play alongside a stack of internationals.
CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano will have to wait until March to make his mark on Super Rugby next year and the goal-kicking ace will not be rushed into an early comeback from ankle surgery.
LEE GASKIN On the field, the rivalry between the Canberra Cavalry and the team whose crown it took at the top of Australian baseball couldn't be more intense.
JON TUXWORTH The Canberra Capitals are confident centre Alex Bunton will be cleared to play in Friday's must-win clash in Townsville despite having nose surgery.
LEE GASKIN Canberra driver Adrian Coppin will use the opening round of the Australian Rally Championship in his home town as a springboard to a professional career in Europe.
LEE GASKIN GWS Giants defender Phil Davis says the club will tap into the experience of marquee recruit Shane Mumford and try to emulate the famous Bloods culture ingrained in cross-town rivals the Sydney Swans.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle 6:08pm The AFL has told Essendon it will withhold a substantial part of the club's monthly allocation of funding over the James Hird saga.
JON TUXWORTH The proposed Manly-Canberra NRL clash in China next year faces the scrap heap unless it is given the green light by early next week.
JON TUXWORTH A prominent club chief executive believes the NRL can help rehabilitate Blake Ferguson, but with the proviso he shows genuine remorse and a desire to improve himself as a person.
ANDREW WEBSTER 10:34pm Not until Shane Flanagan's head is sliced off and served up on a platter will many critics be satisfied with where this drugs malady is headed.
Michael Chammas and Adrian Proszenko 7:11pm Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney insists the club is not preparing to lose any players because of the ongoing ASADA investigations.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 6:47pm Robbie Farah and Todd Carney believe the appeal of a $2.25 million prize pool will entice most clubs to send their strongest team to the NRL Auckland Nines in February.
10:46am Arsenal sneaks into the last 16 of the Champions League by the narrowest of margins while Napoli dramatically misses out.
CHRIS ROOTS 7:01pm The stand-off between veterinarians and Racing NSW over licensing is set for a showdown in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
CHRIS DUTTON Manuka Oval curator Brad van Dam says the iconic Canberra venue can prove itself ''one of the big boys'' of Australian sport.
LEE GASKIN Beware the wounded Lion - that's the message from former Australian captain Allan Border.
CHRIS BARRETT Mitchell Johnson has welcomed England's intention to try and hit their way out of their funk against him with a simple message: ''Go ahead.''
CHRIS BARRETT Adam Gilchrist believes the Australian public are finally looking beyond the flashy cars and clothes.
DEREK PRINGLE This is a highly motivated Australian side much stronger in bowling than batting.
Tom Decent England are already feeling the heat on and off the pitch, and things are only going to get worse.
JESSE HOGAN The less-heralded half of Australia's Ashes attack is making a positive contribution.
LEE GASKIN Canberra will host the Australian country championships despite Cricket ACT withdrawing from the tournament.
Auckland All-rounder has consulted lawyers over match fixing investigation claims.
LEE GASKIN A host of Australian cricketing greats will be in Canberra for two days raising awareness for multiple sclerosis.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Darren Hibbert is scheduled to be interviewed by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on Friday.
Chris Wilson, Tom McIlroy The future of the Canberra Raiders popular cheerleaders, the Raiderettes, is in doubt as the club conducts a review into its entertainment offerings.
FLETA PAGE Fleta Page rejoiced at news of the potential demise of the Raiderettes, because you see, back in 1985, she really wanted to be a Swanette when she grew up.
NRL premiers Sydney Roosters have finally locked in a new one-year contract with their veteran captain Anthony Minichiello.
12:21am Three Raiders juniors will get to rub shoulders with some of Queensland’s emerging best and Wayne Bennett.
Lee Gaskin, Chris Dutton David Hayes has no doubt Canberra apprentice Kayla Nisbet can return bigger and better from her recent run of injuries.
Tony White Rapauric can win his second Fred Cooper Cup at Goulburn on Thursday, owner-trainer Mauro Poletti believes.
LEE GASKIN They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and Australian-born Joe Simunic could face World Cup match bans as governing soccer body FIFA consider disciplinary cases against the pair.
Paris Holder Bayern Munich's record run of 10 successive Champions League wins ends.
Brisbane Roar proved too strong at McKellar Park with a 1-0 win.
Veterans men's foil championship at the fencing nationals.
North Canberra Gungahlin take on Queanbeyan.
Adam Scott falters at the final hole as Roy McIlroy triumphs.
All the action from the second day's play from the Gabba.
Canberra United made it two wins in a row to start the season.
Weston Creek Molonglo take on North Canberra Gungahlin.
Canberra Velocity's men and women show their class.
Dandenong edged out a brave Capitals at the AIS.
The Cavalry win game three against the Aces 6-5 at The Fort.
Canberra's ABL defence gets off to a flying start with a 10-3 win.
All the action as Eastlake take on Weston Creek.
What it takes the make the cut for an Olympic boxing squad.
Spirit crushes Canberra in WNBL round three action at AIS Arena.
Flying high during the SPIN: Weekend on Wheels.
The 2013 Caulfield Cup won by Fawkner ridden by Nicholas Hall.
The Diamonds win the series 4-1 in a thriller at the AIS Arena.
Happy trails at Mount Stromlo as riders go the distance.
The Cochlear Cup rugby union match at Viking Park.
Sydney Roosters beat the Manly Sea Eagles 26-18 on Sunday.
24-hour Australian Mountain Bike Championships at Stromlo.
WNBL round one: Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.
Action from the ACT Ice Skating Championships.