Diamonds aim to maintaining record-winning streak

David Polkinghorne   Australian Diamonds acting captain Kimberlee Green is confident this Aussie side can break a 20-year-old record and more than double their current winning streak in the process.

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Wallabies mess 'un-Australian': Eddie Jones

"He [Cheika] is going to have one of the hardest jobs in the world": Eddie Jones.

10:05 AM   Former Wallabies mentor Eddie Jones says it's "un-Australian" the national team are still without a coach, some 48 hours before they're due to fly to Europe.

Larkham knocks back Wallabies

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is staying put.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has knocked back an approach to join Michael Cheika's Wallabies to concentrate on winning a Super Rugby title in Canberra.

Cheika, ARU fail to reach agreement 

Calling the shots: Michael Cheika addresses the Waratahs this year.

Rupert Guinness 11:56 AM   Negotiations between Michael Cheika and the Australian Rugby Union have stalled over the amount of autonomy the incoming Waratahs coach will have in the job.

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Sharks circle Barba in hunt to replace Carney

Hot property: Broncos playmaker Ben Barba.

Adrian Proszenko 11:30 PM   Cronulla are in negotiations to sign Ben Barba as a replacement for sacked superstar Todd Carney.

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Boyd's big shoulders carry big expectations

Tom Boyd runs through drills at a junior clinic at Williamstown North Primary.

Matt Murnane   If there is one thing Tom Boyd will need more than anything else in the coming years it is an unflinching faith in his own ability.

Bowman gives McDonald leg up on Criterion

Suspended jockey to miss out on Cox Plate ride: Hugh Bowman.

Chris Roots   David Payne's regard for Hugh Bowman has increased after the suspended jockey put the trainer's Cox Plate hopes above his own at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning.

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Golf

Millar to match wits with major winners in Perth

Matthew Millar is relishing a chance to take on some of the world's best in Australia's richest golf event.

Jon Tuxworth 6:46 PM   He might be a part-timer about to tee off in Australia's richest event, but Canberra golfer Matt Millar believes he can compete against a top-class field in the Perth International starting on Thursday. 

Cricket

Meteors coach backs Dick to Star

Rhiannon Dick in action during the game against the West Indies at Manuka oval

David Polkinghorne 6:06 PM   Ellyse Perry's Cricket Australia XI hold off West Indies.

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Cheika unveiled as Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika.

1:45 PM   Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has vowed to unite the states behind the Australian team after being announced on Wednesday as the new Wallabies coach.

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Wallabies head coach announcement

Australia's worst kept-secret: Michael Cheika is set to be announced as Wallabies head coach.

Richard Shute 1:44 PM   Live coverage of the Wallabies head coach announcement from Australian Rugby Union HQ in Sydney.

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League HQ

Bromwich to spearhead Kiwi pack

Jesse Bromwich.

Michael Carayannis 6:42 PM   Stephen Kearney has identified Jesse Bromwich as the man to take it to a depleted Kangaroos outfit.

Hayne should try AFL - but not the one you're thinking

Jarryd Hayne.

Daniel Lane 6:06 PM     After rejecting the NRL's richest deal to follow his NFL dream Jarryd Hayne was advised to learn the intricacies of American football via an eight-man, indoor version of the sport where team owners included members of rock groups Kiss and Motley Crue.

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Soccer

Referee stood down but Petkovic's ban remains

Sebastian Hassett 6:54 PM   Australia's only referee at this year World Cup, Ben Willians, has been stood down by the FFA for this weekend's set of A-League matches - but his decision to suspend Nikola Petkovic in Tuesday night's FFA Cup match against Adelaide will remain intact.

ACL finalists in dispute with APIA Leichhardt over ground hire fees

Dominic Bossi 6:47 PM   Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are alleged to have failed to pay $1200 in outstanding ground hire fees owed to a suburban Sydney football club after reneging on a training deal at the last minute. 

Cricket

Meteors coach backs Dick to Star

Rhiannon Dick in action during the game against the West Indies at Manuka oval

David Polkinghorne 6:06 PM   Ellyse Perry's Cricket Australia XI hold off West Indies.

Hong Kong hopes to be World Cup 'lucky loser'

Hong Kong captain Jamie Atkinson in action during the World Twenty20 earlier this year.

Daniel Cherny 5:10 PM   They would be cricket's version of a tennis "lucky loser", but Hong Kong's cricketers are ready should they be needed to replace the West Indies at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Racing

King of the kids, The Cleaner sizzles in final workout

Patrick Bartley 6:48 PM   A sizzling gallop by Tasmania's favourite racehorse, The Cleaner, has breathed life into the quest to keep the Cox Plate in Australia.

Wandjina needs win to add to good looks and speed

Chris Roots 6:47 PM   He had the million-dollar looks as a yearling but Wandjina has taken his time to live up to them on the track.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.

Socceroos suffer shock Qatar defeat

A solitary goal from Khalfan Ibrahim was enough to condemn the Socceroos to their first ever defeat to Qatar.