Cheika accepts Wallabies coaching job

Rupert Guinness 11:45 PM   Waratahs coach confirms he has been offered the Wallabies coaching job.

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Larkham knocks back Wallabies

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is staying put.

Chris Dutton 12:09 PM   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.

Raiders aim to lift memberships

The Raiders are out to attract more members in 2015 with a variety of packages available.

Jon Tuxworth   The NRL ladder isn't the only table the Canberra Raiders want to scale next year, the club hopeful a change in results will lift them off the bottom of the membership ranks. 

Diamonds aim to be netball's 'Invincibles'

Madison Robinson.

Jon Tuxworth   They have conquered the Commonwealth and dominated arch rival New Zealand, but Australian Diamonds star Madi Robinson says finishing the year unbeaten will spur them on.

West Indies not distracted by men's pay row

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Lee Gaskin   West Indies women's captain Merissa Aguilleira doesn't want the drama enveloping the men's team to affect her side's history-making tour of Australia.

Hazlewood a serious contender for Test debut 

In contention: NSW paceman Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett   National selector Mark Waugh has confirmed Josh Hazlewood is a serious contender to make a Test debut this summer.

Admire Rakti to start in Melbourne Cup 

Zac Purton on Admire Rakti after winning the Caulfield Cup on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley   After many hours of discussion, the principal owner of Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti will allow his horse to start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup.

Canberra Raiders

Former Raider Joe Picker retires content after playing part in Souths' premiership

The back rower played 110 games with the Raiders from 2007-13.

Jon Tuxworth   He's just won an NRL premiership at South Sydney but Joe Picker has hung up the boots despite admitting he could have played on at the Rabbitohs next season.

Raiders' Hodgson wants to finish career in NRL

Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson may be on the cusp of his first English jersey, but he hopes he doesn't play in his homeland again and wants to finish his career in the NRL. 

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ACT Brumbies

Brumbies lock in Larkham

Stephen Larkham will stay with Brumbies despite being linked to Wallabies job

Lee Gaskin   The ACT Brumbies claim Stephen Larkham is adamant he will continue to coach the Super Rugby team next season, even if he gives Australian rugby ''a hand'' as part of Michael Cheika's coaching staff at the Wallabies.

Butlers not ready to finish stellar year

ACT Brumbies player Jarrad Butler during training at the AIS on Monday.

Chris Dutton   He started the year as an unknown rookie but Jarrad Butler is intent on finishing a spectacular debut season in Canberra with the National Rugby Championship title.

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Cricket

Perry dominates as captain after knee injury

Australian captain, Ellyse Perry, fielding.

Chris Dutton 3:29 PM   Dual international Ellyse Perry says she has no immediate ambitions to take on a captaincy role in either cricket or soccer despite taking the leadership reins on Tuesday for the first time since junior sport.

Basketball

Bishop goes to Bendigo to stamp her authority

Abby Bishop

Chris Dutton 2:49 PM   The Canberra Capitals are intent on ending a three-year hoodoo against the Bendigo Spirit to "make a statement" about their WNBL championship credentials.

Basketball

Tough road test awaits defending champion Bendigo

Abby Bishop says the Capitals have plenty to work on.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop has described her side's turnover issues as "unacceptable",  admitting it "has to change quick smart" after Saturday's scrappy WNBL loss to Sydney. 

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Soccer

Man arrested after drone flown at EPL game

5:49 PM   A suspected drone pilot has been arrested after a device was flown over a packed football stadium, police have said on Monday.

Victory women aim to steal the show

Net gain: Christine Nairn, centre, is embraced by Victory teammates after scoring.

Michael Lynch 5:01 PM   The women from Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will be aiming to steal the show at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night when they play in the curtain-raiser ahead of the Melbourne derby.

Cricket

Cummins ready to impress on home soil

Pat Cummins.

5:50 PM   After an injury-hit start to his career, exciting young fast bowler Pat Cummins is finally ready to play for Australia on home soil in next month's Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Perry dominates as captain after knee injury

Australian captain, Ellyse Perry, fielding.

Chris Dutton 3:29 PM   Dual international Ellyse Perry says she has no immediate ambitions to take on a captaincy role in either cricket or soccer despite taking the leadership reins on Tuesday for the first time since junior sport.

Racing

Payne lines up Zanbagh at Geelong but with a tinge of sadness

Payne to fly the flag for Walter: Patrick Pyne.

Chris Roots 5:58 PM   Spinning Hill, Tie The Knot and now Zanbagh have brought Patrick Payne, Guy Walter and the Tait family together, later in the circumstances no one would want.

Big-race clean sweep still looms despite Adelaide's poor draw

Coolmore’s Adelaide will see Moonee Valley for the first time on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley and Andrew Garvey 5:47 PM   A a bad barrier draw appears to be the only stumbling block standing between an international clean sweep of Australia's most important races the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

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.

Jarryd Hayne's top five moments

As the NRL reels from the shock announcement of Jarryd Hayne's departure for the US, Chief Sports Writer Andrew Webster takes a look back at the player's incredible career.

Socceroos suffer shock Qatar defeat

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

Canberra United v Perth Glory

Scenes from the W-League match between Canberra United and Perth Glory.

National Rugby Championship: UC Vikings v NSW Country

Scenes from the clash between the UC Vikings and NSW Country.