Australia vs NZ Cricket Live: First Test - Day One

Ronny Lerner 1:56 PM   Kiwis skittled early on day one, but Australia loses early wickets too in the battle for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

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England player sacked over child sex 

Adam Johnson and girlfriend Stacey Flounders arrive at court in Bradford on Thursday.

7:34 AM   English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences.

Pocock in 2016 can be best yet: Larkham

David Pocock.

Chris Dutton 8:03 PM   ACT Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham says superstar flanker David Pocock can get even better.

Kyrgios 'huge' in Aussies winning Davis Cup

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  Nick Kyrgios (L)  and Lleyton Hewitt (R)  talk in between points during the FAST4Tennis ...

David Polkinghorne 7:08 PM   Former Davis Cup captain sees Kyrgios' relationship with Lleyton Hewitt evolving to play a role in Canberran's future set-up.

Lighter Speight ready for Super comeback

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Henry Speight will tread the fine line of carrying a lighter frame for his journey to Rio without sacrificing power.

Papalii disappointed with youngsters

Josh Papalii was disappointed in the actions of Queensland's banned young brigade.

Zac Lowe 8:10 PM   Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.

Wanderers demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett 6:37 PM   Wanderers  chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.

FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 3:35 PM   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Rebel league an option in Canberra

FFA technical director Eric Abrams met with Canberra's NPL presidents to hear their concerns on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne 8:11 PM   A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.

Clarke backs away from talk of Aussie return

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, right.

5:39 PM   Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.

Jackson to fight on to keep Rio dream alive

Lauren Jackson is desperate to win Olympic gold.

Chris Dutton 8:12 PM   Lauren Jackson won't give up on her Rio dreams until doctors tell her it's physically impossible for her to play.

Cricket

New Zealand dismissed before tea for 183

Peter Siddle captures the wicket of New Zealand's Henry Nichols.

1:11 PM   Josh Hazlewood has starred as Australia rolled New Zealand for 183 on day one of the first Test in Wellington.

For once, Brendon McCullum's timing may be out

New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum in full flow during his explosive innings.

Dean Jones 1:30 PM   Cricket will miss Brendon McCullum. It's a shame he couldn't have at least played the World Twenty20 tournament.

Soccer

Victory fired up for derby: Muscat

Kevin Muscat and the Victory know this is a must-win match.

2:55 PM   Title-winning coach Kevin Muscat says he's noticed a lift in training intensity as his Victory side prepares for their Melbourne derby clash with crosstown title rivals Melbourne City.

'Bring passion, not flares'

Passion: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Sebastian Hassett 2:43 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has asked a segment of the club's supporters to bring their usual level of passion to Sunday's match against the Wellington Phoenix but has begged them to stop undertaking anti-social behaviour.

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League HQ

Set of Six: Will the All Stars be back?

Cameron McInnes of the Rabbitohs will start at hooker against St George Illawarra.

Michael Carayannis 2:43 PM   The talking points around this weekend's matches.

Thompson to undergo ankle surgery

Surgery: Ray Thompson of the Cowboys.

1:23 PM   North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson will undergo surgery on Friday night after suffering a fractured ankle at Indigenous All Stars training in Brisbane.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Anae has Wallabies in his sights as he chases Brumbies jersey

Albert Anae, right, isn't horsing around when he says playing for the Wallabies is one of his goals.

Chris Dutton 2:41 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

AFL

Bombers get support from rival coach

Even the young Bulldogs, the skinny kids, play to the utterly audacious plan Luke Beveridge (above) brought to the club ...

Staff reporters 9:07 PM   Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has come out in strong support of the Essendon 34 and in particular Dyson Heppell, describing him as the player he most feels for.

Vince says anything is possible in 2016

Happy Demon: Bernie Vince is feeling upbeat about the season ahead with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane 6:36 PM   The optimism at Melbourne is palpable. Almost to a man, the players are testifying to it.

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ACT Sport

Blizzard tries to see the positives in heavy defeat

In favour: ACT Comets coach Aiden Blizzard supports seeing the CA XI in the Matador Cup.

Zac Lowe 8:11 PM   Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep the Comets positive after the side copped a belting against NSW this week.

Inglis signs with Boston Red Sox

Heading Stateside: Australian baseball coach and Boston Red Sox scout Jon Deeble welcomes Canberra pitcher Brad Inglis ...

David Polkinghorne 7:38 PM   Canberra pitcher chooses Red Sox over their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees.

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Horse Racing

Baker's Orr-some talent ready to tie up some more Loose ends

Off and running: Kiwi galloper Turn Me Loose is a leading contender for the Orr Stakes.

Adam Pengilly 2:45 PM   Murray Baker is like that lucky bloke who staggers out of the party last, looting the leftover booze and leaving a trail of worse-for-wear bodies behind him. He has fronted up at the next party and has similar plans to leave his rivals lamenting his invitation with Turn Me Loose.

Waller not worried about times

Back on course: Boban returns to racing in the Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Patrick Bartley 2:37 PM   To the outsider, Australia's most successful horse trainer Chris Waller will find himself conflicted by the tight gap between races on Saturday. Not so, says Waller.

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Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Rangers

The Capitals lost their 21st match in a row against Dandenong.

Hutchison scores golden try for Aussies

Teenager Henry Hutchison has scored the try of his life.

Johnson steps up a gear against Broncos

The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.

Leicester dominate Manchester City 3-1

Leicester can't really win the Premier League, can they?