Aussies secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Johnson

Chloe Saltau 6:51 PM   They made hard work of the run chase, but Australia defeated India by four wickets in the Brisbane Test after a wrecking-ball performance from Mitchell Johnson.

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He didn't breathe for 17 minutes, but lived

David Hicks, back wearing the jumper of his beloved Woden Valley Rams.

Chris Wilson   David Hicks, a healthy 20-year-old Canberra footballer, suffered an inexplicable cardiac arrest on the field and didn't breathe for 17 minutes. This is his recovery story.

Basketball

Jackson stands tall in first game back

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth   A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide.

Rugby league

Croker appointed Raiders captain at just 24

Keen to lead from the front: Jarrod Croker.

Jon Tuxworth 9:42 PM   The Canberra Raiders will bank on one of their established juniors, 24-year-old Jarrod Croker, to lead the club into a new era.

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Brumbies board asked to pull together

Robert Kennedy, left, has called for unity among the Brumbies board members. He is pictured with Geoff Larkham, Angus McKerchar, John Gillespie, Peter Callaughan and Carmel McGreggor.

Chris Dutton 11:16 PM   Robert Kennedy has used his first meeting as ACT Brumbies chairman to ensure there is unity on the board as the club ramps up its search for a chief executive and major sponsor.

O'Neill packs a punch despite heart murmur

A heart murmur hasn't deterred Georgia O'Neill from chasing her boxing dream.

Chris Dutton 11:00 PM   Canberra boxing hopeful Georgia O'Neill will be given a chance to impress after heart murmur setback.

Soccer

Asian Cup security is given 'top priority' 

Asian Cup organisers says they have placed the utmost importance on security.

Jon Tuxworth   Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority.

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Cricket

Century partnership gives Eastlake handy total

Eastlake's Adam Tett hits out during the match against Weston Creek.

Lee Gaskin 7:56 PM   Eastlake's Douglas Cup match with Weston Creek Molonglo is evenly poised after the first day of play at Kingston Oval.

Canberra Cavalry get off to winning start in Brisbane

Robbie Perkins says the Cavs are well placed to make a charge for the title after the series win against Brisbane.

Jon Tuxworth 7:28 PM   The Canberra Cavalry hope are hoping for second place on the Australian Baseball League table as an early Christmas gift after winning a drama-filled contest in Brisbane on Friday highlighted by the ejection of Bandits manager Dave Nilsson.

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Brumbies chairman Kennedy wants local talent

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Chris Dutton   New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.

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League HQ

Group bidding for Wellington franchise stumped at Warriors' change of heart

Lack of support: The Warriors' response to the possibility of a second NRL team in New Zealand has disappointed the consortium behind the bid.

Brad Walter 8:41 PM   The backers of a bid for an NRL team based in Wellington are questioning the lack of support from the Warriors.

Ferguson has 'served his time': Stuart

Cleared to return to the NRL, Blake Ferguson.

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   "He's served his time and I hope he gets his football and life back in order now and gets the opportunity to show everyone how good he is again."

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Football

An inglorious finale may be awaiting Perth Glory

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 8:43 PM   If reports of persistent salary cap breaches are accurate, Perth Glory is stuffed.

A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 8:43 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

Cricket

India beaten before they begin

Sweet success: Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson celebrate Australia's win.

Greg Baum 8:25 PM   Not only do the numbers not lie, they act as a self-fulfilling prophecy. This was Australia's 10th win in a row at home, and their 14th in the last 17, with only one defeat. This was India's fifth away defeat in a row, and their 15th in the last 18, with only one win.

Marsh, Warner under injury cloud for Boxing Day

David Warner is hit on the thumb by a delivery from Umesh Yadav on the fourth day of the second Test.

Chloe Saltau 8:19 PM   Injury worries for David Warner and Mitch Marsh have complicated Australia's Boxing Day Test plans, but could prove beneficial for struggling No.3 Shane Watson.

Racing

Push for Racing Victoria to take over broadcast rights

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Patrick Bartley 8:32 PM   While thousands of punters Australia wide were denied seeing race meetings from Melbourne and Sydney, pressure is now mounting on the board of Racing Victoria to obtain the media and vision rights for this state.

TVN chokes as country races clog coverage

Four out of five: Blake Shinn on Joe Pride's sprinter Craftiness at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Matt Jones 7:37 PM   The first Saturday of TVN running wall-to-wall coverage of racing throughout NSW and Australia has already spiked concerns with country racing officials after chairman Bob Pavitt urged the issue needed immediate attention.

Regional Twenty20 Final at Manuka Oval

The North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles take on the Queanbeyan Blue Bags in the The Konica Cup Regional Twenty20 final at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Capitals vs Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals take on the Townsville Fire at AIS Arena in Bruce in the WNBL.

Canberra Cavalry vs Melbourne Aces

Canberra Cavalry take on Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ballpark in the ABL.

Geoff Lawson praises Sean Abbott

Blues bowling coach Geoff Lawson opens up about the Phillip Hughes tragedy and how state and national team players have coped.

A global snapshot of sport - December 10

A look at the best in sports photos from around the world.

W-League: Canberra United vs Perth Glory

Canberra United take on Perth Glory at Viking Park, Erindale.

WNBL: Canberra Capitals v Melbourne Boomers

The Canberra Capitals take on the Melbourne Boomers at Southern Cross Stadium, Canberra

Walk on Walk Strong charity event

Henry Speight loses the Afro at Westfield Belconnen for the charity Walk on Walk Strong which helps kids with cancer.

Australian Schools Championships finals at Southern Cross Stadium.

School basketball teams face off at Southern Cross Stadium on December 5th for the Australian Schools Championship.

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

Tributes from prime ministers past and present, team mates, cricket legends for Phillip Hughes.