D'Costa and Rogers question whether more could be done to honour memory of Phillip Hughes

Tom Decent 11:02 PM   Phillip Hughes' long-time coach and mentor has questioned whether cricket administrators are doing "everything humanly possible" to ensure player safety and honour the memory of the late opener.

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Adam Scott relishing Jordan Spieth duel

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25:  Adam Scott smiles ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club on November 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly 5:30 PM   Adam Scott is on "a mission" to win a second Australian Open, relishing the prospect of a final-day duel with world no.1 Jordan Spieth if it eventuated.


Meteors bowler kicks goals with Sixers

ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks, has signed with the Sydney Sixers in the Women's Big Bash League.

Lee Gaskin 6:53 PM   ACT Meteors bowler Jodie Hicks has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the Women's Big Bash League after playing for the Melbourne Demons in the women's AFL this year.

Rugby league

World Cup hopefuls could call Canberra home

Rugby League World Cup boss Michael Brown says Canberra is the ideal base for teams.

David Polkinghorne 8:07 PM   Chief executive backs Canberra as ideal venue for teams to prepare for World Cup.


Canberra clubs voice concerns about NPL

Keen debate: Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid said some club presidents are against the idea of representative teams playing in the National Premier League.

Lee Gaskin 4:29 PM   Canberra National Premier League clubs are fighting Capital Football's desire to have a Canberra United Academy team in the first division competition next season.


Cavalry the answer to Thompson's prayers

Pitcher Aaron Thompson says the Canberra Cavalry are the answer to his prayers.

David Polkinghorne 7:55 PM   Canberra recruit says the joke's on anyone who doesn't take the opportunity to do what he's doing.

Australian football

Eastlake looking for next Himmelberg

GWS draftee Harrison Himmelberg might be the first of a few 2015 Eastlake players who make it onto an AFL list.

David Polkinghorne 7:57 PM    Demons' tough 2015 could reap rewards at next year's AFL draft.


Treffers chases down Larkin for Rio  spot

Ben Treffers will chase gold in the 50m backstroke final.

Lee Gaskin 6:24 PM   Canberra backstroker Ben Treffers is hunting down world champion Mitch Larkin on his way to forcing his way in to the Australian team for next year's Olympic Games.

The Aussie star every NBA team is lusting after

LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) grimaces while being fouled by South Alabama forward Nikola Marijan (11) as South Alabama forward Georgi Boyanov (10) helps defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Tim Bontemps   Dozens of NBA scouts were in the crowd watching Ben Simmons' outstanding performance for Louisiana State on Tuesday.

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Australian football

Himmelberg to suit up for the Giants

Eastlake player Harrison Himmelberg has been nominated as a potential academy selection at the AFL draft.

Chris Dutton   Harrison Himmelberg will go from selling suits in Canberra to the AFL after a shock twist in the draft led to a deal with the GWS Giants.

Canberra soccer reacts to A-League snub

FFA boss David Gallop and national coach Ange Postecoglou..

Lee Gaskin   Capital Football and the ACT Government have both described David Gallop's comments as "disappointing" after the FFA chief executive shut the door on Canberra's A-League dream.

League HQ

Super League stars deserve more respect in NRL circles

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord 9:06 PM   Willie Mason is to join Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney and Frank Pritchard in Super League next year. Is it time the European competition tried to get a slice of the Australian market?

Eels get new home away from home in Darwin

Northern lights: Parramatta's Luke Kelly in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers in Darwin in August.

Adrian Proszenko 6:21 PM   Parramatta won't have to wait for Pirtek Stadium to be refurbished to be playing out of a brand new home ground.


Rugby Heaven

Graphic SBW picture provokes mixed reaction

Sonny Bill Williams.

David Sygall 10:59 AM   Many of SBW's half a million Twitter followers were stunned when the rugby star posted a picture of himself receiving an age-old traditional detox treatment.

Sunwolves locked in, says SANZAR boss

Feelgood story: Japan players wave to the crowd after the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between USA and Japan at Kingsholm, Gloucester.

10:52 PM   New SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos says he is 100 per cent certain new Japanese team the Sunwolves will be ready to go when they enter the Super Rugby competition next year.

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Umpires begin tests to wear baseball helmets

Protected: Home plate umpires in the MLB wear protective headgear and face masks.

9:53 AM   Baseball style helmets have been tested for use by cricket umpires as the game looks to improve safety standards a year on from the death of Phillip Hughes.

Cricketer escapes serious injury after head blow

Australia players and staff surround an Adelaide club cricketer after he was struck on the head by a ball hit by all-rounder Mitch Marsh during a training session under floodlights at Adelaide Oval, in preparation for the pink-ball Test.

Jesse Hogan 7:44 AM   An Adelaide club cricketer was examined by Cricket Australia medical staff and team officials after he was struck in the back of the head while bowling to the Australian team in their training session under floodlights on Wednesday.


Charlie Dixon finds Port in a storm

Charlie Dixon with Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley at Alberton Oval in Adelaide on Wednesday.

Caroline Wilson 7:48 PM   For Charlie Dixon, the cultural and geographical distance from the Gold Coast to Port Adelaide was just one part of the long journey he has travelled from those dark days earlier this year.

Pies punt on mystery man Sier

The selection of Brayden Sier (second from right) is one that has far more to do with potential than exposed form thus far.

Rohan Connolly 11:17 PM   There are not many big surprises in the national draft these days, but Collingwood managed to pull one off with the selection of Brayden Sier.



Curry holds court, laughs off Messi comparison

Thirsty for Olympic success: Steph Curry.

Roy Ward 11:10 AM   Stephen Curry held court with the world's media on Thursday and spoke openly on a wide range of topics.

Dynamo Kiev fans banned over racism

Kiev will play in an empty stadium.

10:30 AM   Dynamo Kiev have been ordered to play their next two home European games behind closed doors following racist behaviour and crowd disturbances caused by their fans when they hosted Chelsea last month.


Horse Racing

Bayliss saved by Hawkeye as whip action is questioned

Hawkeye helps: Jockey Regan Bayliss.

Chris Roots 8:12 PM   The stewards latest technological tool had apprentice Regan Bayliss down the gun in a protest then an inquiry for his whip action but the Hawkeye system finally proved his friend clearing him at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Racing NSW targets country areas with prizemoney and jobs package

Industry boost: Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Chris Roots   Racing NSW has announced $21 million boost to country and provincial racing from the proceeds of the tax parity legislation starting from July 1 next year.


Djokovic reflects on 'incredible' season

Novak Djokovic says he couldn't have asked for a better finish.

Kane dominates in London derby

Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in their 4-1 win over West Ham.

Rory McIlroy elated with Dubai double

Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the DP World Tour Championship.

Queanbeyan Gift 2015 men's, women's finals

Scenes from the Queanbeyan Gift finals at Queanbeyan Park.

Keeper uses her head in classic catch assist

Alyssa Healy unwittingly uses her head to set-up an unlikely catch.

W-League: Canberra United v Sydney FC

Sydney FC take on Canberra United in round six of the W-League.

ABL: Canberra v Melbourne Aces

The Melbourne Aces fight back to split the series with the Cavalry.

WNBL: Canberra v Townsville Fire

The Canberra Capitals suffered their ninth loss in a row on Sunday.

Legend sings anthem through hiccups

Ethan Hall defies hiccups to sing the national anthem at the baseball.

Jamie Vardy makes history in the EPL

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy scores for the 10th game in a row.