Diamonds aim to maintaining record-winning streak

David Polkinghorne 3:29 PM   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 6:09 PM   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 4:53 PM   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.

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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Rugby Heaven

Cheika unveiled as Wallabies coach

Michael Cheika.

1:10 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 1:10 PM   Live coverage of the Wallabies head coach announcement from Australian Rugby Union HQ in Sydney.

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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.

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Soccer

United were too big for Moyes: Ferguson

From spuds to dud: David Moyes' ban on chips is said to have played an integral part in the demise of team spirit.

John Percy 1:28 PM   Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes's troubled tenure at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job, dismissing the theory that he was also partly responsible for the club's decline.

Silverware still drives birthday boy Wenger

'Do I feel young? No, my age is my age. You have to believe in that but the desire and motivation is stronger than ever': Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson 12:38 PM   Arsene Wenger played the full 90 minutes of a staff football match at Arsenal last week, so it was no surprise to hear him confirm his physical wellbeing on Wednesday, his 65th birthday.

Cricket

India suspend all future cricket tours of West Indies

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo.

11:17 PM   West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis on Tuesday after India, the world's richest board, suspended all future tours with them following the Caribbean team's abrupt withdrawal from a series in India last week.

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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.

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 bad barrier draw appears to be the only stumbling block to an international clean sweep of Australia's most important races - the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

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.

Canberra United v Perth Glory

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