'Phillip would want them to bat on'

Andrew Wu 8:38 PM   Playing the first Test is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving players.

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Cricket

Dean pays tribute to Hughes

Not forgotten: Phillip Hughes.

Lee Gaskin 7:17 PM   Canberra batsman Jono Dean pays tribute to Phillip Hughes, posting a photo of the former Australian batsman holding his son.

Clarke is hurting as much as anyone

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Andrew Webster 5:42 AM   For the best part of two days, Michael Clarke has sat at the bedside of Phillip Hughes and held his hand.

Outpouring of support for Abbott

NSW fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Adrian Proszenko 10:21 PM   The cricket community has rallied to support the other person in the Phillip Hughes tragedy, with social media flooded with well-wishers for fast bowler Sean Abbott.

Test return was a matter of when, not if

Great talent: Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring his second Test century at Durban in 2009.

Jesse Hogan   Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

Best mates' AFL dreams come true

Logan Austin was picked up by Port Adelaide in the AFL draft.

David Polkinghorne 10:04 PM   Canberra pair Jack Steele and Logan Austin have ended the ACT's five-year AFL draft drought.

Larkham open to Wallabies role at World Cup

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he's "open" to playing a role for the Australian Wallabies.

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Hockey

World Cup spots on the line at hockey titles

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Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Players from the ACT men's and women's teams are aiming to book their World Cup spots at this week's national indoor hockey championships in Canberra.

Belconnen mates live an AFL 'miracle'

Port Adelaide recruit, Canberra's Logan Austin.

Chris Wilson 6:27 PM   Same school, same club, same dream - best mates from the Belconnen Magpies, Logan Austin and Jack Steele, have been drafted to the AFL.

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Rugby Heaven

Twelvetrees adds a cutting edge

Billy Twelvetrees will form a new midfield combination with George Ford.

Mick Cleary 2:06 PM   Billy Twelvetrees, who learnt his trade alongside George Ford as a young Leicester reserve on chill Monday nights in faraway homespun venues, has pledged to be more "cut-throat" when he teams up again with the Bath fly-half against Australia in front of 82,000 at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

Stuart Lancaster's team is too machine-like

Quade Cooper brings X-factor to the Wallabies.

Austin Healy 1:43 PM   Stuart Lancaster has done some fine things, but he is now in danger of creating a sterile squad bereft of any magic, writes Austin Healey.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse 6:01 PM   Former Knights player Zane Tetevano’s future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.

NRL likely to impose life ban on woman-beating Sea Eagles recruit Tetevano

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   The NRL career of Manly recruit Zane Tetevano is almost certainly over after he admitted in court to bashing his former girlfriend on four occasions.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Football

Sydney derby: All you need to know

Looking to atone: Vitor Saba was sent off in his first Sydney derby and owes the Wanderers fans more on Saturday.

Sebastian Hassett 9:00 PM   All the info you need ahead of Saturday night's Sydney derby .

Popovic and Arnold in it for the long haul

Exhausted: Tony Popovic has cut a dishevelled figure of late, with the Wanderers' gruelling travel demands having taken their toll.

Sebastian Hassett 8:51 PM   The season has barely started, it seems, but the second Sydney derby and all it entails is already upon us.

Cricket

Timely Test in a testing time

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Greg Baum 8:09 PM   So, Australian captain Brad Haddin wins the toss and puts India in to bat on a green pitch at the Gabba next Thursday, and Mitch Johnson is at the top of his run-up, the new ball's lacquer glinting in his hand, looking harder than it ever has before.

CA pledges immediate action on safety

Honouring Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland looks at tributes left at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Andrew Wu 7:14 PM   Phillip Hughes’ death has had such an impact on the cricket world that every Test- and cricket-playing nation had expressed their condolences to Cricket Australia.

Racing

Queenslanders popular at shambolic Saturday

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Max Presnell 7:52 PM   The shambles of Sydney Saturdays take an upsurge at Rosehill Gardens with the Queensland influence of favourites Our Boy Malachi and Sir Moments in the two major events.

Jockey rates American Time a perfect chance for Guineas

Jockey Jay Ford (orange and white colours) says American Time is a Canberra Guineas chance after riding her to a third straight win at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth 6:08 PM   Jockey Jay Ford says a Canberra Guineas tilt is "the perfect plan" for American Time after the in-form filly proved her credentials with a third straight win at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 

Tributes roll in for Phillip Hughes

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

Hughes family: 'We are devastated'

Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke reads a statement on behalf of the Hughes family.

Phillip Hughes' life in pictures

A look back at the short but remarkable life of Phillip Hughes.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.