Hammond out to atone for Commonwealth Games

Jon Tuxworth 1:05 AM   Jake Hammond remembers the day he shared a track with Usain Bolt as one of the best and worst moments of his career. 

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Heat on, but Triple-Tri called off

Chris Wilson   Bushfire risks have forced the last-minute cancellation of one of Canberra's top endurance events.

Golf

Campbell rides luck on  Masters leaderboard

Chris Campbell  putts on the 18th green during day three of the Australian Masters.

Jon Tuxworth   His caddy's a croupier at Canberra casino and Chris Campbell rode his luck to rocket into the Australian Masters top ten with a fine third round at Metropolitan Golf Club on Saturday. 

Burger king Patty grills PM

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Jon Tuxworth   Patty Mills grills the PM, Canberra ready for big-time golf and Daddy Day-Care at the Canberra Raiders.

Cricket

Spaseski century puts Demons in poll position

 Wests batsman Callum Taylor faces Queanbeyan bowler Sam
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Jon Tuxworth   ANU must be getting sick of the sight of Michael Spaseski after the Eastlake skipper terrorised it again with a blistering century at Kingston Oval on Saturday. 

Cycling

 Matthews to skip our summer for Europe

Michael Matthews celebrates winning a sprint finish in Spain.

David Polkinghorne   Emerging superstar Michael Matthews will skip the Australian summer with his year built around getting his first Tour de France stage win, continued success at the Giro d'Italia and aiming for the spring one-day classics as well.

Racing

Ward back in the saddle

Ward got the all clear from his neurosurgeon and doctor on Monday and was back at work at 4.30am the following day.

David Polkinghorne    Plans to return to racing at Canberra.

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Australian Football

Austin hoping training with Ainslie is step to AFL

Logan Austin is training with Ainslie to boost his AFL Draft bid.

David Polkinghorne 11:04 PM   And a Tricolours midfielder shapes as draft bolter.

Cricket

Higgs-inspired Queanbeyan keep Twenty20 finals hopes alive

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8:25 PM   Queanbeyan kept its Konica Minolta Cup Twenty20 semi-final hopes alive on Sunday.

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Rugby Heaven

Beale takes first steps to redemption

Work in progress: Kurtley Beale bid for redemption is ongoing.

Chris Dutton 8:19 PM   Kurtley Beale says his redemption mission is still a work in progress, promising to learn from mistakes and become a better player and person.

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Pocock returns to full training

David Polkinghorne 5:04 PM   Senior coach Stephen Larkham questions how long the Super Rugby format will last before the next change.

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League HQ

Souths stand down player after charge

Stood down: Cody Walker.

Adrian Proszenko 5:54 AM   Another South Sydney player, Melbourne recruit Cody Walker, has been charged with domestic assault on the the eve of White Ribbon Day celebrations.

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Graham breaks silence for Gallen

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Danny Weidler 2:43 AM    For months Wade Graham has sat and stewed – angry that his mate and skipper Paul Gallen has copped it between the eyes.

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Football

Roar deal: Mike Mulvey deserved better from Brisbane

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Phil Lutton 10:27 PM   Mike Mulvey never liked talking about himself, even when the Roar were slaying everything in their path (all the way back in May). Success was a result of the players, the system and the constant strive for excellence that had made Brisbane the A-League’s benchmark club.

European soccer may challenge Blatter with FIFA candidate

FIFA President Joseph Blatter.

10:12 PM   The member countries of European soccer's governing body UEFA could still find a candidate to run against Joseph Blatter as FIFA president next year, a leading official says.

Cricket

Australia survive late scare in fifth ODI win

Shane Watson plundered the South African attack.

Andrew Wu 11:10 PM   "Do not go before the clock tower" is a phrase commonly by trainers to jockeys at Flemington. It is racing parlance for not making your run too early.

Carters looking for big score against India

Thinking big: Ryan Carters.

Jon Tuxworth 7:29 PM   Ryan Carters is hoping a big score for Cricket Australia XI will be his breakthrough.

Racing

Surface tension sums up Sydney's malaise

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Max Presnell 9:37 PM   Sydney racing has much in common with Royal Randwick’s Kensington circuit – a crusty top, no foundation and a deplorable back-wash. Again punters, jockeys, trainers and owners on Saturday had to tolerate a surface better for potatoes than racing.

Harried babysitter McEvoy in near miss to win first Goulburn Cup

Gold in Goulburn: connections celebrate with Pythagorean.

Adam Pengilly 6:24 PM   Kerrin McEvoy first squeezed home on the last flight out of Melbourne on Saturday night - and was equally grateful to be relieved of babysitting duties the next morning - before booting home his first Goulburn Cup winner aboard Pythagorean on Sunday.

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.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.

Twenty20: Eastlake v Western District

Twenty20 Konica Cup: Eastlake v Western District at Kingston Oval

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox

Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ballpark