Sore Warner set to play in Boxing Day Test

Ronny Lerner   Injured Australian opener David Warner has declared himself fit for the Boxing Day Test despite admitting he would not be entirely pain-free.

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Watson 'back on the horse' after helmet hit

Shane Watson takes a break from practice at the MCG on Tuesday after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer from James Pattinson.

Ronny Lerner   Australian opener David Warner has praised team-mate Shane Watson for getting “back on the horse” after being struck in the helmet by a James Pattinson bouncer in the nets on Tuesday.

Hazlewood: Aussies have mental edge

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Ronny Lerner   Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood believes his team has the psychological edge over India heading into the crucial third Test beginning Boxing Day at the MCG.

Marsh hurts hand, Aussies hold breath

INJURY SCARE: Australian batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand during a practice session at the MCG on Wednesday.

Ronny Lerner   Shaun Marsh sent a scare through the Australian camp after being struck on the left hand during practice.

Arnold fears for Ognenovski's future

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Darren Walton   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold fears veteran defender Sasa Ognenovski may have played his last A-League game after being ruled out for the rest of the season with nerve damage.

Wild Oats XI crew in race to repair boom

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Rupert Guinness   The crew on Wild Oats XI, the defending and seven times Sydney to Hobart line honours champions, is racing to repair a broken boom before Friday's race start.

Asian Cup: your interactive guide

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How the teams shape up for January's tournament in Australia.

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Blackout cloud looms over Queanbeyan coffers

Queanbeyan Racing could cop a financial hit during the broadcast blackout.

David Polkinghorne 3:16 PM   The Queanbeyan Racing Club's coffers could be hit hard by the TVN-Sky Channel feud if it continues into the New Year, although chief executive Brendan Comyn is confident it will be resolved by then.

Baseball

Cavalry import rule breach was 'cut and dry': ABL

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David Polkinghorne   Hopes Aussie player draft will help bring players to Canberra.

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Rugby's year in review

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Stephen Samuelson   It was a season turmoil for Australian Rugby with financial problems and off-field behaviour overshadowing the poor performances on the field by the Wallabies.

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Rugby World Cup dream alive again for 'Honey Badger' Cummins

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The World Cup dream of Nick Cummins is alive again, with the Wallaby winger securing a loan deal back to the Western Force for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

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League HQ

Guerra extends Roosters NRL deal

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Australian and Queensland back-rower Aidan Guerra has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2017.

Raiders give back to community in last training run before Christmas

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Jon Tuxworth   In the midst of a tortorous pre-season it's easy for rugby league players to feel sorry for themselves. 

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Football

Sydney to sign local talent if import options fall short

Sebastian Hassett 3:04 PM   It may put the club's title aspirations at risk but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is prepared to forego star foreign players for young Australians as he seeks to replenish his injury-ravaged squad.

Winless Wanderers fightback needs to start in the Windy City

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Sebastian Hassett 2:53 PM   The past year has brought some incredible highs for the Western Sydney Wanderers but with their A-League campaign in need of urgent repair, a trip to Wellington looms as the ideal opportunity to kick-start their winless season.

Cricket

St Kilda and AFL haven't given up on Junction Oval plan

St Kilda president Peter Summers at the Junction Oval last month.

Daniel Cherny 3:58 PM   St Kilda and the AFL have not given up hope of orchestrating a Saints return to the Junction Oval, and will continue to work with the state government, local community groups and Cricket Victoria in a bid to get the Saints back - despite the news that constrution works to turn the venue into a cricket-only facility would begin in the new year.

Swami Army play their own cricket match ahead of Boxing Day Test

The Swami Army prepare for their cricket match in Wheelers Hill.

Tom Cowie 3:46 PM   Like Uncle Trevor and too much Shiraz or a spicy chicken biryani and cooling raita, Christmas and cricket were made for each other.

Racing

Blackout cloud looms over Queanbeyan coffers

Queanbeyan Racing could cop a financial hit during the broadcast blackout.

David Polkinghorne 3:16 PM   The Queanbeyan Racing Club's coffers could be hit hard by the TVN-Sky Channel feud if it continues into the New Year, although chief executive Brendan Comyn is confident it will be resolved by then.

Episodes provides trainer David Lee a city sequel a decade in making

Winning double: Sam Clipperton.

Adam Pengilly 5:16 PM   With six grandchildren waiting patiently at home on Christmas Eve, David Lee had already spent the spoils of a rare city win before Episodes had even returned to scale at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Canberra United Take W-League Title

A thrilling W-League Grand Finals sees Canberra United defeat Perth Glory at their home ground 3-0.

ACT Cricket: Douglas Cup

Tuggeranong Valley clash with Ginninderra in the Douglas Cup at Chisholm Oval.

ACT Meteors v Queensland Fire

ACT Meteors take out Queensland Fire at Manuka Oval.

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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.

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W-League: Canberra United vs Perth Glory

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