Sponsors line up to get a slice of Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton 6:53 PM   Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open is over, but his off-court stocks are about to rise.

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Temper could hold Nick Kyrgios back

The psychologist who worked closely with tennis legend Pat Cash, Jeff Bond, believes Nick Nyrgios is hampering his ability through his anger.

David Polkinghorne   Nick Kyrgios' fiery temper became a hot topic, but leading sports psychologist Jeff Bond believes ditching the antics rather than throwing his racquet could be the difference.

Victory would give Socceroos their mojo back

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 10:00 PM   Saturday's final against South Korea is a seminal moment for the Socceroos.

How does Maria solve a problem like Serena?

Maria Sharapova had to fight for her win.

Linda Pearce 12:26 AM   Since Maria Sharapova last beat Serena Williams, Australia has had five changes of prime minister and the Socceroos have played in three World Cups.

Raiders rejected Roosters loan proposal

Canberra Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss.

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss has revealed the Sydney Roosters sought him out for a bizarre loan contract that could have seen him start the NRL season in Bondi before returning to Canberra mid-year.

The secrets of Steve Smith's success

Steve Smith can flip his game and technique to whatever the situation demands.

Dean Jones   His great work ethic and ability to confound bowlers are jewels in his crown.

Athletics

Breen v Pearson to light up the track 

Melissa Breen will take on Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson at the AIS track on February 7.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, takes on Sally Pearson almost a year to the day since breaking Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's 20-year-old national record.

Cricket

Australia will take safety-first approach for Watson

Chris Barrett 6:24 PM   Shane Watson will not be risked in Sunday's tri-series final against England as Australia look ahead to the opening day of the World Cup in a fortnight, when they will face the old enemy again at the MCG.

Marsh brings winning spirit to counselling role

Chris Barrett 6:05 PM   Geoff Marsh, a World Cup winner as both a player and a coach, has been called into the Australian camp to advise them on handling the expectations that come with hosting the tournament.

ACT Sport

Kyrgios waits on scans to get back on track

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton 5:32 PM   Locker Room: the best of Canberra sport, from grassroots to gossip.

Cycling

Wiasak refuses to be diverted from Paris worlds

Rebecca Wiasak.

David Polkinghorne 5:01 PM   Canberra cyclist Beck Wiasak is so hopeful she will be part of Australia's world championship track team she has let her "Plan B" safety net slip.

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Tennis

Adrenaline junkie Hingis back for 26th grand slam final

Martina Hingis is contesting grand slam finals 19 years after her first.

Dan Cherny 6:25 PM   Qualification for Sunday’s Australian Open mixed doubles final meant Martina Hingis had been playing in Grand Slam finals for half her life. Well sort of.

Two old adversaries come together for a final clash of titans

Jake Niall 6:06 PM   Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic were born a week apart in May 1987 and, as Djokovic noted, they have known each since they were kicking around courts at 11 or 12. Djokovic described them as sharing a "very similar game and very similar role in professional tennis".

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Football

History against City in Wanderers visit

3:46 PM   Melbourne City coach John van `t Schip says Sunday's A-League clash with Western Sydney Wanderers is a massive match for his club's season.

Asian Cup success just the tip of the iceberg

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 2:42 PM   The organisation, feeling of goodwill towards every team and Aussie openness created an Asian Cup of exceptional quality that will be long admired all across Asia. 

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League HQ

Parramatta's Kaysa Pritchard’s season is in doubt after pectoral tear

Michael Carayannis 5:19 PM   Just like Luke Keary did in the corresponding tournament last year, Parramatta hooker Kaysa Pritchard's season is in doubt after he tore his pectoral in the Eels opening Auckland Nines match.

NRL nines investors back vision to take tournament to unchartered overseas markets

Michael Chammas 4:47 PM   The investors behind the NRL Nines have backed a vision to take the tournament into untapped overseas markets, with the NRL to undertake a review later this year to discuss the possibility of growing the concept.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Crusaders go down despite Carter cameo

Dan Carter made a return for the Crusaders.

Toby Robson 5:30 PM   Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.

Waratahs score 10 tries in first trial

Try-scoring form: Taqele Naiyaravoro in action last year.

5:20 PM   Giant winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has staked his claim for the vacant spot in the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby team with an eye-catching performance in their first trial of the season.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

WNBL: Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

The Canberra Capitals take on the Adelaide Lightning at the AIS Arena.

The Lowdown - Aust v South Korea

The Lowdown - Asian Cup Final: Australia v South Korea

T20 Big Bash Final in Manuka

The Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers clash at Manuka Oval in the final of the T20 Big Bash League.

Asian Cup quarter-final: Iraq vs Iran

All the action from one of the most incredible Asian Cup games ever.

Iran and Iraq face off in Canberra

Dominic Bossi previews the final day of Asian Cup quarter-finals.

All the colour from the Australian Open

It's not just about the tennis at the Australian Open.

Asian Cup: China vs North Korea

China take on North Korea in the AFC Asian Cup in Canberra.

Baseball: Canberra Cavalry vs Perth Heat

The Canberra Cavalry take on the Perth Heat at The Fort.

Weston Creek vs North Canberra Gungahlin

Weston Creek take on North Canberra Gungahlin at Stirling.

Australian Open gets ready to commence

Last minute preparations for the Australian Open.