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 6:08 PM   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

Pakistan make just 210 against New Zealand

Shahid Afridi

4:41 PM   Contrasting half-centuries to captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi added respectability for Pakistan in a modest innings of 210 in the first one-day international against New Zealand in Wellington.

Clarke's World Cup dream gets a boost

Michael Clarke

David Sygall 2:59 PM   Michael Clarke's bid to meet a Cricket Australia-imposed deadline to be fit for the World Cup received a massive boost on Saturday when he made a successful return to batting in a Sydney grade cricket match at Chatswood Oval.

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Cycling

Wiasak refuses to be diverted from Paris worlds

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.

Basketball

Capitals victim of mental let-down against Adelaide Lightning: Wilson

 Capitals' Kristen Veal.

Jon Tuxworth 4:02 PM   Canberra Capitals veteran Carly Wilson admitted the team fell victim to a mental let-down in Friday's upset 79-71 home loss to Adelaide Lightning which threatens to cripple their season.

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Tennis

Mauresmo and Murray breaking new, overdue ground

Jake Niall 5:25 PM   If Andy Murray loses to Novak Djokovic again on Sunday evening, you would hope that no one will be silly enough to point the finger at Amelie Mauresmo, in the same fashion that Peta Credlin has been scapegoated in some quarters for Tony Abbott's double faults and the right royal mess he's made.

Murray and Djokovic at the Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray played an exhibition match instead of the final.

Larissa Nicholson 3:56 PM   Novak Djokovic has won four Open titles and Andy Murray has lost three. Sunday night's final looms as a watershed match.

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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 2:42 PM   The organization, 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.

Graham finally enjoying football again after end of ASADA turmoil

New man: Sharks back-rower Wade Graham is glad the ASADA scandal is over.

Michael Chammas 3:30 PM   Cronulla forward Wade Graham says he feels like a kid again having rediscovered his love for the game following his ASADA suspension in the offseason.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

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.

Sam Burgess flops for England Saxons

Sam Burgess struggled for the Saxons.

Duncan Bech 1:42 PM   Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out a worthy victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

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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.