Kyrgios into quarter-finals after epic win

Linda Pearce 5:15 AM   Nick Kyrgios records second career comeback from a two-sets-to-love deficit to reach his second quarter-final from his past three grand slam attempts.

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Iran fail in bid to oust Iraq

Nothing to see here: Alaa Abdul-Zahra reacts during Iraq's clash with Japan. A complaint about his appearance in the Asian Cup has been dismissed.

Sebastian Hassett   Just 48 hours after being eliminated from the Asian Cup, Iran claimed that Iraq must be banned from the tournament for fielding an ineligible player. However, at 7.30pm their complaint was dismissed, meaning Iraq will face South Korea as planned with Abdul-Zahra taking the field.

Brumbies get innovative with contracts   

Brumbies flyhalf Nic White will play in France after the World Cup.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies find new ways to overhaul contract system to keep Australia's top talent in the capital.

Berdych shows Bernie who's boss

Tomas Berdych in action against Bernard Tomic.

Greg Baum 11:31 AM   Bernard Tomic did up his laces and then aced Tomas Berdych to win the first game of their fourth round match, and began to saunter towards his courtside seat, and the sell-out Margaret Court arena crowd nestled further into theirs. Project Bernie and the mission to establish an Australian man in the quarter-finals of the eponymous Open for the first time in 10 years was on track.

Baseball

Disallowed win costs Cavalry playoff berth

Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins insists the Australian Baseball League's decision to strip it of a win for breaching import rules wasn't the reason it missed the playoffs.

Binga roars into Canberra chasing fairytale  

Going out on a high note: Brett Lee will head to Canberra trying to win the Big Bash League title in his final ever game.

Lee Gaskin   The Sydney Sixers are aiming to send champion fast bowler Brett Lee off with the Big Bash League title after booking their spot in Wednesday night's final in Canberra.

Socceroos fighting fit thanks to Ange

Taskmaster: Ange Postecoglou looks on during Socceroos training.

Sebastian Hassett 12:21 AM   They might be enduring a brutally short turnaround between their Asian Cup matches but Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is confident he's successfully staved off squad burn-out before their semi-final with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night.

Cricket

Rain washes out Australia v India ODI

The wicket remains covered at the SCG as the weather put paid to hopes of play in the one-day match.

9:42 PM   Persistent rain washes out tri-series match between Australia and India in Sydney.

Big Bash puts bums in stadiums but not in lounge seats

TV hit: Cricket Australia is especially happy with the number of first-time BBL viewers being dragged through the turnstiles.

Andrew Wu 8:19 PM   Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has hailed the Big Bash League's TV numbers this summer as a success despite the spike in crowd numbers not being mirrored in the ratings.

ACT Sport

Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval "disappointing" for Perth Scorchers fans

perth fans

David Polkinghorne 6:44 PM   Perth Scorchers chief executive Christina Matthews says it's disappointing for Perth fans the Big Bash League final isn't at the WACA Ground.

Behrendorff key to Big Bash final and only going to get better: bowling coach

Jason Behrendorff has taken 14 wickets in nine matches during the 2014/15 Big Bash League season.

David Polkinghorne 6:32 PM   Perth Scorchers quick Jason Behrendorff might be knocking on the door of the Australian team, but the man charged with returning Western Australia to a fast bowling production line feels he is still 12 to 18 months away from his best.

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Tennis

For Kyrgios, pressure comes with the territory

Andy Murray

Andy Murray 8:36 PM   It looks like the whole of Australia is waiting for Tuesday's match – me against Nick Kyrgios. I saw on the television on Monday morning that Channel 7 had a "Countdown to Nick" clock running along the bottom of the screen, counting off the minutes until we step on court.

Kyrgios: pudgy kid who became a star

The entertainer: Nick Kyrgios rises to the big occasion, says coach Todd Larkham.

Linda Pearce 8:13 PM   Todd Larkham was running a private tennis club in Canberra a decade ago when his attention was drawn to the pudgy nine-year-old playing in a junior tournament. Larkham, a former UK-based pro turned coach, could scarcely believe what he saw.

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Football

Japanese left carrying baggage after surprise loss

Legends: Peter Sterling and Tim Cahill.

Michael Carayannis 8:34 PM   Confidence was so high in the Japanese camp, that team officials sent a bulk of the team's luggage to Newcastle in preparation for a potential semi-final clash against the Socceroos on Tuesday.

UAE not concerned about criticism of Abdulrahman

Josh Leeson 8:25 PM   UAE coach Mahdi Ali dismissed Socceroos comments about his star player Omar Abdulrahman being lazy in defence and said their sole focus was their on-field performance.

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League HQ

Sandow to captain Eels at Auckland Nines

7:48 PM   Chirpy halfback Chris Sandow will captain the Eels at this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament.

Speedier Marshall sheds a few kilos

Reaping rewards: Benji Marshall during a team golf day in Kogarah in November.

Michael Carayannis   Benji Marshall says he is feeling quicker than ever having shed four kilograms to be at his lightest playing weight since 2008 while revealing his high pressured mid-season to a struggling Dragons side was the toughes period of his career.

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Rugby Heaven

Referees dumped in Super Rugby shake up

Lyndon Bray

Georgina Robinson 6:03 PM   Three referees including one Australian have been dumped from the Super Rugby line up as SANZAR officials demand a cleaner start to the season.

Injured Cooper optimistic about Rugby World Cup

Late start: Quade Cooper is confident he'll make the RWC squad.

Vince Rugari 5:04 PM   Quade Cooper believes his latest injury setback will not damage his bid for World Cup selection.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

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.

Watson's technique under the microscope

Dean Jones offers some batting advice for Shane Watson.

ABL: Canberra Cavalry v Perth Heat

Canberra Cavalry take on fierce rivals Perth at Narrabundah.

Cricket: PM's XI no match for England

The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval.