Brett Lee's grand finale almost a miracle moment

Daniel Lane 12:31 AM    The Sydney Sixers' legendary pace bowler Brett Lee was forced to dig deep for the final time of his illustrious career when he was called upon to tame the Perth Scorchers in the final over of Wednesday night's Big Bash League grand final at Canberra  and he almost worked a miracle.

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Kyrgios aims for top 20

Kyrgios

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios will rise to No.35 in the world as he sweats on MRI scans on his nagging back injury.

Scorchers scrape home in final thriller

Brett Lee nearly took the Sixers into a Super Over with late wickets.

Lee Gaskin 11:14 PM   The key moments from the Perth Scorchers' thrilling last-ball victory against the Sydney Sixers.

Ange plans to win in Australian style

Postecoglou and his team have grown in confidence.

Michael Lynch    Ange Postecoglou insisted in the run up to the Asian Cup that he should not be judged on the disappointing results of his team's lead-up games but on their performance in the tournament itself.

No teenage angst for Williams

Sam Williams

Chris Wilson 9:00 PM   Canberra's Sam Williams says he doesn't regret being thrown into the NRL's deep end as a rookie teenage halfback, but says he's returned to the Raiders to prove himself as a better player.

Cheika brings the Wallabies back to Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumbies duo Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin are on a Wallabies hit list as Michael Cheika aims to end the European drain on Australian rugby.

Baseball

Collins says give Murphy a chance

Jack Murphy won the Cavs MVP award.

David Polkinghorne 11:00 PM   Cavalry's manager says the Toronto Blue Jays prospect is ready to take the next step.

Cricket

Renegades part ways with coach

The Renegrades made the finals only once under Helmot.

2:39 PM   The Melbourne Renegades have parted ways with head coach Simon Helmot.

Sydney Sixers' hero Lee reveals why he hit the bottle

Last ball: Brett Lee leaves the ground after Wednesday night's final.

Daniel Lane 1:19 PM   Brett Lee, 38 and with 310 Test wickets to his name, realised during his last training session with the Sydney Sixers that he'd still need to prove himself in Wednesday night's Big Bash League grand final.

ACT Sport

Plenty on fish on barbie for Australia Day

Bryan Pratt 3:12 PM   Anglers all rejoiced on a productive Australia day long weekend.

Athletics

Breen, Pearson to go head-to-head at Canberra Track Classic

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

David Polkinghorne   Canberra get ready to rumble - Australian women's sprinting heavyweights Melissa Breen and Sally Pearson are preparing to do battle in  the nation's capital again at the AIS track on February 7.

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Tennis

Rafter steps down as Davis Cup captain, Hewitt to play 20th Australian Open

Pat Rafter.

Linda Pearce 5:39 PM   Pat Rafter has stepped down as Australian Davis Cup captain, with Lleyton Hewitt anointed as his long-term successor.

Live: Serena Williams v Madison Keys

Serena Williams.

Claire Siracusa 5:09 PM   Follow our live coverage of the second semi-final as Americans Serena Williams and Madison Keys go head-to-head on Rod Laver Arena.

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Football

Iraq look to World Cup qualifiers

Paul Johnson 5:38 PM   It's a case of winning the battle of the Middle East for Iraq and the United Arab Emirates when they take the pitch for the Asian Cup third/fourth place play-off at Hunter Stadium on Friday.

Kruse in control of own destiny now

Michael Lynch 5:10 PM   They say you don't know what you have got until it's gone. That certainly wasn't the case when Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou got the devastating news early last year that Robbie Kruse needed a knee reconstruction and would miss the World Cup.

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League HQ

Johnson and Inglis officially launch 2015 NRL season

Michael Chammas 4:46 PM   There's still another five weeks before the opening game of the year, but Shaun Johnson and Greg Inglis officially launched the start of the 2015 NRL season in Auckland on Thursday night.

And now for a hot expansion idea for the NRL

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord 8:44 PM   In the mid-1980s, spotty me opened up Rugby League Week and came across an article by the venerable Tony Durkin. "Brisbane Broncos!" the headline screamed, and it trumpeted the idea of a Brisbane team entering the Sydney premiership.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Horne stays to help build Waratahs dynasty

Staying put: Rob Horne has signed a new deal to stay in Australia.

Georgina Robinson 4:40 PM   Rob Horne resisted the lure of the Euro to stay in Sydney and help build a Waratahs dynasty.

Karmichael Hunt named for Reds debut

Karmichael Hunt will debut for the Reds in Cairns.

Vince Rugari 2:22 PM   Karmichael Hunt has been named to make his first appearance in a Queensland Reds jersey in Saturday's trial against the Melbourne Rebels in Cairns.

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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.

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.