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 10:07 PM   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 10:00 PM   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 6:42 PM   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

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

David Polkinghorne 6:12 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.

Smith stakes strong claim to add AB Medal to his honours

Steve Smith would be the youngest winner of the award since Michael Clarke in 2004-05.

Jesse Hogan 5:00 PM   The rapid maturing of Steve Smith over the past year is likely to be recognised in him becoming the youngest Allan Border Medallist for a decade.

ACT Sport

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

David Polkinghorne 6:12 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.

She got there eight hours early to reserve a seat, but walked out after one set

Nick Kyrgios lets his temper flare during his five-set thriller against Andreas Seppi.

Chris Dutton 2:10 PM   His mum can't confiscate his phone when he smashes racquets anymore, nor can she survive the tension of an epic match.

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Tennis

Champion Wawrinka through to quarters

One step closer: Stan Wawrinka.

5:05 PM   Defending champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a hard-fought win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Kyrgios didn't F-bomb crowd but member of his team

Michael Chammas dinkus Dinkus

Michael Chammas 5:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios was berated on social media for allegedly swearing at a member of the crowd during his match on Sunday night, but his mother has revealed that the expletive was actually directed at a member of his team.

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Football

The Lowdown: Australia v United Arab Emirates

Aiming for the top: Tim Cahill with Ivan Franjic and Massimo Luongo, three of the keys to Socceroos' success against the UAE.

Sebastian Hassett 6:09 PM   The Lowdown: Asian Cup Semi-Final - Australia v United Arab Emirates

Memory of loss to Emirates motivates Postecoglou

Pointing in the right direction: Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett 5:30 PM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has revealed the scar of a misjudgment against the United Arab Emirates in an international tournament on almost 12 years ago is his personal motivation for getting Australia past the Emirates in Tuesday night's Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle.

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League HQ

Speedier Marshall sheds a few kilos

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

Michael Carayannis 9:49 PM   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.

NRL to explore Koukash's bold English-based bid

Bold plan: Marwan Koukash wants to introduce an English club into the NRL.

Michael Carayannis 8:00 PM   One of Shane Richardson's opening tasks in his new role as the NRL's head of game strategy and development could be to meet with Marwan Koukash who is behind an daring bid to introduce an English club into the NRL after the game's governing body confirmed it would explore all expansion proposals

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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.

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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.