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

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.

India have problems to fix as World Cup approaches

Ishant Sharma takes a tumble after delivery.

Brad Elborough 1:51 PM   Despite being the reigning World Cup champions, India are considered by bookmakers to be the fourth most likely side to claim this year's title.

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Basketball

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

Sport. 30th January 2015. University of Canberra Capitals V Adelaide. Capital's Steph Talbot.

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Photo Jamila Toderas

Jon Tuxworth 3:26 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.

Canberra Capitals finals hopes take huge hit after Adelaide pull off upset of year

Sport. 30th January 2015. University of Canberra Capitals V Adelaide. Capital's Kirsten Veal.

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Photo Jamila Toderas

Jon Tuxworth 9:51 PM   Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf insisted they didn't take struggling Adelaide lightly after Lauren Jackson was sidelined for the boilover home loss, adamant her knee wasn't fit to play. 

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Tennis

A thankless task? More like 'crazy good', say Australian Open's top ballkids

Zoe Carr (left) and Sam McLachlan get their moment of glory after being named the top ballkids of this year's Open.

Tessa van der Riet 2:11 PM   While being a ballkid sometimes seems like a thankless task on telly, those in the know say it's so much more.

Djokovic stares down linesman in semi-final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his men's singles semi-final match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on day twelve of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2015.

Patrick Hatch and Scott Spits 7:46 AM   Tennis ace Novak Djokovic went the distance against Stan Wawrinka on Friday night to secure a place in the Australian Open final, but it was his death stare that got many people talking.

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Football

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. 

Seven better names for the Socceroos than the Socceroos

Golden: the Socceroos celebrate Trent Sainsbury's goal against the UAE.

Tom Cowie and Tom Arup 9:07 AM   The Socceroos is one of the worst names in Australian sport. Here's seven names that are better.

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League HQ

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.

Foran puts contract discussions on hold at Auckland Nines

Focused on footy: Manly's Kieran Foran has put contract talks on hold.

Michael Chammas 9:00 PM   Kieran Foran says he will put his contract negotiations on hold this weekend despite being in Auckland at the same time as those club's chasing his signature.

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Rugby Heaven

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.

Palu urges Waratahs to stay invested in the west

Western man: Wycliff Palu says rugby must not abandon western Sydney.

Georgina Robinson 10:51 PM   Waratahs player Wycliff Palu has urged his club not to desert western Sydney as the reigning Super Rugby champions lock in a deal to play all their games at Allianz Stadium from next year.

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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.