Socceroos take Asian Cup with extra-time winner

Sebastian Hassett 10:52 PM   The Socceroos have survived a spirited South Korean comeback to claim the biggest prize in the history of Australian football with a 2-1 extra-time victory in the Asian Cup final.

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Serena Williams wins record sixth Australian title

NUMBER NINETEEN: Serena Williams hugs the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her sixth Australian Open title and 19th grand slam overall.

Greg Stutchbury 9:49 PM   Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title in Melbourne.

Adversity steeled Serb for grand slam rivalries

Battle-hardened: Novak Djokovic playing against Stan Wawrinka.

Darren Walton 8:54 PM   His aura of invincibility shattered, Novak Djokovic concedes he can no longer rely on his "slight mental edge" over Andy Murray to prevail in the pair's eagerly awaited Australian Open final trequel.

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.

Brumbies aim high despite defeats

Tevita Kuridani showed glimpses of brilliance in a pre-season trial against Otago Highlanders at Wagga.

Pic by Laura Hardwick

Chris Dutton 4:03 PM   The Brumbies insist confidence will be high when they start the Super Rugby season, despite losing their two trial matches.

League

Papalii wants to be Raiders player 'for life'

Josh Papalii is tackled during the Four Nations match between Australia and England, November 2, 2014.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   His best mate Anthony Milford may have donned the Brisbane Broncos jersey on Saturday, but Josh Papalii insists he won't desert the Green Machine and wants to be a "Raider for life".

Cricket

Dean shooting for one-day title

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is back to bolster Weston Creek Molonglo for the Canberra one-day final against Wests/UC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra batsman Jono Dean aiming to win the one-day title with Weston Creek Molonglo having had mixed success with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

Cricket

New Zealand crush Pakistan by seven wickets

Ross Taylor pulls a delivery to the square-leg fence during his innings of 59.

7:55 PM   Opener Martin Guptill showed a welcome glimpse of form as New Zealand handed Pakistan an emphatic seven-wicket defeat in the first one-day international on Saturday.

India have problems to fix as World Cup approaches

Ishant Sharma.

Brad Elborough 7:19 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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Cricket

Queanbeyan in control against Ginninderra in Douglas Cup clash

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Canberra first-grade two-day Douglas Cup action. Eastlake first slip Vele Dukoski dives to save four runs on the boundary.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

David Polkinghorne 8:50 PM   Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor is confident they can cover the impending loss of opening bowler Ed Barnard, despite the England under-19 representative giving them the upper hand against Ginninderra at Freebody Oval on Saturday.

Cricket

Plans for Meteors to flare again in Women's Big Bash League

 ACT Meteors batter Jenny Taffs leaves the field after being caught out.

David Polkinghorne 6:36 PM   The ACT Meteors could get big bashed off the┬ánational women's Twenty20 landscape, but coach Andrew Dawson believes a Women's Big Bash League would help expand women's cricket in Canberra.

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Tennis

Vomiting does the trick for Serena

Serena Williams waits for the roof to be closed after it began to rain.

Daniel Cherny 12:58 AM   Vomiting mid-match proved an unlikely tonic for Serena Williams as she claimed her 19th grand slam singles title on Saturday night.

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A sour start, then Serena makes it sweet 16

Serena Williams does a little dance on court after winning the women's singles title on Saturday.

Greg Baum 11:50 PM   It took only the first point of this final to demolish the fanciful idea that this was a showdown between implacable foes, impossible to separate.

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Football

Huddersfield player stable after head injury, airlift drama

Huddersfield's Tommy Smith was airlifted from the field.

12:03 PM   Tommy Smith, a soccer player for second-tier English club Huddersfield Town, had to be taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering a head injury in their game against Leeds United on Saturday.

Chelsea maintain lead after Man City draw

Battling: Chelsea's Loic Remy competes for the ball with Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during the English Premier League match between between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Julian Guyer 7:43 AM   Premier League leaders Chelsea remained five points clear of second-placed Manchester City after drawing 1-1 with the defending champions in Saturday's late kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

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SBW scores convincing win against Chauncy Welliver

Sonny Bill Williams throws a left at Chauncy Welliver.

Brad Walter 1:08 AM   Sonny Bill Williams put the controversy over his last fight against Frans Botha behind him by easily accounting for Chauncy Welliver in a performance that had the American heavyweight predicting he had a big future in the ring and set the scene for a bout with Paul Gallen.

Paul Gallen wins, sets sights on SBW bout

Paul Gallen throws a right at Randall Rayment.

Brad Walter 11:36 PM   NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen doesn't know where his future lays beyond this season but it appears increasingly likely that it will involve a fight with Sonny Bill Williams after he survived his toughest test in the ring yet to win a unanimous points decision in Saturday night's Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena.

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Rugby Heaven

Moore backs sabbaticals to help Wallabies

Stephen Moore says the ARU should consider all options to help the Wallabies improve.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore says it is time for the ARU to consider all sabbatical options, backing any moves to help keep Australia's best players in Super Rugby.

Crusaders go down despite Carter cameo

Dan Carter made a return for the Crusaders.

Toby Robson 5:30 PM   Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.

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Asian Cup Final

Pictures from the Asian Cup Final between Australia and the South Korea.

Day one action from the Auckland Nines

All the action from the opening pool games from the Auckland Nines.

WNBL: Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

The Canberra Capitals take on the Adelaide Lightning at the AIS Arena.

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.