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 3:15 PM   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

Australia go left field as Johnson returns

Starc fan: Mitchell Johnson looks forward to working with a fellow left-hander.

Chris Barrett 12:31 AM   Two Mitchs are better than one.

Stuart Law steps down as Bulls and Heat coach

Too many bad days at the office have led Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls coach Stuart Law to resign.

Beth Newman 8:45 PM   Stuart Law has resigned from his positions as Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat coach.

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ACT Sport

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. 

Cricket

Finalists stay positive despite Manuka let-down

Weston Creek Molonglo's Kevin Jacob, left, and Wests player Joe Cooke before the ACT one-day final.

David Polkinghorne 8:21 PM   Canberra's cricketers are disappointed they will not get to play their finals on Manuka Oval this summer, but hope it will benefit ACT cricket long-term through the impending arrival of the World Cup.

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Tennis

Kim Sears serves up foul-mouthed rant

Outburst: Kim Sears.

Megan Levy 12:28 AM   It was a tense semi-final showdown between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday night, none moreso than in the stands surrounding Rod Laver Arena on Thursday night.

How does Maria solve a problem like Serena?

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou keeps a keen eye on Serena Williams trains on Friday.

Linda Pearce 12:26 AM   Since Maria Sharapova last beat Serena Williams, Australia has had five changes of prime minister, Melbourne seven different coaches, the Socceroos have played in three World Cups, 90s neon has made a comeback and Mariah Carey has made way for Taylor Swift.

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Football

Omar Abdulrahman masterclass sinks Iraq in Asian Cup third-place play-off

Perfect 10: Omar Abdulrahman (right) battles for possession with  Iraq's Yaser Kasim.

Josh Leeson 10:03 PM   Omar Abdulrahman provided one final Asian Cup masterclass in Australia on Friday night as he inspired the United Arab Emirates to a 3-2 victory over Iraq in the third-place play-off at Hunter Stadium.

After six of the best, Postecoglou chases Socceroos' seventh heaven

Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett 9:30 PM   For some, there's a certain cultural cringe when it comes to Australian football and the playing of finals. But not for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou. And if there's an edge the Socceroos need going into Saturday night's Asian Cup final, his unbelievable finals record might well be it.

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League HQ

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.

George Burgess leaves door open to follow brother Sam to rugby union

Bunny for now: George Burgess plans to stick with rugby league.

Michael Chammas 11:00 PM   South Sydney prop George Burgess has hinted he may follow in his brother Sam's footsteps, admitting the lure of rugby union could see him leave the NRL.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

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.

Karmichael Hunt itching for success at the Reds

The phoney war is over for Karmichael Hunt.

Phil Lutton 9:55 PM   Barring a stint as a stout-legged, holding midfielder for the Roar, Karmichael Hunt has pretty much seen it all on his Tour De Australian Sport. Even so, this promises for be a season of firsts for rugby union's newest showpiece.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

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.