Kyrgios and Tomic snubbed from centre stage

Michael Chammas 9:18 AM   Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic are on the brink of respective quarter-final berths at the Australian Open but they continue to be snubbed from playing on Rod Laver Arena.

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Kyrgios can last the distance: Larkham

Nick Kyrgios has been warned by his coach not to look too far ahead at the Australian Open.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios has been told to prepare for the biggest test of his Australian Open campaign when he meets Andreas Seppi, and warned not to relax after watching the shock exit of idol Roger Federer.

League

Wighton turns to GI in fullback switch

Jack Wighton will seek the advice of his hero.

Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton will seek advice from All Stars teammate Greg Inglis before his switch to fullback.

Ita Vaea close to 'impossible' contract    

Ita Vaea is close to making his Brumbies dream.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Ita Vaea on the verge of remarkable Super Rugby comeback after overcoming life-threatening blood clots.

Soccer

Canberra punches above its weight    

Great stadium, electric atmosphere: Iraq celebrate scoring a goal during extra time against Iran.

Lee Gaskin 6:03 PM   Canberra's seven Asian Cup games attracted more than 82,000 people through the gates, exposure to millions more throughout Asia, the best playing surface and the best game of the competition.

Williams comes under fire   

Referee Ben Williams handing a red card to Mehrdad Pooladi in Friday's Asian Cup quarter-final between Iran and Iraq in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin 8:13 PM   Former Socceroos striker John Aloisi claims referee Ben Williams held a grudge with Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, while ex-Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich labelled the controversial sending off in Friday night's quarter-final against Iraq at Canberra Stadium as ''embarrassing''.

Buchanan's Next Gen spurs her on to Rio

Caroline Buchanan's Next Gen team of Paige Harding, Tayla Robertson and Mikayla Rose.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Patty Mills pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr in the NBA while rumours swirl of Matt Giteau making an Australian rugby comeback.

Cricket

Richardson felt sick after striking Wessels

Daniel Lane 3:10 PM    Adelaide Strikers' fast bowler Kane Richardson admitted he felt "ill" when one of his deliveries in Saturday night's Big Bash League semi-final struck Sydney Sixers' opener Riki Wessels and he saw the ball wedged between the peak of his helmet and protective facial grill.

Maddinson proves coming of age with brutal knock for Sixers

Daniel Lane 3:04 PM    Immaturity – and not the pressure to live up to his reputation as a big-hitter – was the reason behind Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson failing to build on a series of promising starts in the Big Bash League before Saturday night's explosive innings, which propelled his team into Wednesday's final in Canberra.

ACT Sport

Totally addicted to bass

Jake Stylis with a 40cm bass from the Shoalhaven River.

Anthony Stokman 9:00 PM   The bass are well and truly on, and it doesn't matter where you're at – it's a bass fest.

Bishop hits career high to lift Capitals into play-off contention

Abby Bishop scored a game-high 36 points, added 14 rebounds and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line.

Chris Dutton 6:39 PM   Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop scored 61 points in two games as her team sent a message to its WNBL finals rivals.

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Tennis

Live: Berdych v Tomic

Bernard Tomic.

Daniel Cherny 3:31 PM   Live coverage of day seven of the 2015 Australian Open from Melbourne Park.

Kyrgios and Azarenka serve it up for all to see on Twitter

Player: Nick Kyrgios knows how to create intrigue on social media.

Michael Chammas 3:00 PM   Is it a budding romance or is the connection between Aussie young gun Nick Kyrgios and Belarusian Victoria Azarenka just friendship?

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Football

Iran protest over 'ineligible' Iraq player

Nothing to see here: Iraq's Alaa Abdulzehra insists he has done nothing wrong.

Talek Harris 3:16 PM   Asian Cup organisers scrambled on Sunday to deal with a sensational protest from Iran claiming that Iraq fielded an ineligible player during their stormy quarter-final defeat.

UAE star lazy, says Socceroo Sainsbury

Omar Abdulrahman (right) is a key player for UAE.

1:12 PM   The Socceroos have branded United Arab Emirates star Omar Abdulrahman as lazy and promised the playmaker a torrid time in their Asian Cup semi-final.

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League HQ

Mateo becomes a Sea Eagle a decade after rejecting them

Manly man: Feleti Mateo has finally landed at Brookvale Oval as a Sea Eagles player.

Adrian Proszenko 6:00 PM   It has taken the best part of a decade, but Manly have finally gotten their man.

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Koukash behind bid to bring English franchise into NRL

English billionaire Marwan Koukash.

Adrian Proszenko 11:45 PM   British billionaire Marwan Koukash is behind an audacious bid to introduce an English club into an expanded NRL competition.

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CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Super Rugby faces foreign recruiting blitz

Man mountain: Hurricanes winger Julian Savea may opt to play sevens.

Liam Napier 3:00 AM   Super Rugby faces its greatest credibility test next year as a World Cup walkout and aggressive European club recruitment blitz continues to pillage Southern Hemisphere nations.

Pocock comeback a success as Brumbies lose opener

David Pocock took the first steps on Friday in his comeback from two knee reconstructions.

Chris Dutton 6:50 PM   David Pocock scores a try in his comeback from a knee reconstruction.

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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.