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   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

Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval "disappointing" for Perth Scorchers fans

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David Polkinghorne 6:44 PM   Perth Scorchers chief executive Christina Matthews says it's disappointing for Perth fans the Big Bash League final isn't at the WACA Ground.

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

Jason Behrendorff has taken 14 wickets in nine matches during the 2014/15 Big Bash League season.

David Polkinghorne 6:32 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.

ACT Sport

Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval "disappointing" for Perth Scorchers fans

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David Polkinghorne 6:44 PM   Perth Scorchers chief executive Christina Matthews says it's disappointing for Perth fans the Big Bash League final isn't at the WACA Ground.

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

Jason Behrendorff has taken 14 wickets in nine matches during the 2014/15 Big Bash League season.

David Polkinghorne 6:32 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.

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Tennis

For Kyrgios, pressure comes with the territory

Andy Murray shows his frustrations during the second set of his fourth round match against Grigor Dimitrov.

Andy Murray 7:43 PM   It looks like the whole of Australia is waiting for tonight's match – me against Nick Kyrgios. I saw on the television this morning that Channel 7 had a "Countdown to Nick" clock running along the bottom of the screen, counting off the minutes until we step on court.

Kyrgios wakes to live a dream, his way

Nick Kyrgios signs autographs after his practice session on Monday.

Greg Baum 7:35 PM   After a short hit-up, Nick Kyrgios waved to the six-deep crowd entreating him for autographs from one side of the practice court, also peering over a hoarding from an adjacent court, and made to leave through a gate on the other side. On his face was an impish smile.

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Football

Jedinak keen to bounce back to best against UAE

James Gardiner 7:46 PM   Mile Jedinak "absolutely" benefited from his return match. But the inspirational Socceroos skipper insists the Asian Cup semi-final show down against the United Arab Emirates at a sold out Hunter Stadium on Tuesday is not about him.

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

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League HQ

Sandow to captain Eels at Auckland Nines

7:48 PM   Chirpy halfback Chris Sandow will captain the Eels at this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament.

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.

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Rugby Heaven

Referees dumped in Super Rugby shake up

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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.