Greg Stutchbury 9:49 PM Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title in Melbourne.
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.
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".
1:56 PM Australia faces England in the Tri-Series final at the WACA.
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.
David Polkinghorne 6:36 PM The ACT Meteors could get big bashed off the national women's Twenty20 landscape, but coach Andrew Dawson believes a Women's Big Bash League would help expand women's cricket in Canberra.
Linda Pearce 3:03 PM Nick Kyrgios will be sidelined for at least a month, and possibly also for Australia's first round Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic in early March, after an MRI scan revealed bone stress in the teenager's back.
Gardiner Harris and John Martin 1:53 PM For decades, professional tennis players struggled with tournament organizers to get more money and better services, and while that battle is far from over, the level of player pampering at the Australian Open suggests a historic victory.
Michael Lynch 3:25 PM The status that comes with being the champions of Asia is immense in one of the world's most populous regions, so Australia's triumph in the Asian Cup is a huge boost for the game in this country.
2:54 PM Javier Balboa struck twice as tiny Equatorial Guinea produced one of the greatest African Nations Cup shocks by eliminating Tunisia 2-1 after extra time in a quarter-final marred by violent scenes, with the referee attacked at the end of the game.
Brad Walter 1:42 PM Anthony Mundine has cast doubt on a fight between Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen at the end of next season by suggesting the NSW Origin captain would not be ready for such a match-up for two years.
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.
Toby Robson 5:30 PM Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.
All the action from the opening pool games from the Auckland Nines.
The Canberra Capitals take on the Adelaide Lightning at the AIS Arena.
The Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers clash at Manuka Oval in the final of the T20 Big Bash League.
All the action from one of the most incredible Asian Cup games ever.
Dominic Bossi previews the final day of Asian Cup quarter-finals.