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   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   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   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   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   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

Faulkner injured as Australia claim tri-series title

Risky business: Glenn Maxwell works his way towards 95 against England.

Chris Barrett 9:52 PM   Australia have claimed the tri-series title with an emphatic win over England at the WACA but their World Cup plans have hit a major snag with James Faulkner suffering a suspected side strain in the final.

Live: Australia v England, ODI final, Perth

On fire: Australian batsman Steve Smith.

1:56 PM   Australia faces England in the Tri-Series final at the WACA.

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Cricket

Blake Dean's century wasted

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Blake Dean celebrates his century.

David Polkinghorne 7:35 PM   Washout ruins one-day final.

Nick Kyrgios desperate to play Davis Cup after back injury rules him out of Marseille and Dubai

Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne 6:05 PM   Bone stress in Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios' lower back has forced him to withdraw from two ATP tournaments, but coach Todd Larkham says the 19-year-old is desperate to be fit for Australia's Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic next month.

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Tennis

Australian Open 2015 Men's Final: Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

Scott Spits 10:08 PM   Follow our live coverage of the 2015 Australian Open men's final between four-time winner and world No.1 Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, a player who has now reached a fourth final at Melbourne Park.

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Andy Murray's fiancee makes t-shirt statement at men's final

Parental warning: Kim Sears' cheeky response to the uproar about her expletives during the men's semi-final.

Jessica Sier 7:57 PM   In a cheeky display of nonchalance, Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears has taken her place on the sidelines of the Australian Open Men's final wearing a shirt with a parental advisory logo.

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Football

Franjic and Kruse make sacrifice for glory

Robbie Kruse is congratulated by coach Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett 8:46 PM   Socceroos right-sided duo Ivan Franjic and Robbie Kruse suffered serious injuries in Australia's Asian Cup triumph over South Korea but the pair believe their sacrifice was well worth the price of success.

Six of the best: Highlights of the Asian Cup

Massimo Luongo scores what Fairfax experts unanimously agree was the goal of the tournament.

Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett 8:44 PM   Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett look at the highs and lows of the Asian Cup.

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League HQ

Sharks’ spirit has fans dreaming of silverware

Renewed hope: Sosaia Feki of the Sharks runs in a try during the grand final match between the Rabbitohs and Cronulla in the Auckland Nines.

Michael Carayannis 9:29 PM   The porch light may still be on but long suffering Cronulla fans finally have something to smile about on the football field despite their heart breaking 18-14 golden try loss to South Sydney.

Rabbitohs lift for Luke to win Nines

Redfern hero: Rabbitohs players hold captain Issac Luke on their shoulders as they celebrate winning the Auckland Nines.

Michael Chammas 9:18 PM   In the lead up to the NRL Auckland Nines final, the South Sydney players spoke about doing it for Issac Luke, who missed last year’s grand final triumph against the Bulldogs through suspension

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Rugby Heaven

All eyes on O'Connor after Hunt's debut

Fast track: Karmichael Hunt kicks for touch during the Super Rugby trial between Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels.

Phil Lutton 6:26 PM   One down, one to go. Karmichael Hunt has made a successful debut for the Queensland Reds and all eyes now turn to James O’Connor, who makes his return to Australian rugby next Saturday night in Brisbane.

White backs Pocock to take captain's job for Brumbies

David Pocock is back for the Brumbies after two knee reconstructions.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   The ACT Brumbies will consider adopting a tag-team captaincy duo to start the Super Rugby season to fill the leadership void left by regular skipper Stephen Moore.

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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.