Brett Lee's grand finale almost a miracle moment

Daniel Lane 12:31 AM    The Sydney Sixers' legendary pace bowler Brett Lee was forced to dig deep for the final time of his illustrious career when he was called upon to tame the Perth Scorchers in the final over of Wednesday night's Big Bash League grand final at Canberra  and he almost worked a miracle.

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Kyrgios aims for top 20

Kyrgios

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios will rise to No.35 in the world as he sweats on MRI scans on his nagging back injury.

Scorchers scrape home in final thriller

Brett Lee nearly took the Sixers into a Super Over with late wickets.

Lee Gaskin 11:14 PM   The key moments from the Perth Scorchers' thrilling last-ball victory against the Sydney Sixers.

Ange plans to win in Australian style

Postecoglou and his team have grown in confidence.

Michael Lynch    Ange Postecoglou insisted in the run up to the Asian Cup that he should not be judged on the disappointing results of his team's lead-up games but on their performance in the tournament itself.

No teenage angst for Williams

Sam Williams

Chris Wilson 9:00 PM   Canberra's Sam Williams says he doesn't regret being thrown into the NRL's deep end as a rookie teenage halfback, but says he's returned to the Raiders to prove himself as a better player.

Cheika brings the Wallabies back to Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Brumbies duo Ben Mowen and Peter Kimlin are on a Wallabies hit list as Michael Cheika aims to end the European drain on Australian rugby.

Baseball

Collins says give Murphy a chance

Jack Murphy won the Cavs MVP award.

David Polkinghorne 11:00 PM   Cavalry's manager says the Toronto Blue Jays prospect is ready to take the next step.

Cricket

India match crucial to World Cup momentum: Morgan

Eoin Morgan will lead his men out onto the WACA tonight.

Brad Elborough 7:06 PM   When England play India at the WACA Ground on Friday in the final qualifying game of the one-day tri-series, it will be a week since Eoin Morgan last led his men into battle.

Doug Bollinger's big blunder costs Sixers dearly in Big Bash final

Simple error: Doug Bollinger's mistake snowballed into a 10-run delivery.

Tom Decent 6:57 PM   Much has been made of Moises Henriques' costly fumble off the last ball of the Big Bash final on Wednesday evening, but Doug Bollinger's rookie error may have been the turning point which sunk the Sixers' ship. 

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Cricket

Cricket Australia comes to defence of under-siege Manuka Oval

Perth Scorchers players celebrate their thrilling four-wicket victory against the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has rejected criticism of the decision to play the Big Bash final in Canberra after the most thrilling decider in the competition's four-year history.

Plenty on fish on barbie for Australia Day

A set of rigged lures featuring smaller hooks and lighter leader.

Bryan Pratt 3:12 PM   Anglers all rejoiced on a productive Australia day long weekend.

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Tennis

Live: Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych

Andy Murray defeated Aussie hope Nick Kyrgios to make it to the semi-finals.

Scott Spits 8:06 PM   Follow our coverage as Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych fight it out for a place in the Australian Open men's final.

Australian Open 2015: Tennis quiz 9

Tennis racquet

6:25 PM   Think you know your tennis? Test your knowledge with our quiz.

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Football

Franjic 'should be ready' for Asian Cup final

Fight to be fit: Ivan Franjic training with the Socceroos.

Sebastian Hassett 6:59 PM   Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic won't be 100 per cent fit going into Saturday night's Asian Cup final against South Korea at ANZ Stadium but coach Ange Postecoglou has backed his right-back to recover sufficiently from a hip injury.

Stielike hopes to crown coaching career

In command: South Korea's coach Uli Stielike gestures near Iraq's coach Radhi Shenaishil during their Asian Cup semi-final.

Michael Lynch 6:52 PM   Having earned a comparison to the great Franz Beckenbauer, it is clear South Korean coach Uli Stielike was a very decent player in his own right. Now the bespectacled, balding Stielike has made the South Koreans more than just difficult to beat.

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League HQ

McCrone says he's still a half chance

Ready to rip: Raiders utility Josh McCrone at training.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Josh McCrone insists controversial rule changes to curb wrestling won't turn the game into touch football as the Raiders consider fielding two dummy half options to counteract faster ruck speed. 

Johnson and Inglis officially launch 2015 NRL season

Michael Chammas 4:46 PM   There's still another five weeks before the opening game of the year, but Shaun Johnson and Greg Inglis officially launched the start of the 2015 NRL season in Auckland on Thursday night.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Horne stays to help build Waratahs dynasty

Staying put: Rob Horne has signed a new deal to stay in Australia.

Georgina Robinson 4:40 PM   Rob Horne resisted the lure of the Euro to stay in Sydney and help build a Waratahs dynasty.

Karmichael Hunt named for Reds debut

Karmichael Hunt will debut for the Reds in Cairns.

Vince Rugari 2:22 PM   Karmichael Hunt has been named to make his first appearance in a Queensland Reds jersey in Saturday's trial against the Melbourne Rebels in Cairns.

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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.

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.