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

Cricket

Maddinson proves coming of age

Headed for the boundary: Nic Maddinson of the Sydney Sixers hoists the ball during the semi-final against the Adelaide Strikers.

Daniel Lane 8:59 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.

New Zealand win ODI series

Man-of-the-match Corey Anderson appeals for an LBW against Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera (not in picture).

7:58 PM   Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson fell agonisingly short of centuries but New Zealand's imposing total ensured they beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in the sixth one-day international on Sunday to take an unassailable 4-1 lead in their seven-match series.

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Baseball

Disallowed win costs Cavalry playoff berth

Canberra Cavalry manager Michael Collins.

Lee Gaskin 6:42 PM   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.

Williams on track for World Cup

A word of advice: Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams is hoping to speak with Wallabies flanker David Pocock about his return from a torn ACL.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Matildas and Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams is drawing inspiration from David Pocock's comeback.

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Tennis

Live: Kyrgios v Seppi

Nick Kyrgios is looking to become the first Australian male to make the quarter-finals at the Australian Open in a decade.

Daniel Cherny 9:43 PM   Live coverage of day seven of the 2015 Australian Open from Melbourne Park.

Berdych shows Bernie who's boss

Tomas Berdych in action against Bernard Tomic.

Greg Baum 9:38 PM   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.

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Football

Iraq v South Korea - The lowdown

Real quality: South Korea's Son Heung-Min celebrates after scoring in extra-time against Uzbekistan.

Michael Lynch 9:33 PM   Stadium Australia, Monday, 8pm

Halal food success at ANZ Stadium

In need of a monument: What honour would befit the legend of Tim Cahill? Perhaps Premier Mike Baird will come up with a solution.

Michael Carayannis 9:25 PM   Halal food has been on sale for the first time in Stadium Australia's history during the Asian Cup in light of a wave of different cultures converging on to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

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League HQ

NRL to explore Koukash's bold English-based bid

Bold plan: Marwan Koukash wants to introduce an English club into the NRL.

Michael Carayannis 8:00 PM   One of Shane Richardson's opening tasks in his new role as the NRL's head of game strategy and development could be to meet with Marwan Koukash who is behind an daring bid to introduce an English club into the NRL after the game's governing body confirmed it would explore all expansion proposals

Speedier Marshall sheds a few kilos

Michael Carayannis 8:00 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.

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   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.