Kyrgios' coach recommends he maintain the rage

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios' coach Todd Larkham is crediting his second set dummy spit against Andreas Seppi for helping keep his Australian Open dream alive.

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South Korea too strong for Iraq, enter final

South Korea's Lee Jeonghyeop celebrates after putting his team ahead during the Asian Cup semi-final against Iraq on Monday.

Michael Lynch 10:24 PM   South Korea will get the chance to break a 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they contest the final.

Tennis

Kyrgios is one to replace 'Big Four'  

Jim Courier tips rising Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios to be among the world's best.

Jon Tuxworth 10:00 PM   Grand slam champion Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios is one of the young guns capable of replacing the Big Four when they call it quits, adamant he has the big game and the big match mentality to step up.

Clarke on collision course with CA

Trouble at the top: Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Andrew Webster 10:00 PM   The Australian side is happy without Michael Clarke. Does it really need him back?

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Scorchers appeal for ACT fans' support

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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.

Williams moves into quarter-final

Serena shout: Serena Williams celebrates her win over Garbine Muguruza.

Michael Chammas 12:50 AM   Serena Williams has reached the quarter-final of a grand slam for just the second time in her last five appearances at a major, setting up a showdown with last year's Australian Open runner-up, Dominika Cibulkova.

Memory of loss to Emirates motivates Ange

Pointing in the right direction: Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett 5:30 PM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has revealed the scar of a misjudgment against the United Arab Emirates in an international tournament almost 12 years ago is his personal motivation for getting Australia past the Emirates in Tuesday night's Asian Cup semi-final in Newcastle.

Cricket

Patience the key for cricket star Steve Smith

In fine form: Steve Smith

3:11 PM   Stand-in Australian cricket captain Steve Smith says patience has been the key to his golden summer.

Pakistan cricketer Haris Sohail stumped by ghost in hotel room

Spooked: Haris Sohail is reportedly traumatised.

Melanie Kembrey 11:40 AM   A touring Pakistani cricketer is reportedly recovering after claiming a supernatural presence visited his hotel room in New Zealand.

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Basketball

Bishop firms for MVP honours with fourth player of week award

Jon Tuxworth 3:53 PM   A WNBL Most Valuable Player gong appears a mere formality for Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop after she continued a dominant season with a fourth player of the week award.

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

Live: Berdych v Nadal

Rafael Nadal celebrates after a relatively easy entry into the quarter-finals.

Daniel Cherny 5:02 PM   The first men's semi-final spot is up for grabs as third seed Rafael Nadal takes on seventh seed Tomas Berdych on Rod Laver Arena.

Berdych hammers Nadal to end 17-match losing streak

Rafael Nadal

4:47 PM   Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

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Football

For South Korea everything now a bonus

Michael Lynch 4:07 PM   For South Korea, the pressure is off.

Cahill or Krygios? Sport fans spoiled on Tuesday night

Nick Kyrgios

Larissa Nicholson 3:33 PM   Spoiled sport fans will be forced to choose between soccer and tennis on Tuesday night.

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League HQ

Sandow to captain Eels at Auckland Nines

Captaincy material: Chris Sandow will captain the Eels at this weekend's Auckland Nines tournament.

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   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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Referees dumped in Super Rugby shake up

Lyndon Bray

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   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.