Kyrgios falls to the Scot with the lot

Linda Pearce 11:00 PM   Nick Kyrgios, the last Australian in the Australian Open, has been bundled out by Scot Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3. 

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Socceroos keep date with Asian Cup destiny

Trent Sainsbury (right) leaps high to head home Australia's first goal against the UAE at the Newcastle Stadium on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch 10:10 PM   The Socceroos will get the chance to go one better than their narrow failure in 2011 when they face South Korea at Stadium Australia in the final of the Asian Cup on Saturday night.

Socceroos reach last stop on the Cup express

Heads up: Trent Sainsbury celebrates after scoring the opening goal.

Sebastian Hassett 2:46 AM   The final of the Asian Cup will be an absolute belter. The two best teams in the tournament will be there, Australia and South Korea, both of them with so much to prove.

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Nobody beats Berdych 18 times in a row

Berdych consoles Nadal after defeating the Spaniard in straight sets.

Jake Niall 8:06 PM   Rafael Nadal had suggested he couldn't win the tournament, that he was ill-prepared, and on that score, he was right.

Steve Smith sweeps Allan Border Medal

CLEAN SWEEP: Steve Smith has won all three major awards at the Allan Border Medal ceremony in Sydney.

Steve Zemek 9:19 PM   Young star caps remarkable 12 months at Allan Border Medal in Sydney, winning three awards, including Player of the Year.

Manuka means advantage Sixers 

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges with the Big Bash League trophy at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin 6:53 PM   Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques says his side is hoping to make the most of having the Big Bash League final in Canberra rather than in Perth.

Gilchrist's top 10 moments of the Big Bash

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David Polkinghorne 7:22 PM   Australian legendary keeper-batsman  Adam Gilchrist revolutionised the modern game and his explosive batting was a precursor to the  invention of Twenty20 cricket.

Cricket

Akram backs Starc to lead Australia to World Cup glory

Not-so secret weapon: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu 5:45 PM   Wasim Akram says Mitchell Starc is more important to Australia's World Cup campaign than Mitchell Johnson and has the ability to bowl the country towards a fifth world title.

WACA pitch invader charged after Big Bash trespass

A pitch invader made his way on to the WACA pitch following the Scorchers' semi-final win in the BBL

4:57 PM   A 25-year-old man has been charged with trespass after he allegedly ran onto the WACA pitch after the Twenty20 clash and hugged players.

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Athletics

Breen, Pearson to go head-to-head at Canberra Track Classic

David Polkinghorne 4:09 PM   Canberra get ready to rumble - Australian women's sprinting heavyweights Melissa Breen and Sally Pearson are preparing to do battle in  the nation's capital again at the AIS track on February 7.

Canberra Velocity seal fifth spot at APTL national finals

Alison Bai was part of the velocity side that finished fifth.

Jon Tuxworth 9:58 PM   The Canberra Velocity bounced back from a first round loss to seal fifth spot.

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Tennis

Injury brings the Keys key to the fore

Peter Hanlon 6:00 PM   Just when it seemed the Williams sisters' rivalry was set to join ripped jeans and all things flouro on the Nineties retro revival scene, Madison Keys somehow found a way. Now she must do so again, and she knows it's not just the opposition that will cause a familiar ache.

Kyrgios takes a break, then back on the roller-coaster

Linda Pearce 5:59 PM   With a positive day-after message to his 112,000-strong band of Twitter followers, Nick Kyrgios plans to retreat to Canberra on Thursday to heal his weary 19-year-old body, presumably eat some of his mother's chilli beef and drink some chocolate milk.

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Football

Japan education pushing Davidson in front for Socceroos start

Dominic Bossi 6:05 PM   Jason Davidson has his nose in front of Aziz Behich for the starting left-back role in the Asian Cup final, and according to his father, former Socceroo Alan, he is reaping the benefits of lessons learned by leaving home at an young age.

Nervous wait for Ivan Franjic as injury fear mounts

Injury worry: Ivan Franjic tackles Ismail Al Hammadi.

Sebastian Hassett 5:51 PM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will wait for the advice of his medical staff before making a decision on the fitness of right-back Ivan Franjic for Saturday's Asian Cup final after the Torpedo Moscow defender pulled up lame during the semi-final win.

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League HQ

Nines may hurt NRL hopes, says Cronk

Premiership focus: Cooper Cronk says the rugby league schedule is getting crowded.

Michael Chammas 4:33 PM   Cooper Cronk has become the latest star to voice concerns over the NRL's jam-packed schedule, the playmaker backing Melbourne's decision to send a youthful squad to the Auckland Nines given the Storm's `other priorities'.

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Former Melbourne Storm CEO speaks out on salary cap saga

Waldron says he takes responsibility for his role in the salary cap scandal but offers excuses for the club's actions.

Roy Ward 2:27 PM   Former Storm boss criticises David Gallop and "northern markets" for their rigid management which he believes forced the club to work outside the NRL salary cap.

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Rugby Heaven

Cheika says sabbaticals inevitable

Staying put: Rob Horne is expected to sign a new deal to stay in Australia.

Georgina Robinson 5:46 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed mid-contract sabbaticals for Australia's top players to head off a feared post-world cup exodus to Japan and Europe.

England injury crisis might help Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess in action for Bath.

11:18 PM   Sam Burgess could see his bid for a place in England's rugby World Cup squad given a boost by the injury crisis engulfing Stuart Lancaster's back division just weeks before the Six Nations starts.

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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.