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

Cricket officials discuss replacing Clarke with Smith as full-time captain

Future doubt: Michael Clarke with national selector Rod Marsh.

Chris Barrett 8:07 AM   Senior Australian cricket figures have discussed the option of appointing Steven Smith as the country's permanent captain beyond the World Cup, leaving Michael Clarke's position in the balance.

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Broad tells the poor to stay humble

Having his say: Stuart Broad.

7:39 AM   Millionaire cricketer tells England minimum wage earners they are some of the richest in the world.

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ACT Sport

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.

Cricket

Cricketers join the fight against child bullying

Fraser Murphy,9, of Farrer and his brother Rohan,11, with Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Adam Voges from the Perth Scorchers.

Lee Gaskin 6:38 PM   They'll be rivals on the field, but the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers are united in helping to stamp out violence towards children.

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Tennis

Kyrgios' racquet abuse goes unpenalised

Nick Kyrgios.

Lucy Cormack 5:20 AM   A decision not to penalise Nick Kyrgios for throwing his racquet during Tuesday night's quarter-final against Andy Murray left some spectators divided.

Kyrgios tired, but happy with his performance

The heat is on: Nick Kyrgios during his quarter-final against Andy Murray.

Linda Pearce 11:51 PM   A weary Nick Kyrgios expresses his pride in an Australian Open performance completed under duress.

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Football

Algeria eliminate Senegal to reach quarter-finals

Senegal's Mison Djilobodji (left) competes for the ball with Madjid Bouguerra.

8:13 AM   Algeria clinched a place in the last eight at the African Nations Cup with a 2-0 win over Senegal that eliminated their opponents in their Group C clash on Tuesday.

Socceroos reach last stop on the Asian 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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League HQ

Walker in line for shock Rabbitohs debut

Sticking solid: Luke Keary and Adam Reynolds have extended their time at the Rabbitohs.

Adrian Proszenko 10:00 PM   South Sydney halves Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary have new contracts, but the decision not to tear up the one belonging to back-up playmaker Cody Walker could prove just as significant to the club's premiership defence.

Arthur inspires fitter Sandow

Quiet achiever: The Eels’ Chris Sandow.

Michael Carayannis 5:38 PM   You might think talk of Parramatta's rich offer to Kieran Foran would spur on Chris Sandow. Or how about his own future remaining uncertain beyond this year? Or even the desire to lead the Eels to their first finals appearance since 2009.

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Rugby Heaven

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.

Harris ready to replace Woodward

Bryce Hegarty at Rebels training on Tuesday.

Melissa Wood 11:16 PM   Melbourne Rebels recruit Mike Harris is emerging as a ready-made fullback replacement for Jason Woodward.

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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.