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 - 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

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.

Big Bash lights up the nation's capital

From left, Owen McCaughan, 9, Ryan McCaughan, 12 both of Conder and Trent Rogers, 12 of Gordon.

David Polkinghorne 11:04 PM   "Fire up Canberra" the big screens implored, the Big Bash circus is in town. And fire up it did.

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Athletics

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

Melissa Breen will take on Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson at the AIS track on February 7.

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 ┬áthe 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   The Canberra Velocity bounced back from a first round loss to seal fifth spot.

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Tennis

Novak Djokovic braces himself for another marathon tussle against defending champion Stan Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic.

Michael Chammas 12:14 AM   Novak Djokovic is bracing himself for another marathon slog against defending champion Stan Wawrinka but insists he's ready for the battle.

Novak Djokovic gets a shot at revenge against Stan Wawrinka in Australian Open semi-finals

Novak Djokovic

Michael Chammas 10:31 PM   World No.1 Novak Djokovic has revenge in his sights after setting up a semi-final showdown against the man who knocked him out of last year's Australian Open, Stan Wawrinka.

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Football

Tottenham to face Chelsea in League Cup final

Sheffield United's Chris Basham, left, and Michael Doyle (right) challenge Hotspur's Harry Kane (C)

James McMath 9:06 AM   Two moments of magic from Christian Eriksen helped Tottenham Hotspur reach the final of the League Cup with a 3-2 aggregate victory over resilient League One club Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban

Cristiano Ronaldo. right..

8:26 AM   World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches after being sent-off for lashing out at Cordoba defender Edimar during Real Madrid's 2-1 win on Saturday.

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League HQ

And now for a hot expansion idea for the NRL

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord 8:44 PM   In the mid-1980s, spotty me opened up Rugby League Week and came across an article by the venerable Tony Durkin. "Brisbane Broncos!" the headline screamed, and it trumpeted the idea of a Brisbane team entering the Sydney premiership.

Tigers prop Lodge in trouble again

Stood down: Tigers prop Matt Lodge leaves the field of play after being sent off during the clash between NSW and Queensland under 20s last year.

8:10 PM   Wests Tigers prop Matt Lodge has been stood down from training after being arrested earlier this month, with the NRL's Integrity Unit launching an investigation into the incident.

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Rugby Heaven

Is the biggest man to have played for France?

A 146-kg monster: Uini Atonio made his debut for France against Fiji last November.

9:55 AM   Unofficially the biggest man to pull on a French rugby jersey makes cut for a Six Nations debut.

Armitage arrested over attack

Toulon player Steffon Armitage.

9:04 AM   European rugby 2014 player of the year questioned by police about assault committed at a boozy party.

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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.