Kyrgios' coach recommends he maintain the rage

Jon Tuxworth   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   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   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

Smith named ODI player of the year

Steve Smith

7:39 PM   Australian Test captain Steve Smith has been named Australian Cricket's One-Day International player of the year.

VicSpirit desperate for T20 title against rivals NSW

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Jesse Hogan 7:23 PM   The VicSpirit's failure to capitalise on their top spot in the women's 50-over competition has strengthened their resolve to salvage their season by claiming the Twenty20 title on Wednesday over arch rivals the NSW Breakers.

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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.

Canberra Velocity seal fifth spot at APTL national finals

Jon Tuxworth 6:23 PM   The Canberra Velocity bounced back from a first round loss to seal fifth spot with victory over New Zealand Tuis at the Asia Pacific Tennis League national final at Melbourne Park on Tuesday. After their title hopes ended with a 4-2 loss to Flagstaff Freighters on Monday, Velocity hammered the Tuis 5-1. Velocity won the three of the four singles rubbers, with Alex Nancarrow beating Sally Peers in three sets, while Alison Bai and Abby Myers triumphed over Rosie Cheng and Abby Guthrie respectively in straight sets. Tyra Calderwood succumbed to Leela Beatie to put the Tuis back in the hunt, but the Velocity sealed victory by taking both doubles rubbers, having needed to win just one set to get the job done. Velocity qualified for the national finals by winning the regional decider against Sydney's UTS Lizards in December.  

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Tennis

Australian Open 2015: Andy Murray v Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios loses his temper during his match against  Andreas Seppi.

Scott Spits 8:10 PM   It's one of the most highly-anticipated matches involved a local male at the Australian Open for some years - a 19-year-old in the quarter-finals.

Nobody, not even Nadal, 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.

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Football

Live: Socceroos v UAE

Go-to man: Tim Cahill is a prolific scorer for the Socceroos.

Adam Pengilly 8:10 PM   The Socceroos face the United Arab Emirates at a wet Hunter Stadium for the right to face South Korea in the final.

For South Korea everything now a bonus

Son Heung-min is the go-to man for his team.

Michael Lynch 4:07 PM   The perennial bridesmaids from east Asia, who have not won the Asian Cup since the second ever edition in 1960, are now into their first final since 1988,

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League HQ

Arthur inspires fitter 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.

South Sydney Rabbitohs re-sign Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary

New deals: Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary at training.

Brad Walter 5:37 PM   Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary are set to be South Sydney's long term halves combination after the pair finalised contract extensions with the premiers.

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Rugby Heaven

Referees dumped in Super Rugby shake up

Lyndon Bray

Georgina Robinson   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.