Socceroos take Asian Cup with extra-time winner

Sebastian Hassett 10:52 PM   The Socceroos have survived a spirited South Korean comeback to claim the biggest prize in the history of Australian football with a 2-1 extra-time victory in the Asian Cup final.

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Serena Williams wins record sixth Australian title

NUMBER NINETEEN: Serena Williams hugs the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her sixth Australian Open title and 19th grand slam overall.

Greg Stutchbury 9:49 PM   Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title in Melbourne.

Adversity steeled Serb for grand slam rivalries

Battle-hardened: Novak Djokovic playing against Stan Wawrinka.

Darren Walton 8:54 PM   His aura of invincibility shattered, Novak Djokovic concedes he can no longer rely on his "slight mental edge" over Andy Murray to prevail in the pair's eagerly awaited Australian Open final trequel.

Clarke's World Cup dream gets a boost

Michael Clarke

David Sygall   Michael Clarke's bid to meet a Cricket Australia-imposed deadline to be fit for the World Cup received a massive boost on Saturday when he made a successful return to batting in a Sydney grade cricket.

Brumbies aim high despite defeats

Tevita Kuridani showed glimpses of brilliance in a pre-season trial against Otago Highlanders at Wagga.

Pic by Laura Hardwick

Chris Dutton   The Brumbies insist confidence will be high when they start the Super Rugby season, despite losing their two trial matches.

League

Papalii wants to be Raiders player 'for life'

Josh Papalii is tackled during the Four Nations match between Australia and England, November 2, 2014.

Jon Tuxworth   His best mate Anthony Milford may have donned the Brisbane Broncos jersey on Saturday, but Josh Papalii insists he won't desert the Green Machine and wants to be a "Raider for life".

Cricket

Dean shooting for one-day title

Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean is back to bolster Weston Creek Molonglo for the Canberra one-day final against Wests/UC on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra batsman Jono Dean aiming to win the one-day title with Weston Creek Molonglo having had mixed success with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

Cricket

Glenn Maxwell sets personal best

Risky business: Glenn Maxwell works his way towards 95 against England.

Chris Barrett 6:30 PM   He has been lumped with Australian cricket’s most unwanted nickname, and the furphy that he christened himself with it. Glenn Maxwell can’t do much about that now; Matthew Wade, the creator of ‘‘The Big Show’’, has left him with that moniker for life.

Live: Australia v England, ODI final, Perth

On fire: Australian batsman Steve Smith.

1:56 PM   Australia faces England in the Tri-Series final at the WACA.

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Cricket

Blake Dean's century wasted

Weston Creek Molonglo batsman Blake Dean celebrates his century.

David Polkinghorne 7:35 PM   Washout ruins one-day final.

Nick Kyrgios desperate to play Davis Cup after back injury rules him out of Marseille and Dubai

Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne 6:05 PM   Bone stress in Canberra young gun Nick Kyrgios' lower back has forced him to withdraw from two ATP tournaments, but coach Todd Larkham says the 19-year-old is desperate to be fit for Australia's Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic next month.

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Tennis

Australian Open 2015 Men's Final: Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

Scott Spits 8:48 PM   Follow our live coverage of the 2015 Australian Open men's final between four-time winner and world No.1 Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, a player who has now reached a fourth final at Melbourne Park.

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Andy Murray's fiancee makes t-shirt statement at men's final

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  Girlfriend of Andy Murray, Kim Sears looks on ahead of his men's final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day 14 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Jessica Sier 7:57 PM   In a cheeky display of nonchalance, Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears has taken her place on the sidelines of the Australian Open Men's final wearing a shirt with a parental advisory logo.

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Football

Franjic and Kruse make sacrifice for glory

Robbie Kruse is congratulated by coach Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett 8:46 PM   Socceroos right-sided duo Ivan Franjic and Robbie Kruse suffered serious injuries in Australia's Asian Cup triumph over South Korea but the pair believe their sacrifice was well worth the price of success.

Six of the best: Highlights of the Asian Cup

Massimo Luongo scores what Fairfax experts unanimously agree was the goal of the tournament.

Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett 8:44 PM   Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett look at the highs and lows of the Asian Cup.

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League HQ

Sandow expected to avoid joining Eels' casualty list

Michael Carayannis 5:38 PM   Parramatta's Chris Sandow is expected to avoid serious injury despite limping from the field in their semi-final loss to join the club's large tournament casualty ward.

Promoters aim for Auckland round of NRL

Ideas man: Heath L'Estrange wants the Nines to become a Magic Weekend.

Steve Mascord 4:32 PM   Counting their dollars after a second wildly successful NRL Nines, the promoters have set their sites on a ‘‘Magic Weekend’’, with an entire round of matches to be played at Eden Park.

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Rugby Heaven

All eyes on O'Connor after Hunt's debut

Fast track: Karmichael Hunt kicks for touch during the Super Rugby trial between Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels.

Phil Lutton 6:26 PM   One down, one to go. Karmichael Hunt has made a successful debut for the Queensland Reds and all eyes now turn to James O’Connor, who makes his return to Australian rugby next Saturday night in Brisbane.

Paia’aua needs to improve before season kick-off

Modest beginning: Duncan Paia'aua attempts to ignite the attack during the Super Rugby trial match between the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels at Barlow Park in Cairns.

Phil Lutton 5:56 PM   It was always going to be a tough ask but the clock is ticking for Queensland Reds rookie Duncan Paia’aua to find some confidence with just two weeks to the opening round of the Super Rugby season.

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Asian Cup Final

Pictures from the Asian Cup Final between Australia and the South Korea.

Day one action from the Auckland Nines

All the action from the opening pool games from the Auckland Nines.

WNBL: Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

The Canberra Capitals take on the Adelaide Lightning at the AIS Arena.

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.