Sponsors line up to get a slice of Nick Kyrgios

Chris Dutton   Nick Kyrgios' Australian Open is over, but his off-court stocks are about to rise.

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Temper could hold Nick Kyrgios back

The psychologist who worked closely with tennis legend Pat Cash, Jeff Bond, believes Nick Nyrgios is hampering his ability through his anger.

David Polkinghorne   Nick Kyrgios' fiery temper became a hot topic, but leading sports psychologist Jeff Bond believes ditching the antics rather than throwing his racquet could be the difference.

Victory would give Socceroos their mojo back

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 10:00 PM   Saturday's final against South Korea is a seminal moment for the Socceroos.

How does Maria solve a problem like Serena?

Maria Sharapova had to fight for her win.

Linda Pearce 12:26 AM   Since Maria Sharapova last beat Serena Williams, Australia has had five changes of prime minister and the Socceroos have played in three World Cups.

Raiders rejected Roosters loan proposal

Canberra Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss.

Chris Wilson   Raiders hooker Glen Buttriss has revealed the Sydney Roosters sought him out for a bizarre loan contract that could have seen him start the NRL season in Bondi before returning to Canberra mid-year.

The secrets of Steve Smith's success

Steve Smith can flip his game and technique to whatever the situation demands.

Dean Jones   His great work ethic and ability to confound bowlers are jewels in his crown.

Athletics

Breen v Pearson to light up the track 

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

Lee Gaskin   Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, takes on Sally Pearson almost a year to the day since breaking Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's 20-year-old national record.

Cricket

New Zealand crush Pakistan by seven wickets

Ross Taylor pulls a delivery to the square-leg fence during his innings of 59.

7:55 PM   Opener Martin Guptill showed a welcome glimpse of form as New Zealand handed Pakistan an emphatic seven-wicket defeat in the first one-day international on Saturday.

India have problems to fix as World Cup approaches

Ishant Sharma.

Brad Elborough 7:19 PM   Despite being the reigning World Cup champions, India are considered by bookmakers to be the fourth most likely side to claim this year's title.

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Cricket

Queanbeyan in control against Ginninderra in Douglas Cup clash

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Canberra first-grade two-day Douglas Cup action. Eastlake first slip Vele Dukoski dives to save four runs on the boundary.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford

David Polkinghorne 8:50 PM   Queanbeyan captain Sam Taylor is confident they can cover the impending loss of opening bowler Ed Barnard, despite the England under-19 representative giving them the upper hand against Ginninderra at Freebody Oval on Saturday.

Cricket

Plans for Meteors to flare again in Women's Big Bash League

 ACT Meteors batter Jenny Taffs leaves the field after being caught out.

David Polkinghorne 6:36 PM   The ACT Meteors could get big bashed off the┬ánational women's Twenty20 landscape, but coach Andrew Dawson believes a Women's Big Bash League would help expand women's cricket in Canberra.

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Tennis

2015 Women's Final: Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

Daniel Cherny 9:47 PM   Follow our live coverage of the Australian Open women's final - a showdown between the top two seeds, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Serena Williams wins record sixth title

Serena Williams celebrates winning a point during the women's final.

9:46 PM   Serena Williams has continued her relentless march to sporting immortality with another demoralising Australian Open final triumph over Maria Sharapova.

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Football

Live Asian Cup final: Socceroos v South Korea

Goal-scoring threat: Tim Cahill of Australia.

Adam Pengilly 9:49 PM   Can the Socceroos go one better than in the 2011 as they play in front of a packed house in Sydney.

Asian Cup: the best team

Mat Ryan, Tim Cahill and Trent Sainsbury all find a place in the Fairfax experts XI.

9:09 PM   After much debate, football experts Michael Lynch, Sebastian Hassett and Dominic Bossi have selected their top team from the hundreds of players who competed in a stellar Asian Cup.

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League HQ

NRL nines investors back vision to take tournament to unchartered overseas markets

Fans enjoy the action during the 2015 Auckland Nines.

Michael Chammas 8:02 PM   The investors behind the NRL Nines have backed a vision to take the tournament into untapped overseas markets, with the NRL to undertake a review later this year to discuss the possibility of growing the concept.

Past and present collide for Raiders as youngsters upstage Nagas in Auckland

Lachlan Croker of the Raiders scores a try against the Tigers.

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas 7:32 PM   Young guns steal show for Canberra Raiders in boilover win over New Zealand at Auckland Nines.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Crusaders go down despite Carter cameo

Dan Carter made a return for the Crusaders.

Toby Robson 5:30 PM   Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.

Waratahs score 10 tries in first trial

Try-scoring form: Taqele Naiyaravoro in action last year.

5:20 PM   Giant winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has staked his claim for the vacant spot in the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby team with an eye-catching performance in their first trial of the season.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

WNBL: Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning

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

The Lowdown - Aust v South Korea

The Lowdown - Asian Cup Final: Australia v South Korea

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.