There were times during this topsy-turvy Australian Open final when eventual champion Novak Djokovic looked like a boxer on his last legs.
Phil Lutton 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.
Phil Lutton 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 Friday night in Brisbane.
Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios will be sidelined for at least a month, and possibly also for Australia's first round Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic in early March, after an MRI scan revealed bone stress in the teenager's back.
Linda Pearce Novak Djokovic has rewritten tennis history with yet another Australian Open final triumph over Andy Murray on a drama-charged night at Melbourne Park.
Peta Doherty Three people have died and a child was in a critical condition after a car veered off a Central Coast road and hit a tree on Sunday.
Greg Baum In sport, history does repeat, frequently. That's the point of it, if you're good enough.