Sport News Update, what you need to know

TENNIS – The last local in the men’s singles draw bowed out of the Australian Open last night but rising star Nick Kyrgios won plenty of admirers as he fell to French 27th seed Benoit Paire 6-7 (7-5) 6-7 (7-5) 6-4 6-2 6-2.

CRICKET – Little-known batsman Craig Simmons scored the fastest century in Big Bash League history to inspire the Perth Scorchers to a thrilling five-run win over the Adelaide Strikers at the WACA Ground last night.

TENNIS – World No.4 Andy Murray has rejected the idea of moving the Australian Open to avoid the searing summer heat that left his brother with heat stroke.

GOLF – Henrik Stenson’s magical touch deserted him on the first day of his new year, but world No.7 Rory McIlroy posted a solid opening round in the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

MOTORSPORT – Bernie Ecclestone will step down as the head of Formula One’s holding company after being ordered to stand trial in Germany over bribery allegations.