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Djokovic, Barty confirmed as No. 1 seeds for Australian Open

The uncertain status of top-ranked Novak Djokovic didn't stop Australian Open organizers from listing him as the top seed for the Grand Slam tournament beginning next Monday at Melbourne Park. ...

Barty pulls out Sydney event, heads straight to Melbourne

After winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Adelaide International, top-ranked Ash Barty has decided she doesn’t need any more tournament action before the Australian Open. ...

Australian judge reinstates tennis star Djokovic's visa

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa, which was canceled after his arrival last week because he is unvaccinated. Circuit C...

Will he stay or will he go? Djokovic's hearing looms large

After four nights in an Australian immigration detention hotel, Novak Djokovic will get his day in court Monday in a deportation case that has polarized opinions and elicited heartfelt support for the...

Djokovic in limbo as he fights deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic spent a day confined in an immigration detention hotel waiting for a court ruling and dealing with the prospect of deportation from Australia because of an issue with his visa applicati...

No Novak yet but rest of tennis prepares for Australian Open

While the “will he or won’t he?” question remains for No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his participation in the Australian Open, the rest of the tennis world returns to work this week to prepare for the seaso...

No runs, no worries for Australia test opener Marcus Harris

Just as well Marcus Harris has a friend in high places — Australia cricket coach Justin Langer. Harris, the beleaguered Australian test opener, has 14 consecutive dismissals without ...

Ashes: Australia takes perfect day-night record to Adelaide

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — While there were initial question marks over opener David Warner’s fitness for the second match of the Ashes series, there are no doubts about Australia's superiority in day...

US women's team in Australia with 2023 World Cup in mind

A new-look U.S. women’s national team ends a long season with its first appearance in Australia in 21 years. It comes in one of the few away friendlies for the American team in the past 18 months. ...

Australia gets 'preferred' status for Rugby World Cup in '27

LONDON (AP) — The Rugby World Cup appears set to be heading back to Australia for 2027, leaving the United States as the front-runner to host the event in 2031. Australia was awarded...

Djokovic to 'wait and see' if he'll go to Australian Open

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Novak Djokovic says he’s going to have to “wait and see” if he plays the Australian Open after tournament chief Craig Tiley confirmed that everyone who attends the first Grand Slam...

Australian Open chief to Djokovic: no vaccine proof, no play

The ball is back in Novak Djokovic's court. Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that everyone who attends the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2022 will need...

Australia cricket captain resigns after "sexting" scandal

Tim Paine took over the Australian test cricket team captaincy following one of the country's biggest and most embarrassing international scandals. He's lost it following a more per...

Let the hype begin: England cricketers arrive for the Ashes

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Let the hype, hyperbole and general madness begin. It's nearly Ashes time, the most anticipated series in world cricket. The first group of England cricket...

Modern pentathlon to drop show jumping from Olympic program

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Modern Pentathlon Australia has supported a decision by the sport’s international governing body to remove the show jumping discipline from its Olympic competition after the...