Pool D Capsules for the Rugby World Cup

Two-time champion Australia and Wales are the headline teams in a Rugby World Cup group that also includes Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay. Wales completed a Six Nations Grand Slam in Marc...

Rugby reflections: a look back at the 8 World Cups

In eight Rugby World Cup tournaments, four countries have claimed the title: New Zealand three times, including the last two, Australia and South Africa twice each, and England. As Japan prepares to h...

Australian swimming embarrassed after positive drug test

If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under. The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but controversial beginning on the o...

Homophobia study shows perception, reality "disconnect"

Researchers say a survey of players in the Australian Ice Hockey League shows homophobic language is often used but that an even higher percentage of competitors would make a gay player feel welcome. ...

Ash Barty was back: tennis balls showed up at front door

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. ...

Goolagong Cawley says Barty's French Open win 'joy to watch'

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ashleigh Barty's first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was "a joy to watch." Goolagong C...

Israel Folau's rugby future to be decided in weekend hearing

A boardroom meeting at Rugby Australia's headquarters in the leafy Moore Park area of Sydney will determine the playing future of Wallabies star Israel Folau. The meeting will be hel...

Rugby league great Greg Inglis begins 2nd career as coach

A day after retiring from a storied career in rugby league on the field, Greg Inglis started one Tuesday on the sidelines as an assistant coach. South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Inglis...

Hollywood star Russell Crowe, coach Bennett team up in NRL

This combination might well turn out to be legendary. It doesn't get much better in this sport than an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and a veteran, high-profile coach teaming up in Australia's Nationa...

Australia's 2-year ODI losing streak ends in New Delhi

For those Australian cricket fans who stayed up until the early hours to watch their team's series-ending one-day international against India, a semi-sleepless night was worth it. Au...

Some good news in Aussie rugby: women leading the way

Led by girls and young women, the ruck-and-maul and rougher-than-rough sport of rugby union is looking to regain its relevance in Australia. The Wallabies lost nine of their 13 test ...

'Old guys' vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis ...

Greek players making a name for themselves at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas earned more than $100,000 in prize money for winning his third-round match at the Australian Open. Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, h...

Australian men's tennis hit by infighting, Twitter rants

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men's tennis. Compared with the genteel nature of past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and...

Japan star Honda's soccer passion showing in Australia

Not long after Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda joined the Melbourne Victory, he mentioned at the A-League season launch that "I've made people disappointed, I've made people happy ... I don't have a...