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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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

Easy team call for Rennie; not so for Argentina's Ledesma

Coach Dave Rennie made some expected changes to his squad on Thursday for Australia’s final Rugby Championship match against Argentina. It was a decision no doubt easier than what his counterpart Mari...

Wallabies, Pumas set for 1st of 2 Rugby Championship matches

Australia coach Dave Rennie says the formula his team used to beat South Africa twice in consecutive Rugby Championship matches should work again on Saturday in the first of two against Argentina. ...

Wallabies vs Springboks: Two in a row, but for which team?

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The second Rugby Championship match in two weekends between Australia and South Africa could see contrasting streaks extended. But for which team? The Wall...

Olympic chief, leader in spat after Brisbane gets 2032 nod

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest-ranking Olympic official and the current premier of the state of Queensland where the 2032 Summer Games will be held have put an early test to the old ad...

Condensed France-Wallabies series set for Saturday decider

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Three rugby tests in 11 days, the last two just four days apart, have France and the Wallabies weary ahead of Saturday's series-deciding match. The series ...