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3rd-time lucky? Goorjian returns to Boomers for Tokyo Games

California-born Brian Goorjian will take the Australian men's basketball team to a third Olympics after he was hired as head coach of the Boomers on Friday. Basketball Australia said...

No chance to tri; Mass participation sports hit by virus

NOOSA HEADS, Australia (AP) — The first weekend in November usually sees the 4,400 population of this Sunshine Coast resort town double or triple in size. When the Noosa Triathlon comes to town, so do...

After emotional struggle, rugby prop Palmer comes out as gay

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former rugby union international Dan Palmer has come out as gay in a lengthy self-written column in Australia's Fairfax Media in which he admits that earlier in his life it ...

Sotutu to start for New Zealand in 3rd test vs Australia

Hoskins Sotutu will start a test for the first time when New Zealand takes on an Australian starting lineup featuring two players on debut in the third match of the Bledisloe Cup series. ...

Rio gold medalist Esposito has 2nd chance to defend title

Chloe Esposito announced in late January that a “wonderful, unexpected surprise” had occurred and that she wouldn’t be able to defend her modern pentathlon title at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

A means to an end: AFL, NRL play title matches in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The championship matches in the biggest football leagues Down Under will be played this weekend to end seasons unlike any others. The Australian Football L...

American AFL player Mason Cox thrives on crowd criticism

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — American Mason Cox said a rude comment from an opposing fan about catching COVID-19 inspired him to kick three crucial goals in a row in his Collingwood Magpies’ playoff win...

Sam Burgess, South Sydney face 2 probes over allegations

Former South Sydney rugby league captain and England rugby international Sam Burgess and his National Rugby League team will be the subject of separate police and NRL investigations over a number of m...

Coronavirus takes it slow and steady in Australian football

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Slowly but surely, the four football sporting codes in Australia are completing their delayed seasons due to coronavirus shutdowns around the country. The ...

Thorpe, Freeman celebrate 20-year Sydney Games anniversary

Australians have such fond memories of the Sydney Olympics that officials brought back star athletes such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. For ...

Ex-World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey dies at 75

John Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75. New South Wales state government ...

An Aussie rules tradition ends: title match out of Victoria

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League’s championship match is heading north, ending a 123-year history of playing the top-flight Aussie rules grand final in Victoria state. ...

COVID-19 quarantine lapses often start at the top Down Under

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — From a renowned rugby league coach eating lunch at an Italian restaurant in Sydney to an Aussie rules great playing tennis with Australia’s Fed Cup captain across the countr...

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's Hollywood-spawned hyperbole, generations of sports fans have never heard of on...

1956 Melbourne Olympics: 1st Games in southern hemisphere

The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer. ...