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Paine wants to keep leading Australia despite loss to India

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tim Paine knows what is coming his way after becoming the first Australian captain to lose a test match at the Gabba since 1988, and somehow losing another test series to In...

India reaches lunch at 83-1 on day 5, final test v Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 64 to post the highest score of his brief test career, doing his bit to help India's attempt to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the seri...

Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia

With no way out, tennis players in lockdown are figuring out ways to keep themselves fit within the confines of their Melbourne hotel rooms as they prepare for the Australian Open. A...

Players in lockdown after positive virus cases in Australia

Grand Slam champions are among the 47 players in hard lockdown after four positive tests for COVID-19 emerged from two of the charter flights bringing players, staff, officials and media to Australia ...

Rookie India attack dismisses Australia for 369 in 4th test

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — India’s injury-depleted attack dismissed Australia for 369 on the second morning of the series-deciding cricket test at the Gabba in a confidence-boosting session for the to...

Bowled Gaz! Lyon hits 100-test milestone in decider vs India

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tim Paine recalls his eyes lighting up when he first saw Nathan Lyon on TV bowling in domestic cricket, thinking how he'd like to slog that kind of spin all around the groun...

Wallabies edge New Zealand 24-22 to lift Tri-Nations spirits

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Wallabies rebounded from a record loss with a 24-22 win over New Zealand on Saturday in a so-called dead rubber match that contained two reds cards, two yellow cards and...

Indigenous Football Week kicking goals in remote communities

Shadeene Evans grew up like most of the kids in her remote community, kicking a football with bare feet on grass or red dust. Home to about 870 people in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Bor...

Don Talbot, Australia's swimming coaching great, dies at 87

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Don Talbot is being remembered as firm but fair, old-school yet ahead of his time, and widely celebrated as one of Australia's greatest swimming coaches. ...

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. ...

Langer ready for sacrifice, compromise to keep cricket going

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Justin Langer is ready to embrace change to keep his Australian cricket squad on the road. Bigger squads, a lot of compromise on schedules, and even less time with families....

Aussies ready for dog days of cricket in bio-secure bubble

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The dog days of isolation are something Aaron Finch is content to continue to ensure global cricket — his job — goes on despite the coronavirus pandemic. P...

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the ...

Freeman's legacy endures long after Sydney's flame went out

In a momentary pause between reality sinking in and her victory celebrations fully starting, Cathy Freeman looked toward a track official and twirled her index finger to signal a full circuit. ...

Australian survey: younger Olympians more willing to protest

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian survey shows a higher proportion of younger Olympians would be prepared to use games venues or medal podiums as a platform for demonstrations. ...