Smith and Warner bans set to end, now for Cricket World Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After a long, hard 12-month slog for Australian cricket, ex-skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner will be allowed to rejoin their old teammates after serving bans ...

Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The 2019 version of Valtteri Bottas is leading a Formula One championship for the first time. Sure, he's only one Grand Prix into the season, he concedes,...

Max power: Verstappen gets podium for Red Bull and Honda

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With one overtaking maneuver and consistent speed, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen showed that the 2019 Formula One season is unlikely to descend into another two-team race....

Ferrari misses out on a podium place at F1 Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Ferraris were touted as the fastest cars on the F1 circuit when Sebastian Vettel arrived with the intention of winning his third consecutive Australian Grand Prix title...

Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has rediscovered his joy of driving and it's had immediate success as he led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Australi...

Vettel chases 3rd straight Aussie GP win to equal Schumacher

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It doesn't really bother Sebastian Vettel that he'll be starting the Australian Grand Prix from the second row of the grid. He won the Formula One season ...

Record lap gives Hamilton 6th straight pole at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year. ...

Hamilton on track for 6th consecutive pole at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton got incrementally faster across three practice sessions in a propitious precursor for qualifying Saturday, where he's aiming to secure pole position for the ...

World champion Hamilton fastest in 1st practice at Aussie GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton has posted the fastest time in the season-opening Formula One practice session at the Australian Grand Prix. ...

Pundits applaud Kubica's F1 comeback at the Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Kubica had just tried to make light of his long and mentally taxing time out of Formula One in his typically self-effacing way when fellow driver Daniel Ricciardo to...

Whiting's death sets somber tone for opening F1 GP weekend

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting set a somber tone for the first weekend of the Formula One season, with the attention to the regular rivalries such as Lew...

FIA says F1 director Charlie Whiting has died in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The governing body for international auto racing says its Formula One director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 66. The FIA issu...

Nadal keeps heavy Australian loss to Djokovic in perspective

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lesser experienced players than Rafael Nadal have felt destroyed by the kind of defeat Novak Djokovic inflicted on him in the Australian Open final. Nadal...

1 major goal achieved for Mahut-Herbert; next goal is gold

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not long after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut completed their career Grand Slam in men's doubles, the Frenchmen were already turning their attention to the next go...

Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week. A violent home invasion that caused serious k...