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. ...

Warner determined to lead Sunrisers to another IPL title

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Warner isn’t going back to the Indian Premier League for redemption. In a delayed and disrupted season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Warner wants to return in a ...

Barty joins players expressing concern over US Open timing

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players concerned over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Full contact: Aussie rugby league back after 2-month break

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — With the sound of skin slapping skin and an echoing oomph of air from lungs as players collided at pace, the National Rugby League led the charge for elite sports returning ...

Homemaker Starc wants to shine in post-pandemic cricket

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Mitch Starc hasn't picked up a cricket bat or ball in two months, and isn't exactly salivating at the prospect of his new work conditions. The enforced loc...

Millman back in practice after backyard tennis in pandemic

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Just four matches after losing his five-setter against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, John Millman was having to scramble to find a practice court. ...

Locked down, not out: Teenage pro prepares for post-pandemic

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — He caught the attention of Robbie Fowler, a man revered by some, who gave him a shot at turning pro while still in high school. That kind of faith ensured...

Cricket Australia considers expanded 5-test series vs India

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The prospect of a five-test series between Australia and India is gaining traction as cricket authorities contemplate ways of making up for lost time when the peak of the co...

NRL's 'Project Apollo' aims to provide smooth landing in Oz

It has been dubbed the Project Apollo, a think tank tasked with giving Australia’s National Rugby League a smooth landing when the season resumes following a shutdown because of the coronavirus pandem...

Clash likely in Australia if football reaches cricket season

The biggest collisions of the Australian football season could come after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. And the heaviest impacts could be sports competing for space. There are...

Delay gives O'Donnell a second chance at Olympic Rugby 7s

A season-ending knee injury had Ben O'Donnell convinced he'd be watching the Tokyo Olympics from a distance, with absolutely no chance of pulling on the Australian jersey for the Rugby Sevens competit...