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Costly error for France as Australia rallies for late win

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Just out of quarantine, an inexperienced and underprepared France lineup led the series-opening rugby test against Australia from the sixth minute until a blunder in the dyi...

Faster, brighter: Olympics a 'game changer' for rugby sevens

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — For six days, fit, strong Olympians hurled themselves at each other and at the try line in short, sharp bursts. Australian gold. A sideline marriage propo...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misog...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misog...

Vaccine a shot in the arm for Campbell's Olympic preparation

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian swimmer Cate Campbell has had to incorporate something new into her fine-tuning as she prepares for a fourth Olympics. The two-time Olympic gold...

No masks, no worries — for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo

SYDNEY (AP) — No masks. No worries. For now. Dani Stevens won a record 14th national title in the women's discus throw on Sunday to earn her spot on the Australian team for a fourth...

Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — There was no fanfare. No iconic announcement. An Australian push to host the 2032 Olympics was elevated overnight to the status of preferred bid, and the p...

Looking forward: Shapovalov tops teenage Sinner in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was getting close to 1 a.m., and 19-year-old Jannik Sinner was getting tired. Hitting against Rafael Nadal for two weeks and being on a 10-match winnin...

The tennis crowd: players thrive with fans back in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was about to respond to a question about Australian Open crowds when he paused, thought for a moment, and then asked an official if fans were still allowed i...

Nadal bothered by back soreness before Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Back soreness is still bothering Rafael Nadal as he prepares for the Australian Open. The No. 2-ranked Nadal likes everything to line up perfectly, and he...

On a roll, Medvedev steers Russia to ATP Cup title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After celebrating their ATP Cup triumph as teammates for Russia, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev will go their own ways at the Australian Open next week and may meet at M...

Barty wins Yarra Valley Classic; Russia wins ATP Cup final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty cashed in on her first championship point in the Yarra Valley Classic and Daniil Medvedev clinched the ATP Cup title for Russia within seconds of each ...

Barty gets play back under way in Aussie Open tuneup events

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty got things started as the Australian Open tuneup events resumed Friday following an unscheduled day off because of a COVID-19 case stemming from one of the tourna...

No play, but plenty of tests for players at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Players were isolating and getting tested for COVID-19 instead of playing tuneup tournaments four days before the Australian Open as concern grew over the impact on the yea...

So many events, so many champs, so much tennis in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Erima Nishimura sure picked a decent day to bring her 9-year-old son, Yoshiharu, to Melbourne Park for the first time to see some tennis. So much tennis:...