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Court documents show Djokovic had COVID-19 last month

Novak Djokovic's lawyers filed court papers Saturday in his challenge against deportation from Australia that show the tennis star tested positive for COVID-19 last month and recovered, grounds he use...

'I can feel it': Djokovic sends thanks for the support

The top men's tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, spent Orthodox Christmas in an immigration detention hotel in Australia on Friday as he sought to fend off deportation over the country's COVI...

Djokovic and 2 others now in Australian Open visa drama

Novak Djokovic isn’t alone in having his visa canceled after flying in for the Australian Open without the required evidence to support a medical exemption to the country’s strict COVID-19 vaccination...

Djokovic in limbo as he fights deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic spent a day confined in an immigration detention hotel waiting for a court ruling and dealing with the prospect of deportation from Australia because of an issue with his visa applicati...

EXPLAINER: Why was Novak Djokovic not let into Australia?

Novak Djokovic came within one victory of sweeping all four of last year's Grand Slam tennis tournaments and entered 2022 needing one title to set the men's record of 21 major championships. ...

Ex-NBA stars get behind revamped East Asian Super League

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Baron Davis, Metta World Peace and Shane Battier have spent time in Asia helping build the profile of basketball, and their base of fans. Now they’re buying in. ...

Novak Djokovic in guarded room after landing in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is being held in a room with police out front after landing in Melbourne for the Australian Open, his father said Wednesday amid reports that a visa mix-up co...

Djokovic given medical exemption to play at Australian Open

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will get a chance to defend his Australian Open title after receiving a medical exemption to travel to Melbourne, ending months of uncertainty about his parti...

EXPLAINER: Guide to the Ashes, test cricket's biggest stage

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Cricket got you stumped? Don't know your Ashes from your dust? Ahead of one of the biggest games of cricket on the calendar, with Australia aiming to clinc...

Lyon joins Warne, McGrath as Aussies with 400 test wickets

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A bit of banter from the new captain was all Nathan Lyon needed to end his 11-month wait to move from 399 test wickets and become just the third Australian to hit the 400 mi...

Root: England's best option is to make brave calls

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Joe Root didn’t back away from the contentious calls to bat first in the Ashes series opener when conditions appeared to heavily favor the bowlers, or on a team selection th...

Australia beats England by 9 wickets to open Ashes series

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A new era of Australian cricket with fast bowler Pat Cummins leading the team and Alex Carey behind the stumps started with a familiar result for an Ashes test at the Gabba....

Root's record helps lead an England rally in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Joe Root set a record for most runs in a calendar year by an England test batter and shared an unbroken 159-run stand with Dawid Malan on Friday to lead a rally in the Ashes...

Head, Warner help Australia to 196-run lead in Ashes opener

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Warner set up the innings with a chance-filled 94 and Travis Head took over with an unbeaten century after a mini-collapse in the middle order to guide Australia to 34...

Starc's first-ball wicket is fodder for a new Ashes memory

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — When it comes to first-ball folklore in the Ashes, new Australia captain Pat Cummins thinks it’s time for a hit to take precedence over a miss. Left-arm pa...