World No. 1 Novak Djokovic kept up his winning streak in singles matches in Australia, beating Constant Lestienne of France 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Adelaide International.
It was Djokovic's 30th straight singles victory on Australian soil in a streak that goes back to 2018.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A pilot, two British visitors and a Sydney woman have been identified as the four people killed in a collision of two helicopters over the waterfront at an Australian tourist hotspot.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic lost his doubles match but received a warm welcome from the crowd at the Adelaide International on Monday.
The 21-time major winner was deported from Australia a year ago after arriving unvaccinated against COVID-19 at a time when the country was still subject to strict quarantine regulations and proof of vaccination.
BEIJING (AP) — Australia and Canada have joined a growing list of countries requiring travelers from China to take a COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight, as China battles a nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus after abruptly easing restrictions that were in place for much of the pandemic.
SYDNEY (AP) — Casper Ruud has taken up in 2023 where he left off in 2022, beating Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-2 in the first men’s singles match of the New Year to boost Norway at the United Cup mixed teams championship in Brisbane.
SYDNEY (AP) — Matthew Renshaw has received his first call-up to an Australian test squad since 2018 with the opener brought in for the third and final match against South Africa beginning next Wednesday in Sydney.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka vowed to address the “litany of woe” created by the nation’s former government while raising concerns about the Pacific nation’s massive debt.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Learning on the job as a test cricketer can be “brutal,” according to South Africa captain Dean Elgar. But he wants his side to experience more of it.
Struggling to digest his side’s record loss by an innings and 182 runs in the second test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday, Elgar lamented South Africa’s lack of exposure to test matches in a landscape where Twenty20 looms large for cricket’s administrators.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has reiterated his earlier comments that he bears no hard feelings on his return to Australia after his visa cancellation and subsequent deportation in January ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Pat Cummins praised the “incredible achievements” of his injury-hit team after the home side beat South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the second test on Thursday, clinching the three-test series 2-0.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia has defeated South Africa by an innings and 182 runs in the second cricket test Thursday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win the three-test series 2-0:
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Dean Elgar’s weary South Africa side faces a difficult task to avoid a big defeat in the second test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with two days of play remaining.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has arrived in Australia almost a year after he was deported over his stance against COVID-19 vaccination, Tennis Australia confirmed Wednesday.
Djokovic will open his 2023 campaign in Adelaide as he prepares for a shot at a 10th Australian Open title.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Facing pressure to retain his place in Australia’s team, David Warner defied his critics and heatwave conditions with a spectacular return to form, scoring a memorable 200 in his 100th test.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Riding a wave of emotion provided by a festive crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Cameron Green claimed the best bowling figures of his test career as Australia bowled South Africa out for 189 on the opening day of the second test.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Last year’s Boxing Day hero Scott Boland has retained his spot in Australia’s bowling attack and will line up at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against South Africa beginning Monday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Melbourne Victory soccer club has been prevented from selling tickets to home games and fans cannot attend away matches under Football Australia’s preliminary sanctions for a violent pitch invasion.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say vandals have destroyed rock art believed to be some 30,000 years old.
The vandals appeared to have removed parts of a barbed wire fence at Koonalda Cave and got underneath, before using their fingers to draw over the top of the Indigenous artwork, said Kyam Maher, the Aboriginal Affairs Minister of South Australia state.
BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia and China met in Beijing on Wednesday in a bid to restore high-level political contacts and return stability to the countries' tense relationship.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two men who received lifetime bans from all soccer-related activities are among the 13 people already charged by police following a violent pitch invasion that left a goalkeeper and a referee injured and forced the abandonment of a top-flight league game in Australia on the weekend.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Biker boss Nick Martin’s murder at a speedway in Perth, Australia, left police a trove of evidence that led them to the culprit: a thrill-seeker turned gun-for-hire. But they wanted more.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Football Australia has issued life-time bans to two Melbourne Victory supporters who rushed onto the field during an A-League game, including one who allegedly hit Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover with a metal bucket.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first visit by an Australian foreign minister to China in four years is raising hopes that Australia will make progress on ending trade sanctions and freeing two Australian citizens detained in China.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been chosen as the nation's next ambassador to the United States.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the appointment Tuesday, citing Rudd's roles as leader and foreign minister as well as his academic background as a China scholar and previous work in the U.S.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Monday she will meet with her counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing this week as Australia and China mark 50 years of diplomatic relations.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s bowlers ripped through South Africa’s brittle batting lineup again Sunday to complete a six-wicket victory in a wild series-opening test that saw 34 wickets fall inside two days.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Football Australia has vowed to take strong and swift action with harsh punishments after an A-League soccer match between rivals Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory was abandoned Saturday after fans invaded the field and attacked City goalkeeper Tom Glover.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head defied the hostile pitch conditions to produce a run-a-ball 78 that moved Australia to within seven runs of South Africa’s first innings Saturday, when 15 wickets fell on the opening day of the three-test series.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Sandpapergate scandal that rocked Australian cricket in 2018 is still the main conversation driver ahead of the national team's first test series against South Africa since that acrimonious tour.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian police are investigating the extremist views of three people who shot and killed two officers and a neighbor at a rural property before they were killed hours later by police in a gunfight.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has signed a new security deal with Oceania island country Vanuatu as part of an ongoing competition with China for influence in the Pacific.
The new security pact covers humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, law enforcement, cyber security, defense, border security and maritime safety.
TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant who was paroled last week after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence for making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings on Tuesday apologized to victims’ families.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — American executive Cindy Hook has been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the organizing committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane.
The organizing committee announced the appointment Tuesday after engaging with 50 candidates over six months.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Six people, including two young police officers, were shot and killed at a property in rural Australia after officers who arrived to investigate reports of a missing person were ambushed, authorities said Tuesday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of Australia’s series-opening test against South Africa, leaving Scott Boland and Michael Neser as leading contenders to take his spot in the pace attack at the Gabba in Brisbane starting Saturday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — South African pacemen Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi warmed up for the three-test series against Australia with top-order wickets in some sharp bowling spells in a drawn tour game against a Cricket Australia XI that finished ahead of schedule on Monday.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia completed a series sweep with a lopsided 419-run victory Sunday in the day-night test at the Adelaide Oval, with pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland and Michael Neser snaring three wickets apiece as the West Indies were bundled out for 77 chasing an unlikely 497 to win.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Pace bowler Scott Boland took three wickets in an over on Saturday to put Australia in command of the second cricket test against West Indies.
Australia bowled out West Indies for 214 on Day 3 before declaring its second innings on 199-6 early in the last session, setting the visitors a target of 497 to win with more than two days remaining in the day-night match at the Adelaide Oval.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — South Africa was dismissed for 347 early on Day Two of a four-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI at Allan Border Field.
The Proteas, preparing for a three-test series against Australia, resumed at 335-7 Saturday and soon lost Kagiso Rabada (10) and wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne (80), who were not out overnight.
Brittney Griner is back in the United States after an arduous 10-month saga in Russia.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne posted big hundreds in a 297-run partnership to set Australia on course for a declaration in the second cricket test Friday before Michael Neser took two wickets under lights to consolidate the home team’s dominance in the day-night match against West Indies.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 400 South Koreans adopted as children by families in the West have requested South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission investigate their adoptions through Friday’s application deadline, as Seoul faces growing pressure to reckon with a child export frenzy driven by dictatorships that ruled the country until the 1980s.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty’s Australian Open singles title in January was enough to ensure the former top-ranked tennis player won Australia’s most prestigious annual sports award -- despite retiring from the game less than two months later.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head posted unbeaten centuries in a 199-run stand to lead Australia to 330-3 against West Indies at stumps on day one Thursday of the second cricket test.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government on Thursday said it was seeking assurances from Indonesia that the man convicted of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali terrorist attacks would continue to be monitored after his release from prison.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant convicted of making the explosives used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people was paroled Wednesday — after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence — despite strong objections by Australia, which lost scores of citizens in the Indonesian attacks.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — An injury to Pat Cummins has forced Australia to recall Scott Boland to the pace attack and return Steve Smith to the captaincy for the second cricket test against West Indies in Adelaide.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will open his 2023 campaign in Adelaide as he prepares for a shot at a 10th Australian Open crown a year after having his visa revoked on the eve of his title defense.
LONDON (AP) — The Hopman Cup tennis competition that pairs one woman and one man from each participating country will return next year and be played in Nice, France.
The International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the matches will be held on July 19-23.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 3.1% as it continues trying to wrestle down inflation.
The increase was the bank's eighth in a row and took the rate to its highest level in 10 years.