AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won the Rugby Championship on Saturday when its big win over Australia wasn't matched by South Africa eight hours later.
The All Blacks thumped Australia 40-14 at Eden Park, extending their winning streak at the Auckland stadium into a 29th year and putting a hand on the Rugby Championship trophy.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was never in doubt for the Geelong Cats on the way to their first Australian Football League championship since 2011.
The Cats won their 16th consecutive match and were never threatened in a 20.13 (133) to 8.4 (52) win over the Sydney Swans.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The winner of the Rugby Championship will be decided Saturday in matches played 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) and nine hours apart in Auckland, New Zealand and Durban, South Africa.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks and Wallabies have been forced to reshuffle their lineups for Saturday's return Bledisloe Cup test in Auckland which could decide the outcome of this season's Rugby Championship.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia rugby lock Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks for reckless play during an incident which left New Zealand midfielder Quinn Tupaea with a serious knee injury.
Tupaea sustained a ruptured medial cruciate ligament and a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee after Swain entered a ruck and made firm contact with the All Black’s outstretched leg during last week's 39-37 Australia loss to New Zealand at Melbourne.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League says it is investigating “very serious allegations" made by Indigenous players who say they were racially abused by a head coach at Hawthorn in Melbourne.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian wildlife authorities are investigating the deaths of 14 young sperm whales that were found beached on an island off of the southeastern coast, officials said Tuesday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Geelong Cats are back in the Australian Football League grand final and looking for their first Australian rules football title since 2011.
It was a controversial ending to perhaps end debate over all previous controversial endings in a rugby test.
The Rugby Championship game between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne on Thursday finished with the All Blacks eking out a 39-37 win to secure the Bledisloe Cup for a 20th consecutive year.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all the woe surrounding New Zealand’s unprecedented losses in 2022, it could take just one win over long-time foe Australia to start turning perceptions of the All Blacks around.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bernard Foley has been recalled for his first test since the 2019 Rugby World Cup in one of eight changes to Australia’s starting lineup for the opening Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand.
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Australia still holds plenty of opportunity for foreign homebuyers, including mainland Chinese and Hongkongers, even with mortgage rates on the rise, according to analysts.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Singapore-born allrounder Tim David has been named in Australia's Twenty20 World Cup squad for the host country's defense of its title beginning in late October.
After being bought by the Mumbai Indians for more than a million dollars in this year’s Indian Premier League auction, David decided to be part of Australia’s squad.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Canadian businessman Geoff Cumming on Wednesday promised 250 million Australian dollars ($172 million) over 20 years to fight the next pandemic in Australia’s largest ever donation to medical research.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bernarda Pera won her 13th consecutive WTA Tour match, beat former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 on Thursday night in the Tennis in The Land quarterfinals.
Pera, ranked 51st, has not lost in a main draw since Wimbledon two months ago.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup organizers have had to release standing-room-only tickets for the India-Pakistan group-stage encounter after all seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground were sold out within five minutes.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith is set to return home to play for the first time since 2019 when he contests the Australian Open and Australian PGA golf tournaments later this year.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian boxer George Kambosos will do most of his preparation for a world title rematch against Devin Haney in the Philippines, where he once worked out as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sofia Kenin advanced to the quarterfinals of a WTA event for the first time since January, beating Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-2 at Tennis in The Land on Monday night.
Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion, had lost eight straight matches prior to receiving a wild-card entry into the U.S.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Undisputed lightweight world champion Devin Haney has agreed to a rematch with Australian George Kambosos in Melbourne on Oct. 16.
The 23-year-old American retained his WBC lightweight title and added three more from the weight class after his unanimous points decision over Kambosos in front of more than 41,000 spectators at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in June.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they will investigate a lawmaker’s allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred and that investigators say they received no reports about.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79.
Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in a statement on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former boxing world champion Johnny Famechon has died in Melbourne after a lengthy illness. He was 77.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame announced Famechon's death in a statement on Thursday.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) _ L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (LHX) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $471 million.
The Melbourne, Florida-based company said it had net income of $2.42 per share.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A crowd of staunch fans braved wet winter weather in downtown Melbourne on Thursday to watch outdoors the star-studded finale of the Australian television soap “Neighbours,” which ran for 37 years.
Geoff Ogilvy walked into the locker room two weeks ago at the Barracuda Championship and didn’t recognize many faces. He’s pretty sure they didn’t recognize him, either.
“They were probably thinking, ‘Who’s that old guy with the beard and no hair?‘” he said.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Manchester United overcame an early deficit to beat the A-League's Melbourne Victory 4-1 as new manager Erik ten Hag’s winning start to the preseason continued before a crowd of 74,157 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former Manchester United winger Nani has signed a two-season deal to join Melbourne Victory in Australia’s A-League.
Nani won four Premier League titles and the Champions League title during his eight seasons at Manchester United and also played 112 times for Portugal, winning the 2016 European Championship along with Cristiano Ronaldo.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Passengers were forced to evacuate an American Eagle flight which stopped on the taxiway at a North Carolina airport on Monday after reports of an odor in the cabin, a spokesperson said.
Formula One announced a 10-year contract extension with the Australian Grand Prix on Thursday to continue racing in Melbourne through 2035.
The new agreement will also bring feeder series Formula 2 and Formula 3 to the circuit for the first time starting next year.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Devin Haney made it official — and unanimous — on Sunday. He's the undisputed world lightweight boxing champion.
Haney retained his WBC lightweight title and added three more from the weight class after his unanimous points decision over Australian George Kambosos.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian boxer George Kambosos made the weight on his second attempt Saturday for his world lightweight unification title fight against American Devin Haney.
The U.S.-based Kambosos missed the 135-pound limit initially, weighing in at 135.36 pounds.
It’s a lightweight unification fight that Australian boxer George Kambosos has the most to lose, but ultimately the most to gain.
The 28-year-old Australian will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium against American Devin Haney, who has the WBC lightweight version — the one Kambosos covets.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — First-time Queensland coach Billy Slater has picked four rookies including teenage Brisbane Broncos winger Selwyn Cobbo in his debut selection for the State of Origin series against New South Wales.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Western United claimed its first A-League title in just its third season after beating Melbourne City 2-0 in the Australian soccer grand final on Saturday.
United took the lead on City defender Nuno Reis’ own goal in the second minute, the fastest goal in an A-League decider.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian men’s basketball team will play its first home games since winning the Tokyo Olympic bronze medal last year in a series of World Cup Asian qualifiers at Melbourne.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Members of Australia’s Filipino community protested Tuesday outside a Melbourne apartment building where the Philippines' presumptive next president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was reportedly visiting his son.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Replacement prop Ollie Norris scored a try in the final minute to give the Chiefs a 33-30 win over the Melbourne Rebels on Sunday and complete a clean sweep of New Zealand teams over Australia rivals in round 13 of Super Rugby Pacific.
As Australia draws closer to its federal election on May 21, in an era it had once coined the "Asian Century", one thing continues to stand out: the lack of Asian-Australians in its parliament.
SYDNEY (AP) — A man impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday disrupted the Australian election campaign when he burst into an event that Prime Minister Scott Morrison was attending with lawmaker Gladys Liu.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has confirmed the death of his son Jethro Lazenby at age 31.
“With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” the frontman of rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds said in a statement Tuesday.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Shocked into action after conceding two tries in the first five minutes, the Auckland-based Blues scored 11 tries of their own Friday to overwhelm the Melbourne Rebels 71-28 in Super Rugby Pacific.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne Rebels center Ray Nu’u is set to miss the rest of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season after receiving his second lengthy suspension for a dangerous tackle.
He was red carded in the 79th minute for a high shot on ex-Australia international Christian Leali’ifano in the Rebels' 26-22 win over tournament newcomer Moana Pasifika on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The JackJumpers have made it all the way to the finals series in their debut National Basketball League season.
After a season which started with six losses in their first eight games, the team from the island state of Tasmania secured a spot in the NBL finals against Sydney Kings with a come-from-behind semifinal series win over defending champion Melbourne United.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will meet in a mid-week Bledisloe Cup test for the first time in almost three decades when the Wallabies host the All Blacks on Sept. 15 in Melbourne.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The men's and women's Australian Open golf tournaments are set to be played at the same time on two sandbelt courses in southeast Melbourne in December.
And five-time winner Karrie Webb says she might even come out of semi-retirement to play in it.