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'Nothing to fear' as Australia plays Honduras on edge of killing field

Tegucigalpa - Australia are to face Honduras for a World Cup playoff in a Central American stadium on Friday located on the edge of a cane field notorious for being where gangs dumped corpses and dismembered victims with chainsaws.

World's richest turf contest hikes prize money

Sydney - The world's richest turf race will boost its prize money to Aus$13 million (US$10 million), organisers said in a cheeky full-page newspaper ad placed on the day of its rival Melbourne Cup.

Boxing: Pacquiao pulls out of title rematch with Horn

Brisbane - Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Friday pulled out of a rematch with world champion Jeff Horn, leaving the Australian looking for another challenger in his title defence.

Australian to attempt 'torturous' quadruple Channel swim

Sydney - An Australian swimmer plans to attempt a world-first non-stop quadruple crossing of the icy English Channel, a torturous feat never before tried and widely considered impossible.

I'll urge Pacquiao to quit, says trainer Roach

Brisbane - Manny Pacquiao's trainer advised the Filipino legend to quit boxing Monday after his sensational defeat to unheralded Australian Jeff Horn.

Saudis apologise over 'disgraceful' snub of minute's silence

Sydney - Saudi Arabia football chiefs apologised Friday after the national team was accused of "a disgraceful lack of respect" for failing to observe a minute's silence in Australia in honour of victims of the London terror attack.

Bugging device found in All Blacks hotel before Wallabies Test

Sydney - Australian police Saturday said they were examining a listening device found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel ahead of their clash against the Wallabies, as Australian rugby reportedly rejected as "ludicrous" the idea they had bugged the New Zealanders....

Bugging device found in All Blacks hotel before Wallabies Test

Sydney - Australian police Saturday said they were examining a listening device found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel ahead of their clash against the Wallabies, as Australian rugby reportedly rejected as "ludicrous" the idea they had bugged the New Zealanders....

Bugging device found in All Blacks hotel before Wallabies Test

Sydney - Australian police Saturday said they were examining a listening device found in the All Blacks' Sydney hotel ahead of their clash against the Wallabies, as Australian rugby reportedly rejected as "ludicrous" the idea they had bugged the New Zealanders....

Australia swimming website under cyber attack: reports

Sydney - Swimming Australia's website has been under siege by cyber attackers, reports said Friday, after tough talking by gold medallist Mack Horton on doping suspicions inspired anger in China.

Rio mayor hops back on Australia Olympic kangaroo 'joke'

Rio De Janeiro - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has taken a big hop backwards in what was interpreted as his jibe over sending a kangaroo to an Australian team upset about their unprepared Olympic accommodations.

Australia urges Rio security boost after Paralympian robbed

Sydney - Australian Olympic chiefs Tuesday demanded Rio Games organisers immediately improve security after a decorated Paralympian and her physiotherapist were robbed at gunpoint, underlining a crime wave sweeping the city.

Australia urges Rio security boost after Paralympian robbed

Sydney - Australian Olympic chiefs Tuesday demanded Rio Games organisers immediately improve security after a decorated Paralympian and her physiotherapist were robbed at gunpoint, underlining a crime wave sweeping the city.

Australia urges Rio security boost after Paralympian robbed

Sydney - Australian Olympic chiefs Tuesday demanded Rio Games organisers immediately improve security after a decorated Paralympian and her physiotherapist were robbed at gunpoint, underlining a crime wave sweeping the city.

Favelas ban for Aussie athletes upsets Rio Olympics organisers

Sydney - The Australian Olympic Committee has upset Rio officials by imposing a ban on their athletes going to the city's favelas during this year's Olympic Games over security fears.

Australia stiffens drug testing ahead of Rio

Sydney - Drug testing of Australia's athletes began eight months ago in a rigorous anti-doping programme ahead of this year's Rio Olympics to help protect the country's reputation, authorities revealed Monday.

All Blacks win sees Qantas crew wear Kiwi jerseys

Sydney - Australian airline Qantas escaped having to paint a plane black, but the crew on a trans-Tasman flight donned New Zealand jerseys Monday after losing a bet on the outcome of the rugby World Cup.

Spanish police find bike stolen during Tour of Spain

Madrid - Spanish police said Sunday they found a bike worth around 12,000 euros ($13,600) that was stolen from an Australian rider in the Tour of Spain for sale in a second hand shop for just 120 euros.

Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Melbourne - Play was held up during the Australian Open men's final on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with one person jumping on centre court.

Shock as Aussie cricketer Hughes dies from head injuries

Sydney - Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in a tragedy that sent shockwaves through the sporting world.

Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Paris - Red Bull on Tuesday lost their appeal over Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.The world champions had sought to overturn the stripping of Ricciardo's second place in Melbourne for breaching fuel flow regulations.

Australian pole vault champion Hooker retires

Adelaide - Australia's Olympic and world pole vault champion Steve Hooker said Saturday he was retiring from competition, citing mental fatigue.

Australia bag hat-trick of women's World T20 titles

Dhaka - Two-time defending champions Australia powered to a six-wicket win over old foes England to win their third consecutive title in the women's World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.

World T20 'group of death' enters critical phase

Dhaka - Defending champions West Indies and Australia face off in a do-or-die clash in Dhaka on Friday as action resumes in group two of the World Twenty20 Super-10s after a two-day break.India lead what is billed as the "group of death" with two consecutive w...

Akmal brothers lift Pakistan to 191-5 against Australia

Dhaka - Umar Akmal smashed 94 of 54 balls as Pakistan piled up 191-5 after being sent in to bat by Australia in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday.Elder brother Kamran Akmal contributed a run-a-ball 31 and Shahid Afridi returned un...

Swimming heroes Thorpe, Hackett wanted as team mentors

Sydney - Swimming Australia says it would welcome struggling heroes Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett as mentors of the national swim team after they overcome their personal challenges.Dual Olympic gold medallists Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim were Thursday announc...

Red Bull lodge Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Paris - Red Bull on Thursday officially lodged their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from second place in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, motorsport's governing body the FIA confirmed.The Formula One champions' protest arrived at FIA's Paris...

Red Bull boss says Ricciardo, team blameless for disqualification

Melbourne - Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Daniel Ricciardo was blameless in the bungle that led to his sensational disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix, as the team vowed to fight the ruling.The 24-year-old, who replaced retired Australian compatr...

Hamilton, Vettel early casualties at Australian Formula One GP

Melbourne - Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel were both early casualties as the Formula One season got off to a furious start at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.Hamilton was slow off the grid and retired after just four laps.

Rosberg tops final practice in Melbourne ahead of F1 qualifying

Melbourne - Nico Rosberg maintained Mercedes' dominance with the fastest time in practice ahead of Saturday qualifying for the Formula One season opener in Australia.The German dashed around Melbourne's Albert Park street circuit in a best lap of one minute 29.375.
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