MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Local professional David Micheluzzi shot a course-record equaling 7-under 63 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Australian Open where the men’s and women’s championships are being played concurrently for the first time.
PARIS (AP) — A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith won the Australian PGA Championship on Sunday for the third time by closing with a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory.
The final round at Royal Queensland was halted twice by electrical storms that sent players and about 10,000 fans searching for cover.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith has won his third Australian PGA Championship by three shots after a day of wild weather stopped play twice at Royal Queensland Golf Club on Sunday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith had a topsy-turvy round of 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian PGA.
Smith had six birdies and four bogeys -- including two in a row on 11 and 12 that saw his lead reduced to just one -- before another bogey on the 18th to finish the hot and gusty day with a 54-hole total of 11-under 202 at Royal Queensland.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The prime suspect in the murder of a woman on an Australian beach four years ago was arrested in New Delhi's outskirts three weeks after he was targeted with a 1 million Australian dollar ($677,000) reward, authorities said Friday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith birdied his final hole Friday to move to within one shot of the lead after two rounds of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 on Thursday after a 6 a.m. tee time to trail by one stroke after the first round of the Australian PGA championship at Royal Queensland.
Three other Australians shot 65s in the afternoon groups — Min Woo Lee, Jason Scrivener and John Lyras — to share the first-round lead.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police offered a 1 million Australian dollar ($633,000) reward on Thursday for information on the whereabouts of an Indian national who is suspected of murdering a woman on a tropical beach four years ago before returning to his homeland.
SYDNEY (AP) — The widow of former National Rugby League player and coach Paul Green says he had been living with a “severe” and undiagnosed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before his death by suicide.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Australia captain Tim Paine is back playing first-class cricket for the first time since he resigned as test skipper in April 2021 after a scandal involving explicit text messages.
SYDNEY (AP) — The Penrith Panthers rallied from two tries down to beat the short-handed South Sydney Rabbitohs 32-12 and advance to the National Rugby League grand final against the Parramatta Eels.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Pace bowler Mitchell Starc and allrounders Mitch Marsh and Marcus Stoinis withdrew Wednesday from Australia’s tour to India because of injuries and will instead prepare at home for the Twenty20 World Cup title defense.
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — Australia has an early start to its summer season of cricket when Zimbabwe makes its first appearance for a one-day international series in the country since 2004.
The teams will play three ODIs in seven days beginning Sunday, with the remaining two matches in the series set for Wednesday and next Saturday in the tropical north Queensland city of Townsville.
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.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Trent Boult has been named in the New Zealand team for the Chappell-Hadlee series of one-day internationals against Australia next month days after relinquishing his central contract with Cricket New Zealand.
SYDNEY (AP) — A second Australian state on Thursday banned public displays of Nazi symbols.
New South Wales, the nation’s most populous state, followed Victoria, the second most populous, which banned the public display of Nazi swastikas in June.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Paul Green, who represented Australia during a decade-long playing career and then guided North Queensland Cowboys to its first National Rugby League premiership title during a successful run as a coach, has died.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state took a major step toward banning Nazi symbols on Tuesday when the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passed a bill that would criminalize their display.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government announced on Thursday it plans to prevent development of a coal mine due to the potential impact on the nearby Great Barrier Reef.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said she intends to deny approval for the Central Queensland Coal Project to be excavated northwest of the Queensland state town of Rockhampton.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane 2032 Olympic officials staged an event Saturday that not many other previous host cities have had the opportunity to celebrate: 10 years out until their Games begin.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The 19th team in the 20-team Rugby World Cup in France next year is set to be determined Saturday on what is expected to be a mud-splattered pitch in a 10,000-seat stadium north of Brisbane.
SYDNEY (AP) — Harry Wilson has earned a spot in Australia’s starting lineup for the deciding third rugby test against England after a brutal series that has challenged the depth of both squads.
The Reds backrower was one of four changes to Australia’s starting XV for Saturday’s match, with Reece Hodge returning at fullback, lock Nick Frost picked to make his starting debut and veteran James Slipper returning at loosehead prop.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ben Hunt charged down Nathan Cleary’s kick and sprinted 70 meters to clinch an against-the-odds State of Origin series win for Queensland with a 22-12 victory Wednesday over New South Wales in Game 3.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Nathan Cleary scored 24 points and combined with debutant Matt Burton to lift New South Wales to a dominant 44-12 win over Queensland in front of a capacity 60,000 crowd at Perth to level the State of Origin series 1-1.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow about the rate at which local young people are being radicalized.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former National Rugby League star Suliasi Vunivalu is among six uncapped players in a 35-man Wallabies squad named on Sunday for a three-test home series against England.
After overcoming persistent hamstring injuries, winger Vunivalu was included after strong Super Rugby Pacific performances for the Queensland Reds.
SYDNEY (AP) — Valentine Holmes scored a try, kicked two goals and combined with fellow veteran Cameron Munster to help guide Queensland to a 16-10 win over New South Wales in the State-of-Origin series opener Wednesday in front of more than 80,500 fans in Sydney’s Olympic Park.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The ACT Brumbies prevented a Kiwi sweep of the Super Pacific quarterfinals with a come-from-behind win over the Wellington-based Hurricanes and now face the toughest task in the tournament — playing the top-ranked Blues in Auckland.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christchurch-based Crusaders finished strongly with three tries in the last 30 minutes to beat the Queensland Reds 37-15 Friday in the first quarterfinal in Super Rugby Pacific.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The competitiveness of Australian teams has added an element of uncertainty to Super Rugby Pacific quarterfinals.
Only two of Australia’s five franchises won matches last year in the trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia is preparing for its busiest international cricket season on record with the men’s national team scheduled to play 22 matches across three formats as well as the Twenty20 World Cup in the southern summer of 2022-23.
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.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Shock results and tight contests in the last regular-season round of Super Rugby Pacific have created a new sense of uncertainty to the quarterfinals which begin in Christchurch on Friday.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christchurch-based Crusaders secured second place in the Super Rugby Pacific standings with a 28-15 win over the Queensland Reds on Friday at the start of the final round of the regular season.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christchurch-based Crusaders scored nine tries in a comprehensive 61-3 win over the Fijian Drua on Friday to take outright second place at the start of the penultimate regular-season round of Super Rugby Pacific.
A clean sweep by New Zealand teams in the important 13th round of Super Rugby Pacific appears an ill omen for their Australian rivals with the playoffs now only three weeks away.
The round saw the first clashes this season of the top Australian and New Zealand teams and results may have dampened confidence in Australia after their early successes in trans-Tasman matches.
Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, who has died after a single-vehicle auto accident, was a big-hitting allrounder who built a credible test career and was an exemplar of Australian sport's prized larrikin tradition.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Bryce Heem scored two tries as a first-half replacement and winger Caleb Clarke added two more as the Auckland-based Blues beat the Queensland Reds 53-26 on Saturday to stay atop the table in Super Rugby Pacific.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The ACT Brumbies again have proved they are the biggest hope of an Australian victory and the largest obstacle to New Zealand success in Super Rugby Pacific this season.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach was in Brisbane on Saturday for the first time since the Queensland state capital was awarded the 2032 Olympics.
Bach flew into Australia last weekend to attend a testimonial dinner for outgoing Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates and spent this past week visiting several Pacific island countries.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Chiefs held on to pip the Queensland Reds 27-25 for their third win in a row in Super Rugby Pacific on Friday.
It was 13-13 at halftime before tries to Cortez Ratima and Samisoni Taukei’aho put the Chiefs into a commanding position.
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.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Hamilton-based Chiefs and New South Wales Waratahs meet Friday in the first trans-Tasman match in Super Rugby Pacific, kicking off a new phase of the competition and measuring the relative strength of the Australian and New Zealand franchises.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Four South Korean women died when their car collided with a truck only weeks after they arrived in Australia on a working vacation, police said Thursday.
One of the women had failed to give way to the truck at an intersection on the New England Highway near Stanthorpe in Queensland state on Wednesday evening, Assistant Police Commissioner Mike Condon said.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The rivalry between the ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds for supremacy among Australian teams in Super Rugby Pacific has been made more intense by competition between the team’s head coaches for the Wallabies head coaching role which will become vacant after next year’s World Cup.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Queensland Reds’ win over the previously unbeaten ACT Brumbies Saturday shook up the standings in Super Rugby Pacific during a seventh round which proceeded amid a shower of red and yellow cards.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The only unbeaten team after five rounds in Super Rugby Pacific, the ACT Brumbies, say they won’t rest on their laurels as they begin a potentially lengthy road trip with a match at Perth on Saturday against the Western Force.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The ACT Brumbies remained unbeaten in Super Rugby Pacific after five rounds and handed Queensland its first loss of the season with a 16-12 win over the Reds on Friday.
The Reds beat the Brumbies 19-16 in last season’s final of Super Rugby Australia with a try four minutes into stoppage time, ending a season in which the teams met three times and couldn’t be separated by more than three points.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies meet Friday in a contest between the only unbeaten teams after four rounds of Super Rugby Pacific, extending a rivalry which has become one of the strongest among Australian teams.