Ash Barty beats No. 1 Simona Halep in Romanian’s tour return

Tennis 01/09/19, 02:39

Ashleigh Barty broke Simona Halep's serve in the final game to beat the No. 1-ranked Halep 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Sydney International.It was Halep's first match since October after a lengthy layoff due to a herniated disc in her back. Halep won last year's French ...

Australia police examining suspicious packages at consulates

World 01/08/19, 23:42

Several foreign consulates in Melbourne were evacuated Wednesday as Australian officials noted they were responding to multiple "hazardous material" events in the city.The Australian Federal Police said that police and emergency services were examining suspicious packages delivered to the foreign consulates."The circumstances surrounding these incidents are being investigated," the police ...

India to rest paceman Bumrah for ODI series in Australia

Sports 01/08/19, 01:33

Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the limited-overs international series in Australia and the tour of New Zealand after playing a starring role in India's first ever test series triumph Down Under.Bumrah took a series-leading 21 wickets at an average of 17 in India's 2-1 series win, which ...

India breaks through for first test series win in Australia

Sports 01/07/19, 01:28

Virat Kohli has achieved what no previous India captain could do - win a test cricket series in Australia.After 71 years of trying, India wrapped up its breakthrough series win in Australia with a draw in the fourth and final test at a damp Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday to ...

Rain hampers India’s push for win in 4th test at SCG

Sports 01/06/19, 20:36

India's hopes of its first win at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 41 years were dampened by persistent rain which prevented any play up to lunch on the final day of the fourth test on Monday.With a breakthrough test series victory in Australia now a mere formality, India is seeking ...

No. 1 Simona Halep back in action at Sydney International

Tennis 01/05/19, 21:49

No. 1-ranked Simona Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed.It will be the first time Halep has played since the French Open champion ended her season in October due to a herniated disc in her back.And while the ...

Rain halts start of play on 4th day, 4th test at SCG

Sports 01/05/19, 20:38

Rain prevented any play on the fourth morning of the fourth and final test at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday in a match in which the series result has all but been decided.With only five sessions remaining, Australia is 236-6 in its first innings chasing India's mammoth 622-7 declared which ...

Australia 122-1 at lunch, day 3 of 4th test

Sports 01/04/19, 20:47

Marcus Harris closed in on the first century by an Australian in this series and led the hosts to 122-1 at lunch in its long chase of India's mammoth first-innings total of 622 on day three of the fourth and final test on Saturday.Harris, in his fourth test, scored at ...

Pujara’s 150 lifts India to 389-5 in 4th test vs Australia

Sports 01/03/19, 20:42

Chesteshwar Pujara's master-class of Australian conditions continued as he reached his highest score outside India and lifted the tourists into a dominant position of 389-5 at lunch on day two of the fourth and final test against Australia on Friday.At the interval, Pujara was 181 not out with Rishabh Pant ...

India wins toss and bats 1st in 4th test against Australia

Sports 01/02/19, 18:26

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the fourth and final test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.India, which has never won a test series in Australia, made two changes to the team that won by 137 runs in Melbourne's third ...

A far cry from animosity: Pant left holding the Paines’ baby

Sports 01/02/19, 03:16

It turns out, they were just kidding.Some light has been shed on the on-field banter between rival wicketkeepers with an Instagram post by the wife of Australia captain Tim Paine praising India's young gloveman Rishabh Pant as the "Best babysitter."Bonnie Paine's post, and photo of Pant holding the baby, Charlie ...

Uncertainty over Ashwin as India bids for test series win

Sports 01/02/19, 01:57

There's no doubt ahead of the series finale about Virat Kohli's squad taking the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back to India.There's plenty of uncertainty, though, about Ravi Ashwin's involvement at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and what influence that could have on India's main goal of the tour Down Under: to win a ...

Rohit Sharma out of 4th test

Sports 12/31/18, 03:33

India batsman Rohit Sharma will not play in the fourth test against Australia, starting on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, instead returning home after the birth of his first child.Sharma left Melbourne shortly after India's 137-run victory in the third test, where the middle-order batsman made 63 not out ...

India closes out 137-run over Australia in 3rd test at MCG

Sports 12/29/18, 21:39

India's bowlers needed only 4.3 overs Sunday to claim a 137-run victory over Australia on the fifth day of the third cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.World No. 1-ranked India has taken a 2-1 lead in the four-match series and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Virat Kohli is aiming to ...

Japan falls, other Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rally

World 12/28/18, 00:44

Most Asian stock markets gained while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 percent to 2,943.37 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 percent to 20,043.25. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.4 percent to 25,582.53 and Seoul's ...

Finch says no issue with banned trio’s return to cricket

Sports 12/28/18, 00:31

Australia's opening batsman Aaron Finch says he will welcome banned cricketers Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner back to the team with "open arms."The three players were suspended by Cricket Australia for their roles in the ball-tampering incident during Australia's test match against South Africa in Cape Town in ...

American boat Privateer a top prospect in Sydney-Hobart

New York 12/23/18, 21:30

One of the top prospects among 11 international entries in this year's Sydney to Hobart race is the New York Yacht Club's Privateer, which finished second in the Fastnet race in 2017.The Cookson 50, built in New Zealand and racing for 12 years, is owned by Ron O'Hanley."This is a ...

Asian stocks sink for 2nd day after Wall Street slide

Business 12/21/18, 01:34

Asian stocks fell further Friday after Wall Street slid on recession fears, putting markets in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney on track to end 2018 down more than 10 percent.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.6 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.2 percent. The Chinese market is 2018's worst performer, ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World 12/15/18, 04:08

Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine's capital only after a ...

Woods holds talks over 2019 pre-Presidents Cup schedule

Golf 12/05/18, 17:34

U.S. captain Tiger Woods will have discussions with golf officials in Melbourne on how to best prepare his team for the 2019 Presidents Cup next December at Royal Melbourne.The U.S. team captain, in Melbourne for a promotional visit, said the talks Thursday would focus on the options of the Americans ...

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