Australia takes 2-0 Davis Cup lead over Bosnia-Herzegovina
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — John Millman and Alex de Minaur gave Australia a 2-0 lead over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Davis Cup qualifying on Friday.
Millman defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-3 6-2 in the opening singles match at Adelaide's Memorial Drive and De Minaur followed with a 6-3 7-6 (0) victory against Mirza Basic.
Play concludes Saturday with a doubles match and reverse singles.
Sister of Australia forward Awer Mabil dies in car accident
SYDNEY (AP) — Football Federation Australia said Saturday that the sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil had died in a car accident in Adelaide, South Australia.
Local media said 19-year-old Bor Mabil was killed when the car she was travelling in hit a fence. The driver of the vehicle has been charged by police with dangerous driving.
Australian city Adelaide sets new national heat record
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Adelaide sweltered through the highest temperature ever recorded by a major Australian city on Thursday, peaking at a searing 46.6 degrees Celsius (115.9 degrees Fahrenheit) as the drought-parched nation heads toward potentially the hottest January on record.
The South Australia state capital city of 1.3 million people beat its previous 80-year-old record of 46.1 C (115 F) set on Jan. 12, 1939, and records tumbled in smaller towns across the state.
India beats Australia by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI, ties series
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Virat Kohli made 104 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni an unbeaten 55 from 54 balls as captains past and present guided India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day cricket international on Tuesday, leveling the three-match series at 1-1.
Kohli posted his 39th ODI century, his 24th in a second innings and his sixth against Australia, to lead a perfectly measured run chase which saw India surpass Australia's total of 298-9 with four balls to spare.
Viviania wins 1st stage of Tour Down Under
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Italy's Elia Viviani slipped through a tiny gap near the finish line to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday as riders faced the dual challenge of extreme heat and strong winds.
Viviani was tucked back in the peloton, behind triple world champion Peter Sagan, as riders raced towards the finish of the 129-kilometer stage at Port Adelaide.
Australia wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI against India
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat Tuesday in the second limited-overs cricket international against India.
Though a day-nighter, the match is likely to be played in extreme heat.
Australia retained the same lineup that won the first match by 34 runs to take a lead in the three-match series.
India selected fast bowler Mohammed Siraj to make his one-day international debut. The right-armer has previously played three Twenty20 internationals.
Tour Down Under stages trimmed because of heat, wind
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The first two stages of the Tour Down Under cycle race, the opening event of the 2019 professional World Tour, have been shortened after forecasters warned of extreme heat and high winds in South Australia.
The Tour, which has attracted the world's top professional teams and riders, including three-time world champion Peter Sagan, begins Tuesday with the first of six stages in the hilly, wine-growing regions around the city of Adelaide.
Caleb Ewan wins Down Under Classic
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australian star Caleb Ewan avoided a crash on the final lap to win the Down Under Classic on Sunday, the criterium prelude to the Tour Down Under which is the first race of the year on cycling's World Tour.
Ewan, who won the full Tour Down Under last year, crossed the finish line in downtown Adelaide just over a bike length ahead of three-time world champion Peter Sagan after 30 laps of a 1.7km circuit.
Sagan won the 50km criterium in 2018 while Ewen was third.
Adelaide edges Newcastle 2-1 in Australia’s A-League
SYDNEY (AP) — Craig Goodwin scored from a penalty kick in injury time to give Adelaide United a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the A-League on Sunday.
Nikola Mileusnic put Adelaide in front in the 38th minute. Roy O'Donovan leveled for the Jets in the 75th.
Wanderers’ Bonevacia alleges racist abuse from Adelaide fans
SYDNEY (AP) — Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Roly Bonevacia has alleged Adelaide United fans made racist comments to him during an A-League match played at Adelaide on Boxing Day.
The Dutch midfielder said on his social media account after the match, which finished 2-2, that he had heard racial slurs.
"Next time keep the racist comments to yourself @AdelaideUnited fans!!" Bonevacia wrote on Twitter. "Don't ruin the game! #sayno."
India gets its 1st test match win in Australia since 2008
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Rishabh Pant equaled a world record as top-ranked India held off a beleaguered Australia lineup by 31 runs on Monday to secure its first test match victory Down Under since 2008.
India dismissed Australia for 291 with two balls remaining in an extended penultimate session on day five to win an engrossing, low-scoring contest.
Pant gets a share of test record for most catches in a match
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Rishabh Pant had a world record in his grasp as he helped India to a drought-breaking win in Australia, but he had to settle for a share of it.
The 21-year-old Pant equaled the test record for wicketkeepers with 11 catches in India's 31-run victory at the Adelaide Oval on Monday, gloving six in Australia's first innings and five in the second to join former England 'keeper Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers.
India 6 wickets from breakthrough win
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — India needs six wickets to end a 15-year drought at the Adelaide Oval, with Australia's daunting chase in ruins at stumps on day four in the first cricket test.
Set 323 runs to win, Australia was 104 for 4 at the close on Sunday with Shaun Marsh unbeaten on 31 and Travis Head 11.
Star Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been the main threat, targeting footmarks to trouble Australia's inexperienced batting order. Ashwin and quick Mohammed Shami have two wickets apiece.
India in strong position after 3 days of 1st test
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — First-innings century maker Cheteshwar Pujara again blunted Australia's attack to put India in a strong position after a rain-interrupted third day of the first test on Saturday.
India reached stumps at 151 for three in its second innings, an overall lead of 166 runs. Pujara was 40 not out and Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on one run.
Travis Head to the rescue for Australia in 1st test vs India
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head rescued Australia with a half-century on the second day of the first test after India's disciplined bowling attack had threatened to take control Friday.
In reply to India's first innings of 250, Australia reached stumps at 191 for seven, with Head 61 not out and Mitchell Starc unbeaten on 8. Head shared a valuable 50-run seventh-wicket partnership with Pat Cummins.
Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeal court on Thursday overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse.
India 250-9 after Pujara’s 123 on 1st day vs Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia's bowling attack and overcame stifling conditions at the Adelaide Oval with a century on the opening day of the first test on Thursday.
India was in danger of being bowled out cheaply after reckless batting in the opening two sessions, but Pujara scored 123 runs as India reached stumps at 250 for 9.
Never a dull moment: Australia-India test series set to go
One team has one of its star players sidelined with an ankle injury, and he'll miss the first test beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. The other has had upsetting publicity it could never have imagined with the brother of one of its opening batsmen charged with a terrorism-related offense.
An Australia-India test series never seems to disappoint cricket fans looking for as much news off the field as on.
Pujara backs Ashwin to succeed in Australian conditions
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says star spinner Ravi Ashwin has made changes he believes will help him finally enjoy success in Australia in the four-test series starting in Adelaide on Thursday.
Speaking at a news conference Monday as India's players surprised observers by taking a rest day three days out from the start of the first test, Pujara said Ashwin had been working hard to conquer his record of under-performance in Australian conditions.
Prithvi Shaw ankle injury a blow to India ahead of 1st test
SYDNEY (AP) — India sustained a significant setback ahead of the first cricket test against Australia when young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw was ruled out with a left ankle injury Friday on the third day of a tour match against the Cricket Australia XI.
The 19-year-old Shaw sustained serious ligament damage while attempting a catch on the boundary and, after scans at hospital, was declared unable to play in the first test of the four-test series which begins at Adelaide next Thursday.
Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury
SYDNEY (AP) — Teenage star Prithvi Shaw will miss the first test against Australia after sustaining a serious ankle injury while fielding for India against a Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Shaw was in pain and immediately grabbed his lower left leg after attempting to take a catch on the boundary. The 19-year-old was assisted off the ground by two India officials and later taken to hospital for treatment.
Five India players score half-centuries in tour match
SYDNEY (AP) — Five players scored half-centuries for India as the tourists finally got their scheduled four-day match under way Thursday after rain washed out play on the first day.
India made 358 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while a Cricket Australia XI was 24 without loss in reply late Thursday.
Prithvi Shaw top-scored for India with 66 while captain Virat Kohli added 64.
2019 Davis Cup: Adelaide to host first-round match
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia will play Bosnia and Herzegovina on hard courts at Memorial Drive in Adelaide in the first round of next year's revamped Davis Cup competition on Feb. 1-2.
The two teams will meet for the first time when they play for one of 12 spots in the finals. The winners will join Croatia, France, United States, Spain and wild cards Argentina and Britain in the 18-team event from Nov. 18-24 next year in Madrid.
Perth Glory move into 1st place in Australia’s A-League
SYDNEY (AP) — Perth strikers Andy Keogh and Chris Ikonomidis scored in a 2-0 away win against Adelaide United to move the Glory into first place in the A-League.
Both scored tap-ins Sunday to extend Perth's unbeaten start to the season to three wins and a draw.
Little Rock joins global partnership to reduce homelessness
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock officials announced earlier this month that they will try to reduce street homelessness by 25 percent in Ward 1 by 2020, the first step in a partnership with a group that is striving to end street homelessness in 150 cities across the world by 2030.
Australia ends 7-match ODI losing streak with 7-run win
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia ended a seven-match losing streak in one-day internationals with a seven-run win over South Africa at the Adelaide Oval on Friday to even the three-match series.
After Australia was all out for 231 after being sent in to bat, the home side restricted South Africa to 224 for nine, with Marcus Stoinis taking 3 for 35.
Alex Carey top-scored with 47 from 72 balls for Australia, Chris Lynn added 44 from 44 deliveries, and captain Aaron Finch 41 from 63 balls.
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Australian cricket dramas no joy for Proteas’ du Plessis
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says he takes no pleasure from the continuing turmoil in Australian cricket but is happy to take advantage of the situation while he can.
South Africa won the first one-day international by six wickets in Perth last weekend, Australia's seventh consecutive loss in the 50-over format. The teams play the second of three matches on Friday in Adelaide, with the third ODI set for the Gold Coast in Queensland state on Sunday.
Australian prosecutors want tougher sentence for archbishop
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian prosecutors said on Thursday they will appeal for a tougher sentence for the most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse.
Adelaide coach Kurz questions Bolt’s A-League attempt
SYDNEY (AP) — Germany-born Marco Kurz has become the first coach in Australia's A-League to openly question the wisdom of offering a trial to eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt.
Adelaide United coach Kurz, who previously coached FC Kaiserslautern and Fortuna Dusseldorf, said Bolt's trial with the Central Coast Mariners may come at the expense of young Australian players.
Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called on Pope Francis to fire an Australian archbishop who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse said Wednesday that he would appeal the verdict and resist public pressure to resign as archbishop of an Australian city.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson said he would only offer his resignation to Pope Francis if his appeal fails in the New South Wales state District Court.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.
Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone ordered Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve at least 6 months before he is eligible for parole.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — British defense company BAE Systems has won a 35 billion Australian dollar ($26 billion) contract to build Australia's new fleet of nine navy frigates, the government said on Friday.
The company's Type 26 Global Combat Ship will be the design for the frigate program to replace the eight aging Anzac-class frigates, which have been in service since 1996.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Lwal Dung was born in South Sudan. He played high school basketball in Adelaide, South Australia. He spent his freshman year of college basketball at Tallahassee County (Florida) Community College and his sophomore year at Neosho County (Kansas) Community College.
Now, he hopes to have found a home in Wyoming. Dung became the final member of Wyoming's 2018 recruiting class when he signed with the Cowboys earlier this month.
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated.
Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone said he would sentence Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson on July 3.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest.
The Vatican said Sunday that Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, an Adelaide native, will serve as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide archdiocese.
Two weeks ago, Archbishop Philip Wilson became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. He faces a possible two-year prison term.
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson in Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, following a magistrate-only trial.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia has dropped plans to stage a day-night test against India at Adelaide in December after the tourists rejected the pink ball format.
Australian officials say the Dec. 6-10 series-opener will be played in the traditional format after "we received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed day-night test in Adelaide this summer."
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia is pushing ahead with a series-opening test against India at the Adelaide Oval in the hope of securing agreement on a day-night format.
Australia’s A-League: Melbourne sides into semifinals
SYDNEY (AP) — Both Melbourne teams in Australia's A-League have advanced to the semifinals.
On Sunday, the Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide 2-1 to advance to a semifinal against Sydney FC in Sydney. Kosovo international Besart Berisha scored the winner for the Victory on an overhead kick in the 89th minute.
Berisha leapt into the air, despite Jordan Elsey's close attention, to score the winner from Kosta Barbarouses' cross.
SYDNEY (AP) — The final piece of the playoffs puzzle in Australian football's A-League clicked into place Sunday when Adelaide United beat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-2 to ensure Brisbane edged the Wanderers for sixth place.
Earlier in the 27th and last regular season round Brisbane beat Perth 3-2 to tighten its grip on sixth place and the last spot in the playoffs.
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A Roman Catholic archbishop on Wednesday denied under oath in an Australian court that two former altar boys ever told him that they had been sexually abused by a priest.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson is the most senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up for pedophile priest.
British sailor presumed lost at sea in Volvo Ocean Race
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race is presumed lost at sea after going overboard in the harsh, remote Southern Ocean some 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn.
John Fisher, a native of Britain who lived in Adelaide, Australia, went overboard from Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag's 65-foot sloop in rough conditions Monday.
Sydney FC beat Western Sydney 3-1 in A-League derby
SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney FC rallied from a goal down to beat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 Sunday and to re-establish an imperious 11-point lead atop Australian football's A-League.
Western Sydney took the lead after nine minutes with a goal to Oriol Riera. Sydney equalized just before halftime through Poland's Adrian Mierzejewski who put the defending champions ahead with his second 10 minutes into the second half.
Victory leapfrog Adelaide into 4th place in A-League
SYDNEY (AP) — Melbourne Victory beat 10-man Adelaide United 3-0 to leapfrog Adelaide into fourth place in the A-League.
Adelaide's newest signing, Dzengis Cavusevic of Slovenia, lasted nine minutes after being introduced as a halftime sub before being sent off by referee Alex King for slapping Melbourne's Rhys Williams.
Jin Young Ko takes 1st-round lead at Women’s Australian Open
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jin Young Ko made six birdies on the back nine in her LPGA Tour debut to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Women's Australian Open on Thursday.
Ko, playing in one of the final afternoon groups at Kooyanga, carded a 7-under-par 65 to move past second-place Jiyai Shin, a fellow South Korean.
Asked about her goals for the week, Ko replied: "First one is make the cut, second one is enjoy."
England start 8-5 and lose 4th ODI to Australia by 3 wickets
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head just missed a century in guiding Australia to the brink of a three-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day cricket international at Adelaide Oval on Friday.
The result on Australia's national day almost became academic when England's top order collapsed spectacularly, losing its first five wickets for just eight runs.