Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was...
SYDNEY (AP) — England captain Sam Burgess has been handed the same role at his South Sydney team in the National Rugby League.
Souths coach Wayne Bennett, who also coaches the England...
A day after retiring from a storied career in rugby league on the field, Greg Inglis started one Tuesday on the sidelines as an assistant coach.
Folau says he will quit rugby if it is “God’s will”
SYDNEY (AP) — Coach Michael Cheika said on Monday he would not have been able to select fullback Israel Folau for the Wallabies after his latest "disrespectful" social media posts attacking gay...
Perth clinch 1st place in A-League with 2 rounds to go
SYDNEY (AP) — Perth ended a 15-year trophy drought when it beat Newcastle 1-0 Sunday to win the Premier's Plate as the first-placed team after the regular season in Australian football's...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police on Sunday charged a man extradited from the United States with murder in the death of a Thai national, whose body was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney...
Record-breaking mare Winx wins final race in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — Seven-year-old mare Winx won her third consecutive Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday to finish her illustrious career with a 33rd straight win, a record 25th Group One...
SYDNEY (AP) — Israel Folau is still likely to have his Australian national team contract terminated after meeting with the country's top rugby officials about his anti-gay post on social...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia said on Friday it would oppose the death penalty for Julian Assange if he's extradited to the United States, as protesters in Sydney called for his release and Australia's...
Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed Wall Street day
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. China's main index was up 1...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trio of Brazilian forwards scored decisive goals in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
Talisca got the first two for Guangzhou Evergrande in a 4-0 win over...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified an American suspect in the killing of a Thai national whose battered body was found bound, gagged and wrapped in plastic on the side of a road in a...
SYDNEY (AP) — Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked.
SYDNEY (AP) — Seven-year-old mare Winx will start from barrier 9 in the 2,000-meter Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick as she attempts to finish her career with her 33rd consecutive win, a record...
Former Wallaby Lloyd McDermott dies at 79
SYDNEY (AP) — Lloyd McDermott, who played two tests for the Wallabies before sensationally refusing to tour apartheid-era South Africa, has died at his Sydney home on Saturday. He was...
Australia works to repatriate terrorist’s 3 children
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Friday his government was working with international aid workers to repatriate three orphaned Australian children of a convicted...
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — More than 10,000 people attended a National Rugby League match between Manly and the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday in the first major sports event which...
SYDNEY (AP) — Three boisterous 10-week-old rare Sumatran tiger cubs have play-wrestled and explored their jungle habitat in their first public appearance at a Sydney zoo.
Sydney zoo introduces rare tiger cubs
Smith, Warner to return to uncertain welcome
SYDNEY (AP) — Steve Smith and David Warner on Friday ended their 12-month ban for their role in Australian cricket's ball-tampering scandal.
But how soon and how warmly they will be welcomed...
Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17
SYDNEY (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia confirmed Wednesday that three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines...
Asian stocks rebound after slide on growth worries
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 1.8 percent to 21,362.60 and...
Crusaders lose their first game since mosque shootings
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Queensland Reds beat the ACT Brumbies 36-14 Sunday to cap a round of upsets in Super Rugby in which the Crusaders lost for the first time this season and the Chiefs...
Crusaders face identity issues after mosque shooting
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — With their very identity still in doubt, the defending champion Crusaders on Saturday will resume a Super Rugby season interrupted by unimaginable tragedy.
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Australia to play Samoa ahead of Rugby World Cup
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia will play a test match against Samoa in western Sydney on Sept. 7 just ahead of the team's departure for Japan and the Rugby World Cup.
SYDNEY (AP) — Canberra prevented an opponent from scoring a point for the first time in six years by beating the Gold Coast Titans 21-0 Sunday in the opening round of Australia's National Rugby...
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to...
SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby Australia has denied a report claiming the Wallabies were investigated for match-fixing after they lost a test they had been favored to win.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors signed Andrew Bogut, who is expected to rejoin the team next week and add depth heading into the playoffs.
Cup of Nations: Australia beats NZ, SKorea thumps Argentina
SYDNEY (AP) — Forward Emily Gielnik scored a minute before halftime and substitute Hayley Raso clinched the match for Australia in the 75th as the Matildas beat New Zealand 2-0 in Cup of Nations...
Rugby league player facing sexual assault charges suspended
SYDNEY (AP) — The National Rugby League has instituted a new policy to deal with players charged with criminal offenses, and St. George Illawarra forward Jack de Belin was immediately suspended...
Asian stocks mostly higher after Trump tariff extension
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump said he would postpone a March 1 deadline for a U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports following weekend talks on a...
Emanuel says Sydney is Chicago’s newest sister city
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has a new sister city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney, Australia, say they've signed a new sister city agreement.
Asian stocks change little ahead of more US-China talks
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.
Suspect in Pinochet-era crimes in Sydney extradition hearing
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship appeared in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition...
Australia wins opening Sydney SailGP races over Japan
SYDNEY (AP) — Tom Slingsby and his Australia high-speed catamaran won the opening Sydney SailGP event, finishing first in four of the five fleet races and then winning the championship match race over Japan on Saturday.
Starting the second day a point behind the Japan boat skippered by Slingsby's fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist Nathan Outteridge, Australia won Saturday's two fleet races.
Japan, Australia dominate 1st day of SailGP in Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge dominated the opening day of the inaugural SailGP races for their respective teams in light winds on Sydney Harbour.
Skippered by 2012 Olympic Laser champion Slingsby, Australia finished fourth out of six in the first race on Friday before winning the last two. Japan, skippered by Outteridge, won the opening race and also recorded two second placings to take the lead after the first day.
High-tech SailGP series hits the water on Sydney Harbour
SYDNEY (AP) — Boats skippered by Australian Olympic gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby are among the favorites in the inaugural SailGP races starting on Sydney Harbour on Friday.
A fleet of six super-charged F50 catamarans capable of reaching speeds up to 90 kilometers per hour (55 mph) will represent different nations in the two-day, six- race event, with Slingsby leading the Australian boat and Outteridge the Japanese entry.
Israel Folau signs new 4-year deal with Rugby Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — Fullback Israel Folau has extended his Wallabies and New South Wales Waratahs contract with a deal that will keep him in rugby union in Australia until 2022.
Having switched to union from rugby league in 2013, Folau already has the fourth-most tries in Wallabies test history with a scoring rate of just over one try in every two test games he has played.
Australia ends residency of high-profile Chinese businessman
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has canceled the residency of a wealthy Chinese property developer and political donor, but the foreign minister said on Wednesday she did not expect Beijing to protest.
Australian officials denied Sydney resident Huang Xiangmo a passport, rejecting his application to become an Australian citizen and canceling his permanent residency, leaving him stranded in Beijing, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers reported.
America’s Cup helmsman Canfield joins US SailGP Team
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In an interesting crossover, Taylor Canfield of the America's Cup challenger Stars & Stripes Team USA has joined the U.S. team in the fledgling SailGP league just two weeks before the inaugural regatta in Sydney, Australia.
The U.S. SailGP team announced the addition of Canfield as flight controller-tactician a day after launching its 50-foot foiling catamaran on Sydney Harbor.
The opening regatta in the six-country league is Feb. 15-16.
NZ beats US 21-5 in Sydney Sevens final
SYDNEY (AP) — New Zealand moved into a tie for first place in the sevens rugby world series after beating the United States 21-5 in the Sydney Sevens final on Sunday.
New Zealand and Fiji have shared victories in the first four legs of the series, but the Kiwis are tied on points at the top with the U.S., which has reached all four finals.
Vilimoni Koroi set up Regan Ware for the opening try by New Zealand, and Ware helped Sam Dickson score the second to lead 14-0 at halftime.
Healy makes 9 3-pointers, leads Albany over Binghamton 64-50
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Healy matched a program-record with nine 3-pointers, and had career highs with 31 points and 10 rebounds as Albany beat Binghamton 64-50 on Saturday night.
The Great Danes opened on a 19-0 run and never trailed. Binghamton pulled within three points in the first half, and 49-43 with about seven minutes left.
Fiji and US into quarterfinals of men’s Sydney Sevens rugby
SYDNEY (AP) — Series co-leaders Fiji and the United States are into the men's quarterfinals of the Sydney Sevens on the IRB world series.
In the last pool match on Saturday, Fiji beat Pacific Island rivals Samoa 22-12 to advance to the final eight and a quarterfinal Sunday against Australia. Fiji won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Australia won the Sydney title last year.
Australian rallies call for Thais to free Bahraini refugee
SYDNEY (AP) — Scores of demonstrators rallied in Australia's two largest cities on Friday to demand that Thailand release a detained Bahraini soccer player who has refugee status in Australia.
The demonstrations outside the Sydney Opera House and in Melbourne's Federation Square opposed Hakeem al-Araibi's potential extradition to Bahrain.