SYDNEY (AP) — Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke will begin his full-time coaching career in Australia’s A-League after agreeing to a two-year deal to take charge of Macarthur FC.
Yorke, who was the first of the league’s so-called Marquee players when he joined Sydney FC in the inaugural season in 2005, will replace Ante Milicic at the young club in western Sydney.
The draw for the 2023 Women's World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be held on Oct. 22 in Auckland.
The draw, announced early Friday in New Zealand, will determine the groups for the preliminary stage of soccer's premier women's event, which will include an expanded field of 32 teams.
SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney Kings swept the best-of-five National Basketball League final for their first Australian title since 2005 by beating the Tasmania JackJumpers 97-88 on Wednesday.
Sydney outscored the JackJumpers 31-19 in the final quarter to win its fourth NBL championship.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower Tuesday as fears increased that U.S. rate hikes to fight inflation might stall economic growth.
Market benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney fell.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower Friday as fears spread that U.S. interest rate hikes to fight inflation might stall economic growth.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison Tuesday for the 1988 murder of an American who fell off a Sydney cliff that was known as a gay meeting place.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The JackJumpers have made it all the way to the finals series in their debut National Basketball League season.
After a season which started with six losses in their first eight games, the team from the island state of Tasmania secured a spot in the NBL finals against Sydney Kings with a come-from-behind semifinal series win over defending champion Melbourne United.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will meet in a mid-week Bledisloe Cup test for the first time in almost three decades when the Wallabies host the All Blacks on Sept. 15 in Melbourne.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New South Wales Waratahs produced the biggest shock of the season in Super Rugby Pacific Saturday when they beat the Crusaders 24-21 in Sydney. No-one saw it coming but the Waratahs themselves.
SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Chesterman has moved up from vice president to president after voting was held Saturday to replace departing Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates.
Chesterman defeated former Olympic swimmer Mark Stockwell 67-26 in the vote held during the AOC's annual general meeting.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Australian test batter Michael Slater had charges of domestic violence dismissed on mental health grounds in a Sydney local court on Wednesday.
Magistrate Ross Hudson ordered Slater to undergo a 12-month treatment plan under the care of a doctor.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Large crowds gathered in Australia on Monday to pay tribute to their war dead on Anzac Day largely free of pandemic restrictions for the first time since 2019.
Australia and New Zealand commemorate Anzac Day every April 25 — the date in 1915 when the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps landed in Turkey in an ill-fated campaign that was the soldiers’ first combat of World War I.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition leader said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday in the second week of a campaign ahead of the May 21 election.
SYDNEY (AP) — The United States and Australia will contest a Duel in the Pool competition in August, the first time the world swimming powers will have competed against each other in a match-race situation since 2007.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jack Newton, who lost to Tom Watson in a 1975 British Open playoff and tied for second behind Seve Ballesteros at the 1980 Masters before his professional golf career ended in a near-fatal aircraft propeller accident, has died.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for an aspiring Australian prime minister.
But despite his disadvantaged upbringing in public housing in Sydney, the man known since childhood as Albo has risen to the top of the center-left Australian Labor Party and is now only an election away from potentially realizing his ambition to lead the national government.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday as investors eyed the war in Ukraine and what the world's central banks might do to keep inflation in check.
Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai, while Sydney advanced.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after a Federal Reserve official's comments fueled expectations of more aggressive interest U.S. rate hikes and the White House announced more sanctions on Russia.
SYDNEY (AP) — A British family of five was caught in a landslide while walking in Australia's Blue Mountains, and the father and 9-year-old son died. The mother and a teenage son were critically injured.
LONDON (AP) — England will travel to Australia for a three-test rugby series in July, with Sydney Cricket Ground hosting the final match for its first international since 1986.
England last toured Australia in 2016, sweeping the three-test series in Eddie Jones's first year as coach to start an eight-match winning run against the Wallabies.
SYDNEY (AP) — World Rugby says Australia could become “the heart of the rugby universe” by hosting the men’s and women’s World Cups respectively in 2027 and 2029.
Australia already is expected to host the 2027 men’s tournament after principal rival the United States indicated it would re-focus its bid on the 2031 World Cup.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday as talks on ending Russia's war on Ukraine appeared to make progress.
Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced, while Tokyo declined.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Japan-based Simon Cron has signed a two-year deal to take over as head coach of the Western Force in Super Rugby Pacific after the 2022 season.
Cron will replace Tim Sampson, who has guided the Perth-based club since 2018 and led the Force back into the Super Rugby competition.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after Western governments promised new sanctions on Russia and President Vladimir Putin tried to prop up Moscow's sinking ruble by threatening to require Europe to use it to pay for gas exports.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan qualified for a seventh straight World Cup by beating Australia 2-0 Thursday and ended the Socceroos’ chances of automatic qualification.
The result in Sydney also qualified Saudi Arabia from Group B.
Stocks slipped Thursday in Asia following a retreat on Wall Street as crude oil prices rose sharply.
Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai were lower while Sydney edged higher. U.S. futures rose and U.S.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A growing list of injured players, another one denied a chance to play in a club-vs.-country dispute, and a head coach censured and fined by Football Australia for breaching COVID-19 isolation rules.
SYDNEY (AP) — Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold has been fined 25,000 Australian dollars ($18,500) for taking a walk on a Sydney beach while he was supposed to be self isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly gain in 16 months as investors watched efforts to negotiate an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Regional heavyweights Shanghai and Hong Kong gained.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia head coach Graham Arnold has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year as he was preparing to join the Socceroos camp for two must-win World Cup qualifying matches over the next two weeks.
SYDNEY (AP) — Uruguay-born striker Bruno Fornaroli was one of five uncapped players selected by coach Graham Arnold in his squad for Australia's must-win World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Saudi Arabia over the next two weeks.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices surged for a second day Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced its first interest rate hike since 2008 and China promised support for its real estate and internet industries.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rebounded Wednesday after Wall Street declined and Chinese inflation edged higher.
Already high oil prices rose further, adding more than $2 per barrel following President Joe Biden's ban on imports of Russian crude.
TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street logged its biggest drop in more than a year as markets were jolted by another surge in oil prices.
Benchmarks declined in Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai following a 3% tumble for the S&P 500.
France, Spain, the United States and Argentina eased into the Davis Cup Finals while Belgium scraped past host Finland 3-2 in the qualifiers on Saturday.
Australia came from behind to beat Hungary 3-2 in Sydney, as did Italy against Slovakia in Bratislava.
SYDNEY (AP) — Eight great moments in the career of Shane Warne, who died Friday at the age of 52, as compiled by the Australian Associated Press:
COLOMBO COMEBACK, 1992
Before the Mike Gatting “Ball of the Century” there was the miracle in Colombo that truly announced Warne on the world stage.
SYDNEY (AP) — Around 500,000 people in Sydney and its surrounding areas had by Thursday been told to evacuate or prepare to flee floodwaters as torrential rain lashed an extraordinarily long stretch of the Australian east coast.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Thursday and oil prices climbed higher after the head of the Federal Reserve said he supports a smaller rise in interest rates than some expected.
Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced even as Russian forces whose attack on Ukraine has roiled financial markets bombarded the country's second-largest city and besieged two ports.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia was fully open to vaccinated travelers after Western Australia on Thursday became the last state to lift border restrictions.
Western Australia, which covers one third of the nation’s land area, closed its borders to most international and interstate travelers in 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19.
SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney was preparing on Wednesday for dangerous flash flooding as population centers farther north began a massive cleanup operation after record floods that have claimed at least 14 lives along Australia’s east coast in recent days.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets slid Wednesday and oil prices surged more than $5 per barrel as Russian forces stepped up attacks on Ukrainian cities.
Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul declined as President Vladimir Putin's invasion fueled fears of global economic turmoil.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he tested positive for COVID-19 but will continue his official duties while isolating.
“I am experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be recovering over the next week,” Morrison said in a statement.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Australia vice-captain Steve Smith says he has fully recovered from a concussion last month and is looking forward to their first test cricket series in Pakistan since 1998.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged and oil prices surged to nearly $100 a barrel Thursday after President Vladimir Putin announced Russian military action in Ukraine.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions on Monday, bringing together families in tearful reunions after separations of two years or longer forced by some of the most draconian pandemic measures of any democracy in the world.
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks fell Friday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street as escalating worries over the possibility Russia may invade Ukraine rattled global financial markets.
Benchmarks were moderately lower in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, Seoul and Sydney.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after Federal Reserve policymakers indicated they are leaning toward more decisive action on inflation but set no firm targets.
SYDNEY (AP) — A swimmer on a Sydney beach in Australia died after being attacked Wednesday by what witnesses described as a 4 1/2-meter (15-foot) great white shark.
“This person had suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the attack and there was nothing paramedics could do when we arrived on scene,” New South Wales state Ambulance Inspector Lucky Phrachnanh said.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Australian National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne has had his sexual assault convictions quashed on appeal and has been ordered to stand trial for a third time.
Hayne, who also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, was last May sentenced to five years and nine months in prison, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months, after being found guilty at a retrial of two charges of sexual assault of a woman in 2018.