Sport

Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Sport

Sharapova enjoys winning return to Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a winning return to the Australian Open as she wore down Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1 6-4 on Tuesday to take her place in the second round.

Sport

Tennis: Prize money row rumbling behind scenes at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is leading calls for players to be given a greater share of the sport's revenues and have their own union independent of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), a report in the

Sport

Tennis: Raonic slumps to early exit at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number three Milos Raonic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open first round by Lukas Lacko on Tuesday, the Canadian's earliest grand slam exit since the 2011 French Open.

Football

Millwall eyeing deal to bring legend Tim Cahill back as Australian star eyes regular game time ahead of World Cup

MILLWALL are looking at bringing back Tim Cahill to The Den, according to reports. The former Lion is on the hunt for a club after leaving Melbourne City last month and has been looking at a move to England or Turkey. And the Daily Mail report that Aus

Sport

Djokovic in action on day of returns in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic is finally back in action on day two of the Australian Open on Tuesday, returning to the venue of his greatest grand slam success, hoping his elbow will hold up after keeping him on the sidelines for six months.

Sport

Kyrgios eases to quickfire victory in Melbourne opener

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.

Sport

Lukewarm reception would not faze Sharapova - Wilander

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova will not care less what reception she receives when she plays her first Australian Open match since completing a doping ban on Tuesday, according to three-times Melbourne winner Mats Wilander.

Sport

Shapovalov dazzles on Melbourne debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Denis Shapovalov dazzled in pink as he claimed a debut victory over Greek newcomer Stefanos Tsitsipas in a battle of the teenagers at the Australian Open on Monday.

Tennis

Australian Open: day one – in pictures

The first day from Melbourne Park as Venus Williams is defeated in the women’s draw and Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios headline the evening session in the men’s draw Continue reading...

Sport

Highlights of Australian Open day one

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of Monday's opening day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year:

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Record-breaking Jason Roy guides England to first win in Australia

The Surrey batsman hits a brilliant 180 as England claim seven-wicket win in first ODI in Melbourne.

World

Shocking moment man launches frenzied knife attack on strangers just hours after attacking mother and burning down house

Damen Stephens was seen to pull a 30cm blade outside a wine bar following a "minor disagreement" in the men's toilets of a bar in Melbourne in Australia

Tennis

Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer plays tennis with Spider-Man… while Milos Raonic practices with Thor in Melbourne

ROGER FEDERER vs Spider-Man and Milos Raonic vs Thor? Just another day in Australia… Some of tennis’ top stars have been warming-up for their Australian Open campaign, taking part in “Kids Day” in Melbourne alongside some of the b

Sport

Tennis: Brand-less, slam-less Halep looks for more in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Simona Halep enters the Australian Open with the world number one ranking and a familiar set of doubts over her ability to win a grand slam.

Sport

Billie Jean King: 'Rename Australian Open Court'

Billie Jean King has called for the Australian Open's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed due to the 11-time Melbourne Park champion's views on homosexuality.

Sport

Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It might be argued that 36-year-old fathers of four have no business winning grand slam titles but try telling that to Roger Federer as the evergreen Swiss bids to claim a record-equalling sixth Australian Open crown in two weeks' ti

Tennis

Heather Watson loses to defending champion Elise Mertens in Hobart International semi-final

Watson lost 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 and now heads to Melbourne for the Australian Open first round

Tennis

Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena renamed

In Melbourne to celebrate 50th anniversary of her Australian Open victory, King says of Court ‘I don’t think it’s appropriate ... she’s gotten derogatory’American tennis legend Billie Jean King has called for the Margaret

Tennis

Rafael Nadal downs Dominic Thiem in surprise exhibition match

World No1 Nadal played Austria’s Thiem at Melbourne Park in preparation for the Australian OpenWorld No1 Rafael Nadal has tuned up for the Australian Open with an exhibition match win at Melbourne Park.The Spaniard took on Dominic Thiem in a surpri

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Daily Mail article to blame for African 'gang flare-up' say police

News site claims African youths spat on officers as they arrested teenager in Melbourne but police chief blames press photographer for provocation.

Australia

How my holiday was tarnished by trolling and saved by spam | Brigid Delaney's diary

One tweet about about race-based moral panic sent the trolls into overdrive. But it was a message about a video of me that really sent me into a spinIt started last week with a tweet about the Apex “gang”.Hmm, I’ve seen this before, I t

Australia

Labor MP Michael Danby used taxpayer money for trips to Queensland with wife

Three trips involved no parliamentary business and Danby puts use of public funds down to ‘administrative errors’Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has once again been caught up in in controversy, this time for using taxpayer dollars to fund trip

Sport

Chung in Asian spotlight after Nishikori absence at Melbourne Park

(Reuters) - The absence of Japan's Kei Nishikori from this year's Australian Open has turned the spotlight on Chung Hyeon as Asia waits for its first men's grand slam singles champion.

Sport

Australia impatient for home champion at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For a tournament branded the "happy slam" by Roger Federer, the Australian Open has given little cheer to home players.

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