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Homophobia common in Australian sport—study

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

The first national study of homophobia in Australian sport released Wednesday suggests insults, jokes and discrimination based on sexuality is commonplace both on and off the field.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Thorpe’s gay revelations earn praise, support

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

Swimming giant Ian Thorpe received support and glowing praise Monday for revealing he is gay in a move advocates believe will help remove the stigma of homophobia in sport.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wimbledon: New star Kyrgios ready for spotlight

Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns during the men's singles quarterfinal match against Milos Raonic of Canada at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. AP

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios admits his life will never be the same again after his fairytale Wimbledon campaign.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Spain salvages pride with 3-0 win over Australia

Spain's Cesc Fabregas controls the ball next to Australia's James Troisi during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/MANU FERNANDEZ

Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in its last match at the tournament.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Asian sides head for winless World Cup

South Korea World Cup

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams are heading for their first World Cup blank in 24 years, with Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran all failing to muster a single victory in Brazil so far.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Chile beats Australia 3-1 in World Cup

Chile's Mauricio Isla (4) watches as Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the first half of the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday, scoring one goal and setting up another for one of the dangerous outsiders in the tournament.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Chile leads Australia 2-1 at halftime in World Cup

Chile's Alexis Sanchez (7) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the first half of the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Alexis Sanchez scored one goal and set up another to help Chile take a 2-1 lead at halftime of its opening Group B match against Australia in the World Cup on Friday.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

3-time F1 champion Jack Brabham dies at 88

Jack Brabham

Jack Brabham, the three-time Formula One champion who famously pushed his car to the finish line to claim his first season title, died Monday at his Gold Coast home. He was 88.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Aussie Both seizes PH Open lead by 2

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Marcus Both of Australia holed out from the left greenside bunker for birdie on the 18th to cap a 6-under-par 66 Friday and grab a two-stroke lead after 36 holes of the $300,000 ICTSI Philippine Open.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Golf,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Olympic great Thorpe out of hospital after battling infections

Ian Thorpe AP FILE PHOTO

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has left a Sydney hospital after battling serious infections for more than three weeks following shoulder surgery, his manager said Wednesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Racing days over for ailing Ian Thorpe—manager

Ian Thorpe AP FILE PHOTO

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was battling serious infections Wednesday in a Sydney hospital following shoulder surgery, his manager said, adding he would likely never swim competitively again.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Australian cricket player banned for penis image on pitch

AFP FILE PHOTO

An Australian cricketer was suspended Tuesday for a bizarre incident in which he scratched the image of a penis and testicles into the pitch.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympic great Ian Thorpe in rehab

Ian Thorpe AFP FILE PHOTO

The manager of Olympic swimming great Ian Thorpe says the five-time gold medalist is in rehab after being found disoriented on a Sydney street early Monday morning by police responding to a call from residents.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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