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Racing days over for ailing Ian Thorpe—manager

In this Nov. 5, 2011 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia speaks during a press conference after Thorpe didn't qualify for the men's 100-meter butterfly event of the Swimming World Cup in Singapore. The agent for five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. AP

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

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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 »

Olympics: Australia bans athletes from Sochi city over security fears

A view of the building for the Australian team in the Mountain Village, where athletes will be placed during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Australia has banned its athletes from traveling into the city center of Sochi due to security concerns, its Olympic Committee said on Sunday.  AP

Australia has banned its athletes who are taking part in the Winter Olympics in Russia from traveling into the city center of Sochi due to security concerns, its Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

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

New Zealand, Austrialia squads top faves in Shakey’s volley

Two crack teams from New Zealand and Australia test the mettle of the country’s top girls squads as they vie in the Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League Tournament of Champions starting Monday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section,Volleyball | Read More »

Kvitova loses in Sydney semis; Del Potro advances

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. AP FILE PHOTO

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova suffered an upset 6-4, 6-3 loss to Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the semifinals of the Sydney International on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Hewitt beats Federer in Brisbane final

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a shot in men's final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. AP

Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt stunned top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Brisbane International in three sets on Sunday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Water-ski world champ dies after Australia race fall

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A world champion water-skier has died after a high-speed fall during a race near Sydney, Australian ski officials said on Tuesday.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: Fil-Aussie Jason Day wins World Cup at Royal Melbourne

Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after winning the World Cup of Golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. AP

Jason Day made an emotional return to golf at the World Cup to win his first tournament in more than three years on Sunday at Royal Melbourne.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Former Australian Olympic star on drug charges

Australian Nathan Baggaley. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former world champion kayaker Nathan Baggaley, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, appeared in court Monday accused of being part of a syndicate manufacturing and supplying amphetamines.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Australian Open boosts prize money to record level

Australian Open tennis championship defending women's singles champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, right, and men's singles defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia. AP FILE PHOTO

Australian Open organizers on Wednesday boosted prize money for the 2014 Grand Slam to Aus$33 million (US$31 million) and said they expected all of the world’s top 100 men and women to play.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Serena Williams confirms for Brisbane International

Serena Williams  AP FILE PHOTO

World tennis number one Serena Williams will begin her campaign for an 18th Grand Slam title by warming up for the 2014 Australian Open at the Brisbane International, she announced Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Australian No 1. Tomic survives early scare in China Open

Australia's Bernard Tomic . AFP

Bernard Tomic made it through to the second round of the China Open Monday, claiming victory over homegrown star Zhang Ze after the wildcard gave him an early scare.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Tennis | Read More »

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