Australia News

  • Cricket-Australia diminished after Harris forced to call it quits

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) - It was a brief, late-life test career that always seemed to be a match-at-a-time proposition but paceman Ryan "Ryno" Harris made a crucial contribution to Australian cricket at a critical time. The cracked right tibia that ruled him out of the Ashes…

    Reuters
  • Tomic suspended from Davis Cup for Australia over comments

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bernard Tomic has been suspended from Australia's home Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan for his verbal attack on Tennis Australia officials, including Pat Rafter and chief executive Craig Tiley.

    Associated Press
  • Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

    The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week "Talisman Sabre" exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state…

    AFP
  • Rugby-One to 39, Highlanders success built on strong squad culture

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The Otago Highlanders were not supposed to win Super Rugby in 2015. Two years ago they finished 14th in the 15-team competition after winning just three games despite an aggressive recruitment strategy that brought All Blacks Tony Woodcock, Ma'a…

    Reuters
  • UPDATE 1-Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic scores

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia -11 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 69 69 61 Park Sung-Joon (Korea) 68 65 66 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 66 67 66 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 68 64 67 -10 Danny Lee (New Zealand)…

    Reuters
  • Eagles, Swans win on somber weekend in Aussie Rules

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sydney and West Coast maintained the pressure on first-place Fremantle on an Australian Football League weekend marked by emotional tributes to Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

    Associated Press
  • Rallying-Rally of Poland leg 2 classification

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Leg 2 Classification from the Rally of Poland on Saturday 1. Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen 2:12:23.200 2. Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) Volkswagen +00:05.600 3. Ott Taenak (Estonia) Ford 00:17.600 4. Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) Volkswagen 00:19.100 5. Hayden Paddon…

    Reuters
  • Adams suffers first shot put loss in almost five years

    Star New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams suffered her first loss in almost five years of competition as she made her comeback from double surgery at Saturday's Paris Diamond League meet. The double Olympic and four-time world champion's last outing was in the 2013 Brussels Diamond League, her…

    AFP
  • Australia won't miss me, says retiring Harris

    Ryan Harris backed Australia to mount a successful defence of the Ashes without him after announcing his retirement from all cricket just four days before the start of the first Test against England. For Harris, who took 113 wickets in 27 Tests after making his debut as a 30-year-old in 2010, it…

    AFP
  • Australia beat Essex as Harris retires

    Australia's fast bowlers warmed up for next week's first Test against England by seeing the tourists to a 169-run win over Essex in their final warm-up match on Saturday after Ryan Harris announced his retirement. Persistent knee trouble led 35-year-old paceman Harris, an initial selection for…

    AFP
  • Cricket-South Africa start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup

    (Corrects South Africa's World Cup semi-final opponents in para four) July 4 (Reuters) - South Africa begin their build-up to next year's Twenty20 World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-game series on Sunday. The fixture is the first of 12 Twenty20s the Proteas will…

    Reuters
  • Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.

    Associated Press
  • South Africa start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup

    (Reuters) - South Africa begin their build-up to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-game series on Sunday. The fixture is the first of 12 Twenty20s the Proteas will contest this season, culminating with the World Twenty20 tournament in India in…

    Reuters
  • Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris retires from cricket

    LONDON (AP) — Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has retired from all forms of cricket after being ruled out of the Ashes series against England with a knee injury.

    Associated Press
  • Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

    Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia's ongoing warm-up match against…

    Reuters
  • Cowboys beat Dragons in Australia's National Rugby League

    SYDNEY (AP) — The North Queensland Cowboys rebounded from last week's first loss in 12 matches to beat the St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-12 on Saturday in the National Rugby League.

    Associated Press
  • Cricket-Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

    * Harris retires after injuries mount * Cummins to replace him in Ashes squad (Adds details, quotes) LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence…

    Reuters