Acid test for game as longest format makes evening debut

MELBOURNE Whether the catalyst for a full-scale revolution or a more gentle evolution, the inaugural day-night test between Australia and New Zealand should lead to irrevocable change for cricket's oldest and most hallowed format.


Bowlers in the pink for inaugural day-night test 25 Nov 2015

MELBOURNE Batsmen have dominated Australia's series against New Zealand, but the pink ball and a green-tinged wicket should swing the balance of power back to the bowlers when Adelaide hosts test cricket's inaugural day-night match.


Scott on a mission at Australian Open, short putter and all 25 Nov 2015

SYDNEY Adam Scott's target for the Australian Open could not be more straightforward -- a victory preferably following a final-round duel with world number one Jordan Spieth.


Australia urges more intelligence sharing in Asia to stop Paris-style attack 24 Nov 2015

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday called for greater intelligence sharing in Southeast Asia to stop a Paris-style attack and ordered local law enforcement officials to test their readiness to handle a mass casualty attack.


Spieth back in Sydney to defend title that sparked golden year 24 Nov 2015

SYDNEY World number one Jordan Spieth returns to the course where he rediscovered the art of winning last year to defend the Australian Open title he clinched with a quite brilliant final round.

Scott rues the gold jacket that got away 22 Nov 2015

MELBOURNE Adam Scott rued a horror third round that all but ended his hope of a third Australian Masters title and will head into next week's Australian Open spoiling for a fight against world number one Jordan Spieth.


Veteran Senior becomes oldest Australian Masters champion 22 Nov 2015

MELBOURNE Peter Senior outclassed a host of challengers half his age to clinch his third Australian Masters title by two strokes on Sunday, and at 56 became the oldest winner in the tournament's 36-year history.

Twenty20 helps asylum seekers break down barriers Down Under 22 Nov 2015

SYDNEY A shared love of cricket is helping a team of Sri Lankan asylum seekers break down barriers and build relationships in Australia, even among some of the most fervent supporters of the country's hardline immigration policies.

Journeyman Millar leads as Scott stumbles in Melbourne 21 Nov 2015

MELBOURNE Local journeyman Matthew Millar held firm on a windy day to lead the Australian Masters by a stroke as tournament favourite Adam Scott crashed with a 77 in the third round on Saturday.


Australian Jones named England's first foreign coach 20 Nov 2015

LONDON Australian Eddie Jones has been appointed as the first foreign coach of the England rugby team on a contract taking him through the 2019 World Cup, the Rugby Football Union said on Friday.


Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. | Video