Hewitt bids New York farewell in familiar fighting fashion


NEW YORK - Lleyton Hewitt waved goodbye to the U.S. Open on Thursday, the tenacious Australian dragged kicking and screaming to the Flushing Meadows exit by countryman Bernard Tomic.


Wallabies bank on the 'Cheik-effect' for World Cup success 3:56am BST

SYDNEY - Australia have undergone quite a revival since Michael Cheika took the reins last year but it remains to be seen if 10 months is really enough time to put together a Wallabies side capable of delivering a third World Cup.


Popeye poacher Pocock takes a stand for Australia 3:54am BST

SYDNEY - Australia's David Pocock was widely considered the heir apparent to Richie McCaw as the best openside flanker in the world before successive knee injuries robbed him of the best part of the 2013 and 2014 seasons.


Wales braced for dogfight with England and Australia 3:26am BST

LONDON - Ever since the Rugby World Cup draw in late 2012 Wales have been scratching their heads as to how they ended up in the same pool as heavyweights England and Australia.


Halfpenny's metronomic boot key for Welsh hopes 3:24am BST

LONDON - It is a fair bet that if Wales are to progress from a group containing England and Australia, let alone hope to emulate their run to the semi-finals in 2011, Leigh Halfpenny will have to convert every penalty that comes his way.


Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts 12:17am BST

NORTON, Massachusetts - Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings.


Australia ease past England in opening one-dayer 03 Sep 2015

- Australia, bidding to avenge their defeat in the Ashes test series earlier in the tour, went 1-0 up in the one-day international encounter when they beat England by 59 runs in Southampton on Thursday.


Son spurs Laos rout; Hong Kong hold China 03 Sep 2015

SINGAPORE - South Korea smashed eight past lowly Laos and Asian champions Australia battered Bangladesh 5-0 as the continent's elite made light work of the region's plucky outsiders in World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

Australia thrash Bangladesh 5-0 in World Cup qualifier 03 Sep 2015

PERTH - Australia thrashed Bangladesh 5-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, exposing the wide gulf amongst Asian nations as they maintained their unbeaten start on the long road to Russia.

Australia keen to join India, U.S. naval drills 03 Sep 2015

NEW DELHI - Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region grows.


Drowned migrant boys buried as Hungary warns of 'mass inflow' of refugees

KOBANI, Syria/BUDAPEST - - A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while Hungary's right-wing leader told Europeans they risk becoming a minority on their own continent. | Video