Cheika says offered Wallabies job but no deal yet

SYDNEY - Michael Cheika confirmed on Monday he had been offered the chance to succeed Ewen McKenzie as Australia coach but said there remained some details to be "ironed out" before a deal was struck.

Australia set to help China seize assets of corrupt Chinese officials - paper 3:18am BST

SYDNEY - Australian police have agreed to assist China in the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt Chinese officials who have fled with hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit funds, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Monday.

Australia players given amnesty 'window' to report graft 1:29am BST

MELBOURNE - Australian cricketers will be given an amnesty 'window' until the end of November to report any previous corruption-related information, the country's cricket board said on Monday.


Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa 1:09am BST

MELBOURNE - Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.

Australia's Hend beats Que in playoff for Hong Kong crown 19 Oct 2014

- Scott Hend clinched his maiden European Tour title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday when the Australian saved a par on the crucial 18th hole to force a playoff in which he prevailed over Filipino Angelo Que.


Rossi rolls back the years after Marquez fall 19 Oct 2014

PHILLIP ISLAND Australia - Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win his sixth premier class Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Marc Marquez's cruise to a pole-to-flag victory was ended suddenly by a crash on lap 18.

Cheika firms as favourite for Wallabies job 19 Oct 2014

SYDNEY - Michael Cheika is firming as favourite to replace Ewen McKenzie as Australia rugby coach this week but it remains to be seen whether he would want to join an organisation that has shown itself to be so dysfunctional over the last two weeks.


All Blacks edge Australia before McKenzie quits 18 Oct 2014

SYDNEY - Australia coach Ewen McKenzie announced his resignation after New Zealand scored a converted try in the last few seconds to claim a dramatic 29-28 victory over the Wallabies in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane on Saturday.

Under-fire Australia coach McKenzie quits 18 Oct 2014

SYDNEY - Australian rugby was plunged further into crisis on Saturday when under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie resigned a few hours before the Wallabies were beaten 29-28 by New Zealand in Brisbane.

Factbox - Former Australia coach Ewen McKenzie 18 Oct 2014

SYDNEY - Factbox on Ewen McKenzie, who resigned as coach of the Australia rugby team on Saturday.


After clashes, Hong Kong students, government stand their ground before talks

HONG KONG - Hong Kong students and the government stood their ground on Monday ahead of talks aimed at defusing more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests that have blocked traffic around the Chinese-controlled city, but expectations of a breakthrough were low. | Video