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Hend happy to handle Australia's hopes in Rio golf


SYDNEY Scott Hend might not be the best known Australian golfer but the peripatetic world number 75 says he is happy to handle the burden of his country's hopes at the Rio Olympics after a rash of high profile withdrawals.


Hurdles champion Pearson pulls out of Rio Games 8:34am BST

SYDNEY Australia's Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson said she was 'gutted' after a hamstring tendon tear she picked up in training forced her to pull out of the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday.

Australia lock Douglas set for return with Reds 4:20am BST

SYDNEY Australia lock Kane Douglas looks set to play his first match since last year's World Cup final after being named on the Queensland Reds bench for Friday's Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies.


Stepanek might coach me one day, Kyrgios says 28 Jun 2016

LONDON Australian 15th seed Nick Kyrgios outmanoeuvred Radek Stepanek in four sets on Tuesday, saying he could imagine a professional partnership developing with his opponent once the gritty Czech veteran finally hangs up his racket.


Baseline maestro Nishikori subdues Groth in clash of styles 27 Jun 2016

LONDON Japan's Kei Nishikori produced a fine display of hard hitting from the baseline to subdue Australia's Sam Groth 6-4 6-3 7-5 in an entertaining clash of styles in the Wimbledon first round on Monday.


Australia beat West Indies to claim tri-nation series 27 Jun 2016

A match-winning three-wicket bowling stint by Mitchell Marsh lifted Australia to a convincing victory by 58 runs against West Indies in the final of the triangular one-day international (ODI) series in Barbados on Sunday.

Australia need work on lot of areas, says captain Smith 27 Jun 2016

Australia, the world's top-ranked one-day-international side, need to work on a number of aspects to improve ahead of next year's Champions Trophy, captain Steve Smith said after they won a triangular series win in the West Indies.


Australia's Asciano resolves dispute gnawing at $6.8 billion buyout 27 Jun 2016

SYDNEY Australian freight giant Asciano Ltd on Monday said it has resolved a legal dispute with a trucking subsidiary that had threatened to delay a A$9.1 billion ($6.8 billion) buyout led by Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc .


Miller goes from 'Jackass' to 'Jack Assen' 26 Jun 2016

Australian Jack Miller celebrated a stunning first MotoGP victory on Sunday after rain and slippery conditions caused chaos at a stopped and re-started Dutch TT at Assen.


England lead resurgent north, All Blacks still a class apart 26 Jun 2016

SYDNEY New Zealand's long dominance of world rugby shows no sign of coming to an end any time soon but England's historic sweep of Australia and Ireland's June tour of South Africa offered some hope of a northern hemisphere resurgence.


EU tells UK single market access requires full free movement

LONDON/BRUSSELS European Union leaders met for the first time without Britain on Wednesday less than a week after it voted to leave, delivering a tough message that London can access the bloc's lucrative single market only if it agrees to allow free movement for EU workers.