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6 April 2018 4:54 AM Canberra basketball stars headline three-on-three Asia Cup squads

Carlie Smith is already the best three-on-three player in the country and now she will link up with Canberra Capitals star Keely Froling in a bid to maintain Australia's grasp on the Asia Cup. Canberra's production line doesn't stop there - Anthony Petrie called time on his NBL career but he has been named in Australia's extended men's squad for the FIBA Asia Cup to be played 13

22 March 2018 5:33 AM Flashback: The story behind Melbourne's Grand Prix coup

On the 90th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix Fairfax remembers the year that Melbourne snatched the race from Adelaide. A deal done behind the scenes, kept secret until the final minute, delivered a coup for Victoria. The race, which will be run around Albert Park Lake, will be held from 1997 for at least five years. Grand Prix week – probably 14

23 February 2018 1:27 AM Fabio Ferreira turned down Wanderers for Sydney FC

The 28-year-old winger is set to make his debut for the Sky Blues at Allianz Stadium on Sunday against the club he could have joined. Ferreira was one of four first-team players that remained in Sydney during the week instead of travelling to Shanghai for the 2-2 draw with Shenhua in the Asian Champions League, alongside Matt Simon, David Carney and Jordy 22

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Thrills, spills and staph infections: Inside Perth's first UFC tournament

In WA's first ever UFC event, Australian Tyson Pedro has sent fans wild after pulling off a stunning victory over Russian Saparbek Safarov in their light heavyweight fight at Perth Arena on Sunday. The first fight of the main card at Arena didn't even make it to the second round after New South Welshman Pedro won by submission. "I told you we were going 40

8 February 2018 2:37 PM Geopolitics the other race at PyeongChang Olympics

Beijing: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone ahead with a military parade the day before the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony in South Korea in an act that some will see as provocative. However, the regime did not broadcast live images of the event, South Korean media reported. The Yonhap News Agency said about 13,000 troops participated while 42

7 February 2018 1:54 AM Australian Opals handed tough FIBA World Cup draw

Australia's women's basketball team have been drawn against Turkey, Argentina and African champions Nigeria in Group B for September's FIBA World Cup in Tenerife. The Opals, currently ranked fourth in the world, qualified for the tournament last July after beating North Korea to reach the semi-finals of the Asia Cup. Olympic champions USA are pitted 19

31 January 2018 5:04 AM Australians consuming 'far above' healthy levels of salt intake

It's proving difficult for Australians to cut salt from their diets, with Aussie men consuming more than twice the daily recommended intake. And women aren't faring much better, according to a study of more than 16,000 people analysed by The Medical Journal of Australia. Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed into a home in the Southern California 33

27 January 2018 4:42 AM Australian Open 2018: Why women's number one Simona Halep has no clothing sponsor

Simona Halep enters the Australian Open final as one of the most marketable players on the planet. She is the world No.1, is about to play her third grand slam final and has won 16 WTA tournaments. "I sent a picture [to a seamstress] … in China actually, one of my managers helped me," Halep said at the start of the Australian Open. "In 24 hours 31

26 January 2018 3:38 AM Copa del Rey 2018: Barcelona book semi-final spot as Phillipe Coutinho makes debut

Holders Barcelona reached the King's Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Thursday to overcome a first-leg deficit on a night when new signing Philippe Coutinho made his debut. Early goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi calmed the nerves at the Nou Camp after Barca's great rivals Real Madrid, as well as Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad 15

21 January 2018 3:51 PM US Navy sails near disputed South China Sea waters, sparking outrage in Beijing

Shanghai: A US Navy destroyer has sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed South China Sea lagoon claimed by China, angering Beijing. China's foreign ministry said USS Hopper missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles off Huangyan Island, better known as the Scarborough Shoal and subject to a claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United 28