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18 January 2018 2:43 AM Upset as Johanna Konta loses to American lucky loser Bernada Pera at Australian Open

Lucky loser Bernada Pera has upset the ninth seed Johanna Konta in straight sets to keep the American flag flying in the women's draw at the Australian Open. Konta fought hard late in the second set, saving three match points on her own serve and breaking Pera's serve as the American served for the match. However Konta, who reached the quarter-finals 5

17 January 2018 7:44 PM Alexa gets Aussie accent as Amazon launches smart speakers down under

Amazon's talkative Alexa smart assistant is officially on her way to Australia as the online retail giant opens preorders for its Echo smart speakers, in preparation for an "early February" local launch. Rival to Google Assistant and Apple's Siri, Amazon's smart assistant has been localised for Australia. Along with sounding like an Aussie, Alexa will also recognise 10 1

16 January 2018 8:06 AM Anna Flanagan expects to miss Commonwealth Games, throws support behind Kalindi Commerford

"It's definitely confusing and hard when you don't know what you need to work on or what they're looking for, I obviously want to play and at the moment I'm still training just in case." Although Flanagan is unlikely to feature at the Games, another Canberran in Kalindi Commerford is fighting for a spot during the Hockeyroos five-Test series against 9

15 January 2018 10:01 AM Minnesota Vikings join Canberra Raiders in adopting the viking clap

The Minnesota Vikings have joined Canberra Raiders in adopting the Iceland national soccer team's viking clap after a dramatic NFL playoff win on Monday. Minnesota clinched a last-second victory against the New Orleans Saints and will now meet Tom Brady and New Eangland Patriots for a spot in the Super Bowl. With 10 seconds left, needing at least a field 7

15 January 2018 10:01 AM Bayswater Bridge claims two victims in one day

The Bayswater Bridge has claimed not one but two trucks on the same day. A truck crashed into the bridge on Monday afternoon sometime after 1pm. Part of the truck's roof was ripped off in the impact and fell onto the road. Photos taken from the scene show it is causing major traffic issues, with cars backed up a long way. The bridge has become a notorious 7

14 January 2018 2:53 AM Bernard Tomic fails to qualify for Australian Open 2018

Bernard Tomic has failed to qualify for the Australian Open singles draw, losing a do-or-die qualifying match against little-known Italian Lorenzo Sonego in three sets on Sunday. Sonego, 22, and ranked 218 in the world, had never qualified for a grand slam singles draw before beating the prodigiously talented Australian 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 on Sunday 8

11 January 2018 10:23 PM Schoolboy Mackenzie Harvey at home against England

Teenage cricket prodigy Mackenzie Harvey says he scared even himself sometimes with how comfortable he felt against England's one-day attack in his 39-ball half century. A month after 18-year-old grade cricketer Jason Sangha scored a patient century against the visitors in Townsville, Victorian schoolboy Harvey gave England a second glimpse at Australia's 5

11 January 2018 10:23 PM Wanted man cut from wall after he disappears during toilet visit

Police have had to cut a man out of a wall to arrest him after he was seen entering a bathroom and never came out. Staff at an apartment building on Elizabeth Street in the CBD watched the strange scene unfold from about 3am on Thursday when the 31-year-old homeless man entered a bathroom in the foyer. Three hours later he had still not emerged. At 6am staff 6

11 January 2018 6:56 AM Western Sydney Wanderers snap up Marcelo Carrusca from Melbourne City

Carrusca was a regular for Argentinian club Estudiantes before joining Galatasaray in Turkey and Mexican giants,Cruz Azul. He is a former Argentinian youth international and teammate of the likes of Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta. He will not take up a visa spot at the Wanderers, having spent five seasons with Adelaide United and becoming 10

11 January 2018 6:55 AM Australian accused of smuggling charged in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: An Australian woman arrested at Phnom Penh airport has been charged with drug trafficking by Cambodian authorities. Tran was charged on Wednesday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court with "unlawful keeping, transporting or trafficking of narcotics substances" according article 40 of Cambodia's law on drug control, said In Song, bureau chief at the Interior 13