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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 5

21 January 2018 11:11 AM Raf 'n tumble: Four-hour battle readies Rafael Nadal for second week at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal concedes he would have preferred to have cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in two hours rather than struggled through in four, but said that matches like Sunday's win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman would give him confidence his body could again withstand lengthy matches in the second week of a grand slam. Nadal 5 1

21 January 2018 8:40 AM How to boogie without getting blotto

What would you rather be doing at 10am on a Sunday? Staggering between your sink and bed, nauseous and headachy from a hangover?Or dancing, stone-cold sober, like a dag in the sun in St Kilda?Once you realise no one’s laughing at you - or even taking any notice - morning dancing in public is a lot of fun. That was the verdict of attendees of a free dance 5

21 January 2018 6:14 AM Australia's fastest man Jack Hale set for Commonwealth Games qualifier in Canberra

Australia's fastest man Jack Hale is gunning for a Commonwealth Games qualifier at the ACT athletics championships this week following a controversial race in Perth. Hale might have been the fourth-fastest Australian man over 100 metres in history but for a blunder by West Australian athletics officials last Friday. The sprint star won his preliminary 4

20 January 2018 11:52 AM Roberto Mancini reportedly the front-runner to coach Socceroos

Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini is emerging as the new front-runner to take charge of the Socceroos at the 2018 World Cup. The Italian will reportedly meet with Football Federation Australia senior officials, including chief executive David Gallop next week in Europe for a formal interview. The Australian reported Mancini 4

19 January 2018 11:15 AM Nadal hardly raises a sweat to move into fourth round

The heat caused Rafael Nadal more sweat than his third round opponent Damir Dzumhur, as the world No.1 swept into the final 16 of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the 28th seed. It is the 11th time Nadal has made the final 16 of an Australian Open with his only loss in the tournament before the fourth round coming way back in his Melbourne 7

19 January 2018 4:20 AM Horn likely to defend world title in New York but he'd rather be somewhere else

Jeff Horn is "highly likely" to defend his WBO welterweight title against American Terence Crawford in New York's Madison Square Garden on April 14, Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton says. The details were agreed just before Christmas with promoter Bob Arum, but Mr Rushton told Fairfax Media on Friday he and Horn would prefer the fight to be held in Las Vegas 7

19 January 2018 4:20 AM What to see and do on Australia Day in Sydney

On Friday 26th January 2018, Australia will celebrate the 230th Australia Day and the city of Sydney promises that "Australia Day 2018 will deliver plenty of memorable ceremonies, lively events and fun activities". As is tradition, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will have a fireworks display at 9pm. However, if you are unable to celebrate within the city, local 7

18 January 2018 11:17 PM FFA confirm Colombia match for London as new Socceroos coach appointment looms

Bert Van Marwijk, Graham Arnold, Marcelo Bielsa, Louis Van Gaal, Tony Popovic or whoever it is that finally lands the Socceroos job will have two games in four days in late March to familiarise himself with his new charges before making crucial decisions on who will make the World Cup squad for Russia 2018, and who will miss out. The FFA had already 6

18 January 2018 7:38 AM Canberra United not fearful of Perth Glory star Sam Kerr

Perth Glory might have the best player in the world, but one player isn't a team - even if that one player is Matildas star Sam Kerr. Canberra United goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer said they can put themselves in a "really, really good spot" with a win over the Glory in Bunbury on Saturday. Canberra United goalie Haley Kopmeyer says they have a massive opportunity 8