If Slovakia's fledgling golf industry enjoys a boost in sales in coming weeks, it might have a stocky South African to thank after Rory Sabbatini earned silver for the eastern European nation in a Olympic record round at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.Durban-born Sabbatini, a six-timeRead More »
Wildfires in the Turkish holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla are raging as firefighters worked to battle the blazes for a fifth day. As some residents boarded boats to flee the danger, coast guard ships waited in the sea in case a bigger evacuation was needed.
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to share the high jump gold amid remarkable joyous scenes at the Tokyo Olympics.Both Barshim, 30, and the 29-year-old Tamberi cleared 2.
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela has set a world record with her final attempt on Sunday night to win the women's triple jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.Rojas already had the victory assured when she took the last of her six attempts, finishing with a mark of 15.
Australia's Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy have shaken off a solid challenge from China to win in straight sets and reach the women's beach volleyball quarter-finals.The Australians will meet either world champions Canada or Spain after beating Xue Chen and Wang Xinxin 22-10 21-13 in 41 minutes.
Aussies in action on Day 11 of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics:ATHLETICSDay session (from 1000 AEST)Women's 1500m Round 1 - Linden Hall, Jessica Hull, Georgia GriffithWomen's
Peter Bol has rocketed into medal contention at the Tokyo Olympics after improving the Australian 800m record for the second time in as many days.Bol won his semi-final in one minute 44.
Australia's women's water polo side will play Russia in the quarter-finals after tuning up with a 14-1 defeat of South Africa to complete the group stage.The Stingers were never expected to be troubled by the winless South Africa on Sunday night.
Belgium have beaten Spain 3-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the men's hockey tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, joining big guns Australia and Germany who had already advanced to those stages.Spain led 1-0 at halftime, but the Red Lions pulled level in the third quarter when top-scorer Alexander Hendrickx netted off a penalty corner.
A blockbuster semi-final against either the United States or Spain awaits the Boomers if they can beat Argentina in an Olympics quarter-final.Australia, undefeated and on top of their pool, drew Argentina in Sunday night's top-eight draw in Tokyo.
American swimmer Lilly King has taken a thinly veiled swipe at the Russian Olympic Committee after their president claimed his team's Tokyo medals are the "best answer" to critics who questioned why they were allowed to compete following doping scandals."There are a lot of people here that should not be here," said breaststroker King, who won two silver and a bronze in Tokyo.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand have taken to the streets in cars and motorcycles, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha over his handling of the spread of COVID-19, as the country struggles with its biggest outbreak to date.In Bangkok on Sunday, drivers honked horns and motorcyclists raised three-finger salutes - a gesture of resistance inspired by The Hunger Games movie - as they headed along a 20-kilometre route stretching from the Democracy Monument in the cent
Rising sprint star Rohan Browning insists the best is yet to come after coming up just short in his bid to become the first Australian man in 65 years to contest an Olympic 100m final.The 23-year-old Sydneysider was left to rue a slow start after finishing fifth in 10.
Charlie Dixon booted four goals as Port Adelaide gave their top-four hopes a massive boost by outlasting GWS to snare an impressive 27-point win at Marvel Stadium.Both sides had a disrupted build-up to Sunday night's hastily rescheduled contest, with the Giants making a mad dash to Melbourne on Saturday from their temporary base in Queensland after the snap lockdown was announced.
Australian slalom canoeist Daniel Watkins is recovering in hotel quarantine after being hospitalised following a medical episode on his flight home from the Tokyo Olympics.Watkins returned to Sydney on Saturday morning, but was taken straight to hospital.
Luka Doncic's winning streak with Slovenia will carry right into the Olympic quarter-finals while Spain's streak of Olympic medals is in serious jeopardy, with a last eight date with the US looming.Doncic just missed the first triple-double in the Olympics in nine years and the Slovenians edged Spain 95-87 on Sunday in a tense and important final game of men's group play.
The AFL is set for another fixture reshuffle with the chaos of round 20 set to have a flow-on effect into round 21.Five teams - Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, GWS and Essendon - have moved out of Queensland amid the lockdown in the state's south-east, meaning multiple games will need to be adjusted.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs has become one of the biggest surprise winners - and the first Italian champion - in the history of Olympic men's 100 metres.Jacobs smashed his personal best and set a new European record in the title race on Saturday night with a winning time of 9.
Australia's Tokyo Olympics table tennis campaign has ended with a whimper, thumped 3-0 by Germany in the first round of the women's teams event.In a format similar to tennis' Davis Cup, featuring a doubles match and four singles contests, the Aussies weren't able to extend their contest beyond the minimum three matches.
South Sydney's powerhouse attack masked defensive lapses that continue to trouble coach Wayne Bennett despite a 50-14 victory over St George Illawarra on Sunday night.With their eighth win in a row, Souths moved to equal second on the NRL ladder, setting up a blockbuster top-four showdown with Parramatta next week.
Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government says."A powerful hacker attack on the region's CED (database) is under way," the region said in a Facebook posting on Sunday.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick predicts a "hell of a finish" in the comical race for eighth spot, and he's urging his team to dig in and give it everything they've got.The Tigers' finals hopes are hanging by a thread after they suffered a heartbreaking four-point loss to Fremantle in Perth on Sunday.
Former A-League goalkeeper of the year Jamie Young has left Brisbane after seven seasons at the Roar.The 35-year-old was first linked with an exit from the Roar in May before the club insisted Young was still part of their plans for the 2021-22 season.
Penrith are facing the likelihood of at least another week without Nathan Cleary after coach Ivan poured cold water on a possible return against Sydney Roosters.Cleary was one of five representative stars missing from Sunday's 37-10 loss to Melbourne, which put their minor premiership hopes in serious doubt.