Australia have won the toss and elected to field in the first T20 international of their series with the West Indies at Metricon Stadium.The drop-in pitch is expected to favour the bowlers and Australia have chosen to play their three frontline quicks - Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
A debate over religious freedom has erupted after former banking executive Andrew Thorburn's reign as Essendon AFL chief executive lasted just 24 hours.The Bombers accepted Mr Thorburn's resignation on Tuesday amid backlash over his role as chairman of the Melbourne-based City on a Hill church.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss will argue that disruption sparked by her economic plans will be worth it in the long run, using her first speech to the party faithful as Conservative leader to try to restore her dwindling authority.Weakened after being forced into a U-turn on one of her tax cuts less than 24 hours into her party's annual conference, Truss will double down on her message that her plan is the right one to tackle the long list of problems facing Britain.
St George Illawarra captain Ben Hunt has re-signed with the NRL club until the end of 2025, putting to bed speculation he could be joining Canterbury.The 32-year-old halfback was already on contract with the Dragons until the end of 2023 but had met with Bulldogs general manager of football Phil Gould about being a part of the strong roster he is building for the future.
President Vladimir Putin has completed the formal annexation of more than 15 per cent of Ukraine as Russian forces battle to halt a Ukrainian counter-offensive across swathes of the territories.In the biggest expansion of Russian territory in at least half a century, Putin signed laws admitting the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), the Luhansk People's Republic (LNR), Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia region into Russia.
India head coach Rahul Dravid says they are monitoring seamer Mohammed Shami's recovery from COVID-19 as they look to replace the injured Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.India's cricket board (BCCI) confirmed on Monday that pace spearhead Bumrah had been ruled out due to a back injury, delivering a huge blow to the team who are also without injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
A confident pre-season debut has pushed Dyson Daniels' case for an immediate role for New Orleans in his rookie NBA season.The 19-year-old Australian was taken eighth in this year's NBA draft by the Pelicans after a strong G League campaign for Ignite.
BRITTANY HIGGINS' TEXTS ABOUT ALLEGED RAPEOn her employment with then-minister Linda Reynolds:* "So, I think I may not continue to be employed with Linda."On something "pretty bad" happening:"I genuinely don't know how it's going to play out/how I want it to play out.
The Queensland government has signalled its support for the Australian Human Rights Commission report on Indigenous women's voices.Attorney-General and Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman on Wednesday signed a statement of support for the project, called Wiyi Yani U Thangani.
A frustrated man confronted police after spotting their 'deceptive' tactic. Watch the footage here.
Nuclear powers have criticised an effort led by the Marshall Islands and backed by Australia at the United Nations to seek help on dealing with the consequences of nuclear testing.The issue is before the UN's Human Rights Council and involves the United States, Britain, Russia, India and China, all of them nuclear-armed.
Scott Jamieson reckons he's known in the A-League Men as a trash talker, but on achieving his rare 300-game milestone hopes he will be remembered for much more.The antagonistic, passionate Melbourne City captain will make his 300th appearance in Friday's grand-final rematch against Western United.
The discovery comes less than a week after another set of skeletal remains were found outside Darwin. Read more here.
Forget the mascot, flyers and marketing, Kieren Perkins says there is one essential ingredient to look for as Brisbane's 2032 Olympics goes shopping for a Games brand.The president of Brisbane's Olympic and Paralympic organising committee Andrew Liveris gave his first public address in the role on Wednesday.
Australia's women's players are yet to be told what they will be paid for playing in the Rugby League World Cup, despite preparing to leave for England on October 23.The Jillaroos were rocked by news that Newcastle superstar Millie Boyle had pulled out of the tournament on Monday, opting to prioritise her own new business.
A former senior detective in the police investigation into William Tyrrell's disappearance engaged in misconduct by failing to report prominent colleague Gary Jubelin's unlawful recording of a then-suspect, a tribunal has found.Then-detective chief inspector Jubelin retired from the force and was later convicted of offences under the Surveillance Devices Act after it emerged he had illegally recorded widower Paul Savage in 2017.
Moments after speaking to police, Peter Koenig was fuming over questions about Bruce Saunders' woodchipper death, a court has heard."I'm not f***ing happy with someone.
Internet search habits of Australians over two decades reveal they can't get enough COVID-19 news, rain predictions and Tomahawk steak cooking instructions.Google has released some remarkable search engine trends since it entered the Australian market 20 years ago.
Cameron Munster has emphatically declared a decision about his future is about more than just money, admitting he is still torn on whether to move on from Melbourne after next season.Munster will effectively become a free agent in less than four weeks, with the Melbourne five-eighth then free to negotiate with other clubs on November 1.
Australians are increasingly taking on second jobs as the cost-of-living crisis bites, but the extra work might not be as valuable as expected.The latest national data revealed the number of Australians with multiple jobs reached a record 900,000 individuals in September, an increase of 4.