SINGAPORE — The Star Awards were held at Changi Airport Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi on Sunday for the first time in a special edition amid the COVID-19 pandemic (see the awards results here).
Stars from the local Chinese entertainment scene walked down the red carpet before the awards ceremony on the tarmac of an airport runway, with some even changing outfits between the red carpet segment and awards show.
The Philadelphia 76ers have clinched the top seed for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference with a 122-97 victory over the Orlando Magic.Seth Curry posted 20 points, Joel Embiid had 13 points to go with 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons added 13 points and nine assists to help the 76ers improve to 48-23.
Ongoing speculation over Carlton star Patrick Cripps' fitness won't lull ladder-leaders Melbourne into a false sense of security heading into Sunday's clash at the MCG.The Blues this week played down concerns over their captain after The Age reported Cripps has been playing with a fracture in his back.
The Sydney Kings and Adam Forde are parting ways, with the NBL franchise and coach mutually agreeing not to extend a one-year contract beyond this season.Rookie mentor Forde will stay at the helm for the remaining games of the current season, as the team continues their push for a finals spot.
Two men are being questioned after shots were fired at police during an overnight chase in northern NSW.Patrol officers attempted to stop a Ford Territory on the New England Highway outside Tamworth around 3am on Saturday after spotting it leaving a fast food restaurant in the town's centre.
Interim co-coach Chris Whitaker says the NSW Waratahs need a cultural overhaul after their season from hell plumbed new depths on Friday night.Winless in eight Super Rugby AU games, the Waratahs opened their Trans-Tasman campaign with a 64-48 loss to the Hurricanes in Sydney.
A new fence is to be built around a township on Queensland's Fraser Island after several dingo attacks on children.The state government will spend $2 million on the fence around Orchid Beach on the northeast of Fraser Island, which is also known as K'gari.
Roger Federer has called on Olympics chiefs to end all uncertainty and make a final ruling on whether the Tokyo Games can go ahead.The Swiss great, a winner of 20 grand slam titles, had hoped to make a farewell Olympic Games appearance last year, only for the event to be postponed for 12 months because of the pandemic.
Now that Sam Burns has figured out how to turn an early lead into a victory, it's already time to try again.Burns birdied six of his last eight holes on Friday for a 10-under 62 to get to 17 under and a two-stroke lead over Alex Noren after the second round of the PGA's Byron Nelson tournament.
An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft has successfully landed on the surface of Mars, state news agency Xinhua reports, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet.The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, "leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time", Xinhua said.
Two men accused of stealing opals worth half a million dollars in a NSW home invasion in February have been nabbed interstate.Police found a "substantial quantity" of opals in a car after pulling over the two men in Melbourne's St Kilda on Wednesday.
Josh Schuster says he'll be ready to step up and fill Kieran Foran's void at five-eighth for Manly if called upon by coach Des Hasler.Foran suffered a suspected broken hand in Friday night's big win over Brisbane, with the Sea Eagles expecting him to be sidelined for at least a few weeks.
A lack of security and "rostering chaos" are leading to growing unrest among contact tracers in NSW, putting the vital public health measure at risk, the public service union is warning.Many of the workers who interview infected residents and chase down COVID's spread are not employed directly by the NSW government, the Public Service Association says.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wants tech companies to make more progress on algorithms that can drive social media users to radicalisation.Along with France, New Zealand is leading a push to rid the world of extremist and terrorist content online - known as the Christchurch Call.
A US judge has rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's effort to stop jail officials from shining torches into her cell at night, which the British socialite said impedes her preparation for her November trial on sex crime charges.US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said the government offered "neutral reasons" for officials at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to conduct "flashlight surveillance" of Maxwell every 15 minutes.
Australia's first certified carbon-neutral tradie is on a mission to slash industry emissions and prove it can be done profitably.Melbourne landscaper Stuart Griffiths, 48, is the first small business tradesman verified by the federal government as carbon neutral.
Comeback kid Taj Burrow has revealed he suffered an ACL tear on his 40th birthday, but he's ready to strut his stuff when Rottnest Island makes its World Surf League debut.A string of injuries to some of the world's best surfers has opened the door for Burrow to make a one-off return to the main tour.
Ferran Torres plundered a hat-trick as Premier League champions Manchester City came from behind twice to edge a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at Newcastle.The Spain winger was part of another heavily rotated lineup named by Pep Guardiola that also included third-choice goalkeeper Scott Carson, an on-loan 35-year-old who was making his first start in the top flight in 10 years.