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Novak Djokovic's quest for a record 21st grand slam title and, with it, tennis immortality, has been thrown into turmoil with his dramatic deportation order out of Australia.Missing the Australian Open - and potentially the following two editions at Melbourne Park unless he successfully appeals an automatic three-year ban from the country - could just be the tip of the iceberg for the world No.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a 52-year-old was stabbed in the neck in Brisbane.Police said emergency services discovered the 52-year-old man with a "significant stab wound to his neck" in the Brisbane CBD after 3.
Ellie Carpenter is confident the Matildas have ironed out their defensive frailties under coach Tony Gustavsson as they ramp up preparations for the Asian Cup.The Matildas leave Dubai for India on Monday where their bid to lift Australia's first Asian Cup since 2010 starts with a clash against Indonesia on Friday night (AEDT).
Police divers have joined a large-scale search for a nine-year-old girl who has been missing in the NSW Blue Mountains since Thursday.Charlise Mutten was last seen at a property at Mt Wilson, 60km northwest of Richmond where she is believed to have been holidaying with her family from Queensland.
The feats of captain Hayley Miller and a second-term purple patch have propelled Fremantle to a 32-point AFLW win against GWS.The Dockers booted four goals in a 10-minute burst to lay the platform for a comprehensive 7.
Melbourne Victory have survived a scare to get their A-League Women campaign back on track with a 1-0 away victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers.Maja Markovski's second-half penalty proved the difference on Sunday after Rosie Galea handled a Francesca Iermano cross in the Wanderers box.
The New Zealand Breakers have secured their second win of the NBL season, stunning the Sydney Kings during a second-half comeback in an 82-75 victory.Flipping the switch on a sluggish start to hand the home side their fifth loss of the season, the Breakers piled on 52 points in the second half and finished the game with an 18-1 run.
Su Oh has claimed her first title in seven years, defying Grace Kim's final-day surge to prevail by four shots after a see-sawing Australian WPGA Championship battle.The new event saw 24 women split between men's Australian PGA Championship groups for all four days at Royal Queensland Golf Club in Brisbane, competing for a $180,000 first prize - the same as for the men.
AUSSIES IN ACTION ON DAY ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN AT MELBOURNE PARK: (PREFIX DENOTES SEEDING):Women's singles, first round1-Ash Barty v Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)Ajla Tomljanovic
Brisbane Roar have again come from two goals down to win an A League Women game, with Matildas stalwart Katrina Gorry's late penalty condemning Wellington Phoenix to a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat.The Phoenix, who had scored just one goal in their six previous games, looked on track for their first victory of the season after Alyssa Whinham and Grace Jale put them 2-0 up in Wollongong on Sunday.
Mark Wood's career-best haul and a productive opening stand have emboldened England's bid for a consolation victory in the fifth Ashes Test.The tourists raced to 1-68 at the end of day three's second session in Hobart, having been set a target of 271 after Wood snared 6-37 to restrict Australia to a second-innings total of 155.
Adelaide believe captain Chelsea Randall has avoided serious injury after a scare during her AFLW side's 13-point victory over North Melbourne.Randall was put on ice after landing awkwardly following a marking contest in the last quarter of Adelaide's 5.
Few stars enjoying flying under the radar quite like Ash Barty but that's the incredible reality that will delight the big home hope as she begins her latest quest to finally capture a maiden Australian Open crown on Monday night.Such is the saturated coverage of the Novak Djokovic soap opera that continues to hijack the Open right up until tournament eve that Barty's first-round clash with Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko barely rated a mention in the country's major newspapers on Sunday.
The search for a missing Queensland police dog has been scaled back but his heartbroken handler is still hopeful of finding his "best friend".A reward is still on offer for information leading to the safe return of PD Quizz who went missing while helping track down an offender at Redbank Plains, southwest of Brisbane, on Tuesday morning.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:* There have been 45,954,013 vaccine doses administered in the national COVID-19 rollout up to Saturday, including 191,252 in the previous 24 hours.* Of that total, 27,912,065 have been administered by commonwealth facilities, an increase of 115,436 in the previous 24 hours.
An "extremely disappointed" Novak Djokovic has accepted his Australian Open fate and says he will now cooperate with authorities about departing the country.He will be deported from Australia after his last-minute challenge to a decision to cancel his visa failed on the eve of the tournament, where the nine-times Open champion had aimed to win a record 21st grand slam ttitle.
Border restrictions may be easing but the Queensland government is confident its regional quarantine facility can still be used for "an array of options".Finishing touches are being put on the centre at Wellcamp, west of Brisbane, which is set to open in the "coming weeks".
Matthew Dellavedova has found his scoring touch with a vengeance to help Melbourne United edge the Illawarra Hawks 88-84 in a battle of NBL heavyweights.Defending champions United notched their sixth consecutive victory as Dellavedova scored 33 points to go with nine assists and four rebounds in Wollongong on Sunday.
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has surged into contention in the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii after posting a seven-under-par 63 third round.Matsuyama needed only 25 putts on Saturday and will go into the final round in second place, two shots behind American leader Russell Henley.
Gold Coast have issued a warning to rivals after storming back with the last five goals of the game to beat West Coast by 13 points and break their AFLW drought.Kate Surman, who starred with two of those final-term goals, said the extraordinary 7.