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Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have ended an incident-packed Australian Open on a high by winning their maiden grand slam title as a doubles pairing.The Special Ks defeated fellow Australians Matt Ebden and Max Purcell 7-5 6-4 in the men's doubles final on Saturday night.
Smiling through the bitter disappointment of having Ash Barty crush her Australian Open title dream, Danielle Collins couldn't help but admire and contemplate how to emulate the brilliant world No.30 will rocket into the top 10 for the first time in her career after a stand-out Melbourne Park campaign, where she made a debut grand slam final appearance,It was news she met with a weary smile after her 6-3 7-6 (7-2) defeat in Saturday night's final, when Barty fought back from 5-1 down in the seco
South East Melbourne have responded to their blowout loss to Brisbane in round seven with a resounding 88-73 thumping of the Bullets at Nissan Arena.Limited to their lowest scoring single quarter total in their last matchup, the Phoenix (6-2) came out all guns blazing, powering to a 50-39 halftime lead.
Western United coach John Aloisi has paid tribute to the career of Nikolai Topor-Stanley after the defender celebrated his 350th A-League Men game with a 1-0 win over Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night.Topor-Stanley and the United defence held fast against a blunt City attack to secure their fifth 1-0 win of the season, leapfrogging City back into second-place on the table thanks to Steven Lustica's 71st-minute strike.
Brisbane have piled more pressure on under-fire Western Sydney coach Carl Robinson, beating the Wanderers 3-0 in Saturday's A-League Men's clash at Moreton Daily Stadium.A Nikola Mileusnic double and Rahmat Akbari's first ALM goal secured the points for the undermanned hosts, who played Akbari and fellow midfielder Jay O'Shea as a makeshift strike pairing due to a combination of COVID-19 and injuries to their attacking stocks.
Rarely emotional, Ash Barty roared with relief after defying intense pressure and expectation to become the first home hope to win the Australian Open singles crown in 44 years.1 completed a dream fortnight at Melbourne Park with a steely 6-3 7-6 (7-2) victory over American Danielle Collins in the most-anticipated women's Open final in almost half a century.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has gone into self-isolation until Tuesday after being deemed a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, the government says.The exposure took place on January 22 during a flight to Auckland from the town of Kerikeri, the government said in a statement on Saturday, adding that the result of whole genome sequencing was expected the following day.
A pregnant New Zealand journalist says she turned to the Taliban for help and is now stranded in Afghanistan after her home country prevented her from returning due to a bottleneck of people in its coronavirus quarantine system.In a column published in The New Zealand Herald on Saturday, Charlotte Bellis said it was "brutally ironic" that she'd once questioned the Taliban about their treatment of women and she was now asking the same questions of her own government.
A bushfire emergency warning has been downgraded to watch and act for residents in parts of Melaleuca and Bullsbrook in the City of Swan in Perth's northeast.The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issued the emergency warning on Saturday afternoon, saying that lives and homes were threatened, but the warning was downgraded later on Saturday evening.
A group ejected from the Australian Open earlier this week for wearing 'Where is Peng Shuai.' T-shirts have attempted to hand out 1000 of the same shirts ahead of the women's final at Melbourne Park.
A spike in COVID-19 cases in Western Australia has been linked to a nightclub event in Perth, leading health authorities to issue a warning.WA reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 14 of which were linked to the Club Bootylicious event at the Library Nightclub last weekend.
Illawarra are back in the NBL winner's circle with a 94-75 win over Cairns behind a dominant performance by Tyler Harvey.The visitors, in their first of a three-game road trip, stifled impressive runs by the Taipans throughout the contest before blowing them out of the Cairns Entertainment Centre in the final minutes.
Indonesia is bracing for a third wave of COVID-19 infections as the highly transmissible Omicron variant drives a surge in new cases, health authorities and experts say.The country reported 9905 new infections and seven deaths on Friday in the latest 24-hour period.
Tony Popovic says Melbourne Victory's 4-1 FFA Cup semi-final win over the Wellington Phoenix will mean nothing if they don't lift the trophy.Popovic's side booked a spot in their first FFA Cup final since 2015 thanks to a double from Nick D'Agostino and goals from Josh Brillante and Ben Folami in the second half at Geelong's GMHBA Stadium.
Lithuania plans to install surveillance cameras along the entire length of its border with Belarus, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says.The project will cost about 40 million euros ($A64 million).
A weather warning has been issued in the Northern Territory as monsoon rains threaten to bring flash floods, while parts of Western Australia also cop a severe storm warning.Heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding are expected in the territory's central districts on Saturday afternoon, the BOM says.
The Brisbane Lions' thrilling two-point AFLW victory over Geelong has been soured by another expected ACL injury to an important player.Three weeks after losing premiership star Kate Lutkins, forward Gabby Collingwood went down clutching her knee in her first AFLW game for almost two years.
A big week for Socceroos defender Joel King has got even bigger, securing a move to Danish club Odense BK just days after making his national team debut.With regular left-back Aziz Behich trapped in Turkey by a snowstorm, King was handed his debut in Thursday's 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Vietnam in Melbourne.
An injury-time goal by New Zealand international Hannah Wilkinson has secured Melbourne City a vital come-from-behind 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Redcliffe.The City striker headed home in the fourth minute of added time to break Roar hearts, her ninth goal of the season enabling the visitors to move three points clear of Adelaide United in second place on the A-League Women ladder.
James Whelan says he'll be happy to race for Australian continental squad Team Bridgelane for the remainder of 2022 after securing victory in the Festival of Cycling.The 22-year-old, overlooked for a World Tour contract despite three years with EF Education-Nippo, overcame a one-minute penalty imposed for motor-pacing from his team car during his stage one victory on Thursday to win the event by 24 seconds from teammate Matt Dinham.