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  • Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police

    Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police
    Australian police are conducting what they called the largest counter-terrorism operation in the nation's history, with more than 800 police officers participating. Officials announced early Thursday that 15 people had been detained and one person charged...
  • Australia thwarts beheading plot, says Islamic State threat persists

    Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution, Australian media reported Thursday. Omarjan Azari exhibits “...
  • Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships

    Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships
    It's not the Olympics or world championships, but Michael Phelps would like to regain his winning form against world-class competition, and he'll have that chance this week in Australia at the Pan Pacific Championships. The meet is the most...
  • Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's...
  • Proud, but could do better, says Al Blacks coach Hansen

    AUCKLAND (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was quietly satisfied with his side's 51-20 thrashing of Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday but felt they could have played even better. The world champions ran in six tries, two to...
  • Sonny Bill eligible to join All Blacks on tour

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand Rugby Union has cleared the way for coach Steve Hansen to select Sonny Bill Williams on the All Blacks' season-ending northern hemisphere tour without him first playing in the domestic provincial championship....
  • Drive to be the best - McIlroy or Scott?

    (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy is the best driver in contemporary golf when he is 'on his game' while Adam Scott is consistently the best, day-in and day-out. Both players are regarded as better off the tee than Tiger Woods was at his peak. This was the...
  • Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The 20-year-old Liverpool left back was born in...
  • Phelps impresses in first international comeback race

    (Reuters) - Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 meters freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he...
  • Prior plots England return on West Indies tour

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April's series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the...
  • Top 10 run-scorers in tests

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Following is a list of the top 10 run-scorers in test cricket after Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene retired from the longest format on Monday. Player Matches Runs Average 100s Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200 15921 53.78 51 Ricky...