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  • Ledecky breaks world record to overshadow Phelps

    (Reuters) - It's not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that's exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps wins relay gold in Australia, takes aim at Rio

    The Michael Phelps comeback story now includes a gold medal at an international meet. Phelps grabbed his first major victory since returning to the pool, swimming for the U.S. men in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the Pan Pacific Championships 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...
  • 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...
  • Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling...
  • Hewitt pushed to U.S. Open exit, but no retirement talk

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirteen years after winning the U.S. Open, Lleyton Hewitt was back out on Arthur Ashe Stadium court sweating under a blazing sun on Wednesday, still battling, still fist-pumping and still not ready to call it a career. The 'Battling...
  • China says watching billionaire Australian politician after tirade

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is watching the words and deeds of Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer who apologised this week for referring to the Chinese government as "bastards" and setting off a diplomatic storm. Palmer's apology, sent...
  • Culture change helps Australia out of deep end

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Encouraging performances at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships have continued the resurrection of Australian swimming, but head coach Jacco Verhaeren is reluctant to declare that the sleeping giant has awakened....
  • Australia's Joss supercars not dead yet, needs Kickstarter help [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Supercars, Australia Australia's Joss Developments made it further than some boutique supercar makers having actually produced a test car. However, the auto industry has...
  • Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell Go 'Looking For Grace'

    HONG KONG - Richard Roxburgh ("Moulin Rouge," "Mission: Impossible II") and Radha Mitchell ("Olympus Has Fallen," "Silent Hill") take the lead roles in "Looking for Grace," an Australian drama now in production under director Sue Brooks ("Japanese Story")...