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  • 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...
  • Olympics-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...
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback for now

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities. But it held off...
  • 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...
  • INTERVIEW-Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    * Amy Dickson started playing sax at age six - on a chair * Repertoire ranges from pop to pieces by Glass, Tavener * Helped save three swimmers while a lifeguard in Australia By Francis Maguire LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT...
  • 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 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...
  • Australia says to restore intelligence and military cooperation with Indonesia

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia have agreed to resume intelligence and military cooperation, officials from both countries said on Tuesday, ending a rift that erupted late last year over Australian spying. Australian Foreign Minister Julie...
  • Ledecky wins twice on opening day of Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky enhanced her status as swimming's new teen queen with two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific championships on Thursday. The 17-year-old American took the 200 metres freestyle after world...
  • 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...