We want to be 'Australia's team' under new player charter: Paine

We want to be 'Australia's team' under new player charter: Paine

Australian cricket captain Tim Paine has revealed a key plank of a revolutionary cultural charter will be players pledging to remember that they are only custodians of the team. New coach Justin Langer and Paine are playing a central role in formalising…

Australia, NZ not among global top 10 rugby fans

Australia, NZ not among global top 10 rugby fans

There are more rugby union fans in China, Brazil, India and the US than there are people in Australia and New Zealand combined. One in three of the world's 800 million rugby union followers are Indian, Chinese, American or Brazilian, according to…

Release Of Special Mosquitos Halts Dengue Fever Outbreak

Release Of Special Mosquitos Halts Dengue Fever Outbreak

The first large-scale release of mosquitoes engineered to be incapable of transmitting diseases has proved successful in halting dengue fever outbreaks in a city in northern Australia. The mosquitos are infected with Wolbachia bacteria, a natural bacteria occurring in 60 percent of…

Cricket Australia may look beyond the boundary for new chief

Cricket Australia may look beyond the boundary for new chief

Cricket Australia is considering looking outside the game for its next chief executive as it narrows the list of contenders to replace departing boss James Sutherland. Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman John Harnden has emerged as a challenger to early favourite Kevin…

Change your flag, Australia, says NZ's acting PM

Change your flag, Australia, says NZ's acting PM

Wellington: New Zealand's acting prime minister has added fuel to a trans-Tasman war of words by claiming Australia copied the Kiwi flag and should get a new one. During New Zealand's failed 2016 referendum into replacing its flag, confusion between the Australian…

Golf superstars set to return to Australia

Golf superstars set to return to Australia

Don't expect Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth, but golf officials are promising at least two top-10 superstars once again at this year's Australian Open in Sydney. A jam-packed summer schedule and complex selection process for November's World Cup of Golf in Melbourne…

Australia pushes to host world relays

Australia pushes to host world relays

Australia has made an approach to host the IAAF World Relays after the Bahamas dramatically pulled out as host of next year’s event. Athletics Australia has made enquiries with the IAAF about filling the void. Bahamas has hosted every IAAF world relay…

The lesbian kiss that sparked a rugby firestorm

The lesbian kiss that sparked a rugby firestorm

Australian National Rugby League star couple Karina Brown and Vanessa Foliaki have opened up about the kiss that caused a national controversy after a high-profile game in June. The game in question was part of the State of Origin series, which is…

Your Car Is Trying To Kill You: New Study Shows What Your Vehicle Is Doing That Could Cause A Fatal Accident

Your Car Is Trying To Kill You: New Study Shows What Your Vehicle Is Doing That Could Cause A Fatal Accident

New research by scientists in Australia shows how normal vibrations made by any automobile can sharply increase driver fatigue, raising the risk of accidents. New scientific research conducted at Australia’s RMIT University has revealed a hidden way that automobiles may be killing…

Australia names team for Pan Pacs swimming

Australia names team for Pan Pacs swimming

Swimming Australia has named a 33-strong team to contest next month's Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. The team consists of 17 women and 16 men – with Queensland dominating the team with 27 swimmers. Cate Campbell. There's two each from NSW…

Basketball Australia boss feared for players after Philippines brawl

Basketball Australia boss feared for players after Philippines brawl

Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore says the Australian Boomers feared for their safety in the aftermath of a brawl in the Philippines on Monday night. Moore faced the media on Tuesday following the brawl between players, officials and crowd members at…

Australia to face Pakistan in T20 opener

Australia to face Pakistan in T20 opener

The Australian women's cricket team will start November's World Twenty20 tournament with a game against Pakistan as they look to reclaim the title they ceded to West Indies in 2016. The International Cricket Council announced the schedule for the tournament to be…

Sales but no prizes for Australia at the Monte Carlo TV Festival

Sales but no prizes for Australia at the Monte Carlo TV Festival

Australia misses out at awards Despite surging into the 58th edition of the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo, Australia came home empty handed. This year's Australian nominees included the miniseries Sunshine, actor Anthony LaPaglia and the documentary series The Queen & Zak…

Van Marwijk frustrated Australia did not get all three points

Van Marwijk frustrated Australia did not get all three points

Socceroo boss Bert van Marwijk could only rue his team's inability to convert its second half chances as he contemplated another good Australia performance which did not get the reward it deserved. The 1-1 draw against Denmark means Australia has a point…

More T20s for Australia as cricket searches for meaning

More T20s for Australia as cricket searches for meaning

Australia will play significantly more Twenty20s at the cost of the traditional formats as part of a revamp of the international schedule designed to give greater context to world cricket. The International Cricket Council's future tours program to the end of 2023…