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Davis Cup: Australia beats Brazil 3-1 to qualify for finals

Adelaide (AP/UNB) — Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis center on Saturday. John Millman beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-7, (6), 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) in the deciding match. Millman took the court after Australia’s doubles team of James Duckworth and John ... Read More »

Bangladesh suffer big defeat against Australia

Dhaka — In the second game of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, Bangladesh Women’s team suffered a big defeat by 86 runs against the hosts and defending champions Australia at Perth on Thursday. Australia won on the toss in today’s game and opted to bat first. They posted 189 for one in 20 overs, the highest total of the ... Read More »

T20 World Cup: Bangladesh Women’s team off to Australia

Dhaka — Bangladesh Women’s National Cricket team left Dhaka for Australia on Sunday to take part in their 4th appearance of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that will begin on February 21. Bangladesh team led by Salma Khatun is expected reach the Australian city of Brisbane at 10pm (local time) on Monday (February 3) keeping a better performance in ... Read More »

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

Melbourne, Australia (AP/UNB) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind by a break, ceding 14 of 16 points with a series of ... Read More »

Labuschagne double ton lifts Australia to 454 all out vs NZ

Sydney (AP/UNB) — Marnus Labuschagne’s stellar summer reached a new peak with his maiden double century as Australia was bowled out for 454 on the second day of the third test against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground. Labuschagne scored 215 off 363 balls, with 19 boundaries and a six, before his epic innings was ended caught and bowled by ... Read More »

Australia-New Zealand cricketers turn attention to wildfires

With the three-test series between Australia and New Zealand decided, players from both teams will momentarily turn their attention away from the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground and to the deadly wildfires around the country. Black armbands will be worn from the first day of the test on Friday as a mark of respect for those who have lost ... Read More »

New Zealand in trouble against Australia on 3rd day at MCG

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — Australia’s world No. 1-ranked bowler Pat Cummins struck twice in consecutive deliveries as New Zealand sustained an embarrassing batting collapse on day three of the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. New Zealand resumed on 44-2 in reply to Australia’s first innings of 467 and reached 102-6 at lunch, losing four wickets for 58 ... Read More »

Shane Watson of Australia set to join Bangabandhu BPL

Dhaka — Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is expected to join Rangpur Rangers in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Thursday, confirmed a source close to the team. The source also confirmed that the Australian all-rounder will reach Dhaka on Thursday and he will play his first match of this BPL on Friday when the Rangers taking on Khulna ... Read More »

Dar to break umpire record in Australia-New Zealand test

Perth (AP/UNB) — Aleem Dar will break the record of most tests as an umpire in the first match of the series between Australia and New Zealand starting Thursday. The 51-year-old from Pakistan will stand in his 129th test as an on-field umpire, surpassing the previous record of Steve Bucknor. Dar has been umpiring in tests since 2003, his first ... Read More »

Australia wins by innings and 48 runs, sweeps Pakistan 2-0

Adelaide, Australia, (AP/UNB) — Nathan Lyon had never taken a five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The veteran off-spinner hadn’t taken a wicket in the day-night test until the fourth day. Then they tumbled. He took two wickets in the first session Monday and three in the second before Australia finished off a victory by an innings and 48 runs under lights ... Read More »

England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

Oita (AP/UNB) — The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over ... Read More »

Malinga back to lead Sri Lanka for Australia T20s

Colombo (AP/UNB) — Lasith Malinga will return to lead Sri Lanka in a three-match Twenty20 cricket series against Australia but many players from the young team that performed well on the tour of Pakistan have retained their places. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella were the other senior players included in a 16-man squad announced by Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read More »

U.S. and Australia — joined at the hip

By John Menadue Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants us to join with the U.S. in tackling the problems which Donald Trump created with Iran and presumably to soften us up to host missiles to protect the U.S. marines and port facilities in Darwin, writes John Menadue. Read More »