If ever there was a microcosm of the battle for hearts and minds in Australian sport, then today’s fare is it.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2018
Tributes have been paid to Cornelia Frances, the British-born actress best-known for her role in Australian soap Home and Away, who has died aged 77.
Tue, 29 May, 2018
World Cup officials have launched an investigation into an alleged fight between two players from the Italy team.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp deliberately, her parents said, ahead of an appeal hearing in which prosecutors are seeking to overturn a South African court ruling that the athlete was not guilty of murder.
Tue, 25 Aug, 2015
British soul singer Amy Winehouse thought she was pregnant before she died, her father has said.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Five hostages have fled a siege in a Sydney city centre cafe but more are still being held inside by an armed offender.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2014
The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness completed his testimony at the murder trial today, a lawyer said.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
An Australian who threw his Canadian girlfriend off the balcony of their high-rise Sydney apartment in a crime that captivated the nation has been sentenced to 26 years in jail.
Wed, 12 Feb, 2014
Rory McIlroy was doubly satisfied after he claimed his first title in over a year with a dramatic one-shot victory at the Australian Open in Sydney.
Sun, 01 Dec, 2013
An Australian election candidate who thought Islam was a country has stepped down.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013
The Australian DJs behind the hoax call to the hospital that treated Kate Middleton said they were “gutted, shattered, heartbroken” by the death of a nurse they had duped.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI gave Australia its first saint today, canonising a 19th century nun who was briefly excommunicated and also declaring five other saints in a Mass attended by tens of thousands of people.
Sun, 17 Oct, 2010
THERE’S a story that may interest the GAA hierarchy and send a shiver down the spines of RTÉ executives.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2005
British raiders Carte Diamond and Razkalla were out of luck in the Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup in Australia.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2005
Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt and his 21-year-old girlfriend, actress Rebecca Cartwright, are expecting a baby, a television network reported today.
Fri, 06 May, 2005
CORK-BORN Jackie Cott has been living the dream of many golfers this week by caddying for Greg Norman at the Heineken Melbourne Open.
Sat, 05 Feb, 2005
Jana Pittman, the 400 metre hurdles world champion, today conceded she will not run at the Athens Olympics after damaging her right knee in a freak training accident on Friday.
Sun, 08 Aug, 2004
Australian Olympic chief John Coates today described the possibility of world 400m hurdles champion Jana Pittman missing the Olympics as “tragic”.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2004
An old man’s claim that he shot a wild dog that snatched a baby at Ayers Rock in the Australian Outback nearly a quarter of a century ago today revived an investigation into one of the country’s most enduring mysteries.
Mon, 05 Jul, 2004
Australians will continue working in Saudi Arabia despite an Australian engineer being shot dead in an attack probably linked to al-Qaida, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said today.
Sun, 02 May, 2004
Having been here now for two weeks, I have been able to form a good idea of the Australian way of life.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2003
THE South African Springboks may have handed the Wallabies a blueprint on how to defeat the All Blacks and retain rugby’s Bledisloe Cup next weekend, Australian coach Eddie Jones said yesterday.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2003
Australian star Shane Warne has pulled out of the Cricket World Cup after apparently taking a banned substance inadvertently while recovering from a shoulder injury.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2003
Andre Agassi was handed a simple route into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open today when Guillermo Coria retired halfway through their match.
Sun, 19 Jan, 2003
Cathy Freeman will be running from memory when she competes in the women’s 4x400metres relay at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2002
The Australian government today defended the use of tear gas and water cannons to break up protests at detention centres for illegal immigrants.
Sun, 08 Apr, 2001
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