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Rebel Cooper revived after year in exile

3:42am EST

MELBOURNE Being frozen out at the Queensland Reds for a whole season looks to have been a blessing in disguise for former Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper, who rekindled his love for rugby away from the spotlight and found a welcoming home at the Melbourne Rebels.

Soccer - Milicic given World Cup job with Australian women

Feb 18 2019

MELBOURNE Football Federation Australia (FFA) confirmed on Monday that Ante Milicic will coach the strife-torn national women's side through this year's World Cup in France following the shock sacking of former boss Alen Stajcic.

Rugby - Australian bad boys look to clean up act in World Cup year

Feb 14 2019

MELBOURNE Forget high-minded talk of "people and culture", the old school mantra of "boys will be boys" is alive and kicking in Australian Super Rugby where three problematic former Wallabies are set to reboot their careers at new teams.

Rugby - Australia teams under pressure to deliver World Cup momentum

Feb 13 2019

MELBOURNE Having set the Wallabies up for failure in recent seasons, Australia's underperforming Super Rugby sides are under pressure to improve and send Michael Cheika's team to the World Cup in Japan with some momentum.

Cricket - Cummins recognised for stepping up in bleak year for Australia

Feb 11 2019

MELBOURNE In the bleakest of years for Australian cricket, fast bowler Pat Cummins has been a beacon of hope, answering the nation's call for leaders to emerge during the ball-tampering exile of Steve Smith and David Warner.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Folau makes long-term commitment to Australian rugby

Feb 08 2019

* Folau commits long-term to Australian rugby in coup for code

Devastating Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Jan 27 2019

MELBOURNE Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown in devastating style on Sunday as he condemned Rafa Nadal to the most stinging defeat in their long Grand Slam rivalry.

Humbled Nadal says needs 'time, work' to beat Djokovic

Jan 27 2019

MELBOURNE A chastened Rafa Nadal said even his best tennis may have not been enough against a rampant Novak Djokovic after being thrashed by the Serb in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

Humbled Nadal says needs 'time, work' to beat Djokovic

Jan 27 2019

MELBOURNE A chastened Rafa Nadal said even his best tennis may have not been enough against a rampant Novak Djokovic after being thrashed by the Serb in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

After New York drama, Osaka savors Australian coronation

Jan 26 2019

MELBOURNE With a resilience forged in the strife-torn U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka clinched her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday, but this time there was no drama that could sour her triumph.

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