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Court's recognition 'for her tennis achievements only': Tiley

Tuesday  04:10,   21 january 2020

Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley has reiterated the governing body's opposition to Margaret Court's controversial views ahead of her 50th anniversary Grand Slam ceremony next week. The 24-time major champion is at Melbourne Park this week... >>>

Australian Open 2020: First-round test bodes well for defending champ Djokovic

Tuesday  03:41,   21 january 2020

Novak Djokovic wobbled but saw off Jan-Lennard Struff to kick-off his title defence at Melbourne Park on Monday.Djokovic - eyeing a record-extending eighth Australian Open title - kicked off his title defence with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 2-6 6-1 >>>

British No 1 Jo Konta dumped out of Australian Open in first round as 12th seed is beaten in just 62 minutes by Tunisia's Ons Jabeur

Tuesday  03:30,   21 january 2020

Jo Konta's problems when faced with players who bring a box of tricks to the court surfaced again on Tuesday morning when she was bundled out of the Australian Open.The British number one and twelfth seed was upset 6-4 6-2 by Tunisia’s Ons... >>>

Kyrgios' incredible Open snub revealed

Tuesday  03:10,   21 january 2020

Nick Kyrgios was asked for his court preferences ahead of the Australian Open and has been given his choice.Kyrgios will play world No.51 Lorenzo Sonego on Melbourne Arena on Tuesday night for his first round... >>>

Hazlewood eyes T20 Cup after India ODIs

Tuesday  02:11,   21 january 2020

Josh Hazlewood hasn't played a T20 for Australia since 2016, but hopes the longest stint of white-ball cricket in his career can put him in the World Cup squad.Hazlewood made a successful return for Australia on Sunday night against India,... >>>

Beckham's MLS team in Miami takes field for first time

Tuesday  01:40,   21 january 2020

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new soccer team finally got to play soccer. After more than six years of planning — and a process that was at times brutally difficult — Inter Miami took the field for the first time Monday. The expansion... >>>

Stars admit Maxwell mistake in BBL defeat

Tuesday  01:31,   21 january 2020

Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey admits the BBL table toppers erred in giving Glenn Maxwell only 26 balls to change momentum in a shock loss to Sydney Sixers. The Stars' eight-match winning streak ended at the SCG on Monday night, when they were... >>>

Serena shuts down reporter's Meghan question

Tuesday  00:21,   21 january 2020

If you don't ask, you don't get. So a reporter asked Serena Williams about her good friend Meghan Markle. Guess what? They didn't get.To recap, Markle and her husband Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, have decided to give up their royal... >>>

Tsitsipas urges own fans to be more 'respectful'

Tuesday  00:00,   21 january 2020

Stefanos Tsitsipas had too much firepower for Italian Salvatore Caruso, and some choice words for his fans.Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas has urged his contingent of supporters at Melbourne Park to be more respectful after a raucous first >>>

Grigor Dimitrov's tracksuit has been called the 'highlight' of the Australian Open so far, but fans are undecided on whether they like it

Monday  23:15,   20 january 2020

Grigor Dimitrov split fans opinion with his choice of attire during the first round of the Australian Open. The Bulgarian wore an an outlandish tracksuit to enter the Melbourne Arena on Monday ahead of his clash with Juan Ignacio Londero."I love... >>>

Horrific flashbacks, Henriques holds catch

Monday  22:50,   20 january 2020

Moises Henriques has flashbacks every time a ball is hit in the air, underlining why a clutch catch in the Sydney Sixers' win over Melbourne was so impressive.The Sixers reclaimed second spot on the BBL ladder with Monday night's shock victory... >>>

Australia off the mark at U-19 World Cup

Monday  19:30,   20 january 2020

Leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha finished with figures of 5-14 as Australia beat Nigeria by 10 wickets at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.After winning the toss and electing to bat, Nigeria were blown away for 61 with leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha taking 5-14 >>>

Arzani stays on Olyroos radar for Tokyo

Monday  19:05,   20 january 2020

Daniel Arzani's return to the field for Scottish giants Celtic is keeping alive the 21-year-old's dream of representing Australia at this year's Olympic Games.Arzani was a late substitute in Celtic's 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Partick... >>>

Stosur planning another run at Aussie Open

Monday  18:57,   20 january 2020

Veteran Samantha Stosur won't let her fifth successive Australian Open first round loss force her into retirement, confirming she's planning to return in 2021.Stosur was never really in the hunt against American teenager qualifier Caty... >>>

Scorchers thump fumbly Thunder in Perth

Monday  17:10,   20 january 2020

Sydney Thunder paceman Brendan Doggett dropped Liam Livingstone three times in Perth Scorchers' crushing BBL victory at Optus Stadium.Thunder opener Alex Hales scored 85 off 59 to guide his side to 5-153 on Monday night, with the England... >>>