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  • With gold, Phelps starts strong

    With gold, Phelps starts strong
    As Michael Phelps prepared to warm up in the practice pool at the Olympic Aquatic Centre yesterday morning, Elvis Presley blared on a nearby loudspeaker. The King asked for "a little less conversation" and a "little more action," and the much-hyped...
  • World champion Franklin fails to make 200 meter freestyle final

    (Reuters) - World champion Missy Franklin failed to make the 200 meters freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships on Australia's Gold Coast, despite setting the fourth-fastest time in Thursday's qualifying. The 19-year-old American, who...
  • Australia's highest court to hear test case on asylum seekers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court set a date on Thursday for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at sea, a case that will test the government's authority to pursue its secretive immigration policies....
  • Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday. The 20-year-old Liverpool left back was born in...
  • China says Australian tycoon's attack 'irrational and absurd'

    BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry has condemned a verbal attack by Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer as irrational and absurd, after the businessman described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people....
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia
    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'

    Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'
    In less than a year as Australian government leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn more ire from environmentalists than most anti-regulation crusaders manage in a full term in office. He delivered last month on his chief campaign promise to...
  • Zimbabwe tour about winning not auditions, says Clarke

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed the idea that the upcoming one-day tour of Zimbabwe might serve as a sort of extended audition for players keen to get into the squad before next year's World Cup. Australia's 14-man squad...
  • Phelps confident of getting back to his best

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Michael Phelps' comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record...
  • Australia unchanged for re-match with New Zealand

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has given a vote of confidence to the players who earned a 12-12 draw with New Zealand last weekend by naming an unchanged side for Saturday's Rugby Championship return match in Auckland. McKenzie resisted...
  • As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive. With a...
  • Olympics-Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's...