PERTH, Australia (AP) — A man who may have been keeping a wild kangaroo as a pet was killed by the animal in southwest Australia, police said Tuesday. It was reportedly the first fatal attack by a kangaroo in Australia since 1936.
Leeds manager Jesse Marsch acknowledges last season’s relegation battle was “intensely stressful.”
A preseason trip Down Under for the American and his squad — now featuring two compatriots in midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams — has been more laid-back.
SYDNEY (AP) — England held on through a 12-phase Wallabies attack with four minutes remaining to beat Australia 21-17 and clinch the three-match rugby series in the decider at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
SYDNEY (AP) — Harry Wilson has earned a spot in Australia’s starting lineup for the deciding third rugby test against England after a brutal series that has challenged the depth of both squads.
The Reds backrower was one of four changes to Australia’s starting XV for Saturday’s match, with Reece Hodge returning at fullback, lock Nick Frost picked to make his starting debut and veteran James Slipper returning at loosehead prop.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ben Hunt charged down Nathan Cleary’s kick and sprinted 70 meters to clinch an against-the-odds State of Origin series win for Queensland with a 22-12 victory Wednesday over New South Wales in Game 3.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia is likely to get the competition points from a cancelled three-game limited-overs international series after South Africa withdrew because of a crammed schedule and the launch of its domestic Twenty20 competition.
SYDNEY (AP) — Lock Maro Itoje and flanker Sam Underhill have been withdrawn from England’s squad for the series-deciding rugby test against Australia after sustaining concussions in last Saturday’s 25-17 win in Brisbane.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 14-man Australia also endured a swath of injuries to beat England 30-28 in the series-opening test in Perth on Saturday.
The Wallabies were forced to play a man down for more than half the match after lock Darcy Swain was sent off for headbutting opposite Jonny Hill in retaliation.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Second-rower Cadeyrn Neville will become the oldest Wallabies player in more than 20 years to make his test rugby debut after his surprise inclusion in the Australia side to face England on Saturday in Perth.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Nathan Cleary scored 24 points and combined with debutant Matt Burton to lift New South Wales to a dominant 44-12 win over Queensland in front of a capacity 60,000 crowd at Perth to level the State of Origin series 1-1.
LONDON (AP) — Billy Vunipola was called up by England for the first time since the 2021 Six Nations as the solution to the team's crisis at No. 8 for next month’s rugby tour to Australia.
Injuries to Alex Dombrandt and Sam Simmonds opened the door for Vunipola to make the 36-man touring party to face the Wallabies over three tests, starting in Perth on July 2.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s ambassador to Australia says relations between the two countries are at a “new juncture” with the election of a new Australian government and the first minister-to-minister talks in more than two years.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Ruben Zadkovich has been appointed head coach of the Perth Glory for the next two A-League seasons.
The Sydney-born Zadkovich took over as interim manager from Richard Garcia late last season and helped the team to a win and two draws from 10 games in charge.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia is preparing for its busiest international cricket season on record with the men’s national team scheduled to play 22 matches across three formats as well as the Twenty20 World Cup in the southern summer of 2022-23.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Moana Pasifika pulled off a stunning upset by beating the playoff-bound Brumbies 32-22 in the last match of their inaugural season in Super Rugby Pacific on Saturday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition party officially launched its election campaign on Sunday with an emphasis on cutting costs of living for voters as inflation surges to its highest rate in 21 years.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China.
LONDON (AP) — England will travel to Australia for a three-test rugby series in July, with Sydney Cricket Ground hosting the final match for its first international since 1986.
England last toured Australia in 2016, sweeping the three-test series in Eddie Jones's first year as coach to start an eight-match winning run against the Wallabies.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Japan-based Simon Cron has signed a two-year deal to take over as head coach of the Western Force in Super Rugby Pacific after the 2022 season.
Cron will replace Tim Sampson, who has guided the Perth-based club since 2018 and led the Force back into the Super Rugby competition.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia was fully open to vaccinated travelers after Western Australia on Thursday became the last state to lift border restrictions.
Western Australia, which covers one third of the nation’s land area, closed its borders to most international and interstate travelers in 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Faced with months of reported complaints by senior players over his rigid coaching style and an apparently uncompromising Cricket Australia board of directors, Justin Langer resigned as head coach of the Australian men's cricket team on Saturday.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Monday to abducting a 4-year-old girl from her family’s camping tent on Australia's west coast last year.
Police found Cleo Smith alone in a house in Carnarvon, a town of 5,000 people, 18 days after she went missing last October.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Cricket fans on the island state of Tasmania have received an early Christmas present — Hobart's Bellerive Oval will host its first-ever Ashes test next month.
Cricket Australia confirmed the expected on Saturday, that Hobart will host the fifth test between Australia and England beginning Jan.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — England captain Joe Root chose to keep his likely playing 11 under wraps and was guarded on his intentions if he wins the toss when he spoke Monday for the last time before the first Ashes cricket test against Australia.
SYDNEY (AP) — Cricket Australia says the fifth Ashes test between England and Australia will be moved from the Western Australian capital of Perth because of problems caused by the state’s strict COVID-19 regulations.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An extra day-night test match on the Ashes tour is something England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is more than open to.
Any cricket at all would suit him just fine.
Buttler was released from two weeks in quarantine on Tuesday in time for the scheduled practice match between England and the England Lions in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
SYDNEY (AP) — Police in western Australia on Sunday called off a search for a swimmer who was attacked by a shark.
The wife of Paul Millachip, 57, said she was with him at the Port Beach in the suburb of Perth on Saturday morning when two teenagers on a boat witnessed the shark attack.
SYDNEY (AP) — Rescue services in western Australia were searching for a man who was attacked by multiple sharks, police said.
Two teenagers on a boat saw what they believed was a shark attack at Port Beach in the North Fremantle suburb of Perth on Saturday morning and alerted other swimmers to get out of the sea and called emergency services.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian police posted a 1 million Australian dollar ($750,000) reward on Thursday for information about a 4-year-old girl who officials suspect was snatched from a tent at a remote coastal location five days earlier.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —
Australia’s highest court on Wednesday overturned a ruling of a family court judge who did not declare he had coffee chats with a lawyer involved in the case.
The five High Court judges unanimously agreed that the 2018 ruling should be set aside because of Judge John Walters’ “apprehended bias.”
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Perth Glory have signed former Liverpool and England player Daniel Sturridge for the 2021-22 A-League season.
Sturridge is a two-time UEFA Champions League and FA Cup winner who scored 68 goals during a six-year spell at Liverpool and won a Premier League title with Chelsea.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state on Thursday reported a jump of more than 50% in daily COVID-19 cases, which authorities largely blame on Australian Rules Football parties last weekend that breached pandemic regulations.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Melbourne Demons kicked 12 straight goals in the third and fourth quarters to beat the Western Bulldogs by 74 points and end a 57-year title drought in Australian rules football.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The Western Bulldogs beat Port Adelaide by 71 points to advance to the Australian Football League grand final against the Melbourne Demons.
The Bulldogs kicked the first five goals of the match and seven overall in the opening quarter on their way to a 17.14 (116) to 6.9 (45) victory at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Veteran lock Brodie Retallick will captain the All Blacks for the first time when they meet Argentina on Sunday in a Rugby Championship match on Australia’s Gold Coast.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — It can seem like Australia’s west coast has almost entirely avoided COVID-19.
A mask-free nightlife is thriving and huge crowds are turning out for sporting events, including 53,000 rugby fans who crammed into a Perth stadium to watch New Zealand’s All Blacks defeat Australia’s Wallabies on a recent sunny Sunday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The National Rugby League grand final on Oct. 3 will be moved from Sydney to Brisbane because of spiraling COVID-19 cases in New South Wales state.
It is the second major football championship match to be shifted due to the pandemic.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett has been cleared of reckless play after being sent off in Sunday’s test against Australia and will be available for the rest of the Rugby Championship.
The Wallabies host the All Blacks in a rare Sunday afternoon match at the international level. Turns out that's not the only unusual occurrence in a Rugby Championship compressed from four countries into one Australian state — at least from next week.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Beauden Barrett will return to the No. 10 jersey in which he twice was voted the world’s best rugby player in the All Blacks team which will play Australia on Sunday in the third Bledisloe Cup test at Perth.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League’s grand final will be held outside of its traditional home in Melbourne for the second consecutive season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks will leave several leading players behind in New Zealand when they travel to Perth later this week for the third Bledisloe Cup test against Australia.
Stand-in Captain Sam Whitelock, scrumhalf Aaron Smith and flyhalf Richie Mo’unga have been left out of the 35-strong traveling squad for the Perth test.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The four-nation Rugby Championship will conclude with eight games being held in the Australian state of Queensland because of various new COVID-19 travel and quarantine restrictions prompted by the spread of the delta variant, tournament organizer SANZAAR said Tuesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — South Africa offered on Friday to host all remaining games in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship after a community COVID-19 outbreak prompted a new lockdown in New Zealand and forced that country to cancel two home tests against the Springboks and put a trip by its team to Australia on hold.
SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby Australia has confirmed that the third Bledisloe Cup test between New Zealand and the Wallabies will be played on Aug. 28 in Perth, Western Australia.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Center Henry Taefu scored a try among 20 points as Samoa beat Tonga 42-13 on Saturday in the first match of a two-leg Rugby World Cup qualifying series.
Taefu, who plays for the Perth-based Western Force in Super Rugby Australia, kicked two penalties to give Samoa a 6-3 lead at the end of a physical first half.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was battling to contain several COVID-19 clusters around the country on Monday in what some experts have described as the nation’s most dangerous stage of the pandemic since the earliest days.
SYDNEY (AP) — The ACT Brumbies beat the Melbourne Rebels 26-20 and the Western Force edged New South Wales 31-30 in weekend Super Rugby Australia matches.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — A destructive cyclone has damaged several towns on Australia's western coast, shattering windows, snapping trees and knocking out power. There have been no reports of serious injuries.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's traditionally strong Olympic field hockey teams are having trouble playing competitive matches ahead of the Tokyo Games, not unlike dozens of other international sports facing continuing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.