/Barty and Priscilla Hon win decisive doubles rubberAustralia set up semi-final clash with Belarus in AprilAshleigh Barty has led the way and debutante Priscilla Hon was her reliable sidekick as Australia
knocked the United States out of
the Fed Cup
to set up a world group semi-final clash with Belarus. The US
had the home crowd in Asheville, at North Carolina’s US
Cellular Center indoor arena on Sunday, but Australia
possessed world No 13 Barty who was invincible. Continue reading... Ashleigh
/MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: What they call a Barty party in this neck of
the woods broke out
Barty edged to a nerve-shredding win over Maria Sharapova. Ashleigh
Barty turns on style to topple Maria Sharapova as home favourite books Australian Open quarter-final against Petra KvitovaHome favourite Ashleigh
Barty beat Maria Sharapova at the Australian OpenIn front of
a partisan crowd, the Australian beat the Russian 4-6, 6-1, 6-4Barty is the first Australian to reach the last eight si...
/Australian complains of
‘dead’ shoulder during loss to John MillmanKyrgios says his coach Sebastien Grosjean ‘deserves better athlete’ Nick Kyrgios has said he has no devotion to tennis and probably never would after completing a “diabolical” grand slam season with a drama-charged first-round defeat in the US
Open.Kyrgios complained of
a “dead” shoulder during his 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 loss to fellow Australian John Millman before revealing far deeper concerns during an extraordinary post-match med...
/MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Nobody need tell Petra Kvitova or Danielle Collins that they should keep their Australian Open semi-final clash in perspective. Danielle Collins out
to put Petra Kvitova in the doghouse during their Australian Open semi-final clashDanielle Collins had never won a grand slam match before the Australian OpenThe 25-year-old American is now into the semi-finals after 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victoryCollins recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on TuesdayHer scalp...
/Sarah Aley, Piepa Cleary, Belinda Vakarewa and Molly Strano included List of
21 players will be cut to 15 next month before tournament in UKAustralia could take an inexperienced attack to the women’s cricket World Cup
after naming four uncapped bowlers in an extended 21-player squad.Pace bowlers Sarah Aley, Piepa Cleary and Belinda Vakarewa and spinner Molly Strano have made the initial cut for the June-July tournament in England and Wales. Continue reading...Australia
could take an inexperience...
MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: Nastase, it turns out
, has three lawyers fighting his suspension by the International Tennis Federation, including a human rights specialist.
Ion Tiriac uses one of
his customary flourishes to describe how poverty brought him and Ilie Nastase together as young Romanians on the tennis circuit.'I slept more in the same bed as Nastase than any of
his four wives because we didn't have the money for two beds,' declares his former doubles partner.Things are somewhat d...
/JOE CALLAGHAN AT NIZHNY NOVGOROD STADIUM: The Manchester United midfielder was effortlessly effective as Didier Deschamps’ side shook off Uruguay. The end of
the line? Nowhere close.As France march on to St Petersburg and the semi-finals of
this World Cup
, it seems all the more bizarre that Paul Pogba raised the possibility of
his relationship with the tournament coming to a permanent end just weeks ago.The Manchester United midfielder was effortlessly effective as Didier Deschamps’ side shook o...
/A ruthless Petra Kvitova trampled on the hopes of
the host nation with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Ashleigh
Barty to reach her second Australian Open semi-final on Tuesday. The comments below have not been moderated. The views expressed in the contents above are those of
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/Former world No 1 ejected from court after insulting British playersThe former tennis star Ilie Nastase, already under investigation for making a racist jibe about the colour of
Serena Williams’s unborn baby, provoked further uproar on Saturday after calling Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong and player Johanna Konta “fucking bitches”.The new insult from Nastase led to him being thrown off the court, and Great Britain’s Fed Cup
play-off against Romania was suspended, with Konta visibly trauma...
/Captain to miss eight months after undergoing shoulder surgeryUnclear who will lead Australia
in multi-format series against EnglandAustralia have suffered a huge blow to their women’s cricket Ashes chances, with captain and star batter Meg Lanning ruled out
. The 25-year-old will miss up to the next eight months after having surgery to the shoulder which caused her problems during the recent World Cup
. Related: Jodie Fields hails cricketers' record pay deal as 'huge step' for women's game Conti...
Johanna Konta, the top seed at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, beat her doubles partner 6-4, 6-1 in just 75 minutes to set up a meeting with Ashleigh
Barty in the last eight.
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's A-League football tournament out
to 2023 through a sub-licensing deal with Fox Sports and Foxtel, with the telco to live stream the games via an app. Announcing the deal on Thursday with Football Federation Australia
(FFA), Telstra said it will develop and launch a new My Football Live App, wi...
/• England to face New Zealand, Australia
, South Africa and Japan• Eddie Jones says England must bridge gap with All BlacksEngland will complete a four-year wait to face New Zealand when they clash with the world champions at Twickenham next year.The fixture has been confirmed by the Rugby Football Union for 10 November and is the highlight of
a mouth-watering 2018 autumn series that also features matches against South Africa, Japan and Australia
. Continue reading...England will complete a four-y...US
tennis great responds to controversial Romanian’s ‘chocolate with milk’ comment at Fed Cup
tennis meeting in RomaniaAmerican tennis player Serena Williams has accused Ilie Nastase of
racially abusing her and her unborn baby as she made her first response to comments the Romanian former world No1 made about her.Nastase was overheard on Friday at a press conference for the Fed Cup
tie between Romania and Britain saying about the current world No 1’s unborn baby: “Let’s see what colour it has. C...
/I’ve seen how OpenAI’s GPT2 system can produce a column in my style. We must heed Elon Musk’s warnings of
AI doom Elon Musk, recently busying himself with calling people “pedo” on Twitter and potentially violating US
securities law with what was perhaps just a joke about weed – both perfectly normal activities – is now involved in a move to terrify us
all. The non-profit he backs, OpenAI, has developed an AI system that is so good it had me quaking in my trainers when it was fed
an article of