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  • Two rock climbers killed in remote area of Flinders Ranges

    The bodies of two rock climbers have been discovered at a popular but remote rock-climbing location in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Emergency crews were called to the Moonarie climbing area in Wilpena Pound on Sunday afternoon when two men from Adelaide did not return to their camp. According to police, their bodies were later found dead in the area. Both are believed to have fallen to their deaths. An operation to recover the bodies began ... ► Read more

  • Shayna Jack releases in-depth statement following failed drug test

    Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has released an in-depth statement regarding the failed drug test scandal, where she tested positive on both A and B samples to the banned substance Ligandrol — a drug used to aid muscle growth and treat osteoporosis. In the statement, Ms Jack said when she heard the news she had tested positive to a prohibited substance, she felt her heart break “instantaneously.” She said: “I was in complete shock, asking myself how ... ► Read more

  • Australian tennis great Peter McNamara dies aged 64

    Australian tennis great Peter McNamara has died at age 64, succumbing to his battle with cancer. The former world number seven won five career singles titles and 19 career doubles titles during his 14-year career from 1974 to 1987. Mr McNamara won three grand slam titles in his career. He won the Australian Open doubles title in 1979 with his doubles partner, fellow Australian Paul McNamee, and the Wimbledon doubles title twice, in 1980 and ... ► Read more

  • Folau unable to reach settlement with Rugby Australia

    Israel Folau was unable to reach an agreement with Rugby Australia (RA) today at a Fair Work Commission hearing over his sacking in May. The matter will now be referred to the High Court. Following the Fair Work hearing, Mr Folau said: “Very, very disappointed about the outcome today, but I would like to thank all those who have supported me throughout this time, and I’ll continue to stand up for the freedoms of all ... ► Read more

  • Australian Christian Lobby donates $100k to Israel Folau, launches fundraiser

    The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a new fundraising campaign for Israel Folau on their own website after GoFundMe removed the controversial rugby player’s fundraising page. The ACL made an initial $100,000 donation to the new fundraiser, which has already raised over $400,000. “There is an outpouring of support for Israel Folau from the Australian community, who see Israel’s case as their case,” said ACL Managing Director Martyn Iles. Regarding the $100,000 donation for ... ► Read more

  • Ash Barty crowned women’s world number one after victory in Birmingham

    Ash Barty has become the world number one in women’s tennis after her victory in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 over Germany’s Julia Görges in the Birmingham Classic final. The 23-year-old becomes the second Australian woman ever to achieve the top spot on the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) rankings, only preceded by Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976. Talking on her victory, Ms Barty said: “It’s been the most amazing month of tennis for us and really ... ► Read more

  • Formula One legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70

    Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda passed away “peacefully” and surrounded by his family on Monday (local time). The Austrian, widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time, died aged 70, his lawyers and a family spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. “With deep sadness we announce that our beloved Niki passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday,” a spokesperson for Mr Lauda’s airline Laudamotion said. “His unique achievements as an athlete ... ► Read more

  • Ten-year-old skater secures UK championship title, aims for Olympics

    Ten-year-old Sky Brown won her first UK Skateboard Championships event on Sunday (local time), scoring 308 points to secure the title. Ms Brown took victory in women’s park at her first national competition, ahead of Amy Ram with 275 points and Rebecca Davies with 260. “I was a little nervous, but it was really fun,” Ms Brown said. “I just wish I could have done even better.” Featuring more than 140 of Britain’s best skateboarders, ... ► Read more

  • Super Bowl 2019: did you catch the game within the game?

    It’s that time for the year again to dissect the NFL extravaganza — the Super Bowl of 2019. For the record, the Patriots beat the Rams in a dour defensive display. But this article isn’t about the game or the much debated halftime performance by Maroon 5. The real game is played in the ad breaks, or at least that’s what ad executives think. Companies spend just over $US5 million ($AU7 million) for a 30 second ... ► Read more

  • Morrison: Australia is “pushing on every door” to get Hakeem al-Araibi released

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison told 2GB on Thursday that the Government is “pushing on every door” to secure the release of Melbourne-based refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi. The Prime Minister said he had not received a reply to his letter to Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha, in which he urged Bangkok to return Mr al-Araibi to Australia. In the letter Mr Morrison reportedly pointed out that Mr al-Araibi has a permanent protection visa, stressing the thorough process ... ► Read more

  • Six members of Afghan Invictus Games team may seek asylum in Australia

    Six members of Afghanistan’s Invictus Games team did not board their return flight home from Sydney last Sunday, and are believed to be planning to seek asylum in Australia. A spokesperson from the Department of Home Affairs did not confirm whether any applications for asylum have been received from the team members, but told SBS News: “The Invictus Games competitors and officials may remain lawfully in Australia until the expiry of their visas. Their visas ... ► Read more

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex land in Sydney ahead of Invictus Games

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have arrived in Sydney for their debut royal tour. The couple had a modest reception consisting mostly of media and security and were briskly bundled into a car bound for Admiralty House at Kirribilli. Prince Harry gave a quick thumbs up as he and Meghan departed Sydney airport, as they begin their tour ahead of The Invictus Games. Follow @tendailyau for details on the Aussie royal tour #TenNews #royalsdownunder ... ► Read more

  • Nike offers professional contract to athlete with cerebral palsy

    Justin Gallegos has become Nike’s first professional athlete with cerebral palsy, after the sports brand offered him a contract when he completed a marathon. Mr Gallegos, a student at the University of Oregon, was met at the finish line by a video crew and Nike’s Insights Director John Douglas. Although he thought the cameras were there to film the event, Mr Gallegos was surprised when Mr Douglas offered him the contract, breaking down in tears ... ► Read more

  • Controversy over planned use of Opera House as billboard to promote horse race

    The New South Wales Government’s plan to use the Sydney Opera House as a digital billboard to promote the $13 million Everest Cup horse race has proved controversial, despite being backed by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Late last week the Premier intervened after broadcaster Alan Jones publicly criticised Opera House executive Louise Herron, who said that words or branding promoting the Everest Cup should not be projected onto the Opera ... ► Read more

  • Qatar bid team accused of sabotaging rival bids for 2022 FIFA World Cup

    Allegations of a “black-ops” campaign by Qatar’s bid team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have sparked controversy as accusations of extensive sabotage emerge. The Qatar bid team is accused of using ex-CIA connections and public relations firms to run a fabricated propaganda campaign against rival US and Australian bid teams. The scandal emerged after a confidential source provided documents to The Times (UK), detailing how the Qatar bid team undermined support for hosting the ... ► Read more

  • Socceroos fail to qualify in Fifa World Cup after loss against Peru

    The Socceroos, in their last attempt at qualifying for round two of the Fifa World Cup, have lost against already-eliminated Peru 2-0 on Wednesday. The Australian team, who tied against Denmark last Thursday, was in with a fighting chance to progress to the next round in the Russian-hosted football World Cup. The team however just couldn’t seem to find enough luck or break through Peru’s tight-knit defence in order to claim a long awaited victory. ... ► Read more

  • Aussies victorious in Monaco, Indianapolis

    Australian drivers won two of the most prestigious motor sport events, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500, on Sunday. Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, racing for Red Bull, had an almost perfect Monaco Grand Prix, topping the time sheets in all practice and qualifying sessions, and winning in the Principality for the first time in his career. Ricciardo held onto first place despite complaining of a loss of power in the first half ... ► Read more

  • Ricciardo on pole for Monaco GP with record-breaking qualifying lap

    Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position, after setting a record-breaking lap time in qualifying of 1:10.810. Ricciardo shaved over a second off the time set by last year’s polesitter, Kimi Räikkönen. The Australian Formula One driver, who lives in Monaco, has never won in the principality, but came close in 2016 when he qualified first, but lost the race due to a bungled late-race pitstop and finished second. He also ... ► Read more

  • Commonwealth Games: Chairman says ‘we got it wrong’ about closing ceremony

    Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Chairman Peter Beattie has said that “we got it wrong” after the closing ceremony barely focused on athletes and instead featured long speeches by dignitaries. Many patrons began to leave the event only one hour into the ceremony after athletes entered the stadium, only to stand on the fringes of the stage in darkness. The ceremony included several speeches, including one from Mr Beattie which many viewers say took the focus ... ► Read more

  • Week in Brief: 25-31 March 2018

    Story of the week Russia expels 59 officials following diplomatic expulsions from West Following the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the West over the Sergei Skripal nerve agent attack, Russia has hit back by expelling 59 diplomats themselves. The United States, Australia and more than a dozen European countries contributed to the initial round of diplomatic expulsions. The United States expelled 60 diplomats; Australia expelled two diplomats suspected of being undeclared intelligence operatives; Britain expelled 23; Canada ... ► Read more

  • Super Bowl 2018: did you catch the game-within-the-game?

    Image credit: Cable News Network (CNN International) Super Bowl 2018 has just finished and for many of us it is time to pore over the results and strategies, and think about who the winners and losers were and why. If you thought that this article would evaluate the big game between the Eagles and the Patriots, you were wrong. The game-within-the-game is the advertising extravaganza that often gets nearly as much attention as the event ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Bottas wins final race of 2017 in Abu Dhabi

    Photo credit: Manuel Goria/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Valtteri Bottas has won the 2017 Formula One season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. This marks the Finn’s third career win since joining Mercedes at the start of the season, and was a great way to end the year ahead of the four-month off-season before 2018. For two back-to-back races Bottas had started from pole position and under pressure from a four-time World ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Bottas on pole for Abu Dhabi season finale

    Photo credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website). Valtteri Bottas has secured pole position at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit for the final Grand Prix of the 2017 season, with a lap time of 1:36.231. This is the Mercedes’ drivers fourth pole of both this year and his Formula One career, and a new fastest qualifying lap at the circuit since Sebastian Vettel’s 1:38.481 in 2011.   Bottas will be under significant pressure to convert ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Vettel victorious in Brazil

    Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website). Sebastian Vettel has won the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix after getting past the Mercedes of pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas into turn one on the opening lap. Bottas kept hot on the heels of the Ferrari right to the end of the race, with just 2.762 seconds separating them at the chequered flag. Vettels’ Ferrari teammate Kimi Räikkönen drove a characteristically consistent race, starting and finishing in third. It ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Bottas on pole in Brazil, Hamilton in early crash

    Photo credit: Kym Illman/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website). Valtteri Bottas has taken pole position for the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix, his Mercedes crossing the finish line with a qualifying time of 1:08.322. The Finn will start first on the grid for the race tomorrow for the third time in his career, third time this season, and third time since joining Mercedes at the start of the year. Bottas has seen this as part of a series ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Verstappen wins in Mexico as Hamilton clinches fourth Championship

    Photo credit: Steven Tee/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Max Verstappen has won the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix after snatching the lead from polesitter Sebastian Vettel in the first two corners of the race. Starting from the front row, the Red Bull driver quickly took the lead after a brief bump with Vettel’s Ferrari. Vettel subsequently made contact with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes, causing damage to the Vettel’s front wing, and a puncture Hamilton’s right-rear tyre. However, ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Vettel on pole for Mexican Grand Prix

    Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Sebastian Vettel has positioned himself well to continue challenging for the 2017 Formula One Drivers’ World Championship, putting his Ferrari on pole for the Mexican Grand Prix. Vettel denied Red Bull’s Max Verstappen the title of “youngest-ever polesitter” by just 0.086 seconds at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, and it is Vettel himself who will continue to hold that title. Verstappen will instead start second ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton wins US Grand Prix with Vettel hot on his heels

    Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has maintained his Formula 1 World Driver’s Championship lead after winning the United States Grand Prix, and the 35 points earned by him and teammate Valtteri Bottas at Austin has secured the 2017 Constructor’s Championship for Mercedes, with three races left in the season. The battle for the Driver’s Championship continues, however, as Sebastian Vettel’s second-place finish for Ferrari keeps him in the running for ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton and Vettel on front row for Austin

    Photo credit: Zak Mauger/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has taken yet another pole position for Mercedes this season, with a lap time of 1:33.108 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Lining up beside him for the United States Grand Prix is the Ferrari of main championship rival Sebastian Vettel, who is expected to push hard in an attempt to reduce Hamilton’s 59-point lead. On the second row of the grid will ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton wins in Japan as Vettel retires from race

    Photo credit: Andy Hone/LAT/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has claimed his fourth Japanese Grand Prix victory, and his third at the Suzuka International Racing Course, as his closest championship rival, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, retired due to technical issues at the start of the race. Hamilton is now on 306 points, leading Vettel in the Championship by 59 points. Hamilton, who took pole position in qualifying yesterday, held the lead from the ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton claims his first pole position in Japan

    Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix, setting a new lap record of 1:27.319 at the Suzuka International Race Circuit. His time was more than three seconds faster than last year’s pole-setting time of 1:30.647 set by 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg. This is also the 85th pole position taken by Mercedes. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified second, but has incurred ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Verstappen wins the final Malaysian Grand Prix

    Photo credit: Manuel Goria/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Max Verstappen snatched the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton in the opening laps of the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, and kept his Red Bull ahead of the Mercedes to claim victory in what was the last Grand Prix in Malaysia for the foreseeable future. The Dutchman, who celebrated his 20th birthday only the previous day, held the lead for most of the race to secure the second ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton takes pole in Malaysia qualifying as Vettel fails to set time

    Photo credit: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) Lewis Hamilton will be first on the starting grid at what will be the last Malaysian Grand Prix for the foreseeable future. A solid qualifying performance saw the Briton take pole position in his Mercedes, while his closest title rival, Sebastian Vettel, failed to set a time due to issues with his Ferrari’s power unit. Despite Mercedes’ noticeably poor performances in the practice sessions on Friday and ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Hamilton extends Championship lead with victory in Singapore

    Photo credit: Mirko Stange/Sutton Images (Formula 1 website) On a weekend that looked set to be dominated by Red Bull and Ferrari, it was Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes that was first across the finish line in the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix. Despite starting fifth on the grid, Hamilton seized several opportunities that brought him his 60th win, and extended his lead in the Formula One World Championship to 28 points. The rain returned just before the ... ► Read more

  • Formula 1: Vettel secures pole ahead of Red Bull in Singapore

    Sebastian Vettel set a blistering lap time during qualifying at Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit to secure pole position for Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1:39.491 is over three seconds faster than Nico Rosberg's pole-setting time in 2016. ► Read more