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  • new storyParty Around the World: Great sports, great spots to party 
    Updated: May-29-16 3:05 am

    From the breathtaking view at a ski station in the French Alps to a horse race that "stops the nation" Down Under to the wackiest golf hole in the Arizona desert - make that the entire planet - sports fans will find the party.

  • Kimmann, Buchanan win time trials at BMX Worlds in Colombia 
    Updated: May-28-16 10:48 pm

    MEDILLIN, Colombia - Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands won the men's time trial and Caroline Buchanan of Australia took the women's race at the BMX World Championships on Saturday.

  • Hend eagles No 18 again, takes 1-shot lead at Wentworth story has photos
    Updated: May-28-16 3:29 pm

    VIRGINIA WATER, England - A lucky bounce on No. 18 helped Scott Hend preserve the lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday.

  • Teenage star Rashford scores in 3rd minute of England debut story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 5:27 pm

    SUNDERLAND, England - Teenage star Marcus Rashford made a convincing case to be included in England's squad for the European Championship by scoring within three minutes of his international debut in a 2-1 friendly win over Australia on Friday.

  • Review condemns Aussie TV show over botched kidnap attempt 
    Updated: May-27-16 2:21 am

    SYDNEY - The producer behind an Australian television program's involvement in a mother's botched child-snatching operation in Lebanon has lost his job, as the show's founder on Friday dubbed the debacle "the gravest misadventure in the program's history."

  • Australian party leader says some Trump views 'barking mad' 
    Updated: May-27-16 12:20 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views as "barking mad," breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in U.S. political contests.

  • Sturridge injured again, Rashford set for England debut story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 2:24 pm

    GATESHEAD, England - England striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up another injury, potentially affecting his chances of being selected for the European Championship.

  • Image of Asia: Lighting up 'Sydney's Hidden Stories' 
    Updated: May-26-16 6:50 am

    In this photo by Rob Griffith, Customs House is lit up with colorful creatures in a light display called "Sydney's Hidden Stories" at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia. It's part of the annual Vivid Sydney Light Walk festival of light installations, projections and interactive displays. More than 60 such displays will light up the Sydney waterfront through June 18.

  • Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team 
    Updated: May-26-16 3:56 am

    SYDNEY - Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.

  • Australian lawmaker links trade dispute with asylum seekers 
    Updated: May-26-16 12:57 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister is being criticized for suggesting that a temporary ban on cattle exports to Indonesia five years ago hindered ties with Jakarta that contributed to an influx of asylum seekers arriving on Australian shores by boats from Indonesia.

  • Shandong into Asian Champions League last 8 after 2-2 draw story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 5:03 pm

    SYDNEY - A long-range strike in the 90th minute from substitute Hao Junmin gave Shandong Luneng a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC, putting the Chinese side into the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on away goals.

  • Gamers strive to go mainstream in new Turner-backed league story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 9:21 am

    ATLANTA - They stare at their computer screens, eyes transfixed on the bloody spectacle in front of them, trying to figure out if there's an enemy player just around the corner.

  • Australian who raped German backpacker sentenced to 9 years 
    Updated: May-25-16 3:16 am

    BRISBANE, Australia - An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film "Wolf Creek."

  • No eight for Australia at Rio Olympics, 1st time in 68 years 
    Updated: May-25-16 2:19 am

    SYDNEY - Australia won't have a men's eight crew in Olympic rowing for the first time in 68 years after failing to qualify for Rio de Janeiro at the final regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

  • Dubai to open 2016-17 IRB Sevens season in December story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 1:45 am

    SYDNEY - Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town.

  • Depp's dog fight with Australian deputy leader continues story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 12:08 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."

  • Lauren Jackson back in basketball in team operations role 
    Updated: May-24-16 11:16 pm

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Lauren Jackson's first job since retiring from basketball won't be far from the court.

  • Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat 
    Updated: May-24-16 2:25 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia's Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday.

  • US water polo captain Azevedo preps for record 5th Olympics story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 4:59 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. And 16 years after he burst onto the international scene, he remains one of the world's most dangerous scorers.

  • Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared 'jovial' 
    Updated: May-23-16 10:00 am

    SYDNEY - A police official described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe during a 16-hour ordeal as "jovial," a police commander told an inquest into the deadly siege on Monday.

  • Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:56 am

    SYDNEY - Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia's six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

  • Australian leader's poll numbers sag 2 weeks into campaign 
    Updated: May-23-16 1:34 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's popularity dipped slightly in a poll published Monday two weeks into what appears to be a tight campaign ahead of July 2 general elections.

  • Twice golden, Diamond doubtful for Olympics amid charges 
    Updated: May-22-16 11:59 pm

    SYDNEY - Two-time shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond is doubtful for his seventh Olympics after being charged with driving and firearms offenses on the weekend.

  • Vauchel-Camus wins final division in Transat yacht race 
    Updated: May-21-16 9:46 pm

    NEW YORK - Thibaut Vauchel-Camus won the Class 40 division aboard his monohull Solidaires to bring an end to the Transat bakerly, the world's oldest solo trans-Atlantic race.

  • Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania 
    Updated: May-21-16 3:19 am

    TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia - Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.