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Sally Pearson, face of Gold Coast Games, out with Achilles injury

World and former Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson said Thursday that a long-term Achilles tendon injury had flared up during training this week and she had no choice but to withdraw from the 100-metre hurdles and the 4-x100 relay.

Commonwealth Games aim to overcome concerns about koalas, cricket and beer

As Australia deals with a nationwide scandal in cricket, the country's Gold Coast prepares to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will feature Summer Olympic stars like Penny Oleksiak, Yohan Blake and the Fijian rugby sevens squad.

Australian Open: Federer beats Cilic for 20th major title

​Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.

Australian Open: Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major

Caroline Wozniacki has won her first Grand Slam singles title in her 43rd major, beating top-seeded Simona Halep 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 in the Australian Open final.

Australian Open: Roger Federer reaches 7th final when Chung retires

Defending champion Roger Federer moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title on Friday night when Hyeon Chung retired in the second set of their Australian Open semifinal.

Australian Open: 1st Grand Slam title on the line for Halep, Wozniacki

Simona Halep will face Caroline Wozniacki in the Australian Open final on Saturday, with one of them guaranteed to win a first Grand Slam title. The winner will also be No. 1 when the next rankings are released.

Australian Open: Roger Federer runs quarter-final win streak to 14

Roger Federer, at 36 the oldest semifinalist in Melbourne in 41 years, beat long-time rival Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday at the Australian Open and will next face a challenge from the next generation in South Korea's Hyeon Chung, 21.

Australian Open: Nadal out, Wozniacki survives scare to reach semis

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal retired in the fifth set of his quarter-final match against Marin Cilic on Tuesday at the Australian Open, while Great Britain's Kyle Edmund upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.

Australian Open: Djokovic stunned in straight sets

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by South Korea's Hyeon Chung not long after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open on Monday.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal advances after surviving near 4-hour test

Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarter-finals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova on Sunday.

Australian Open: Djokovic, Federer breeze into 4th round

Six-time Australian Open champion Djokovic continued his comeback from six months out with an injured right elbow, beating No. 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

Billie Jean King fires volley at tennis legend Margaret Court for LGBTQ comments

Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Manny Pacquiao's hopes of Mayweather rematch fade with stunning loss to Jeff Horn

Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people.

Rafael Nadal to meet rival Roger Federer in Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to advance to the final of the Australian Open and set up a title match with his old rival, Roger Federer.

Federer, Williams sisters advance to Aussie Open finals

Roger Federer held firm against a furious fightback from fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka to reach the final on Thursday while Serena Williams is one win away from a record 23rd Grand Slam title after setting up an all-Williams final at the Australian Open against her older sister, Venus.