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Australian Tax Comissioner: Legal Money Requires National Backing, can Change for Bitcoin

The Australian tax commissioner has left open the possibility that the digital payment system bitcoin could be considered legal tender in Australia.Bitcoin has been described as a type of “virtual currency” where users can pay for goods...Show More Summary

Spieth confirms Australian Open appearance

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Ultra-talented American teenager Jordan Spieth is the latest big name to confirm participation in November's Australian Open in Sydney. Spieth, who has never previously travelled to Australia, will join World No.1 and defending champion,...Show More Summary

Wawrinka into US Open last 16 on walkover

New York (AFP) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the US Open fourth round by walkover on Saturday when Slovenian Blaz Kavcic withdrew from their third-round match with a right foot injury.

Tennis - Federer into US Open third round

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

- Second seed and five-time champion Roger Federer reached the US Open third round on Friday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over big-serving Australian Sam Groth.

Aussie Tomic pulls out of US Open

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Australian wildcard Bernard Tomic pulled out of the US Open on Thursday with a left hip injury, handing fourth-seeded David Ferrer a third-round berth. Tomic, 21, said he'd also been battling flu prior to his first round victory over Dustin Brown, and when the hip pain flared he opted to take a conservative approach. Show More Summary

ARU announces measures to tackle discrimination

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

SYDNEY (AP) — World Cup-winning captains John Eales and Nick Farr-Jones joined with the Australian Rugby Union on Friday for an anti-discrimination policy launch that coincided with the opening day of the Bingham Cup gay rugby tournament.

Iggy Azalea: It's Difficult Being a Female Rapper, But I Love It

Iggy Azalea takes a phone call as she’s mobbed by fans while arriving at LAX Airport on Wednesday (August 27) in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old Australian entertainer recently opened up about her first big single “Fancy.” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Iggy Azalea “I was very surprised about how massive ‘Fancy’ was purely [...]

Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to "Shut up."

Sharapova, Wawrinka reach US Open third round

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka survived some shaky moments Wednesday to book their third-round berths at the US Open. Sharapova, who lifted her fifth Grand Slam title at Roland Garros this year, fought back from a set down in a gritty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over 95th-ranked Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru. Show More Summary

Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

NEW YORK (AP) — In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to "Shut up."

15-Year-Old CiCi Bellis Takes the US Open by Storm

Yesterday afternoon, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, ranked No. 1,208 in the world, delivered one of the biggest upsets the US Open has seen in years by knocking off No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova, a finalist at the 2014 Australian Open. Bellis is the youngest woman (and I use “woman” lightly, since she’s really just a girl) […]

Karen Nanasca – Nailed it

6 days agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

As we prepare our glammest outfits for the La Bayadère opening night, we thought we’d share a fashion trend straight from The Australian Ballet dance studios. Coryphée Karen Nanasca has started a trend – matching your nail polish with your leotard. … Continue reading ?

Wawrinka in action at U.S. Open on Wednesday

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka will headline center court action at the U.S. Open on Wednesday when he faces unseeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in their second round clash. The Australian Open champion lost his only previous head-to-head clash with Bellucci, but that was on clay back in 2009. Show More Summary

Tennis - Federer into US Open second round

- Five-time champion Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Bellis, 15, loses out on $60,000 for US Open stunner

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis caused the biggest upset of the US Open on Tuesday when she knocked out Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova, the 12th seed -- but it cost her $60,000. Bellis, the world 1,208, defeated the Slovakian 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to become the youngest player to win a match at the US Open since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

CiCi Bellis, 15, defeats Dominika Cibulkova in U.S. Open stunner

American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.

Australian Cricketer Shatters Glass on Commentator's Box

SYDNEY — Australian cricket just got extreme. Fiery Aussie fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson smashed a ball into the commentator's box while batting at the opening match of the one-day international tri-series against Zimbabwe. The cricketer...Show More Summary

Tennis - Wild thing Kyrgios escapes US Open banishment

last weekNews : The Newsroom

- Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios came within a rant of US Open disqualification on Monday after a stormy first round win over Russia's Mikhail Youzhny. Kyrgios, the man who famously sent Rafael Nadal careering out of Wimbledon this...Show More Summary

Injured Clarke out of opening Zimbabwe cricket clash

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Australian captain Michael Clarke was Monday ruled out of the team's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club with a hamstring injury. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. Show More Summary

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