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Analyst says Australian teen was Islamic State propagandist

Jun. 19, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The eldest of three orphaned Australian siblings pleading for repatriation from a Syrian refugee camp has been an Islamic State group propagandist who could potentially face terrorism charges at home, a security analyst said Wednesday. Zaynab Sharrouf was taken from Sydney to...

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Jun. 19, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. The process of dying in an assisted suicide after an initial approach to a doctor in Victoria state...

Andy Pope does his best work getting to US Opens

Jun. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For some players, U.S. Open qualifying can be one of the toughest days of the year. It's the one test Andy Pope keeps passing. Pope closed out his fourth U.S. Open appearance with an even-par 71 to tie for 58th and leave with hope, if not satisfaction. This was the fourth time...

Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Jun. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on Tuesday night at Grenoble, France, that advanced the Matildas into the knockout rounds Kerr tied American Alex Morgan for the tournament lead with five goals. "I actually wanted more after...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Jun. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th...

Federer off to winning start in bid for 10th Halle title

Jun. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer began his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over Australia's John Millman on Tuesday, with defending champion Borna Coric also advancing. Federer, who lost to Coric in last year's final, hit nine aces and saved the only break point...

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

Jun. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program. The 17-year-old guard is rated as one of the best U.S. high school basketball players...

Brazil not eager to advance by settling for a draw

Jun. 17, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women's World Cup. Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes aiming only to tie Italy in the Group C match Tuesday at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. "To play for a draw? I don't like to enter a match thinking about...

Australia and Sam Kerr quiet the haters at the World Cup

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

Australia's path to the Women's World Cup was turbulent even before its upset loss in the opening round. That loss to Italy in stoppage time was a terrible start for a team that some consider one of the tournament favorites. The Matildas feature Sam Kerr, their back-flipping global superstar captain, and the...

Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

Jun. 17, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The week will likely be dominated by central banks with those from...