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Australia blames 'state actor' for hacking political parties

Feb. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network used by major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he...

Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugee

Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, Australian officials said Monday. Australian Border Force Commissioner...

J.B. Holmes outlasts Justin Thomas on long day at Riviera

Feb. 17, 2019 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome Justin Thomas, who took 19 putts on...

New Zealander Ryan Fox wins European Tour's Super 6 event

Feb. 17, 2019 4:44 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Ryan Fox won the World Super 6 Perth Lake Karrinyup, beating Spain's Adrian Otaegui in the match-play final. Fox beat Jazz Janewattananond, Kristoffer Reitan and Paul Dunne on the way to Sunday's final, before defeating Otaegui in the decider with two holes to spare. It was Fox's...

Nelly Korda clinches genuine family Grand Slam in Australia

Feb. 17, 2019 3:21 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda added to her family's impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women's Australian Open. Korda led by three strokes after the third round, increased it to four with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the 11th to make it a...

Sweden's Langfors leads by 1 after 3 rounds of World Super 6

Feb. 16, 2019 4:59 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sweden's Per Langfors was at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the World Super 6, with Ireland's Paul Dunne, Norway's Kristoffer Reitan and Australian Brad Kennedy one stroke behind in the European Tour event. Lanfors shot an 8-under 64 and had a 10-under total of 206...

Nelly Korda has 3-shot lead into Australian Open's 4th round

Feb. 16, 2019 2:47 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and take a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Women's Australian Open. Korda, tied for third after the second...

Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

Feb. 15, 2019 9:02 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open. The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly Opelka, a 6-3, 6-4...

Pieters among 4 tied for lead midway through World Super 6

Feb. 15, 2019 11:52 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thomas Pieters battled the wind to shoot a 6-under-par 66 and move into a four-way tie for the lead after the second round of the European Tour's World Super 6 on Friday. Pieters is joined by Panuphol Pittayarat, Matthew Griffin, and Ryan Fox at 8 under at Lake Karrinyup. Playing in...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar...