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Haney retains WBC lightweight belt in decision over Kambosos

Jun. 05, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Devin Haney made it official — and unanimous — on Sunday. He's the undisputed world lightweight boxing champion. Haney retained his WBC lightweight title and added three more from the weight class after his unanimous points decision over...

Kambosos-Haney set for world lightweight unifier Down Under

Jun. 02, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

It’s a lightweight unification fight that Australian boxer George Kambosos has the most to lose, but ultimately the most to gain. The 28-year-old Australian will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line on Sunday at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium against American Devin Haney, who...

Filipinos protest Marcos Jr.'s private Australian visit

May. 17, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Members of Australia’s Filipino community protested Tuesday outside a Melbourne apartment building where the Philippines' presumptive next president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was reportedly visiting his son. Marcos Jr. was making a private family visit,...

'Cat 6' hurricane simulator with 200 mph winds

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Category 6 hurricane’s howling winds accelerate to a startling 200 mph in Miami, mercilessly pummeling a two-story wood-frame house until the roof tears off and the rattling windows explode. And a towering 20-foot storm surge spawns battering waves,...

Kim Jong Un lookalike disrupts Australian election campaign

May. 13, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A man impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday disrupted the Australian election campaign when he burst into an event that Prime Minister Scott Morrison was attending with lawmaker Gladys Liu. The impersonator, who later identified himself by the stage...

Singer Nick Cave confirms son Jethro Lazenby has died at 31

May. 10, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has confirmed the death of his son Jethro Lazenby at age 31. “With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away,” the frontman of rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds said in a statement...

WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death

May. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page. ...

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc wins Formula 1 Australian GP

Apr. 10, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Riding high after a decisive victory for Ferrari in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, Charles Leclerc’s belief in the team's prospects are growing by the race. A grand prix billed as a showdown between Leclerc’s Ferrari and the Red Bulls of Max...

AUTO RACING: Martinsville next in NASCAR's short track spree

Apr. 06, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Site: Martinsville, Virginia. Schedule: Friday, practice, 4:30 p.m., and qualifying, 5:05 p.m.; Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (FS1) Track: Martinsville...

Australia and India thank Quad for new free trade deal

Apr. 06, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China. Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is...