Agar an unlikely batting hero in Aussie loss

Wes Agar enjoyed ‘rising to the occasion’ for Australia even though it wasn’t enough to secure a win over the West Indies. Fast bowler Wes Agar says the Covid-19-changed world has taught him to “expect the unexpected” – perhaps even including him top-scoring for Australia...

Aussie bowlers shine with the bat

Having struggled early with the bat, Australia had their bowlers to thank for posting a competitive total against the West Indies. Wes Agar led some lower-order batting resistance to spare Australia’s blushes after a disastrous start in the second match of their one-day international series...

Olympics star hits out in breastfeeding storm

A two-time Olympic medallist has vented her fury at Olympic officials after being forced to leave her breastfeeding son behind in Spain. Spanish synchronised swimmer Ona Carbonell has vented her fury at Tokyo 2020 organisers, after she was forced to leave her breastfeeding son behind...

Coates’ angry reply to Palaszczuk storm

John Coates has hit back after being accused of patronising Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a press conference in Tokyo. Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has angrily hit back at suggestions he in any way demeaned Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at a press conference...

QLD premier scolded in front of world

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was publicly admonished on Wednesday night in an awkward press conference broadcasted to the entire world. Ms Palaszczuk had earlier vowed not to attend the Tokyo Opening Ceremony on Friday night, saying she would watch the events from her hotel room,...

Two words spark Olympic meltdown

Heading from Australia to Tokyo for the Olympics involved being trapped inside an airport without food for eight hours. It was pure torture. Some aspects of travelling in a Covid-affected world are depressingly familiar – like the baby who kept crying from Sydney to Singapore...