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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Victoria will allow crowds of up to 50,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when the Australian Football League (AFL) season starts as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the southern state, officials said on Friday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis fans wearing masks filtered into Melbourne Park on Monday for the start of the Australian Open, this year's first Grand Slam event, as the host city recorded one new locally transmitted case of the novel coronavirus.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Victoria health officials believe 520 players and support staff connected with the Australian Open are at relatively low risk of having been exposed to the new coronavirus by a Melbourne quarantine hotel worker who tested positive for COVID-19.
(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has paid the price for a year of inaction over COVID-19 concerns after he was ruled out of Australia's team for next month's ATP Cup after his world ranking slipped to number 46 following a 11-month absence from the ATP Tour.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The "baggy green" cap awarded to late Australian cricketing great Don Bradman on his test debut in 1928 has been sold to a local businessman for A$450,000 after it failed to sell at auction last week.
(Reuters) - Tennis welcomed a first men's Grand Slam champion from outside the 'Big Three' since 2016 in Dominic Thiem during a 2020 campaign with compelling storylines despite the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out almost half the season, including Wimbledon.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The 2021 Australian Open could be moved to later in the year due to COVID-19 but tournament director Craig Tiley told Reuters that organisers are confident of hosting the Grand Slam in its usual January slot with full prize money and fans in the stands.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - As Grand Slam governing bodies ponder over the perfect blueprint of future events amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Australian world number 40 Nick Kyrgios has said he does not want to play in a major in the absence of crowd.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis says he is just trying to stay in shape after coming through a bout of glandular fever that saw him shed 10kg and left him unable to breathe while sleeping.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios once again showed his compassionate side on Monday, pledging to help hungry people and drop off food at doorstep for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.