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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Idaho’s Splash Sisters together again, this time in Australia

All-time Vandal women’s basketball players Mikayla Ferenz and Taylor Pierce were signed earlier this week to play for the Ringwood Hawks, a semiprofessional basketball team that competes in Australia’s NBL1 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Spokane angler fighting Australian fires by tying flys

Firefighters battling continent-wide blazes in Australia have a new ally.


Misi: The longest name on Washington State’s roster also represents one of the longest journeys in college football

If Aiolupotea-Pei’s story was adapted for a major motion picture, there’d almost be too many supporting actors to cast. If the film won an award, the defensive lineman would be …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball gets oral commitment from Australian guard Lily Scanlon

Point guard Lily Scanlon, who led the Australian U19 team to the silver medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer, has given an oral commit to play at …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

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 that advanced the Matildas into …


Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018

Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women’s hoops World Cup

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece …


Horan’s late goal pulls US women’s soccer team into 1-1 draw with Australia.

Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations.


Basketball officials apologize for Philippines-Australia brawl

Basketball officials from Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for the vicious brawl during a World Cup qualifier on Monday that resulted in the ejection of 13 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura helps Japan upset Australia

Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.


Tim Cahill finally plays for Australia as Socceroos sent home

Tim Cahill finally got onto the field in his fourth World Cup as Australia was in desperate need of goals. The goals didn’t follow and Cahill had no interest in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

Already-eliminated Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory. The Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark. But Jussuf Poulsen’s …


Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick after the referee watched the replay of a …


Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time

An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.


Saudis apologize after minute’s silence snub in Australia

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologized for “any offense caused” when its players declined to participate in a minute’s silence in memory of last weekend’s deadly attacks in London …


Green and golden? Australia men’s hoop team eyeing Rio gold

There’s one team that has lived up to high expectations – even surpassed them – at the Rio Games in men’s basketball.


Aussies give U.S. men run for their money

Up until Wednesday night, life in Rio was pretty good for players on the U.S. men’s basketball team.


Digest: Taurasi helps US women’s hoops team beats Australia 104-89

Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s national basketball team capped off their pre-Olympic tour with a dominant offensive show against Australia. Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a …


Aussie Michael Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway

REVEL, France – Michael Matthews profited from the work of his teammates Tuesday to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish after a long …


Tennis players Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios put on notice by Australian Olympic Committee

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios may have to improve their behavior on and off the tennis court if they hope to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics.


Sub scores in 80th minute for Australia’s historic victory

Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy …


Alexis Sanchez shines as Chile beats Australia in FIFA World Cup

Chile capitalized on a sluggish start by Australia to earn a 3-1 win in their World Cup opener on Friday, with Alexis Sanchez carrying over his prolific form for Barcelona …


Cougars sign Aussie guard

Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit. The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a …


Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …


Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.


Swedes reach World Cup semis by beating Australia

AUGSBURG, Germany — Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia 3-1 to reach the semifinals at the women’s World Cup. After setting up …