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Sharapova slams 'second-hand' Brisbane event as men take over

Jan 08, 2020 - 10:33 AM

As top women's tennis players get relegated to outside courts to make way for the men, Maria Sharapova says many of them are 'deserving of that center court spot'

Maria Sharapova Photo by Albert Perez/ EPA-EFE

Near-death experience gives Naomi Osaka perspective

Jan 05, 2020 - 2:10 PM

An upbeat Naomi Osaka says she tries to have a bit of fun and experience new things before heading into the new season

NEW SEASON. Naomi Osaka will play in the season-opening Brisbane International. File photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Venus Williams pulls out of Brisbane International

Jan 01, 2020 - 5:28 PM

An 'unexpected setback' in training forces Venus Williams out of the season-opening Brisbane International

Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

'Still a lot of fire': Sharapova accepts Brisbane wildcard

Dec 31, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Despite slipping to 133 in the world rankings, Maria Sharapova thinks she has a lot more to show

STILL PUSHING. Maria Sharapova admits she initially didn’t see herself playing past 30. Photo by Darren England/EPA-EFE

Sharapova returns to action in Brisbane

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Back from a shoulder injury, former world No.1 Maria Sharapova kicks off her 2020 campaign as a wild card entry

COMEBACK. Maria Sharapova looks to regain her form after playing just over a dozen matches in 2019. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA-EFE

Brilliant Nishikori, Pliskova claim Brisbane titles

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Japanese star Kei Nishikori bags his first men's title in 3 years as Karolina Pliskova storms back to capture the women's crown at Brisbane International

Osaka says poor attitude cost her Brisbane semifinal

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'If I'm being really frank, I just feel like I had the worst attitude today,' says US Open champion Naomi Osaka after falling short at the Brisbane International

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after being defeated by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018.  Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Thigh strain forces Nadal out of Brisbane tournament

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The world No. 2 withdraws to ensure he would be fit to play in the Australian Open

SIDELINED. Rafael Nadal is once again bitten by the injury bug. File photo by Oscar del Pozo

Osaka cruises as Konta sends Stephens packing

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Osaka and Konta both advance to the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International

WINNING COLUMN. Naomi Osaka starts the new year on the right track. File photo Roslan Rahman/AFP

Murray upbeat after winning start in Brisbane

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Sidelined from competitive play since the China Open in September, the former world No. 1 is slowly returning to his old form

RIGHT TRACK. Andy Murray begins the year on a winning note. File photo by Gyln Kirk/AFP

After midnight: Brisbane match starts in 2018, ends in 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Ranked 139 in world tennis, Marie Bouzkova rings in the year with an upset win over former US Open champion Samantha Stosur at Brisbane International

WINNING START. Young bet Marie Bouzkova advances to the 2nd round against fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova. Photo from Brisbane Tennis Twitter

Murray happy with decision not to quit tennis

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The former world No. 1 misses 11 months of the year due to a hip injury

RIGHT CHOICE. Andy Murray says he would be full of regret had he decided to stop playing 6 months ago. Photo by Gyln Kirk/AFP

Ex-NBA star's dog seized from hand luggage in Australia

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Former NBA player Lamar Patterson's French bulldog Kobe gets seized by Australian customs officials

NEW SQUAD. Former Atlanta Hawks swingman Lamar Patterson (left) recently arrived in Australia after signing with the Brisbane Bullets. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

PAL to add more flights to Melbourne, shift to nonstop Brisbane service

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The flag carrier boosts its flights to the two Australian cities, citing high demand

Marañon, Nazari propel Ceres to stunner over Brisbane Roar

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Ceres will face Tianjin Quanjian FC in the preliminary round 3 of the AFC Champions League

Football: Ceres and Etheridge look to slay giants

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Both the Azkal goalkeeper and our top club are confident Filipino underdogs against Man City and Brisbane Roar

UNDERDOGS. Ceres-Negros FC (Stephan Schröck in the photo) and Neil Etherdige will be ready to battle it out with their fierce opponents. Photos by Bob Guerrero

Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Muguruza and Murray hope for speedy recovery in order to be in shape in the coming Australian Open

WITHDRAWAL. With the Australian Open around the corner, tennis stars Muguruza and Murray opt out of Brisbane International. Photos from Facebook

Jeff Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Horn is now in line to face the undefeated American Terence Crawford

STILL CHAMP. Australian boxer Jeff Horn (left) and English boxer Gary Corcoran fight during their World Boxing Organisation welterweight title bout at Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane on December 13, 2017. Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on December 13. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

WBO review confirms Horn beat Pacquiao

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:38 AM

WBO set up a panel of independent and anonymous judges who were asked to determine who won each round The results show Jeff Horn won the title

The week in photos: July 1-7, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:08 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

TREMOR. Rescuers stand next to a destroyed building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Kananga, Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

Manny Pacquiao to 'think hard' about retiring

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:27 AM

The 8 division boxing champ says he will think about hanging up his boxing gloves for good after his body recovers

RETIRING? Manny Pacquiao says, 'I am also considering the opinion of people, the opinion of my family and my body.' Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

PH, foreign celebrities react to Manny Pacquiao's defeat against Jeff Horn

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Samuel L Jackson Donnie Wahlberg Vicki Belo Lovi Poe and more express their surprise over Manny s loss

'Pacquiao was robbed,' 'lawn chairs,' and other #PacHorn reactions

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The bloodbath between Horn and Pacquiao drew a lot of reactions on social media

WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.  WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.

Horn wins decision over Pacquiao in bloody Brisbane brawl

Jul 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

UPDATED Jeff Horn emerges atop a bloody ring to win a controversial decision and the WBO welterweight title at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane Australia

CONTROVERSY IN BRISBANE. Jeff Horn wins a debatable decision over Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

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Jun 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM

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'Money' on his mind as Pacquiao faces former teacher

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Manny Pacquiao s team is holding on to hopes of a Floyd Mayweather rematch

EYEING REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao's team hopes an impressive stoppage of Jeff Horn can earn him a second crack at Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Jerwin Ancajas gets spotlight of a lifetime on Pacquiao-Horn card

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will get his biggest exposure – and payday – for his second title defense in the Pacquiao Horn co main event

CHAMPION'S SPOTLIGHT. Jerwin Ancajas (L), seen alongside Irish Olympic star Michael Conlan, will be making a career-high payday and having his highest exposure in the co-featured fight below Pacquiao-Horn. Photo from Ancajas' Facebook

Jeff Horn determined to make his name at Pacquiao's expense

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Few had heard of Jeff Horn before he signed to fight Manny Pacquiao He wants to make sure no one ever forgets his name

UNDERDOG. Everyone loves an underdog, and they'll love Jeff Horn a little more if he can beat Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Aggressive Horn will play into Pacquiao's hands, says Roach

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:20 PM

When people come to Manny he eats them up on the way in says Freddie Roach

READY TO RUMBLE. Manny Pacquiao hasn't scored a knockout in several years, but his trainers think Jeff Horn may be the guy to end that drought. Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Brisbane for Jeff Horn fight

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Australia ahead of his title defense against Jeff Horn on July 2

TOUCHDOWN. Manny Pacquiao has landed in Australia for his title defense next weekend against hometown bet Jeff Horn. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Nadal storms into Brisbane second round

Jan 04, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Nadal takes only 74 minutes to see off Dolgopolov 6 3 6 3 and book a second round clash with Germany s Mischa Zverev

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the men's round one at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 3, 2017. SAEED KHAN / AFP

Engine shut down as smoke fills cabin of Jetstar flight

Sep 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The captain decided to shut down one of the engines as a precaution and divert the aircraft to Brisbane says a spokesman for the Australian budget airline

Airbus A320 file photo from Wikimedia Commons

Bapak Presiden, tolong akhiri pemerintahan militer di Papua

May 06, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Tokoh masyarakat meminta pemerintah pusat mengubah pendekatan terhadap Provinsi Papua dan Papua Barat

PROTES DIHENTIKAN. Aktivis pro referendum melakukan protes di Jayapura. Foto: AFP

Warga Papua bicara tentang ‘genosida' di tanahnya sejak 1969 lewat laporan Brisbane

May 03, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Laporan komisi gereja Brisbane adalah konfirmasi dari laporan pelanggaran hak asasi di Papua yang pernah dipublikasi lembaga internasional bahkan Komnas HAM Akankah Jokowi mengambil tindakan?

The 'slow motion genocide' happening in Indonesia the world knows little about

May 03, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Here s what the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane found when they went to West Papua

CLASH. Protesters from Papua clash with security guards in Jakarta late 2015. EPA / STR

WATCH: Mark Hunt decimates Frank Mir with walk-off knockout

Mar 20, 2016 - 3:02 PM

With the impressive victory over Mir Hunt improves his professional record to 12 10 1 and captures his ninth win by way of knockout

LIGHTS OUT. Mark Hunt (L) turns the lights off on Frank Mir with his signature right hand before taking one look at his fallen opponent and then walking away while shaking his head. Screengrab from MMA Discussion Facebook

Illness not a concern for Federer before Aussie Open

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Roger Federer was sick last week but says he is not concerned about his fitness before the Australian Open and will be fully recovered in a few days

NO CONCERN. Roger Federer, seen here looking dejected after losing a point to Milos Raonic in the men's final of Brisbane International, had flu-like illness but says he will be fit for the upcoming Australian Open. Photo by BRADLEY KANARIS/EPA

Driven to tears: 'Les Miserables' in Brisbane

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Rappler contributor Rome Jorge recounts watching iconic musical Les Miserables a day before the Paris attacks

8 reasons to watch 'Les Miserables' in Manila

Jan 10, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The show is extending its Manila run Rachelle Ann Go stars as Fantine joining members of the Australian and UK productions of Les Miserables

Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine. Photo by Johan Persson/

Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Police struggle to determine the motivation for the multiple stabbings

Sharapova, Halep pull out of Brisbane International

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:20 PM

World number 4 Maria Sharapova and top seed Simona Halep withdraw from the competition due to injuries

BACK OUT. Maria Sharapova, seen here in the Tennis Fed Cup Final last November, backs out of Brisbane International due to an injury. File Photo by FILIP SINGER/EPA

Federer looks to Brisbane as 2016 launch-pad

Jan 02, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Roger Federer is set to take on Kei Nishikori Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov in this year s Brisbane International tournament

Philippines signs new air agreement with Australia

May 01, 2015 - 9:37 AM

The new air pact increases the seat entitlements between the Philippines and Australia to 9 300 seats from the current 6 300 seats per week

Federer claims Brisbane crown and 1,000th win

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Roger Federer wins his 83rd singles title as he closes in on Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl for most tour wins in tennis history

MILLENNIUM MAN. Roger Federer celebrates his Brisbane win and a major milestone in his career. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

'Supercell storm' batters Australian city

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:49 AM

In one of the more dramatic scenes at least 4 light planes are flipped over at Archerfield Airport 11 kilometers from Brisbane s central business district

AFTER THE STORM. A picture made available on 28 November 2014 shows fallen tree branches in Brisbane central business district (CBD) after a severe thunderstorm swept through the city, Australia, 27 November 2014. Photo by Dan Peled/EPA

Obama pushes for world climate pact after China deal

Nov 15, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Announcing a 3 billion contribution to a UN backed climate mitigation fund Obama says all countries must play their part in the fight against climate change

G20 leading the way on global growth

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The decisions leaders will be asked on November 15 and 16 cover many subjects How do we restore confidence in the global economy now and into the future?

Webhits: Lion King musical cast sings in flight

Apr 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The Lion King musical cast bursts out into song while in flight

Perfect serve sets up Williams-Sharapova semis match

Jan 02, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Serena Williams hopes to dominate once more as Maria Sharapova looks to end her 13 game losing streak against Williams when they meet in the Brisbane International semi final

MASSIVE MATCH-UP. Women's tennis superstars Maria Sharapova (left) and Serena Williams (right) will be meeting once again in the semi-final of the Brisbane International. File photos by AFP