Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus. That was a bit of a surprise, because there can be no more Australian place on Australia Day than the Australian Open (see, three in one sentence).
Tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has attracted criticism for launching expletive-laden tirades at fans while also hammering ball kids, lines officials and the umpire during his five-set thriller at Melbourne Park on Sunday night.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared social media "electronic graffiti' while defending his decision to make Prince Philip a knight.
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A boy has died after he was trapped under a tractor near Newcastle.
Bernard Tomic did up his laces and then aced Tomas Berdych to win the first game of their fourth round match, and began to saunter towards his courtside seat, and the sell-out Margaret Court arena crowd nestled further into theirs. Project Bernie and the mission to establish an Australian man in the quarter-finals of the eponymous Open for the first time in 10 years was on track.
A man holidaying on the NSW south coast has been bashed and sexually assaulted by two males near a caravan park in a popular tourist town, police say.
Police are investigating the cause of a fire which also forced the evacuation of neighbouring units.
Melbourne Stars captain Cameron White says that four consecutive semi-final losses in the Big Bash League is not acceptable.