A New Zealand man nabbed at Sydney airport has been charged over an international music piracy ring.
Off-spinner Nathan Hauritz and paceman Ben Hilfenhaus have been included in Australia's squad for the second test against South Africa at the MCG, starting on Boxing Day.
Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner admits betting against his own club was the biggest mistake of his career.
South Africa have scored one of their greatest cricketing triumphs, overpowering Australia by six wickets in the first test at the WACA after an unbeaten century from AB De Villiers.
South Africa captain Graeme Smith's breakthrough century on Saturday in the first test against Australia has given the Proteas a slim chance of claiming a memorable victory.
A heavy downpour in Perth has delayed the start of the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa at the WACA Ground.
Police used Taser stun guns to subdue a man who barricaded himself inside a house in Sydney's south after attacking a woman with a tomahawk.
A fighting knock of 39 not out from wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has put Australia back in control against South Africa after a see-sawing day three of the first test.
Australia's Mitchell Johnson was shocked after producing one of the greatest spells in cricket history, taking five wickets for two runs in 21 balls to reduce South Africa to 243 for eight on day two of the first test.
A visit to Santa Claus has saved the lives of a mother and her very young baby whose house was hit by a light plane in Sydney's south-west, the woman's father says.
Sydney International tournament director Craig Watson says Australian tennis is still strong despite being required to hand wildcards to the country's top-ranked players for next month's event.
Two people are dead after two planes collided over Sydney's south-west, authorities say.
Simon Katich has thrown his support behind besieged opener Matthew Hayden after the veteran's lean spell with the bat continued here yesterday.
Simon Katich led the way with a gritty 83 as Australia recovered from 15 for three to reach a competitive 341 for nine on day one of the first test against South Africa at the WACA.
Jail term cuts for notorious Sydney gang rapists Bilal and Mohammed Skaf have angered politicians and a victim's father, who say it reinforces the view judges are out of touch.
South Africa fought back with two late wickets to have Australia back in trouble at 172 for five at tea on day one of the first cricket test at the WACA here today.
Feminist Germaine Greer has savaged Baz Luhrmann's outback epic Australia, branding it a "disaster".
There's plenty of hype about South Africa's bowling attack but Australia captain Ricky Ponting is unconvinced, saying they are "unproven in Australia".
An Australian climber who survived two nights stuck on Mount Cook after seeing his brother die also narrowly escaped being buried alive himself.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says he has never heard of an Australian woman who claims to have slept with him.