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Grieving Angels win after death of Skaggs

Justin Bour has delivered a two-run single on the first pitch he saw after replacing injured American League All-Star Tommy La Stella as the grieving Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 in the MLB game.

Men charged after counter-terror raids

Two men have been charged after police uncovered an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack several targets including police stations, consulates and churches in Sydney's CBD.

Barty unburdened by Wimbledon pressure

Revelling in her new role as world No.1, Ashleigh Barty is embracing the chance to thwart Serena Williams' latest quest for tennis history by joining the American great in the record books.

Barty breezes through Wimbledon opener

Ashleigh Barty has successfully negotiated her debut match as world No.1 with a straight-sets victory over China's Zheng Saisai to book her spot in the second round of Wimbledon.

Tariq Sims banned from Origin decider

NSW forward Tariq Sims is out of the State of Origin decider after being found guilty of dangerous contact at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

Income tax cut laws head for Senate battle

Australians earning up to $90,000 look set to get an extra $1000 back in tax within weeks, with the federal government on the verge of winning the Senate support it needs for stage one of its tax package.

Qld will prove everyone wrong: Ofahengaue

Drawing inspiration from his partner's cancer battle, prop Joe Ofahengaue has backed Queensland to "prove everyone wrong" in next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney.

Queenslander Welch hits Origin jackpot

When an elated Christian Welch discovered he had been misdiagnosed with a season-ending knee injury, the Melbourne prop bought a dozen lottery tickets.