Australia

Bad boy Tomic gets "rehabilitation" chance in Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia - Controversial Australian teenager Bernard Tomic has been handed a holiday gift by officials at the new Brisbane International event.

The tournament has assured the Australian Open junior champion of a place in the main draw of the joint ATP-WTA affair starting next weekend.

Haunting knee-injury fear could hamper Philippoussis comeback plans

Melbourne - For struggling Mark Philippoussis, the nightmare of another knee injury could prevent him from fulfilling his long-odds dream of a return to the top levels of tennis.

But as he dips his toes back into the sport with a January appearance at the Legends doubles event at the Australian Open after last playing on the ATP in November,

Defending Open champion Djokovic stays loyal to Australia

Australia - Novak Djokovic's head won't be turned by millions of dollars on offer in the Gulf, with the Serb the only one of the world Top four players who will miss a big-money New Year exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

Australian state legislator charged with rape

Australian state legislator charged with rapeSydney - Theo Theophanous, 60, a lawmaker in the Australian state of Victoria, has been charged with rape, news reports said on Wednesday.

Australian cat survives falling 34 floors

Australian cat survives falling 34 floorsSydney  - Tomcat Voodoo survived falling from the 34th floor of an apartment building at the Gold Coast in Queensland, eastern Australia, ABC Radio reported on Wednesday.

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