US officials play down concerns Pacific summit could be a bust

Officials have sought to downplay concerns Pacific leaders could reject a draft agreement with the US ahead of a major summit in Washington. President Joe Biden is hosting a number of Pacific Island leaders at the White House for a summit for the first time. Officials have spent weeks in negotiations on a joint agreement, … Read more

Australia v Japan FIBA Women’s basketball World Cup: What Opals need to avoid USA, China

The Opals can give their hopes of a FIBA ​​World Cup Medal a massive boost with a win tonight. With a quarterfinal berth sewn up, all they need to do is knock over Japan and the Aussies will avoid powerhouse USA until the gold medal game. FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Sydney Olympic Park, Sep … Read more

Disabled university student begs class to wear mask

An American student living with a disability has delivered a desperate plea to peers following her university’s decision to drop its mask mandate. Not only was the mandate dropped, so too was the university’s policy that made it free for students to drop courses they no longer wanted to complete. The combination left Greta Estem … Read more

Stephanie Tully announced as Jetstar’s new CEO

Stephanie Tully has been announced as Jetstar’s new chief executive ahead of Gareth Evans’ impending departure. Mr Evans announced in June he would be leaving the role at the end of the year, with Qantas Group revealing on Monday that it had chosen Ms Tully as his replacement. Mr Evans had long been considered a … Read more

USA set basketball World Cup record as quarter-finals take shape

A rampant United States set a new all-time women’s basketball World Cup scoring record Monday with a 145-69 demolition of South Korea, while Belgium, France and China all booked their place in the quarter-finals. Eight of the Americans’ 12-strong roster hit double figures, led by Brionna Jones with 24 points, eight rebounds and one assist … Read more

United States captures ninth consecutive Presidents Cup

The United States won the Presidents Cup for a ninth consecutive team on Sunday with Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele delivering the clinching point in a 17.5-12.5 triumph over the Internationals. Schauffele never trailed in defeating Canada’s Corey Conners 1-up, sinking a three-foot par putt at the 18th hole to lift the US squad to … Read more

Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022: Australia’s Opals defeat Serbia, score, Bec Allen injured in wheelchair, Sami Whitcomb

The Opals have defeated Serbia 69-54 on Sunday to boost their hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds of the women’s basketball World Cup — but the victory may have come at a cost. Australia exacted revenge of sorts against their recent rival, who knocked the Opals out of the Rio Olympics and beat them … Read more

Australia v Serbia FIBA Women’s basketball World Cup: Opals start time, teams, stream, TV

This one could get heated. The Opals step out for their third game of the FIBA ​​World Cup on home soil against arch-rival Serbia. Can the Aussies avenge their qualifying defeat and give a huge boost to their World Cup chances? FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Sydney Olympic Park Sep 22-Oct 1. TICKETS ON SALE … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

Americans grab 4-1 lead on Internationals at Presidents Cup

Justin Thomas and Cameron Young sank clutch putts and the United States blunted a back-nine fightback to lead the Internationals 4-1 after Thursday’s opening Presidents Cup matches. The Americans dominated early then held on in foursomes (alternate shot) matches at Quail Hollow, stretching their Presidents Cup win streak in the format to 16 sessions since … Read more