AFL teams back in bubble amid Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak

More Sports May 26, 2021

AFL teams back in bubble amid Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak

Australian Football League clubs were ordered to isolate as authorities battled to control an outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne on Wednesday. Players and staff at 10 clubs based in Victoria state, the heartland of Australian Rules football, will only be allowed to leave their homes ...

Fans return to Australian Open as Melbourne lockdown ends

Tennis Feb 18, 2021

Fans return to Australian Open as Melbourne lockdown ends

Excited fans drifted back to the Australian Open Thursday — following the expiration of a snap five-day lockdown in Melbourne — determined to create some atmosphere over the final days of a tournament that has been severely disrupted by the coronavirus. The already-delayed Grand Slam ...

Tennis stars prepare to emerge from quarantine in Australia

Tennis Jan 28, 2021

Tennis stars prepare to emerge from quarantine in Australia

The world's top tennis stars are set to emerge from a grueling two weeks stuck inside their hotel rooms as they race to get match fit before their coronavirus-disrupted season resumes in Australia. The players arrived in Melbourne and Adelaide earlier this month, in preparation ...

Australian Open players to be shifted to new quarantine hotel

Tennis Jan 5, 2021

Australian Open players to be shifted to new quarantine hotel

Australian Open organizers have been forced to tear up a quarantine accommodation plan for international players a month before the Grand Slam following a threat of legal action from apartment owners at a luxury hotel in Melbourne. Tennis Australia and government authorities had arranged for ...