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Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolates as precaution

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the emergency powers have never been used before.

Coronavirus: State of emergency declared in parts of Australia

The state of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Monday announced a state of emergency to deal with the spread of the new coronavirus in Australia.
The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players in a compromising position, according to the country's players' union.

Australian players’ union questions government over coronavirus concerns

The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players "in a compromising position", according to the country's players' union.
Formula One group CEO Chase Carey, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Paul Little, Race director Michael Masi and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Formula One in turmoil after Australia GP scrapped due to coronavirus

The Formula One season was thrown into doubt on Friday with the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix due to the coronavirus, with chief executive Chase Carey saying it was “challenging” to predict when the next race might take place.
There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Australian Grand Prix called off

There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.
World champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he was “very surprised” that the Australian Grand Prix was going ahead during a coronavirus pandemic, as more Formula One staff were isolated and teams limited contact with fans.

Lewis Hamilton slams plans to hold Australian GP despite coronavirus

The Mercedes star, who is gunning to match Michael Schumacher’s record seven world crowns this season, sat alongside Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in the media session, but a large open space separated them from the press.

Oil prices sink further

Oil prices fell for the second straight day on Thursday amid a broad decline in global markets after the United States banned travel from Europe following the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after winning the Final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas. REUTERS-Thaier Al-Sudani

Imperious Novak Djokovic marks Stefanos Tsitsipas as future world No.1

Stefanos Tsitsipas has what it takes to win Grand Slam titles and become a future world number one, top-ranked Novak Djokovic said after downing the Greek to win the Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday.
Min Woo Lee closed out victory at the Vic Open to clinch his first European Tour crown.

Min Woo Lee wins Vic Open to make it a family affair

Min Woo Lee followed in his sister’s footsteps by winning the innovative Vic Open Sunday, earning a two-year European Tour exemption in the process, as South Korea’s Park Hee-young claimed the women’s title after a play-off.
Roger Federer defied age and logic once again to save seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.

Roger Federer has no plan to retire

Injury-hit Roger Federer said he had no plans to retire and insisted he was still in good enough shape to win Grand Slams after crashing out of the Australian Open semi-finals to Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic battles back in the first set en route to beating Roger Federer on Thursday for a place in his eighth Australian Open final.

Novak Djokovic powers past Roger Federer into Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic shattered the hopes of ailing rival Roger Federer Thursday to sweep into a record eighth Australian Open final and move closer to his 17th Grand Slam crown.
Simona Halep said the fierce heat and sun killed me during her Australian Open semi-final defeat after she let slip opportunities to put away unseeded Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Simona Halep: Melbourne heat ‘killed me’

Simona Halep said the fierce heat and sun "killed me" during her Australian Open semi-final defeat after she let slip opportunities to put away unseeded Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.
Roger Federer defied age and logic once again to save seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.

Roger Federer produces miracle to beat Tennys Sandgren at Australian Open

Roger Federer defied age and logic once again to save seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.
Simona Halep produced a relentless display to beat Elina Svitolina in straight sets and become the first Romanian woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final.

Australian Open: Simona Halep avoids shocks to ease into last 16

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep avoided becoming the latest big casualty at the Australian Open when she beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva to reach the last 16 on Saturday.
Top seed Rafael Nadal routed fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for the loss of just seven games at the Australian Open Saturday despite staying up late to watch Roger Federer's five-set epic the night before.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Pablo Carreno Busta after watching Roger Federer five-set epic

Top seed Rafael Nadal routed fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for the loss of just seven games at the Australian Open Saturday despite staying up late to watch Roger Federer's five-set epic the night before.
Naomi Osaka said she had been overwhelmed by the pressure of defending her Australian Open title and admitted she does not have a “champion mentality” after losing to 15-year-old Coco Gauff on Friday.

Aussie Open: Deposed Naomi Osaka says she lacks ‘champion mentality’

Naomi Osaka said she had been overwhelmed by the pressure of defending her Australian Open title and admitted she does not have a “champion mentality” after losing to 15-year-old Coco Gauff on Friday.
Caroline Wozniacki's glittering tennis career ended in tears at the Australian Open on Friday when she was dumped out by lower-ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.

Caroline Wozniacki’s career ends in tears with defeat at Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki's glittering tennis career ended in tears at the Australian Open on Friday when she was dumped out by lower-ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
Simona Halep was made to work mighty hard for her victory over Harriet Dart.

Simona Halep stumps up for Australian Open win

Simona Halep said she dreaded to think how much money she owed her coach after victory over British qualifier Harriet Dart in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.

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Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

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