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Roy Ward is a sports writer, live blogger and breaking news journalist. He's been writing for The Age since 2010.

Simmons’ future on the line as NBA trade deadline approaches

Simmons’ future on the line as NBA trade deadline approaches

Any hope of seeing Ben Simmons on court this NBA season will likely rest on whether the Philadelphia 76ers trade him before the upcoming trade deadline.

  • by Roy Ward

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Australian Open 2022 as it happened: Alexander Zverev defeats John Millman; Naomi Osaka, Ash Barty, Rafael Nadal through to third round

Australian Open 2022 as it happened: Alexander Zverev defeats John Millman; Naomi Osaka, Ash Barty, Rafael Nadal through to third round

Follow along for all the major moments of day 3 at the 2022 Australian Open.

  • by Roy Ward and Damien Ractliffe
Australian Open 2022 LIVE as it happened: Kyrgios wins in style, de Minaur fights to victory

Australian Open 2022 LIVE as it happened: Kyrgios wins in style, de Minaur fights to victory

Follow all the major moments as the Australian Open hits day two.

  • by Scott Spits and Roy Ward
Australian Open 2022 as it happened: Victory for Barty and Millman, French sports ministry’s message to Djokovic

Australian Open 2022 as it happened: Victory for Barty and Millman, French sports ministry’s message to Djokovic

The action is finally getting underway on the court after a tumultuous lead up to this year’s tournament.

  • by Scott Spits, Roy Ward and Mathew Dunckley
Kokkinakis exits, Vukic ignites the home crowd with his first major match win
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Kokkinakis exits, Vukic ignites the home crowd with his first major match win

Thanasi Kokkinakis’s dream summer hits a road block, wildcard Aleksandar Vukic overjoyed with first round triumph and John Millman advances.

  • by Roy Ward and Scott Spits
As it happened: Novak Djokovic to miss 2022 Australian Open after being deported

As it happened: Novak Djokovic to miss 2022 Australian Open after being deported

The world No.1 has been deported after losing his Federal Court battle to stay in Australia to compete in the Open.

  • by Broede Carmody and Roy Ward
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‘Like nothing we have faced before’: Chemists struggle to stay open amid RAT shortage

‘Like nothing we have faced before’: Chemists struggle to stay open amid RAT shortage

The Victorian government on Sunday took delivery of the first 3 million RAT tests ordered for the state, but Premier Daniel Andrews said they’ll go directly to workers in critical industries.

  • by Carolyn Webb and Roy Ward
Boomers begin road to Paris Olympics with Beveridge in charge, newcomers on court

Boomers begin road to Paris Olympics with Beveridge in charge, newcomers on court

The Boomers will be back on court next month to begin the path to qualifying for the 2023 FIBA World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics with Rob Beveridge leading the side for a three-game window in Japan.

  • by Roy Ward
Brilliant Barty into Adelaide final, Osaka withdraws due to injury in Melbourne
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Brilliant Barty into Adelaide final, Osaka withdraws due to injury in Melbourne

Ash Barty was at her brilliant best against a fellow grand slam champion in the Adelaide International semi-finals.

  • by Sam Phillips and Roy Ward
Defeat ‘not an option’: Brother says Djokovic will fight on as Tiley defends TA

Defeat ‘not an option’: Brother says Djokovic will fight on as Tiley defends TA

Djordje Djokovic says his brother Novak is determined to fight for “justice” in court on Monday as Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley defends TA’s handling of the world No.1’s situation.

  • by Roy Ward
Milestone interrupted: Wilson’s 400th delayed again as all WNBL games postponed
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Milestone interrupted: Wilson’s 400th delayed again as all WNBL games postponed

Kelly Wilson has seen and done it all in the WNBL but admits she can’t be certain when her record-breaking 400th game will arrive.

  • by Roy Ward