Bernard Tomic under pressure in rankings freefall

Darren Walton Bernard Tomic is in a desperate fight to retain his grand slam seeding status as Nick Kyrgios lines up to potentially send his erstwhile Davis Cup teammate tumbling further down the rankings.

Leicester bounce back after Ranieri departure

Leciester hammer Liverpool with a crushing 3-1 home win.

PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeron Zoet rages at goal-line technology after costly own goal against Feyenoord

Airing his frustrations: Jeroen Zoet.

Danielle Rendina PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeron Zoet has lashed out at goal-line technology after conceding a bizarre own goal in a 2-1 Eredivisie defeat by Feyenoord that all-but-ended their title hopes on Sunday.

'I'm too outspoken': George Christensen resigns as Nationals whip

LNP MP George Christensen has previously signalled he would support a banking royal commission.

James Massola Decision leaves the maverick LNP MP free to cross the floor.

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One Nation voters as likely to have deserted Labor as the Coalition

Senator Pauline Hanson's One Nation party has become a protest party, according to Professor Ian McAllister.

Amy Remeikis "This time around it is different and they are drawing their support almost equally from Labor and Coalition voters".

Eric Abetz objects to rainbow flag being displayed in government buildings

MPs reject prospect for government to hold a free vote without a plebiscite: Eric Abetz.

Tom McIlroy For some it's the symbol of gay and lesbian progress and the fight for equality, but for Liberal culture warrior Eric Abetz it's the flag of a hostile nation which has declared war on Australia.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rejects $49m offer to move to China

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Matt Law Arsene Wenger has rejected a stunning offer from China to make him the highest-paid manager in the world, following his revelation that he has no plans to retire, whether or not he remains at Arsenal.

Jamie Vardy hits two as Leicester stun Liverpool in first game after Claudio Ranieri departure

Leicester City returned to form in stunning fashion on Monday as Jamie Vardy scored twice in a 3-1 Premier League defeat of Liverpool that lifted the champions out of the relegation zone.

Manchester United's enigmatic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is raising standards at a club who lost their way

Full of surprises: Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

James Ducker Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals in the Premier League, the team would be 11 points worse off. He is their talisman, their leader, their lion, and he is roaring as loudly as he is proudly

Politics Live: Ahmed Fahour defends his Australia Post salary

Senator Cory Bernardi at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Photo: Andrew Meares

Stephanie Peatling Hello and welcome to the day in politics where more mischief and mayhem is afoot.

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Federal Politics

Cory Bernardi's mischief making

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The former Liberal MP and now independent has welcomed Tony Abbott to join his party, after the former PM criticised the government.

Ben Simmons undergoes minor procedure

Ben Simmons has undergone a further procedure on his right foot as the Australian No.1 draft pick tries to make it back to the practice court.

Lewis Hamilton quickest on first Formula One test day, Daniel Ricciardo has car troubles

Mercedes dominated the first day of Formula One pre-season testing, sending a message that the overhaul of regulations may not derail the three-time defending champions.

Cory Bernardi offers Tony Abbott a 'warm welcome' to join his breakaway conservative party

Senator Cory Bernardi appeared on Andrew Bolt's Sky News program on Monday night.

Latika Bourke Cory Bernardi says if Tony Abbott should defect and join his newly formed Conservative party after the former prime minister was castigated, including by the senior conservative cabinet minister...

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Crystal Palace supporters mistakenly vandalise their own bus

An image of the vandalised bus shared on Twitter.

Crystal Palace supporters inadvertently vandalised their own team's bus thinking it belonged to Middlesbrough prior to the Premier League clash between the relegation rivals on Saturday.

AFLW plays of the round

Kaitlyn Ashmore kicks a goal of the year contender, the Pies get their first win and Tayla Harris takes down two in a huge collision.

Australia v India Test series: Virat Kohli down, but not out yet

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Greg Baum The first ball Virat Kohli faced as captain of India was from Mitch Johnson at the Adelaide Oval, and it hit him in the head.

Australia v India Test series 2017: Australia's success leaves India's pitch doctors guessing

Virtues of adaptability: Australia's subcontinent spin bowling guru, Sridharan Sriram.

Andrew Wu India's pitch doctors have been thrown another curve ball by the confident Australians, who say they are prepared for whatever surface is thrown at them for the second Test in Bangalore.

Mitchell Starc now fourth on ICC's allrounder rankings

Mitchell Starc is the highest-ranked fast bowler on the allrounder rankings.

Australia spearhead Mitchell Starc has been ranked the world's fourth best Test allrounder on the International Cricket Council's latest charts.

Horse cracks million-dollar barrier at Victorian yearling sales

Ciaron Maher pays a record price for a yearling in Victoria.

Patrick Bartley A neat, strong colt by leading sire  I Am Invincible became the most expensive yearling ever purchased in Victoria when it fetched $1.4 million at Monday's Inglis Yearling Sales.