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Titans' Hipgrave uses NRL time-out wisely

A trio of head knocks forced Keegan Hipgrave to the NRL sidelines last year but the Gold Coast hard man has spent the time studying his own game in a bid to return a more complete player in 2020.

PM will build exit plan into virus package

Scott Morrison is appealing to Australians' patriotism to guide the nation through the spread of the deadly coronavirus as his government prepares to jettison its planned surplus.

Virus forces more sporting postponements

A growing number of sporting events around the world are being affected by the coronavirus outbreak, as Italy took drastic action on Monday by calling off events until early next month.

US trainers, vets charged over doping

More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, have been charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses.

Italy extends lockdown to entire country

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says travel restrictions and other strict public health measures will be imposed nationwide to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Australia deals with coronavirus outbreak

LATEST ON CORONAVIRUSFACTS AND FIGURES* 114,000 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, in 107 countries* 1000 dead* Three dead out of 100 cases identified in Australia* More than half of the Australian cases have recovered* Sydney is considered the worst-affected cityTRAVEL* Bans in place for China, Iran and South Korean visitors*...

Virus shock, oil crash sinks world stocks

Global stocks have plunged and prices for crude oil tumbled as much as 33 per cent after Saudi Arabia launched a price war with Russia, sending investors already panicked by the coronavirus fleeing for the safety of bonds and the yen.