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  • History says 'no' to Adelaide 36ers sweeping NBL's 'sunshine swing'

    6 December 2013 11:33 AM 59

    ADELAIDE may be setting the NBL pace and keeping the heat on league-leading Perth, but it has history against it with this weekend's "sunshine swing" to Townsville and Cairns. The 36ers took on the Crocodiles last night in Townsville hoping to end a decade-long drought at The Swamp. Their last win in Townsville was on December 5, 2003 and even that was only just 114-113. For perspective

  • Occitan tipped to continue Darley's amazing five-week win streak

    6 December 2013 11:33 AM 61

    DARLEY Crown Lodge supremo Peter Snowden considers Occitan has made the necessary improvement between races to protect her unbeaten record and ensure the stable's extraordinary run of two-year-old success continues at Randwick's Kensington meeting today. Occitan is favourite to provide the trainer with the Sydney Saturday juvenile winner for the fifth

  • UFC, rugby stars find mutual respect

    6 December 2013 11:31 AM 51

    BRISBANE, Australia -- When the Brisbane Broncos first invited Ultimate Fighting Championship reps to a meet-and-greet on the rugby club's practice field, the plan was to show the fighters a few moves. On a sunny afternoon three days from UFC Fight Night 33, the card's top draws were more interested in avoiding injury than engaging in a little friendly

  • Ashes 2013-14: Honours even after England get the 'full Monty'

    6 December 2013 11:08 AM 45

    After a first Test in which each day was dominated by one side - the three critical ones all by Australia - the second has begun with a seesaw: first one team up, then the other, then a steadying until both were level and rather grateful for it. This was a day for setting up dramas rather than deciding acts, of good starts and sloppy finishes, of tight

  • Frozen World Cup prizemoney won't affect football in Australia, says David Gallop

    6 December 2013 11:07 AM 46

    With the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup less than 24 hours away, we take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for the Socceroos when they head to Brazil next year. DAVID Gallop insists that the prize money from next year's World Cup won't make a huge difference to the game's finances in Australia, after FIFA froze the lump sum given out to teams

  • Hamann details the modified BMW 4-Series Coupe

    6 December 2013 10:44 AM 135

    Just a day after pulling the wraps off the aftermarket program for the BMW 4-Series Coupe, Hamann has released the first details on the model. According to the German tuning company, the BMW 4-Series Coupe has received some interesting items, besides the new wheel design, which include the two suspension lowering kits, which can bring the ride height

  • Call for more practising Indigenous doctors in Australia to help improve health of communities

    6 December 2013 8:52 AM 120

    Currently in Australia, there are fewer than 200 practising doctors from an Indigenous background. Health experts have long called for more medical professionals with cultural understanding to help close the gap in life expectancy and medical outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. To address this, the University of New South Wales

  • Accused killer Klaus Andres put murdered wife's phone in previous spouse's ashes

    6 December 2013 8:20 AM 75

    The trial of a Cairns man accused of murdering his wife has heard he hid her mobile phone inside an urn containing his former deceased wife's ashes. Klaus Andres, 70, has admitted disposing of his 42-year-old wife Li Ping Cao's body with acid, but has pleaded not guilty to her murder in October 2011. Detective Bradley McLeish told the Supreme Court in Cairns

  • Man charged with murder of his stepmother at Koondoola, north of Perth

    6 December 2013 8:17 AM 105

    A 19-year-old man from Koondoola has been charged with the murder of his stepmother. The husband of Sugagan 'Sally' Kur, 57, described how he returned home from work yesterday to find his wife in a pool of blood of the kitchen floor. John Borbil, aged 60, says he suspected something was wrong when he made a phonecall to get his wife to open the gates

  • Track Cycling World Cup: Women's team pursuit quartet break record on way to gold

    6 December 2013 8:11 AM 46

    Last Updated: December 6, 2013 11:07am Great Britain's women's team pursuit quartet lowered their own world record by three seconds on the way to winning gold on the opening day of the Track Cycling World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico. A month after the squad set a then-best time of 4min 19.604sec in Manchester, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker