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1 September 2018 11:32 AM Caulfield wrap: Weir snares five of the best

Champion trainer Darren Weir has had plenty of big days out at Melbourne’s racetracks, but, numerically at least, he hasn’t had any better than at Caulfield yesterday when he sent out five of the nine winners. His close mate Jarrod McLean, who is Weir’s Warrnambool stable foreman, also won with one of the horses he trains in his own right. The centrepiece 28

8 July 2018 10:56 PM England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 percent from the 1998 World Cup and smashing the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27 percent), 2010 (24 percent), 2002 (29 percent) and 1994 (33 percent). This trend has powered the rise of teams that traditionally do not do well in World 23

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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 66

22 February 2018 7:32 AM Canberra A-League team gains traction as Capital Football throw support behind bid

He has been in regular contact with Capital Football boss Phil Brown, who supports bringing A-League action to the capital, but stopped short of committing his organisation to partnering the bid. "I'd love to see an A-League club in Canberra. Given the right conditions, yes, I believe it is sustainable," Brown said. "We've spoken to them [bid committee] 42

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Tourists dead in Indonesia bus crash

A packed tourist bus returning from an outing has collided with a motorbike and plunged off a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently failed, killing at least 27 people. At least 18 others were hospitalised with injuries, some in critical condition, following the crash on Saturday on a winding slope in Subang in West Java province 97

11 February 2018 5:03 AM Deadly gas explosion rocks Bolivian Carnival

La Paz: Six people have been killed and dozens are injured after a street vendor's gas canister exploded near the route of the world renowned folkloric Carnival in the Bolivian city of Oruro. Deputy Commander Freddy Betancurt says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Oruro's Carnival, one of the most important 72

9 February 2018 6:30 AM Man found guilty of manslaughter, not murder, over fatal Chinatown bashing

A young man has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter over the fatal bashing of a high school student in a Melbourne laneway. Shengliang Wan, 24, kicked and stomped on Longxiang 'Jeremy' Hu, 19, during a fight in the city's Chinatown on April 15, 2016. Mr Hu, a Yarra Valley Grammar School student, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding 46

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Perth FIFO dad murdered by his ‘white supremacist’ girlfriend and her lover in life insurance plot

A white supremacist "death squad" bludgeoned a Perth father to death in a twisted plot forged by his girlfriend and her lover to claim his life insurance, a court was told. Alan Taylor, a fly-in, fly-out worker, was murdered on the morning of April 22, 2016 as he lay on his bed in his Girrawheen home. His partner of nine years and mother of his child 43

6 February 2018 1:59 AM Elderly woman dies after being bashed walking her dogs in St Albans

An elderly woman who was bashed and left for dead by a stranger while walking her dogs in Melbourne's west has died. Le Ngoc Le, 77, was found in a pool of blood around her head in a driveway near her St Albans home on Thursday evening, unable to speak. A woman accused of a vicious attack on a grandmother at St Albans laughed and smiled in court, as she failed 46

4 February 2018 9:10 PM Man drowns at Pretty Beach near Batemans Bay on NSW South Coast

A Victorian man has drowned after getting caught in a rip at a beach on the NSW South Coast on Sunday. Emergency services were called to Pretty Beach, about 30 kilometres north of Batemans Bay, at 2.30pm, after reports of a man becoming distressed in the water. Westpac Life Saver Helicopter CEO Stephen Leahy said two men were swimming when one of the men, aged in his late 30s, became 196