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21 January 2018 11:11 AM Raf 'n tumble: Four-hour battle readies Rafael Nadal for second week at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal concedes he would have preferred to have cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in two hours rather than struggled through in four, but said that matches like Sunday's win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman would give him confidence his body could again withstand lengthy matches in the second week of a grand slam. Nadal 5 1

21 January 2018 8:40 AM How to boogie without getting blotto

What would you rather be doing at 10am on a Sunday? Staggering between your sink and bed, nauseous and headachy from a hangover?Or dancing, stone-cold sober, like a dag in the sun in St Kilda?Once you realise no one’s laughing at you - or even taking any notice - morning dancing in public is a lot of fun. That was the verdict of attendees of a free dance 5

21 January 2018 8:40 AM City's W-League championship defence in jeopardy after draw with Brisbane

Melbourne City's W-League championship defence hangs by a thread after they failed to break down ladder leaders Brisbane Roar in a 0-0 draw at AAMI Park - the first scoreless game in the competition since November 2016. City moved to 17 points and cling to fourth place - the last finals spot. Canberra United have a point less but a game in hand. City must travel 6

21 January 2018 6:14 AM Australia's fastest man Jack Hale set for Commonwealth Games qualifier in Canberra

Australia's fastest man Jack Hale is gunning for a Commonwealth Games qualifier at the ACT athletics championships this week following a controversial race in Perth. Hale might have been the fourth-fastest Australian man over 100 metres in history but for a blunder by West Australian athletics officials last Friday. The sprint star won his preliminary 4

20 January 2018 2:06 PM 'Everyone's hyped up': Green Shed sells tonne of Lego for Canberra charity

Hundreds of Canberrans lined up inside the Mugga Green Shed on Saturday evening, waiting for their chance to get in on 1.3 tonnes of Lego. The recycling shop was looking to offload the Lego at $30 a kilo between 6pm - 9pm to help raise money for the Canberra Hospital Foundation. Green Shed co-founder Elaine Stanford said keen shoppers had lined up an hour early 5

20 January 2018 8:00 AM Matthew Smith's decision to sprint Faraway Town breaks 797-day drought

Danny Williams left Randwick with a satisfying Highway Handicap quinella from Acquittal and Kopi Luwak, with both now looking to next month's Goulburn heat of the Country Championships. Acquittal broke his maiden at his third run and first attempt at 1400m after a heady ride from Jay Ford, who went with the three-year-old when he looked like over-racing 5

20 January 2018 12:22 AM 'Word for word': Today show accused of copying BBC advertisement

A recent promo for Channel Nine's Today show is almost word-for-word the same as a promo for BBC Breakfast aired in 2016. And the similarities haven't gone unnoticed at the UK's national broadcaster. For a start, the concept for both ads is the same: the hosts of the breakfast TV shows are chatting to each other but also to the families watching at home and giving 4

19 January 2018 9:43 AM Kyrgios wins tense third-set tiebreak to gain edge

With a good record in tiebreaks Kyrgios held his nerve to hold the narrow lead. The turnaround came after an increasingly frustrated Kyrgios dropped the second set 6-4 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after losing his serve in the fifth game of the second set. Tsonga played controlled tennis during the second set, advancing to the net when possible and putting 8

19 January 2018 8:51 AM Sir Trevor Garland accused of sexually assaulting St Vincent's Hospital patient

Former diplomat Sir Trevor Garland allegedly sexually assaulted a St Vincent's Hospital patient he was helping look after as part of a program for sick Solomon Islands residents. The alleged abuse of power came three years after the 62-year-old former honorary consul to the Solomon Islands had his role terminated by the Australian government because 6

19 January 2018 6:00 AM Ron Quinton hopes Boss Lane can make it a high five for apprentices

"Sam [Clipperton] won on him when he was with me and Andrew Adkins, Travis Wolfgram and Taylor Marshall have all won on him. "James is a good rider and very strong, so he will suit him, and it would be good if he can make it five apprentices to have won on him." Boss Lane has won seven times at Randwick, but his record over the 1000 metres stands out. He has won twice 8