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11 February 2018 9:56 AM Enter the dragon; and a splash of colour to mark Lunar New Year

Happy New Year! The beating of drums and snap of fire crackers accompanied Bendigo's Sun Loong dragon to Melbourne on Sunday to herald the Lunar New Year. The colourful 100-metre-long creature, carried by 120 volunteers, wended his way from inside the Royal Exhibition Building and around Carlton Gardens to Melbourne Museum.It was the 48-year-old dragon’s 29

9 February 2018 2:32 PM Watching your weight? Beware the 'health halo' effect of juices and smoothies

Snap question – which contains more sugar: a 375ml can of Coca-Cola or a 350ml Mango Magic smoothie from Boost Juice? Answer: the smoothie, at 47.6 grams or 12 teaspoons of sugar, versus 39.8 grams or 10 teaspoons for the slightly larger serve of Coke. "Many people assume your average Boost or Nudie juice doesn't contain that much sugar when they can be downing 20

31 January 2018 7:55 AM Yokohama to host potential 2018 Bledisloe Cup decider as New Zealand give game three to Japan

Australian rugby fans face the salivating prospect of a blockbuster Bledisloe Cup decider on neutral ground after New Zealand confirmed they would take the third Test to Japan this year. The New Zealand Rugby Union announced on Wednesday it had struck a deal to play the third Test in this year's Bledisloe Cup series at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama 16 1

11 January 2018 6:56 AM Western Sydney Wanderers snap up Marcelo Carrusca from Melbourne City

Carrusca was a regular for Argentinian club Estudiantes before joining Galatasaray in Turkey and Mexican giants,Cruz Azul. He is a former Argentinian youth international and teammate of the likes of Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta. He will not take up a visa spot at the Wanderers, having spent five seasons with Adelaide United and becoming 13

30 November 2017 11:44 AM Sydney Kings lose Todd Blanchfield but still beat Cairns Taipans to snap NBL five-game losing streak

The Sydney Kings have survived a third-quarter meltdown and the loss of Todd Blanchfield to defeat the Cairns Taipans 81-72 at Qudos Bank Arena. Last-placed Sydney's NBL win on Thursday night was their third in 12 games, breaking a five-game losing skid and keeping their slim finals hopes alive. The Kings did it the hard way, allowing a 23-point lead to be cut to six before 56

19 November 2017 4:41 AM Steph Curry leads Golden State Warriors past Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 47 first-quarter points against the Golden State Warriors but ultimately the defending NBA champions wore them down to win 124-116. Stephen Curry scored 35 points while Kevin Durant had 27 as the Warriors overcame a 22-point half-time deficit on Saturday night. Australian rookie Simmons had a double-double 49

2 November 2017 10:37 AM Prosecutors seek jail for eight members of deposed Catalan government

They also asked that a ninth former minister be freed and ordered to pay a bond. Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers, however, refused to show up in Madrid as summoned and remain in Belgium. Puigdemont and 19 others involved in Catalonia's rollercoaster secession push over recent weeks have been summoned to be questioned 226

2 November 2017 9:57 AM WNBL: Sydney Flames consign Canberra Capitals to sixth loss in a row

Hooper and Mistie Bass (15 points) were locked in a battle with near unstoppable Sydney star Belinda Snell (16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists). But the efforts of Canberra's United States imports came to no avail as Sydney pulled away late in the contest to lock themselves inside the top two, and leave the Capitals reeling in seventh. The Capitals 32

30 October 2017 7:25 PM Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

Axed regional president Carles Puigdemont, who called a banned independence referendum on October 1 that triggered the country's worst crisis in decades, was said to be in Brussels, although the motive for the trip was not known. Upping the ante in the standoff, Spain's chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion and sedition against 96

30 October 2017 6:36 PM Peaceful start to direct rule in Catalonia

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont travelled to Belgium with several other members of his sacked administration, a senior member of Spain's ruling People's Party said on Monday. Spain's state prosecutor, Attorney-General Jose Manuel Maza, called for charges of rebellion and sedition, as well as fraud and misuse of funds, to be brought against 92