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23 March 2017 6:55 PM Socceroos lucky to escape with draw in World Cup qualifier against Iraq

THE Socceroos have earned another point on the road to the World Cup, after winging it in the rain of Tehran tonight. A 1-1 draw with Iraq came after Ange Postecoglou had shocked the Australian fans with a radical new formation, and in truth Australia were lucky to escape with a draw. Mathew Leckie had opened the scoring just before halftime, and Postecoglou’s 20

6 March 2017 11:06 AM Pujara and Rahane launch fightback

As was duly expected but which arrived firmly against the flow of recent events, India’s previously brittle batting has lifted them into a position from where they now see a genuine chance to level the four-Test series against Australia. An unbeaten 93-run stand between right-handers Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, on a pitch that was deemed almost 23

5 February 2017 6:50 AM Sydney’s 40-plus summer of sweat: The record scorchers continue

WELCOME to the city of sweat. Sydney’s summer of stinkingly-uncomfortable heat and humidity has continued with temperatures topping 40C as other parts of NSW also swelter. With a warm-up of the hottest January on record behind it, the city steamed into the first Sunday of February with temperatures topping 40C in several areas by 3pm. Sydneysiders, fresh 16

5 December 2016 8:42 AM Curator expecting fireworks in Canberra

In what must be music to the ears of Aaron Finch and Steve Smith, Manuka Oval staff have predicted fireworks for Australia's second one-dayer on Tuesday against New Zealand. Traditionally, the Canberra track is a batsman's paradise and head curator Brad van Dam says he expects the pitch to be hard and flat, making it ideal for run scoring. The Aussies 18

3 November 2016 6:14 AM Hazelwood: from modern wonder to dirty dinosaur

It was a marvel of modern technology when the first power steamed out of the giant Hazelwood power station almost 52 years ago. Over the decades since, the site of the first of the massive Latrobe Valley brown coal power plants that made Victoria into the nation's manufacturing heartland has played host to rally driver races, swimming championships and prime 14

26 October 2016 6:08 PM Russia withdraws request to refuel in Spain

Russia has withdrawn its request to Spain to refuel a fleet of Russian warships, amid pressure from Britain and NATO who raised concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria. Vasily Nioradze, spokesman at the Russian embassy in Madrid, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the request has been cancelled, but he gave no details 14

25 July 2016 8:03 AM US election: Hardcore Bernie Sanders fans reject Hillary Clinton ahead of Democratic convention

Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters have descended on Philadelphia for this week's Democratic National Convention, many so irate with party flagbearer Hillary Clinton that they are prepared to contemplate the once-inconceivable alternative: President Donald Trump. Most supporters of Mr Sanders, who entered the race as an avuncular fringe candidate before 15

28 March 2016 9:58 AM Superstar Ben Barba sizzles as Cronulla Sharks sink Melbourne Storm

NRL: Ben Barba?s showing signs he?s back to his best, scoring a classic breakaway try for the Sharks on Easter Monday. MELBOURNE became the last remaining undefeated team to crash to defeat during a spiteful night in the Shire. The Storm lost 14-6 to Cronulla in an Easter Monday clash that featured a tripping incident, a sin-binning and no shortage of niggle 26

16 March 2016 11:19 PM Sydney FC beat Pohang Steelers 1-0 in Korea for second ACL 2016 win

IT’S the curious case of the team that can do no right in the A-League, but can apparently do no wrong in Asia. Sydney FC’s Asian Champions League campaign surged again on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win against Pohang Steelers in Korea, Chris Naumoff’s first-half goal giving his side a famous victory over the three-time Asian champions. Coming on the back of the Sky Blues’ 9

25 February 2016 2:48 PM Australian icebreaker runs aground in Antarctica

SYDNEY - A ferocious blizzard was Thursday hampering attempts to rescue 68 expeditioners and crew stranded on Australia's flagship icebreaker Aurora Australis after it broke its mooring and ran aground in frozen Antarctica. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said the incident happened on Wednesday when the ship was on a resupply mission to the Mawson 3