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20 July 2018 11:31 AM From Cairns to Canberra and beyond: Wigness chases his NBA dream

Wigness is one of the first students in the NBA’s big leap into player development as they used the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence as a model for academies throughout the world. This past week the NBA has hosted its second annual Academy Games at the Australian Institute of Sport where their Global Academy plays against academy sides from Latin 25

25 May 2018 7:02 AM Reigning champions Belconnen United sack new coach after seven games

Mazis said clubs with small budgets move forward by promoting their youth and believes he's paid the price for not producing instant success with teenagers. "Knowing there’s no relegation, we tried to expose some young kids and had 15-year-old and 16-year-old's playing on Wednesday and we won," Mazis said. "They said thanks but we’re not happy with everything 25

17 March 2018 6:15 AM Canberra teenagers Annerly Poulos and Ash Simes shock at ACT Claycourt International

The high school students balance their homework with a heavy travel schedule and Simes admitted she was nervous playing at home. "I was nervous because the girl I played had some good results in the past, but I just just took it one point at a time and got there in the end," Simes said. After she finishes school Simes wants to play at college in America 37

9 February 2018 9:25 AM Child recovering from meningococcal in WA hospital

A young child is recovering in a West Australian hospital after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly W strain of meningococcal. There were five cases of meningococcal disease diagnosed in WA this year, after six people died and 46 people were diagnosed last year, well above the long-term average. In the past two years, children aged under five comprised 26

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Hoon driver found guilty over fiery EJ Whitten Bridge crash deaths

A hoon driver has been found guilty of causing the deaths of two teenagers in a fiery, high-speed crash off the EJ Whitten Bridge. It took two trials for a jury to reach a verdict in the case against Adem Arpaci. After a hung jury in the first trial in October last year, the jury in the new trial found on Friday that the 23-year-old was guilty of culpable 34

25 January 2018 5:49 AM Arson squad seek pair over weekend Coogee blaze that threatened homes

Arson Squad detectives are investigating a suspicious fire that came close to threatening homes in Coogee over the weekend. Firefighters were called to the blaze at the Rotary lookout on King Street about 7.40pm on Saturday. The fire was burning close to homes and had the potential to put lives at risk. Detectives are seeking the public's assistance 29

17 January 2018 11:13 AM ATM thieves caught on video ram-raiding Frankston shopping centre

Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted to torch a stolen vehicle after using it in a ram-raid ATM theft at a Frankston shopping centre. CCTV footage shows a light-coloured Ford Maverick smashing through a glass entrance to Karingal shopping centre at 3.55am on Wednesday morning. Police are on the hunt for three offenders who attempted 38

4 January 2018 5:15 AM Two teens seriously injured in Gippsland quad-bike accident

Two teenagers have been seriously injured in a quad-bike rollover in regional Victoria. A 15-year-old girl is in a critical condition and a 16-year-old boy is believed to have suffered spinal injuries following the accident at Devon North in Gippsland. The pair was airlifted to hospital following the accident about 4.30pm on Wednesday. Victorian farmers 40

3 January 2018 10:35 AM Three teens arrested in Tarneit after 'they spat at and threatened' police

Three teenagers have been arrested after they allegedly spat at police outside a Tarneit shopping centre. Police were called to the shopping centre on Derrimut Road about 3pm on Wednesday and were confronted by several youths who allegedly threatened and spat at officers. Two 18-year-old men, both from Tarneit, and a 17-year-old Point Cook boy were arrested 37

14 December 2017 10:07 AM Gang bashes and robs beachgoers in wild brawl on St Kilda foreshore

A large group of youths have allegedly bashed and robbed beachgoers in a wild brawl on the St Kilda foreshore in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police said they struggled to contain the violent scenes as young people of African appearance fought each other and assaulted bystanders just before 3am. Disturbing video footage of the brawl has emerged 80