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  • Melbourne City back in the W-League groove as they hammer Newcastle Jets 5-2

    12 November 2017 7:47 AM

    She carried the ball out to the edge of the penalty area looking to play out from the back but slipped on a patch of ground, leaving the Jets American striker Katie Stengel clear to simply roll the ball into an unguarded net. That was one shock to the City system. Shortly afterwards the champions received another jolt, and once again it was from a defensive

  • Golden State Warriors dominate Ben Simmons' Philadephia 76ers in NBA clash

    12 November 2017 5:43 AM 9

    Ben Simmons and his emerging Philadelphia 76ers have felt the might of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Simmons and the 76ers held their own in the first half but the experienced Warriors, led by Kevin Durant's 29 points, dominated the last two quarters to run away with a 135-114 victory in Oakland on Saturday. Simmons came close to his eighth

  • Racing: Vengeur Masque claims consolation prize in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    11 November 2017 5:41 AM 11

    "Last year [missing out on the Cup] didn't worry me but this year it did," Moroney said. "I was pretty disappointed. I thought they had an opportunity to give him more weight for what he had done and if he was a European horse he would have had 53kg." Jockey Patrick Moloney, who rode Vengeur Masque to victory in the Geelong Cup, was shattered he did not make the Cup field

  • Lazarus odds-on favourite to go back-to-back in New Zealand Cup

    11 November 2017 12:06 AM 14

    It has his rivals admitting defeat to the winner of 30 of his 35 starts. "It is like everything else in the race, we will probably need a tow rope in behind Lazarus," said Ricky May, who drives Seal The Deal. NSW trainer Kevin Pizzuto has taken last year's cup runner-up Tiger Tara back to his homeland for the biggest challenge in the sport. Tiger Tara was sold to Pizzuto

  • Boy hit by falling branch at Bendigo school may have spinal injuries

    10 November 2017 7:32 AM 14

    A boy and his teacher have been left injured after a large tree branch fell on them at a Bendigo school. Police said the large tree branch fell onto the 10-year-old boy and his carer as they were crossing a basketball court at the Kalianna School in Bendigo just before 3pm. Paramedics and firefighters were called to the the North Bendigo special school

  • Canberra Vikings' Les Makin admits they took the 2015 National Rugby Championship final for granted

    10 November 2017 7:32 AM 9

    Canberra Vikings prop Les Makin has never won a senior premiership and admits the 2015 National Rugby Championship grand final loss stung the most. There are just four players remaining from the Vikings 21-10 defeat to Brisbane City two years ago - Makin, James Dargaville, Robbie Abel and Dean Oakman-Hunt. Makin admitted the Vikings thought it would

  • Ashes tour: Alastair Cook again unconvincing as he struggles for runs

    10 November 2017 6:59 AM 14

    Alastair Cook at last spent an extended time in the middle, but not quite enough to suggest he is out of his early-tour funk. The former England captain had made just 15 runs across his first two innings since arriving in Australia last month, and while he more than tripled his overall runs tally on this tour at Adelaide Oval on Friday, he was far from convincing

  • Darley Classic: Ben Smith wants group 1 accolade for In Her Time

    10 November 2017 5:25 AM 12

    The sprinting mare celebrated her birth date on Thursday and goes into the Darley Classic as one of the top picks in betting but still has a point to prove. She missed out on The Everest, but ran a quicker time than Redzel, and in five shots at group 1 level she has two seconds, a third and two fifths. She was runner-up in the Stradbroke, when gunned

  • Hockeyroos and Kookaburras try to find world-beating form at International Festival of Hockey

    10 November 2017 5:13 AM 10

    "They have an Australian coach [Anthony Farry] and it will be a tough game for us," Hurtz said. "They drew with the USA so it shows we need a good performance to get through to the final." Hurtz quit international hockey to finish her nursing degree. She kept playing at a local and national level while studying and working as a nurse in Melbourne, a job she still

  • Crackdown on illegal marron fishing continues: fishermen busted with 22 traps

    10 November 2017 4:39 AM 9

    Another bust by Fisheries Officers has caught a group of fishermen as they allegedly prepared to set dozens of traps for marron in a rural WA dam earlier this week. It's understood officers responded to public reports of a group of fishermen, around 30 to 40 people, who were planning to camp near Wellington Dam this weekend. Public reports said the social