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  • Young struggles in first NBL game as Sydney Kings are crushed by leaders Perth Wildcats

    24 November 2013 1:29 PM 90

    SYDNEY'S new import and recent NBA swingman Sam Young got a hellish introduction to the NBL on Sunday as the Kings were crushed 98-55 by ladder leaders Perth. Young, a 249-game NBA veteran, was the second-highest scorer for Sydney with 14 points, including 12 in the first half in Perth. He made four of his 12 field-goal attempts and hitting two of five from three-point

  • Jason Day and family weep after his first pro win in Australia in aftermath of typhoon tragedy

    24 November 2013 1:05 PM 73

    TEARS have been sadly all too prevalent in the Day household this week - but this time they were for the right reasons. Jason Day's mother Dening, his sisters Kim and Yanna and his nephew were all emotionally drained when they rushed to hug the new World Cup champion after a tumultuous week in which they lost eight family members in the deadly Philippines

  • Ennis shows who's boss as Cats wallop Kings

    24 November 2013 9:51 AM 121

    Star import James Ennis got the last laugh over fellow American Sam Young as the Perth Wildcats bounced back to form with a comprehensive 98-55 win over Sydney at Perth Arena today. The fans wanted a show when the two highest-profile imports in the NBL went head-to-head for the first time and that’s exactly what they got. Former NBA swingman Young showed

  • Brad Rawiller chasing fourth consecutive Ballarat Cup victory aboard Hurdy Gurdy Man

    24 November 2013 7:08 AM 97

    BRAD Rawiller has made the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup his own, winning it for the past three years on My Bentley, Domesky and King Diamond. Today he takes the ride on the Darren Weir-trained Hurdy Gurdy Man in the 2200m feature, which brings an official end to the Spring Racing Carnival. While punters have overlooked Hurdy Gurdy Man at $17 and plunged

  • Head 98 propels South Australia

    24 November 2013 4:50 AM 81

    Travis Head's ninth first-class fifty lifted South Australia to 4 for 191, after their bowlers had restricted Tasmania to 291 in the morning. Head added 75 runs for the third wicket with Tom Cooper, who made 26, as they helped the team recover from a shaky start which saw both their openers dismissed inside 22 overs. Phillip Hughes, who had blasted 204 in the previous

  • Alex Leapai set to fight Wladimir Klitschko for heavyweight championship of the world

    24 November 2013 3:45 AM 91

    Alex Leapai has caused a major upset by defeating Denis Boytsov, the number 1 contender to Wladimir Klitschko's WBO crown. The Aussie has earned a title shot against the towering Ukrainian. LOGAN delivery driver Alex Leapai has created Queensland sporting history and will fight for the heavyweight boxing championship of the world against Ukraine's Olympic

  • Australian rugby championship set to be revived next year

    23 November 2013 7:56 PM 85

    ONE of the most controversial competitions in Australian rugby history is set to be revived next year in a massive shake-up to the calendar. ARU chief executive Bill Pulver has revealed that they are on the verge of resuscitating the failed Australian Rugby Championship (ARC), which lasted just one season in 2007 before it was scrapped by Pulver's predecessor

  • Falzon says Warner turned career around

    23 November 2013 10:15 AM 95

    David Warner declared before the Ashes series that girlfriend Candice Falzon had "tamed the bull". Falzon watched on as Warner scored his fourth Test century on Saturday at the Gabba, and detailed how the explosive opener has found an inner-peace after a tumultuous tour of the UK in the winter. Punished for punching Joe Root in a Birmingham nightclub

  • Wanted: Australian international cricketer! Comedy ad posted online after Aussies struggle on opening day of Ashes series

    23 November 2013 9:29 AM 103

    Do you play a little bit of Cricket? Are you an Australian national or connected to one? Do you like to gloat? If it’s yes to all three, then you little Ripper! ... Invented by the English in the 16th Century, the game of Cricket has been played in Australia since the early Aussie colonisation period (banished convicts) of the 19th Century. In recent

  • Parnham Duo To Run Better Than Railway Stakes Odds Suggest

    23 November 2013 4:07 AM 101

    Perth trainer Neville Parnham is confident that Playing God and God Has Spoken will both run better than their Railway Stakes odds suggest in the Group 1 event at Ascot this afternoon. Playing God ($21) and God Has Spoken ($81) are both considered outsiders in Railway Stakes betting markets but Parnham is hopeful that can his gallopers can return to their