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  • Man injured in attempted robbery in Belconnen

    12 September 2017 2:52 AM 44

    A man was injured after an attempted aggravated robbery in Belconnen on Friday. Police said the victim was walking in the park between Letters Street and Kingston Street in Evatt, when a man approached him and demanded he hand over his belongings. It's understood the man attacked him with a knife when he refused, before fleeing on foot towards Kingston

  • NRL hit by allegations of a sordid culture of group sex

    11 September 2017 11:04 PM 39

    THE NRL has reportedly made a shock decision about the star in a messy group sex falling out with a Penthouse model. Sydney Penthouse model and stripper Belinda Medlyn told The Daily Telegraph she consented to group sex with former Gold Coast, Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors star. The pair have a 15-month-old son Hendrix, who was conceived in 2015 while

  • Curioser and curioser: Australian Ballet takes on Christopher Wheeldon's Alice in Wonderland

    11 September 2017 9:26 AM 16 1

    The Cheshire Cat is a giant puppet. The Mad Hatter is a mad tap dancer. The rabbit has disappeared into a giant, wobbly jellycake. Alice has a crush on a knave. And all of them can dance very, very well. Perhaps they're mad, but the Australian Ballet is about to stage the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland. There's an added love story, and British

  • Socceroos away playoff against Syria expected to be in the Middle East

    11 September 2017 7:43 AM 38

    Syria is expected to host its World Cup qualifying playoff leg against Australia in the Middle East - in a bid to get a 'home' advantage. The Syrians haven't played a match in their country since 2010 and have previously hosted their third-round AFC qualifiers for Russia at Hang Jebat Stadium in Malaysia. Australia initially believed the October 5 first

  • Diner en Blanc to return to Canberra in 2018

    11 September 2017 6:01 AM 19

    According to a post on the Diner en Blanc Canberra Facebook page, Sydney organisers Antoine and Rachel Bessis have taken on the Canberra event, which will return next year. The post read: "Rachel & I have been hosting Le Diner en Blanc in Sydney for the last 6 years. We are proud and excited to announce that we will be bringing Le Diner en Blanc back to Canberra

  • City kick off W-League title defence with grand final rematch in Perth

    11 September 2017 6:01 AM 17

    Melbourne City's triumphant W-League team will open the new season with a grand final rematch against Perth Glory – a blockbuster start to a campaign that kicks off in late October and concludes with the grand final in mid-February. City have been one of the heaviest investors in the women's game and have won the title in both seasons they've competed

  • Low-scoring finals, rising tackle count demand AFL attention

    10 September 2017 10:16 AM 20

    You couldn't blame umpire Chris Donlon for awarding that match-determining free-kick on Saturday night in Adelaide. He saw high contact on Luke Shuey and penalised the tackler. At the same time, you can't blame those of us who follow the game for being confused. Pre-season, the AFL couldn't have made its interpretation of such incidents plainer: "Where

  • Beclonnen United and Canberra to play third straight NPLW Capital Football grand final

    10 September 2017 10:04 AM 17

    "We only just got over the line really, we got the goal early and had to cling on for that result, it was a long game holding them out and I'm feeling pretty relieved," Gill said. "It was just one of those really hard-fought wins where everyone had to really grind across the field, it wasn't pretty at times but everyone dug deep and got the result

  • NRL Finals: Cronulla Sharks vs. North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium

    10 September 2017 8:16 AM 35

    THE NRL’s second elimination final of the year sees the Cronulla Sharks take on the North Queensland Cowboys. The Cowboys — who are playing the Sharks for a third year in a row in sudden-death finals — have a lot to prove without star playmaker Johnathan Thurston in the side. The match completes a massive weekend of footy which has seen Manly bow out of 2017 with a controversial

  • Nick Riewoldt says its time to get rid of the draw during the AFL regular season

    10 September 2017 5:56 AM 39

    RETIRED St Kilda star Nick Riewoldt says it’s time for the AFL to completely do away with the draw after the thrilling extra-time final between Port Adelaide and West Coast. Riewoldt said the excitement of the Power-Eagles result on Saturday night indicated it was time for the league to shelve the draw during the home-and-away season. “After the 2010 drawn