Eliza James' last-gasp goal has secured Collingwood a two-point AFLW win over St Kilda at Moorabbin.The Saints nearly pulled off a massive upset on Saturday, but the third-placed Magpies held them off in a fierce duel to win 4.
USA have won their fourth consecutive gold medal at the women's basketball World Cup by defeating China 83-61 in front of a sold-out crowd at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.Undefeated at the World Cup since 2006, the Americans were overwhelming favourites throughout the tournament and have now automatically qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
Ukraine's nuclear power provider has accused Russia of "kidnapping" the head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian troops.Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, about 4pm on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.
Star Parramatta centre Tiana Penitani will miss the NRLW grand final after failing to prove her fitness.Having been battling a quad injury that's kept her sidelined since round five, the Eels captain had been given every opportunity to be ready for Sunday's clash against Newcastle.
Geelong have overcome the absence of suspended star Georgie Prespakis to boost their AFLW finals hopes with a thrilling one-point win over the Western Bulldogs.Prespakis was hit with a two-match ban during the week for a dangerous tackle and watched from the sidelines in Ballarat on Saturday.
Three threatened frog species have been given a lifeline by a new breeding and research facility at Melbourne Zoo.The Amphibian Bushfire Recovery Centre fosters breeding habitats for the spotted tree frog, Watson's tree frog and the southern giant burrowing frog, which all range from being listed as vulnerable to critically endangered.
Lauren Jackson has saved the best game of her Opals comeback for last, starring for Australia as they clinched World Cup bronze with a 95-65 defeat of Canada.Jackson confirmed just hours before tip-off at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena her Opals comeback would conclude after the World Cup, where she played in all eight games following an absence of nine years from the national team.
A large wingless wood-eating cockroach, unique to Australia's Lord Howe Island and thought extinct for more than 80 years, has been rediscovered.University of Sydney biology student Maxim Adams made the find in July at North Bay, a secluded sandy beach only accessible by foot or water.
Paceman Jhye Richardson has targeted a Test recall after returning career-best one-day figures as WA strolled to a nine-wicket win after dismissing NSW for 76, their lowest-ever limited-overs score.WA cruised to a bonus-point victory at the WACA, reaching their modest target with a whopping 33 overs to go in a rematch of last year's final.
GWS have bounced back from a record AFLW thumping with a spirited 17-point triumph over Carlton at Henson Park in Sydney.The Giants looked determined to make amends for their 95-point loss to Adelaide last week with a fast start against the Blues, before digging in late to hold on for a 4.
The first of 200 British backpackers to take up the offer of cheap flights have arrived in Adelaide for working holidays.The tourists were offered 10 pound or $17 flights to help fill workforce shortages in SA's tourism sector.
A man who allegedly tried to entice three children into a car as they came home from school has been arrested and charged in Perth's north eastern suburbs.The children, who are all under the age of 13, were approached in separate incidents between 2.
Teenage Newcastle prodigy Jesse Southwell will spare a thought for injured sister Hannah before she runs out in Sunday's NRLW grand final against Parramatta.Initially preparing to live out their dream of playing alongside each other this season, that lasted just 33 minutes before Hannah ruptured her ACL in round one.
More than 10,000 vocational education and training students have been hit with historical debts after a computer glitch.A system failure resulted in government loans, worth a total of $24.
8 has struck Indonesia's North Sumatra province, killing one, the country's meteorology and geophysics agency says.Nine people were injured in Saturday's quake, which was felt in a few towns and prompted people to flee their homes, BMKG chief Dwikorita Karnawati told reporters.
Iran, which has blamed "foreign enemies" for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality police custody, says it has arrested nine European nationals for their role in the unrest.The detention of citizens of Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and other countries is likely to ratchet up tensions between Iran and Western countries over the death of Mahsa Amini.
Richmond midfielder Jack Graham is set to stay with the AFL club after knocking back interest from Port Adelaide.The 24-year-old dual-premiership Tiger toured the Power's Alberton Oval headquarters in recent days and had been weighing up a lucrative offer to return to his home state.
A man has died a short time after allegedly returning a positive reading on a random roadside drug test and being arrested in south west NSW.The man, 25, was taken to Cootamundra Police Station after allegedly returning a positive reading for a prohibited drug on Friday about 6.
Call it the Dundee United approach, but it is perhaps one of the most underrated and significant differences that separates Penrith from almost every other NRL club.Of the Panthers' 33 players used this year, a staggering 29 still live in the Penrith region.
The Ukrainian government has called for Australia to help build support in the Pacific as it looks for more international aid to repel Russia's move to annex parts of the country.Ukraine's ambassador to Australia Vasyl Myroshnychenko says officials have asked their Australian counterparts to help expand a coalition of countries opposed to Russia's aggression.
The chair of the Australian Republic Movement Peter FitzSimons will step down after seven years at the helm.The author and journalist said it was the right time to step aside, announcing he will not stand in the lobby group's elections in October and conclude when his term finishes in November.
Lauren Jackson has doubled down on her decision to retire from international basketball for a second time, despite turning back the clock with a game-defining performance in a win that secured World Cup bronze for the Opals.At her comeback World Cup, Jackson had come off the bench for limited minutes in the seven games prior to Australia's 95-65 win over Canada in the third-place match at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena.
As far as Bernie Gurr is concerned Parramatta wouldn't be in Sunday's NRL grand final against Penrith if not for the lows of the 2016 salary-cap scandal."That was the circuit breaker," Gurr told AAP this week.
The sale or supply of single-use plastic cups for cold drinks has been banned in Western Australia.The ban, in force from Saturday, follows a similar move against other single-use plastics, including plates, cutlery, and straws earlier this year.
Charley Hull made eight birdies on Friday to shoot a seven-under 64 to take the 36-hole lead in The Ascendant LPGA, but Thailand's teen sensation Atthaya Thitikul is lurking.Englishwoman Hull seized control with four birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn and led by two shots over Xiyu "Janet" Lin (68) and Thitikul, whose eagle-birdie finish gave her a 67.