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Rarely has football ever mattered so little.In simple terms, North Queensland were beaten 32-18 by the Sydney Roosters on Saturday.
Carlton's injury-hit midfield has suffered another blow with Adam Cerra a late withdrawal from Saturday night's AFL crunch game against Melbourne.Cerra has adductor tightness, which he reported after Thursday's training session, and failed a fitness test on Saturday.
One person has been killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of a stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia.Other infrastructure was also damaged early on Saturday when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge electronic music festival held over six days in the east coast town of Cullera, south of Valencia.
Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price claims the ABC will only give a "one-sided view" of the Voice to parliament referendum, saying she finds it "deeply troubling" as a First Nations person.The Country Liberal Party senator was speaking in favour of a motion at the Nationals' federal council meeting that called for the federal government to ensure the public broadcaster adhered to its editorial standards and charter.
Adelaide have denied inspirational midfielder Ben Cunnington a fairytale AFL return as they overcame a spirited North Melbourne challenge to run away with a 29-point victory.The Crows proved too slick and finished stronger than the injury-hit Kangaroos, kicking the only five goals of the final term on their way to a 15.
The Sydney Roosters have proven they have the engine room to fight for the NRL title after all but wrapping up a top-eight spot with a 32-18 defeat of North Queensland.On an emotional day at the SCG, North Queensland were courageous following the death of former coach Paul Green but ultimately outplayed by a Roosters side on a mission.
The Western Bulldogs are hoping to invoke the spirit of French electronic music duo Daft Punk and "get lucky" to secure an unlikely AFL finals berth.Luke Beveridge's team managed to keep their top-eight hopes alive on Saturday, surviving an almighty scare from rivals GWS to prevail by five points at Marvel Stadium.
Gold Coast are desperate to further damage Manly's NRL ambitions for 2022 on Sunday as they chase their own goal of avoiding the competition's wooden spoon.The Sea Eagles head to Queensland knowing they need to win all four of their remaining matches to have any chance of making the finals.
St George Illawarra wants more depth at dummy-half for next year with coach Anthony Griffin to tackle Andrew McCullough's future in the off-season.McCullough's career has come under the spotlight in the past week, with suggestions the 32-year-old could retire with a year to run on his Dragons deal.
The Chinese air force is sending fighter jets and bombers to Thailand for a joint exercise with the Thai military.The training will include air support, strikes on ground targets and small and large-scale troop deployment, the Chinese Defence Ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
A woman has been found dead on the side of a road in rural Queensland.The 47-year-old's body was found on the side of Four AK Road at Oakey in the Toowoomba region about 8am on Saturday, police said.
Taiwan's foreign ministry has expressed "sincere gratitude" towards the United States for taking "concrete actions" to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and the region.US Indo-Pacific co-ordinator Kurt Campbell said on Friday that China "overreacted" to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which set off days of war games by Beijing around the island, which China views as its own territory.
After losing out to Australian Rod Pampling last year, Billy Mayfair carded two eagles to join a five-way tie for the lead in the Boeing Classic.Mayfair, who tied for second in 2021, posted a five-under-par 67 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge on Friday, leaving him level with Tim Petrovic, Scott Dunlap, Scott McCarron and South Korea's KJ Choi.
JJ Spaun is the leader of the St Jude Championship midway through the PGA tournament, but he has every reason to be wary of world No.Spaun made a late birdie for a three-under 67 to take a one-shot lead on Friday in the opening event in the PGA Tour post-season at TPC Southwind.
Welsh Secretary Sir Robert Buckland has become the first cabinet member to publicly switch sides in Britain's Conservative Party leadership contest - the winner of which will become the country's new prime minister.Buckland had initially backed former treasurer Rishi Sunak in the race to succeed Boris Johnson, citing his ability to lead the country through "challenging economic times".
Foreign Minister Penny Wong has vowed to keep advocating for a Chinese-born Australian journalist detained in China for two years on espionage charges.Cheng Lei, a one-time high-profile presenter on China Global Television Network, was detained in Beijing in August 2020 and later formally arrested.
North Korea has dropped its face mask mandate and other social distancing rules after leader Kim Jong-un this week declared victory over COVID-19.State media reported the decision three months after Pyongyang's first public acknowledgement of the virus outbreak in the isolated country.
A former NSW Liberal staffer who raised issues of sexual misconduct says major political parties are complicit in the toxic culture outlined in a landmark report on the state's parliament.Dhanya Mani, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, alleges she was sexually assaulted by a male Liberal staffer between 2014 and 2015 when she was working in the parliament.
The House of Representatives has approved a $US430 billion ($A605 billion) bill seen as the biggest climate package in US history, delivering a major legislative victory for President Joe Biden ahead of the November 8 midterm elections.The legislation to fight climate change and lower prescription drug prices aims to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions.
Watford boss Rob Edwards has hailed a "magnificent" performance from goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann after the 10-man Hornets held off Burnley to move top of the Championship.Tom Cleverley scored the only goal of the game in first-half stoppage time but the plaudits belonged to Bachmann as Burnley tasted defeat for the first time under new manager Vincent Kompany.