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The Wellington Phoenix have claimed their first win of the A-League Men season, defeating the Central Coast Mariners 2-1 at Wollongong's WIN Stadium.After struggling to deal with the Mariners' attacking threat in the first half, the Phoenix sparked into life when Gary Hooper scored from a corner just after the break.
Two men have held up a delivery van at knifepoint in Sydney before driving off in it with dozens of parcels still inside.A 22-year-old worker found two men standing outside the Toyota HiAce van, which was parked on the street in Carlingford in Sydney's northwest, about 8am on Saturday when he returned to it after making a delivery.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at his first troop review, has renewed his pledge to consider "all options," including acquiring enemy base strike capability.He also vowed to create a stronger Self-Defence Force to protect the country amid growing threats from China and North Korea.
Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has claimed figures of 5-51 as Bangladesh were dismissed for 330 in their first innings of the opening Test in Chattogram.Ali broke the hosts' resistance in the first session on day two, who resumed on 4-253.
India seamer Umesh Yadav dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on the stroke of the third day's lunch to restrict the tourists to 2-197 in the opening Test in Kanpur on Saturday.Opener Tom Latham was batting on 82, which included 10 boundaries, with New Zealand still 148 runs behind India's first innings total of 345 in the first match of the two-Test series.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:* There have been 39,022,233 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Saturday, including 104,382 in the previous 24 hours.* Of the total, 23,177,891 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 74,973 in the previous 24 hours).
Australian police and ADF personnel providing security in the Solomon Islands as rioting continues in the capital Honiara have reportedly been well received.Senior federal minister Simon Birmingham says the contingent is likely to be deployed to Australia's troubled Pacific near neighbour for a matter of weeks rather than months.
Devin Booker has scored 32 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 118-97 win over the Knicks in New York on Friday night for their 15th straight victory, matching the second-longest winning streak in franchise history.Chris Paul had 14 points and 10 assists to help the Suns improve to 16-3.
Gunshots have rung out at a Washington state mall packed with shoppers, seriously wounding one person and panicking hundreds of others who hid inside stores as the mall went into lockdown.Authorities said the shooting in Tacoma, south of Seattle, was reported just after 7pm on Friday at an area near the mall's food court.
Six people including an infant child have been rescued from floodwaters in southern Queensland with a major flood warning current for the Logan and Albert rivers.The people were all rescued late on Friday and in the early hours of Saturday after entering floodwaters despite official warnings.
Thomas and Corey Kelly are poised to become the first twins to play cricket together for South Australia, with the former named to debut against Queensland on Sunday.Separated by just two minutes at birth, Thomas' debut comes eight months after Corey's first one-day domestic game against Western Australia last summer.
The NBL has been hit with a second cancelled pre-season game in a week due to COVID-19.Saturday night's NBL Blitz match between Illawarra and Sydney has been called off because of a positive case in the Hawks' ranks.
Laying it all on the line, George Kambosos will dedicate victory to his yearning family if he pulls off one of boxing's great upsets in Sunday's unified mega-fight with world lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.Kambosos has placed much of his life on hold in pursuit of world championship glory, spending endless months away from his loved ones ahead of his title showdown in New York.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been fined $15,000 ($A21,000) for making an obscene gesture during a game and was also warned for using profane language during a media interview.Late in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' overtime win against Indiana on Wednesday, James made a deep three point shot and then performed a celebration colloquially known in NBA circles as the "Big Balls Dance.
A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels has launched airstrikes targeting the country's capital, Sanaa.Saudi state-run television reported the early Saturday morning strikes, citing the coalition as urging civilians to stay away from the sites, without identifying them.
Australia look set to persist with a split-captaincy model in red and white-ball cricket with Pat Cummins not interested in the one-day role.Cummins' appointment as the country's 47th men's Test captain on Friday ushered in a new era of leadership in Australian cricket.
Police have fired tear gas and fought with protesters in a central Iranian city that has been the location for days of demonstrations demanding government action over a drought.Videos published on social media, and others from activists, show police and protesters clashing in the dry bed of the Zayandehrud River in the city of Isfahan, 340km south of the capital Tehran.
Never before has a cricket career been so clearly shaped by two Kookaburra balls.One, that crashed into Tim Paine's right index finger in a pointless Twenty20 exhibition match in 2010.
Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has vowed there will be no more lockdowns under a government led by him.Mr Guy made the pledge at an event in Dandenong South on Saturday morning to mark one year until the state election.
The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is "the most over-hyped trial of the century", designed to break a woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the late financier's crimes.Ghislaine Maxwell continues to have the backing of her family, Ian Maxwell said ahead of the trial, which is set to begin on Monday in the US District Court in Manhattan.