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Ben Simmons' NBA career is at a crossroads going into the Philadelphia 76ers' playoffs series-deciding clash with the Altanta Hawks.The 24-year-old Australian is a three-time All Star, one of the league's great defenders, a creative passer and a dynamic force close to the basket.
A driver has slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, injuring at least two people.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis confirmed the crash occurred on Saturday evening at the Stonewall Pride Parade in the nearby city of Wilton Manors, WSVN-TV reported.
A fresh local virus case has been uncovered in Queensland as the state government announces an easing of restrictions.The flight attendant, aged in her 30s, arrived in Brisbane on an Emirates flight on June 5 and tested positive after being released from hotel quarantine.
Senior Liberal government minister Marise Payne has declined to comment on media speculation of a potential Nationals leadership spill in the coming week.Media reports suggest Barnaby Joyce will have another crack at getting his old job back as Nationals leader, possible as early as Monday, unhappy with the course Michael McCormack is taking for the party.
Ford veteran Will Davison has bounced back from a horror day to smash the Hidden Valley lap record in consecutive qualifying sessions in Darwin.Davison slumped to 14th in the opening race of the round on Saturday but set about making amends on Sunday, earning pole position for both 38-lap races after setting two flying laps in his Ford Mustang.
The Southwest US continues to bake, and weather forecasters have kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas at least through the weekend.High temperature marks didn't fall on Saturday, but Phoenix reached a sweltering high of 46C for the day and Las Vegas hit 44C, both three degrees shy of records for the date.
Environmental and urban policy groups alike have praised the NSW government's plan to abolish stamp duty on electric vehicles and incentivise the adoption of the vehicles over the next decade.The $500 million package, to be included in next week's budget, includes cash rebates and stamp duty exemptions on purchases of new EVs.
The classic car market is booming in Australia, with the sharp rise in values partly fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing awareness of the money to be made in the emerging asset class.Cars that were not necessarily loved or considered the peak of automotive excellence when they were released are now selling for many times their original cost as savvy investors look to cash in.
Community and mobile preschools will be free for NSW families on a permanent basis, extending the assistance provided amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The government in April 2020 provided a funding package to cover the cost of preschool fees for up to six months amid the pandemic and then extended the program to the end of 2020.
Perennial majors contender Louis Oosthuizen has sunk a monster eagle putt at the final hole to vault into a three-way tie for the lead after the third round at the US Open.South African Oosthuizen's downhill putt slammed into the middle of the flag and toppled in to add another layer of fascination to what already was shaping up to be a compelling final round at Torrey Pines on Sunday.
The defence force's former head of information warfare says new laws to toughen cyber security "can't come soon enough".Retired Major General Marcus Thompson has told AAP Australia's reliance on overseas cyber infrastructure has left the country especially vulnerable to cyber attacks from sophisticated state-based actors and professional criminal groups.
Australia's hopes have evaporated during the third round of the US Open at Torrey Pines.Adam Scott was the only Aussie to hold his ground on moving day, but the former world No.
The Queensland government will add Norfolk Island to its tourism portfolio and take over service delivery to one of Australia's most far-flung communities.Queensland will provide health and education services to the more than 1700 residents living on the volcanic island 1440km east of Brisbane.
Australian scientists have found a new type of molecule that could beat drug-resistant strains of malaria.Researchers at Monash University were investigating antimalarial compounds in 2018 when they stumbled on one molecule not like the others.
Australia's Su Oh has given herself a chance to claim a maiden LPGA Tour victory, sitting fourth going into the final round of the Meijer Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Oh carded a blemish-free three-under 69 on Saturday to get to 15 under.
Australia's Will Power will start from fourth on the grid with his powerful team in unfamiliar territory in the IndyCar race at Road America in Wisconsin.Sunday's race is the ninth of the Indycar season making this the longest Team Penske has gone without a win to start a season since 1999 - when it finished winless.
A driver in a pickup truck has ploughed into cyclists during a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store.Six people were taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash on Saturday in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix, police said.
A one-year-old girl has been found after being taken from a home in south Brisbane and driven into NSW.The girl was taken on Saturday night from her Beenleigh home by a man and driven in a white Suzuki sedan across the NSW border.
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past 500,000 - a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to minimise the disease.Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags with slogans such as "Get out Bolsonaro.
Robert Lewandowski has helped keep Poland alive at the European Championship by scoring the second-half equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Spain.Alvaro Morata ended his scoring drought by putting Spain ahead in the 25th minute but Lewandowski evened things in the 54th with a header for only his third goal with the national team at a major tournament.