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The Adelaide Thunderbirds have kept their finals hopes alive after finishing with a flurry to steamroll the Queensland Firebirds 68-55 at Netball SA Stadium.The match was in the balance when the Thunderbirds led by four early in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, before the home side completely blanked the Firebirds late, holding them scoreless for almost the last seven minutes.
Adelaide United and Melbourne City have played out a tense goalless draw in the first leg of their semi-final at Coopers Stadium.Both sides battled through the 90 minutes, but neither side could find a breakthrough ahead of the return leg in Melbourne on Sunday.
Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has pledged Asia's support for Gianni Infantino's re-election bid as FIFA president.Infantino will be standing for a third stint in charge of soccer's global governing body having defeated Sheikh Salman to claim the presidency in 2016 following Sepp Blatter's resignation.
Inspirational captain Jo Harten has climbed out of her sick bed to steer the Giants to a convincing, come-from-behind 69-60 victory over the Collingwood Magpies at the Silverdome in Launceston.Harten, who has yet to hit the training track since recovering from a recent bout of flu, nailed an incredible 10 super shots from 11 attempts in her 51-point haul on Wednesday to launch the Giants into Super Netball's top four.
Retired AFL star Sam Fisher has been charged with drug trafficking as part of a joint investigation between Victorian and Western Australian police.The 39-year-old, a past All-Australian and two-time St Kilda best and fairest, was charged with trafficking large commercial quantities of illicit drugs after detectives searched a Sandringham property on Wednesday morning.
A wall has collapsed in a salt packaging factory in western India, killing at least 12 workers and injuring another 13.The workers stocking salt in bags were found on Wednesday buried in the wall debris in the factory in Morbi district, 215 kilometres west of Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat state, said J.
Australia's all-conquering women's cricket team is searching for a new coach with Matthew Mott accepting an offer to lead England men's white-ball side.Mott will join Brendon McCullum in trying to turn around the flagging fortunes of England after the former New Zealand star was last week appointed Test coach.
Uncapped duo Harry Brook and Matthew Potts have been called up for the first Test of England's new era, but leg-spinner Matt Parkinson must once again wait for his chance.The pair of 23-year-olds have been named in a 13-man squad for next month's Lord's clash against New Zealand, decided by a revamped selection panel chaired by director of men's cricket Rob Key and featuring input from recently appointed captain Ben Stokes and incoming head coach Brendon McCullum.
A man has faced court charged with the murder of a woman in a house fire in Melbourne's west two months ago.Roland Griffiths, 38, has been under police guard in hospital since allegedly setting the Albanvale house alight using a flammable liquid on March 14.
The world's oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record in 2021, while melting ice sheets helped push sea levels to new heights, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says.Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range of turmoil wrought by climate change in its annual State of the Global Climate report, released on Wednesday.
Scott Morrison has joked the local Devonport football team could use him as a "bulldozer" for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match.The prime minister lost his footing and caught an under eights' player on his way down.
Guy Sebastian's former manager accused of embezzling nearly one million dollars from the pop star was being paid half a million dollars a year by the singer, a jury has been told.The Australian Idol winner in the NSW District Court on Wednesday was questioned about his contractual agreement with his ex-manager and 6 Degrees founder Titus Emanuel Day.
North Queensland's NRL form surge has thrust numerous Cowboys players into the mix for possible Queensland State of Origin selection.One of them, teenage rookie Jeremiah Nanai, who leads the NRL in tries by a forward this season with eight, confirmed on Wednesday that he'd received a call from new Queensland coach Billy Slater.
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A former SAS soldier has denied fabricating an event never heard before in the defamation trial launched by Ben Roberts-Smith that creates an alibi for a key witness to an alleged murder.The witness codenamed Person 38 in the Federal Court on Wednesday gave evidence about a crucial mission to a Taliban compound dubbed Whiskey 108 in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province in 2009.
A university student feared his girlfriend was a demon when he strangled her to death, a NSW court has been told.When police arrived at the scene, Jordan Brodie Miller ran towards them pleading for help and tried to get into the police car.
Labor says the Morrison government has done nothing to help casual workers secure jobs under new laws, in light of a landmark Fair Work Commission case.The commission handed down a decision last week defeating reforms to the government's omnibus bill giving permanency to casual workers.
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Senior health and police officials will be stationed at Western Australia's ambulance headquarters to ensure proper response times amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases.The move comes amid growing pressure on the service as more staff are furloughed because of virus infections.
Collingwood premiership player Heritier Lumumba says he's walking away from his long-running battle with the Magpies over racism issues.Lumumba has been in dispute with his former AFL club for a number of years, particularly ex-Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.