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Ashes 2019: Tomorrow is always another day

England’s efforts were a jumble of good bowling, misfields, byes, fumbles and remonstrative hands, until at last Joe Denly’s mishandling at third man fooled Labuschagne into taking a failed second run. So it was that the accidental hero, after many accidents, fell accidentally. Stokes’ completed an endless, uphill, two-day spell …

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Teachers warn they’re overwhelmed by mental health problems in schools

The survey results suggest poor mental wellbeing among students is impacting on the wider classroom environment, with 80 per cent of respondents reporting that mental health-related issues had negatively affected student learning at their school. The figure was even higher among VCE teachers who were surveyed, 85.1 per cent of …

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The extraordinary casts a shadow over the ordinary at Headingley

Loading Root fell into his slouching, rocking gait, all his movements slow except for the reflex of putting bat to ball. Denly caught the vibe, giving up his habit of chasing wide half-volleys and settling for patient accumulation. Soon the somnolence became a habit Australia were ready to accept. Josh …

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The Ashes 2019, third Test, day three as it happened

That’s all from me today. Thanks for joining me. We’ll be back at 1930 (AEST) for what promises to be a tense fourth day at Headingley. Enjoy your Sunday. What a day of cricket we have ahead of us tomorrow after England’s stoic resistance. Australia were in a commanding position …

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Lowndes sets sights on Brock’s ‘impossible’ Bathurst 1000 record

Loading Lowndes admits he has Brock’s formidable record in his sights. “I always said in the early days I didn’t think it was going to be possible but, now we’re here, we’ve got seven and three more attempts to be able to do it, so who knows?,” he said. “Going …

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Violent protests return to Hong Kong as clock ticks on Beijing intervention

MTR had been attacked by Chinese state media on Friday for “collaborating” with protesters after it provided extra trains to move protesters away from clashes with riot police during previous rallies. Police and demonstrators clash in Hong Kong on Saturday.Credit:AP MTR, which also operates several subway lines in Beijing and …

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Grief, drugs and sex work: surviving the loss of two sisters

In her memoir, The Girls, Higgins shows us what grief looks like. For her, it was a spiral of destruction that involved sex work, self harm and drug and alcohol abuse. She would not allow herself to remember her sisters, and self-annihilation offered a form of forgetting. Two years after …

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The verdict on White Night 2019: Changes diminish singular achievement

Loading Three “realms” – the Sensory, the Physical and the Spiritual – overtook Treasury Gardens, Birrarung Marr and the Carlton Gardens. The first offered trippy installations that implicated every sense. Queue-bravers could nestle in Amigo & Amigo’s Cocoon, an aerial womb-hammock woven from red netting; or their Song Cloud, an …

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Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi tests positive for banned substance

“As a professional sportsman on national and international level, we get tested on a regular basis. I have been tested before and again, since this test. Aphiwe Dyantyi runs in to score one of his two tries against New Zealand in Wellington in September last year.Credit:AP “Taking any prohibited substance …

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