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Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Dream runs and breakthroughs as Berrettini, Bencic reach US Open semis

Berrettini used booming serves and stinging forehands to overwhelm Monfils, who struggled with humid conditions in Arthur Ashe Stadium until shortly after the roof closed during the third set and brought in cooler temperatures. In the decider, Berrettini broke twice for a 4-2 lead but a rejuvenated Monfils, who despite …

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Markets Live: ASX set to gain as fears over Hong Kong, Brexit ease

Department store giant Myer has posted a better-than-expected full-year result, with net profit after tax up 2.2 per cent to $33.2 million, partially due to soaring online sales. Total revenue decreased 3.5 per cent to $2.99 billion, beating consensus estimates which forecast a 5.1 per cent drop. Earnings before interest, …

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Australian fans thrown out at Old Trafford after abusing Archer

Archer did not respond to the abuse but looked angered by the comments. Last month, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison criticised England fans for booing Steve Smith and David Warner and they have had to cope with jeers wherever they have played in England this year. Extra security was laid …

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‘Return to wintry conditions’: Rain, storms and wild winds on the way

It will make for a “wet, cold and windy” night at the clash between Geelong and Collingwood on Friday for the first qualifying final held at the MCG. “We are going to see rain increasing over the next few days,” said Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Efron. “There will be …

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Queensland crews monitor blazes as temps soar

Queensland’s south-east is experiencing high temperatures for this time of year, as a high-pressure system pushes hot and dry winds across the region. Brisbane is expected to hit 32 degrees on Thursday, the Gold Coast 28 degrees, the Sunshine Coast 29 degrees, and Beaudesert, not far from Canungra, 34 degrees. …

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‘Police are telling us lies’: Hong Kong protests no longer about extradition bill

The cafe has a Lennon Wall of protest Post-it notes in the front window, which has attracted a young clientele. Jonathan says since mid-June, when police first used tear gas and rubber bullets against alarge crowd, the protesters have said they had five demands. Vince, left, and Jonathan, right, owners …

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Riewoldt takes aim at ‘directionless’ Eagle as Bombers ready to pounce

But West Coast coach Adam Simpson will hope for equally explosive exploits from Naitanui, who plays his first game since injuring an ankle in round 17 and his first final since the 2015 grand final loss to the Hawks. Naitanui has played just three games this season as the Eagles …

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Two children? One bike? No problem – it can still be done

I biked to and from my last day at work and went into labour the next morning. The midwives remarked how strong the cycling had made me and wished more mums-to-be would ride through pregnancy. Pedalling my first child to daycare in a trailer was straightforward enough but became too …

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‘Environmental vandalism’: Scarborough’s scenic dunes slipping away

The 1600sqm section of dune is part of a 3.3 hectare area, once a road reservation earmarked for the extension of The Esplanade, and has since been amalgamated with the South Trigg Class A Reserve, thanks to a campaign led by Beach Not Bitumen. The reclassification of the land means …

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Collingwood’s ‘blessing in disguise’ heading into finals

This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Hawthorn assistant coach Scott Burns joins Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall for a tactical preview of the first week of finals. Will Essendon’s “run-and stun” game be enough to upset the Eagles? Or will they need a slower approach to avoid West …

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