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Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

Hodge in hot water: Fuming Fiji escalate tackle controversy

Fiji coach John McKee was diplomatic about the incident after the match but pointed out that losing Yato, who was ferocious in Fiji’s opening 20 minutes, changed the game for them. Behind the scenes things were less serene. Late on Saturday, team officials referred the tackle to the citing commissioner, …

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Arthur rues ‘dumb’ footy but says Eels have laid foundation

“We did some dumb things – shoulder charges, tackling blokes in air, kicking on the fourth tackle,” Arthur said after the match. “There were some moments we didn’t get right and we have been really good at that over the last two months – building a game and we didn’t …

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Pumped-up Kyrgios gets one over Nadal at Laver Cup

“That’s one of the best 10-point tiebreakers I’ve ever seen a doubles team play, and they needed to because Rafa and Stefanos wanted it bad,” Team World captain John McEnroe said. “It gives us some momentum going into tomorrow.” Heavy hitters: Nadal and Tsitsipas in action against Kyrgios and Sock …

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‘Gossip’: Prime Minister dismisses claim about Hillsong leader’s invite snub

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed the “gossip” about whether he put forward Hillsong church leader Brian Houston to join him at events in Washington DC, only for US officials to reject the request. Mr Morrison declined to respond to a report in The Wall Street Journal about Mr Houston, …

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Woman fights for life after hit by vehicle at Kangaroo Point

A woman is fighting for life in hospital after she was hit by a vehicle at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane’s inner east. Paramedics were called about 9pm on Saturday on the corner of Main and Baines streets. The woman was taken in a critical condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital with …

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One more year: Benji signs new deal with Tigers for 2020

Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall has given himself one final chance to lead his beloved club back to the NRL finals after signing a one-year contract extension. Marshall on Saturday night announced he had officially put pen to paper to play on in 2020 in what is almost certain to …

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City smash eight past Watford, Spurs go down at Leicester

Bernardo Silva completed his first top flight hat-trick to make it 7-0 before Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant strike completed the rout. Rout: Bernardo Silva makes it six for City at Etihad Stadium.Credit:Getty Images “The same feeling I have now I had after Norwich so it was not a bad performance,” …

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‘Wasn’t intentional’: Smith denies trying to slap Mahoney in the face

“Absolutely not,” Smith said when asked if he was trying to strike his fellow Queenslander. [embedded content] “Reed had a really good hold of me after I kicked the ball and he wouldn’t let go. “I missed the mark and clipped him high. It wasn’t intentional. But the ruling was …

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Ricciardo shunted to back of the field after technical breach

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has seized his third pole position in a row ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, but Renault’s Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has been demoted to the back of the field after a technical breach. The 21-year-old Leclerc, who started the last two races in Belgium and Italy …

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Canada’s Trudeau loses a little ground in first polls since blackface scandal

The Liberals were leading in a Mainstreet poll published by iPolitics on Saturday, but had lost 0.4 percentage point from the previous survey compared with a 0.2 percentage-point slide by the Conservatives. The Mainstreet poll, conducted between September 17 and 19, had the Liberals at 36.8% compared with 34.2% for …

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