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Race-by-race tips and preview for Wagga on Tuesday

Open battle, with a few first-starters up against those early in their prep. Canberra gelding 2. Contaminated was unwanted in betting, but finished strongly on debut behind Compactor which has since won again at Nowra. Gets blinkers for the first time, draws to do no work, and should appreciate the …

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Top Cats cooking with Gaz

Match review officer Michael Christian will analyse the clash between James Sicily and Hawkins. With the play 30m away Hawkins bumped or pushed Sicily from behind and Sicily collapsed to the ground, where he remained at length, apparently winded. There appeared moderate contact but Sicily stayed down, which complicates the …

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‘Low blow’: Crawford beats Khan by TKO to keep WBO welterweight title

“The fight I want next is Errol Spence,” Crawford said. “Whenever he is ready, he can come and get it.” Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) had knocked Khan down in the first round, but the final few rounds had been competitive, with both fighters throwing hard shots from close range. Landing …

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Betts kicks a bag as Crows claim a win to remember over Suns

As comprehensive as the resurrection was, it came from modest beginnings. Only Lachlan Murphy’s major after the quarter-time siren prevented an ugly, goalless opening term, sadly befitting the 17th and 18th ranked attacks in the competition. The Suns finally registered their first goal, five minutes into the second term, when …

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Giantkiller looks a mile too good but Bott shortens punters up

The 1000m could be a bit short of his best, but hopefully class can get him through. Adrian Bott “We’re training him to get up to a mile. We thought as he develops he will appreciate a bit further, which is how it is looking.’’ Some consideration was given to …

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Randwick on Monday

3. Julkkis is a progressive type who produced a big finish to score first-up at 1400m at Kembla. Extra distance is only in her favour and she won’t have to get so far back this time. It’d surprise if she’s not in the finish somewhere.Dangers: 1. Agassi chased home Green …

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Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

At the outset, that appointment led Trump to predict “the end of my presidency.” The White House struggled to recruit top Washington attorneys, many of whom were reluctant to work for a temperamental, scandal-prone president who repeatedly claimed he would be his own best legal mind. Our strategy came to …

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Joko’s win is good for regional stability

Mr Joko’s win by about 54 per cent to 46 per cent should give him a mandate to proceed with the cautious reforms he has pushed for the past five years, especially building infrastructure for the country’s 260 million people, many of whom are still very poor. One key element …

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Highlanders put paid to Blues’ revival with second-half penalty try

A second-half penalty try has helped lift the Highlanders to a 24-12 Super Rugby win over the Blues and avenge the latter’s victory in their first meeting a month ago. The Blues’ 33-26 defeat of the Highlanders in round six was, and remains, their first and only win over a …

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A baby was born with nearly no skin. Doctors are fighting to keep him alive

It wasn’t until about an hour later that Maldonado learned what was wrong. Maldonado said she was escorted to the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. There, she said, she saw her son for the first time – connected to tubes and wires, with bandages …

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