Margaret Court Tennis Australia grand slam 50 anniversary

Court’s belief that marriage can only happen between a man and a woman might be rooted in her interpretation of the bible, but it’s obviously out of step with mainstream feelings (and the law) in Australia. Loading Along with her famous contention that “tennis is full of lesbians”, with its undertones of homophobia, it’s offensive and hurtful to many people. It’s more than a little uncomfortable, but it isn’t going to change the law. It isn’t even going to change anyone’s mind. Court is preaching to the choir, and the…

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Melbourne City sink the Mariners to move clear on top of the table

That all changed when they were taken over by the City Football Group in mid-2014, the new owners changing the team’s name and colours to City and sky blue. In difficult conditions last night City struggled initially to impose themselves on their opponents and the Mariners, buoyed by their win in Perth five days ago, began to grow in confidence. Simply Brillante: Central Coast’s Gianni Stensness gives chase as City midfielder Josh Brillante surges forward.Credit:Getty Images The visitors pressed well, preventing City from building up from the back and after…

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Sean Abbott makes dream return as Australia seal series win over Pakistan

‘‘It’s a bit surreal at the minute. It’s all moving a bit fast,’’ Abbott told Fox Sports at the innings break. ‘‘I’ve dreamt about it for a while. It’s been a long time but it’s just good to be back around the group.’’ Starc and Abbott bowled with intent in the opening overs as Pakistan captain Babar Azam looked the man mostly likely to bat the visitors to a big total. In the third over Babar launched onto the front foot and hit Starc for four. There was fire in…

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Scratchy Sydney Kings fire late against dogged Brisbane Bullets

Brisbane’s confidence took another hit after having a big scalp in their sights only to fall to their ninth straight loss to the Kings. But they can at least take some solace from running the league leaders ragged for three quarters. Small forward Lamar Patterson had a monster night, adding 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Bullets, who now have four wins from eight games. Brisbane were able to keep Kings star Casper Ware relatively quiet on Friday.Credit:Getty Patterson has a velvety grace that oozes, rather than…

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Cunningham’s signing draws Missouri fans to Melbourne Boomers

So when she was drafted by Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA this year, they followed her there, and when the Boomers signed her for this season they went online looking for ways to support the team. ‘‘I’m lucky to have people still keep up with me and the team I’m with. ‘‘They are loyal fans back home and it’s kinda cool they are trying to follow us from back in Missouri,’’ Cunningham said. ‘‘It’s not like that for everyone, but I worked my tail off to make big things happen…

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Australian group buy into Irish star Il Paradiso

Melbourne businessman Ozzie Kheir, owner of last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo, is hoping to go one better next year after buying the Irish galloper who many believe should have won this year’s race. Kheir and his ownership group, including well-known racing figure John O’Neill and Phil Mehrten and Victor Kheir, have bought Il Paradiso, the Aidan O’Brien-trained three-year-old who might have beaten Vow And Declare but for interference close to the winning post. Melbourne businessman Ozzie Kheir and his ownership group have bought unlucky Melbourne Cup runner Il Paradiso.…

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Mr Quickie among horses eyeing off 2020 All-Star Mile at Caulfield

Several of the spring’s boom horses are already eyeing off next year’s $5 million All-Star Mile to be run at Caulfield over 1600 metres. One of the carnival’s unluckiest horses Mr Quickie will be set to run the race first-up if he can gain a start in the restricted weight-for-age race that has its field determined via a public vote, with Cox Plate placegetter Te Akau Shark’s connections also considering putting the race on his program and Tasmanian boom horse Mystic Journey hoping to defend his title. Four-year-old Mr Quickie…

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How Latrell Mitchell fell out of favour with the Roosters

On field, Mitchell started the year in sensational form. He slotted a brilliant match-winning field goal against the Storm at AAMI Park in round six and followed that with arguably the best individual performance of the season against Wests Tigers at the SCG in round eight. Loading With just seven touches, Mitchell scored three tries and set up two others in the 42-12 rout. It was a string of games which had some commentators stamping him as both the next Greg Inglis and the best player in the NRL. But…

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Joel Creasey takes a swipe at flailing Today show presenters

Pointing out an embarrassing, though very minor, gaffe made by Georgie Gardner Friday morning, the comedian drew chuckles from his fellow panellists – including former Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson, who headed the panel alongside Karl Stefanovic in the show’s heyday. Wilkinson defected from Channel 9 to Channel 10 following a widely-reported pay disparity dispute between her Stefanovic in 2017. RELATED: Seriously awkward moment on Today hints at growing tension RELATED: Karl Stefanovic will reportedly take pay cut for big Today return Tonight, the panel couldn’t help but giggle when Creasey…

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Best of cartoons November 9, 2019

Best of cartoons November 9, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 16 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. November 8, 2019 — 7.58pm 1/16 Matt Golding 2/16 Matt Golding 3/16 John Shakespeare 4/16 Alan MoirCredit: 5/16 Matt Golding 6/16 Jim Pavlidis 7/16 John ShakespeareCredit: 8/16 Andrew Dyson 9/16 Matt Davidson 10/16 Simon Letch 11/16 Jim Pavlidis 12/16 Michael LeunigCredit:cartoon 13/16 Robin Cowcher 14/16 Simon Letch 15/16 Simon Letch 16/16 Jim Pavlidis Politics

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