Much of Chinese swimmer Sun Yang’s testimony incomprehensible

He said he became particularly concerned when he saw one of the team members filming him while he was giving blood. He told Friday night’s hearing in the Swiss town of Le Montreux that his personal physician, Dr Ba Zhen and Dr Han Zhaoqi, the deputy director of the Zhejiang anti-doping centre, advised him not to allow the testing team to leave with his blood. He said that after much discussion, the doping control officer in charge of the testing mission relented and agreed that if Sun Yang could find…

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‘Code War’ fight between Paul Gallen and Barry Hall ends in a stalemate

The pair certainly didn’t feel each other out, they attacked every single second of the six rounds (two minutes each). Gallen’s jab was strong and consistent, while Hall’s big-time shots to Gallen caught the eye more. “Technically he probably won,” 42-year-old Hall said. “I am happy to have a beer with him.” Barry Hall lands a blow on Paul Gallen in Melbourne on Friday night.Credit:AAP Hall said he “wasn’t sure” when asked if he would fight again, given he hadn’t been around his family much while he prepared for the…

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‘Code War’ fight between Paul Gallen and Barry Hall ends in a stalemate

The pair certainly didn’t feel each other out, they attacked every single second of the six rounds (two minutes each). Gallen’s jab was strong and consistent, while Hall’s big-time shots to Gallen caught the eye more. “Technically he probably won,” 42-year-old Hall said. “I am happy to have a beer with him.” Barry Hall lands a blow on Paul Gallen in Melbourne on Friday night.Credit:AAP Hall said he “wasn’t sure” when asked if he would fight again, given he hadn’t been around his family much while he prepared for the…

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Lloyd Pope puts the heat on Pakistan at WACA

Abid Ali fell for a duck in just the second over of the day, and Pakistan were looking shaky when Pope snared the scalps of ul-Haq and Haris Sohail (two) shortly before lunch. Masood, Azam, and Shafiq helped drag Pakistan out of trouble, but Pope continued to pick up wickets at regular intervals. Azam, who scored 157 against a powerful Australia A squad earlier in the week, was on track for another big score before becoming Pope’s fourth victim. Loading But Shafiq, who scored 119 earlier in the week, was…

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Duke speaks in ‘no holds barred’ interview

The Duke of York will speak to BBC Newsnight in a world exclusive about his links to Epstein, the disgraced billionaire and convicted paedophile who died in a New York jail cell in August. His death was ruled a suicide. Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis tweeted the news on Friday, saying the interview had already taken place at Buckingham Palace. “No holds barred interview – no questions vetted,” she said. Saturday 9pm. BBC2. No holds barred interview – no questions vetted- with Prince Andrew. https://t.co/erRkhJ1hTd — emily m (@maitlis) November 15,…

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Best of cartoons November 16, 2019

Best of cartoons November 16, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 15 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. November 15, 2019 — 9.01pm 1/15 Andrew Dyson 2/15 Matt Golding 3/15 Alan MoirCredit: 4/15 John ShakespeareCredit: 5/15 Jim PavlidisCredit: 6/15 Simon Letch 7/15 Dionne Gain 8/15 Matt Golding 9/15 Simon Letch Knox 16th NovCredit:Simon Letch 10/15 Jim Pavlidis 11/15 Michael Leunig 12/15 Robin Cowcher 13/15 Jim Pavlidis 14/15 Simon Letch 15/15 Simon Letch Politics

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Roosters must keep Mitchell to stop history three-peating

Fair enough. But within weeks the coach had resigned. The issue? Who deserved more of the credit for success – the coach or the owner! The Cowboys have had just one Super Bowl win since, and that was almost a quarter of a century ago. And how funny I should say that, because even as we speak one of those teams often haled or hailed – I’m never sure which – as the “Greatest of All Time” also appears to be crumbling before our very eyes. Yes, friends, it can…

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Liberal MPs barred from entering China

Mr Hastie and Mr Paterson were set to visit Beijing in December, along with their Labor colleague Matt Keogh, as part of a study tour organised by the China policy think tank China Matters. But on Friday it was revealed the trip would not go ahead. “We regret the decision of the government of the People’s Republic of China, conveyed to China Matters via the PRC embassy in Canberra, that at this time Mr Hastie and Senator Paterson are not welcome,” the think tank said in a statement. “We had…

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Dominic Thiem headlines tennis’ Generation Next

The Austrian’s stunning win against Novak Djokovic on hardcourt this week was proof Thiem has made the leap from claycourt specialist to all-round superstar. Loading He attacked when under pressure and out-gunned the impenetrable Djokovic in hitting duels. Thiem said it was a career-best performance, as did his ATP Cup captain Thomas Muster. In his eyes, Thiem is now a legitimate grand slam contender who can threaten the big three on all surfaces bar grass. “It’s always great to say you have played your best match ever but I think…

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Club instability at top could snowball into crisis

“Fearless” Facer evokes memories of an era when club “secretaries”, as they were then called, were all-powerful. Their job description was a misnomer because they couldn’t type or take shorthand. In some cases they wouldn’t answer the phone. But they were the dominant figures at the club. Think of Canterbury’s Peter “Bullfrog” Moore, Manly’s Ken “Arko” Arthurson and Parramatta’s Denis “The Emperor” Fitzgerald. The coach was the only one capable of challenging their authority, and Jack Gibson left the Eels after a dispute with Fitzgerald. Since the era of these…

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