Australia captain Tim Paine defends David Warner after Ben Stokes claim of sledging

Australia captain Tim Paine has returned serve to Ben Stokes, labelling as a cheap shot “to spike book sales” the England all-rounder’s claim that sledging from David Warner provided extra motivation for his famous match-winning hundred at Headingley during the Ashes. Stokes writes in his new book, On Fire, that Warner “just wouldn’t shut up for most of my time out there” compiling an unbeaten 135 that enabled England to pull off a miraculous one-wicket victory in August and level the series. “I could accept it from just about any…

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At work, introverts are (quietly) standing up for themselves

A quiet revolution is taking over our workplace, led by rebels who are among the most misunderstood and undervalued in the nation – our introverted colleagues. Many introverts are speaking up to protest against the myriad bosses who aggressively discriminate against the more reserved types when it comes to filling top jobs – the practice of introversion-ism.Credit:iStock Usually preferring calmer and minimally stimulating social situations, many introverts are speaking up to protest against the myriad bosses who aggressively discriminate against the more reserved types when it comes to filling top…

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Steve Smith apologises to Australian team for conduct breach as James Pattinson banned for first Test

“Sometimes your emotions can get the better of you out on the field,” Smith said. “We’re playing a game [where] everyone is trying to do their best and sometimes that happens. I came in and apologised to the group yesterday for getting a code of conduct. “I don’t think there was a great deal in it but I’ve copped it and I have to look at when I get out and the way I sort of conduct myself. I know lots of kids watch me play and watch all of…

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Hall bites back: ‘Not trying to p*ss off men’

But some of her takes on equality and feminism — especially about men stepping up and taking on half the work it takes to raise a kid — often leaves a lot of men with a bad taste in their mouth. But in a candid chat with 60 Minuteson Sunday night, Hall explained she’s stopped caring about p*ssing men off. “As soon as you become a mum, you just get typecast as just a mum, and it really takes over your whole life. And that’s what I’m trying to change,…

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Best of cartoons November 17, 2019

Best of cartoons November 17, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 8 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. November 17, 2019 — 10.07pm 1/8 Reg Lynch 2/8 Rocco Fazzari 3/8 Matt Davidson 4/8 Oslo Davis 5/8 Matt Golding 6/8 Matt Golding 7/8 Matt Golding 8/8 Richard Giliberto Politics

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Brisbane roar back against City to seal first win under Fowler

Fowler switched the Roar to three at the back during the break and the tactical switch paid dividends, with O’Donovan ending a 320-minute goal drought early in the second half before twice scoring from the penalty spot. Aaron Amadi-Holloway scored the other goal for the Roar, the big Welsh striker bundling home from close range in the 60th minute for his first A-League strike. Strike force: Jamie Maclaren was on target again for Melbourne City, firing in a treble against Brisbane Roar.Credit:Getty Image The victory was sealed after VAR official…

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‘Are you kidding?’: Lisa’s bold question

Speaking to The Sunday Project host tonight, Ms d’Alpuget reminisced on their “deep, instantaneous” attraction for each other — which kicked off when they met in 1970. Mr Hawke, Australia’s third longest-serving prime minister, died in May, two days before the 2019 federal election. Regarded as one of the nation’s best and most popular prime ministers, he was also dogged by rumours about his personal life. One rumour, that he was having an affair with his biographer Ms d’Alpuget, was true. Bob Hawke and Blanche d’Alpuget married in 1995. Picture:…

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Pucovski and Maxwell return to MCG to watch Victoria

Set 266 to win, the Blues were steered by Daniel Hughes (83 from 85 balls) and Moises Henriques (98 from 111) but didn’t have enough other contributors with the bat. Siddle removed Jack Edwards (18), Jason Sangha (nine) and Peter Nevill (four) in a match-turning performance. Off-spinner Matt Short completed an excellent all-round showing with 2-21 from six overs after earlier making 88 from 85 balls. NSW had looked on their way to victory at 1-143 in the 26th over before Short and Siddle changed the course of the match…

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Queen’s art curator who was revealed as a Soviet Spy

He was the curator of Queen Elizabeth’s art collection, and a renowned member of Britain’s artistic establishment. But on November 16, 1979, Sir Anthony Blunt was identified by the government as a member of what was known as the Ring of Five, central to the 1954 Burgess Maclean spy case. What’s more: the Queen had known about it for more than 15 years. Had the scandal been made public when she was initially informed, it would have caused too much controversy for Buckingham Palace. So the royal family stayed quiet,…

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Barbarouses haunts Victory with Sydney FC’s winner in Big Blue

In the build-up, Victory supporters lambasted him as a ‘‘snake’’ for joining Sydney in the pre-season. When he left the field, his new faces gave him a standing ovation. Come this morning, a few dozen of those will no doubt be buying Sydney FC jersey with his surname on the back. Melbourne Victory entered this match depleted, unfancied and were rated at six to one of beating their oldest rivals. Evidently, they too had read the form guide and set up a deep defence, happy to relinquish the middle of…

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