Lean Tai Wesley on verge of Phoenix return for Wildcats test

“The real blow was the phone call with the results from the MRI. That’s when it really hurt,” Wesley said Tuesday. “Injuries are not something I’m used to. In five years I’ve missed a month due to an appendix, that’s it. Then they tell you’re out for at least eight weeks and your focus shifts and you need to look somewhere else to get that high you get playing basketball.” Wesley looked to his wife Chyna and two young children, his rehabilitation goals and his teammates to inspire his recovery.…

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Virginia Giuffre ‘grateful’ for ‘beautiful support’

“Just want to say a million thank yous to all of the beautiful support I received today!!” Virginia Giuffre said on Twitter. “It makes me so grateful to know that there is so much public outcry for the world to change. “It needs to change and we have to band together to do that!! All my love.” Just want to say a million thank you’s to ALL of the beautiful support I received today!! It makes me so grateful to know that there is so much public outcry for the…

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Gladys Liu linked to donor at centre of cash drop probe

The funds were part of $15 million that Mr Zhang had promised the Melbourne arm of Brighsun, after he partnered with Brighsun co-director Chinese businessman Kejun “Kevin” Huang, around 2014. The drop-off of suspected dirty cash was intercepted by the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission as part of a probe into drug funds and money laundering. The money was seized by Australian police and used in evidence to prosecute a heroin trafficker. Federal police questioned Mr Saylav as part of their investigation but he was never charged.…

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Stephen Dank facing fraud charges over work at Darwin anti-ageing clinic

Disgraced sports scientist Stephen Dank has been charged by Northern Territory Police with offences relating to his time working at an anti-ageing business in Darwin. Mr Dank, 56, is facing fraud offences and charges of recklessly endangering serious harm and causing serious harm, NT police said in a statement. Stephen Dank in 2016.Credit:Justin McManus The charges relate to his employment the Darwin Ageless Health Clinic NT in 2017. Dank was the architect of the Essendon Football Club’s 2012 supplements regime, which led to 34 players being suspended from competition in…

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‘The worst thing I could’ve told them’: Sex slave’s regret

In Ms Giuffre’s bombshell new interview from earlier today, the now 36-year-old again claimed she was trafficked by Epstein and was made to have sex with Prince Andrew three times in 2001 and 2002, when she was 17 years old. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, 59, has vehemently denied he had sex with her and said he had no recollection of meeting her in a world-first interview with Newsnight last month. Epstein was found dead in a New York prison in August awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Ms…

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Australia have Alex Carey waiting in the wings if Tim Paine glove affair hits rocks

It is blocked, at present, by Test captain and gloveman Paine, who has led Australia with distinction since last year and whose standing as the nation’s best wicketkeeper was enhanced by an impressive performance at Adelaide Oval, featuring two diving one-handed catches. Paine, 35 on Sunday, has not put an end point on his career, as he puts it, as the future of the captaincy has become a hot topic in the past four months. As well as he performed behind the stumps and marshalled his team around, there was…

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Royal crisis raises questions for Queen

Previously unassailable, apart from a slight hiccup after Princess Diana died, the British monarch is considered above criticism due to her mostly excellent judgment over a long and glorious reign. But as Channel 10’s London correspondent Lucy MacDonald told The Project tonight: “There’s great sympathy for the Queen but at the same time people are starting to ask questions about how much she knew. “We have seen Andrew cut off and Prince Charles is apparently planning to trim the royal family even further when he becomes King.” The Queen’s closeness…

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Australian students falling behind in maths, science and reading

Victoria would conduct its own review if agreement is not reached, he said. The results of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) paint a picture of a long-term decline in Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills. PISA is a test the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development holds every three years. Seventy-nine countries and economic zones took part last year, including Australia. Results were released on Tuesday. For the first time in the test’s history, Australian students’ performance in maths fell to the OECD average. Fourteen participating…

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‘Wolf pack’ can only add more bite, warns Paine

Their re-emergence prompted former pace ace Brett Lee to dub them the “wolf pack” while commentating on Fox Cricket. Loading James Pattinson and Michael Neser have been named in a 13-man squad for the Black Caps series but Neser is only in as cover. Pattinson faces a significant fight to shoehorn his way into the XI, particularly as Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood have more than a week to recover from delivering victory in Adelaide after the tourists were forced to follow on. The Australians left Adelaide for their home ports…

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Marvel reveals first trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow

The long-awaited stand-alone Marvel movie for one its original Avengers is due for release in May and this is the public’s first proper look at what to expect from the Scarlett Johansson superhero flick. While a trailer was revealed at Disney’s D23 convention earlier this year, it was never released online for the rest of us to see. RELATED: Marvel moves ahead with Scarlett Johnasson-led Black Widow movie RELATED: Gwyneth Paltrow explains infamous Marvel movies gaffe The trailer is full of action sequences, including the hand-to-hand fight scene between Johansson’s…

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