Tiger Woods warns Patrick Reed to expect warm reception from Australian crowds

“The fans we have down here are awesome and they are into their sport,” Woods said. “Yes, I have talked to Pat about it. But that is behind us and we are focused on this week, on trying to go up against this great international team here. “As we all know, Pat was penalised. That was it. The end of story. Unfortunately he missed the play-off by two shots, but we are all in it this week getting ready for the Internationals.” Reed has courted controversy throughout his career, which…

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Labor fights back at Greens on coal exports

The Opposition Leader also told radio station 2GB on Monday morning it was “obvious to all” there would not be a new coal-fired power station built in Australia. Greens climate and energy spokesman Adam Bandt said young Australians would see Mr Albanese’s comments on coal exports as proof that both Labor and the Liberals were “abandoning climate action” and fuelling a crisis. “Liberal and Labor value coal more than human life,” Mr Bandt said. “Coal is fuelling the fires, coal is fuelling the drought, and coal is fuelling the smoke…

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Sydney bid chief says Brisbane would deliver if given 2032 Olympics

A number of other countries are considering staking a claim, including a regional bid in Germany, one from India and Indonesia and the possibility of a joint bid from North and South Korea. But given the advanced nature of the Queensland bid, it has already been installed as favourite and represents a safe bet given Australia’s track record of major events. Loading Rod McGeoch was the man at the vanguard of Sydney’s bid for the 2000 Games and, in return, the Harbour City produced one of the great Olympics and…

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I need another big step to be happy: Duggan

‘‘It wasn’t how I wanted to end my year. The year didn’t go as well as I would have liked personally. ‘‘It’s another big year for me. I’ve been around long enough now that I’ve got to be pulling my weight, which I think I’ve done. I need another big step this year for me to be happy.’’ West Coast’s flag defence ended at the hands of Geelong in the semi-final. But with star midfield recruit Tim Kelly now in their ranks, the Eagles are expected to be major contenders…

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‘I thought he was going to kill me’

The ex-Telstra technician admits the double rape, but is fighting allegations he murdered Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997. “I thought at the end of it all that he was going to kill me,” the 17-year-old victim said in one of four statements read out in the Western Australia Supreme Court on Monday. The 1995 attack happened less than one year before Ms Spiers vanished after leaving the same venue, Club Bayview. The girl had 50 cents left after a night out,…

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Bella’s extremely racy see-through outfit

The model stepped out with some friends in St Barts rocking a very daring look that most of us mere mortals wouldn’t even attempt. The 23-year-old hit the beach in a see-through top with no bra underneath, pairing the fashion-forward look with matching white jeans. Bella Hadid wore a completely sheer top at the beach over the weekend. Picture: Backgrid.Source:Supplied The supermodel kept the rest of her look simple. Picture: Backgrid.Source:Supplied RELATED: Bella and Gigi Hadid’s shockingly small bikinis Wearing her hair up in a messy bun, Hadid wore minimal…

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Ross Garnaut warns against using Kyoto credits to meet Paris agreement

Australia will include its carryover credits from its over-achievement on the Kyoto Protocol in its efforts to meet the Paris target. Most countries don’t count their credits, with just Brazil, Russia and the Ukraine potentially following Australia’s lead and arguing at the United Nations international climate talks in Madrid this week for their inclusion. “Anything that keeps actual emissions in 2030 higher rather than lower will make achievement of the ultimate target more difficult and costly,” Professor Garnaut said. Energy and Emissions Reductions Minister Angus Taylor is attending international climate…

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Russia banned from Olympics and World Cup for doping

Russia has been banned from major international sports events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The ban was imposed by WADA’s Executive Committee at a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. It means the Russian flag and anthem will not be allowed at major events like the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Russia hosted the last World Cup. More to come Sports

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Steve Harvey accused of bumbling Miss Universe contest results for the second time

The 62-year-old host, who infamously named the wrong winner at the Miss Universe pageant in 2015, was accused of bumbling contest results again at the US ceremony on Sunday. He was later cleared of any error. RELATED: Priya Serrao crowned Miss Universe Australia 2019 RELATED: Rachael Finch opens up on how she makes her marriage work “Earlier this week, all the contestants competed in a National Costume contest. Here’s the look at the winner, Miss Philippines,” he said during this year’s contest, according to USA Today. Host Steve Harvey was…

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Breakers overrun Patterson and Bullets

Lamar Patterson’s hot hand wasn’t enough to help the Brisbane Bullets, whose NBL road woes continued with a 96-85 loss to the New Zealand Breakers in Auckland. American forward Patterson scored 36 points, a career-high in the NBL, but fatigue caught up with him in the final quarter when his influence waned and the Breakers held on for their fourth win of the season. The seventh-placed Bullets have lost six of their past seven on the road and slip to 6-8 for the season, with the Breakers (4-9) one spot…

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