Cameron Smith admits friendship with Patrick Reed is over as ‘tension’ lingers at Royal Melbourne

The American insisted this week it had now become “personal” and denied deliberately breaching the rules of golf. On the eve of the Presidents Cup, in which Smith is one of seven debutants on Els’ International team, the Queenslander said whatever connection he had with the former US Masters champion was now over. I think our friendship, I guess, is not quite there any more. I’m sure he didn’t like it. I think there is a little bit of tension there. Cameron Smith “I definitely won’t go out of my…

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Mystic Journey’s sister headlines Inglis Premier catalogue

White Gold tragically passed away in October but had an outstanding career at stud, producing eight foals including group 1-winning mare Mystic Journey and Saturday city winner Leodoro. Loading Zito reluctantly sold Mystic Journey as a yearling for just $11,000 but a year later sold her sister for $55,000, less than a month before Mystic Journey went on to win the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile. “She was a beautiful, correct, lovely-natured and beautifully conformed filly, a little bit on the small side, but we reluctantly sold her because we…

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‘Listen to me’: Firey’s letter to ScoMo

Christopher Nicholls, a firefighter from Merimbula, wrote an open letter to the prime minister urging him to treat the fires as a national emergency rather than a minor weather event. “You need to listen to me. I swore that if I heard the word, ‘unprecedented’ one more time I would write to you. I heard it again tonight in comments by experts over the megafire around Sydney. So, here’s your letter,” Mr Nicholls wrote on Facebook. “There is one more thing that is ‘unprecedented’. It’s your Government’s complete INACTION over…

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‘Evil people’: Virginia Giuffre’s cryptic tweet

Virginia Giuffre posted the message on Wednesday, saying: “I am making it publicly known that in no way, shape or form am I suicidal. “I have made this known to my therapist and GP- If something happens to me- in the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them. Too many evil people want to see me quieted,” she wrote. I am making it publicy known that in no way, shape or form am I sucidal. I have made this known to…

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Best of cartoons December 12, 2019

Best of cartoons December 12, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 10 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. December 11, 2019 — 10.50pm 1/10 Illustration: Cathy WilcoxCredit: 2/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 3/10 Illustration: Andrew Dyson 4/10 Illustration: John ShakespeareCredit: 5/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 6/10 Illustration: John ShakespeareCredit: 7/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 8/10 Illustration: Dionne GainCredit: 9/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 10/10 Illustration: Andrew Weldon Politics

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Khawaja adamant he has ‘nothing to prove’ after Ashes snub

But Khawaja said it was a “major”  goal to play for Australia “and play Test cricket again”. It can seriously grind you to the dirt if you don’t try to find that balance with life and cricket and everything else. Usman Khawaja “I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone,” Khawaja said. “I’m just going out there to play the game that I love and try to get better every day. If I didn’t think there was room for improvement then I probably wouldn’t be ambitious enough to play international cricket, but…

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Alex Carey piling pressure on Tim Paine, says Adam GIlchrist

Paine’s leadership has been integral to Australia’s rise but ‘keeper in waiting Alex Carey is mounting a compelling case for a Test debut with two centuries in the Sheffield Shield this season. Alternative captains are also emerging with Smith’s leadership ban to end in March and star paceman Cummins expressing more interest in taking over if offered the role. Paine, however, retains the backing of selectors and the board with Cricket Australia having said there is no formal succession plan in place. While Australia keeps on winning, the Tasmanian will…

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CCTV shows victims final moments

The 51-year-old former Telstra technician and confessed rapist is on trial in the Western Australia Supreme Court accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997. The trial was shown CCTV footage on Wednesday of Ms Rimmer and Ms Glennon on the nights they vanished from the entertainment strip. Both are seen smiling and talking to people. In one video, Ms Rimmer is outside the Continental Hotel leaning against a column and looking at her watch at 12.04am. When the rotating surveillance…

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Athletes await their fate after Vladimir Putin vows to appeal WADA ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin with IOC president Thomas Bach.Credit:AP The chances of CAS overturning the ban appear slim, but Putin has signalled he won’t die wondering. He believes the call to exclude Russia from Tokyo 2020 contravenes the Olympic charter and should be challenged. “We have all the reasons to file an appeal to CAS,” Putin said at a summit in Paris. “There are other considerations as well, but it is important that this issue is analysed by specialists, lawyers who would talk with our partners having this knowledge. “What…

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Storm coach Bellamy eyes end of the road

Asked if he would still be coaching in five years time, Bellamy told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday that he didn’t think so. “I’ve got another two years to go on this contract here so I see that as [the end],” he said. “I’ve been doing it for a fair while now and there’s probably a couple of other things I’m thinking I might like doing in a couple of years time. “We’ll see what happens, but I’m thinking that will be basically the end of my career as a head coach,…

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