Australia finish off hapless Black Caps in four days

There were high hopes the arrival of the world No.2 on these shores would invigorate the summer after a series of lopsided matches but the Kiwis could not halt the Australian juggernaut. It was not until the the final session of the fourth day Kane Williamson’s side, which has deservedly built a reputation of being one of the hardest sides to beat in world cricket, mustered any meaningful resistance. Once all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was bounced out by Pat Cummins the Black Caps rolled over. In fairness to the Kiwi…

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Australia vs New Zealand cricket day four Test LIVE updates, scores, odds, how to watch

Lyon needs three balls to get the edge of Southee (4) and it floats delicately to Smith at slip. That’s all she wrote for New Zealand, the No.2-ranked team in the world who have been totally outplayed by Australia in this Test. No Black Caps player was able to stick it out in the stinking hot conditions in Perth, with Watling top-scoring with 40.  Starc was stuck on nine wickets for the match with his 4-45 in the second innings, matched by Lyon’s 4-63. The other wickets went to Cummins,…

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French New Wave icon Anna Karina dies

Karina, who epitomised Sixties chic with her elfin features and big kohl-rimmed blue eyes, starred in seven films made by her ex-husband Godard, including “Pierrot Le Fou”. New wave director Jean-Luc Godard with his wife Anna Karina, to whom he was married briefly, in undated photo.Source:News Corp Australia “Anna died yesterday in a Paris hospital of the effects of cancer,” her agent Laurent Balandras told AFP, adding that she passed away in the company of her fourth husband, American director Dennis Berry. “Today, French cinema has been orphaned. It has…

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Scone tycoon ready to seal deal with a pair of gems

One of Scone’s leading stables is set to land a perfect four-year-old double strike at Bathurst on Monday. The Brett Cavanough yard, boasting a near-25 per cent strike rate of eight wins from its last 34 runners, saddles up promising gelding Dubai Tycoon in the Bathurst Toyota Handicap over 1400m. Scone trainer Brett Cavanough could be set for a big day in the NSW central west.Credit:Getty Lightly raced, with two wins and having only missed a place once from nine starts, Dubai Tycoon looks one of the better weighted runners…

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Internationals lose Cup but go down with dignity

In battle, he has been mostly relentless and brutal, as he had been in his win over Abraham Ancer today, resuming his countenance as a towering figure again and unbeaten in three matches this week. But as captain, he was decidedly human and he struggled to hold it together as he spoke about “my boys”. Loading They were stretched to the limits and agent provocateur Patrick Reed, who won his only match of the week today, would attest to that. He’d played his singles match against CT Pan from Chinese…

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City blast back with a dominant display against the Jets

In contrast, Newcastle face a week of soul-searching following one of their worst efforts of the season that has left them languishing in ninth spot. City looked like a team on a mission from the kickoff at Newcastle International Sports Centre on Sunday evening, and got the perfect start when Cabrera took advantage of a flat-footed Jets defence. The Uruguayan split their central defenders with a precision through ball for Luna, who simply helped it past an advancing Glen Moss in just the third minute. Newcastle slowly warmed back into…

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The day Kevin Roberts and Steve Waugh shared a 300-run stand

Loading “If I’m honest, I don’t think any of us were brave enough to tell him otherwise. We went out there, rolled Fairfield and took the points. That day showed me how one person’s inner strength can carry others along with him.” Then there was the day against Northern Districts when Waugh and Roberts came together at 2/10 and added some 300 runs for the third wicket. Waugh was the then Test captain with bigger fish to fry. “He had every reason to be semi-committal,” Roberts said. “Stephen would’ve been…

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Boat found in missing mum, son mystery

Felicity Loveday, 83 and her 56-year-old son Adrian Menevau were last seen at 7am on Wednesday at Olivers Hill boat ramp in Frankston. Boat belonging to Felicity Loveday, 83 and her 56-year-old son Adrian Menevau.Source:Supplied Adrian Menevau and Felicity Loveday have been missing since Wednesday.Source:Supplied They told family they were going on a trip for a couple of days, police said. It’s believed their boat was found submerged by a fisherman about four nautical miles from Ricketts Point on Sunday and police are towing it to Black Rock where it…

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John Roberson leads miracle fightback as Phoenix win in overtime

Thanks to Roberson’s heroics, the Phoenix remain in touch with the 36ers and Taipans and have a game in hand heading into the pivotal Christmas school holiday period. Loading “It was winning time and we had to get it going,” Roberson told the crowd post game. “This is a resilient group and we never give up.” Two clutch baskets from guard Scott Machado looked to have taken the Taipans to victory, Cairns up 95-89 with under a minute left. But Mitch Creek snatched a steal and after two missed threes, Roberson…

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