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West Coast Fever win first Super Netball premiership with 70-59 victory over Melbourne Vixens

The West Coast Fever have won their maiden national netball league trophy, clinching the Super Netball title with a 70-59 victory over the Melbourne Vixens in the grand final at Perth Arena. In the 25 years the club has existed, first as the Perth Orioles (1997-2007) and later the West Coast Fever (2008-current), it has …

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Gold Coast Titans, Gorden Tallis, Justin Holbrook, Triple M, David Fifita, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

Titans ambassador Gorden Tallis has made the stunning admission that he is “part of the problem” at the embattled club. The Gold Coast are anchored to the bottom of the ladder and are reportedly considering sacking coach Justin Holbrook following their embarrassing loss the Knights. The Titans played finals last season but they’ve now lost …

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Queensland jockey Leah Kilner critically injured after falling during race at Grafton

Brisbane-based apprentice jockey Leah Kilner has been critically injured after falling from her horse during a race at Grafton in northern New South Wales on Sunday. Key points: Kilner was lapsing in and out of consciousness on the Grafton track She was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane She remains in a critical …

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The Run Home after Round 16, predicted ladder, top eight, finals, ladder predictor, analysis, fixture

After appearing safe, two big upsets have placed Sydney and Carlton back into finals jeopardy – while Collingwood looks September-bound, a year after finishing 17th. This is The Run Home, where Foxfooty.com.au analyses every club’s remaining fixture and tries to predict how the rest of the year will play out. Which teams could take advantage …

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UPDATED: Jockey operated on for serious head injuries after shocking fall

By Trenton Akers & Ray Thomas Popular apprentice jockey Leah Kilner was being operated on Sunday night at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane to release pressure on the brain after a shocking fall at Grafton on Sunday. Her Brisbane-based boss Rob Heathcote updated a racing community, anxiously waiting for any news after the shocking events …

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Wallabies vs England, injury updates, Quade Cooper, Tom Banks, Allan Alaalatoa, Taniela Tupou, video, highlights

Tom Banks has possibly played his final Test for the Wallabies, with the Japan-bound fullback breaking his arm against England on Saturday night. The 28-year-old wasn’t the only first-choice Wallaby to walk away from Perth on the injury list, with tight-head prop Allan Alaalatoa set to miss the second Test in Brisbane while Quade Cooper …

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Springboks kick last-gasp penalty to see off gutsy Wales in Pretoria

Stand-in kicker Damian Willemse landed a penalty after the final hooter to edge Wales 32-29 in a thrilling first test on Sunday (NZ time) that so nearly brought the Welsh a first win over the Springboks on South African soil. Willemse’s match-winner came at the end of a game where Wales led 18-3 at halftime …

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Clive James goes to Wimbledon, 1981 | Life and style

THey Observe Magazine would summon the supremely sarcastic talents of Clive James when it needed funny captions to go with its photo stories, and Wimbledon 1981 was as ripe as a massively overpriced punnet of strawberries (‘Clive James on the Wild Men of Wimbledon’). ‘Wimbledon is here again,’ said the intro slightly wearily, ‘time for …

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Jockey treated for serious head and spinal injuries after fall

Apprentice jockey Leah Kilner is being treated for serious head and spinal injuries after a shocking fall at Grafton on Sunday. Kilner, 24, was treated for a significant period of time on track for her injuries before being airlifted to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital following the incident in the third race, which saw her fall …

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