Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma out in blow for India

India could be set to unleash four quicks for the second Test against Australia in Perth after losing offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin to injury. The tourists, whose victory in Adelaide handed them a 1-0 series lead, have announced a 13-man squad for the Test starting on Friday at Optus Stadium. Ashwin …

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Underdog battle 100 days out from NSW poll

With 100 days to go until NSW voters head to the polls, both major parties are vying for underdog status. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Thursday was keen to downplay her chances of winning the March 24 election arguing that securing another term for the coalition would be “tough”. “You can’t …

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The ASX gained but buying momentum waned

The Australian sharemarket finished in the black, but well off the mid-session highs as bargain hunters continued to lift the banks off multi-year lows and miners gained on easing US-China trade-war concerns. The S&P-ASX 200 index dropped into the red at the open, rallied to a 0.5 per cent gain …

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Kwinana set to reap rewards of record crop

All eyes are on the Kwinana port zone this harvest as growers from Wubin to Narrakine reel in what CBH expects will be the area’s biggest-ever crop, driven by good seasonal conditions and large barley plantings. By Tuesday, 15 sites within the zone had broken daily receival records and the …

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Magpies’ dominant run sinks Phoenix

Magpies head into the mid-season break with a 6-2 win-loss record after brushing aside a shaky Phoenix outfit by 23 points in round nine of the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition on Tuesday night. The opening 10 minutes of the contest was a fairly even but before half-time Magpies …

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Sydney trio guilty on tobacco ring charges

AAP Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:34PM Camera IconTalal Derbas and two other men have admitted their part in an international tobacco smuggling ring. Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsLink Icon Three Sydney men have pleaded guilty to taking part in an international tobacco smuggling ring which allegedly also involved two …

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Confidence riding high on better grain prices

Harvest is rolling along at Ashley and Jacky Chadwick’s Williams farm, with canola in the bin and the header moving on to wheat. It won’t be the most bountiful harvest the growers have ever seen, but they are banking on high grain prices to make it an above-average year profit-wise. …

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