Monkey off Smith’s back | The West Australian

Decorated trainer Lindsey Smith yesterday rated his long-awaited triumph in Wednesday’s Hannans Handicap above his Kalgoorlie Cup success two years ago. Success in the $120,000 Listed feature had eluded Smith for 30 years. But it was a wrong he was finally able to right when Reykjavik, a $2.60 favourite, stormed …

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Elderly woman saved in Capel house fire

A brave Capel woman has told how she helped carry an elderly neighbour to safety as her home was engulfed by flames. Jorja Wickens and her family did not think twice as they ran towards their neighbours’ Layman Road home in Capel about 1.30am this morning after they were woken …

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Solid subject, new venue boost club

Lake View are primed for a big summer in the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association, with solid numbers bolstered by an official move to the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex. After decades based at the Cruickshank Sports Arena, senior coach Trevor Spence said the move was finalised. It will include a special …

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WA baseball star’s tough pitch for play-off spot

Twelve years after strutting Boulder’s Digger Daws Oval in front of 200 people, WA baseball star Liam Hendriks’ career came full circle yesterday with a history-making appearance at New York’s Yankee Stadium. The right-handed pitcher became the first Australian to start a play-off game when he opened for the Oakland …

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Lewis Hamilton: This is my best season

1:53 Lewis Hamilton feels the understanding of the car is where Mercedes are making the biggest steps and ‘all round the car feels great’ ahead of the Japanese GP. Lewis Hamilton feels the understanding of the car is where Mercedes are making the biggest steps and ‘all round the car …

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US, Netherlands crack down on Russia cyber-hacking plots

Four Russian intelligence officers have been arrested and expelled from the Netherlands following an alleged cyber-hacking plot against the global chemical weapons watchdog. The Dutch Defence Minister claims Russian GRU members carried out an operation against the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons during investigations into the nerve agent …

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