Trump says not agreed to tariffs roll back

US President Donald Trump says he has not agreed to rollbacks of US tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world’s two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth. Officials from both countries on Thursday said China and the United States …

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Red-hot De Minaur storms in Next Gen final

Top-seeded Alex de Minaur beat Frances Tiafoe at the Next Gen Finals on Friday (Saturday AEDT) to reach his second successive final in Milan. The Australian overcame second-seeded Tiafoe 4-2 4-1 0-4 4-2 in the first semi-final of the season-ending tournament for top under-21 players. The 20-year-old De Minaur dominated …

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Govt poses demerit system for rogue unions

The Morrison government is amending its controversial union busting legislation currently before parliament to include a demerit point system that could lead to union officials being banned who breach work place laws. The Weekend Australian newspaper says the new system would involve a 180-penalty-unit threshold for law-breaking trade unions as …

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Watford edge Norwich for first EPL win

Watford have won their first English Premier League match of the season, beating hosts Norwich 2-0 on Friday (Saturday AEDT) to move off the bottom of the table. Watford took the lead in under two minutes at Carrow Road as Gerard Deulofeu won possession just inside the Norwich half and …

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Season wraps up last lap

The last thrills and spills of the Kununurra Speedway for the year were had when local racers dragged their way around the track on October 26. A spot of rain couldn’t quite put the breaks on the 23 drivers but there were still plenty of spin-outs and close-calls on the …

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Baynes’ Suns fall to Miami Heat in NBA

Twenty three points from in-form Australian Aron Baynes wasn’t enough as Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 34 and Miami rolled past Phoenix 124-108 in the NBA. Goran Dragic also added 25 for the Heat as they bounced back from a 20-point loss to Denver to record their fourth win in …

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Fittler slams ridiculous Boot criteria

The nominations are out for the 2019 Golden Boot award – and NSW State of Origin coach Brad Fittler is not impressed. Fittler claims it’s “ridiculous” that the prestigious title only acknowledges the best international of the season, saying it should reward the player of the year. Sydney Roosters’ Origin …

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Hyundai Ioniq gets power boost

Hyundai says it wants to be be able to offer its buyers a choice of every type of powertrain in the very near future — and one needs look no further than the Ioniq to see the plan in action. The small sedan is the only car in Australia available …

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