Franchise find more depth | The West Australian

The Franchise player-coach Lou Causer says the creation of a second team has been key to the side’s unblemished record this season. The team goes into the Christmas break unbeaten after winning 11 games on the trot in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Basketball Association men’s division 1 competition. Causer said the introduction …

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Warm woollies a harsh handicap

Kalgoorlie Tri Club wrapped up the year in style with a Christmas-themed handicap duathlon at the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre on Sunday. More than 20 competitors tackled an 18km ride and 5km run in relays of two, with some brave enough to wear woolly Christmas attire on a warm summer …

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The Franchise keeps record | The West Australian

The Franchise’s perfect run so far in the men’s first-division basketball premiership continued last Friday when they beat bottom-of-the-ladder Olympians 85-51. Russell Hurst was the stand-out performer scoring 35 points with Ethan McGhie and Luke Nugent notching up 16 points each. The Franchise led 39-23 at the end of the …

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Aussie Dickson named for NFL’s Pro Bowl

Australian rookie punting sensation Michael Dickson has achieved the remarkable by being selected to play in the NFL’s Pro Bowl game. Dickson will punt for the NFC conference in the January 27 game in Orlando that brings together the best players in the NFL. A former Sydney Swans AFL prospect, …

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William Tyrrell inquest to open in March

It isn’t possible to conclude that missing NSW boy William Tyrrell is dead based on current evidence, a court has heard. A directions hearing was held at Glebe Coroners Court on Wednesday, ahead of an inquest into the three-year-old’s disappearance and suspected death. William vanished while playing in his grandmother’s …

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Bega shares tumble on milk price pressure

Bega shares tumbled more than 12 per cent after the dairy manufacturer said drought and farmgate pricing pressure would hurt its milk processing division and overall bottom line in the coming year. The diversified foods processor said on Wednesday the dairy industry’s overall milk supply would be down more than …

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Putin boasts of his hypersonic missile strength

President Vladimir Putin is bursting with pride. He’s certain Russia’s brace of new weapons have no foreign equivalents. And he believes this will give his country an edge for decades to come. President Putin, speaking at a meeting with his top military brass in Moscow, singled out his new Kinzhal …

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China’s brutal crackdown on Christianity, Christmas

Chinese police have launched a Christmas crackdown against Christians — arresting a prominent pastor, raiding churches and charging followers with ‘subverting the state’. It’s all part of an effort to bring the religion under Chinese Communist Party control. While the party itself is officially atheist, it allows believers to attend …

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