Tag Archives: Australia

My favourite game: Australia v Israel, World Cup qualifier 1989 | Richard Parkin | Sport

Australia v Israel

Growing up in country Australia, football was never likely to be my passion. Ricky Walford. Brandy Alexander. Chicka Ferguson. An unshakeable loathing for the maroon of Queensland. These were my heroes, my abiding memories from childhood. Mum took one look at me: giraffe-neck, scrawny as a pencil, all elbows and …

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Australia may cancel autumn tour to Europe because of coronavirus | Sport

Australia have warned that tours to Europe in November may be sacrificed if the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic extends, a move that would have a significant impact on the four home unions who either have or are about to agree wage cuts to combat a sharp fall in …

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Sports clubs across Australia unite to pitch in during coronavirus crisis | Scott Heinrich | Sport

Sport has always been more than a game to Craig Foster. Digest any of his musings on football, and Foster’s view of sport as a vehicle to effect change, break down boundaries and bring people together is palpable. The former Socceroo and SBS presenter is also a dab hand at …

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Australia v New Zealand ODI series called off as more sports face cancellation | Sport

The NRL, Super Rugby and A-League seasons are on the verge of being shutdown following the New Zealand government’s new border restrictions to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Kiwi teams are involved in those competitions, with all international arrivals in New Zealand to be forced into isolation for a fortnight.New Zealanders …

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Australia thrash New Zealand in first one-day international | Sport

Adam Zampa bowled the ball of the summer but no-one was there to see it as Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs behind closed doors at the SCG. On a day when the coronavirus consumed the sporting landscape, Australia recorded their first ODI win in six matches. With the …

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Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

Stimulus hopes pull stocks back from abyss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Stocks plunged on Friday with coronavirus panic selling hitting nearly every asset class, before finding some kind of floor as hopes turned to a U.S. stimulus package. Currency dealers walk past an electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a dealing room of …

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Colin Hanks gives update after dad Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Colin Hanks gives update after dad Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

Colin Hanks thanked fans for their “outpouring of support” on social media Wednesday night after his father Tom Hanks announced he and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the coronavirus while in Australia. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone,” wrote Colin, the son of …

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Tom Hanks coronavirus: actor and Rita Wilson test positive in Australia | World news

The US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia. The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley. Hanks wrote on Instagram on Thursday that after he and Wilson had …

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European stock futures jump as BoE joins rate cut party

European stock futures jump as BoE joins rate cut party

TOKYO (Reuters) – Stock futures in London and across Europe jumped on Wednesday after the Bank of England joined other major central banks in cutting interest rates to offset economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak. A man wearing protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), …

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The Spin | Australia bring dressing-room to living room in compelling series | Sport

Steve Smith’s battle with Jofra Archer at Lord’s is among the most cinematic moments of the documentary.

From the aftermath of their 2018 ball-tampering meltdown through to last summer’s Ashes defence, Australia’s male cricketers were followed by a camera crew. Net sessions, team meetings, coach journeys, the dressing room – hundreds of hours of access-all-areas footage were shot inside the team bubble. Those 16 months have been …

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