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Courtney Williams helps Perth Lynx continue winning streak with 85-67 victory over Canberra

Courtney Williams (centre) came up big for Perth.Picture: The West Australian A stunning second half has led the Perth Lynx to a 85-67 win over Canberra as they won their third game in-a-row. The Lynx trailed by eight points at quarter-time and two points at half-time but dominated the remainder of the match. Courtney Williams was superb with 26 points ...

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’Enabling’ courses skyrocket amidst fears students use the option to avoid exams to fast-track uni

Universities fear that students are avoiding exams by taking ‘soft-options’ with ‘enabling’ coursesPicture: Bill Hatto The number of school leavers applying for fast-track “enabling” courses at university because they do not have the results needed for normal admission has skyrocketed, prompting concerns some students are using the option to avoid Year 12 exams. Tertiary Institutions Service Centre figures show that ...

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Garrett hits back at Opera-loving Keating

Singer Peter Garrett is in a stoush with former Labor prime minister Paul Keating. Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has hit back at former Labor prime minister Paul Keating who suggested the Australian band shouldn’t be playing gigs at the Domain park in Sydney’s CBD. Mr Keating on Saturday asked how Garrett could “feel in any way comfortable squatting and ...

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Vandeweghe keeps cool to give US 1-0 lead

A fired-up Coco Vandeweghe celebrates a point during her win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus. Coco Vandeweghe survived a late attack of nerves in an otherwise composed performance to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 6-4 and give the United States a 1-0 lead in the Fed Cup final against Belarus. US Open champion Sloane Stephens faces 78th-ranked Aryna Sabalenka in the ...

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Celtics, Nets, Thunder among NBA winners

Australian Aron Baynes has been involved in an incident which led to his Boston Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving leaving the court with concussion during his team’s 90-87 NBA win over Charlotte on Friday. Baynes’ elbow inadvertently struck Irving – who is also Australian-born – when Baynes was landing after a rebound attempt. Irving was bleeding from the nose and later ...

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Perth Arena celebrates anniversary as one of the world’s premier concert venues

Since opening on November 10, 2012, with a sparkling performance from Sir Elton John, Perth Arena has cemented its reputation as one of the world’s premier concert venues. In the past five years more than 3.2 million people have attended 406 events, ranging from the Rolling Stones to Walking With Dinosaurs, the multi-coloured Wiggles to Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. ...

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Work begins on $5m jetty tipped to ferry footy fans to Perth’s Optus Stadium

Work has begun on a $5 million jetty project that could even-tually cater for an expanded public ferry service to the Perth Stadium. The 96m floating jetty will run parallel to the shore on the northern side of the pedestrian bridge at Burswood. It will initially accommodate private vessels taking patrons to the stadium, including commercial charter vessels. There are ...

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Ross River virus alert for Perth’s suburbs as summer weather prompts risk period

Perth’s first taste of summer weather has prompted experts to warn that WA is in the highest risk period for mosquito-borne diseases. Health Department figures show almost 200 cases of Ross River virus have been reported since the start of July, twice the number at the same time last year. More than half of them — 109 — have been ...

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Clint Steindl earns two-year deal with Wildcats

The cats were beaten 88-84 by New Zealand in a top-of-the-table clash Perth has wasted no time in finding a replacement for retired veteran Matt Knight, signing three-point specialist Clint Steindl on a two-year deal. Steindl, 28, spent four years in the NBL playing with Townsville and Cairns, earning Most Improved Player of the Year honours in his most recent ...

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World, Comm dive champs win on Gold Coast

A world champion and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist have been among the winners on the first day of finals at the FINA Diving Grand Prix on the Gold Coast. Australia, China, Malaysia and Britain shared the gold medals on Saturday in cold and windy conditions. The experienced Melissa Wu teamed up with Adelaide’s Taneka Kovchenko to beat a small ...

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