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Mitchell Hughes is head sports reporter and presenter with NBN News in Newcastle. Mitch started his career as an editor with NBN, before graduating from Newcastle University and taking his first reporting job in the Tweed Heads/Gold Coast region.

PRICE CLAIMS FIRST CROSS COUNTRY WORLD TITLE

Australia’s Toby Price has won the Rally of Morocco, claiming his first cross-country world title in the process. After going into the final event of the season in second spot, Price took out two of the five stages, as well as the opening prologue, to win by more than seven minutes. It caps off a remarkable return to form, with the 31-year-old spending most of 2017 recovering from a broken leg, suffered at the Dakar rally.

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FIFTH PLACE FINISH FOR HUNTER BRED MICHAEL BOOTH

Hunter-bred athlete Michael Booth, has finished fifth in the Pro Mens distance race at the 2018 Pacific Paddle Games in California. Fresh from a win at the Battle of the Bay in San Francisco, he was pushing for the lead early on. But by the end of the 40 minute race, it was fellow Aussie Connor Baxter who claimed the win, with Booth just missing out on the podium. He stills leads the Paddle League world rankings. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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DOYLE QUALIFIES FOR 2019 SPEEDWAY GP SERIES

He failed to defend his Speedway GP world title but on a positive note, Belmont’s Jason Doyle has ensured automatic qualification for the 2019 series. Following two straight podiums, the Australian was nowhere near the top three in the final round in Poland overnight. Doyle was involved in a dramatic heat featuring England’s Tai Woffinden, who recovered from this crash to claim his third world crown. (VISION ONLY)

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HAMMOND KNOCKED OUT OF WORLD MASTERS

Hunter darts player Corrine Hammond, has been knocked out by a familiar foe in the quarter finals of the World Masters in the UK. The Australian started well against England’s Lisa Ashton, the woman who beat her in the final of the 2017 World Championship. But from there Ashton dominated, winning four legs to one.

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