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GIDLEY’S WORLD CUP

It was a nervous wait for Kurt Gidley given he didn’t feature in the finals series but he was always going to be one of the 24 names read out in Australia’s World Cup squad. He spoke to Jim Callinan about reaching the squad and what he’s expecting for a tournament that only comes around every four years.

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THE MISS MUSCLES IN ON THE HUSSLER

It’s still three weeks until the running of the famous Cox Plate but there’s already plenty of talk about two of the favourites. Ross McDonald remains confident his champion Weekend Hussler is a good thing despite a weekend failure while Kris Lees is quietly confident of his filly Samantha Miss has claims as well.

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JETS STORMY FINISH

Four goals, two of them penalties and a storm to finish; the A-League game in Newcastle against Wellington had just about the lot. The premiers came from one-nil down to lead before the Phoenix rose from the dead to level it 2 – all.

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DIAMONDS SHINE

It wasn’t as clinical as they would have liked but the Australian Diamonds won the opening Netball test against England in Newcastle 42 – 39. Leading at every change, the Diamonds won by 3 after being pushed by the visitors all the way.

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TOUGH TALK AHEAD OF NETBALL TEST

If today’s banter is any indication then tomorrow night’s Netball test between Australia and England at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre is bound to be a belter. With their dominance in World Netball put into question, the Diamonds rejected suggestions they’re ripe for the picking.

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JETS STAR JOEL GRIFFITHS RE-SIGNS

The Newcastle Jets have secured their marquee player for the next three seasons, in what’s believed to be the A-League club’s biggest deal in its history. Joel Griffiths’ strong community ties was a factor in his decision to stay, his contract rumoured to worth high six figures.

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FARNHAM AT FUTURITY

Australian singing sensation, John Farnham, has slipped into Tamworth to compete at the National Cutting Horse Futurity. The sport is a hobby of Farnham’s – who’s been quietly visiting the city to compete for the past few years.

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