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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.

TAYLOR SMITH AWAITING SCAN RESULTS

The W-League Jets have a bye this weekend, but they won’t be resting up – instead, they’ll head to the Gold Coast for two friendlies against the Chinese national team. “It also gives some of the girls who haven’t got game time the opportunity to play. Hopefully we see Tara Andrews getting some game time, which is good for her, and it helps us coming into the second half of the season coming back and focusing on thing we need to improve on.” American import Taylor Smith won’t travel, she’s waiting for scan results on a knee injury she suffered against Perth. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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W-LEAGUE | CONTROVERSY AND INJURY FOR THE JETS IN THE WEST

Brisbane has caused a big upset in the W-League, beating the previously undefeated Melbourne Victory 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile Jets coach Craig Deans says he’s sick of his side suffering because of incorrect decisions, after Larissa Crummer was red-carded in Saturday night’s clash with the Glory. American import Taylor Smith also suffered a knee injury in the two-all draw.

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DYLAN PERRY SCORES IMPORTANT WIN

Hunter golfer Dylan Perry has capped off a big few weeks, winning the PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School in Melbourne. Having turned pro just last month, the 23-year-old now has full tour status in Australia and Japan. Fellow Hunter golfers Aaron Townsend and Nathan Green also finished inside the top 40 at the Australasia Q-School, earning a spot on the tour for 2019. (VISION ONLY)

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SUCCESSFUL RETURN FOR THOMAS FRASER-HOLMES

The Hunter’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes has made a successful return to swimming’s international arena, bagging a silver medal in the men’s 400 metre individual medley at the world short-course championships in China. It’s the first time he’s competed since the Rio Olympics, after being banned for 12 months for missing three random drug tests. (VISION ONLY)

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ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR BASKETBALLER BEN SIMMONS

Another milestone for Ben Simmons in the NBA, with the Australian becoming the first player this season to post at least 400 points, 200 rebounds and 200 assists. Simmons and his 76ers improved their record to 19 and 9 with a solid win over Detroit. Just four days after being traded, fellow Aussie Matthew Dellavedova impressed in his return to Cleveland. Unfortunately he couldn’t help the Cavaliers overcome his former team, Milwaukee. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUE DRAW UNVEILED

Returning to league, and the draw for the Newcastle competition has been released. The 2019 season is set to kick off on April 13, with reigning champions Souths away to Central. The Lions will face beaten grand finalists Lakes United in round three at Townson Oval. The decider is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 22. (VISION ONLY)

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