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JETS PLAY DOWN FINANCIAL CONCERNS

The Newcastle Jets have played down concerns that Donald Trump’s actions could threaten their new-found financial stability. The US President’s trade war with China has hit owner Martin Lee’s business hard, the share price of his company Ledman has more than halved since May. Mr Lee reportedly considered cutting the club’s player wage bill but ultimately decided otherwise.

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FINAL GALLOPS FOR KRIS LEES’ EVEREST RUNNERS

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees almost had a fourth runner in the world’s richest turf race, when Home of the Brave was scratched this afternoon. But Lees’ horse Clearly Innocent was eventually overlooked in place of Osbourne Bulls. His three hopes all had their final gallops in Newcastle this morning. In Her Time is shaping up as his strongest chance of claiming the $13-million race. (VISION ONLY)

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KATIE STENGEL REJOINS JETS W-LEAGUE SIDE

With only weeks remaining till the start of the W-League season, the Newcastle Jets have confirmed the signing of another key player. Katie Stengel rejoining the squad, after a strong season in the NWSL, scoring six goals in 23 matches for the Utah Royals. The 26-year-old led the Jets attack last year, her 13 goals in 10 games helping the side to a spot in the semi-finals. It will be the American attacker’s third season down-under. NBN News will have more details in tonight’s news.

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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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