FFA Congress: What is the stoush about and what does it mean?

FFA Congress: What is the stoush about and what does it mean?

Posted July 08, 2017 09:52:32 Photo: The FFA and A-League clubs are at odds over fair representation on the FFA Congress. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Amid cricket’s ongoing dispute and recent coverage of pay deals in the NRL and AFL, it’s easy to overlook the fact soccer is having its own boardroom dramas. It can even be hard for soccer fans to be completely across the impasse on the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Congress, which has carried on for months, given plenty of the attention has also been focused on A-League…

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Will North Korea's end of history finish in a Sea of Blood?

Will North Korea's end of history finish in a Sea of Blood?

Posted July 07, 2017 19:39:04 What does an obscure opera and a 19th century German philosopher tell us about the North Korean nuclear crisis? Everything. Let me start with the opera, Sea of Blood. Yes, it is ominously named and deliberately so. Here’s the plot: Japan has occupied North Korea. A poor tenant farmer named Yun-Seop joins others to fight the invaders. All are soon killed, but Yun-Seop’s wife raises an army of resistance and defeats the might of the Japanese forces. Sea of Blood is revered in North Korea…

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Not all gloom and doom as Reds pip Brumbies

Not all gloom and doom as Reds pip Brumbies

Posted July 07, 2017 22:39:49 Photo: The fog made things difficult for both sides as the Reds edged out the Brumbies at Lang Park. (AAP: Darren England) A last-gasp Quade Cooper penalty has snatched a 16-15 Super Rugby victory for Queensland Reds over the Brumbies on a foggy Friday night at Lang Park. The Brumbies were on course for a regulation win after a second-half penalty try and a five-pointer from Kyle Godwin four minutes later, put them 15-6 ahead. But the Reds, seeking a fairytale finish for stalwart Rob…

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Robert Kubica: 'A humble guy with a massive talent'

Robert Kubica: 'A humble guy with a massive talent'

Renault confirmed on Thursday that Kubica, 32, will now take part in a second test “to assess his capabilities to return to the highest level of competition,” the French team said in a statement. The test will take place at France’s Circuit Paul Ricard — home to the 2018 French Grand Prix — at an as yet unspecified date. Kubica’s F1 career was cut short following a serious rally crash in February 2011 which resulted in him requiring a partial amputation of his right forearm. “Of course I have the…

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G20: Trump and Putin meet face to face for first time

G20: Trump and Putin meet face to face for first time

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump and Putin shake hands – filmed by the German governmentDonald Trump and Vladimir Putin have met for the first time, shaking hands as the G20 summit in Hamburg began. The US and Russian leaders say they want to repair ties damaged by crises including Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election. Climate change and trade are set to dominate the two-day summit, with mass protests in the streets outside. US First Lady Melania Trump has been unable to leave her hotel…

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