Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt on Jamaican's last solo race

Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt on Jamaican's last solo race

The great Jamaican will retire after the IAAF World Championships in London, bringing the curtain down on an incomparable career. But in the 100m final on Saturday he had to settle for bronze as the controversial American Justin Gatlin secured a surprise victory in a season’s best 9.92 seconds. Fellow American Christian Coleman (9.94) took silver, with eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, still the reigning 100m and 200m world record holder, in bronze, clocking 9.95 seconds. Gatlin entered London’s Olympic Stadium with the crowd’s boos ringing in his ears. The 35-year-old…

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Robbie Williams to perform at Supercars season opener

Robbie Williams to perform at Supercars season opener

Updated August 04, 2017 15:36:24 Photo: It’s hoped Robbie Williams, seen here performing in 2012, will help boost crowd numbers. (Reuters: David Moir) Related Story: Van Gisbergen nabs back-to-back wins in Supercars opener in Adelaide The South Australian Government has refused to say how much taxpayers will fork out for Robbie Williams to perform at next year’s Supercars season opening race event, but is promising the British pop superstar will “more than pay for himself”. Williams’ appearance will mark a return of the Sunday night post-race concert at the Adelaide…

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Here's why you should keep spiders and insects onside

Here's why you should keep spiders and insects onside

Posted August 06, 2017 07:30:00 Photo: Pesticides kill unwanted bugs but often also harm the ones you want working with you. (Supplied: University of Queensland) Related Story: Arachnid encounters: When humans and spiders meet Related Story: Knowledge the key to curing arachnophobia A house crawling with spiders and insects sounds like a bad nightmare, but a choice selection of bugs around the home can work to your benefit. Sarah Bonney, a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University and organiser of the Darwin Insect Festival, said most people gave insects and…

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Lotto luck strikes Perth three times

Lotto luck strikes Perth three times

SIX winning Saturday Lotto tickets have been sold across the country – and three lucky West Australians are sharing in the spoils. The share of the jackpot being divided among six winners around Australia is $719,408. After no winning tickets were sold in Perth last week, lotto players have made up for it with three tickets having the correct numbers. The Lucky Charm lived up to its name – twice. Winning tickets were sold at its Atwell and East Victoria Park outlets. The other lucky ticket was sold at the…

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Russia's Kislyak: 'No secrets' in talks with Flynn

Russia's Kislyak: 'No secrets' in talks with Flynn

Story highlights Ex-Russian envoy denies discussing sanctions with US counterparts Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser over controversy about earlier talks with Sergey Kislyak Sergey Kislyak also said in his interview with state-run broadcaster Russia 24 that he did not discuss sanctions with his US counterparts, an assertion that doesn’t appear to mesh with reports that US spy agencies found Kislyak had such talks with Flynn. “Just simple things,” Kislyak, who ended his service as ambassador in July, said when he was asked what he and Flynn discussed. “There…

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