Paine unimpressed after Vijay breaks etiquette by handling ball

Australia avoided a potential flare-up with India after Murali Vijay breached etiquette by handling the ball on Saturday. Sound-effect mics captured captain and wicketkeeper Tim Paine issuing Vijay a friendly reminder not to pick up the ball but this was not heeded by the opener, who tossed the ball back to the bowler, Nathan Lyon. Flashpoint averted: Tim Paine behind […]

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Iowa father sentenced after leaving his maggot-infested son to die in hot apartment

Zachary Koehn, right, convicted last month of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death. Cheyanne Harris has been charged with the same crimes.  (Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office) An Iowa father will spend the rest of his life behind bars for leaving his infant son alone in an apartment bedroom for nine days while maggots crawled over the boy and E. coli […]

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Alaska tsunami warning after 7.0 magnitude earthquake sparks panic in Anchorage

Officials in the US have issued the warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after the magnitude 7.0 quake hit on Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centred about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city. Officials initially said it was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and later boosted the magnitude to 7.0. Police in Alaska's Kodiak […]

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Footy mates celebrate after getting overs in Highway robbery

A few former Queanbeyan Blues rugby league players will be nursing decent hangovers after watching their handy bush galloper Noble Boy make it three wins from as many starts. Noble Boy started even-money favourite in the TAB Highway Handicap (1200m). A few of the lads took the $6 on offer on Wednesday. Little-known trainer Todd Blowes was put in a […]

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Barty eyes top 10 after milestone season

Grand slam singles spoils should be Ashleigh Barty's next big goal after the US Open doubles champion crowned her stellar 2018 season with a second Newcombe Medal. That's the opinion of Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik, who believes the 15th-ranked Barty is selling herself short targeting the quarter-finals at the majors. Ashleigh Barty with her second Newcombe Medal at […]

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Jake Humphrey slammed after joke at Rio Ferdinand's expense… after ex-Man United star hinted at death of his wife

Ferdinand, 40, had claimed he would have considered coaching if not for changes in his personal life only for Humphrey to make a comment about his cushy studio role. The former England star tragically lost his first wife Rebecca Ellison in 2015 to breast cancer, at the age of just 34. Ellison's death left Ferdinand alone to raise the couple's […]

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Man shot and killed after Thanksgiving pickup football game at Washington high school

A Thanksgiving pickup football game at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington, ended in a dispute between two groups of people, and one man was shot and killed as a result. As reported by Seattle’s KIRO-TV and the Seattle Times, police are pursuing suspects after a 21-year-old was shot in the abdomen and later pronounced dead at Harborview […]

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After the Sri Lanka vs England dog pitch invasion, take a look back at other bizarre sporting animal interruptions

The flame-haired Yorkshireman was stuck on 98 and knuckling down for his ton in his first outing at No3 when the mutt stormed the field in Colombo. With its tail up and tongue lopping out of its mouth, the cunning canine was determined to take the shine off England's middle order prowess. But it is by no means then only […]

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Children left in tears after 'appalling' Basingstoke Christmas lights switch-on with no festive tree or Santa Claus

Revellers at Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, slammed organisers for lighting-up an owl saying there was "nothing Christmassy about it". While children from a local primary school were invited to perform in a parade – but it was called off without warning, furious parents claimed. They say their kids, who had been practising a routine, "panicked and crying" […]

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