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July 14, 2018 1:33 AM Brooke Henderson tied for lead at LPGA’s Marathon Classic

“To finish birdie-birdie was really important, and it’s fun to see your name at the top,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to be in the final group.” Hedwall, who played in the morning on Friday, is looking for her first LPGA Tour victory. This is the first time since the 2015 Handa Australian Open that she has held the lead after 36 holes. “I’ve been in this situation 7

July 13, 2018 10:30 AM Timothy Winton’s The Shepherd’s Hut ‘thrilling, thought-provoking’

The first third of the novel, which follows Jaxie as he struggles to stay alive, is enthralling storytelling. Winton, who is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, makes Jaxie’s isolation compelling: there may not be dialogue, or character interactions, but Jaxie’s voice propels the story, and is revealing 6

July 11, 2018 11:37 PM Canadian cricket players view Global T20 league as an experience builder

KING CITY, ONT.—Canadian cricketers are viewing the Global T20 league as an opportunity to improve their play at a high level. While teams are required to have at least four Canadians on their rosters, there is no obligation to play any of them. Canada falls under the ICC associates category along with 92 other nations. Each team in the Global T20 is required 8

July 2, 2018 7:04 PM Wild brawl mars World Cup basketball qualifier in Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Basketball’s governing body will investigate after a wild brawl between Australia and the Philippines, including Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker, broke out in World Cup qualifying on Monday. The fight spilled into the area behind the baseline, and video showed a chair being thrown at the back of an Australia player either by a fan or member 8

June 29, 2018 8:17 PM Olympic high jump champ Derek Drouin has ‘confusing nerve issues’ in neck

Drouin’s injury history reads like a med school textbook. He captured bronze at the 2012 London Olympics a year after rupturing two ligaments in his foot, an injury that required surgery to implant two metal screws. Shortly after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he revealed he’d competed with two stress fractures in his lower back. Last season 10

June 21, 2018 3:42 PM FIFA clears U.S. ref after allegation he asked for Portugal World Cup jersey

World Cup referees are not made available to comment. FIFA had previously announced plans to conduct a news conference after the group stage to discuss officiating in general and particularly the use of video replay. On Thursday, Geiger kept his assignment as the video assistant referee for Thursday’s Denmark-Australia match in Samara. The Moroccan team was not pleased 10

June 18, 2018 3:26 PM South Korea suspends wheat and flour sales from Canada over GMO plants found in Alberta

Moves comes on heels of similar move by Japan last week South Korea has suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after the announcement last week of the discovery in mid-2017 of an unapproved genetically modified trait in Alberta. "We will only allow sale of wheat products that are confirmed not to contain unapproved genetically modified wheat 22

June 16, 2018 12:32 PM France has technology on its side in win over Australia

French team given penalty kick as a result of video review ​​Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C. The French team was given a penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline. Paul Pogba later 21

June 10, 2018 11:01 PM Harry and Meghan to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand

Royal tour coincides with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make an official visit to several Commonwealth countries in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean this coming autumn. The royal couple will make stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. The tour coincides 35

June 10, 2018 4:00 PM Canadian women's rugby team captures 7s bronze

Men's team falls to New Zealand in bronze final at World Series event in Paris Canada's women's rugby sevens team beat host France 17-10 on Sunday for the bronze medal at the HSBC Paris tournament while the Canadian men placed fourth after a 38-5 loss to New Zealand. Bianca Farella scored two tries and Ghislaine Landry and Charity Williams had the others 18