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Smooth Saints blast Eagles OUT OF MY WAY: Koroit midfielder Taylor Mulraney bursts through a pack against North Warrnambool Eagles on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton
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IMPRESSIVE: Koroit ruckman Jeremy Hausler was one of the Saints’ best against North Warrnambool Eagles on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

EYES ON THE BALL: North Warrnambool Eagles forward Marcus Shaw leaps for the ball against Koroit on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

CENTIMETRE PERFECT: Koroit forward Will Couch celebrates his second quarter goal from the pocket against North Warrnambool Eagles with teammate James Gow. Picture: Amy Paton

TALL TIMBER: Ruckmen – Koroit’s Ethyn Zimmer and North Warrnambool Eagles’ Jordan Dillon – go head-to-head on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

HIGH FIVES: North Warrnambool Eagles’ Ben Fleming and Jordan Dillon celebrate a rare goal against Koroit on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

VERSATILE: North Warrnambool Eagles utility Ben Mugavin launches the ball forward against Koroit on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

FIERCE TACKLE: North Warrnambool Eagles’ Lachie Woodhams is tackled by Koroit skipper Isaac Templeton on Saturday. Picture: Amy Paton

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The Ashes 2015: Mitchell Marsh steps up to fill the all-rounder role

The Ashes 2015: Mitchell Marsh steps up to fill the all-rounder role

The Ashes 2015 scoreboardMarsh’s two crucial breakthroughsSpectator has players in stitches
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Poor old Shane Watson. Of all the days when an image of him posing shirtless in the Australian changerooms had to emerge, it was the day his successor Mitch Marsh took the two biggest England wickets on offer at Lord’s as Australia nudged closer to victory in the second Test. The kindest that could be said is that Australia’s old and new No 6s both flexed their muscles this day.

Shane Watson poses in the changeroom.

For Australia, it was a day of gains upon gains: a winning position reinforced, wickets for all bowlers, and in the last session a half-century for David Warner that may yet prove to be the loosening of a torrent. But the most gratifying development was Marsh’s brace. First, just before lunch, he bowled Ben Stokes for 87, breaking a three-hour yin and yang partnership with Alastair Cook. Then just before tea, he bowled Cook for 96. For six stoic hours, Cook had reprised his leviathan 2010-11 role as the man who never went away. Now he became the man who didn’t get there, not quite. Within 12 overs, England were all out.

Marsh’s wickets were as an all-rounder’s should be, few but select. Both came from the inside edge, but it would be wrong to think of them as flukes. A tall man as per the apparent Australian job specifications, he was able to take advantage of a hint of variable bounce at the Members’ End at Lord’s.

All-round effort: Mitchell Marsh took the crucial wickets but Australia’s bowlers hunted as a pack. Photo: Reuters

Stokes perished the way he plays, trying to force. Cook’s shot could not have been more out of character. He imposes himself by not trying to impose himself. A batsman without vanity, he plays the shots he knows he can – cut, on-drive, pull – and doesn’t play the ones he can’t. The cover drive is an example. He had hit only one previously in the innings, and although it went for four, that seemed to take even him by surprise. Now, fatally, he aimed another, at Marsh. Cook slumped to one knee; better than anyone, he knew what had been lost in that moment.

Shattered: Alastair Cook and his stumps. Photo: Reuters

Why? In six hours, even a man with his epic concentration span will make mistakes, and get away with them one day, but not the next, and the inside edge is cricket’s Russian roulette. But this might be called a forced error. The pressure had been compounding all innings, from the Australian score that never seemed to come nearer, Australian bowling that was controlled and unrelenting as it was not in Cardiff, and the periodic fall of wickets.

Cook had absorbed it as only he can. Somehow, he manages to project intensity and serenity simultaneously. Mitch Johnson struck him a painful blow on the elbow: he winced, waited, went on. Johnson chipped him, and Cook looked at him as if to ask why he bothered, and did as he did to any offering from Johnson that might have caused him grief, let it through to the keeper, and Johnson didn’t bother again.

But with a century in reach, perhaps a voice in the back of even his monkish mind identified Marsh not as a relieving bowler, but a relief for a batsman. That is how good attacks work, like partners in bridge, singly but in concert, dummy lead here, trump there. Really, there ought to be a column for assists on a cricket scorecard.

Australia’s bowling at Lord’s was a team affair. Mitch Starc made the instant breakthrough, unnerving England. Johnson wreaked two-over havoc. Only Johnson would take another wicket for the innings, the last, but that was not the point. Josh Hazlewood probed and pierced, Nathan Lyon would not be denied and then there was Marsh.

It would be disingenous to call his wickets turning points, because the day was always going in one direction, but they were affirming points. Necessarily, cricket on such a day is a game of waiting and watching, England’s batsmen for the rogue ball, Australia bowlers and fieldsmen for the merest chance. Two slipped by, one a catch by wicketkeeper Peter Nevill that DRS revealed to be impossible, the other a Cook pull shot so hard hit that Steve Smith found impossible to catch. But Australia’s advantage was too vast for these to affect the game.

One other catch was spilled this day, not affecting the outcome of the game, but with the potential to resonate down the series. Warner, still to break his duck, was missed by Adam Lyth in gully. Two hours later, he was 60 not out, and there was a sense that he was off the leash. Poor Lyth: in this match, he has bowled six balls, faced three, made no runs and dropped a catch. He cut a sorry figure, unlike Watto.

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British Open 2015: Tiger Woods backs Australian Jason Day to win The Open at St Andrews

British Open 2015: Tiger Woods backs Australian Jason Day to win The Open at St Andrews

Jason Day escaped with a one-under 71 after a tumultuous third day at the British Open. Photo: Mike EhrmannTwo-time champion at St Andrews, Tiger Woods, has backed Australian Jason Day to win his maiden major at The Open after finishing the second round three shots from the lead.
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The former world No.1 didn’t make the cut (+7), but the 39-year-old believes the Aussie is playing well enough to challenge for the Claret Jug on Monday.

The pair, who were grouped together, had a conversation on the way up the 18th hole in which Woods reflected on the specialness of the final hole at the home of golf.

“It’s one of the things I was talking about with Jason,” Woods said.

“We were coming up 18, I said, it’s the greatest walk in golf. He says, yeah, it’s nice when you have an eight-shot lead, too. I said, well, you just go ahead and go get that lead. He’s playing well enough to do it.

“But there’s a lot of guys who have a chance to win. This golf course is definitely gettable. The greens are soft and receptive, and if you’re driving it well and driving it long, this golf course is very much gettable.”

Day finished the second round, which was delayed more than 10 hours because of the severe wind around St Andrews, three shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, equal with fellow Aussie Adam Scott at seven under.

The 27-year-old dropped two shots in the 32 minutes of play that was allowed before the players were called in, but he insists he didn’t allow himself to be bitter about the decision to resume play with wind gusts of up to 65 km per hour.

“I just can’t afford to get frustrated and stew over it,” Day said.

“I was explaining earlier, there’s another 36 holes to be played after this round. I really want to win a major so bad that I just can’t afford to let it frustrate me.

“I’ve just got to keep moving forward and take it hole by hole and get this done, and I played pretty solid, shot one under, which was good in that wind, but it’s over now, and I’ve got round three and round four to go.”

Despite England’s Daniel Brooks landing a hole in one at the 11th, Johnson showed that he will take some catching. Hole in one! Watch Daniel Brooks ace the 11th hole at St Andrews. #Boom#TheOpenhttps://t.co/DnjBCtwABY— The Open (@TheOpen) July 18, 2015

But the man on everyone’s lips leading into the tournament, Jordan Spieth, is still in the hunt despite being five shots behind the pace.

The pursuit of the grand slam is still alive for Spieth, who insists he’s not too far back to make a run at his third major of the year.

“Yeah, I believe I’m still in contention,” Spieth said.

“I still believe I can win this tournament. I need a really solid round tomorrow, though, because Dustin is not letting up. He’s the only one I can speak of, he and Hideki [Matsuyama] because I saw it first hand. Dustin is going to shoot a good round tomorrow with less wind, and I’m going to need to shoot a great round to really give myself a chance.

“To fall from two back to five back isn’t exactly what I wanted on a Friday, but it could have been worse, could have been better. It is what it is, and if I can shoot something like 10-under in the last two rounds, I think I’ll have a chance to win.”

THE LEADERBOARD -10 Dustin Johnson (US) -9 Danny Willett (ENG) -8 Paul Lawrie (SCO) -7 Adam Scott (AUS) -7 Jason Day (AUS) -7 Marc Warren (SCO) -7 Zach Johnson (US) -7 Robert Streb (US) -7 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA)

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-5 Steven Bowditch (AUS) -5 Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) -5 Jordan Spieth (US) -5 Justin Rose (ENG) -5 Sergio Garcia (ESP) -3 Matt Jones (AUS) -3 Greg Chalmers (AUS)

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Ashes 2015: video goes viral after woman misses chair and falls down

Ashes 2015: video goes viral after woman misses chair and falls down

Marsh’s two crucial wicketsBaum: Marsh and Australia flex musclesAshes 2015 scoreboard
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She was the maiden who bowled over the crowd after her embarrassing moment was captured on camera before thousands of cricket fans at the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

As the Australian team dominated their English opponents, the woman made her way back to her seat. It was all happening late on day three! #Asheshttp://t.co/eoAMzikRUt— cricket南京夜网419论坛 (@CricketAus) July 18, 2015

Broadcaster Sky focused on her as she went to take her chair but missed it entirely, taking an undignified tumble to the amusement of her male companions.

Even the players on the field couldn’t conceal a chuckle with English part-time spinner Joe Root unable to complete his delivery as he was in fits of laughter.

It was the unfortunate woman who had the last laugh after she realised her fall had been broadcast on the big screen.

She got up and gave a curtsy to loud applause from the crowd.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

Single-vehicle accident outside Cowra claims man’s life

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a fatal single-motor vehicle crash in Cowra on Saturday night
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About 8.45pm a 34-year-old man was driving his car east on Darbys Falls Road.

About 4km out of Cowra the vehicle has left the roadway, collided with a fence and continued into a paddock, flipping over.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and located by a motorist who came across the crash.

The site of the accident on Saturday night.

Police attended and began first aid on the man.

Ambulance paramedics arrived and he was taken to Cowra District Hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminary examinations of the crash site have been conducted by Forensic Services Group offices and inquiries into what caused the fatality are continuing.

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Bathurst murder-suicide twist: Nadia Cameron had broken up with Elie Issa

Bathurst murder-suicide twist: Nadia Cameron had broken up with Elie Issa

DEARLY DEPARTED: Nadia Cameron had broken off the relationship with Elie Issa just weeks before they were both found dead. Photo: SUPPLIEDNADIA Cameron had a moment of serious reflection six weeks ago.
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Her 89 year-old father, Kelvin Pleming, had died in a car crash in Sydney and she was thinking deeply about life and the future.

“We slept in the same bed and cried together when Kelvindied and Nadia realised that her relationship was going nowhere,” herstep-sister and close friend, Debbie Majella Nolan, said.

Ms Cameron, 52, made the difficultdecision to leave her partner of four years, prominent Bathurst cafe owner Elie Issa, twoweeksafter her father’s funeral.

In a shocking twist that has left her familyand the Bathurst communitydumbfounded, Ms Cameron andMrIssa, 60, were found dead in his Kelso homeon Friday morning.

A firearm was also retrieved and police said they were not seeking any other suspects.

Ms Majella Nolanrevealed to Fairfax Media on Saturdaythat her step-sister had broken off the relationshipjustthree weeks before the suspected murder-suicide.

Mr Issa, described as a larger-than-life personality who had hosted many prominent Australians at Elie’s Cafeon the main street, was trying to win her back, Ms Majella Nolan said.

“He didn’t want to lose her, he kept sending her flowers but she rang him and said she just needed to be by herself,” she said.

TRAGIC END: Elie Issa, pictured here with former Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Photo: FACEBOOK

She doesn’t know why Ms Cameron was at MrIssa’shome in Rosemont Avenueon Friday morning.

A few days ago, Ms Majella Nolanspoke to herstep-sister by Skypefrom the Gold Coast, as they often did.

“She was being strong and looking forward to a holiday to London in August to see one of her best friends,” she said.

“She didn’t want to have anything to do with him. How she got there or what she was doing there, we’ll never know.”

Her best friend of 20 years, who didn’t want her name published, spoke to Ms Cameron daily, who said shefelt sorry for Mr Issa.

“I kept saying, ‘don’t let him back, you’re finished, just stay away’ but she said she felt sorry for him. I think that’s why she may have gone over there,” she said.

Prior to their break up, she said Ms Cameron would cry to her on the phone almost every night.

“For the last two-and-a-half years, she was being emotionally and mentally abused to the point of tears, she was miserable,” the friend said.

“She was in an extremely controlling relationship, he was a very jealous person and this was her courageous attempt to get out.”

BETTER TIMES: Nadia Cameron was found dead in a Bathurst home, with her partner Elie Issa. Photo: FACEBOOK

She said Mr Issa was gregarious on the outside but he never bought Ms Cameron a birthday present ortook her on a holiday.

She and Ms Majella Nolanboth saidit was a clear and tragic case of domestic violence.

“She was theloveliest, kindest, most generousperson, she just made a mistake of pickingthis person,” the best friend said.

Ms Cameronhad a wealth of friends and family scattered around the country who spoke of her kindness and endless love.

“She was just a woman who gave her heart to everybody, she was a giver, absolutely beautiful inside and out,” said Ms Majella Nolan.

Her boss at Bathurst Real Estate,Stacey Whittaker, said she “wore her heart on her sleeve, she was the first to do someone a good turn”.

After working in advertising in Sydney,Ms Cameronmoved to Bathurst several years ago and became a successful real estate agent.

Both her and Mr Issa had children from previous marriages and, after their break up, she had spent a week with her 16-year-old son and ex-partner at Avoca.

On Friday night, her son paid a small tribute to his mother,changinghis Facebook profile picture to a smilingselfie together.

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British Open 2015: Tournament officials back decision to send players on to windy St Andrews despite backlash

British Open 2015: Tournament officials back decision to send players on to windy St Andrews despite backlash

Woods backs Day to win British Open
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The R&A, the body that organises the British Open, has defended the decision to resume tournament in windy conditions on Saturday despite the frustrations of several high profile players.

A rain delay on Friday forced 42 players to finish their second round on Saturday, however it lasted just 32 minutes before play was suspended due to the heavy winds at St Andrews, with gusts of up to 65 km per hour. “@ryanspoon: Wonder why British Open is suspended?? Louis Oosthuizen and Tiger show why via @ESPN App http://t.co/tIoXDdKbN1”— Shannon Thibodeau (@SEThibodeau) July 18, 2015

After a 10 and a half hour delay, the players – including Australian Jason Day – finally returned to the course, but plenty of damage had already been inflicted on the scores of some of the tournament favourites, including Jordan Spieth.

But despite the criticism from some players for being allowed to resume on Saturday morning, Dawson was adamant the right decision was made at the time.

“Well, clearly with the benefit of hindsight, it would have been better if play hadn’t started, but the decision was taken based on the evidence at the time,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said.

“I supported it fully, was an integral part of it, and I believe it was the right decision given the facts at the time we took it.

“When you’re out at the far end of the course and balls are not moving on the 11th green, although it’s a tough day with a big wind, it’s the right decision to play. It proved that as the wind increased that we would have been better not starting, but we did start.”

Due to the delays that have occurred over the first three days of The Open, the tournament has been pushed back to a Monday finish, with the third and fourth rounds to be played on Sunday and Monday respectively.

It will be the first Monday finish since the late Seve Ballesteros won the coveted Claret Jug at Royal Lytham in 1988.

Despite gale force gusts blowing balls around on the greens and making putting near impossible, play carried on for more than half an hour, during which Johnson lost his outright lead and Day dropped two shots.

When finally pulled off the course, Spieth and Johnson both questioned officials as to why they were sent out in the first place.

Louis Oosthuizen, champion at St Andrews in 2010, laughed at his rules official when initially told to play on as his ball first rolled closer within a foot of the hole before he could mark it, and then blew eight feet away.

American Brooks Koepka actually refused to play on, a stand Day said he would have taken had he knew.

“Yeah, if I knew that Brooks Koepka wasn’t playing, then I wouldn’t have played, but I just had to go on because we just – the day before I tried to call it on 12 tee, and they’re like ‘no, you’ve got to keep going, keep going’. By then I understood that they were trying to get Tom [Watson] to finish, so I’m okay with that.

“But you know, it was just a little unfortunate with how strong the wind was. I mean, hindsight now looking back on it, it’s easy to say, ‘oh, we shouldn’t have gone’. But R&A, and I understand what they’re trying to do, to try to get a 72-hole event in, try and get this done and finished, but you just … it’s unfortunate when you can’t have tough conditions but they’re unplayable, you know.”

Spieth said play should have been suspended earlier than it was.

“I don’t believe that had the R&A known what was going to happen, they certainly wouldn’t have started us,” Spieth said.

“The only thing they were able to go off of was what the officials themselves saw when they were out there before we even got out to the golf course. They obviously were out there and balls were not moving, they were staying in position, so that means that it’s playable.

“From what I saw video wise and what I saw first hand with Dustin when we got out there, it wasn’t the case. I wish that — after you see a shot like Dustin’s, which was the first shot that we saw, and after what I heard happened on the 11th green and what happened with Louis on 13, you know, I think it immediately should have been called there.”

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