Key points:The Boomers have beaten Canada, Senegal, Lithuania, Dominican Republic and France at the FIBA World CupAustralia's men's basketballers have never before gone unbeaten to this stage of a World CupIf the Boomers beat Czech Republic in the last eight, they will face Spain or Poland in the semi-finals
The intimidating centre was instrumental in shutting down French NBA star Rudy Gobert in Australia's 100-98 basketball World Cup win that set up a Wednesday quarter-final against the Czech Republic.New Phoenix Suns signing Baynes (21 points) made five-of-six triples and took three final-quarter charges as the Boomers came from nine points down to book a date with the dark horse Czech outfit in Shanghai.
Basketball World Cup tweet: #FIBAWC Quarter-Finals set! #WorldGotGameThat followed another superb night that helped Australia past Lithuania on their way to a Cup-best 5-0 campaign in China after already defeating Canada, Senegal and Dominican Republic.
An NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, Baynes was a rough diamond when first uncovered as a Cairns schoolboy.He has worked overtime on his game, most recently adding a three-point shot to his repertoire that silenced the French in Nanjing on Monday.
Coach Andrej Lemanis gushed at his all-round exploits after he'd helped the Boomers closer to a maiden World Cup semi-final appearance.But Baynes isn't getting bogged down in the details."What goes through my mind is just 'don't move' make a hit," he said of his match-turning defensive plays.Read more: ABC News »
Sunrise host Sam Armytage threw a tantrum on the set of The Chase AustraliaSamantha Armytage has blasted a Triple M radio show for claiming on air that she “spat the dummy” when filming a guest appearance on The Chase Australia.
‘Big time’ Boomers steal great escapeAustralia have claimed an epic shootout at the FIBA Basketball World Cup , claiming a 100-98 victory over France to dodge Team USA until the final of the event. USA are a nightmare match-up? 😍 History in the making! in Sports obsessed Oz, anyway...
Sydney lockout laws set to be scrapped | Sky News AustraliaSydney's controversial lockout laws are set to be scrapped in a bid to revive the city's nightlife.\n\nNew South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will lift the restrictions on all bars, pubs and clubs across the city except for those in King's Cross.\n\nThe laws introduced five years ago forced venues to refuse entry to patrons after 1.30am with last drinks served at 3am.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia GladysB About time GladysB To appease the plebians as the church run state sticks steadfast to abortion being illegal GladysB Huge mistake - the cesspool will return with vengeance!
Australia successfully retains the Ashes on foreign soil | Sky News AustraliaAustralia has retained the Ashes on day five of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.\n\nNeeding eight wickets to secure the Urn away from home for the first time since 2001, the tourists were forced to work all day before they finally sealed a 185-run victory.\n\nJason Roy and Joe Denly began the day at the crease and thwarted the Aussie attack for a while, before the hero of Day Four struck again.\n\nPat Cummins dismissed the struggling Roy for 31, and then claimed the big scalp of Ben Stokes. \n\nWickets were falling steadily for the home side, who were 8\u002F178 shortly after tea.\n\nA gutsy effort from Craig Overton and Jack Leach threatened to cut short the Aussie celebrations, but eventually they broke through.\n\nSteve Smith was named player of the match for his 211 in the first dig.\n\nImage: AP What happened to 'man of the match' PC crap from Sky.
Janine vs. Harry: Final showdown for Survivor’s biggest rivalryAn intense rivalry that’s been playing out for almost the entire season of Australian Survivor finally came to an end on Monday night’s episode, when ‘Dirty Harry’ ousted ‘Godmother’ Janine from the game.
Extreme heat a far greater threat for most Australians than extreme cold weather, study findsResearch published on Tuesday in the Climatic Change journal examined the deaths of 1.717 million Australians between 2006-2017. p_hannam Who wrote this article? Bill Einstein? PNSlipper p_hannam Too bad we can't afford to run our air cons.😡 p_hannam given our geographical location, i feel a study probably didnt need to confirm this...