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October 3 1995 O.J. Simpson acquitted


On October 3rd 1995, at the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson’s “dream team” of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods to convince jurors that … Continue reading

September 10 1962 Rod Laver wins tennis Grand Slam


On September 10th 1962, Rod Laver defeated fellow Australian Roy Emerson in four sets to win the U.S. Open. With the victory, Laver became the first man to win the tennis “Grand Slam” of four major tournaments in the same year since Don Budge in 1938. Having already won the first three major tennis championships … Continue reading

September 5 1972 Arab terrorists take Israeli hostages at the Olympics


On September 5th 1972, in the early morning hours, six members of the Arab terrorist group known as Black September dressed in the Olympic sweat suits of Arab nations and jumped the fence surrounding the Olympic village in Munich, Germany, carrying bags filled with guns. Although guards spotted them, they paid little attention because athletes … Continue reading

September 3 1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell exceeds 300 mph


On September 3rd 1935, a new land-speed record was set by Britain’s famed speed demon, Sir Malcolm Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, Campbell and his 2,500-hp motor car Bluebird made two runs over a one-mile course at speeds averaging 301.129 mph. In breaking the 300-mph barrier, he surpassed the world record of … Continue reading

Australia Win First Test Over India


Australia resumed on day four at 8-179 and were dismissed for 240, setting India a target of 292 to win. Man-of-the-match James Pattinson led Australia’s bowling, taking 4-53 in India’s second innings after also scoring 18 not out and 37 not out. His fellow Victorian quick Peter Siddle also played a key role with figures … Continue reading

New Formats of Cricket Worry Andrew Strauss


England test captain Andrew Strauss fears cricket administrators are in danger of sowing the seeds of the sport’s downfall if the five-day format of the game is neglected. Strauss, enjoying a break from the game while England contest a one-day series in India, has led England to the top of the test rankings since being … Continue reading

Australian Twenty20 And ODI Squads For South Africa Announced


Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) today announced the Australia squad that will contest two Twenty20 and five one-day internationals on the VB Tour of South Africa 2009. The squad is: Ricky Ponting (c) TAS Michael Clark (vc) NSW Nathan Bracken NSW Callum Ferguson SA Brett Geeves TAS Brad Haddin NSW Nathan Hauritz NSW James … Continue reading

Women Southern Stars Defeat West Indies


The other main contributors to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ total were Jodie Fields (42) and Ellyse Perry (36). The pair hit 10 boundaries between them as Australia recovered from a potentially dangerous position to launch a counter attack in the final overs. Australia took advantage of its batting powerplay by belting 40 from the … Continue reading

Australia Wins Second Test Against South Africa


Australia claimed the three wickets they needed in the final hour before tea to win the second Test match against South Africa by 175 runs and seal an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The host came into the final day in Durban with hopes of gaining a draw but lost the key wicket … Continue reading

Australian Women Southern Stars Defeat South Africa


Important contributions from captain Karen Rolton and opener Shelley Nitschke have helped get the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ ICC Women’s World Cup campaign back on track in a 61-run win against South Africa in Newcastle today. Rolton (96 not out) and Nitschke’s (87) innings were the highlights of the closer-than-expected result which moves the Commonwealth … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Four


An unbroken 164-run partnership between Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers kept South Africa’s slim hopes of saving the second Test against Australia alive after it reached stumps on day four at 2-244. The home side, which is chasing an improbable 546 to win, lost openers Neil McKenzie and Hashim Amla before tea, with an … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Three


Phillip Hughes described scoring back-to-back centuries in the second Test against South Africa in Durban as a ‘very special moment’ after helping Australia move into a position of total command. The 20-year-old opener became the youngest player to score tons in both innings of a Test match since West Indian George Headley achieved the feat … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Two


Andrew McDonald claimed three wickets in the final session to ensure Australia maintained a firm grip on the second Test against South Africa in Durban with the host reaching stumps at 7-138. Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis and Morne Morkel were all victims of the all-rounder’s nagging medium pace, which followed Mitchell Johnson’s earlier burst that … Continue reading

New Zealand Defeat Australia In Women’s World Cup


New Zealand has made a terrific start to its ICC Women’s World Cup campaign, beating Australia in a rain-marred encounter at North Sydney Oval. The match was abandoned at 5.22pm (AEDT) with Australia 6-132 in the 33rd over chasing New Zealand’s 205. Under the Duckworth-Lewis method, the White Ferns were declared victors. New Zealand pace … Continue reading

Indian Premier League Will Go Ahead


The second edition of the Indian Premier League will go ahead with a few changes to the schedule, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said on Friday. The tournament was in doubt after India’s home minister Palaniappan Chidambaram requested the tournament be held after the completion of Indian general elections. Chidambaram, while indicating he could provide paramilitary … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day One


Two wickets in the final session helped South Africa fight back after a tough opening day of the second Test in Durban for the hosts, but centuries from openers Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich still kept Australia firmly in command at 4-303 at stumps. The Australian opening pair took the attack to the Proteas from … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day One


Two wickets in the final session helped South Africa fight back after a tough opening day of the Second Test in Durban for the hosts, but centuries from openers Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich still kept Australia firmly in command at 4-303 at stumps. The Australian opening pair took the attack to the Proteas from … Continue reading

Marcos Ambrose First Australian In the Daytona 500 (2009)


Australian driver Marcos Ambrose survived a wild, rain-shortened Daytona 500 to finish a highly-respectable 17th in his history-making debut in America’s great stock car race. Ambrose negotiated his way through several chain-reaction crashes, including a major nine-car pile up sparked by race favourite Dale Earnhardt Jr, and was making a charge for the lead when … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Tigers Defeat Dockers


Matthew Richardson donned his Richmond Superman cape again last night as he virtually single-handedly stole the opening round NAB Cup match from under Fremantle’s nose at Subiaco Oval. In a match that swung wildly after half time, the Tigers booted seven unanswered goals to turn a 23-point half time deficit into a 16-point lead midway … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Lions Defeat Saints (2009)


Brisbane Lions legend Michael Voss has kicked off his coaching career in style with his team’s nine-point win over defending NAB Cup premiers St Kilda at Gold Coast Stadium on Saturday night. The Lions held on against the fast-finishing Saints, who kicked five goals to two in the second half. After just two behinds in … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Bombers Defeat Bulldogs Bushfire Appeal (2009)


An Adam McPhee behind with 18 seconds remaining has given Essendon a thrilling one-point victory over the Western Bulldogs in the NAB Cup Bushfire Appeal game at Telstra Dome on Friday night. McPhee was the villain just minutes before as his set shot on goal went out on the full, but that was quickly forgotten … Continue reading

NAB Cup Round 1 Magpies Defeat Eagles (2009)


Collingwood and West Coast have proven the NAB Cup means different things to different clubs, with the Pies comfortably winning the pre-season opener by 62 points at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night. With Paul Medhurst and Anthony Rocca the only absentees from a near full-strength Collingwood side, and West Coast fielding close to a full … Continue reading

Rugby Union Super 14 Week 2 Betting Preview (2009)


The Bulls lead the table after just one week of the Super 14, but they may not have things all their own way in round two, writes Andy Morris. Their opponents this time, the Blues, have an excellent record against them, having won nine and only lost four of their 14 fixtures. They squeezed home … Continue reading

Soccer Premier League Club News 20th February 2009


Arsenal Arsenal Arsene Wenger knows his side are sure to face another determined defence on Saturday, but believes in Andrey Arshavin he has a player capable of providing a key link between midfield and attack. “He can integrate well our combination game, he can move very well, he is very mobile so that is something … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Tottenham Hotspur and Shakhtar Donetsk (2009)


Aston Villa drew 1-1 at home to CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Cup on Wednesday night. John Carew handed Aston Villa a UEFA Cup lifeline with a second-half equaliser in the last-32 first-leg match with CSKA Moscow at Villa Park. The Norway international struck his eighth goal of the campaign after Vagner Love had broken … Continue reading

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China says its ‘future helicopters’ will be equipped with ground-breaking technologies

China says its ‘future helicopters’ will be equipped with ground-breaking technologies

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