Sydney Thunder, Jason Sangha, Australian batting prodigy, NSW Sheffield Shield team, BBL12, captain, stats, news, schedules, Kerry O’Keeffe

“He’s the best since Ponting.” That was former Aussie Test spinner Kerry O’Keeffe’s opinion after young gun Jason Sangha peeled off 117 against Tasmania in November 2018, his first Sheffield Shield ton. Sangha was 19 at the time, flanked by another rising NSW star in Jack Edwards, and had already been making waves. Watch the … Read more

Putin says Russia may be fighting in Ukraine for a long time

Putin warns of “long process” in Ukraine The risk of nuclear war is growing, he tells the rights council Russia won’t recklessly “brandish” nuclear weapons No need for a new round of mobilization LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a … Read more

5 things to know for Dec. 7: Senate, Trump Organization, Gas prices, Apple, China

CNN — When astronauts snapped an image of Earth 50 years ago, no one knew it would become one of the world’s most widely reproduced photographs. The striking portrait of our planet, known as the “Blue Marble,” was taken on this day in 1972 – and still fills us with awe decades later. Here’s what … Read more

China’s trade suffers worst slump in 2-1/2 yrs as COVID woes, feeble demand takes toll

China’s exports worst since Feb. 2020, miss forecast Imports fall steepest since May 2020 on sluggish demand Global economic slowdown, China’s COVID woes heap pressure Politburo meeting points to domestic demand key driver in 2023, analyst says BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports shrank at their steepest pace in at least 2-1/2 … Read more

Ukraine appears to show ability to strike far inside Russia

Third Russian airfield reported hit in drone strike Ukraine’s Zelenskiy meets troops near the eastern front Oil price cap gives G7 leverage on Russia – US official Dec 7 (Reuters) – A third Russian airfield was set ablaze by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal def Switzerland, future, next club, Al-Nassr, Manchester United, Piers Morgan interview, latest, updates

Six months is all it has taken for Cristiano Ronaldo to soil his reputation at club and international level. A transfer request in July sparked a rapid downfall that recently culminated in a poll where 70 percent of readers voted to bench him for their Round of 16 fixture against Switzerland, an action that Fernando … Read more

Eddie Jones sacked as England coach; what happened? news, analysis, reaction

As England retired to the sheds following last week’s 27-13 loss to South Africa at Twickenham, a chorus of boos and jeers echoed around the iconic stadium. Asked about the crowd’s confronting response to the defeat, England’s sixth of the year, head coach Eddie Jones bluntly claimed he “doesn’t care what people think”. He had … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo benched, walks off early, Portugal vs Switzerland result, score, Fernando Santos, reaction, Goncalo Ramos hat-trick

Manchester United great Gary Neville has urged former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to quit “sulking” after the Portugal forward was dropped for the Round of 16 clash with Switzerland on Wednesday [AEDT]. Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to play Goncalo Ramos up front instead, with the 21-year-old playing a starring role as he scored three goals … Read more

EU agrees law preventing import of goods linked to deforestation

BRUSSELS/SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Tuesday on a new law to prevent companies from selling into the EU market coffee, beef, soy and other commodities linked to deforestation around the world. The law will require companies to produce a due diligence statement showing that their supply chains are not … Read more

Stocks slide, dollar clings on as data challenges Fed pause hopes

SINGAPORE/LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Global stocks headed for a third straight day of losses on Tuesday and the dollar held most of its gains from the previous day after US data drove speculation the Federal Reserve will stick longer with aggressive interest rate rises . MSCI’s world index (.MIWD00000PUS) fell 0.3%, set for a … Read more