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  • Openers miss out on New Zealand central contracts

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's search for stability at the top of the order looks set to continue after Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford were dropped from the list of players awarded central contracts by New Zealand Cricket on Thursday. While...
  • Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees. While some...
  • All at sea: Is Australia's fast-tracked asylum screening policy fair?

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the heart of an unprecedented legal challenge to the return by Australia of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka is Australia's controversial testing of their claims in a brief interview on the high seas. Lawyers said the "enhanced...
  • Wallaby Gill to play sevens at Commonwealth Games

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Wallabies flanker Liam Gill will make his second Commonwealth Games appearance as Australia bids to turn silver into gold in rugby sevens at Glasgow. The 22-year-old, capped 15 times for Australia, was a member of the squad that...
  • 'Beyond the Edge,' about scaling Everest, fails to aim high

    'Beyond the Edge,' about scaling Everest, fails to aim high
    "Beyond the Edge," an exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) look at the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest, premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, pegged to the 60th anniversary of the feat. Its late arrival in theaters...
  • Miami jury finds Jamaican man guilty of sex trafficking

    MIAMI He bowed his head as a federal judge read all 21 guilty verdicts. Then he shook it from side to side, as if in disbelief. Damion St. Patrick Baston finally lifted his head as each of the Miami federal jurors was polled Tuesday, confirming verdicts...
  • Wine, Etc.: Our picks for the fourth

    With July 4th just a couple of days away, most Americans worth their barbecue sauce are thinking of the backyard grill. If it isn't a family gathering, Independence Day will be an occasion to get together with friends for some grilled pulled pork,...
  • Endurance keeps Lea moving on track

    The focus is often on speed at Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Fastest Man on Two Wheels. Festival of Speed. For Bobby Lea, it's all about endurance. The 30-year-old Lea, a two-time Olympian, specializes in cycling's distance events. "It's genetics,"...
  • Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space

    Design adds privacy and color as a frontyard becomes a living space
    Garden designer Naomi Sanders was gratified to learn that a recent landscape design she created in Venice was copied by a neighbor. "I feel flattered," she said with a laugh. "It's great when homeowners see something or are inspired by a garden and...
  • L.A. theater openings, June 29-July 6: 'Savages,' Shakespeare and more

    L.A. theater openings, June 29-July 6: 'Savages,' Shakespeare and more
    The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival returns for its 10th year, there's a revival of David Rabe's "In the Boom Boom Room," and Skylight Theatre Company explores "The Sexual Life of Savages." Summer Shorts An evening of original 10-minute comedies...
  • 1976 naval war games

     
    A jet lands on the U.S.S. Enterprise, right, as the guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Chicago passes stern of the carrier. In background left is the New Zealand frigate HMNZS Caterbury, and at right is U.S.S. Gridley....
  • New Zealand finds funds to contest America's Cup

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand has confirmed it will contest the 35th America's Cup in 2017, seeking to win a trophy it had within its grasp last year only to lose in one of the great sporting comebacks. A challenge from Emirates Team New Zealand,...