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Bargain of the Week is in Townsville for just $170,000

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago58 Mooney Street, Gulliver.The median three-bedroom house price in Gulliver is $214,500, making this home in Mooney Street selling for almost $45,000 less than that, a true bargain buy.If living right next door to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast is appealing, then take a look at these other properties still on the market in Townsville:This three-bedroom home is on the market for $249,000 at 33 Rayleigh Street, Wulguru. Set on a 648sq m corner allotment this well presented home could easily fit a pool and plenty of outdoor entertainment options.If beachside living is more your thing then this cute two-bedroom home at 21 Borton Street, Balgal Beach might be just right for you.Just 200m from the beach and set on 812sq m, it would make the perfect retirement home or even a cheeky beachside holiday home in the tropics.But if you prefer something fuss free with no maintenance or work to be done, then this lovely home at 7 Wexford Crescent, Mount Low could be just what you’re looking for.With an asking price in the mid $200,000s the two-bedroom spacious home requires nothing to be done but to move right on in. This Bargain Buy of the Week in 58 Mooney Street, Gulliver sold for just $170,000.THIS renovator’s delight recently sold for well under the median house price in Gulliver, Townsville week making it our Bargain of the Week buy.Located close to shops, schools and transport, just a bit of imagination is all that was required to secure this home for just $170,000. You’re lucky to get a block of land that cheap in South East Queensland, let alone a three-bedroom two-bathroom home.Set on 809sq m the home at 58 Mooney Street came complete with an in-ground swimming pool, timber flooring that just needed a spit and polish, and a self-contained bedroom at the rear of the property.Gulliver is a suburb of Townsville named after the telegraph master of Townsville, Thomas Allen Gulliver.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports NFL-OBIT-KRUEGERFormer NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs’ 1st GMPEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and college coach Phil Krueger has died. Krueger helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. He was the head coach at Fresno State and Utah State and an assistant at Illinois. Krueger was an assistant coach with the expansion Buccaneers in 1976 and later became their general manager.His family says Krueger died Monday at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was 90. Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team said Toles never reported to spring training camp in 2019 because of a personal matter. He did not play that year.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him. HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINEBelmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditYANKEES-NATIONALS OPENERAP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening dayNEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in a tasty opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park. DENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations against racial injustice, the IOC has recently expressed willingness to rethink them. Referring to the actions of Carlos and Smith, the letter says “It is time for the Olympic and Paralympic movement to honor their bravery rather than denounce their actions.”Carlos joined the leadership of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s athlete advisory council in sending the open letter to the International Olympic and Paralympic committees on Saturday. The letter said the AAC had discussed the issue with the IOC’s athlete commission. SOCCER-NWSL-ANTHEM PROTEST PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale. The online ad was posted days after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series.The racetrack owner’s post on Facebook Marketplace sparked a backlash on social media and condemnation from the North Carolina governor’s office. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a concrete company and a driver series have ended their partnerships with the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County.F1-HAMILTON-ECCLESTONEHamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone’s racism commentsPARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized what he called “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. Phil Mickelson, who celebrated his 50th birthday last week, began the day with a one-stroke lead, but struggled to a 71, finishing tied for seventh in a group six shots back. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKTexas Rangers: Several positive testsUNDATED (AP) — The Texas Rangers say several of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. The team said anyone who had direct contact with those affected was sent home from Globe Life Field. The Rangers said no one will be allowed back inside without receiving a negative test for the coronavirus. The club is set to begin another round of training at the ballpark next week.The team said pandemic protocols are in place for front office employees at the new ballpark that’s set to open when the season begins. He held off on the celebratory burnout — Harvick needs the same car for Sunday’s race. The race was scheduled as the second Saturday, but rain washed out the Truck Series race. .”NASCAR-TRIPLEHEADERNASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader SundayLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.Rain has washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday and one on Sunday. WOMEN’S SOCCER-THORNS COURAGEWilliams’ stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup tournament. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had opened preseason training camps when the league shut down on March 12.Players from both teams collectively took a knee during the national anthem and wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in pre-game warmups to protest racial inequity Players for both teams took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality. NASCAR-POCONOLate scratch: Harvick knocks off Pocono from winless listLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick snapped an 0-for-38 drought at Pocono Raceway, taking the checkered flag Saturday at one of two tracks where victory had eluded him.Harvick won the first of two NASCAR Cup races in front of no fans this weekend at Pocono and will start 20th on Sunday with the field set by inverting the lead-lap finishers.The 44-year-old California driver has won at every active track except Kentucky Speedway (nine tries) and the 2014 series champion has three wins overall for Stewart-Haas Racing this season.Harvick held off a hard-charging Denny Hamlin for his 52nd career Cup victory. He had 12 top-five finishes in his other 38 starts at Pocono. MLB-TOLES ARRESTEDDodgers’ Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday, charged with trespassing.The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. The Miami Herald reported he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday. NHL-DRAFT LOTTERYPlay-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at LafreniereUNDATED (AP) — Presumptive top selection Alexis Lafreniere will have to wait a little bit longer to find out his NHL destination. Chaos reigned at the NHL draft lottery, with the No. 1 pick still up for grabs in a second lottery drawing. The eight teams that lose in the qualifying round of the playoffs have an equal chance of drafting first. The Kings got the second pick, the Senators the third thanks to 2018 trade with San Jose and the league-worst Red Wings dropped to fourth. Ottawa has the third and fifth picks and is the first team since 2000 with two selections in the top five.As part of the NHL’s 24-team playoff format if it resumes, 16 teams will play each other in best-of-five series to move on — and the losers of those matchups now have a major consolation prize looming: equal 12.5% odds of landing Lafreniere. The Truck Series was scheduled for Saturday and the second-tier Xfinity Series was scheduled for Sunday. The rainout forced the Truck Series to run at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by 225 miles of Xfinity racing and a 350-mile Cup race.NASCAR says it’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. Sunday’s Cup race comes with a twist. The field will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE ADSpeedway loses partnerships after ‘Bubba rope’ post June 27, 2020 Todd matches Johnson’s 61 to take the lead; Mickelson drops to 7thCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s at the Travelers Championship on Saturday, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion. The 34-year-old Georgian, playing a couple holes behind Johnson, had a chance at the tournament’s second 60 of the week but missed a 10-foot putt to the left on the 18th hole. He finished with a 54-hole score of 192 after shooting 66-65 the first two rounds. Johnson, who is looking for his 21st win on tour, also has improved each day, opening with a 69-64. Both golfers shot bogey-free rounds, with Todd making five birdies on the front nine and Johnson five on the back. Kevin Streelman fired a 63 after two straight rounds of 66 and was just three shots back. Mackenzie Hughes, who led after a 60 on Thursday, shot his second straight 68 for sole possession of fourth place. NWSL players kneel during the national anthemPlayers for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women’s Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. In addition to the anthem, the players knelt for a moment of silence before kickoff. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus outbreak. The monthlong Challenge Cup opened Saturday with a pair of games at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Megan Rapinoe, who plays for OL Reign but opted out of the Challenge Cup, was criticized when she knelt at a NWSL game and a pair of national team games in 2016. She said she wanted to express solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem to bring attention to racial inequality. pandemic.Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes at the track a week ago. Hamilton, a six-time world champion and the only Black driver in F1, was dismayed by Ecclestone’s claim during an interview with broadcaster CNN on Friday that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist” than white people.On Instagram, Hamilton called the comments “sad and disappointing” and said they “show us how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen.”Ecclestone made his assertion when he was asked his opinion on Hamilton setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.OLYMPIC PROTESTS-CARLOS LETTERCarlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule The Yankees and Nationals are set meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there hasn’t been an official announcement.The New York Post first reported the matchup.MLB will start a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. The schedule is still being worked out — there could be a game or two on the first day of play, or a full slate.Cole started the previous game played at Nationals Park. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Cole signed a $324 million, nine-year contract with the Yankees as a free agent. Rendon got a $245 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.PGA-TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1.New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on Saturday and is being treated by a private veterinarian. The colt named Freudnme last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019.EHV-1 can cause upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death.NYRA says all 37 horses stabled in Barn 37 will be monitored daily for fever and other signs of illness. They won’t be allowed to enter races or train among the general horse population. The length of the quarantine will depend on the results of tests.Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus last_img read more

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Small-town girl, big game

first_imgThe list of accolades that Jolene Anderson has received in her three years at Wisconsin reads more like a novel: Preseason First Team All-Big Ten; two-time Big Ten Player of the Week; 2006-07 Naismith Player of the Year Candidate; two-time gold medal winner as a member of the USA Basketball teams; 2006 Rebel Shootout MVP; fastest UW player to reach 1,500 points… The list goes on.To the humble junior from Port Wing, a small town in extreme northwestern Wisconsin, all the awards are more of an afterthought.”It probably means more to my family, being that I came from a small town,” Anderson said. “A lot of people probably didn’t think I would succeed as much as I have.”Like many other athletes of her caliber, Anderson insists on not taking full recognition for what she has done on the court, choosing instead to credit her coaches and teammates.”It’s just a tremendous accomplishment,” Anderson said. “I can’t take any credit for it. The coaching staff and my teammates put me in a good position every day. I just take the opportunities.”One of the opportunities Anderson gladly accepted was the chance to represent her home state by playing for the Badgers, something she knew she wanted to do while growing up on her family’s farm in a town of fewer than 500 people.”If you have an opportunity to represent your home state, why not?” Anderson said. “I always told my parents growing up that I wanted to be a Badger.”In fact, Anderson took a slightly different path to UW than a typical star on the hardwood: getting her start by shooting baskets in a barn.”Our family had a farm, and I asked my dad if he could put a basketball hoop up [in the barn] for me, and he said he would as long as I helped him clean it out.” Anderson said. “It was a little chilly, so I had to wear gloves and a hat, but it was well worth it.”For Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone, it was well worth it, also. Stone originally recruited Anderson while still coaching at Drake. Shortly after Anderson committed to the Badgers, Stone became UW’s new head coach.”It sort of worked out great,” Stone said. “I recruited her to Drake, but she wanted to be a Badger, and then I became the Badger coach, so it all worked out well.”Anderson has seen the progression of the program at Wisconsin in her three years with the team and has been perhaps the most pivotal reason for its recent success. She has led the team in scoring each year, and has continued to get better.”People were adjusting to the new coaching staff,” Anderson said. “I just came in willing to do whatever I could to help the team win. Obviously, we had ups and downs the first two seasons, but this year, I think we stepped up to the challenge.”Stone feels the same way.”The best thing about Jolene Anderson is that every year she’s gotten better, and that’s what’s scary,” Stone said. “Freshman year, she led us. Sophomore year, she led us. Junior year, she’s leading us, and then some.”She is getting better all the time.”Aside from leading the team in most statistical categories, Anderson has become a leader, both on and off the court. While it took her some time getting used to the added pressure, she’s grown into the role.”She makes you comfortable out there,” freshman point guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “She doesn’t necessarily lead vocally, but she definitely leads by example.”Off the hardwood, Anderson has taken the team’s eight new players under her wing, providing a strong sense of team chemistry.”There’s not a thing that Jolene wouldn’t do for her teammates,” Stone said. “She never leaves a teammate behind. She’s always got everybody’s back. She’s a quiet individual, yet very, very giving.”Guard Janese Banks has come through the program alongside Anderson, and with all the time the two spend together, a strong relationship has developed.”She’s a loving person,” Banks said. “She’ll do anything you ask of her. She’s been a great teammate and friend since I’ve been here.”As two of the team’s veteran players, Anderson and Banks have been looked to for guidance. With Banks playing the vocal role and Anderson as the lead-by-example type, the guard tandem has guided the team to its first winning season under Stone.”I think we both complement each other,” Banks said. “I think I’m more of the vocal [leader], and she does more of the action. She just goes out there and people follow her steps. I think we’ve both matured as players to do things to help this team.”Anderson still has one year left in her storied career at Wisconsin, but Stone already foresees great things for her in the years to come.”Absolutely no question, she’ll be in the WNBA,” Stone said. “There’s just no question. She’s that good.”For Anderson, playing professional basketball would be a dream come true.”I hope to see myself being successful,” Anderson said. “Obviously, my dream would be to play in the WNBA, but if I don’t make it, then I don’t make it.”Wherever I am, hopefully I’ll be successful.”last_img read more

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