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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 5

2 November 2017 4:31 PM Breakers hold off storming 36ers in NBL

The New Zealand Breakers have extended their NBL winning run to five matches with a 92-88 win over the Adelaide 36ers in Auckland. Coming off away wins over Melbourne and Brisbane, the second-placed Breakers had to survive a stubborn last-quarter fightback on Thursday from third-ranked Adelaide at North Shore Events Centre. Down by 14 points in the third 31

2 November 2017 1:17 PM Hot Melbourne Utd back on NBL winners list

Melbourne United have reignited their NBL season with a crushing 87-65 home win over Cairns. Looking to bounce back from three-consecutive losses, United's talented backcourt of Casper Ware and Chris Goulding combined on Thursday night for 11 three-pointers and a total of 56 points. Promise to show more assertiveness in attack, Ware led all scorers with 26 points 40

2 November 2017 8:43 AM GEC Watch: Colors returns to the top in Urban markets

Colors returned to rule the roost in the urban markets in In Week 43 of 2017 (October 21-27), while it remained at No. 5 U+R. Zee TV slipped one positions each in Urban and U+R markets to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Zee Anmol remained the most watched channel in the U+R and rural markets among GECs. Star Bharat rose to No. 2 position in U+R markets 31

2 November 2017 5:06 AM Study reveals extent of cancer cases in ICU

Published: 4:40 pm, Thursday, 2 November 2017 A cancer patient in intensive care as a result of surgery is less likely to die than a non-surgical cancer patient, a landmark review has found. Analysis of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs) shows there were nearly 214,000 admissions between 2000 and 2016 due to cancer 28

1 November 2017 7:49 PM Ex-leader Goff meets Labour's PM

Former Labour leader Phil Goff, who was beaten for the chance at becoming prime minister in 2011, has had his first meeting with Jacinda Ardern. Phil Goff has returned to the Beehive to meet with the woman who did what he couldn't - lead Labour into government. The Auckland mayor and former Labour leader is meeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first 26

1 November 2017 5:03 PM India canter to 53-run win, break NZ jinx to go 1-0 ahead

NEW DELHI: India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in this format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here tonight. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra's last in competitive cricket, hosts India sauntered to a 1-0 lead in the three-match 5

1 November 2017 12:49 PM Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

Alternative accommodation for asylum seekers being held by Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is not yet fit to live in, the UN refugee agency says. A senior official who visited the sites told Australia's ABC radio he found "major earthworks in progress". Australia has held asylum seekers who arrive by boat on both Manus Island (in PNG) and Nauru 26

1 November 2017 5:35 AM Samoa vs Tonga match preview: Battle of the big fellas

As we enter Week 2 of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, one game in particular jumps out at me as the obvious gem among this week’s contests. This match promises to be both an entertaining and brutal affair. And if history is anything to go by, it will go down to the wire. Based on form and results in the previous round, Tonga will go into this one as deserved 37

31 October 2017 10:55 PM Government's pay-equity focus may fuel wage inflation

Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) - A $2 billion pay equity settlement pushed up wage inflation in the September quarter and pay pressure may continue to accelerate because the new government plans to dump a bill that would have stymied similar deals. The previous National Party-led government announced a $2.05 billion pay equity pay deal for some 55,000 aged and residential 18