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A-League grand final explainer

A-LEAGUE GRAND FINAL:Perth v Sydney FCSunday, May 19 - 4:30pm, 6:30pm (AEST)Optus Stadium, PerthPERTH:* Premiers - 18 wins, 6 draws, 3 losses, +33 goal difference* Defeated Adelaide United 3-3 (5-4 on penalties) in semi-finalAfter a bumper off-season of recruitment, Tony Popovic's side started with a bang and didn't let up.

Missouri passes eight-week abortion ban

Missouri's Republican-led House has passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.

Bronco Haas stakes NSW Origin claim

Even rival NRL coach Trent Robinson couldn't help but talk up Payne Haas' NSW claims after the prop inspired Brisbane's 15-10 upset over Sydney Roosters.

Lawyer X police delays slammed again

The commissioner heading an inquiry into police use of informers has joined in with lawyers "having a whinge about Victoria Police" causing delays.