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New Zealand 2-4 Fiji: Kiwis exit World Cup at quarter-final stage

The Bati edged a try-less game to book a semi-final date with Australia Saturday, November 18, 2017 New Zealand are out of the World Cup after Fiji edged a try-less game to book a World Cup semi-final date with Australia. The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to claim a 4-2 victory in an error-strewn first meeting between the sides. Fiji dominated the first half in Wellington but were too slow and laboured to break the Kiwis down…

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Strictly: Aston's exit shocks fans but who's to blame?

Strictly fans are calling it the biggest shock in the show’s history following the exit of Aston Merrygold on Sunday’s show. Aston landed a score of four from judge Craig Revel Horwood and found himself second bottom on the leaderboard with partner Janette Manrara. After the public vote, the pair ended up in the dance-off alongside Mollie King and partner AJ Pritchard. Head judge Shirley Ballas chose to save Mollie and AJ. Aston and Janette performed a Viennese waltz, while Mollie and AJ danced the foxtrot. Who’s to blame? Despite…

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'We'll see what they're going to do' – Slaven Bilic prepared for West Ham exit

Slaven Bilic is ready to accept any decision the West Ham board make about his future following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool. The Hammers suffered another painful loss at the London Stadium to pile further pressure on the Croatian coach, who is without a league win in four games. West Ham currently sit one point above the relegation places and have lost three out of their last four home league games against Tottenham, Brighton and Liverpool. And Bilic acknowledged his position is growing more vulnerable with each negative result his…

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Brexit: May 'confident' MPs will get vote before exit

Theresa May has said she is confident there will be enough time for MPs to get a Brexit vote before the UK leaves. During Prime Minister’s Questions, she was pressed on comments by David Davis who earlier said a vote might not happen before the March 2019 deadline. He said the vote’s timing hinged on when a deal was done and this may be at the “59th minute of the 11th hour”. But Mrs May said she believed it would happen “in time for Parliament to have the vote we…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, October 24: Everton target former Borussia Dortmund boss, Spain ace open to Real Madrid exit, Coutinho latest

Here are all the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is Everton’s “number one target” to replace Ronald Koeman as manager, following his sacking on Monday. The Toffees have reportedly already made contact with the German’s representatives. (Daily Mirror) David Moyes has also been linked with a return to Goodison Park (The Sun) while Burnley boss Sean Dyche is another top target for the Merseyside club, although they would need to shell out £2.5million in compensation to land the Clarets chief. (Daily…

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Lisa Wilkinson's exit from Channel Nine is far from a victory for women

I want to be happy for Lisa Wilkinson. Really I do.   It’s not every day that a woman on television — and Australian commercial television no less — switches networks and lands a contract that could make her close to, if not the, highest earner in the business.   Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Kathy Griffin: ‘You’re full of crap’ Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:31 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Lisa Wilkinson dumps Nine for Ten The Today host has made a shock departure from the popular breakfast show to…

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Diego Costa regrets manner of Chelsea exit, but speaks of 'special affection' for club after returning 'home' to Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa’s end to his time at Chelsea was a sad affair Saturday, September 23, 2017 Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having “special affection” for people at the club. The 28-year-old finally agreed a move back to Atletico Madrid earlier this week and arrived in the Spanish capital on Friday, ending weeks of exile in Brazil. Costa won two Premier League titles in his three seasons at Stamford Bridge, but his stay ended in acrimony, as he refused to return to the club…

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