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Delivering unrivalled live coverage. This is Sky News, Australia's news channel. Today Southern Cross Australia stair row to hold an emergency board meeting this afternoon over the royal prank, the call engulfing the Sydney radio station today fm. Mohamed Morsi backs down from the decree announced last month expanding his powers. Grave fierce for a 22 year-old bodyboarder missing off the southwest coast of WA. 4 o'clock in Melbourne, 6 o'clock in Wellington. News now for Sunday 9 December, I'm Kate Williams. Also this hour a memorial has been held for the five people who died in a car accident on the Gold Coast. In sport, wild winds caused chaos on the final day of the Australian golf open in Sydney.Sky weather forecast, tomorrow's forecast hot with showers and storms in the North and west, showers in the east.This is news now.Southern Cross Austereo is Holding an emergency board meeting this afternoon to continue what action to takeover the royal prank calling crisis engulfing Sydney radio station today fm. London police have been in contact about a prank call link today a nurse's death, 46 year-old Jacintha Saldanha is suspected of taking their own life after of receiving a prank call from today FM DJs. The pair phoned impersonating the Queen seeking details about the condition of the Duchess of Cambridge. The NSW deputy Commissioner said the London metropolitan police didn't ask for any action to be taken but did want to discuss the issue. There has been a quest for assistance from the London metropolitan police to New South Wales Police through the Australian Federal Police. The quest has gone to the city central command which is the area where the today FM offices are, I have to stress it hasn't been indicated to us that an offence has been occurred, and they have not actually asked for anything yet. They have simply touched base, let us know of their interest. They will get back to us if they actually want something done. Nothing has been requested of us yesterday. Southern Cross Austereo says the radio hosts are being offered treatment from a psychologist. This is Jacintha Saldanha, described by colleagues as a first class nurse, will be greatly missed. And this is the man many are looking to for answers. The Chief executive of the radio station which broadcast the prank call that may have contributed to the apparent suicide of a devoted employee and mother. No-one could reasonably foresee what actually happened in this case. It's incredibly tragic. Every one of us are deeply saddened, we are incredibly sad for the family and that's the foe tus. At king Edward 7th hospital Jacintha Saldanha put the Australian presenter's call through to the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treatedCan you believe what has happened today. You know what they were the worst accents ever. The presenters bragged about their stunt. The nurse was apparently struggling to deal with her involvement. Flowers have been left outside the hospital accommodation where her body was found. Her family have paid tribute to her. TRANSLATION: I'll really miss her a lot. She was a good natured sister-in-law. I can't forget her she was so good, she was beautiful and she and her husband were great together.There's further pressure on the broadcaster following the publication of a strongly worded letter from the hospital's chairman. It was extremely foolish of your presenters, even to consider trying to lie their way through to one of our patients, he wrote. Let alone actually make the call. The immediate consequence of these premeditated and ill considered actions was the humiliation of two dedicated and caring nurses, who were simply doing their job tending to her patients, the longer term consequence has been reported around the world and is, frankly, tragic beyond words. Today FM's boss says the tragedy couldn't have been foresee, the station did nothing illegal all advertising has been suspended. He's dealing with a crisis as Jacintha Saldanha's family tries to deal with their grief.Sky News, Sydney.Support from these organisations is available for anyone who may be feeling distressed you can call these numbers:

The chaos on the streets of Egypt appears to have forced the President's hand, he's received last month's emergency decree giving up the Power that essentially placed him above the law. He insists next Saturday's referendum on a new constitution will go ahead as planned. The partial climb down came after the meeting. It followed a dire warning from the military that anything other than dialogue among the political parties would, " force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences. "But the bickering is likely to go on. Morsi needs to form a workable coalition. He's the Democrat chree elected president, sadly he's not acting as a president, he's acting as a representative of the of Muslim BrotherhoodThe the Muslim Brotherhood was wrecked by forces and the supreme leader called it criminal. What is happening in Egypt is not Egypt, he said.Street silence is both driving and inhibiting the political protest. (CROWD CHANTING)Opposition supporters have played virtual siege to the presidential palace and are threatening further unrest if the President doesn't back down. What can the opposition do about this? The opposition is helpless and is is divided and without a vision. That leaves the streets as the forum for what passes for political discourse and the army as referee.Authorities have resumed their search today for a surfer missing off the West Australian coast. Yesterday his friend died when the pair was swept out to sea.A search team is combing the southwest coast of WA looking for a 23 year-old surfer missing since yesterday. The young man was with a 29 year-old friend, both were swept out to sea in a strong rip. The 29 year-old was plucked from the water yesterday afternoon, despite attempts to revive him he died at the scene.The spare had been riding body boards at Redgate Beach just south of Margaret River at around 1.30. Police have described the conditions at the time as treacherous, a surf life saving spokesman said there was a small swell but strong rips, aircrafts, boats and jet skis have been involved in the search. Both men were tourists with the deceased believed to be in the US. Fire crews in Victoria are making progress as they work to contain an 800 hectare bushfire burning North of Melbourne. The CFA had to deal with difficult terrain in rough of conditions as they fought to bring the fire at Whitehead creek under control. We have it contained within a perimeter, we have active fire in that area in a blue gum plantation, so that's causing us some concerns. We are particularly interested in securing this fire today, because of predicted wind changes on Tuesday, Wednesday this coming week. ThePeople in the area are urged to remain vigilant.An I am prom tee roadside memorial has been held for the five people who died in a car accident on the Gold Coast. The car slammed into a vehicle parked on the side of the Pacific Highway at Coomera early yesterday morning. All five victims were aged between 17 and 20.A brother, a sibling of 10 brothers and sisters. He was only 18 he was taken away too young. It's hard to see his young brothers and sisters hurting.And Victorian police are also continuing their investigations into a fatal crash this weekend.Five people were killed when a car travelling the wrong way smashed head-on with another vehicle near Geelong much the threat of chemical weapons appears to be growing in Syria, new prove that those weapons may now be in the hands of both sides. Fighting has gripped the capital Damascus, Rebels are trying to take the airport, potentially huge logistically and symbolic blow to the Assad regime. A desperate Assad could use weapons and opponents of Serin gas, a deadly nerve agent. They say they would never use them against their own people. The forces are inflicting big losses on the disorganised Rebel fighters several of whom we met inside Syria yesterday recovering from battle in a makeshift hospital. They're young, Akmed is 17 and Abu Ali a 28 year-old father of three who lost his leg and finger in the fighting. He hoped to rejoin the fight with his prosthetic leg. Police on die alert in Belfast after a week of protests on restrictions on flying the Union Jack over City Hall. 3000 people took part in the recent protest. They brought Belfast to a stand still, loyalist protesters demanding that the union flag be flown from City Hall. With the Christmas markets suspended inside they burnt the Irish flag outside.Police say loyalist para mill trees are orchestrating the violence. There are two groups, the EFD and the UDA, they have moved from the stage of members fosably involved, in the riots, they are senior members of both organisations here actively involved in orchestrating some of this violence. The rally followed a week of disturbance s, trouble has flared in towns and cities across Northern Ireland. Loyalists blame social media sights. There is anger in the community. We have to deal with the language, we don't want to make things any worse. It's the people on the ground who are obviously angry, like myself, very angry about some of the decisions being made. The fury culminated in the issuing of a death threat against an MP whose party trabld a compromise on flags. The business community bore the brunt of the wrath, some of them forced to shut up shopVery disturbing for my business I've had to close at half past 3. People haven't come in especially the locals. This should have been the busiest shopping day of the year so far, the only shops doing a roaring trade were those selling flags. This street would usually be filled with Christmas shoppers, instead it's been taken over by protesters and by police attempting to keep the peace.It comes a day after Hillary Clinton visiting Belfast her appeal to an end to the unrest has fallen on deaf ears, peace among the politicians is one thing, peace among the people on the streets another. The United States is just three weeks away from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. There are fierce the combination of tax increases and deep spending cuts could put the brakes on the US economy. The stand off between the White House and Republicans shows no sign of letting up.In his Saturday weekly address president Obama signalled he is open to making cuts on programs like Medicare and Medicaid if Republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. I'm willing to find ways to bring down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and other Americans depending on it. I'm prepared to make spending cuts on top of the 1 trillion spending cuts I signed into law last week. His remarks came one day after the house leader said the talks were stalled. This isn't a progress report. There's no progress to report. His democratic counterpart nansy Palossi blamed Baner for the stalemate. They offered an empty letter, lacking in specifics. The state of negotiations 23 days before the deadline when federal income tax rates will revert to higher Clinton era levels, a 2% payroll tax cut will expire and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over 2 million Americans out of work for six months or more. On Friday Baner did not rule out a kprom miegs on a tax hike for top earnings between today's 35% rate and the Clinton era's 39.6%. A lot of things are possible to put the revenue the President seeks on the table. Back home, one of the key members of a panel charged with reviewing the goods and services tax says the states need to push for change or face significant revenue problems. Former NSW Premier Nick Greiner helped formulate the review and told Sky News those premiers want the structure of the GST reevaluating. Mr Greiner conceded it is plit kae difficult for the Federal government to broach and pressure must come from the states. The states have a fundamental public finance problem that will go on for five, sheven years, a long time. You've got the states over here who in fact have the Power to move this debate, but ultimately the Commonwealth, who is raising the money, both sides of politics Fahly say, " no, no, no intent at all." They judge it naturally to be political difficult. Sna the current rate of GST is levied at 10%, any changes might include increasing that rate or broadening the base of the tax to include more goods and services. This is news now. The top stories just ahead plus all the sport with Chris Roe including Sydney FC on track for a confidence-boosting win in the A-League. The battle for the surfing world Championship underwap at Pipe Line. -- under way.

The top stories, Southern Cross Austereo Holding an emergency board meeting this afternoon to consider what action to takeover the royal prank call crisis engulfing the Sydney radio station today FM. Egypt's President Morsi mores has abolished a decree giving him sweeping new powers. Authorities are searching for a 22 year-old bodyboarder missing after the West Australian coast. Yesterday his friend died when the pair were swept out to sea. Tomorrow's forecast, hot with showers and storms in the west, showers in the east.Sport now with Chris and not a great day for the golf. No, good day for flying a Kite, not for playing golf. Balls going in all directions, a disrupted final round at the Open are cruising along at the moment. Play was suspended with four hours on the lakes with heavy wind gust causing chaos and a television tower tumbling. Send send send dropped seven on the hole. That's over the 9th fairway way. You'd want to be looking out if you've in the crowd. If the round can't be completed by dark the players will be forced to return at 6.45 tomorrow morning. Let's hope the conditions are better. Frank Farina on track to win the first game in charge of Sydney FC, the Sky Blues are taking on the Phoenix in New Zealand and goals to Ryall and Grant sees them in frontA start for Jason Culina in Wellington, the Phoenix set about blunting his effectiveness, that didn't miss its mark. That did. With half an hour played the Phoenix went close, but Sydney hit the front just before half time. That's a great goal for Sydney, Seb Ryall scores on his return to the Hyundai A-League, he's delighted. The last night the Melbourne Heart downed the Glory one nil, McBreen the soul destroyer in the derby, he returned the Mariners to the top of the table.Free header, back of the net, second for the Mariners, second for Daniel McBreen. Earlier the Heart netted a match winner in the clash with Perth. Manchester United can ep up a 6 point buffer at the top of the English Premier League ladder if they can beat the rivals Manchester City. Draws between villa and stoke and Wigan and QPR:

With that wins in the last seven games in the Premier League Chelsea came out firing against Sunderland of theThat has laid down a marker, Fernando Torres gives Chelsea an early lead. The Spaniard had a double by the break converting from the penalty spot. He kept the shots coming in the second half.Torres, almost a hat-trick, but Chelsea extend their lead. Adam Johnson pinched one back for the Black Caps but a 3-1 win for Chelsea easing the pressure for the time being. Queens Park Rangers tackled Wigan, Ryan Nelson scored for the Hoops. It's a goal, Ryan NeilsonThen Sesay scores one. But celebrations were put on hold yet again as Wigan equalised 16 rounds and zero wins for QPR. Arsenal qualified for the next round but a top four finish this season appeared to be drifting away. That was until Teta put them in front against West Brom. Chris brunt didn't do his team mates any favours as he gave away another penalty in the second half.A 2-0 win lifting Arsenal for six at least for now. Scott Jackson, Sky News Sport. Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of the Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash clash. He's been suffering a tummy bug, the Scorchers and the Strikers wrap up the first round. Brad Haddin and Steve Smith helped to guide the Sydney Sixers to Victory over the local rivals. That gave test hopeful Usman Khawaja a chance to shine. His SCG cameo was short lived. He's given!The wicket sparking a Thunder collapse, skipper Chris Rogers next to go, followed by Martin Guptill. That is gone. He's missed it by a mile!Luke Feldman and Mitchell Starc doing the damage. Oh bowled him straight through, a full toss, he's been cleaned up. It took a while but the runs finally came late, Abbott and Carter lifting the runs to 143. Six to finish the innings clam LamMomentum all of a sudden with the visitors. Edged and gone! So the big wicket an early break from David Warner goes for a duck. The Sixers hit back in style. Look out, that's gone for six straight down the ground. 39 from Maddinson, Smith and Haddin continuing the assault. That was just a gift.Yep, the big fella there. Haddin leading the way with a half-century.It swung away, this is going to go all the way. Way, way back.50 for Haddin. The Sixers kicking off of their title defence with a crushing seven-wicket win. Jaimee Mitchell, Sky News, sport. England has a 2-1 series lead heading into the final test in India. They won in Eden garden with the match wrapped up an hour into day five. India claimed a wicket in the second over. Needing 41 for Victory, there was an early stumble. A big shout, it's given!They recovered from three for eight would you believe to comfortably hit the winning runs, the fourth test begins in Nagpur on Thursday. The Billabong Masters are under way where Parkinson and Mick Fanning will be battling for surfing's world crown. They've been seeded straight through to round three and mark kin son needs to be seeded higher and Mick Fanning is relying on the others to make mistake. Plenty of thrills and spills in the opening couple of rounds. Plenty happening this afternoon. The golf continuing, they are making golfers like me look good, I play in calm conditions and do just as badly. They may be there earlier in the morning to finish off the round. Not a great day for golf. Tomorrow's forecast, hot with showers and storms in the North and west, showers in the east.This is news now, and the top stories are just ahead. Plus a new lease on life for the world's only binding pact on kerbing greenhouse gas emissions.

This hour's top stories, Southern Cross Austereo to hold an emergency board meeting this afternoon over the royal prank call cry ses engulfing Sydney radio station 2Day FM. Violent protests across Egypt after President Morsi mores a nuls a decree he issued last month expanding his powers. Grave fierce held for the safety of a 22 year-old bodyboarder missing off the southwest coast of WA. The weather for tomorrow, hot with showers and storms in the North and west, showers in the east. Southern Cross Austereo is Holding an emergency board meeting this afternoon to consider what action to takeover the royal prank call crisis engulfing Sydney radio station 2Day FM. It comes as New South Wales Police say they've been contacted by London police about the prank call which has been link today a nurse's death. 46 year-old Jacintha Saldanha is suspected taking her own lifl after receiving prank call from deJs Mel agreeing h Greig and Dan Christian son. They called impersonating the Queen seeking details about the Duchess of Cambridge. The police didn't ask for any action to be taken but wanted to discuss the issue.There has been a quest for assistance from the London metropolitan police to New South Wales Police through the Australian Federal Police. The quest has gone to the city central command, which is the area where the 2Day FM offices are, I have to stress it hasn't been indicated to us that an offence has been occurred, and they have not actually asked for anything yet. They have touched base, let us know of their interest, they will get back to us if they actually want something done. Nothing has been requested of us yesterday. Southern Cross Austereo said the radio hosts are being offered treatment from a psychologist. Prank calls have long been a feature of radio programs, how far did the call made to the Duchess's hospital step over the line, one man behind plenty of pranks on the radio believes this tragedy will be the end of the wind up phone call. Over the decades the radio windup has claimed countless victims, celebrity and status count for little when a DJ has come coming. You've made one or two calls in your time? ? One or two. Would you have made this one? I probably would. He's made a whole career of it, his show got through to Toni blare. This case is unpress unprecedentedThere will be huge fallout, it will be the death of the windup phone call. How wary are you of the rules when you're making the prank call or thinking of the ratings value? You are thinking of the ratings and entertainment value, the rules have changed, when you do a windup phone call you have to get written permission not just written permission, from the person you're winding up before you can play it on the air. The rules here are similar to those in Australia. Governing the likes of 2Day FM. It looks as if they probably did break the Australian rules. What they were guilty of is not looking past the idea of mocking the Royal family which they would obviously see as fair game and completely looked through anyone else who might be involved. If this is culpability it is in that area. hello...Most wind up calls end well. One of Steve Penk's victim enjoyed it so much the call was played at his funeral. You work at a public library and you're stealing books. Who are you? I beg your pardon? I said put it in writing. The irate man was Ronny Buckley. The irate man's family has given them permission to play the call. This is Steve Penk. There are hundreds of calls of people like that and of similar aged, people have asked for their father to be wound up. Could have a heart attack, it could have been me. A thought shared by many who push the boundaries in radio. Sky News. Support from these organisations is available for anyone who may be feeling distressed:

The chaos on the streets of Egypt have # Pearce to have forced the president's hand. He's revoked last month's emergency decree giving up the Power that essentially placed him above the law. But he insists next Saturday's referendum on a new constitution will go ahead as planned.This came after a day long meeting that came from all parties. He followed a dire warning from the military that anything other than dialogue among the political parties would, " force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences, " but the bicker is likely to go on. Morsi needs to form a workable coalition. He's the Democrat chree elected president, sadly he's not acting as a president, he's acting as a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood's head office was wrecked by forces an act called criminal. TRANSLATION: What is happening in Egypt is not Egypt. Street violence is driving and inhibiting the political process. (CROWD CHANTING). Opposition supporters have played virtual siege to the presidential palace and threatening further unrest if the President doesn't back down. What can the opposition do about this? It is helpless, divided and without a vision. That leaves the streets as a forum for what passes for political discourse and the army as referee. Authorities have resumed their search today for a surfer missing off the Western Australian coast. Yesterday his friend died when the pair was swept out to sea.A search team is combing the southwest coast of WA looking for a 23 year-old surfer missing since yesterday.The young man was with a 29 year-old friend, both were swept out to sea in a strong rip. The 29 year-old was plucked from the water yesterday afternoon despite attempts to revive him he died at the scene.The pair had been riding body boards at Redgate Beach just south of Margaret River at around 1.30. Police have described the conditions at the time as treacherous. A surf life saving spokesman said there was a small swell but strong rips, aircrafts, boats and jet skis are involved in the search. It is understood both men were tourists with the deceased believed to be from the US. Fire crews in Victoria are making progress as they work to contain an 800 hectare bushfire burning North of Melbourne. The CFA had to deal with difficult terrain and tough conditions as they fought to bring the fire at Whitehead's creek under control. We have effectively got it contained within a perimeter, active fire within that area in a blue gum plantation, so that's causing us some concerns. We are particularly interested in securing this fire today, because of predicted wind changes on Tuesday, Wednesday this coming week. People in the area are urged to remain vigilant. The asylum seeker issue looks set to be a dominating election issue with the coalition vow is not to rest until the boats stop. The shadow immigration Minister maintains turning back the boats reintroducing temporary protection visas and offshore processing will act as a stronger deterrent. But Scott Morrison concedes the coalition will have to go even further to stem the flow of arrivals if they are to win government. Mr Morrison told Sky News he will announce even more policy measures before the next election that will take on a more regional approach.It's worse than it was over 10 years ago when we last dealt with this problem. Already our policies go further than we did when they were last in government. They already do that. We have already announced additional measures. I don't doubt that over the next nine months when we find out how bad this mess is, it has never been this bad, that our resolve is going to s to be even stronger, our policy measures are going to have to go further. Another boat carrying 110 asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities as early as Wednesday.The civil Waugh in Syria may be approaching a turning point. Rebels are threatening the Damascus airport. The Rebels' life line to its few remaining allies. The outskirts of Damascus have become a battle ground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. Syrian Rebels say they are closing in on the capital street by street. Now within their sights is their biggest target, the Damascus international airport about 12 miles southeast of the city. Heavy bombardment was reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. Rebel leaders call the airport a legitimate target giving a stark warning to the regime and outside travellers to avoid it at all costs. Fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week, some airlines have already stopped all together. A Rebel takeover of the airport would cutoff weapons supplies from regime allies like Iran says Andrew Tabler of The Institute of meddle eastern poll he is. Run ways like these Jets from Iran land, carrying sophisticated weapons, knocking that location out will allow the Rebels to begin their push towards Damascus without the threat of replying the Iranians. That makes it too valuable for forces loyal to president Assad to give us without/fight. The battle for Damascus and the airport might prove to be the Blighiest in 20 months of Syria's brutal civil law. The UN climate conference in Doha has agreed to extend the Kyoto protocol which restricts plugs and excludes China and India and excludes the United States that refuses to ratify it. Two weeks of wrangling and despite objections from Russia. The leader of Hamas has been greeted by a crowd of 200000 in a rally at Gazza city. Khaled Meshaal said he would never recognise Israel. The rally marked 25 years since the founding of Hamas. It is the leader's first visit to the territories in more than three decades. Pakistan's president has visited the 15 year-old school girl whose been treated in Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban. A private meeting happened between the girl and himself in the hospital. He described her as a remarkable girl and a credit to Pakistan. Heavy rain has hit storm battered Philippines as tile fon Bopha returned days after slamming into the south of the country and giving 1400 people dead or missing. The typhoon has weakened but still causing downpours in the North. Authorities are anticipating flash floods and landslides in low lying areas. 178000 people are still huddled in crowded government evacuation centres, after their homes were destroyed.This is news now. The top stories are just ahead, plus all the sport with Chris Roe including Sydney FC claiming a confidence-boosting win in the A-League. And the Sydney Sixers looking good in the Big Bash League.

The top stories, Southern Cross Austereo Holding an emergency board meeting considering what action to takeover the prank call cry ses with 2Day FM. Egypt's President Morsi mores has abolished a decree granting him sweeping new powers. Authorities are searching for a 22 year-old bodyboarder missing off the Western Australian coast. His friend died yesterday after being swept out to sea. Showers and storms in the North and west, showers in the east. Looters have hit at least one tornado damaged home in northwest Auckland. Civil defence confirmed 20 houses may have to be demolished after Thursday's fatal tornado, looters managed to get inside the cordon posing as contractors.This is one of many residents left homeless follow the tornado, she was at home when it hit taking the roof with it. I was standing there, the whole thing blue off my head. There was a skylight that wasn't there last week and her home may have to be dem mol lirnd. I pretty much knew it was going to be dem mol lirbd. The water was pouring down. I just new. Civil defence confirmed up to 22 homes may have to be demolished and this could be one of them. There was 22 unlikely to be inhabitable again, seriously damaged, they will need extensive repair, depend on the insurers or the owners of them. Demolition isn't the only worry, there are fierce of looters roaming the area. Civil defence has told 3News there's been one confirmed robbery in the cordon, one resident moving his furniture from inside his home asked 3News not to film for fear of attracting looters. They got through the cordon posing as contractors. At the end of the day we're alive. What matters I can still annoy him for many years hopefully, hopefully no more tornadoes, I told him your tore made doe did not work, I'm still here. It's on the camera. There are hopes looters won't be there in the coming nights with the Defence Force and civil defence patrolling the area.Time for the sport now, and not a great day for the golf. I don't think you'd want to be out there. A few people out watching which is surprising, wild conditions and the players are battling on during the final round of the Australian Open at the lakes. Send send send holds a two stroke -- John sendon holds a two stroke lead. A TV tower tumbled in a brutal start to the final round, play suspended for more than 3 hours as heavy wind gusts battled the lakes. John sendon teed off 3 pm local time it wasn't pretty. That is wild. A double bogey on the opening hole immediately handing Justin rose a share of the lead as the conditions remain difficult. It hasn't eased up at all. Senior put himself into contention. A 3 putt on the third saw Justin rose drift back.Frank Farina has won his first game in charge of Sydney FC in the A-Leaguement the Sky Blues did it the hard way in Wellington with the Phoenix charging back into the match in dramatic circumstances. A start for Jason Culina, the Phoenix set about blunting his effectiveness, this didn't miss the mark this did. With half an hour played the Phoenix went close. Ball on the volley!Sydney hit the front just before half time. It's a great goal for Sydney, Seb Ryall scores on his return to the A-League, he's delighted. The Sky Blues doubled their advantage after the break. Is it the killer goal? The final 10 minutes were chaotic, the Phoenix went close then gained further momentum. Terry McFlynn picked up a second yellow card was sent off for a hand ball. Aaron Griffiths gave away a penalty with minutes remaining. Sydney some how Holding on to win 2-1. Brockie, what a save!Sky News Sport. Manchester United can open up a six-point buffer at the top of the Premier League if they can beat rivals Manchester City: .

With no wins from their last seven games in the Premier League Chelsea came out firing against Sunderland. Torres arrives. That has lald down a marker. Fernando Torres gafs Chelsea on early lead. A - converting from the penalty spot. He kept the shots coming in the second half. Torres, almost a hat-trick. Chelsea extend their lead. Adam Johnson pinched one back for the Black Caps, a 3-1 win for Chelsea easing the pressure for the time being. At the bottom of the ladder Queens Park Rangers tackled Wigan, Ryan Nelson scored for the Hoops, then Sesay put them in front. Here he is!But celebrations were put on hold yet again as Wigan equalised, 16 rounds, zero wins for QPR. Arsenal had qualified for the next round of the champion's league during the week, a top four finish this season appeared to be drifting away. That was until Teta put them in front against West Brom. Chris brunt didn't do his team mates any favours, giving away another penalty in the second half. A 2-1 win lifting Arsenal to sixth at least for now. Scott Jackson, Sky News, sport. Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of the Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash clash against the Brisbane Heat, he has a tummy bug. The Scorchers and the Strikers will wrap up the first round in Perth. Brad Haddin last night scored at the SCG where the Sixers beat the Thunder in the derby. David Warner was dismissed for a duck. Haddin belted a six off his very first ball before doing the same to bring up his half-century. This is going to go all the way. Way, way back.50 for Haddin.The Sixers have now won 12 straight T20 matches. England's beaten India by seven wickets in the third test at Eden Gardens, the Victory gives the tourists a 2-1 series lead heading into the final pest at Nagpur. India's innings was wrapped up in the second over of the day. They set England 41 for Victory, the tourists bounced back to claim a fom courtable win. At one stage they were thee for eight. The Wildcats staged a come back to beat the 36ers. Perth trailed until the final minute forcing the match into over time. The Wildcats initially struggled to keep pace with the 36ers, trailing by eight at half time. They fought their way back at half time. Kevin Lish delivered. That's a tough three!With the match heading into over time both teams went into over drive, but Lish had the final word, Perth edging ahead and winning that match by six.That's all the sport for now. A full wrap of everything that is happening today coming up in sports line at 10.30 pm and Paul Wade former Socceroos captain in to look back at sport. A bit of a change of pace, a Japanese aquarium has taken a new slant on Santa's little helpers, dressing up a flock of pen begins. The pen begins are suited to waddling along than wrapping presents. They starred at night turning on the zoo's Christmas lights. -- Penquins. Time for tomorrow's forecast. Hot with showers and storms in the North and west, showers in the east. Sky News National is coming up next with top stories of the day including authorities searching for a 2 # year-old bodyboarder missing off the West Australian coast.

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