AFL BAN FOR FEMALE FOOTY PLAYER
A female footy player in SA has been given a 6 week ban after she filled in for a local men's team. It's against AFL rules for women to play in a men's league, but it's an issue that's got lots of people talking.
Casey's pretty good at footy. So good she won her league's best and fairest last season. And a couple of weeks ago, she put her boots on for the the Padthaway Lions, the local men's side.
Her debut made history. No woman had done it before.
But it's also just landed her a 6 week ban from the women's comp next season.
The South Australian National Football League says women aren't allowed to play in a men's comp after the age of 14..
And because she was unregistered, she wouldn't be have been covered by insurance if something went wrong.
But it's stirred up a bit of debate. Some say the penalty's too harsh, and that women should be allowed to compete alongside men, if they want to.
UNICORN RAFT RESCUE
A water rescue team in the US has saved a unicorn raft! The quirky raft had an eight year old boy on board, when a gust of wind blew it nearly 800 metres out to sea.
The rescue team used their own "non-unicorn shaped" raft to reach the boy, and brought him safely back to shore!
STRESSED OUT DOGS
Is your little ball of fur looking a bit stressed out? It might be because you are.
A new study's found dog owners experiencing long term stress can transfer it to their dogs.
Swedish researchers compared hair follicles between dogs and their owners.
It found they had similar patterns of cortisol levels, a chemical released when you're stressed.
It's an Ash Barty Party in Paris! Thanks to her win against Madison Keys she's through to the semi-finals at the French Open for the first time ever!
Barty is now the highest ranked player left in the comp, and is hoping to become the first Aussie in 46 years to win!
AUSTRALIAN WINS ITS SECOND WORLD CUP MATCH
Australia's won its second world cup match, beating the West Indies by 15 runs.
But it was a tight one. Australia got off to a pretty bad start. Some solid batting from Steve Smith & Nathan Coulter-Nile helped Australia get back in the game, and Mitch Starc helped finish off the Windies with 5 big wickets.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
The Matildas are gearing up for the Women’s World Cup, which kicks off in Paris today!
Some reckon this is the strongest team Australia's ever sent to a world cup, and they'll be hoping for a win in their opener against Italy on Sunday night!
This weekend is the Canadian Grand Prix, and these F1 drivers are preparing with. Lumberjacking, bet you didn't see that coming!
Drivers Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat headed into the wilderness ahead of the competition.
Apparently hacking into wood is good for stress relief and strength conditioning.
TINY JAGUAR BABY
This black Jaguar cub was born at a zoo in Mexico. BLACK jaguars, also known as panthers in some countries are super rare, only around 600 of them exist in the wild.
And if you're thinking what other kind of jaguar is there? The more common type is actually spotted like a leopard! Who knew!
This little boy jag is going well so far, and conservationists say his birth gives hope to his species.
HYENA GETS A BATH
At this zoo in California, keepers have been saying Happy Birthday to Harley the Hyena!
And what better way to spend your big day if you're a terrifyingly fast carnivore, than having a bath?
Hyenas in the wild often go for a dip to catch their fleeing prey, but Harley seems to be more focused on leisure than lunch.
ANIMAL BEST FRIENDS
And check out these adorable little besties! This is Wally the wombat and Buggy the Joey.
They're both orphans that were rescued by a family in regional New South Wales. They've been living on this farm together ever since, and once Wally waddles himself in, they often spend days cuddled up asleep in all sorts of places!
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