This modern Kallangur townhouse was great vaule for money

first_img37/34 Duffield Road, KallangurShe said one and two-bedroom townhouses and units in the area were ideal for buyers with a low budget.“It’s not everyone’s cup of tea because of the size (but) they’re a good little investment as well,” Mrs Burke said.She said it was rare that they sold for less than $300,000 but there were still bargains to be found like the Duffield Rd property.According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for an apartment in Kallangur was $290,000. 37/34 Duffield Road, KallangurA MODERN one-bedroom townhouse in Kallangur has sold for $180,000.David Deane Real Estate sales consultant Lee-Ann Burke said smaller properties were often difficult to sell but the one at 37/34 Duffield Rd was snapped up a month after being listed on the market.It was the cheapest sale in the Moreton Realestate area within the past two weeks.Mrs Burke said it sold for such a low price because it was only a one-bedroom home.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019However, she said the location was ideal, with public transport and shops close by.“It’s a cracker location,” Mrs Burke said.last_img read more

Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals

first_imgA dramatic late Ross Moriarty try booked Wales a World Cup semi-final place at the expense of 14-man France as Warren Gatland’s side came from behind to win 20-19 in Oita.France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina was sent off after 48 minutes for a blatant elbow on Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright in a decisive moment.France were leading 19-10 at the time and Wales scored 10 unanswered points.Gatland’s side play South Africa next Sunday in Yokohama.Wales overcame the loss of centre Jonathan Davies just before kick-off to reach a third World Cup semi-final to follow their exploits of 1987 and 2011.Vahaamahina, Charles Ollivon, and the brilliant Virimi Vakatawa scored France tries in a relentless first-half display, while Wales responded through Wainwright and Moriarty tries and 10 points from Dan Biggar’s boot.France won the only other previous World Cup meeting between the two nations in the 2011 semi-final when then Wales skipper Sam Warburton was red-carded.This time it was a French sending off that proved pivotal.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Catch or No Catch: NFL loses star player and person in Luck

first_imgThis should’ve been the biggest story in football yesterday, but it wasn’t — not by a longshot. In fact, what should have been the most hopeful and celebratory day for the sport was derailed by devastating news. The early retirement of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck dominated the weekend’s headlines, and for good reason. Either way, Luck’s retirement comes as a huge blow for fans who have loved watching him play with the pure passion and joy that he brought every weekend since his days at Stanford. For players, he was exactly the kind of guy you want to play with: smart, tough, kind and deeply empathetic. In fact, he was well-known throughout the league for his tendency to congratulate opposing players after they tackled him or picked him off. That’s how much he loved the game and the people who played it. This was the fate Luck was destined for — that is, until ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the news of his retirement on Twitter during the Colts’ preseason game Saturday night. Soon after, some confused and angry Colts fans at Indy’s Lucas Oil Field booed Luck as he walked off the field. A few minutes later, with tears in his eyes, Luck officially announced his retirement in an emotional postgame press conference, citing mental wear and tear from constant injury and rehab.  Since Calvin Johnson’s shocking retirement in 2016, no player has left the game in the prime of his career, especially not at Luck’s position or caliber. By all indications, Luck was a player at the top of his game — a true team leader who seemed capable of leading Indy to its first Super Bowl victory in over 12 years.  The most cynical of football fans will argue that Luck will be fine. After all, he’s got a degree in architectural design from Stanford and nearly $100 million in on-field earnings from his seven years with the Colts. Hell, who knows, he could come back in two years and take over for a freshly-retired Tom Brady in New England. Or he could sign the biggest deal in history with the upstart XFL, of which his father is the commissioner. He can’t really be done — can he? Luck, 29, was one of the sport’s brightest young stars and a consensus top-five player at football’s most important position. He’s less than a year removed from leading the Colts back to the playoffs after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a shoulder injury. In fact, it was only a few months ago that Luck picked up his fourth Pro Bowl appearance and was voted AP’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Luck was also voted by his fellow players as the 20th best player in the league last season, according to NFL Network’s annual poll.  This is an obvious concern for the NFL. Luck’s situation is an omen in a league and sport where the question of long-term viability is increasingly prevalent in the minds of players, team personnel and league executives. And while the sport’s long-term physical consequences are well-documented in recent years, this is one of the first instances of a Pro Bowl-caliber player blindsiding the football world with his retirement.center_img Matthew Philips is a senior writing about football. He is also a former lifestyle editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Catch or No Catch,” runs every other Tuesday. He most likely is, and good for him. Not many of us have the courage to walk away from something we love, especially something that’s defined us for most of our lives. He’s paid his dues, and he’s reaped the consequences of an illustrious, if unexpectedly short, career in the NFL.  Saturday ushered in a long-anticipated college football season with a marquee matchup between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators. The Gators, ranked No. 8 to start the year, pulled out a narrow victory in a back-and-forth contest in the highest-rated regular season game on ESPN in three years.  That joy is gone, or at least diminished to the extent that he decided to retire, and that’s a terrifying prospect for a dangerous sport built on passion.  Luck has battled injuries for the better part of his career. He missed over 25 games in three seasons before his comeback last year. Players from around the league, like Richard Sherman and J.J. Watt, have expressed their support for his decision. He’s a tough, well-respected man and player, despite what your weird, couch-sitting, never-played-a-day-in-his-life neighbor might say about Luck’s fortitude. last_img read more

Andre Ethier’s ground ball, David Freese’s throwing error give Dodgers 5-4 victory over Angels

first_imgIt wasn’t surprising that much of the pre-game talk ahead of Game 2 of the Freeway Series centered on Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Mike Trout of the Angels. This is Trout’s fourth major-league season — third full one — yet he had never faced Kershaw during a regular-season game prior to Tuesday.“He’s got dominant stuff, and it’s going to be fun,” Trout said before the first pitch.The Angels and Trout were up to the challenge early and got to Kershaw for three runs over the first three innings. But Kershaw gave up nothing else. His ability to buckle down paid dividends when now seldom-used Andre Ethier hit a ground ball to Angels third baseman David Freese in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Kevin Jepsen. With one out and runners at first and third and the infield in, Freese threw a bit wide to catcher Chris Iannetta, who could not handle the throw, and Juan Uribe scored to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory before 53,051 at Dodger Stadium. Freese was given an error on the play.Uribe, who had singled and went to third on a hit-and-run single by A.J. Ellis, also hit a three-run home run in the second inning.The first-place Dodgers (64-50) picked up a game on the Giants and now lead them by 2 1/2 games in the NL West. The Angels (67-45) fell two games behind Oakland in the AL West.Kenley Jansen (2-3) was filthy in striking out the side in the top of the ninth to earn the victory.Even though Ethier’s bat produced nothing more than a bouncing ball that was not properly handled, manager Don Mattingly praised Ethier for putting the ball in play against a tough nut like Jepsen, who came in with an ERA of 1.75, and for acting professionally after being demoted to the bench recently. “Hopefully, we’ve thrown all the egos out the door and just trying to win games in a pennant race, so it was good to see him come through,” Mattingly said of Ethier, who had only six at-bats this month before Tuesday and lots of DNPs since the third week of July.Said Ethier: “It’s a matter of putting a good quality swing on the ball. You can see what happens when, sometimes, you just put the ball in play.”“It went off my glove,” Iannetta said of the throw by Freese. “You want to make sure you’re not blocking the plate before the play’s even made. The throw pulled me in.”Kershaw tossed seven innings and gave up three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out seven and walked two while throwing 104 pitches. Though he was roughed up early, he did not allow a hit over his final four innings of work.Iannetta had a two-run double off him in the second and Albert Pujols had an RBI double in the third that scored Trout. When Kershaw left he was in line for the victory, but Brian Wilson gave up a home run to Pujols in the eighth inning that tied the game. It was No. 513 in Pujols’ career, and put him alone in 21st place all-time; he was tied with Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews. As for the Trout-Kershaw matchup, Trout went 2 for 3. He had an infield single in the first inning, a double leading off the third and struck out looking in the fifth. Kershaw, however, refused to speak about that matchup.“I’m not going to talk about individual at-bats,” he said. “I mean, he’s a great hitter and he got two hits tonight, so tip your cap.”Trout had no problem talking about Kershaw, though.“I love watching guys like that,” he said. “He battled through the first couple innings. He still went seven strong. My first at-bat, after I saw that curveball, I was glad I took it. It was pretty filthy. I was seeing pitches my first at-bat. Second at-bat, I was being aggressive. The third at-bat, he just painted me. It was pretty cool facing him.”The Dodgers also got a gift run in the sixth, thanks in part to a throwing error by Freese and one by Iannetta for a 4-3 lead. Hector Santiago started for the Angels. He went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits while striking out two and walking three. He threw 94 pitches.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more