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SYDNEY -- Greyhound racing will be shut down in the Australian state of New South Wales from July 2017 after a state parliamentary inquiry found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty. Daniel Murphy Jersey .The inquirys report, released Thursday, found between 48,000 and 68,000 greyhounds were killed in the state in the past 12 years because they were deemed uncompetitive.It also found up to 20 percent of trainers had engaged in live baiting -- feeding live animals to the dogs -- and that on average 180 greyhounds a year suffered critical injuries during races.The inquiry was launched last year following reports of live baiting and mass killings in the greyhound industry.State Premier Mike Baird said in response to widespread illegal and unconscionable activity ... I can today announce an end to greyhound racing.Baird said his government, the first state administration to ban greyhound racing in the country, would announce detailed plans for the shutdown later this year following consultation with the industry and animal welfare organizations.He said the move would include a welfare plan for existing greyhounds, including opportunities for re-homing, a transition arrangement for existing Greyhound Racing NSW assets, including race tracks to ensure they are used as open public space.Baird said the state would be following many jurisdictions across the United States and the world which have banned greyhound racing to protect animal welfare.Greyhound trainer Bob Whitelaw, from the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, said he was devastated by the news.I can assure you that the industry will fight this to the finish. I have got no doubt, he said.But Baird said his government was left with no acceptable course of action except to close this industry down.In Queensland, animal welfare groups immediately called for a similar ban in that state.Greyhound racing is also banned in 38 U.S. states, and in South Africa and Italy, according to Australias Fairfax Media. Wholesale Nationals Jerseys . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. Trea Turner Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. VAL GARDENA, Italy -- Max Franz stunned the field to win a World Cup downhill Saturday, ending Austrias 13-race drought in skiings signature event with his first career victory.Starting with the No. 26 bib after all of the favorites had already come down the Saslong course, Franz finished a slim 0.04 seconds ahead of Norwegian standout Aksel Lund Svindal and 0.41 in front of Val Gardena specialist Steven Nyman.The previous Austrian man to win a downhill was Hannes Reichelt in Kvitfjell, Norway, in March last year.Austria, once known as the sports Wunderteam for producing downhillers like Franz Klammer, Stephan Eberharter, Hermann Maier and Michael Walchhofer, didnt win a single downhill all of last season.Its a big relief, Franz said. We knew that all we needed was a little something and then the pressure would let up and now we can all ski without this external pressure.Matthias Mayer of Austria won the downhill at the 2014 Sochi Olympics but he had his season cut short last year with a horrific crash in Val Gardena, breaking two vertebrae. Having returned to action earlier this season, Mayer finished 17th Saturday.Franz also had injury problems last season, missing several races due to knee and ankle problems.Of course its an individual sport but this is going to help the entire team, Franz said in German through a translator.The 27-year-old Franzs previous best results were two runner-ups and one third-place.Svindal was already being interviewed as the presumed winner when Franz came down and made up a deficit in the final interval.Upon seeing his result, Franz whipped his poles around wildly while Svindal took his hat off and Nyman applauded.Svindal swept both the super-G and downhill in Val Gardena last season and was looking for his first victory since missing much of last season following a crash and kknee injury in Kitzbuehel. Stephen Strasburg Jersey. Nyman, meanwhile, needed one more win to match Klammer and Italian standout Kristian Ghedina for a record fourth downhill win in Val Gardena.The highlights of the Saslong are the camel bumps, which launch skiers into the air for nearly 80 meters (90 yards), and the twisty and technical ciaslat section -- two areas that come right after another midway down. There are also numerous little bumps and jumps, providing constant air time.Svindal made a major error midway through his run, landing a jump far outside the race line, prompting him to brake to clear the next gate.You dont win races with mistakes, Svindal said. The other guys are too fast. ... I knew it wasnt really perfect.Nyman also struggled, sitting down on his skis while landing the bigger camel jump. Still, the American was able to regain his speed.I was just telling myself, `You got to keep pushing. The first thing in my mind was that the knees didnt pop so things are OK. Lets keep going, keep charging. Lets go, lets go, lets go, Nyman saidAll three of Nymans wins have come in Val Gardena.I cant not be happy about a podium, Nyman said. Im really happy to perform the way I did with a mistake.Adrien Theaux of France finished fourth and 2013 winner Erik Guay of Canada was fifth.In a strong day for the U.S. Ski Team, Travis Ganong came seventh and Bryce Bennett was eighth.Kjetil Jansrud, the Norwegian who had won the opening three speed races of the season -- including Fridays super-G on the Saslong, was only 12th.The men travel over the Gardena pass into Alta Badia for a giant slalom and a parallel slalom Sunday and Monday, respectively.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '