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‘A dream come true’: refugees Deng and Mabil make Socceroos debuts together

Childhood friends whose families fled conflict in Sudan represent Australia for first time against Kuwait From their early years in Kenya, to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have plenty of history in common. And in the unlikely location of Kuwait City, the pair of South Sudanese refugees ...

Egypt keeper, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt’s backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team’s final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on June 25. ...

France vs Australia: Technology favours French as VAR history is made at World Cup 2018

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the ...

Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder

Mohamed Salah’s injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat is “serious” according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt are confident he will be fit for the World Cup. Salah left the pitch in tears after being pulled down by Real captain Sergio Ramos in the Reds’ 3-1 defeat. “It’s a really serious injury,” said Klopp. “He is in the hospital for an ...

World Indoor Athletics Championships: Christian Coleman wins 60m gold

American Christian Coleman set a championship record as he claimed gold over 60m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham. The 21-year-old, who set a world record of 6.34 seconds in February, led from the start in the final, clocking 6.37. He saw off China’s Su Bingtian (6.42), with USA’s Ronnie Baker third (6.44), but Britain’s CJ Ujah was ...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique ‘thrilled’ to create World Cup of Tennis

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said he is excited to be the driving force behind International Tennis Federation (ITF) plans to revamp the Davis Cup. Pique’s company, Kosmos, will invest $3 billion into the sport over the next 25 years to not just help transform the Davis Cup into the World Cup of Tennis, but also to help develop the game ...

Australia cruise into tri-series final

The scorecard: England 7-137 (Buttler 46, Richardson 3-33) lost to Australia 3-138 (Maxwell 39, Short 36*, Lynn 31) by seven wicket with 33 balls to spare. The match in a tweet: Mighty Maxwell repeats dose after bowlers once again strangle England, as Aussies book spot in tri-series final #AUSvENG The hero: Once again, it was Glenn Maxwell who took the game by the ...

Australia v England: Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. ...

Australian Hanmudo students achieved higher ranks

A Number of Australian Hanmudo students achieved higher ranks (Black Belt, 1st Dan Black Belt, 2nd Dan Black Belt and 3rd Dan Black Belt) during the recent visit of the Grandmaster Dr He-Young Kimm the Founder of Han Mu Do to Sydney late August. Australian Hanmudo members trained a few years preparing for this test. Even though it was stressful ...

RLWC2017 ROUND 3 WRAP AND UPDATED TABLES

England will play Papua New Guinea at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium next Sunday after both nations secured their quarter-final spots with big wins as the Rugby League World Cup pool games came to an exciting conclusion on the weekend. England’s 36-6 defeat of France also confirmed an historic quarter-final berth for Lebanon as the third-placed team in Pool B, while the ...