- Lachie Henderson makes groundbreaking move from Carlton to Geelong
- Jamie Whincup denies he is 'arrogant prick who doesn't listen to his team'
- More pain for Jürgen Klinsmann as listless USA slump to another loss
- Australia's Kane Douglas ready to face Scotland, the nation he could have represented | John Davidson
- Chicago Cubs make history at Wrigley Field to clinch NLDS against Cardinals
- Henderson first AFL player to be traded for future draft pick
- Deal continues busy start to trade period for Geelong
Key-position player Lachie Henderson has become the first AFL player to be traded for a future pick after being granted his wish to move from Carlton to Geelong.
Henderson, 25, was exchanged for the Cats’ first selection in the 2016 national draft – a deal sealed after Geelong gave up their opening two picks in this year’s draft to secure champion midfielder Patrick Dangerfield from Adelaide.Continue reading...
- Whincup criticised for ignoring team orders at Bathurst 1000
- ‘It was just a communication breakdown,’ says champion driver
Six-time V8 champion Jamie Whincup has accepted criticism for making mistakes during his latest Bathurst controversy, but denies he is arrogant and defies team orders.
Whincup, who ran out of fuel on the final lap last year while leading after ignoring crew requests to return to the pit, courted more controversy at the weekend when he passed a safety car which led to him being penalised and relegated in the field.Continue reading...
- Howard makes first appearance for USA in 15 months
- Joel Campbell’s goal makes the difference for Ticos
Tim Howard made his first appearance in goal for the United States in 15 months and was unable to stop the Americans’ slide.
Joel Campbell scored in the 70th minute, and Costa Rica beat the listless US 1-0 in an exhibition Tuesday night.Continue reading...
Australia's Kane Douglas ready to face Scotland, the nation he could have represented | John Davidson
The Wallaby who hails from NSW’s ‘Scottish Town’ comes face-to-face with the country of his ancestors, Scotland, in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Australia’s grinding victory over Wales to seal top spot in Pool A and Scotland’s second place Pool B finish sets up a re-run of the 2003 quarter-final, when the then World Cup hosts defeated their British rivals 33-16 in Brisbane. Surprisingly that is the only time these two countries have met in the eight World Cups held since 1987. It’s also a clash that holds special significance for one Wallabies player in particular.
A day after hitting a postseason-record six homers, the Cubs hammered their way into NLCS by taking the best-of-five set before a rollicking crowd
The Chicago Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, getting home runs from Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in beating the St Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games.
A day after hitting a postseason-record six homers, the Cubs hammered their way into the NL Championship Series by taking the best-of-five set before a rollicking crowd.Continue reading...
• Jonathan Sexton doubtful for World Cup quarter-final with adductor strain
Ireland, a country yet to make a World Cup semi-final, will attempt to break their duck minus four key players and possibly a fifth after it was confirmed on Tuesday that Paul O’Connell’s tournament and Test career were over, that Sean O’Brien had been banned for a week and that a decision on Jonathan Sexton’s fitness could be delayed until just before kick-off against Argentina on Sunday.Continue reading...
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Jürgen Klinsmann’s team take on Costa Rica in a friendly at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Kick off is 6.30pm ET – follow it live with Bryan Graham
Here’s a look at today’s teams. In goal for the United States is Tim Howard, who is making his first appearance for the national team since last year’s loss to Belgium in the World Cup last 16.
Hello and welcome to tonight’s friendly between the United States and Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena. Three days after a gutting loss to arch-rivals Mexico at the Rose Bowl, Jurgen Klinsmann’s men will look to pick up the pieces in the final match before the start of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup next month.
In keeping with in the national team’s penchant for scheduling ambiguity, tonight’s kickoff is not 6.30pm as has been widely disseminated, but in fact 6.55pm per Taylor Twellman – or roughly 45 minutes from now. Plenty more to to come between now and then including the team information. Watch this space!Continue reading...
• Norway fall from automatic qualification into play-offs
Belgium have moved to the top of the Fifa world rankings for the first time following their 3-1 win over Israel on Tuesday night.
Marc Wilmots’ side had to beat Israel to top their Euro 2016 qualifying group, which they did thanks to three second-half goals, from Dries Mertens, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard, and in the process replaced Argentina at the top of the rankings.Continue reading...
• Schalk Burger: ‘There is irony in being here and using their training base’
South Africa on Tuesday spoke in glowing terms of the state-of-the-art training facility the failed England side have been forced to vacate.
The Springboks have moved into the luxurious surroundings of Pennyhill Park in preparation for Saturday’s quarter-final against Wales and are benefiting from the artificial pitch and high-performance centre built by the Rugby Football Union.Continue reading...
• Court hears Vincent claim Chris Cairns ‘used and abused’ him
• ‘I’m ashamed of what I did,’ New Zealander tells jury
Lou Vincent, the former New Zealand cricketer, has told a court he was never going to report his “shrewd” captain, Chris Cairns, for fixing matches because he was his mentor and mate.
Vincent said Chris Cairns convinced him to take part in match-fixing while they were playing for the Chandigarh Lions in India. The now retired 36-year-old said he felt “empowered” that Cairns had placed trust in him.Continue reading...
Georgia Mantle from Sydney University’s student paper Honi Soit spoke to the newly retired AFL star about racism, constitutional recognition and his plans after football
Former Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes has given his first interview since his retirement to Georgia Mantle, an Indigenous student at Sydney University. The full interview can be read at Honi Soit.
After struggling at the start of the year, you appeared to find some of your best playing form towards the end of this season. What do you think inspired it?Continue reading...
• He may not start prestige friendlies against Spain, France and Germany
Roy Hodgson has indicated that Ross Barkley is still not assured of a place in the starting XI when England embark on their series of high-end friendlies next month and challenged the team’s man of the moment to continue taking on board the advice from his coaches.
Having qualified for Euro 2016 with an immaculate record of 10 straight wins, England will begin their preparations for the tournament by playing against Spain in Alicante on 13 November, followed by France’s visit to Wembley four days later, and Hodgson is planning to field his strongest possible team on both occasions.Continue reading...
The main man was running slightly late. “Feels familiar,” joked a reporter recalling long afternoons spent waiting for Sam Allardyce when he was in charge at Newcastle United, and when he finally burst through the door Sunderland’s new manager had the grace to make a joke about time-keeping.
There were flashes of recognition as he surveyed the sea of faces in front of him, several of whom had followed his ultimately unhappy stint at St James’ Park back in 2007-08. “We all look older, don’t we?” he said, smiling before threatening to order the owner of a ringing phone to make a £10 charity donation.Continue reading...
• If we don’t pick strong teams then the friendlies are pointless, says Jagielka
Phil Jagielka has urged Roy Hodgson to go with his instincts and select the strongest possible England team for next month’s friendlies against Spain and France, even if the manager risks annoying his Premier League counterparts.Continue reading...