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Aussie player called me ‘Osama’: Ali

ENGLAND all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes.Moeen played a key role in England’s 169-run win in the first Test at Cardiff, scoring a half-century (77) and taking five wickets for the match in his first Ashes encounter. However, he says …

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Inside Bolt’s luxury Central Coast home

USAIN Bolt is forking out to stay in an incredible new pad worth $2.65m fit for any footballer.The Olympic sprint legend has moved to Australia in a bid to forge out a career as a professional football player for A-League side Central Coast Mariners.Bolt, 32, is believed to be renting …

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‘Wow factor’: Inside Bolt’s $2.65m Central Coast home

USAIN Bolt is forking out to stay in an incredible new pad worth $2.65m that is fit for any footballer.The Olympic sprint legend has moved to Australia in a bid to forge out a career as a professional football player for A-League side Central Coast Mariners.Bolt, 32, is believed to …

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Speedy Ricciardo fires warning shot

AUSTRALIAN Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has said it’s a relief to finally be in Singapore after a difficult mid-season, in which he’s failed to reach the podium since his win in Monaco, suffering four retirements in the last six races.Ricciardo, who is into his final seven events with Red …

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Too easy: Euro giants’ $580m CL luxury exposed in demolition

KYLIAN Mbappe and Neymar, who joined for a combined $580m, watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found …

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Governance crisis: Sport Aus labels plan ‘flawed’ as Roos ban looms

PROPOSED FIFA-backed changes to the governance structures of Australian soccer will present a major risk to the code if they are implemented, according to Sport Australia.The federal government’s chief agency for sport on Friday released a detailed explanation of why they oppose the recommendations of the Congress Review Working Group …

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Smith makes giant call on NRL future

HE’S already done it all in rugby league, but this enormous deal with the Melbourne Storm is proof we haven’t seen the back of Cameron Smith.The Melbourne legend will play a record 18th season for the Storm after agreeing to new terms with the club to play into 2019.If he …

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Thiem too good for Aussie Thompson

WORLD No.8 Dominic Thiem has got Austria off to a flying start with an 6-1 6-3 6-0 win over Australia’s Jordan Thompson in the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup tie in Graz. Thiem, who reached the final of this year’s French Open, was simply too strong for an …

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‘Are you getting fired?’ Boks coach unsure despite boss’s backing

SOUTH Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said he wasn’t sure how long he’ll be allowed to stay in the job despite receiving backing from the nation’s rugby chief. Erasmus had voiced fears that his future was on the line in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand, before South African Rugby …

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‘Not working’: World Rugby No 2 issues dire warning

RUGBY needs to have a plan in place over its future both on and off the pitch ahead of the 2019 World Cup if it is to survive, warned World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot. The 44-year-old Argentina rugby legend, who is seen by many as the natural successor to present …

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