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Australian Olympic Committee to hold crisis b…

A crisis meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) board has been called for this week to discuss the explosive issues surrounding the committee in the past few days. The ABC understands the meeting was called by board members who are concerned about “significant reputational damage” to the peak Olympic body, but that John Coates will not be asked to …

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Ilie Nastase earned his ‘Nasty’ nickname long…

By Jon Healy As someone who claims to have slept with anywhere from 800 to 2,500 women, it should have come as no surprise when Ilie ‘Nasty’ Nastase asked for the room number of British Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong. The Romanian sex symbol from the 1970s and 80s is probably more synonymous with the word sleazy these days and …

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Iniesta: Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Ba…

Running out of superlatives to describe the Argentine star, his teammate attempted to do so again following the last-gasp 3-2 Clasico win Andres Iniesta lauded the greatness of game-winner Lionel Messi after Sunday’s dramatic Clasico triumph, with the Barcelona captain still amazed by the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. Messi was at the double for Barcelona, scoring in the 92nd minute …

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Perth look glorious as Melbourne City disappo…

Kenny Lowe’s side exhibited the type of hard-working display that could make them dark horses for the title, while big questions remain for City COMMENT Perth Glory may have finally found the formula to make a genuine bid for the A-League championship, although their elimination final win must be tempered by the insipid nature of Melbourne City’s performance. Glory produced …

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Manny Pacquiao arrives in Australia, tells Je…

By Michael Rennie Manny Pacquiao admits he has not watched any of Jeff Horn’s fights and knows little about the Queensland school teacher. The Filipino boxing legend touched down in Australia this morning, to kick off a promotional tour for his fight against Horn at Lang Park on July 2. “I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s …

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The best player in history – Suarez congratul…

The Uruguayan forward was predictably full of praise for Barcelona team-mate after a Clasico victory that came largely thanks to the Argentine. Barcelona star Luis Suarez congratulated “the best player in history” Lionel Messi for his milestone Clasico goal against Real Madrid. Messi struck a dramatic 92nd-minute winner to see Barca edge Madrid 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. …

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Latinwo to oversee new Ikeja Golf Club management committee

golf With the completion of the 2016/17 golf calendar, members of Ikeja Golf Club have elected a new management committee to oversee the affairs of the club over the next 12 months. Top on the list of the new clubs management committee is Niyi Latinwo, who will serve as captain for the next 12 months. He would be assisted by …

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Chelsea legend Drogba trolls Arsenal as FA Cu…

The former Blues striker made a habit of scoring against the Gunners down the years and has joked at making a comeback to haunt them once again Having been a thorn in their side down the years, Didier Drogba has threatened Arsenal with one last hurrah for Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final. Over the course of two goal-laden …

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Carvajal: Ramos red card defined Clasico

Real Madrid’s captain was sent off on Sunday, and the full-back was left to rue that moment against Barcelona Dani Carvajal lamented Sergio Ramos’ red card in the last-gasp defeat to Barcelona, feeling the incident defined the Clasico as Real Madrid lost top spot in La Liga. Captain Ramos was sent off in the second half of Madrid’s dramatic 3-2 …

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