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  • Mr Lebanon: Nabbout flying the flag for his community in Russia

    9 June 2018 1:31 AM 10

    For the best part of six years, Andrew Nabbout has been brushing off a constant advance. Since he was 19, the Lebanese Football Association have been calling him up to their national team. No matter how hard they tried, he kept knocking them back, even in the times when he felt discarded by Australian football. His reason was simple: he never lost hope of playing

  • Horn claims Top Rank 'dodgied' scales for botched title fight weigh-in

    9 June 2018 12:55 AM 12

    Horn, who didn't look dried out by any means, insisted he wasn't stressed by the incident but said he believed it was another part of a plan by the Top Rank, Crawford's promoter, to ensure their fighter left with the WBO strap. "I had to go upstairs and have a hot shower for a few minutes. I wasn't stressed because I know exactly what their team wanted

  • Jeff Horn brushes off Top Rank mind games amid weigh-in drama

    9 June 2018 12:53 AM 9

    The champion was given one hour to shed half a pound or forfeit his championship - so he jumped in a hot shower for a few minutes and returned to the scales. He weighed 146.6 pounds (66.45kg) and wasn't flustered at all with the bout to go ahead on Sunday (AEST) with gold on the line. "I wasn’t stressed because I know that’s exactly what their team wanted

  • Gentle Annie out to show she is a country cups horse

    9 June 2018 12:40 AM 9

    Canberra trainer Mick Miladinovic opted to miss the chance of a city win with Gentle Annie to try and lift the Merimbula Jazz Cup at Sapphire Coast on Sunday. The four-year-old mare is chasing a hat-trick of wins after victories at Sapphire Coast and Nowra and steps up to open class for the first time. But Miladinovic took confidence from a storming

  • List of world's richest athletes is the same old story for women

    8 June 2018 1:09 PM 10

    Other female athletes to make the top 100 have generally been tennis players – in fact, last year eight of the top 10 female earners were tennis players. All grand slams offer equal prize money for the men's and women's draw. In 1971, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King became the first female athlete to earn $100,000 for a single season in any sport

  • Mid-season break locked in for English Premier League

    8 June 2018 12:39 PM 8

    EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said he supported the creation of a mid-season break for the top flight but ‘‘it is currently impractical even if it was desirable for the EFL’’ to do likewise due to scheduling challenges of playing 46-game seasons and play-offs. That the FA and Premier League have managed to find an answer to one of English football’s

  • Smith, Warner yet to see contracts amid doubts over Canadian league

    8 June 2018 12:00 PM 7

    There's no fixture, no TV deal, no contracts and no tickets, but the organisers of the fledgling Canadian Twenty20 tournament earmarked for Steve Smith and David Warner's comeback say it will still go ahead. Less than three weeks before the the Global T20 Canada is due to begin, staff are working "18 to 20 hours daily" as doubts emerge whether the associate

  • 'A perfect role model': UFC legend St-Pierre full of praise for Whittaker

    8 June 2018 12:00 PM 7

    On the eve of his biggest UFC contest to date, world middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has received a ringing endorsement from the greatest fighter of all time. Georges St-Pierre was full of praise for the 27-year-old Australian, who trained with him in Montreal in the past. "He's a great example and a perfect role model for the sport of mixed martial

  • Socceroos want results in Russia after 'hard lesson' in Brazil: Jedinak

    8 June 2018 10:00 AM 8

    "We have to become one of the best teams. We don’t have the best players of the world but I want to create a team who is one of the best teams and then you have a chance also against those countries," van Marwijk said. His quest to do so has been aided by the Socceroos’ road to Russia. No team in the 88-year history of the World Cup has reached the tournament

  • The Australian connection behind US Triple Crown chaser Justify

    8 June 2018 10:00 AM 8

    “It was the first time Henry came to the Keeneland Sales with us, after the success in Australia, and Justify was the first horse we bought as a group in America,” SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan said. “We bought him because of Henry. He was adamant that we buy him. He was hip number 50 of a more than 3000 horse sale. “He had failed a couple of vets, but our vet was happy