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‘Kewell too unapproachable to not succeed’

Harry Kewell

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler supports Harry Kewell’s bid to play in a World Cup.

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LIVERPOOL fable Robbie Fowler says Harry Kewell’s self-pride is too good for his A-League quip not to succeed.

Kewell has played usually 3 games in 16 months, though will spin out for Melbourne Heart this deteriorate in an try to win preference for a third World Cup subsequent year.

The 34-year-old was due to play his initial diversion in Heart colours opposite a informal group in Shepparton final Thursday usually to be hold behind by manager John Aloisi.

Fowler, who played dual seasons with Kewell during Leeds and another during Liverpool, pronounced a Socceroos fable would be of advantage to any group if fit.

“I’ve seen him play many times, I’ve seen him play many times for Australia and substantially along with Mark Viduka I’d contend he’s substantially a best Australian to ever play a game. That in itself is an achievement,” Fowler told a Sunday Herald Sun.

“I have no qualms with Harry. His aptness was always good, during Leeds it was excellent, during Liverpool it was glorious when he wasn’t injured. I’m certain he wouldn’t have let himself go. His aptness will be right adult there.

“And with Harry it’s all about honour as well. If he didn’t consider he could do this afterwards we don’t consider he would have.

“He’s a good signing for a A-League – he was when he initial came over. we consider he can still do a job. It’s a new team, a new plea for him, though a honour he has in himself means he will wish to do well.”

Another Liverpool icon, Ian Rush, corroborated Kewell to make Holger Osieck’s Socceroos squad.

Rush, who also played alongside Kewell during Leeds, pronounced a new discuss with his former teammate left him in no doubt about his ability to underline in Brazil.

“His proclivity is a World Cup,” Rush said.

“I saw him during a airfield and he pronounced he’s good now. He wants to do good for Australia.

“He’s still got it in him, he can still do it and we wish he does good and gets to a World Cup.”

Aloisi pronounced his preference to leave Kewell out of a diversion opposite a Goulburn North East Football Association All Stars final week was in his best interests.

He pronounced Kewell would underline in a pre-season diversion in a subsequent integrate of weeks.

“We’ve still got a while to go in a pre-season and we suspicion he hadn’t lerned adequate to play a game,” Aloisi said.

“Hopefully shortly he’ll be means to play a game, he’s been looking good in training and doing well, though we don’t consider it was adequate for him to play.”

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Fantasia splits with Hawks

James Fantasia

James Fantasia has left both a Bulldogs and Hawthorn this season. Picture: Michael Klein
Source: Herald Sun

NEW Hawthorn football operations manager James Fantasia has left a club.

Fantasia quiescent for personal reasons after being on an extended duration of ill leave.

The Herald Sun suggested final month Fantasia had taken leave.

Chris Fagan, conduct of coaching and development, will continue to temporarily fill a operations manager purpose too.

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The Hawks are approaching to wait until a finish of a stream AFL deteriorate before seeking a third football operations manager in reduction than 12 months.

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Fantasia assimilated Hawthorn from a Western Bulldogs early this year to reinstate Mark Evans who left to join a AFL.

Hawks arch executive Stuart Fox said: “We honour that James has put his health and family initial in creation this decision, and we are unhappy to remove someone with his experience.’’

Fantasia said: “Given a theatre of a season, we didn’t wish to let a bar down, though unfortunately, we have had to make a formidable preference to leave due to health reasons.

“Under medical advisement, we will take some time to concentration on my liberation before looking to lapse to work. Whilst my health condition is not of a vicious nature, a full liberation is my priority”.

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Blues journey as Suns remove tall

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Carlton have busted Gary Ablett’s miracle day, though a Blues are still in finals row after a 43-point win on a Gold Coast.

Lachie Henderson

Lachie Henderson booted 4 goals opposite a Suns. Picture: Getty Images
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Tom Nicholls

Matthew Kreuzer (left) dominated opposite a Suns, generally once Tom Nicholls went off with an apparent knee injury. Picture: Getty Images
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THE Suns’ ruck abuse continued during Metricon Stadium currently when they mislaid Tom Nicholls to damage in a 43-point detriment to Carlton.

The Blues could have kicked themselves out of a competition with a terrible acclimatisation rate though were in sum control via a 16.24 (120) to 11.11 (77) feat that keeps their finals hopes flickering.

The Blues’ tiny forwards – Eddie Betts, Jeff Garlett and Chris Yarran – terrorised a Suns’ counterclaim all day, booting 6 goals between them.

Garlett was quite greedy finishing with 1.4.

Rory Thompson’s withdrawal also harm a Suns with his designed competition Lachlan Henderson booting 4 goals.

Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer was a widespread actor on a ground, totally determining a hit-outs to give a Blues’ midfield initial use of a footy.

He finished with 41 hit-outs and collected 12 disposals.

Led by luminary Chris Judd and hardnut Brock McLean they dominated a clearances 41-29.

Kreuzer’s charge was done easier by a damage to Nicholls.


The immature ruckman, who got his start in a seniors this year after prolonged tenure injuries to Charlie Dixon and Zac Smith, was subbed off usually after half time with what seemed to be a knee injury.

He had spent a second half of a second entertain on a dais though attempted to start a third tenure after receiving diagnosis during a break.

However he pulled-up sore from a opening rebound and was immediately taken from a belligerent and transposed by underling Jacob Gillbee.

Carlton coach, Mick Malthouse, says while it was an effective display, ‘it was distant from a best footy’.

It forced Dixon, in his initial diversion given Round 11 and usually his second given Round 6, and full brazen Sam Day to step adult and shoulder a ruck load.

Dixon had been a resplendent light adult brazen for a Suns in a initial half kicking dual goals and holding several clever marks.


Dixon, whose ankle damage will need off-season surgery, underlined his value to a Suns and was simply their best actor though he ran out of gas late in a game.

Carlton, however, had all a answers, The Blues finished a diversion full of running.

Henderson again valid his value during possibly finish of a belligerent to be a widespread brazen on a day, while a lapse to form of Carlton’s tiny forwards would have left Mick Malthouse smiling.

Next week a Suns transport to Perth to take on West Coast, while Carlton faces a outrageous exam when it hosts Fremantle during Etihad Stadium.

Gold Coast Suns coach, Guy McKenna, says he can’t error his players’ bid today, notwithstanding a detriment to Carlton.




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Round 18: Studs and Duds

AFL Round 18: Essendon v Hawthorn

Buddy’s 8 goals alike to 119 SuperCoach points. Did we keep him?

WHO starred and who stunk it adult for a SuperCoach sides in Round 17.


DEMONS STUD: Max Gawn (120) was a shinning light on a dim day for a Demons. The immature large male took marks, tackled and found it around a belligerent while also doing his best to diminish Todd Goldstein.

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DEMONS DUD: Aaron Davey’s (7) place in a group is certainly now underneath hazard after a still day. Jeremy Howe (41) and co-captain Jack Grimes (39) struggled to get into a contest.

KANGAROOS STUD: Todd Goldstein (158) was superb in a ruck and kicked dual goals. Ben Cunnington (151) played arguably his best diversion for a Kangaroos and Brent Harvey (137) showed there’s still copiousness left in his 35-year-old legs.

KANGAROOS DUD: Lindsay Thomas (60) was hold goalless for one of a few times this deteriorate while Nathan Grima (69) didn’t have too most work to do in defence.

GOLD COAST 77 degraded by CARLTON 120

SUNS STUD: HE gets in here by default, though 116 wasn’t Gazza’s biggest return, even if he did have 32 disposals. Charlie Dixon burst a ton on return, while renouned defender Trent McKenzie also strike 3 figures.

SUNS DUD: UNLUCKY if we had rising ruckman Tom Nicholls. The rising Sun was replaced out with a knee damage only after halftime, restricting him to 36.

BLUES STUD: MATTHEW Kreuzer’s purple patch rolled on with a towering 140 points. He’s a form ruckman of a competition, while Andrew Walker chimed in with 114. And those who jumped on swingman Lachie Henderson were rewarded – he pumped out 124.

BLUES DUD: JUST 26 to Sam Rowe, while Kane Lucas was red vested on 15 points.

ESSENDON 87 degraded by HAWTHORN 143

BOMBERS STUD: FOR a initial time this season, no Bomber burst a ton. But Dyson Heppell still stood adult in a deficiency of Jobe Watson, pocketing 99 points from 25 disposals.Hibberd, Goddard and Hurley also scored in a 90s.

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BOMBERS DUD: THE dual first-year players – Joe Daniher and Nick Kommer – battled all night, mixing for only 45. Corey Dell’Olio crashed behind to earth with 44.

BUDDY Franklin’s enchanting eight-goal transport alike to 119 points. Nice! Cyril cashed in with 107, while Jordan Lewis (99) matched his competition Heppell.

HAWKS DUD: FOR a second-straight week Jarryd Roughead was kept underneath 100, though he still booted 4 goals for 84 points. Not too dress in a Hawks side this week.

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Sky Blues to strike deteriorate running

Alessandro del Pierro

Alessandro Del Piero in movement opposite J-League side Sagan Tosu.
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SYDNEY FC manager Frank Farina has put together a severe preseason schedule, ensuring a Sky Blues play during slightest 14 matches before a A-League deteriorate starts.

The group returned to Australia on Friday morning after going down 2-1 to Japanese bar Sagan Tosu and will play NSW State League side Macarthur Rams during Campbelltown Stadium on Wednesday before withdrawal for their training stay in Italy.
They will play 5 or 6 matches in Italy, yet usually a diversion opposite Calcio Padova has been confirmed. Alessandro del Piero assimilated a Serie B bar as a 14-year-old and spent dual seasons there before relocating to Juventus.
Following a three-week Italian debate Sydney FC players will have a one-week mangle before resuming training on Sep 2 to play 3 some-more Community matches opposite Football NSW State League teams.
The final theatre of a preseason will see Sydney FC take on associate A-League clubs Newcastle Jets, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory.
By a time a deteriorate starts on Oct 11 Sydney FC would have played 5 village matches, 6 or 7 games opposite abroad antithesis and 3 fixtures with A-League teams, formulating a offset preseason program.
“We wanted a tough preseason and we have been means to put that together, that is good for a preparations,” Farina said.

“I’ve pronounced all along we need to be fit and banishment for a opening diversion of a deteriorate so we strike a belligerent using and this report gives us a horizon to grasp that.
“We have managed to report some matches opposite State League sides to work on a aptness and some really tough matches opposite abroad antithesis and associate A-League sides to excellent balance a players in willingness for a season.”
Sydney FC has also dedicated a final weekend before a start of a deteriorate to a stand-alone fan day, where members and fans can get adult tighten and personal with each member of a Sky Blues patrol during Allianz Stadium on Oct 5.

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Best atmosphere I’ve ever witnessed

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Aussie fans perform a spine-tingling delivery of Liverpool’s anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone.


liverpool fans singing you’ll never travel alone during a MCG
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AFTER Liverpool’s coming during a MCG sent shivers down a nation’s spine, we asked some of a tip sportswriters to commission a best atmosphere they’ve ever experienced.

Muhammad Ali, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
By Leo Schlink

A mostly sad and disorganized affair, a Atlanta Games were saved by athletes – late and active.

None was as instrumental as Muhammad Ali, whose spine-tingling lighting of a fire during a opening rite will stay perpetually with those who witnessed it.

Ravaged by Parkinson’s disease, a former champion fighter emerged from behind a wall to take a Olympic fire from swimmer Janet Evans to send an romantic tsunami around Centennial Olympic Park.

Ali’s purpose had remained a firmly hold tip and when he appeared, a steer of a once gigantic athlete’s left arm jolt uncontrollably since of his condition was definitely captivating.

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THE GREATEST: 1960 OlympIc bullion medallist Muhammad Ali lights a fire during Olympic Stadium in Atlanta during opening ceremoy for 1996 Games.
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As he had during his career, Ali ordered a courtesy of a whole assembly after it had suffered by a drawn out and cheesy event of “entertainment”.

There were evident fears Ali competence miss a coordination to light a cauldron – yet he managed it after several heart-in-mouth moments.

In those few minutes, a Atlanta Games constructed an atmosphere it never again threatened to reach.

The irony was that a matter came from an African-American scarred by injustice station in a deprived, mostly black neighbourhood, surrounded mostly by absolved whites.

It stays one of a greatest, many fortifying and romantic moments in sporting history.


Kerryn McCann, 2006 Commonwealth Games
By Jon Anderson

Kerryn McCann

Kerryn McCann reacts after winning marathon bullion during a 2006 Commonwealth Games forward of Kenya’s Hellen Cherono Koskei.
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I was there when Teddy went on his final lap, when Gazza and Jezza reached for a sky, when Hookesy belted his 5 fours and when Warnie claimed his hat-trick.

But nothing of a above compared with a spine-tingling feeling when 39-year-old journeywomen Kerryn McCann entered a MCG for a final path of a 2006 Commonwealth Games marathon.

You see veterans like McCann aren’t meant to kick immature Kenyans such as 23-year-old Hellen Cherono Koskei, quite when they are a mom of dual as McCann was during a time.

The throng in a track could see a span on a large shade as they neared a stadium, swapping a lead as they pushed their tired bodies to a limit.

Kerryn McCann

Kerryn McCann salutes a MCG throng after winning marathon bullion during a 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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Koskei was a taller and, for a while, looked a stronger yet McCann, a bulldog from Bulli, found something special to win by dual metres after a lead had altered 6 times.

It was a same bravery she displayed a year after when she was diagnosed with breast cancer dual months before she was due to give birth to her third child.

By May 2008 a cancer had widespread to her liver and claimed her on Dec 8, 2008, as she lay during home surrounded by her family.

Kerryn McCann reverence my Mark Knight

Mark Knight’s animation from 2008 shows Kerryn McCann entering a celestial locus after her comfortless genocide from cancer.
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India beats Australia, Chennai, 2001
By Robert Craddock

IT was, yet question, a many distinguished 3 not out in a story of Indian cricket.

When feisty spinner Harbhajan Singh burst a intrepid punch behind indicate off Glenn McGrath and took off like Brer Rabbit for a series-clinching runs opposite Australia during Chennai in 2001, all of India went with him.

The bark of a 30,000 fans during a belligerent was so shrill that we felt your eardrums were going to raze like a square of popcorn on a griller.

I was filing duplicate behind to Australia during a time yet it was no easy task.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after attack a winning runs off Glenn McGrath in Chennai in 2001. Picture: Phil Hillyard
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I had no problem with a Indian publisher beside me jumping adult and down … yet a fact he was doing it on a list was creation my mechanism shake.

Eventually he jumped down and embraced me in a bear cuddle with a vigour turn routinely limited for hulk snakes abrasive baby wildlife.

You couldn’t be annoyed though, for even as Australia despaired this was an epic impulse for cricket.

It was a impulse that remade India from an underachieving republic into a superpower and a billion hearts seemed to be rejoicing.

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh celebrates after attack a winning runs off Glenn McGrath in Chennai in 2001. Picture: Phil Hillyard
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Steve Waugh’s strong Australians, who had won 16 Tests in a quarrel before they mislaid a second Test of a series, unthinkably mislaid a third as India wobbled to a feat aim of 155 with 8 wickets down.

It was branded a biggest Test array of all time and a mayhem was such that a Indian train to a airfield was blocked for about 15 mins after a diversion since boisterous fans would not let it move.

The diversion went insane that day, yet infrequently stupidity can be a pleasing thing.


Adam Scott wins a 2013 US Masters
By Mark Hayes

With due esteem to a dishonesty generated by Hawthorn’s attack culmination in Round 6, 1989 – to win from 9 goals down opposite Geelong that still managed 25 goals – my biggest throng practice have happened in tools serve flung than Princes Park.

It would be lingering of me not to discuss a Vancouver Canucks going down 3-1 in a 1994 NHL playoff array opposite Calgary usually to win games 5 and 6 in overtime, afterwards diversion 7 – featuring arguably a club’s biggest ever save and idea – in triple overtime. The interest of being partial a one-team city in those epic moments – when competition is that city’s sacrament – is palpable.

But for enlarged nerves, and a full progression of emotions evoked, we can’t go past Adam Scott finally violation Australia’s Masters steep this year.

I’d been during Augusta National in 2011 as both Scott and Jason Day came within mins of finale a pain usually to be overshoot by a curse Charl Schwartzel finish.

So to see a same span and Marc Leishman all demeanour winners – and afterwards losers – on a behind 9 was scarcely too much, with a blood vigour nearby hot point.


QUEENSLAND’S GREATEST: Adam Scott pennyless Australia’s US Masters hoodoo.
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But while nationalism in a throng wasn’t a same emanate as it was for me, a play had a “patrons” churned into a frenzy.

I acknowledge to shedding a rip as Scott rolled in his birdie putt on a final hole of law to clearly hang it adult with a strong bark of “Come on, Aussie”.

His bark seemed to trigger an bargain among a gallery of accurately how most it meant – and even as a light faded and a sleet became drenching, nobody budged an in. as story beckoned.

Then, with a throng in dishonesty during a steely arrangement of wills, Angel Cabrera answered in a organisation behind with one of a good proceed shots ever seen on a famous shutting hole.

It was some-more than golf. The fans knew they were witnessing a heavyweight pretension quarrel and when a large Argentine scarcely pinched it with a chip-in on a initial additional hole, another call of tension crashed over them.

Adam Scott

Adam Scott celebrates after winning a 2013 Masters tournament. Picture: Ross Kinnaird.
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But soaked through, they soldiered adult a 10th fairway for some-more – some anticipating for an finish to a hours of mental torture, some presumably anticipating it would hurl on.

They groaned mightily as Cabrera’s putt slid past a cup, afterwards roared as Scott twisted one in to finally finish hours of tumult.

It’s one thing to hear a bark of a loungeroom around a TV, yet a sound that hovers in those soaring Georgian pines is another altogether.

And for perfect story and drama, there are few some-more elegant crowds than during golf’s Mecca … and that picture of Scott singing in a sleet with arms outstretched in his new immature coupler will live with me forever.


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‘Batting skills are down worldwide’

England batting manager Gooch isn’t happy with batsmen observant that a skills are being chipped divided by shorter forms of a game.

AFTER witnessing Australia’s defeat during Lord’s, England good Graham Gooch fears a skills of Test compare batting are being eroded by Twenty20 and one-day cricket.

Gooch says a financial rewards offering by T20 competitions around a universe are so good that a customary of Test batting is doubtful to improve.

Now portion as a England batting coach, some partial of Gooch would have enjoyed examination Australia’s initial innings fall in a second Test.

But a cricketing precisionist within lamented saying undoubted justification that Test cricket is underneath threat.

Australia’s bad thoroughness and terrible shot preference during a double has been blamed mostly on a change of T20, and Gooch doesn’t disagree.

“It’s a whole package of not usually carrying a technical skills though carrying a attitude, a mental toughness, a discipline, a concentration. Anyone can combine for 15-20 minutes, though to measure Test hundreds we have to combine for a prolonged duration of time,” Gooch said.

“Those skills we consider worldwide are being chipped divided during a edges by a volume of one-day cricket and T20 cricket.

“If you’re a conventionalist and like Test cricket and consider that’s a apex and a benchmark, we can see with a array of competitions that are popping adult and a rewards that are accessible in terms of finance … we can see a probability of it chipping divided during a edges of a normal game.

“The players, they wish to take those rewards.

Former Test batsman Damien Martyn says Australia’s tip sequence need to be some-more trained in their shot preference in a Ashes.

“And that’s a same for each country.”

Under Gooch’s tutelage, England’s batsmen don’t seem to have mislaid a ability of batting for prolonged periods.

Ian Bell and Joe Root have put on large hundreds this Ashes series, and have been prepared to bat out prolonged durations in sequence to get there.

England captain Alastair Cook pronounced Gooch played a poignant purpose in gripping batsmen focused on Test cricket as their categorical priority.

Gooch pronounced it was apropos a flourishing conflict to keep batsmen’s minds on a job.

“You’ve got to work tough to try to keep your players on lane and apparently try to teach them as good as we can on a skills and a mental skills that are required to bat long. It’s a opposite form of skill,” he said.

South Australia manager Darren Berry believes Australia’s Test cricketers need to extent a volume of Twenty20 cricket they play.

“Time will tell (whether England is higher to Australia and other nations). we can’t give we a decisive answer now, since approach after we finish this emanate will still be alive and kicking.

“I’d hatred to consider that normal skills get eroded and diluted.”

The Sheffield Shield foe has also come underneath critique for a bad credentials of Test batsmen – with pitches favoring quick bowlers blamed for so few hundreds being scored on a domestic scene.

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff says England’s advantage this Ashes is in a strength of their County Championship.

“We should be singing a praises of a County Championship for producing such an glorious set of players,” Flintoff wrote in The Sun.

“Our 18 clubs always devise forward and it is a high customary of cricket that meets youngsters such as Joe Root when they mangle through.

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers was discharged in annoying conform twice during a Lord’s Test.

“This is essential, quite for batsmen. And Australia’s stream ones, bar Michael Clarke, simply aren’t adult to it.”

Back adult wicket screw Matthew Wade is on a verge of preference for a third Ashes exam as a dilettante batsmen.

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In my corner: a fighting wrap

Lucas Browne

Heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has set adult a showdown with Alex Leapai after derailing Travis “Freight Train” Walker. Picture: Theo Fakos
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AUSTRALIA’S bumbling hulk Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne climbed from a board in Melbourne on Thursday night to derail large American Travis “Freight Train” Walker in 7 rounds and contend his dominant record.

The 120kg Perth-based Browne (now 17-0, 15 KOs) set adult a showdown with Brisbane’s universe No.8 Alex Leapai, climbing from a rug in spin one, to dump Walker in a third, fifth and sixth rounds. Walker’s dilemma late their tired warrior during a finish of a seventh.

On his prior revisit to Australia Walker had knocked out Australia’s maestro universe pretension challenger Kali Meehan.

Leapai is assured he has a energy to stop Browne while Browne believes he has a size, strength and expertise to frustrate a Brisbane bomber.

On a undercard final night, Jake Carr fought brilliantly in usually his fifth pro quarrel to outpoint Australian super-middleweight champ Serge Yannick, whose victims have enclosed a likes of Nader Hamdan, Jamie Pittman and Shannan Taylor.

Carr’s father, Rod Carr, won a same Australian pretension in 1989.

Earlier Australia’s tip light-heavyweight, a lanky and cunning southpaw Blake Caparello outpointed New Zealand’s tip male during 79kg Daniel MacKinnon.

It was an interesting tactical conflict with Caparello prevalent with a infancy decision.

Judge Reg Williamson scored it even during 114-114 – 6 rounds each yet was over-ruled by Malcolm Bulner (118-111) and Andrew Campbell (116-112) who scored it for Caparello.

JEFF Fenech will be towering to ‘Legend’ standing during a Australian Boxing Hall of Fame during Melbourne’s Crown Casino subsequent Friday (August 2).

The endowment is approval of his extensive fighting record that saw him spin a initial Australian to reason 3 universe titles and a usually warrior from anywhere in a universe to do it while undefeated.

But he could have warranted a drum on his training record alone.

He has, during opposite stages, coached each Aussie universe champion of new times including Danny Green, Daniel Geale, Lovemore Ndou, Billy Dib, Vic Darchinyan and Sakio Bika as good as other top-liners Glen and Kevin Kelly,

Shannan Taylor, Nader Hamdan, Garth Wood and Nedal and Hussy Hussein. He also lerned Mike Tyson for his final quarrel in 2005.

FORMER universe welterweight and middleweight champion Emile Griffith, who died this week in New York aged 75, supposing Australia’s Tony Mundine with a biggest feat of his career.

It came during a Palais des Sport in Paris in 1973. Griffith had usually mislaid a tighten preference to universe middleweight champ Carlos Monzon.

Mundine would remove to a universe titleholder in Argentina a following year.

Griffith, though, is best famous for a heartless 1962 universe pretension quarrel that claimed a life of his arch opposition Benny ‘Kid’ Paret.

The West Indian-born Griffith was bisexual and Paret had used a happy offence opposite him during a weigh-in yet Griffith always confirmed that he had not dictated to henceforth repairs his Cuban foe.

In 1992, Griffith spent 4 months in sanatorium after being bashed by a squad of thugs who pounced on him as he left a happy bar in New York.

FEW boxers in a universe are as competent to consider a Sep 14 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as Australia’s Lovemore Ndou.

The large quarrel during a MGM Grand, Las Vegas, pits a speed and ring-smarts of a 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) opposite a girl and strength of a red-headed Alvarez (42-0, 30 KOs) who during 23 has taken a fighting universe by storm.

They strife for a WBC and WBA light-middleweight titles.

Ndou, Australia’s former two-time universe champ, spent 4 months in Las Vegas as Mayweather’s ring partner and in 2010 gave Alvarez a tough 12-round quarrel in Veracruz, Mexico. (I was advantageous to be in his dilemma for a quarrel alongside Ndou’s trainer, South African fighting good Harold Volbrecht).

Ndou can’t see Alvarez blemishing Mayweather’s ideal record.

“Mayweather is too fast, too skilful,” Ndou told me.

“Canelo has fought a lot of guys smaller than him and his record is inflated.

“I was usually a junior-welterweight when he fought me and he was a lot bigger.

“Even when Canelo kick Austin Trout in his final quarrel (a 12-round preference in April) he didn’t stir me.

“Canelo is a clever child yet he will have difficulty throwing Floyd who is a good healthy contestant and a warrior who works really tough to make a many of his talent.”

AT 37 Puerto Rican Manny Siaca is past his best yet he should still infer a plain opponent  for a Gold Coast’s Les Sherrington, now ranked a No.10 contender for a WBO middleweight title.

The 185cm Siaca sprang a large dissapoint when he used his tallness and strech advantages to rug and outpoint Anthony Mundine for a WBA super-middleweight pretension in 2004.

He has been stopped by Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler and by a possess Danny Green in a years given yet has won his final 3 fights in a row.

He still has a accessible record of 25-7 (20 KOs). Sherrington is 32-6.

They quarrel during Southport Sharks AFL Club on Sep 20.

MUNDINE, meanwhile, says he is operative tough to move faded fable Shane Mosley to Australia after this year for a junior-middleweight clash.

Mosley, 42 in September, was one of a excellent fighters of his generation, posting wins over Oscar de la Hoya, Fernando Vargas and Antonio Margarito, while pang points defeats to Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel

Cotto, Winky Wright (twice), Vernon Forrest (twice) and Saul Alvarez.

Mundine binds a 44-5 (26 knockouts) record while Mosley is 47-8 (39 KOs).

Mosley final fought in Cancun, Mexico, where he kick Pablo Cesar Cano in May, his initial win in 5 fights.

CALOUNDRA junior-middleweight Craig Hill Jr fights Shannon “Shaggy” King for a Australian pretension on Aug 29. Both boxers are unbeaten.

Hill is a great-grandson of heading Brisbane tutor Snowy Hill, whose fighters enclosed a world-beater of a 1940s, Elley Bennett.

They quarrel for King’s pretension during a plush Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane’s north.

King won a crown, entrance from behind on points to stop David Galvin of Alice Springs in a ninth round. He had suffered a detonate eardrum early in a bout.

GOOD to see Brisbane’s WBF women’s featherweight champion Shannon O’Connell nominated for a Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal this year.

She told The Courier-Mail’s Mike Bruce that she mislaid her father in a speedway collision when she was usually dual and spent her childhood examination her mom racked by a heroin obsession that finally claimed her life in 2006.

Shannon has overcome her possess battles with drinks, drugs and depression, and had a earnest netball career cruelled by injury.

She has lifted dual children as a solitary parent.

AUSTRALIA’S former universe featherweight champ Billy Dib facilities in an online documentary about his query to recover a IBF climax from Russian Evgeny Gradovich. The latest complement focuses on his new points preference over American Mike Oliver in Hartford, Connecticut.

DIB’S heading Aussie rival, Joel Brunker, – undefeated in 26 fights and ranked No.4 featherweight contender by a WBO, will be perplexing to measure a some-more considerable win over a sharp Oliver when they quarrel on a Daniel Geale-Darren Barker undercard in Atlantic City on Aug 17.

Brunker’s manager Angelo Di Carlo is charity Australia’s former universe champ Vic Darchinyan “between $60,000 and $100,000 to quarrel anywhere in Australia”.

Darchinyan is eyeing a rematch instead with a initial male to better him, Filipino Nonito Donaire, yet Brunker is watchful if that hitch fails to go through.

“We had Chris John sealed to urge his WBA pretension opposite Joel yet afterwards Chris pulled out,” Di Carlo said.

“Chris is rated as a best featherweight in a universe yet he is in decrease and we wish to get him before he loses a pretension to someone else.

“The offer to quarrel Vic Darchinyan is still there and we’re watchful for Vic to contend ‘yes’.”

THE welterweight showdown between Brisbane schoolteacher and London Olympian Jeff Horn and Cameroon-born Rivan Cesaire on Aug 8 during a Southport RSL promises to be a classic.

Cesaire, who fought during a 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne before settling there, has already scored considerable victories opposite Steven Maxwell, Brad Hemming, Jason Kanofski, Olympian Todd Kidd and Tim Hunt.

Horn has been ring Beijing Olympian and universe No.3 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher and former Irish champ Dennis Hogan in preparation.

“This is a really critical quarrel for Jeff,” pronounced his tutor Glenn Rushton.

“A win over Cesaire would place Jeff tighten to a shot during a Australian title, something we set a sights on attaining by a finish of this year.

“It has been tough removing fights for Jeff. We had creatively engaged to quarrel Leti Leti, who pulled out. We afterwards sealed to quarrel former universe IBF champion Gairy St. Clair, usually to have him also lift out.

“When Jeff takes on Rivan, it will be a family affair, as Jeff’s younger hermit Ben will be one of a people assisting me in his corner. Ben is also a earnest pledge warrior and is also lerned by me.

“Also in Jeff’s corner, will be Angel Rushton, my daughter, who, during usually 16, won a Open Women’s State 64kg pretension final year and has her sights resolutely set on a Rio Olympics.”

AUSTRALIA’S new WBC super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika has shaped a tighten loyalty with British fighting good Nigel Benn, now a born-again Christian assisting kids during a Blacktown PCYC in Sydney.

Benn, a universe middleweight and super-middleweight champion once famous as The Dark Destroyer, was one of a many feared fighters of a 90s, warring with a likes of Chris Eubank, Steve Collins, Iran Barkley, Henry Wharton and many famously Gerald McClellan, who he stopped in 10 rounds of one of a many heartless fights of all time.

McClellan was left roughly blind, partially deaf and in a wheelchair.

THERE was good sportsmanship by a formerly dominant American heavyweight Malik Scott after he seemed to be a plant of a discerning count opposite England’s Dereck Chisora during Wembley final week.

Scott was stopped on his feet.

“He strike me with a good shot,” pronounced Scott. “I gave myself an eight, got adult during 9 and everywhere in America a count goes adult to 10.

“Everyone knows we kick a count yet Dereck won a transparent fair, quarrel and we’re not going to spin this into something.”

Last year Scott stopped former Penrith Panthers rugby joining youth Bowie Tupou, a heavyweight who kicked off his pro career with Johnny Lewis.

THERE were romantic scenes during a Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame awards during Yatala recently when former world-class welterweight Paul Moore assimilated comparison hermit Alan as an inductee.

Moore, who once kick universe champ Rocky Mattioli, removed his fighting career starting during his father Selby’s travelling tent fighting show.

“Everyone who went to a nation shows in a ’60s would remember a fighters lined adult and people peaceful to have a moment during them,” he said.

“My initial pursuit was during 15 banging a drum to stir adult a crowd, and it was always a box that many people would say, ‘I wish to quarrel a small bloke banging a drum’.”

After graduating from tent fights, Moore went on to have 53 veteran bouts, starting during Festival Hall, Brisbane in 1968 and finale during a Palais des Sports in Paris a night that Tony Mundine kick Emile Griffith in 1973.

we AM positively gay to be essay a story of Australian Boxing for a National Library of Australia. It will implement a library’s large collection of chronological photos and is due for recover late subsequent year.

FRESH from dual uninterrupted knockouts of David Price, a 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games super-heavyweight bullion medallist, American southpaw Tony Thompson now hopes to repeat a pretence opposite Bulgarian large male Kubrat Pulev.

TIMOTHY Bradley, best famous for ripping a aura of  Manny Pacquiao final year with a tighten decision, will put his universe welterweight pretension on a line opposite Mexican good Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct 12 during a Thomas Mack Centre in Las Vegas.

Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) will be 40 years aged by then. He is entrance off a sixth-round knockout of Pacquiao.

In 2010 Marquez climbed off a rug to stop Toowoomba’s imperishable Michael Katsidis during a MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao’s subsequent hitch will be opposite combative Brandon Rios on Sep 23 in Macau, China.

GERMANY’S Karo Murat will face IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins during Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Oct 19. Hopkins, 48, is a oldest universe champion in fighting history.

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Aussie Buchan bests Kelly Slater

Adrian Buchan

Aussie Adrian Buchan has dissapoint Kelly Slater during a US Open.
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AUSTRALIAN Adrian Buchan has downed a male with a biggest aim on his behind in universe surfing, besting 11-time universe champion Kelly Slater in a US Open during Huntington Pier.

The Central Coast surfer has a story of upsetting Slater with his win over a American and Brazilian Miguel Pupo relegating Slater to a do-or-die turn of 24.

“It feels good to kick Kelly (Slater),” Buchan said.

“I felt good out there this morning and it’s a best feverishness I’ve surfed out here so far.”

While Buchan claimed a biggest scalp it was South African Jordy Smith who top-scored in 1m waves, posting a 9.17 and a 8.20 in his feverishness win.

In a women’s competition, that doubles as a sixth turn of a eight-event World Tour, Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons requisitioned their spots in a quarter-finals with winning feverishness performances.

In contrast, five-time universe champion Stephanie Gilmore in a remarkable genocide fourth turn to make a final eight.

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McKay looking for new club: report

Matt McKay

Could Matt McKay finish adult behind in a A-League?
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SOCCEROOS application Matt McKay has reportedly been expelled by his Chinese Super League bar Changchun Yatai.

McKay, 30, usually assimilated a struggling Changchun this year after one deteriorate in South Korea with Busan I’Park.

But according to reports from China, Changchun have split ways with McKay, a former Brisbane Roar skipper, notwithstanding him being engaged until a finish of 2014.

It’s a blow for McKay forward of subsequent year’s World Cup, however it would not be a warn if he returned to a A-League, where a horde of clubs, in sold a Roar, would be meddlesome in his services.

While not confirming a release, McKay’s representative Leo Karis pronounced he was in talks with Changchun about his client’s future.

Karis pronounced he was nonetheless to hear from any A-League clubs who competence be penetrating on bringing McKay behind to Australia.

The versatile McKay admits he has found it tough to furnish his best form during a East Asian Cup due to being asked to play opposite roles for bar and country.

A fully-fledged member of a Socceroos best XI given a 2011 Asian Cup, McKay had been approaching to be a standout in Seoul in what’s radically a second-string Australian squad.

But personification in a left-sided midfield role, McKay has unsuccessful to levy himself in dual matches in a Socceroos group that is out of contest row after Thursday night’s 3-2 detriment to Japan in Hwaseong.

McKay is no foreigner to a position, though had not played there for a while streamer into a four-nation event.

For Changchun, a 30-year-old former Brisbane Roar skipper had been used in a centre of midfield, while he was a Socceroos’ left fullback in final month’s World Cup qualifiers opposite Japan, Jordan and Iraq.

It’s during left behind where McKay approaching to have a best possibility of personification in a 2014 World Cup, and for that reason, it was approaching he would be used in that purpose during a East Asian Cup, quite as he is still building a defensive aspects of his game.

But Socceroos manager Holger Osieck opted for Michael Thwaite in a purpose in Australia’s initial dual matches of a tournament, with McKay serve adult a margin flanking a centre midfield pairing of Mark Milligan and Ruben Zadkovich.

“It’s not easy since we play during my bar in executive midfield, and come here and we play left midfield or left back,’’ pronounced McKay.

“I can do any pursuit … so it’s tough to settle really.

“I can play anywhere. It’s usually wherever we can assistance a group and my opposite attributes will help.”

With Osieck set to make indiscriminate changes for a Socceroos opposite China on Sunday, McKay might not get another possibility during this tournament.

“For a A-League boys they’ve worked unequivocally tough … they merit a chance,” he said.

“I’m certain he (Osieck) will change a group adult a bit, freshen it up. It’s a (quick) turnaround for a subsequent diversion so some uninformed legs will do us good.

“And it will be opposite a Chinese group that are full strength. They’re one of a usually teams that shaft here full strength.

“So it will be a good plea and one we consider that we can get a outcome out of.”

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