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Changing of Aussie ensure confirmed

Rui Costa takes out theatre 19 of a Tour de France while yellow jersey hilt Chris Froome retains his altogether lead over a ubiquitous sequence riders.

RUI Costa was named “Athlete of a Year” in Portugal final year, forward of Cristiano Ronaldo, though winning a Tour de France stage.

Having cumulative his second Tour stage, into Le Grand-Bornand, he contingency be a shoo-in this year.

Costa’ recognition during home has also seen him be a supplement to have perceived a many fan mail during this year’s Tour.


His second win was a CO duplicate of his first, into Gap, with an conflict on a final stand from a vast breakaway group.

There was also a small bit of heart-in-mouth for his fans on a soppy skirmish to a finish line, as a motorbike cameraman couldn’t keep adult with him.  But Costa is cold underneath vigour and there was no need to worry.

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Simon Clarke leads a changing of a ensure in Aussie cycling.

This Tour has also noted a changing of a ensure in Australian cycling.

As Cadel Evans came in some-more than half an hour behind, in a organisation that enclosed Mark Cavendish, Simon Clarke reliable his early promise.

Clarke usually mislaid hit with a yellow jersey organisation mid adult a final climb.

The Orica-GreenEDGE supplement is in his initial Tour de France, has been in a few breakaways, and shown no signs of being intimidated by a sport’s biggest race.

Clarke is not a intensity Tour personality though most as a French frequently hearten Sylvain Chavanel to theatre victories or stints in a yellow jersey Clarke will do a same for Australian cycling fans.

He will have an even bigger impact on a competition in a future.

Well behind a theatre personality was a competition for a mark on a lectern alongside Chris Froome.

From second place, Alberto Contador, to fifth place, Joaquim Rodriguez, there is usually a 47 second gap. Four riders – Contador, Quintana, Kreuziger, Rodriguez –racing for dual spots.

Exhausted from a prior day to Alpe d’Huez, and some-more than 3,000km of racing, not a lot happened until a final stand of a day. And even afterwards no repairs was done.

The one large change was a change in plan from Contador.

Conceding Froome has an indomitable lead a Spaniard rode to save second.

Crucial to this invulnerability was Canberra’s Michael Rogers. Rogers rode dash on a final stand to forestall a attacks from Quintana and Rodriguez, while Contador only responded to their contingent moves.

The efforts cost Rogers a place inside a top-10 altogether though he won’t remove any nap over that. At no indicate has a 33-year-old given any care to his possess results. Only Contador’s.

The selflessness of Rogers also relates to Kreuziger who, still sitting in fourth place overall, is doing all he can to assistance Contador, his group leader.

Going into refuge mode is unknown domain for a desirous Contador nonetheless his best possibility of holding onto to second place is to hang with this strategy.

If he tries to conflict on Saturday’s final towering theatre he could open himself adult to a renew from his rivals, who will be baying for blood.

Quintana and Rodriguez will chuck all they have during Contador and he’ll need all he’s got to conflict their barrage.

Once again Richie Porte rode faultlessly in support of Froome.

One some-more day for Porte, a protector, afterwards he can relax on a roads of Paris meaningful he’s played a vital purpose in a teammate’s Tour de France feat for a second year running.

Jerseys theatre 19

Saturday 20 July
Stage 20: Annecy – Semnoz 125km
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Aussies still in hunt during British Open

Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day stay in a hunt during a tough second turn during a Open Championship.

ADAM Scott and Jason Day are good positioned to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.

Adam Scott and Jason Day are good staid to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez leads a domain during a median symbol during 3-under standard with a one-stroke domain over a party of Americans, including Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnston, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and England’s Lee Westwood.

First-round personality Zach Johnson struggled to fire 4-over 75 in a afternoon conditions to distortion alongside another organisation of players during 1-under.

Scott is tied for 11th during 1-over and Day is tied for 20th a serve shot back

Scott, looking to make justification for his thespian late fall during a 2012 event, is carrying copiousness of certainty from his delight during Augusta in Apr and he stays optimistic.

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Adam Scott during a second turn of a Open Championship during Muirfield.

“I consider I’m in flattering good shape,” a universe No.4 said.

“Hopefully we can put a pierce on and get right into it tomorrow.”

Just 9 players are underneath standard on a organisation and buoyant Muirfield blueprint where Australia is nonetheless to delight in 16 Open championships during a venue.

Former universe No.1s Rory McIlroy (12-over) and Luke Donald (10-over) were dual of a large names to skip a cut.

Five of a 12 Australians have done a weekend action. Marcus Fraser is tied for 39th during 5-over, while Geoff Ogilvy and Peter Senior are tied for 70th, right on a cut line of 8-over par.

Ogilvy was in no mood to plead his second-round performance.

“I had too many shots,” was a Australian’s blunt and comment after a second-successive four-over 74 during Muirfield done it demeanour roughly certain he would skip a cut.

Pressed on what aspects of his diversion competence have let him down, Ogilvy combined coldly: “The volume of shots we had.”

And what of a formidable conditions and lightning-quick greens that so many others were struggling to cope with?

“I didn’t play unequivocally well, so we can’t tell,” Ogilvy said.

Asked after his turn what he would take out of a week, Ogilvy pronounced “disappointment” and “frustration” yet he’ll now get a possibility to make amends.

The 2006 US Open champion was understandably some-more upbeat after training he had somehow survived a cut.

“Looking like a reprieve. Wow! Never blink how tough these courses get late in a day,” Ogilvy tweeted Friday evening.

The 36-year-old has missed 8 cuts from 14 events so distant this year, yet he finished curtain adult during a Honda Classic in March.

The players who sojourn are all chasing 49-year-old Jimenez, who has won 19 times in Europe, including 12 times given a age of 40.

For a second uninterrupted day, Scott forsaken dual shots early in his round. He waited patiently until a par-5 17th to trap his usually birdie for a day. By contrast, Day’s turn was some-more of a roller-coaster, blending 5 birdies with 5 bogeys.

After rounds of 71-72, Scott finds himself 4 from a median lead. Entering final year’s third turn during Royal Lytham, he was only one cadence back.

It’s distant from an indomitable deficit. If he is to find emancipation for final year’s distressing loss, Scott should demeanour to channel associate Queenslander Ian Baker-Finch.

In a 1991 British Open, Baker-Finch non-stop with 71-71 and afterwards shot 64-66 on a weekend to erase a four-stroke necessity to delight during Royal Birkdale.

World No.12 Westwood is reaping a advantage of time with Baker-Finch. The Englishman, who is nearby a tip of that list of best players to never win a major, has spent time with Baker-Finch given relocating to Florida. He credits a putting doctrine with his neighbour for softened form on a greens.

“Me and Scotty are in that same position where we only have to stay patient, that’s a unequivocally large pivotal out there,” Jason Day said.

“You can’t be assertive around a march like this … it’s only unequivocally perplexing to be studious and take a birdies when we can and try and minimise a bogeys.”

- Rohan Clarke writes pleasantness of Australian Golf Digest. Click here to allow to Australia’s heading golf magazine

How a Aussies fared
Adam Scott (+1)
Jason Day (+2)
Marcus Fraser (+5)
Geoff Ogilvy (+8)
Peter Senior (+8)
Missed a cut: Marc Leishman (+9)


139: Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 68 71

140: Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70 70, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72 68, Tiger Woods (USA) 69 71, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 72

141: Martin Laird (SCO) 70 71, Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 67 74, Zach Johnson (USA) 66 75, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 69 72

142: Ryan Moore (USA) 72 70

143: Jordan Spieth (USA) 69 74, Darren Clarke (NIR) 72 71, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 75 68, Adam Scott (AUS) 71 72, Webb Simpson (USA) 73 70, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69 74, Bubba Watson (USA) 70 73, Ian Poulter (ENG) 72 71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 69 74

144: Justin Leonard (USA) 74 70, Hunter Mahan (USA) 72 72, Jason Day (AUS) 73 71, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 71 73

145: Johnson Wagner (USA) 73 72, Mark O’Meara (USA) 67 78, Tom Lehman (USA) 68 77, Harris English (USA) 74 71, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 74 71, Branden Grace (RSA) 74 71, Shiv Kapur (IND) 68 77, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 71 74, Ben Curtis (USA) 74 71, Kevin Streelman (USA) 74 71

146: Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 76 70, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 75 71, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 76 70, Eduardo De La Riva (ESP) 73 73, Martin Kaymer (GER) 72 74

147: Danny Willett (ENG) 75 72, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 73 74, Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 72 75, Matt Kuchar (USA) 74 73, Stewart Cink (USA) 72 75, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 68 79, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 73 74, George Coetzee (RSA) 76 71, Ken Duke (USA) 70 77, Steven Tiley (ENG) 72 75

148: Y.E. Yang (KOR) 78 70, Sandy Lyle (SCO) 76 72, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 73 75, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 75 73, Oliver Fisher (ENG) 70 78, Shane Lowry (IRL) 74 74, Graham DeLaet (CAN) 76 72, Ernie Els (RSA) 74 74, Tim Clark (RSA) 72 76, Josh Teater (USA) 72 76

149: Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 73 76, Russell Henley (USA) 78 71, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 76 73, Bud Cauley (USA) 74 75, Jason Dufner (USA) 72 77, Fred Couples (USA) 75 74, Keegan Bradley (USA) 75 74, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 70 79, Jimmy Mullen (ENG) 71 78, Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR) 73 76, Gareth Wright (WAL) 71 78

150: Boo Weekley (USA) 74 76, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 79 71, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 76 74, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 81 69, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 75 75, Mark Brown (NZL) 77 73, Peter Senior (AUS) 74 76, Todd Hamilton (USA) 69 81, Mikko Ilonen (FIN) 72 78, Chris Wood (ENG) 75 75, K.J. Choi (KOR) 76 74, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 72 78, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 74 76, Richard Sterne (RSA) 75 75, Shingo Katayama (JPN) 73 77


151: Oscar Floren (SWE) 74 77, Marc Leishman (AUS) 76 75, Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 77 74, Kyle Stanley (USA) 82 69, Michael Thompson (USA) 72 79, Bill Haas (USA) 77 74, Marcel Siem (GER) 75 76, George Murray (SCO) 76 75, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 71 80, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72 79, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 75 76, Camilo Villegas (COL) 72 79

152: Niclas Fasth (SWE) 77 75, Jim Furyk (USA) 78 74, Luke Donald (ENG) 80 72, Hiroyuki Fujita (JPN) 78 74, Justin Harding (RSA) 78 74, Stephen Dartnall (AUS) 80 72, Marc Warren (SCO) 72 80, Justin Rose (ENG) 75 77, Nick Watney (USA) 75 77, Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 72 80, Kim Hyung-Sung (KOR) 76 76

153: Toru Taniguchi (JPN) 78 75, D.A. Points (USA) 78 75, Ben Stow (ENG) 76 77, Wu Ashun (CHN) 76 77, Robert Garrigus (USA) 78 75, John Senden (AUS) 77 76, Garrick Porteous (ENG) 76 77, Tom Watson (USA) 75 78

154: Vijay Singh (FIJ) 77 77, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 78 76, Rickie Fowler (USA) 78 76, Gareth Maybin (NIR) 78 76, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 77 77, Scott Stallings (USA) 76 78, David Lynn (ENG) 79 75, Billy Horschel (USA) 74 80, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 79 75, John Huh (USA) 74 80

155: Kenichi Kuboya (JPN) 76 79, Darryn Lloyd (RSA) 79 76, David Duval (USA) 76 79, Richard McEvoy (ENG) 73 82, Steven Jeffress (AUS) 76 79, John Wade (AUS) 74 81

156: Lucas Glover (USA) 80 76, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 79 77, Brett Rumford (AUS) 79 77, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 80 76, Lloyd Saltman (SCO) 79 77, Brooks Koepka (USA) 76 80, Estanislao Goya (ARG) 75 81, Brendan Jones (AUS) 78 78

157: Steven Fox (USA) 78 79, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 76 81, Daisuke Maruyama (JPN) 78 79, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 72 85, Brian Davis (ENG) 80 77, Nick Faldo (ENG) 79 78

158: Luke Guthrie (USA) 78 80

159: Grant Forrest (SCO) 73 86, Makoto Inoue (JPN) 83 76

160: Scott Brown (USA) 79 81

161: Rhys Pugh (WAL) 84 77, Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 80 81, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 82 79

162: Scott Piercy (USA) 74 88

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Agent Cornthwaite goes to work

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Australia’s Robert Cornthwaite has inside believe on South Korea.
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ROBBIE Cornthwaite is banking on his inside believe on a horde of South Korean players giving him a preference corner when a Socceroos start their East Asian Cup finals debate on Saturday night opposite a hosts in Seoul.

The Socceroos suffered a reversal on Thursday when it was reliable that Josh Kennedy would not be partial of a patrol after his Japanese bar Nagoya Grampus refused to recover a striker – as was their right – for a contest being played on non-FIFA dates.

Already undone by Kennedy’s situation, Socceroos manager Holger Osieck final night was also forced to explain a deficiency of clubless Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill.

He suggested a maestro defender was set to pointer with a Major League Soccer bar in a United States.

“He’s in hit with dual clubs and he’s unequivocally expected to pointer there, therefore he’s not accessible for a team,” pronounced Osieck, who re-iterated his beating with Nagoya for not releasing Kennedy

“It’s unequivocally not a unequivocally good situation. The Korean group has enclosed a series of (Japan-based) players.”

Unlike Kennedy, Cornthwaite’s inhabitant group duties were upheld his K-League bar Chunnam Dragons, who happily expelled a former Adelaide United defender.

As a usually South Korean-based actor in a Australian squad, 27-year-old Cornthwaite’s discernment will come in accessible tonight opposite a patrol mostly done adult of K-League players.

New South Korean manager Hong Myung-Bo has also been incompetent to call on his team’s Europe-based players, though is some-more than happy to give border players a possibility as he builds towards subsequent year’s World Cup.

“It’s his initial diversion in assign … there’s a few uninformed faces in there,” Cornthwaite said.

“I’ve substantially got a bit of inside knowledge. There are also a integrate of guys in there that have played a satisfactory bit of football and do unequivocally good in a K-League.”

They embody hulk Ulsan Hyundai marksman Kim Shin-Wook.

While Australia will be blank their possess large male in Kennedy, a 198cm Kim is set to be a pivotal figure in Hong’s contest plans.

“He’s got a few on me as well,” pronounced Cornthwaite, who also strikes an commanding figure.

“We’ve had some good tussles over my time here in Korea. we indeed get along with him utterly good and hopefully I’ll barter shirts with him.”

In a deficiency of first-choice executive defensive pairing Lucas Neill and Sasa Ognenovski, places are adult for grabs in a Australian backline tomorrow night.

Cornthwaite, Jade North, Michael Thwaite, Ryan McGowan, Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan are all contending for a dual centre-back positions, nonetheless Milligan’s flexibility is roughly certain to see him start in a holding midfield role.

“There are 3 games (in a tournament) and you’d like to consider everyone’s going to be involved,” said

Cornthwaite, who has left from a Socceroos’ replacement actor to a genuine 2014 World Cup contender in a space of 9 months after starring for Australia in their 2-1 win over South Korea in Hwaseong in Nov final year when an damage to Matthew Spiranovic led to him being called into a patrol during final minute.

“You demeanour behind … and we wasn’t even unequivocally deliberate during all, and afterwards there was an damage to Spira during training. The subsequent day we came in, and (then) into a 11, and so most has happened in that brief time. we suspect only as most could occur between now and a World Cup.

“That unequivocally kick-started my time with a inhabitant team. It was a good night for me and I’ve been concerned in all a camps given and this tournament’s another good event for me to get some diversion time and to continue to build my knowledge during this level.”

“I consider we only behind myself in a lot some-more now. I’m some-more gentle during this turn and have a lot some-more certainty in my abilities.

“I only seem to play with a lot some-more leisure than we used to.”

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Bosnich: Winning is everything

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Ange’s All Stars beware, David Moyes and Manchester United have landed and they’re not here for a holiday.

New Manchester United trainer David Moyes says he expects a ‘big test’ opposite a depleted A-League All Stars.

Manchester United have left down 1-0 to a Thai all-star group in Bangkok in an underwhelming start to new manager David Moyes’ reign during a club.

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With a detriment from Moyes’s initial start, a Red Devils will be penetrating to win in Sydney.
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IT’S tantalizing to contend there is zero roving on this muster match, though that overlooks one vital factor.

Winning is everything.

A warn 1-0 better to a Thailand All-Stars final week was not partial of David Moyes’s script, and he will be unfortunate to open his comment during ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Moyes is inheriting some-more than only a group from Sir Alex Ferguson. He is inheriting a enlightenment and tradition of success. Any defeat, even in a pre-season match, is not looked on favourably. Moyes is acutely wakeful of this and zero brief of a resounding feat over a A-League All-Stars will damp United’s 330 million worldwide fanbase.

Football is passion and passions can boil over. David Beckham will certainly remember a vehement confront he perceived in Sydney with a LA Galaxy a few years behind and I’m certain rival tensions will aspect during ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Manchester United would not have taken pleasantly to a knowledge of Bangkok final week when a little-known Teerap Winothai snuck by their defences in a 49th minute.

I’m not for a notation suggesting that they’ll be putting themselves during risk of damage in this pre-season match. That would challenge logic. What we am observant is that those awaiting a lifeless competition are off a mark, since honour browns brightly within this Manchester United group whatever a opposition, whatever a venue, whatever a time of year.

There is also copiousness to play for from an A-League All-Stars perspective. Playing opposite a many absolute sporting clubs in a universe will be a apex of many of their careers and they’ll be penetrating to uncover they can compare it with a best.

And a fact that this compare sole out in a matter of mins shows only how many passion a fans have for this contest. we design a atmosphere to be electric and a arise unforgettable.

It’s transparent a Australian open wish to see a world’s best players on their doorstep. The tours of Manchester United and Liverpool should only be a start. Imagine saying a likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, a dual Milans, Chelsea and Arsenal personification before internal crowds. Football is on an ceiling arena in Australia. This would steepen a curve.

I’m awaiting an interesting contest. It will be opposite from a unchanging deteriorate tie in terms of a large series of substitutions that will be used and players acid for fitness, though Manchester United will really be looking to put on a show.

I was advantageous adequate to knowledge from a inside only because Manchester United is a many special bar in football. For 90 enchanting minutes, we will too.

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Cats conflict can be downfall: Thompson

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Crows onballer Scott Thompson in movement opposite a Tigers. Picture: Michael Dodge.
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ADELAIDE midfielder Scott Thompson has indicated Geelong’s biggest strength – it’s all-out aggressive inlet – can also be a debility that allows a Crows to hide an dissapoint win as they find to sojourn in a finals competition today.

Geelong’s bent to cut by a center of a belligerent and bravely take a diversion on is a area Adelaide will find to feat with a heightened clarity of vigour during West Lakes this afternoon.

Thompson, who will play his 200th diversion for a Crows, is wakeful of a bulk of a challenge, though believes Adelaide is on a margin of proof a form is improved than a record suggests.

“It is a large challenge,” Thompson said. “Geelong is no doubt a benchmark again.

“But in observant that, we consider a form for a final dual weeks aside hasn’t been as bad as what has been written.

“There’s been rags where we’ve lacked in thoroughness and been down one a few of areas that has unequivocally cost us during a finish of a diversion with a result.

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“They unequivocally like to take a diversion on. They unequivocally behind in their diversion character and have good certainty within their organisation with what any actor is able of doing.

“But they coquette with a round during times and hopefully a vigour is good adequate to spin it over and get a round going a way.”

Making a Geelong compare a larger jump is a detriment of Patrick Dangerfield, who is approaching to skip 3 weeks since of shoulder injury.

Thompson pronounced there was not one actor who could reinstate Dangerfield, a club’s many widespread midfielder, and that a rest of a organisation would have to share a load.

“Bring in 3 blokes,” Thompson pronounced with a giggle when asked how to reinstate Dangerfield. “He’s going to be a large loss, there’s no doubt about that.

“But Patrick is out for during slightest this week. We know what he gives us in contested round and offensively though someone will come in and do a job.

“We’ve got (Richard) Tambling and Mitch Grigg personification his initial game, that will be good for him. They will no doubt do a pursuit for a team. They won’t be Patrick Dangerfield, and we don’t design that. No one is him. But if they do their role, that’s all we design from them.”

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LIVE: Crusaders v Reds

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FOLLOW all a movement live from a Super Rugby subordinate final between a Crusaders and Reds during a Rugby Gold Match Centre.

It’s do or die as a Reds take on a Crusaders in Christchurch.

Can Ewen McKenzie extend his stay as Queensland manager for another week, or will a Crusaders keep their implausible Super Rugby home finals record intact?

Keep adult to date with all a movement – a compare centre facilities live scores, statistics and video highlights updated via a game.

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Stray equine disharmony during Flemington

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Racehorse Impulse Buy crashed by several ascent yard fences during Flemington. Picture: Simon Buckley
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A DRAMATIC occurrence could have been catastrophic during Flemington today, with a dismayed equine crashing by 3 fences before galloping by a member’s lawn.

Impulse Buy took trepidation as it left a ascent yard for a fourth race, tossing manoeuvre Kayla Nisbet before crashing by a open grass fence.

It afterwards attempted a awkward jump over a ascent yard fence, flattening it.

A journal photographer jumped clear, avoiding a potentially catastrophic collision.

Impulse Buy sent congregation sprawling in a ascent yard, slammed into another horse, afterwards crashed by another blockade before charging by a member’s lawn.

Members in suits gave follow before tutor Jason Warren grasped a horse’s reins.

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Impulse Buy – graphic after winning final month – took trepidation in a Flemington ascent yard. 

Racing Victoria authority Rob Roulston pronounced it was propitious nobody was hurt.

“Imagine if it had been Derby Day?’’ he said.

Warren pronounced a horse’s saddle had slipped over a behind.

“It’s a identical impact to side ropes during a rodeos. All they wish to do is buck,’’ he said.

“I was only returning from a stripping sheds and saw this equine galloping towards me.’’

Impulse Buy was not believed to be severely hurt.

The fences were broken in a rampage.

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Hawks repudiate Dogs in scrappy affair

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Jordan Lewis was superb with 115 SuperCoach points. Picture: Michael Klein

TWO second-quarter shots for idea – one of them unusual and one of them unusually bad – went a prolonged approach to summing adult Hawthorn’s hard-fought 19-point win over a rival Western Bulldogs during Aurora Stadium.

The initial came 15 mins into a tenure when Hawk Kyle Cheney was on a finish of a 50m chastisement that took him to a tip of a idea square. Inexplicably, he missed, to a transparent disappointment – and undoubted startle – of a crowd.

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It was demonstrative of a greedy initial half that had a satisfactory share of defensive vigour and some fascinating match-ups, though lacked in terms of genuine highlights.

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Jarryd Roughead is tackled by Jordan Roughead during a 3rd entertain of a Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs compare during Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Saturday Jul 20, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael

Then, 8 mins later, roughly on cue, Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge incited sameness into something magnificent.

There was an component of fitness to it, sure, though Hodge’s 65m tub idea from inside a centre block was an comprehensive cracker.

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Ryan Griffen during a 1st entertain of a Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs compare during Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Saturday Jul 20, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael

It wasn’t usually a stretch of Hodge’s kick, it was also a fact that it had come about a tough way, when he smothered an attempted flog from Ryan Griffen, with a round alighting in his hands again, and afterwards he launched a large flog for goal.

The contrariety between a dual shots during idea could not have been some-more stark. It was one of those arrange of games – a good churned in with a not-so-good; a mistakes infrequently overshadowing a magic.

Hawthorn was clearly always unfailing to win this competition – a 14th of a deteriorate – though it was forced to do it a tough way.

The Bulldogs practical vigour roughly from a outset, and confirmed it, though usually couldn’t broach adequate torpedo blows.

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Hawthorn President Andrew Newbold and past President Jeff Kennett before a 1st entertain of a Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs compare during Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Saturday Jul 20, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael

The final dual weeks have shown a Bulldogs can compare it – during times – with severely good opposition.

When they learnt to do that though any mid-game dips in focus, they might even explain a good scalp in a entrance weeks.

Griffen was outstanding, racking adult 37 touches and finishing with dual goals in nonetheless another best afield performance.

Jordan Lewis was a clever performer for a Hawks, as was Hodge, who had an intriguing duel with immature Bulldog Mitch Wallis.

Brad Sewell returned to form in his initial diversion behind given being forsaken to a VFL, after being a late inclusion for a ill Sam Mitchell.

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Cyril Rioli and Liam Picken during a 3rd entertain of a Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs compare during Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Saturday Jul 20, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael

The Hawks kicked 3 goals in a initial 11 mins and had 4 on a house by quarter-time.

But a Bulldogs fought tough to extent their rival’s outlay for a subsequent dual and bit buliding and would have done some-more of an sense on a scoreboard if they had not squandered some chances.

Hawthorn managed usually goals in a second tenure (including one from Hodge’s sepulchral boot) and usually one in a third tenure (to Brendan Whitecross), as Brendan McCartney’s group threatened to means an Apple Isle upset.

Part of a onslaught came with a Bulldogs locking down on a Hawks’ forwards, including Cyril Rioli, who had to continue Liam Picken’s tighten courtesy all afternoon.

When Griffen nailed a idea from 40m, a Bulldogs trailed by 10 points during a 20-minute-mark of a third tenure though it would infer a wake-up call for a Hawks.

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Liam Jones tries to tackle Kyle Cheney during a 2nd entertain of a Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs compare during Aurora Stadium, Launceston. Saturday Jul 20, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael

Hawthorn seemed to put a emanate over doubt when they kicked a opening 4 goals of a final tenure – dual of them to underling Jonathan Simpkin – and during one theatre pushed out to a 44-point advantage.

Yet in gripping with this bizarre and vacillating game, a Dogs finished tough with 4 goals to revoke a domain to what it had been for most of a day.

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LIVE: Saturday Night NRL

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Matt Russell and Greg ‘Brandy’ Alexander preview turn 19′s strife between Canberra and Parramatta.

Matt Russell and Greg ‘Brandy’ Alexander preview turn 19′s strife between Sydney Roosters and Cronulla.

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KEEP adult to date with all a large moments from tonight’s NRL double header featuring Raiders v Eels and Roosters v Sharks.



4.50pm – Parramatta are 1-17

EELS: Jake Mullaney, Semi Radradra, Ryan Morgan, Willie Tonga, Brayden Wiliame, Ben Roberts, Luke Kelly, Tim Mannah, Matt Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Reni Maitua, Daniel Harrison, Darcy Lussick. Interchange: Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo, Joseph Paulo, Junior Paulo


4.35pm – White earnings for Raiders, Papalii to start on bench

BRETT White earnings for a Raiders in their strife with a Eels during Canberra Stadium, carrying recovered from an eye-socket damage and takes his place in a group during a responsibility of Sam Mataora, who played for Mounties in a NSW Cup progressing today.

Josh Papalii will start from a dais after his Origin heroics on Wednesday night, with Jarrad Kennedy holding his starting spot.

RAIDERS: Anthony Milford, Reece Robinson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Sami Sauiluma, Terry Campese, Josh McCrone, David Shillington, Glen Buttriss, Dane Tilse, Jarrad Kennedy, Joel Edwards, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Josh Papalii, Shaun Berrigan, Paul Vaughan, Brett White

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Live blog: United vs All Stars

Man United Training Session

Follow a movement of Manchester United vs a A-League All Stars with a live blog.
Source: News Limited

MANCHESTER United make their initial outing to Australia in 14 years to take on an all-star side comprising a A-League’s best.

It competence only be an muster game, though with a last-start detriment in Thailand a ‘Red Devils’ will be unfortunate to get a initial win on a house for new manager David Moyes.

The A-League All Stars side will be only as penetrating for a good showing, looking to lift a startle dissapoint over one of a best bar sides in a universe of football.

Follow all a movement of Saturday night’s diversion right here from 7pm with a live blog!

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