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Sep 25, 2015

Faulkner hopes to dust off baggy green cap in Bangladesh

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Since playing his sole test for Australia in 2013, every so often a wistful James Faulkner has pulled out his baggy green test cap to stoke the aspirations for a career yet to bloom.

The 25-year-old all-rounder now hopes to give the cap a proper dusting off on tour in Bangladesh after replacing injured team mate Pat Cummins in the 15-man squad.

Sep 25, 2015

Cricket-Faulkner hopes to dust off baggy green cap in Bangladesh

MELBOURNE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Since playing his sole test for Australia in 2013, every so often a wistful James Faulkner has pulled out his baggy green test cap to stoke the aspirations for a career yet to bloom.

The 25-year-old all-rounder now hopes to give the cap a proper dusting off on tour in Bangladesh after replacing injured team mate Pat Cummins in the 15-man squad.

Sep 23, 2015

Australia captain Jedinak to miss Jordan clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has welcomed back a trio of Asian Cup winners into his 23-man squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Jordan but captain Mile Jedinak remains sidelined with hamstring troubles.

The Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak missed both the winning qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan after straining his hamstring in the Premier League and had suffered a relapse, Postecoglou said on Wednesday.

Sep 23, 2015

Soccer-Australia captain Jedinak to miss Jordan clash

MELBOURNE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has welcomed back a trio of Asian Cup winners into his 23-man squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Jordan but captain Mile Jedinak remains sidelined with hamstring troubles.

The Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak missed both the winning qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan after straining his hamstring in the Premier League and had suffered a relapse, Postecoglou said on Wednesday.

Sep 20, 2015

Goodes bows out quietly after troubled season

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A powerfully-built athlete and an outspoken champion of Aboriginal rights, Australian Rules footballer Adam Goodes rarely shied away from confrontation throughout a long and storied career.

Yet his exit from the game came quietly on Saturday and he eschewed all fanfare as his Sydney Swans were dumped from the playoffs in front of a disappointed home crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

Sep 14, 2015

Uncapped Fekete, Bancroft named for Bangladesh tour

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tasmania fast bowler Andrew Fekete and Western Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft are in sight of a test debut after being named in an inexperienced Australia squad for next month’s tour of Bangladesh.

The uncapped pair are the newcomers in captain Steven Smith’s 15-man squad, which includes 10 players with less than 10 tests, as Australia look to rebuild following a string of retirements after the Ashes defeat in England.

Sep 14, 2015

Cricket-Uncapped Fekete, Bancroft named for Bangladesh tour

MELBOURNE, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Tasmania fast bowler Andrew Fekete and Western Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft are in sight of a test debut after being named in an inexperienced Australia squad for next month’s tour of Bangladesh.

The uncapped pair are the newcomers in captain Steven Smith’s 15-man squad, which includes 10 players with less than 10 tests, as Australia look to rebuild following a string of retirements after the Ashes defeat in England.

Sep 9, 2015

Brisbane Roar owners have only days to clear debts – FFA

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The owners of three-times A-League champions Brisbane Roar have only days to clear their debts or risk losing control of the financially-stricken club.

Roar, owned by the heavily indebted Bakrie Group, an Indonesian mining and telecoms conglomerate, have been under siege from creditors and behind on player payments.

Sep 9, 2015

Soccer-Brisbane Roar owners have only days to clear debts – FFA

MELBOURNE, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The owners of three-times A-League champions Brisbane Roar have only days to clear their debts or risk losing control of the financially-stricken club.

Roar, owned by the heavily indebted Bakrie Group, an Indonesian mining and telecoms conglomerate, have been under siege from creditors and behind on player payments.

Sep 9, 2015

Australia-U.S. games in major doubt amid pay dispute

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A festering labor dispute in Australian soccer could scuttle two women’s matches between the world champion United States and the Matildas next week, governing body Football Federation Australia has warned.

Some 60,000 tickets have been sold for the Sept. 17 and 20 matches in Detroit and Birmingham but the FFA said there was little hope of a breakthrough in the dispute with Australia’s players’ association.

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