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May 19, 2014

Triple F1 world champion Jack Brabham dead at 88

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car bearing his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

A fierce competitor, brilliant engineer and astute businessman, Brabham claimed the Formula One titles in 1959 and 1960 for Cooper Racing before going on to win a third in 1966 for the Brabham marque.

May 19, 2014

Former F1 world champion Brabham dead at 88

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car that bore his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

A fierce competitor, brilliant engineer and sound businessman, Brabham claimed the Formula One titles in 1959 and 1960 for Cooper Racing before going on to win a third in 1966 for the Brabham marque.

May 19, 2014

Motor racing-Former F1 world champion Brabham dead at 88

SYDNEY, May 19 (Reuters) – Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car that bore his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

A fierce competitor, brilliant engineer and sound businessman, Brabham claimed the Formula One titles in 1959 and 1960 for Cooper Racing before going on to win a third in 1966 for the Brabham marque.

May 15, 2014

Brazil ticket an object of desire for Socceroo Franjic

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The words “You Imagine What You Desire” are emblazoned in lights above the doors of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, where Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad was announced this week.

Like hundreds of other professional footballers around the world – some much better known, many others as unheralded as he is – what Australia defender Ivan Franjic desires most at the moment is a seat on an aeroplane to Brazil.

May 15, 2014

Soccer-Brazil ticket an object of desire for Socceroo Franjic

SYDNEY, May 15 (Reuters) – The words “You Imagine What You Desire” are emblazoned in lights above the doors of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, where Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad was announced this week.

Like hundreds of other professional footballers around the world – some much better known, many others as unheralded as he is – what Australia defender Ivan Franjic desires most at the moment is a seat on an aeroplane to Brazil.

May 14, 2014

Australia goes for youth in preliminary squad for Brazil

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was true to his word in picking a youthful 30-man Socceroos preliminary squad for the World Cup finals on Wednesday.

Postecoglou took over from German Holger Osieck just six months ago and had promised to ease out Australia’s ageing golden generation in favour of younger players.

May 14, 2014

Soccer-Australia goes for youth in preliminary squad for Brazil

SYDNEY, May 14 (Reuters) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was true to his word in picking a youthful 30-man Socceroos preliminary squad for the World Cup finals on Wednesday.

Postecoglou took over from German Holger Osieck just six months ago and had promised to ease out Australia’s ageing golden generation in favour of younger players.

May 9, 2014

Rugby-Reds suffer setbacks ahead of tough Crusaders challenge

SYDNEY, May 9 (Reuters) – The Queensland Reds would have been hoping for just a hint of a smile from lady luck this week going into a Super Rugby contest against the seven-times champion Canterbury Crusaders on the back of four successive defeats.

Instead she appeared to frown upon them.

On Monday, Wallabies prop James Slipper’s citing for a dangerous tackle in last weekend’s 44-14 defeat at the Auckland Blues earned him a three-week ban.

May 8, 2014

Centred Beale has burning desire to prove doubters wrong

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Kurtley Beale has been rejuvenated by his move back to Sydney after a miserable 2013 and desperate to get out on a rugby pitch in the green and gold of Australia to prove the doubters wrong.

The versatile back has been in sparkling form for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby, combining particularly well with fellow Wallaby Israel Folau, and appears to have banished the demons that beset him last year.

May 8, 2014

Rugby-Centred Beale has burning desire to prove doubters wrong

SYDNEY, May 8 (Reuters) – Kurtley Beale has been rejuvenated by his move back to Sydney after a miserable 2013 and desperate to get out on a rugby pitch in the green and gold of Australia to prove the doubters wrong.

The versatile back has been in sparkling form for the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby, combining particularly well with fellow Wallaby Israel Folau, and appears to have banished the demons that beset him last year.

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