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Apr 11, 2014

Del Piero could join A-League farewells on final weekend

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Former Italy and Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero could play his last match for Sydney FC, and potentially his career, this weekend as the A-League regular season comes to a climax with the playoff picture far from clear.

Del Piero, whose two-year contract expires at the end of the season, is hoping to lead the Sky Blues to a win, or at least a draw, against Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) on Sunday that would earn them a spot in the post-season.

Apr 11, 2014

Soccer-Del Piero could join A-League farewells on final weekend

SYDNEY, April 11 (Reuters) – Former Italy and Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero could play his last match for Sydney FC, and potentially his career, this weekend as the A-League regular season comes to a climax with the playoff picture far from clear.

Del Piero, whose two-year contract expires at the end of the season, is hoping to lead the Sky Blues to a win, or at least a draw, against Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) on Sunday that would earn them a spot in the post-season.

Apr 9, 2014

Australia sports sign commitment to eliminate homophobia

SYDNEY, April 9 (Reuters) – In what was hailed as a world first, Australia’s five main professional sports signed a commitment on Wednesday to have frameworks in place by the end of August this year to battle homophobia.

Sydney hosts the world cup of gay rugby union, the Bingham Cup, in August and the organisers of that tournament were behind the initiative to get the sporting bodies to commit to a timeline for implementing an inclusion policy.

Apr 9, 2014

Australia’s former Olympic champion Stephanie Rice retires

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday.

Rice had a brilliant Olympic debut at Beijing’s Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 metres individual medley titles as well as gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, all in world record times.

Apr 9, 2014

Australia’s former Olympic champion Rice retires

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s triple Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday.

Rice had a brilliant Olympic debut at Beijing’s Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 meters individual medley titles as well as gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, all in world record times.

Apr 9, 2014

Swimming-Australia’s former Olympic champion Rice retires

SYDNEY, April 9 (Reuters) – Australia’s triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the age of 25 on Wednesday.

Rice had a brilliant Olympic debut at Beijing’s Water Cube in 2008, winning the 200 and 400 metres individual medley titles as well as gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, all in world record times.

Mar 26, 2014

Hosts Australia draw South Korea in Asian Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hosts Australia were handed a tricky opening round at the 2015 Asian Cup finals when they were grouped with twice former champions South Korea, Oman and Kuwait in the draw at Sydney Opera House on Wednesday.

The Socceroos open the tournament against Kuwait in Melbourne on January 9 and will hope to be still in the reckoning when the final takes place 23 days later at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.

Mar 26, 2014

Soccer-Hosts Australia draw South Korea in Asian Cup

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Hosts Australia were handed a tricky opening round at the 2015 Asian Cup finals when they were grouped with twice former champions South Korea, Oman and Kuwait in the draw at Sydney Opera House on Wednesday.

The Socceroos open the tournament against Kuwait in Melbourne on Jan. 9 and will hope to be still in the reckoning when the final takes place 23 days later at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.

Mar 25, 2014

Bruised throat stops Australian try-scoring machine Folau

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New South Wales Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will be unable to add to his remarkable season tally of eight tries this weekend after being ruled out of the Super Rugby clash against the Sharks with a bruised throat.

After eight scores in his first four matches, it looked like only injury could prevent Folau from breaking the single season Super Rugby record of 15, which is jointly held by Joe Roff (1997) and Rico Gear (2005).

Mar 25, 2014

Rugby-Bruised throat stops Australian try-scoring machine Folau

SYDNEY, March 25 (Reuters) – New South Wales Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will be unable to add to his remarkable season tally of eight tries this weekend after being ruled out of the Super Rugby clash against the Sharks with a bruised throat.

After eight scores in his first four matches, it looked like only injury could prevent Folau from breaking the single season Super Rugby record of 15, which is jointly held by Joe Roff (1997) and Rico Gear (2005).

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