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May 21, 2014

Clarke confident Australia team is corruption free

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in matchfixing but was “happy, satisfied and confident” that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.

Testimony from an ongoing International Cricket Council probe into corruption leaked to a British newspaper this week has detailed alleged matchfixing in cricket involving at least two former international players from New Zealand.

May 21, 2014

Cricket-Clarke confident Australia team is corruption free

SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in matchfixing but was “happy, satisfied and confident” that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.

Testimony from an ongoing International Cricket Council probe into corruption leaked to a British newspaper this week has detailed alleged matchfixing in cricket involving at least two former international players from New Zealand.

May 20, 2014

Cooper’s absence leaves Wallabies threadbare at 10

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The loss of Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper for four months to a shoulder injury has left Australia looking a bit threadbare in a position where they have traditionally boasted an embarrassment of riches.

Cooper has started the last 10 matches for the Wallabies, having revived his test career after being dropped for last year’s British and Irish Lions series and starting the first two matches of the Ewen McKenzie era on the bench.

May 20, 2014

Rugby-Cooper’s absence leaves Wallabies threadbare at 10

SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) – The loss of Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper for four months to a shoulder injury has left Australia looking a bit threadbare in a position where they have traditionally boasted an embarrassment of riches.

Cooper has started the last 10 matches for the Wallabies, having revived his test career after being dropped for last year’s British and Irish Lions series and starting the first two matches of the Ewen McKenzie era on the bench.

May 19, 2014

‘Black Jack’ Brabham blazed a trail for Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Jack Brabham, who died at the age of 88 on Monday, was famously a man of few words but his actions on the Formula One track had a major impact on Australian motorsport that still resonates today.

The three Formula One titles that “Black Jack” won in 1959, 1960 and 1966 proved to Australians that they could beat the best in the world and blazed the trail for the likes of Alan Jones, Mark Webber and now Daniel Ricciardo.

May 19, 2014

Motor racing-’Black Jack’ Brabham blazed a trail for Australia

SYDNEY, May 19 (Reuters) – Jack Brabham, who died at the age of 88 on Monday, was famously a man of few words but his actions on the Formula One track had a major impact on Australian motorsport that still resonates today.

The three Formula One titles that “Black Jack” won in 1959, 1960 and 1966 proved to Australians that they could beat the best in the world and blazed the trail for the likes of Alan Jones, Mark Webber and now Daniel Ricciardo.

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.

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