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May 30, 2015

Australia disappointed but promises to work with Blatter

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s soccer chief Frank Lowy has promised to work with Sepp Blatter to try to repair FIFA’s tattered reputation despite his disappointment at the re-election of the Swiss as president of the game’s world governing body.

Australia was the only country to publicly break with the 47-nation Asian Football Confederation’s backing of Blatter, who won a fifth term in Zurich on Friday in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.

May 30, 2015

Soccer-Australia disappointed but promises to work with Blatter

SYDNEY, May 30 (Reuters) – Australia’s soccer chief Frank Lowy has promised to work with Sepp Blatter to try to repair FIFA’s tattered reputation despite his disappointment at the re-election of the Swiss as president of the game’s world governing body.

Australia was the only country to publicly break with the 47-nation Asian Football Confederation’s backing of Blatter, who won a fifth term in Zurich on Friday in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.

May 28, 2015

It’s no dog’s life for Tottenham striker Kane

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur goal machine Harry Kane is enjoying his breakthrough season so much that he doesn’t want it to end.

Kane was a relative unknown before his 21 goals helped propel Spurs to fifth in Premier League in the recently concluded campaign.

May 28, 2015

Soccer-It’s no dog’s life for Tottenham striker Kane

SYDNEY, May 28 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur goal machine Harry Kane is enjoying his breakthrough season so much that he doesn’t want it to end.

Kane was a relative unknown before his 21 goals helped propel Spurs to fifth in Premier League in the recently concluded campaign.

May 27, 2015

Australia’s Ashes task harder after Bayliss appointment

SYDNEY (Reuters) – There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England’s new head coach.

While former cricketers lined up to hail the success of “a ripper of a bloke” in landing such a big job, Australia coach Darren Lehmann gave a reminder that immediate success for Bayliss could mean failure for his country.

May 27, 2015

Cricket-Australia’s Ashes task harder after Bayliss appointment

SYDNEY, May 27 (Reuters) – There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England’s new head coach.

While former cricketers lined up to hail the success of “a ripper of a bloke” in landing such a big job, Australia coach Darren Lehmann gave a reminder that immediate success for Bayliss could mean failure for his country.

May 17, 2015

Champions Waratahs facing the hard road to the playoffs

SYDNEY (Reuters) – It was always going to be a tall order for New South Wales Waratahs to become the first Australian side to retain the Super Rugby title but the task got that bit harder with the ACT Brumbies’ win over the Lions on Saturday.

The Waratahs were probably fast asleep in Sydney when the Brumbies defied the Johannesburg altitude to run in four tries and move two points clear of their fierce rivals at the top of the Australian conference.

May 17, 2015

England will be weaker without Pietersen, says Clarke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke has absolutely no doubt England will be a weaker side without batsman Kevin Pietersen when the Ashes rivalry resumes in Cardiff on July 8.

Pietersen was sacked by England last year following the 2013-14 trip to Australia during which he was accused of being disengaged from the team as the tourists crashed to a 5-0 defeat.

May 17, 2015

Rugby-Champions Waratahs facing the hard road to the playoffs

SYDNEY, May 17 (Reuters) – It was always going to be a tall order for New South Wales Waratahs to become the first Australian side to retain the Super Rugby title but the task got that bit harder with the ACT Brumbies’ win over the Lions on Saturday.

The Waratahs were probably fast asleep in Sydney when the Brumbies defied the Johannesburg altitude to run in four tries and move two points clear of their fierce rivals at the top of the Australian conference.

May 17, 2015

Cricket-England will be weaker without Pietersen, says Clarke

SYDNEY, May 17 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke has absolutely no doubt England will be a weaker side without batsman Kevin Pietersen when the Ashes rivalry resumes in Cardiff on July 8.

Pietersen was sacked by England last year following the 2013-14 trip to Australia during which he was accused of being disengaged from the team as the tourists crashed to a 5-0 defeat.

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