Pressure builds as Shaun Marsh slump continues

Abu Dhabi: Another failure from Shaun Marsh has intensified debate about the veteran’s place in the Australian Test team, with former teammate and Australian batting great Mike Hussey acknowledging that pressure was building on his fellow West Australian. Having made seven and a duck in his two innings during last week’s first Test against Pakistan in Dubai, Marsh departed early […]

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Valeri decision took time as he didn't want to be Victory baggage

It took Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri's teammates – at the height of their A-League championship celebrations – to convince their skipper to go around one more time. Valeri, 34, signed a one-year deal to stay on at the helm of the A-League superpower weeks after Victory secured their fourth title in May. Carl Valeri said he was given plenty […]

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Blow to Merkel as far-right AfD enters Bavarian state assembly

Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, bleeding votes to the far-right in a setback that risks widening divisions within Germany's crisis-prone national government. German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Credit:Bloomberg The Christian Social Union (CSU) won 35.5 per cent of the vote, an exit poll for broadcaster ARD showed, losing its absolute majority for only […]

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Mohamed Salah injury update as star returns to Liverpool for treatment after picking up muscle problem while playing for Egypt

The striker, 26, limped off the pitch with a muscle problem during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Friday. And the Egyptian FA have confirmed that Salah will miss Tuesday's match following an X-ray. The statement read: "Javier Aguirre has allowed Salah to return to his club and he will not participate against Swaziland next Tuesday to give him […]

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Artist fights back tears as he visits for the first time memorial that inspired his 72,396 shrouds of Somme

It is a poignant moment for the dad of three who, despite spending the past five years ensuring the memories of tens of thousands of soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme live on, had never visited their memorial. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war next month, we took Rob to Thiepval in northern […]

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Monaco want Thierry Henry as their new manager after deciding to sack title-winning boss Leonardo Jardim

Jardim was in charge of the French club for the past five seasons and led them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years in 2017. After finishing runners-up to champions Paris Saint-Germain last season, Monaco yet again saw a host of key players sold and are now languishing in the bottom three with just one league win in […]

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Handscomb piles on runs as Vics book spot in final against Tasmania

The runs have returned, but little else has changed for Peter Handscomb, according to the Victorian captain. Handscomb top-scored with 80 from 73 balls in Sunday’s JLT Cup semi-final at Junction Oval as the Vics upset Western Australia by 63 runs to book a place in the final against Tasmania, which will be held at the same venue on Wednesday. […]

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