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Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

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Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

- Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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Romelu Lukaku scores brace as Manchester United rout West Ham

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Romelu Lukaku scores brace as Manchester United rout West Ham

- Romelu Lukaku scored twice on debut and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a late long-range goal as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season. With Nemanja Matic excelling in central midfield, United look to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

- The opening weekend of the Premier League season ended with an emphatic win as Manchester United beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford, but manager Jose Mourinho was wary of fuelling talk of his team as title contenders. With new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and another close-season signing, midfielder Nemanja Matic, making a dominating debut, the win appeared to give credence to United's placing with many bookmakers as second favourites, behind neighbours Manchester City
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'I'm a footballer, who just happens to be a transgender woman': football pride round celebrates diversity

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'I'm a footballer, who just happens to be a transgender woman': football pride round celebrates diversity

- Growing up as a boy in country Victoria, football used to be the masculine mask that transgender woman Emily Rowe could hide behind. "Football for me was a way to affirm a male identity that never truly belonged to me," she says. She played in junior and senior football teams across southern NSW and northern Victoria. Before each match she would say to herself: "OK I've got to man up, and play footy again
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Sydney FC sign Polish winger Adrian Mierzejewski

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Sydney FC sign Polish winger Adrian Mierzejewski

- Sydney FC have announced a deal with Polish international winger Adrian Mierzejewski. The 30-year-old winger has signed a three-year contract with the A-League champions, in what coach Graham Arnold has described as a "major coup". "He is a player I believe will add more of the x-factor to our front line," Arnold said. "After speaking to Adrian, he ticked all the boxes with his character and I look forward to working with him
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Matildas hail Les Murray as inspiration behind 6-1 win over Brazil to clinch Tournament of Nations

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Matildas hail Les Murray as inspiration behind 6-1 win over Brazil to clinch Tournament of Nations

- Matildas record-breaker Lisa De Vanna has revealed late Australian soccer legend Les Murray was an inspiration behind their 6-1 rout of Brazil. The Australian women's football team claimed a first trophy in seven years by winning the Tournament of Nations in Carson, USA. And they did so with black armbands on their sleeve for Murray. The universally popular broadcaster died on Monday after a battle with illness
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Matildas blitz Brazil 6-1 in Tournament of Nations masterclass

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Matildas blitz Brazil 6-1 in Tournament of Nations masterclass

- Australia's women's soccer team have continued their astonishing run of form, claiming their first trophy in seven years as they dismantled a Brazilian line-up 6-1 at the Tournament of Nations in the United States. After conceding in the opening two minutes of the match, the Australians were never troubled again as they began one of the greatest onslaughts in Matildas history
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Lukaku looking to create his 'own history' at Manchester United

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Lukaku looking to create his 'own history' at Manchester United

- Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku does not consider himself a complete striker but is optimistic of creating his "own history" at Old Trafford. The Belgium international arrived at Old Trafford for a reported fee of 75 million pounds ($97.74 million) earlier this month after netting 25 league goals for Everton last season. When asked if he was in the same bracket as some of Europe's elite forwards, including Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, he replied: "No, no, no -- I'm far from that level
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Swiss probe into Australian World Cup bid payments

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Swiss probe into Australian World Cup bid payments

- Swiss prosecutors have examined multimillion-dollar Australian taxpayer-funded payments to controversial lobbyists hired at the behest of billionaire Frank Lowy to help Australia win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Fairfax Media can reveal that the examination of Football Federation Australia's records is part of a major Swiss criminal probe into an alleged corruption conspiracy said to involve a handful of former European football officials, including German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer
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Jake King files clearance to Northern Football League club Macleod

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Jake King files clearance to Northern Football League club Macleod

- HE MADE his name as one of Richmond’s most popular players, but now pocket rocket Jake King could be on his way to the Northern Football League. “The Push-Up King” has filed a clearance to NFL club Macleod, where it is hoped he will play a one-off game in the second half of the year. However, Roos coach Garry Ramsay said there was no time frame for when King, who has family connections at De Winton Park, may make his Macleod debut
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FIFA U17 World Cup: India to travel to US, Mexico and Australia

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FIFA U17 World Cup: India to travel to US, Mexico and Australia

- The Indian U-17 football team is all set to visit USA, Mexico and Australia as a part of their preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure the India Under-17 team gets the best possible exposure ahead of the Under-17 World Cup in October this year
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Socceroos focus shifts to Japan qualifier

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Socceroos focus shifts to Japan qualifier

- MOSCOW: The Socceroos have been urged to get their own houses in order to give Australia the best chance of success at the World Cup next year. Players left Moscow on Monday following their unsuccessful but spirited Confederations Cup campaign. Both the team and each player hope to return next year for the World Cup. But the team and each player have work to do to make that happen
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Man City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo handed boost after returning in Confederations Cup clash vs Australia

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Man City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo handed boost after returning in Confederations Cup clash vs Australia

- Claudio Bravo has been hailed as ‘an incredible professional’ by Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi after returning to action against Australia on Sunday. The 34-year-old made a number of saves as La Roja booked their place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup with a 1-1 draw in Moscow. Bravo had not played since being carried off on a stretcher with a calf injury in April's Manchester derby and looked a little rusty as his heavy clearance resulted in James Troisi's opener for the Socceroos
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Soccer - Australia see positives despite early exit in Russia

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Soccer - Australia see positives despite early exit in Russia

- MELBOURNE: The Confederations Cup was a missed opportunity for Australia but the Socceroos should gain confidence from their improvement during the tournament in Russia, coach Ange Postecoglou has said. Australia bowed out with a 1-1 draw against Chile on Sunday, having needed a two-goal win to reach the semi-finals. Chile advanced to play Portugal for a spot in the final, with Germany taking on Mexico in the other semi-final
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NRL 2017: St George Illawarra Dragons storm home against Newcastle Knights

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NRL 2017: St George Illawarra Dragons storm home against Newcastle Knights

- St George Illawarra fans are famously demanding, but it was hard to argue with the sentiments of the red v faithful as they booed their side off the paddock at halftime on Sunday afternoon. They'd just watched their side surrender a 10-0 lead to trail Newcastle 28-10 at the break after a first-half hat-trick to Knights cult figure Nathan Ross in the space of just 12 minutes
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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

- The bid to bring more A-League and W-League action to Melbourne launched with Team 11 laying out their plans for the future. The bid to bring A-League and W-League teams to south-east Melbourne has launched, with Team 11 - unveiled as the club's bid title - laying out their plans for the future. Among the dignitaries on hand were State Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams MP and Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP, along with members of local councils and business leaders
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  • Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches
    Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

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    Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0
    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down hype after Red Devils smash West Ham 4-0

    , abc.net.au

    The opening weekend of the Premier League season ended with an emphatic win as Manchester United beat West Ham United 4-0 at Old Trafford, but manager Jose Mourinho was wary of fuelling talk of his team as title contenders. With new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and another close-season signing, midfielder Nemanja Matic, making a dominating debut, the win appeared to give credence to United's placing with many bookmakers as second favourites, behind neighbours Manchester City
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  • Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches
    Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

    , smh.com.au

    Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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  • Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches
    Melbourne Storm focus on Newcastle Knights as finals future fast approaches

    , smh.com.au

    Melbourne Storm won't be distracted as they chase down the last win needed to secure top spot on the NRL ladder. The Storm play bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but veteran forward Kenny Bromwich knows the Knights will challenge them after winning their past three games. The two clubs have had several close battles in recent years and star back Cooper Cronk is also entering his final games with Melbourne before moving to Sydney next year
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  • Australian soccer crisis deepens as FIFA fails to end dispute
    Australian soccer crisis deepens as FIFA fails to end dispute

    , indianexpress.com

    Officials from football’s international governing body FIFA have failed to resolve a dispute between Australia’s Football Federation (FFA) and the A-league but discussions will continue, local media reported on Thursday. The 10 clubs that make up the A-league have been pushing for the FFA to expand its 10-member Congress into a more democratic model but the FFA has been reluctant to meet the demands
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