Sports wrap 16th June

Sports wrap 16th June

HOCKEY

The Kookaburras have reclaimed their Hockey World Cup Title, with a 6-1 thrashing of the Netherlands in the final overnight.

Defender Chris Ciriello starred for the Aussie men, scoring three times, making him Australia’s highest goal scorer for the tournament.

The win further cements the Kookaburras as the number one team in the world.

AFL 

Essendon have continued their horror week, suffering a nail-biting one point defeat to Melbourne at the MCG.
Demons substitute Christian Salem scored in the last minute to push Melbourne ahead and take the match, 12-6 (78)  to 10-17 (77).

TENNIS

Roger Federer has continued his Wimbledon preparation, winning the Gerry Weber Open at Hallle for a seventh time, over Columbian Alejandro Falla.

Meantime, Ana Ivanovic has claimed her first grass court title, with a straight sets victory over Czech Barbara Zahlavova Strycova, in the WTA event in Birmingham.

Ivanovic did not drop a set the entire tournament, winning the final 6-3, 6-2.

 

FOOTBALL

France has had the perfect start to their FIFA World Cup campaign, with a 3-nil win over Honduras.

Meantime, Switzerland has claimed a stoppage time goal, to secure a 2-1 win over Ecuador.

 

GOLF

German golfer Martin Kaymer has put on a commanding performance to take out the US open  by eight shots.

Kaymer finished with a one under par 69, securing his second major victory.

The best placed Aussie was  Jason Day, who finished tied for fourth, while world number one Adam Scott finished tied for 9th.

 

RUGBY LEAGUE

New South Wales captain Paul Gallen says he’s not surprised Queensland is attempting to claim underdog status ahead of this week’s second State of Origin clash, but says his side just needs to be focus on playing better than the first encounter.

The Blues can win the series with a victory in Wednesday night’s match in Sydney.

Meantime, Queensland halfback Daly Cherry-Evans says he will make the final call on whether he plays for the Maroons in game 2 on Wednesday.

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