Sports wrap 26th June

Sports wrap 26th June

FOOTBALL

Lionel Messi has ensured Argentina progressed to the second round of the FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals in the side’s 3-2 win over Nigeria.

The win means the South American team finish at the top of Group F.

In other matches overnight, Bosnia-Herzegovina has secured its first ever world cup win, knocking Iran out of the tournament following a 3-1 victory.

In upcoming clashes, the USA can progress to the second round of the tournament with a win or draw against Germany tomorrow morning, while Belgium face South Korea,  Algeria takes on Russia, and Portugal play Ghana.

TENNIS

Australia’s Bernard Tomic has bowed out of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the second round, after a 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-1  loss, to Tomas Berdych this morning.

Fellow Aussies Casey Dellacqua, Marinko Matosevic and Luke Saville were among the other Aussies who suffered losses.

Wild card Nick Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt  are now the sole Aussies left in the main draw, as they prepare for their second round clashes tonight.

Kyrgios has a tough match, up against 13th seed Richard Gasquet, while Hewitt faces Jerzy Janowicz.

Meantime in other round two match ups today, French Open champion Rafael Nadal  will face Lukas Rosol, while top seed Serena Williams takes on Channelle Cheepers.

 

AFL

Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has been suspected of forgery by both a pharmacist and a doctor, who worked closely with him.

Dank is at the centre of the Essendon supplements scandal, and was yesterday questioned by police over allegations he stole peptides, and forged documents to obtain substances.

Meantime, Essendon coach Mark Thompson has warned his players against becoming distracted by tomorrow’s outcome in the Federal Court, ahead of tomorrow night’s match against Geelong.

The Bombers’ first step in court action against ASADA and AFL’s investigation into the club’s 2012 supplements program begins tomorrow with a directions hearing.

The club is arguing the investigation  was unlawful, and the show-cause notices against past and present players should not proceed.

In other news, Nat Fyfe will remain with Fremantle until the end of the 2017 season, after he signed a three year contract extension.

 

RUGBY LEAGUE

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary says he won’t be rushing star centre Jamal Idris back into the NRL.

Idris has been absent from first grade for the last six weeks due to personal troubles, and he has been named in the Penrith NSW Cup side.

But Cleary says he is leaving the door open for Idris to make his comeback to first grade on Sunday, against the Warriors.

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