Sports Wrap August 12th

Sports Wrap August 12th

NRL

The Sydney Roosters have climbed to fourth place on the NRL ladder following their 26-18 win over Gold Coast at the Sydney Football Stadium last night.

Roosters playmaker James Maloney looked to be returning to form scoring one try and having a hand in 2 others.

It was the final game for Titan’s coach John Cartwright, who has chosen to retire, saying he’s had 8 fantastic years with the team. Titans foundation player Luke Bailey has called for the club not to look beyond care taker coach Neil Henry as a replacement for Cartwright.

The match saw the smallest crowd of the season, with just over 6 thousand spectators.

AFL

Fremantle defender Luke McPharlin is facing a few weeks on the sidelines after scans have confirmed calf damage.

But Dockers coach Ross Lyon says while McPharlin will need some time off, the injury is not catastrophic and he’s hopeful he’ll return before the end of the season.

Meanwhile Carlton star Chris Judd has announced his intention to play another AFL season next year, despite an earlier decision to retire.

The dual Brownlow medallist had decided to retire at the end of of this year, following a string of injuries but has decided to play on in 2015 after finding form in the last 2 months.

Cricket

South Africa is in the lead against Zimbabwe in the third day of the one-off test at Harare sports club, all out for 397, with Zimbabwe trailing by 113 runs.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first.

Football

The all time greatest World Cup scorer Germany’s Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football.

Meanwhile Manchester city has signed Eliaquimmangala from Porto ahead of the new premier league season beginning this weekend.

The French international defender has joined the club for a reported near $55 million and is the club’s sixth signing in the pre-season.

Netball

Queensland Firebirds shooter Ameliaranne Wells has signed with the New Zealand team Central Pulse for next year’s trans-tasman netball league season.

The 23-year-old has been with the Firebirds for 4 years and says she’s keen for the move.

Tennis

Marinko Matosevic has lived up to his reputation after lashing out at the chair umpire during his first-round win over Nicholas Mahut in the Cincinnati Masters.

The Australian world number 89 beat Frenchman Mahut 6-4, 7-6 and will progress to the second round.

Athletics

The world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metre champion Mo Farah from the UK has said the reason he missed the Commonwealth games was due being hospitalised for four days after collapsing and knocking himself out on a bathroom floor.

He’s set to compete in Zurich for the European athletics championships and apologises to fans he might have disappointed.

 

 

 

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