Sports Wrap May 28

Sports Wrap May 28

Rugby League

Brisbane Broncos CEO has confirmed an investigation is underway by the NRL into alleged salary cap breaches by the club.

Paul White said the NRL is assessing breaches of up to $450,000 in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 NRL seasons.

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic have bowed out of the French Open overnight, after losing their first round clashes.

Hewitt lost to Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 3-6, 6-2, 6-1,6-4, while Tomic was beaten in straight sets 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 by Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Aussie young gun Matt Ebden also wasn’t successful, exiting the tournament after a straight sets loss.

But Australia’s Casey Dallaqua is through to the second round of the French Open after defeating Lourdes Domingues Lino.

Australia’s Marinko Matosevic has won his first ever grand slam match moving through to the second round of the French Open.

Matosevic moves into the next round after defeating Dustin Brown 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5.

Meantime Australian Open Champion Lina has bowed out of the tournament going down to Kristina Mladenovic in three sets.

AFL

Hawthorn coach Alistair Clarkson has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome after suffering acute back pain.

GBS is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system.

Clarkson will remain in hospital until further notice but has a good prognosi, Brendon Bolton will coach the Hawks in his absence.

Cycling

Cadel Evans has dropped to third overall in the Giro d’Italia after finishing tenth in stage 16 of the event.

Water polo

The Australian men’s water polo team has claimed an 11-10 win over Canada in their first game of the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup in China.

Soccer

The Socceroos will today head to Brazil ahead of the FIFA World Cup next month but could face a poor reception from the host nation.

Police in the Brazilian capital have fired tear gas overnight to break up a protest by Indian chiefs,        homeless people and others opposed to the money being spent to host the World Cup.

 

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