Keith Titmuss Manly Warringah Sea Eagles player dies aged 20

Keith Titmuss Manly Warringah Sea Eagles player dies aged 20

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles player Keith Titmuss has died at the age of 20 after falling ill following training. The prop was taken from the Narrabeen training camp to Northern Beaches Hospital, before he was transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he died shortly after. Titmuss had yet to make his National Rugby League (NRL) debut but was in his side’s 30-man squad for next season. “We are all devastated by this news,” said Sea Eagles head coach Des Hasler. “Keith was a very popular character among…

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FIFA Bans African Football Head For Five Years Over Ethics Probe

FIFA Bans African Football Head For Five Years Over Ethics Probe

The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned from football for five years by FIFA following an ethics investigation by the world football’s governing body. Ahmad, who is president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), had intended to stand for re-election in March, a campaign in which he would have faced a number of challengers. The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign for four more years as the head of CAF. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president. In a statement on Monday,…

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Lewis Hamilton: ‘I want to have a positive Impact’- World Champion on Staying Home & Helping People

Lewis Hamilton: 'I want to have a positive Impact'- World Champion on Staying Home & Helping People

Lewis Hamilton is pondering a momentous year, one in which he has not only become the most successful racing driver in history, but done so in the midst of a global pandemic that has turned everyone’s life upside down – including his. More used to jetting around the world, this year Hamilton has “lived like a hermit,” as his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff describes it, in between races that so far have been almost exclusively in Europe. This change, Hamilton says, has been been a mixed blessing. “Finally being…

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Lionel Messi: Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants forward to end career at Barcelona

Lionel Messi: Man City boss Pep Guardiola wants forward to end career at Barcelona

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he wants Lionel Messi to finish his career at Barcelona. Guardiola signed a two-year contract extension with City on Thursday and was immediately linked with his ex-player, who came close to moving last summer. Messi’s contract ends next summer and he could sign pre-contract terms with any club outside Spain from 1 January. Guardiola said: “Messi is a Barcelona player. I said it a thousand times. As a fan, I want Leo to finish there.” Argentine playmaker Messi had looked set to join City…

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UFC 257: Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 2 Confirmed For January

UFC 257: Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 2 Confirmed For January

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor will return to the octagon in January for a second fight with Dustin Poirier. Irishman McGregor, 32, retired in June for the third time in four years. UFC president Dana White said “it was never a concern” that McGregor would not sign a deal to fight on 23 January at UFC 257. “If Conor McGregor says he wants to fight, Conor McGregor shows up,” White told Barstool Sports White also said he hopes fans will be able to attend. The UFC has hosted events…

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England to visit Pakistan for first time in 16 years in 2021 for two T20 matches

England to visit Pakistan for first time in 16 years in 2021 for two T20 matches

England will visit Pakistan for the first time in 16 years when they play two Twenty20 internationals in October. England have not toured since 2005 following an attack by gunmen on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in 2009. The Pakistan Cricket Board invited England to tour in early 2021 after Pakistan toured the UK this year, playing matches in a bio-secure bubble, but that could not be arranged. However, two T20s will be played in Karachi on 14 and 15 October. They will form part of the preparations for…

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England v Georgia: Jack Willis On His Roundabout Route To Test Debut

England v Georgia: Jack Willis On His Roundabout Route To Test Debut

As his teenage players gathered before him, Martin Haag had a message. And a request. The England Under-20 coach reminded them that age-grade teams are one-offs. That, after these four weeks, they would never come together again. And then he asked each of them how they wanted to be remembered after their World Under-20 Championships campaign was over. Jack Willis thought carefully. And then gave his answer: “The most relentless and versatile back-row forward at under-20 level.” England went on to win that tournament. Four years on, Willis continues to…

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England v Georgia: Ben Youngs says no coach ‘has ever come near’ Jones’ intelligence

England v Georgia: Ben Youngs says no coach 'has ever come near' Jones' intelligence

England scrum-half Ben Youngs says in his 100-cap international career no other coach “has ever come near” the rugby intelligence of Eddie Jones. Youngs, 31, reached a century against Italy in October and says he plans to continue until the 2023 World Cup. Jones became England boss in 2015 and has since led the side to a World Cup final and three Six Nations titles. “I have never worked with anyone who knows the game as well as Eddie,” Youngs said on Rugby Union Weekly. Speaking to fellow England nine…

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Australia v India: Will Pucovski And Cameron Green In Australia Test Squad

Australia v India: Will Pucovski And Cameron Green In Australia Test Squad

Batsman Will Pucovski and all-rounder Cameron Green are among five uncapped players named in Australia’s Test squad for the upcoming series against India. Opener Pucovski, 22, has hit double centuries in both of his Sheffield Shield matches this season while Green, 21, averages 72.60 from four matches. Seamer Sean Abbott, all-rounder Michael Neser and spinner Mitchell Swepson, who have all played white-ball cricket for Australia, are the other new faces. The series begins on 17 December. The series in Australia consists of four Tests and follows three one-day internationals and…

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Masters 2020: What Does An Autumn Tournament Mean for Augusta National?

Masters 2020: What Does An Autumn Tournament Mean for Augusta National?

In a year like no other, we are set for a Masters like never before. Moved from its traditional spot in April because of the coronavirus pandemic, Augusta National will host the final major of this calendar year in unprecedented circumstances. The field is the same as it would have been when the tournament was cancelled in March, but the picture is very different. Autumnal hues have replaced the blooming shades of spring and the roars of the patrons have been silenced, with no spectators permitted on site. But what…

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Beat Delhi Capitals To Win Fifth Title

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Beat Delhi Capitals To Win Fifth Title

Mumbai Indians secured a fifth Indian Premier League title with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final. Mumbai, the most successful team in IPL history, chased 157 with eight balls to spare as captain Rohit Sharma hit 68. Trent Boult took 3-30 for Mumbai, including Marcus Stoinis with the first ball of the match in Dubai. Delhi were 22-3 before captain Shreyas Iyer made 65 not out – he added 96 with Rishabh Pant – but Mumbai ensured their total was never enough. The defending champions were always…

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Atalanta: The Underdog Champions League Challengers With a ‘Special’ Link To Fans

Atalanta: The Underdog Champions League Challengers With a 'Special' Link To Fans

As the first days of autumn appeared in the Italian city of Bergamo, final adjustments were being made at Atalanta’s Gewiss Stadium. New lights, new stands, a new facade. This modest 21,000-seater was preparing to host Europe’s grandest club competition, just a few months on from the remarkable summer that followed tragic spring. In August, Atalanta were cruelly defeated 2-1 by Paris St-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, two goals conceded between the 90th and 93rd minute ending an impressive maiden run during which ‘home’ was Milan’s San Siro. On…

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Alexander Povetkin v Dillian Whyte Postponed As Russian Has Covid-19

Alexander Povetkin v Dillian Whyte Postponed As Russian Has Covid-19

Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin has been postponed after the Russian tested positive for coronavirus. Promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted Povetkin was “in hospital”. “Povetkin-Whyte II is postponed with a new target date of 30 January 2021,” Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing tweeted. Matchroom said it would announce news on whether the rest of the 21 November show would go ahead in due course. Whyte v Fury instead? The news is a blow to 32-year-old Whyte, who has been preparing at his training camp in Portugal and worked remotely as a pundit…

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