Archive for 2010
Friday December 31, 2010 by Jodie Leeson
A horror mistake from young Mariners goal keeper Matthew Ryan has gifted the Melbourne Victory a 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium this evening.
The Mariners took the advantage in the 48th minute but the sending off of striker Adam Kwasnik and two goals inside the final ten minutes for the Victory allowed the visitors to steal a vital away win.
With Pedj Bojic and Rostyn Griffiths both missing from the yellow and navy’s side due to suspension John Hutchinson and Trent Sainsbury were rushed into the starting side for the vital clash. Read more
Gold Coast teenager Bernard Tomic has been granted the last main draw wildcard into the Brisbane International.
Tennis Australia Head of Men’s Tennis, Todd Woodbridge said the decision on the wildcard was made after consultation between he and the other selectors, Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter and AIS head coach Brent Larkham.
“We have granted it to Bernard because he is a young talent who we want to get some matches,” Woodbridge explained. Read more
The Southern Stars have recorded a strong four-wicket win over the New Zealand White Ferns in the second and final Twenty20 International at Saxton Field in Seddon today.
Batting first, New Zealand compiled 9-122 before the Southern Stars chased down the target with three-balls to spare, finishing at 6-122 with debutant Sarah Coyte named player of the match.
After the match, Southern Stars captain Alex Blackwell said it was good to finish the quick trip to New Zealand with a win. Read more
Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) today announced a 12-man squad for the fifth Ashes Test match beginning in Sydney on January 3.
Michael Clarke will captain the side with Brad Haddin to be his deputy for the Sydney Test.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said: Read more
Thursday December 30, 2010 by Media Release - Football
Following Adelaide United’s dominant performance over Sydney FC at the Adelaide Oval, Brazilian defender Cassio is convinced the Reds have the game to end league leader Brisbane Roar’s remarkable unbeaten run.
Cassio, as he has been for much of the season to date, was instrumental as the Reds snapped a three game losing streak and went into the New Year on a winning note with the 2-0 victory.
The Brazilian thrived on the slick deck at the Adelaide Oval with his skill and movement up and down the left flank, the high point of his night coming in the 58th minute when his attempted chip from a near impossible angle found its way into the net after taking a deflection off Sydney defender Hayden Foxe. Read more
Outstanding Queensland teenage tennis prospect Jason Kubler has been forced off court with a troublesome knee injury.
A member of the Australian Institute of Sport ProTour Program, Kubler has had an exceptional year, reaching the World No.1 junior ranking in May, and No. 531 in ATP rankings in November.
Kubler spent a lot of the latter part of the year training and playing on clay with AIS coach and former World No.10 Spaniard Felix Mantilla. Read more
Former world No. 4 Jelena Dokic will make her long-awaited return to the Sydney International in January after securing a wildcard from Tournament Organisers today.
Australian favourite Dokic was announced as the first female wildcard into the January 9 to 15 event and will join seven of the world’s top ten women, including Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters and Samantha Stosur.
This will be Dokic’s first appearance at the event since January 2000 and only her third visit to Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre. Read more
Wednesday December 29, 2010 by Media Release - Football
Adelaide United has reignited its confidence and chances of securing a top two finish after a polished 2-0 win over Sydney FC at a picturesque Adelaide Oval tonight.
A goal in each half saw the Reds make it three from three over the reigning champions, following two victories at the Sydney Football Stadium earlier in the season.
Striker Sergio van Dijk continued his scintillating run of scoring form with a fifth goal in six games to put the home side in front on 35 minutes, before Cassio threaded the eye of a needle thanks to a slice of luck and a telling deflection from Sydney FC defender Hayden Foxe to give the Reds a first win in four games. Read more
Wednesday December 29, 2010 by Adam McBride
England has completed a crushing innings and 157-run victory against Australia early on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne today.
Having bowled Australia out for 258, the English ensured they retained the prized trophy Urn by taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series with just the fifth Test in Sydney next week to play.
Jonathan Trott collected the man of the match award for his breathtaking century which in the end proved the backbone of the winning margin. Read more
Wednesday December 29, 2010 by Media Release - Tennis
Commonwealth medallist Sally Peers has earned the final women’s Brisbane International wildcard.
Ferguson will join fellow Australians Samantha Stosur, Jarmila Groth, Anastasia Rodionova, Jelena Dokic and Sophie Ferguson in the main draw.
On her wildcard announcement today, Peers said she cannot wait to make her main draw debut at the Brisbane International. Read more