Sydney FC star Milos Ninkovic hints at shock departure to Macarthur FC

Milos Ninkovic will decide in the next two weeks whether he will finish his career with Sydney FC as planned or take up a lucrative offer from A-League newcomers Macarthur FC next season. Ninkovic showed why his signature is in hot demand with another stellar performance in Saturday night’s 5-1 thumping of Brisbane Roar, causing constant havoc in midfield alongside fellow playmaker Alex Baumjohann. Milos Ninkovic wants to make a decision sooner rather than later about whether he will depart Sydney FC next season.Credit:Getty Even at 34 years old, the…

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Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel acing sanction for alleging there’s “something behind” anti-Wanderers decisions

Babbel claimed it was part of something “personal” against him, complaining that a similar incident involving Phoenix captain Steven Taylor earlier in the second half was not reviewed. “You can’t tell me this is bad luck – it’s too often now, too often against us. There is something behind it, is my opinion,” Babbel said. Nicolai Muller scored his first goal for Western Sydney on Saturday.Credit:Getty ImagesN “Once it can happen, twice, but three times in a row, then I think it’s a bit personal against me. “Of course frustration…

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How to watch, who’s playing, how it works and what it means

It is what it is Judge it by the scorelines and you’d say the Presidents Cup might have died a few years ago. Especially after this year’s International team captain Ernie Els and others tried (largely unsuccessfully) to change the format to make the matches more competitive. In the end, the tour reduced the number of matches to 30, but it was a tweak rather than a big change. The Americans utterly dominated the 2017 event in New Jersey, having it won before the final day started. But in the…

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In Her Time scratched from sprint

Moreira had ridden with poise and judgment to see Glory Vase home by a clear space in the Hong Kong Cup and quickly doubled up with Beat The Clock prevailing in a tight finish. Aethero was expected to lead and Purton was untroubled to make play from gate 10. The colt was untested in the lead and turned for home under a strong hold. When asked to extend, the son of Sebring worked away but was unable to drop his well-seasoned and vastly experienced rivals. Inside the 150m, Moreira attacked…

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Spring becoming big business as Sydney bucks national trends

“Punters wanted to bet on the Golden Eagle in its first year because of the quality of the field,” V’landys said. “It is only going to grow. It would have been the second-best betting race of the year but this year’s Queen Elizabeth was huge, being Winx’s last race.” The Australian Turf Club reported a 36 per cent lift in the corporate side of its race day business with The Everest and Golden Eagle becoming must-see events on the Sydney calendar. It has prompted Racing NSW to put all corporate…

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Family pulls Zak Jones home, but Brett Kirk’s meditative influence remains

“I am the fun uncle I guess, although not sure how much fun to be honest. I am just trying to be involved in their lives a bit more. “They were all born while I was in Sydney. I didn’t get to see them much throughout the season. Just seeing them briefly they don’t really know who you are so it’s kind of at the point where you want to be involved with family more. “They don’t really understand what Nathan and I do. And that’s probably a good thing.…

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Vardy on fire as Leicester chase Liverpool’s tail in the Premier League

Jamie Vardy finds the back of the net for Leicester City.Credit:Getty Images The effervescent Maddison, who tormented the home team’s defence all afternoon, shaved the post with a shot from the edge of the area in the 67th minute as 2016 champions Leicester continued to dominate. Vardy put the icing on the cake for the rampant visitors in the 76th minute after he raced clear of Matt Targett from the halfway line and drove the ball past goalkeeper Tom Heaton into the bottom right corner. Sheffield fight back against Norwich…

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No need for Ange Postecoglou to rush anywhere after J-League triumph

“The football world’s amazing where it can take you and I’ll just see what happens after here. “I’ve still got some things to do here … and then where the next step takes me … I don’t think too much about. “Wherever it is, I’ll do what I’ve always done and tackle it head-on. Ange Postecoglou celebrates as Yokohama F. Marinos clinch the title.Credit:Getty Images “I know I’ll be successful. I don’t say that sort of in an arrogant way, I just know that what I do and the way…

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Broncos say they’re not keen on signing Folau despite reports

Brisbane have distanced themselves from reports they are keen to bring Israel Folau back to the NRL. The Broncos were linked in media reports to a potential move to sign the former Wallabies fullback and winger after he reached an out-of-court settlement with Rugby Australia earlier this week over his wrongful termination claim. Israel Folau in his Broncos days in 2010.Credit:Bradley Kanaris/Getty Within hours of the reports being published on Sunday however, the Broncos issued a brief statement saying they had no intention of bringing the 30-year-old back to Red…

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No one is happy but there are lessons to be learnt from Folau saga

But it is also true that RA had to take a commercial decision in the best interests of the sport. It is not there to fight culture wars but to get more people playing and watching rugby. As RA chairman Cameron Clyne said on 2GB on Friday afternoon, “the only reason we settled was we got to a number with Israel Folau’s side where it was cheaper for us to settle than to continue to run the case.” He added: “It is not our job to take money away from…

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