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JOKE Ex-Republic of Ireland international Andy Keogh says the Jamaican turning pro would be a huge kick in the teeth for footballers in Australia Usain Bolt will never make it as a footballer, according to former Premier League and current A-League striker Andy Keogh, who says the Olympic legend’s first touch is ‘like a trampoline’.
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BOLT BLOW The eight-time Olympic gold medalist has been offered a professional deal by the A-League side Usain Bolt is ‘unlikely’ to sign a contract with Central Coast Mariners ‘without financial contribution of an external third party’, the Australian club have announced. The Jamaican icon has been offered a professional football contract with the A-League side,
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UNLIKELY PAIR The eight-time Olympic gold medalist formed a lethal partnership with the Scotland star Move over Henry and Bergkamp, Cole and Yorke, Suarez and Sturridge – there’s a new star strike duo in town… Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, and Aston Villa reject Ross McCormack formed an unlikely partnership as they
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NEW CAREER The 100m and 200m world record holder will play in his first competitive match down under against a Select XI Usain Bolt is set to make his professional football debut on Friday. The Olympic sprint legend, 32, is on trial with Australian top-flight club Central Coast Mariners and will appear in a friendly
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BOLT MOVE The Olympic legend is serious about becoming a professional footballer and could now get his chance Usain Bolt is in talks with Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners as he looks to realise his dream of becoming a professional footballer. The Olympic legend is ready to head down under for six-week trial period,
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Tracey Neville’s England won Commonwealth Games gold with a last-gasp win over world champions Australia which was reminiscent of her brothers’ Champions League win 19 years ago. The memorable phrase used by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager when Gary and Phil Neville won the 1999 European Cup to complete the treble in Barcelona,
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson claimed the Commonwealth Games heptathlon title on the Gold Coast despite battling a calf injury during the two-day competition. Johnson-Thompson finished fourth in the 800 metres to wrap up the crown and add it to her World Indoor Pentathlon title. The 25-year-old struggled with the injury throughout and was far from her best,
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Nick Miller claimed Team England’s first Gold Medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Games in the Men’s Hammer Throw Final. Launching the Hammer an incredible 80.26 metres, Miller claimed both the Commonwealth Games Record, British record and even secured a personal best. Miller said: “It is the result of a lot of hard work between me and my coach.
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