Kyle Chalmers to have heart surgery, forcing world swim titles withdrawal

Kyle Chalmers to have heart surgery, forcing world swim titles withdrawal

Posted May 24, 2017 10:35:56 Photo:Kyle Chalmers admits there is never an ideal time, but the surgery is needed. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: South Australians ecstatic for hometown hero Kyle Chalmers Related Story: Teen Chalmers breaks Australia’s gold drought in blue riband event Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers will have heart surgery, forcing him to withdraw from the coming FINA World Championships. The Adelaide swimmer has a heart condition, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and his coach Peter Bishop said it was more important that be dealt with than Chalmers seeking…

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UEFA plays down security fears ahead of final

UEFA plays down security fears ahead of final

“UEFA is shocked by last night’s attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected,” said the statement on its website. “There is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks.” In its own statement, Manchester United said everyone at the club was “deeply shocked” by the incident and added its “thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.” The players and staff held a minute’s silence…

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Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash

Nicky Hayden dies five days after cycling crash

(CNN)Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after being involved in a cycling accident in Italy, according to Italy’s ANSA news agency and Red Bull Honda, a sponsor of Hayden. He was 35. Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP world champion, had been hospitalized at the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy, following the accident last week. The statement also said that fiancée Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy, who flew in from the US, were at his side. “On behalf of the whole Hayden family and Nicky’s fiancée…

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National Sports Plan's 'sports court' poses many questions for major codes

National Sports Plan's 'sports court' poses many questions for major codes

Posted May 22, 2017 18:15:38 The National Sports Plan is a grand sounding project, with the worthiest of all possible purposes: in the words of Minister Greg Hunt: “It’s about allowing Australians to be their best selves.” But don’t expect months of dolphin music and transcendental meditation. This plan has an edge. No, surprisingly to many, the thorniest part of this is not the mooted sports lottery. The Minister floated this idea a few weeks ago and many might have expected anti-gambling advocates to run to the barricades. Instead, largely,…

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