Malaika Arora Posts Throwback Thursday Pic. Katrina Kaif Is A Fan


Malaika Arora shared this throwback (courtesy malaikaaroraofficial)

Highlights

  • Malaika shared a Throwback Thursday post on Instagram
  • “Run, Malla, run,” she captioned it
  • “One of my favorite photo shoots,” wrote Katrina Kaif

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Thank you, Malaika Arora, for the Throwback Thursday treat. Malaika Arora took a trip down memory lane and bumped into an old memory of a photoshoot, which she then shared on her Instagram. Inspired by a dialogue from Tom Hanks’ 1994 movie Forrest Gump, Malaika captioned the photo in these words: “Run, Malla, run.” The dramatic shot, clicked by photographer Farrokh Chothia, features a glimpse of Malaika running through a field. Dressed in white, her face appears to be hidden from the lenses, adding a sense of mystery to the surreal photo. Now, actress Katrina Kaif appears to remember the photoshoot, who posted this comment on Malaika’s post.

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“One of my favourite photo shoots,” wrote Katrina Kaif. Gabriella Demetriades and Tahira Kashyap were also all hearts for Malaika Arora’s throwback photo. Here, take a look:

Malaika Arora has an impressive collection of throwback gems. Here are some extreme ones, which she shared on her Instagram over time, each accompanied by an interesting story. Our particular favourite is the one with her son, which she shared during the lockdown, remembering what “normal” used to mean before the pandemic began: “Throwback to a time where life felt normal compared to all that is restricted today …. (food, travel, hugs, kisses, work, friends, family )… don’t take life for granted. Stay positive and don’t wipe that smile off your face,” Malaika wrote in the caption.

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In terms of work, Malaika Arora currently features as one of the judges in the dance reality show India’s Best Dancer, alongside choreographers Terence Lewis and Geeta Kapur. She’s best known for her performances in songs such as Chaiya Chaiya, Munni Badnaam Hui, Anarkali Disco Chali and Hello Hello.



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Khloe Kardashian’s expletive rant to a fan on Instagram


Khloe Kardashian has unleashed fury on a fan, after they implied that she hasn’t allowed her younger sister Kylie Jenner to befriend former bestie Jordyn Woods, after the Tristan Thompson scandal.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 36, has been spending more and more time with Tristan during the COVID-19 pandemic, something that has been heavily featured on their reality show.

Despite cheating on her with Jordyn, 23, the pair seemed to have rekindled their relationship.

In a scene from a new trailer, Kim Kardashian is seen having an honest conversation with the NBA star about he and Khloe’s fraught relationship.

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That particular scene was uploaded to a Kardashian fan page, with one fan commenting: “So, is Kylie allowed to be friends with Jordyn again?”

Well, the comment didn’t go unnoticed by Khloe, who responded with an explosive rant.

“I’m so sick and tired of this narrative that I control my sister, or I dictate who she chooses to surround herself with,” she wrote.

“Never once have I ever, and i mean EVER, told my sister who she can be friends with. She is an adult who can do whatever she wants to do. I will support her in anything and everything she wants to do!

“I love my sister unconditionally. That means regardless of who she choose to be friends with, I will always love, respect and value my sister unconditionally!

“She is my life partner, and I will always respect what she chooses!!! By the way, I have no ill feelings towards ANYONE!!! Truly. My heart carries no hatred at all. Unless you actually know what you’re talking about, respectfully, SHUT THE F**K UP!”

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It was in February 2019 that Tristan, 29, kissed Jordyn while at a house party, making it the second time he had cheated on Khloe.

The year prior, it was revealed that Tristan had cheated on then pregnant Khloe with a strip club worker from New York City, named Lani Blair.

They welcomed daughter True on April 14, 2018.

Khloe took Tristan back after the first cheating scandal, but it was his tryst with Jordyn that led them to split.

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In this newest trailer, it is clear that Tristan wants to get back with Khloe, but believes she is letting other people’s opinions hold her back.

“So what’s going on with you and Khloe?” asked Kim, 40.

“Some days are good and some days she gets a little frustrated with what’s going on with the media,” he replied.

“I don’t think it’s about her getting over the past things you guys have been through,” added Kim. “I think it’s just mostly what other people are going to think. I think she’s totally fine otherwise she wouldn’t be hanging out with you 24/7.”

“She’s just carrying a suitcase of other people’s opinions,” Thompson added.

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Australia vs India cricket 2020: Third Test, day four, Fan abuse at SCG, racial abuse, Ravichandran Ashwin, decade of abuse


Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has alleged he has experienced vile abuse across a decade of tours of Australia, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in particular.

Ashwin’s accusations came at stumps on day four following allegations of racial abuse from a section of the crowd towards rookie seamer Mohammed Siraj.

It was the second consecutive day of the third Test Siraj has felt he has been racially abused by attendees.

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India lodged a complaint with ICC officials on day three saying Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah had been abused while just before tea on day four, six men were ejected for alleged abuse, which is the subject of dual investigations by Cricket Australia and NSW Police.

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Pakistan’s Yasir Shar throws Test cap to New Zealand cricket fan


How would you react if Pat Cummins or Steve Smith handed you their baggy green during the Boxing Day Test?

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One of Pakistan’s greatest recent Test cricketers Yasir Shah just gifted a random New Zealand punter his Test cap, as the tourists look set to lose their first match at Mount Maunganui.

Shah made his way to the boundary and tossed the understandably stoked fan one of the most prized possessions an international cricketer can hope to achieve, but the reaction to the unpredictable act of kindness has been mixed.

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The 34-year-old bowler has played 42 Tests for the subcontinent power including 224 wickets prior to this series, while most respected his sportsmanship some fans believed a Test cap is too sacred to be given away.

Australia has had 459 players don the baggy green, most recently WA all-rounder Cameron Green receiving his from superstar Cummins.

While the unnamed fan expressed pure jubilation after catching his new favourite hat, it didn’t take long for his first professional slip up in the limelight, flipping the bird on the international telecast.

Like many cricket scandals in the past with success comes responsibility, for Shar the two-match series next heads to Christchurch, the second Test gets underway on Janurary third.



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Premier League festive predictions: Lawro v singer and Manchester United fan Rick Astley


Liverpool are top of the table this Christmas but the big game on 26 December is second-placed Leicester against third-placed Manchester United.

Will the Foxes or United challenge the Reds for the Premier League title in 2021? Or will it be someone else?

“Along with Manchester City, United seem the most likely team to me to run Liverpool close,” said BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson. “After a slow start to the season, they have just started to get it together.

“United will be a threat to Liverpool, and Manchester City will be there or thereabouts too. They have got too much quality not to be.”

Snapshot of the top of the Premier League: 1st Liverpool, 2nd Leicester, 3rd Man Utd, 4th Everton, 5th Chelsea & 6th Tottenham
Manchester City are eighth, with 23 points from 13 games

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests.

This weekend, he is up against singer Rick Astley, whose new festive single ‘Love this Christmas’ is out now.

Rick Astley
Rick reached number two at Christmas 1987 with a cover of Nat King Cole’s classic ‘When I fall in love’

Astley performed ‘Every One of Us’ at last weekend’s BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year awards – his song was used to launch 2020’s Unsung Hero awards and raise money for Children In Need.

“It was so weird on the one hand, because you are so used to seeing 10,000 people at SPOTY, but it was still a great night and they threw everything they could at it to make it work as well as possible in the circumstances,” he told BBC Sport.

Astley is a Manchester United fan and the last time he took on Lawro, in 2016, he revealed he thought he might be a jinx because his first few visits to Old Trafford saw them lose.

He told BBC Sport: “I don’t think I’m a real jinx, but funnily enough I was talking about that to someone last weekend because [United striker] Marcus Rashford was coming into the building for SPOTY.

“I would have loved to have met him properly – I have spoken to him very briefly before at the club’s training ground in Carrington – and obviously I had see watched him play that day in United’s win over Leeds before he came over, so I thought he’d be in a good mood.

“Then I thought ‘hang on, you are being daft – you can’t just go and say hello to people because everyone is trying to observe social distancing’, which is why we were doing the show that way in the first place.

“So I didn’t talk to him, but it was brilliant to see Marcus recognised for his work to raise awareness of child poverty in the UK with a special award.

“Premier League footballers are usually among the first people in society who are pointed at because of the money they earn, especially when one of them does something stupid.

“But you have to remember a lot of them are very young which can distort your behaviour, I can relate to that a bit with the music industry where you can have a hit record out and a year later your bank manager is saying ‘you’d better sit down’ if it goes really well.

“So I can understand when the money side of it turns players’ heads, but I think it is really good that we have had so many positive role models emerge in football in the past few years and tackling some important topics, not just Marcus but someone like Raheem Sterling at Manchester City as well.

“As professional athletes they are very privileged to earn what they do and are quite sheltered from the realities of life, but listening to Rashford it is clear he can relate to being a kid in a situation where life is not treating you well, and you are not getting the opportunities or – in his case – even getting enough food.

“He’s experienced it, and seen the difference between the haves and the have nots in Manchester, which is quite stark. It’s the same in all big cities of course, but I can relate to it with Manchester because I grew up close by and saw that for myself.

“So it’s important for him to speak out – and I’m really pleased he’s been recognised for what he has done.”

You can still download the charity single ‘Every One of Us’, by Rick Astley featuring The Unsung Heroes, with proceeds going to Children in Need.

ResultLawroRick
SATURDAY, 26 DECEMBER
Leicester v Man Utdx-x0-22-3
Aston Villa v Crystal Palacex-x2-01-1
Fulham v Southamptonx-x2-10-2
Arsenal v Chelseax-x1-10-3
Man City v Newcastlex-x3-03-1
Sheff Utd v Evertonx-x1-10-2
SUNDAY, 27 DECEMBER
Leeds v Burnleyx-x2-12-1
West Ham v Brightonx-x2-12-0
Liverpool v West Bromx-x3-05-0
Wolves v Tottenhamx-x1-11-3

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

LAWRO’S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Leicester v Man Utd

Leicester v Man Utd (12:30 GMT)

Both of these sides are much better on the road than they are at home – United have won all six of their away league games this season.

Leicester, meanwhile, have got half as many points at the King Power Stadium as they have on their travels – nine at home, compared to 18 away.

The Foxes’ latest excellent away result came against Tottenham last weekend and, although there is a lot more to them than just one player, they are set up to get the best out of Jamie Vardy and they play to his strengths.

An in-form Vardy is hard for anyone to stop, but I look at United and I see a team that is just clicking into gear. I am backing them to make it seven away wins out of seven.

Lawro’s prediction: 0-2

Rick’s prediction: United will go second if we win this game, two points behind a Liverpool team who have been phenomenal for the past couple of years – and I think any United fan would take that at Christmas in any season, including when Sir Alex Ferguson was manager – although he wouldn’t be happy about it!

We obviously don’t like being behind Liverpool under any circumstances but we just have to beat them when we play them and we are above them. So I think we are doing well at the moment, especially considering what a strange season it has been, with no fans and crazy results for every team.

Not having any fans is actually turning into a disadvantage for most people, because you have the pressure of being at home, without any of the usual advantages – which is part of the reason Leicester and ourselves have got such a great away record. There are going to be a lot of goals in this one, and I’m going with United to win again on the road. 2-3

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace (15:00 GMT)

Aston Villa’s results have been up and down all season but they are on a good run at the moment with seven points from their past three games.

In contrast, Palace were taken apart by Liverpool last weekend. Yes, part of the reason for that was that Liverpool were absolutely outstanding in attack, and I’m sure we will see a reaction from the Eagles here, but I still think Villa will be able to open them up.

Jack Grealish is playing well and he is now to Villa what Wilfried Zaha is for Palace – their attacking talisman. On top of that, Villa play like they believe they belong in the Premier League because their results have given them that confidence.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-0

Rick’s prediction: Palace crumbled against Liverpool, which is very unlike them. That won’t happen this time. 1-1

Fulham v Southampton

Fulham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

Southampton could be without a few key players – Oriol Romeu is definitely missing through suspension and Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard and Nathan Redmond are all injury doubts. Collectively, their absence would make a big difference.

I’m going to go with Fulham here, even with manager Scott Parker missing from the dugout. After a poor start to the season they have been improving in recent weeks, with three successive draws.

The Cottagers have become much more difficult to beat, now they need to turn those draws into wins.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Rick’s prediction: I quite like Fulham and have been to a few games at Craven Cottage – a friend of mine, Richard Drummie from Go West, has got season tickets there and phones me up sometimes when his son doesn’t want to go – but unfortunately for them I think Southampton are going to win this one. 0-2

Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

Arsenal aren’t winning games but I would not point the finger at their manager, Mikel Arteta, I think their issues run far deeper that.

Their recruitment has not been good enough – I know it probably wasn’t possible but I honestly think they need their former manager Arsene Wenger in charge of that side of things.

Snapshot of the bottom of the Premier League: 15th Arsenal, 16th Burnley, 17th Brighton, 18th Fulham, 19th West Brom & 20th Sheff Utd

I look at some of the Gunners players, and I don’t think they care enough. Are they particularly bothered if they keep losing games? I don’t get the impression that they are.

Again, that’s not Arteta’s fault. Arsenal’s better players this season have been their kids, because some of the older ones do not look like they are playing for Arsenal – I think they are playing for themselves.

Having said all of that, I have a feeling the Gunners will get something here. They are on a poor run, but they still have some quality players in their side, and they are going to show it at some point soon.

I am not totally convinced by Chelsea either. They were on a really good run until the start of December but I don’t think they are consistent enough to challenge Liverpool for the title. The top four is a realistic target for Frank Lampard’s side though.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Rick’s prediction: Arsenal are hopeless at the moment aren’t they? I’ve got to be honest, it does give me a sense of glee to say that. Two of my oldest friends are Arsenal fans, actually, and we are actually pretty civilised about it if they, or United, are having a bad time of it.

There is a rivalry there though, of course, but with the teams you don’t like, the reality is you are just showing respect because the reason you don’t like them is that you sort of fear them a bit, or they have been – as Arsenal were for a long time to United under Arsene Wenger – your main rival. 0-3

Man City v Newcastle

Man City v Newcastle (20:00 GMT)

Newcastle did not play well against Brentford when they went out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, and they only managed a draw at home to Fulham last weekend.

The Magpies will have to do a lot better than that to get anything at Etihad Stadium and I don’t see it happening.

Having Sergio Aguero back fully fit to lead their attack would be a big boost for City but I would expect them to beat Newcastle even if he isn’t ready.

Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

Rick’s prediction: At some point, City are going to to put their foot on the gas. I don’t think they are far away from being in the mix for the title either. 3-1

Sheff Utd v Everton

Sheff Utd v Everton (20:00 GMT)

This will be physical because both teams can play that way. Everton have got more quality but Sheffield United showed they were up for the scrap against Brighton last weekend, when they almost held on for a win despite going down to 10 men.

Despite only picking up two points from their first 14 games, I don’t think the Blades’ survival chances are all over just yet. Their hopes are fading fast though.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Rick’s prediction: I feel a bit sorry for Sheffield United but I don’t see anything changing for them here. 0-2

SUNDAY

Leeds v Burnley

Leeds v Burnley (12:00 GMT)

Burnley are on a good run, with two draws and two wins in their past four games, and this should be a good game.

Leeds are not great defensively in open play or at set-pieces, and their goalkeeper Illan Meslier makes some good saves but doesn’t command the area.

Meslier is just a kid at 20. He looks like he has the makings of a really good keeper, but he isn’t one at the moment. He is still learning, and he is playing behind a porous back four.

Leeds know their strength is going forward, though, and they are not going to change. I think they will win, but there is no way they are getting a clean sheet.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Rick’s prediction: These two sides have very different playing styles. I’d have to say Leeds will win this one. I know we gave them a bit of a lesson last weekend but their attacking approach has been working this season. 2-1

West Ham v Brighton

West Ham v Brighton (14:15 GMT)

This is a tough one to call because you know that Brighton play some good football without really hurting teams. West Ham have been playing some decent stuff too, but have gone a couple of games without winning.

I’m going to go with the Hammers, though, mainly because there is a chance that Michail Antonio could be available after his hamstring injury.

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Rick’s prediction: 2-0

Liverpool v West Brom

Liverpool v West Brom (16:30 GMT)

Liverpool’s home record is just unbelievable, fans or no fans. All the time, their young players are getting more and more experience too and, whoever they play at Anfield, they seem to be able to just brush them aside.

It’s hard to make a case for West Brom to get anything out of this one but it would help matters if they can keep 11 players on the pitch this weekend.

I am sure new Baggies boss Sam Allardyce will get that message across to his players pretty quickly but, in terms of results, I am not expecting to see them make much improvement until the January transfer window opens.

Big Sam is the last man to win at Anfield in the Premier League, with Palace in April 2017, but I don’t see a repeat result for him here. I know it has been a strange season, but come on!

Lawro’s prediction: 3-0

Rick’s prediction: Oh dear! I fear for West Brom here – this could be literally anything. Mr Allardyce will have had a few more days to organise West Brom, but he’s got to work with what he has got for now. 5-0

Wolves v Tottenham

Wolves v Tottenham (19:15 GMT)

Tottenham have hit a little sticky patch, with two defeats and a draw in their past three matches, and Wolves have not been great either, with three defeats in four games in December.

Goals might be the problem for both teams here, because I can see this being cagey. Both sides really need a win, but they might have to settle for a point apiece.

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

Rick’s prediction: Wolves have got some excellent players, but they haven’t really got going this season. 1-3

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

How did Lawro do last time?

Last weekend, Lawro got four correct results from 10 matches, with no exact scores, for a total of 40 points.

He was beaten by singer Becky Hill, who got five correct results, including one exact score, for a total of 90 points.

Lawro's League Table graphic

TEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Chelsea14112135+4
2Man City13103033+6
3Man Utd131021320
4Liverpool1494131-3
=5Leeds1491428+9
=5Leicester1491428-3
=5Tottenham1491425+1
8Arsenal1371522+7
=9Brighton1452717+8
=9Southampton1452717-2
=9Wolves1445517+2
=12Burnley1344516+4
=12Newcastle13517160
=14Everton1436515-10
=14West Ham1443715-4
16Crystal Palace1433812-3
17Aston Villa1224610-8
18Sheff Utd1422108+2
19Fulham1410133-1
20West Brom1402122-1

GUEST LEADERBOARD 2020-21

110Sister Bliss, Amy Macdonald, Steve White
90Adam Devonshire, Becky Hill
80Raye
75Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
60Celeste, Caroline Weir
50Declan McKenna, Paul Smith, DJ Target
40Gavin ‘Mo’ Edgeley
20Dougie Payne
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How cricket star De Villiers became Dusty’s newest fan


Richmond’s Dustin Martin has yet another new fan, Simon Katich has explained.

While coaching Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in Dubai between September and November, Katich was able to watch his beloved Tigers in the AFL Grand Final in late October.

Katich explained how South African star AB De Villiers took an immediate liking to Martin while watching him in action as the Tigers defeated Geelong to claim their third premiership in four years.

“Dusty’s got a new fan,” he said on SEN Test Cricket.

“AB De Villiers wanted to be named Dusty De Villiers after seeing him play for the first time.

“His first ever game of AFL he watched and he was very, very impressed.”

The former Aussie batsman was also pleased to witness the reaction of Aaron Finch, who is a staunch Cats fan.

“What a great day that was,” Katich added.

“The best part of it was watching it in Dubai in our team room and seeing Aaron Finch, who is a mad Geelong supporter, throwing bottles of water at the TV in the third term when Richmond were coming home strong.

“He wasn’t happy, Finchy. So I got a bit of humour out of that.”

Katich also suggested to Anthony Hudson, another Cats supporter, that perhaps we could see some more Richmond premierships in the coming years.

Asked if he fit the stereotype of an arrogant Tigers supporter, Katich said: “Not at all mate!”

“Three out of the last four years, and more to come while Dusty is playing the way he is.

“We got time to keep going on that, being a Geelong man Huddo?

“Dusty’s 29, still got his best days in front of him. A couple of the other boys are starting to climb up the ranks as well.

“Shai Bolton, Tom Lynch, the list goes on and on…”

De Villiers was lucky enough to witness Martin kick four goals and collect 21 disposals in the Grand Final as he claimed his third Norm Smith Medal.







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Melbourne City to relocate base in fan expansion bid


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City chief executive Brad Rowse said the move was being made with the future in mind.

“We thought the Team 11 location was incredibly attractive, the demographic there was perfect … there are 160-odd different nationalities there and [for many of them] football is the number one sport,” Rowse said.

“A lot of our membership base is in that region. This has been the fastest growing area for us in the last few years anyway.

“We want to own the geography. Moving there is doing what was right for us, and if someone else has done that groundwork then that’s fine by us.”

Team 11, which was backed by the Casey and Dandenong councils, licked their wounds for six months following their unsuccessful bid but then approached City Football Group (CFG) to try to reactivate the concept with City’s backing. Work has been going on to develop the initiative for the past 18 months.

A key plank in Team 11’s bid was the call for a $175 million boutique stadium to be built in the heart of Dandenong as part of a major regional regeneration program.

The state government did not back that call then but it is now sure to be put on the agenda once more, with the Andrews administration urged to use such a venture to kick start infrastructure investment in a post-COVID era, with CFG also likely to face calls to foot some of the bill.

Melbourne City is relocating from Bundoora to Casey Fields. Credit:Mark Metcalfe

City’s senior teams will remain at their current Bundoora base – leased from La Trobe University – until the end of this season although their W-League side will begin the pivot to the south-eastern region by playing four fixtures at Dandenong City. City’s W-League champions will make their first appearance in Dandenong on January 2 and will also play a W-League derby against Victory at the venue.

The youth teams will this season base themselves at the $18 million stage one of the Casey Fields development, which is already complete. The four full-sized floodlit pitches and single-storey building there are available for immediate use.

City’s men’s team will still play in their light blue strip and their A-League games will be played at AAMI Park.

Melbourne City's W-League champions will make their first appearance in Dandenong in January.

Melbourne City’s W-League champions will make their first appearance in Dandenong in January. Credit:Mark Evans

The new set-up in the 84-hectare Casey Fields precinct will be known as the Etihad City Football Academy (CFA) and will feature an elite training pitch, four full-sized floodlit pitches, a two-storey elite performance and HQ building and space for a 4000-capacity mini-stadium, to be created as part of a future stage three construction.

The remaining stage two facilities, which will allow City’s senior A-League side to move to Casey, will be completed by early 2022 and are expected to cost around $20 million, jointly funded by the local authorities and the CFG.

City of Casey chief executive Glenn Patterson said: “This is a game-changer for the City of Casey and South East Melbourne.

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“We are proud of Casey Fields as an elite sport precinct, and the addition of a second, full-time professional club adds to its status as the region’s premium sporting precinct … [It] will result in wide-ranging economic and social benefits, as will the creation of much needed construction jobs for our local community.”

City of Greater Dandenong mayor, councillor Angela Long, pointed out the importance of the previous Team 11 bid in creating an appetite for a team in the region and its key role as a driver for the development of a new stadium.

“[It] set out to foster grassroots football development with professional pathways, to connect with and grow our burgeoning business community, to market the region to national and international audiences and to provide a platform for community outreach programs,” she said.

“The proposed Dandenong Sports and Events Centre was an important part of that bid and today’s announcement marks a step forward in bringing that idea to life.

“Football is the number one participation sport in south-east Melbourne, with 115 grassroots clubs and 23,000 registered players across the wider region.”

Asked about a new stadium in Dandenong, Rowse was circumspect.

“We don’t have anything concrete on that one, if that is something that gets explored in the future we would of course have a look at it but it’s not been part of the decision making process at this point,” he said.

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Bloomberg News staff member Haze Fan detained in Beijing


Beijing: Chinese authorities have detained a Chinese national working for the Bloomberg News bureau in Beijing on suspicion of endangering national security, the news agency and China’s foreign ministry said on Friday.

According to a Bloomberg report, Haze Fan was seen being escorted from her apartment building by plain-clothes security officials on Monday, shortly after she had been in contact with one of her editors.

Haze Fan was seen being escorted from her apartment building by plain-clothes security officials this week.

“Chinese citizen Ms Fan has been detained by the Beijing National Security Bureau according to relevant Chinese law on suspicion of engaging in criminal activities that jeopardise national security,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in response to a Reuters query.

“The case is currently under investigation. Ms Fan’s legitimate rights have been fully ensured and her family has been notified,” the ministry said.



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Volley’s Victoria Bitter sneakers spark fan frenzy after ultimate ‘Straya shoes went on sale


Aussie bogans, take a seat.

Volley has released what may be its most ‘Straya pair of shoes ever — combining its iconic high top sneakers with one of the country’s favourite beers.

In the ultimate bogan double-header, a new range of the shoes will be emblazoned with the Victoria Bitter logo and feature the signature of VB’s founder Thomas Aitken.

The idea started as an April Fool’s Day prank, when Volley teased the idea of VB sneakers as the “ultimate shoey”.

“This is no joke though…make it happen,” pleaded one fan.

Is this the most Aussie pair of shoes ever?
Camera IconIs this the most Aussie pair of shoes ever? Credit: Volley

Now, eight months later, Volleys have caved to fans’ demands, putting the first pairs of the $84.99 shoes up for sale.

VB’s marketing director Hayden Turner said the company was excited to give its drinkers a unique way to shoe their love of the beer.

“When we first saw Volley’s April Fool’s Day hoax, it sparked some thinking in our office. When we saw the popularity of the post, we felt this was a good opportunity to offer something different to our drinkers. We hope they love it as much as we do,” he said.

And it seems many have already snapped up the unique sneakers, which include a splash of VB green, after they went on sale early this morning.

The release of the shoes sparked a fan frenzy this morning.
Camera IconThe release of the shoes sparked a fan frenzy this morning. Credit: Volley Australia/Instagram

It took only hours for a sneaker and cooler bag combo to sell out on the Volley website and the release has sparked a huge reaction among Aussies desperate to get their hands on a pair.

“Size 8 women’s sold out,” one Instagram user declared this morning.

“This is the best thing I have seen come out of 2020. Take.my.money and…you did. Cannot WAIT to get these,” added another.

Volley, which started as a tennis shoe in 1939, has been worn by some of Australia’s biggest stars including model Miranda Kerr and Hollywood actors Chris and Liam Hemsworth.



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Mike Tyson attacked by crazy fan after Roy Jones Jr fight


Mike Tyson nearly went from a fight in the ring to a fight in the streets on Sunday (AEDT), according to a report.

TMZ Sports reports the boxing icon was on his way out of Staples Centre following his bout with Roy Jones Jr., which was called a draw, when a man in a crowd of fans swung at Tyson.

While Tyson was signing autographs, the unidentified man yelled out to him, asking why he wouldn’t fight him. Tyson reportedly joked with the man and said it probably wouldn’t end well for him.

That’s when the heckler threw a punch and allegedly reached into his waistband for what Tyson’s team feared was a weapon. His entourage, who reportedly recognised the man from a previous signing where he started trouble, stepped in immediately and prompted the guy to take off.

Police told TMZ Sports they received a call about possible battery involving Tyson around 11pm, but no one was on the scene when they arrived and no report was taken.

– New York Post



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