Month: September 2019

Guardiola relieved after Man City ‘had a lot of problems’

Pep Guardiola claimed his Manchester City side could not have afforded a slip up after grinding out a hard-fought win at Everton. The Premier League champions needed goals in the final 19 minutes from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling to triumph 3-1 at Goodison Park. Leaders Liverpool beat Sheffield...

Pochettino thinks Saints win proves Spurs ‘are all together’

Mauricio Pochettino thinks ten-man Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday proves the players “are all together”. Pochettino said it would take time to find unity in his squad after a turbulent summer where several players either wanted to leave or thought they were leaving, but they showed promising...

Zhejiang makes it happen: when designer meets tea

Didier Quarroz is a designer from Switzerland who has been living in China for around eight years. After learning about China’s tea culture, Quarroz was inspired to start a business combining design and tea. In 2017, he packed up his bags and moved to Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, a city...

China’s OnePlus begins smartphone exports from India, says report

NEW DELHI – Chinese mobile technology firm OnePlus has started exporting smartphones made in India to western markets including the United States, an Indian newspaper reported on Saturday. The Economic Times daily quoted Co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei as saying, “2019 is our best year so far (in India)....

More bravery needed to stamp out homophobia

Andrew Purchas has long been vying to stamp out homophobia in sport and he says we need more David Pococks to spread the word. Pocock grabbed headlines in 2015 for pulling up Waratahs backrower Jacques Potgieter over a homophobic slur, an act Purchas, a founder of gay Rugby team...

Daley would back Cooper return

Quade Cooper’s former Reds teammate Ben Daley says the side would welcome him back to Ballymore. Speaking on FOXSPORTS’ Rugby 360, Daley said it wouldn’t be a shock to hear that repots of Cooper’s impending homecoming were based on fact, given his past contract negotiations. “Quade’s contracts are always...

Brumbies and University of Canberra repair rift

The Brumbies and the University of Canberra have moved to publicly mend last year’s tensions, announcing a new partnership as SANZAAR’s call on Super Rugby’s future looms. Former Brumbies CEO Michael Jones had a long-running legal battle with the University’s former vice-chancellor Stephen Parker, its union and union CEO,...

Reds youngster to play trial over Smith

The Reds will be rolling out their top liners against the Rebels on Tuesday night but Nick Stiles is happy to keep star recruit George Smith on ice until round one. Smith returned to Brisbane last week after the end of the Japanese Top League season with Suntory, but...

Home ground advantage the Brumbies' greatest weapon

Two weeks at home could be the greatest weapon the Brumbies possess when they host the Highlanders on Friday night. Since the start of Super Rugby, the home sides have dominated at finals time, with 56 matches going the hosts way and just 15 to the visitors. The Highlanders,...

McMahon is now a Rebel with an award

Sean McMahon has claimed his second consecutive Melbourne Rebels Player of the Year honour at an awards function on Saturday. Another stellar season saw the 22-year-old pole the most votes from his peers to claim the Players’ Player award, finishing ahead of Jordy Reid, Tamati Ellison, Toby Smith and...