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Wanderers sign Japan's Kusukami for A-League SYDNEY: Jumpei Kusukami has signed with Australian A-League giants Western Sydney Wanderers, the club said on Monday.The Japanese attacking midfielder, 28, has made over 100 appearances in the J-League and spent the last three seasons with Cerezo Osaka.His signing comes as the Wanderers prepare for their third campaign in the AFC Champions League."It's my honour to join the Western Sydney Wanderers, one of the best clubs in Asian football," Kusukami said."It's a huge opportunity for me, so I would like to give my best to the Wanderers."Kusukami follows his playing idol Shinji Ono, who had a highly successful stint with the Wanderers from 2012 to 2014.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Western Stormer Zas banned for two weeks JOHANNESBURG: Western Stormers winger Leolin Zas was banned Monday for two weeks after a dangerous challenge on NSW Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley in a Super Rugby match.The Australian fell on his head and shoulder after coming into contact with the South African in Cape Town last Saturday during a match won 32-30 by the Sydney-based franchise.Wallaby Foley recovered unscathed from the collision and his conversion in the final minute of a Michael Hooper try won ...

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Italian Oss leads after opening Tirreno-Adriatico stage ROME: Italy's Daniel Oss is the first leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race after his BMC team won Wednesday's opening team time-trial.BMC, led by one of the race favourites in American Tejay Van Garderen, edged out Etixx-Quick Step by two seconds on the 22.7km course around Lido Di Camaiore. FDJ were third at nine seconds.The Astana team of Italian Vincenzo Nibali, the winner in 2012 and 2013, finished sixth at 15sec.Nibali is likely to face ...

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History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup LONDON: Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy.A victory over Villa at Wembley would make Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger the first post-war manager to win the FA Cup six times, taking him ahead of Alex Ferguson and level with George Ramsay -- the only boss to have won six FA Cups, with ...

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Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run LONDON: Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal.Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling ...