Wednesday sport news

13 April 2022

Written by: Mitchell DeLorenzo

The latest sports updates

Former Collingwood players cut ties with the club due to claims of racism. 

Retired Collingwood players Héritier Lumumba, Leon Davis and Andrew Krakouer have cut off all communication with their former club over a systematic racism discussion.

Lumumba believes that Collingwood is not doing enough to compensate past players who have experienced racism.

“It is our firm belief that the Collingwood Football Club has no intention of acting in good faith to achieve a just outcome for past players who have experienced racism at the Club,” he tweeted.

This announcement follows the 2021 “Do Better” report which found the club was guilty of systematic racism.

Cricket Australia announce Andrew McDonald as head coach

Former interim head coach, Andrew McDonald, has signed a four-year deal to become the head coach of the Australian Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 cricket teams.

After serving as an assistant under former head coach, Justin Langer, McDonald was elevated to interim head coach following Langer’s departure on 4 February 2022.

McDonald coached Australia during a successful tour of Pakistan where they won the test series (1-0), lost the ODI (2-0) and won the Twenty20 (1-0).

The 40-year-old former interim head coach said he is looking forward to a busy 12 months which includes test tours of India and Sri Lanka.

“The journey so far has been particularly pleasing, and I am honoured to be given this incredible opportunity for what is an exciting period ahead,” he said.

McDonald said his plan is to build on the growth, depth and experience of the squad while working collectively with the group and across the game.

“There are many challenges in the short-term which I know excites the leadership group, the players and the staff. I’d also like to thank my family for their support,” he said.

Djokovic is eliminated in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic has suffered a shocking defeat in Monte Carlo to the 46th ranked Alejandro Davidovich.

It was his first match since February, Djokovic lost 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 6-1.

Djokovic will now prepare to defend his title at the French Open next month.

Australian rugby star has tested positive for cocaine. 

Former Wallaby and NRL star James Maloney has been stood down from his French club Lezigan, after testing positive for cocaine.

The 34-year-old is awaiting a suspension from France’s Anti-Doping Agency.

He joined the French league three years ago after a successful career in Australia which included two NRL championships, 14 origin tests for NSW and three tests for Australia.

The Matildas turn in a solid performance against New Zealand. 

The Australian women’s soccer team have increased their chances of qualifying for the World Cup after defeating New Zealand 3 – 1 in Canberra last night.

Captain Sam Kerr helped Australia jump to a three-goal lead 32 minutes into the game by scoring two goals.  Australia won their other friendly match against New Zealand on Friday 2-1.