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Why RB Leipzig’s Champions League fairy tale has not been universally well received – ABC News

RB Leipzig’s rise through the German footballing pyramid to the Champions League semi final should be sport’s greatest fairy tale, so why are they Germany’s most hated team?

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Everyone loves a sporting underdog story.
The entire fabric of sporting mythology is built on the plucky team that nobody had ever heard of rising up through the leagues to challenge the established elite.
It’s Roy of the Rovers stuff the foundation from which a true sporting pyramid is built.
Except for when it isn’t.
Welcome to the curious case of RB Leipzig, a tiny club that, with the backing of a well-known Austrian energy drinks company, has provoked the ire of supporters in Germany o…

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McInnes in mix for Blues: Fittler names preliminary squad – NRL.COM

Dragons captain Cameron McInnes is a step closer towards making his State of Origin debut after being named in Brad Fittler’s first squad announcement for the November series.

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Despite his team having a dismal year, Dragons captain Cameron McInnes has been rewarded for his standout form with inclusion in NSW’s 27-man extended Origin squad for the end-of-year series.
McInnes was the only member of five players announced on Sunday who has not featured previously for the Blues, indicating finals form and recent game time is a priority for coach Brad Fittler.
The inspirational Red V captain enjoyed a hell of a Sunday, with the selection news capping a day in which he sta…

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Alyssa Healy breaks world record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20I cricket – NEWS.com.au

Alyssa Healy breaks world record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20I cricket

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Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy has broken the world record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20 international cricket, with 92.During Sunday’s match against New Zealand at Allan Border Oval, Healy snared two dismissals off Georgia Wareham’s bowling to overtake India legend MS Dhoni on the all-time list.
After completing a somewhat contentious stumping to remove Amy Satterthwaite for 30, Healy held onto a catch down the leg side to secure the wicket of Lauren Down and the world record…

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Whincup’s classy response to title defeat – Supercars.com

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Jamie Whincup declared Scott McLaughlin a worthy three-time Supercars champion, amid disappointment that the title fight is over before the Bathurst finale.
McLaughlin put the title beyond doubt with second place in the final race at the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend, now holding a 305-point lead with 300 available for the win at Bathurst.
Whincup had closed the margin to 143 points ahead of The Bend double-header, but a combination of the Shell Mustangs speed and a series of mishaps blew out th…

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