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SPORTS: Kookaburras Going Well; Boomers Get A Second …

  • August 4th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

hockey-4810.jpgIn hockey, Australia – the Kookaburras — have had their third straight win in the international Men’s Champions Trophy being played in Germany, defeating England 3-2 (3.8.10); in men’s basketball, Slovenia won the final of a major event staged in China, the Stankovic Continental Cup, defeating Australia — Boomers–  71-60 (1.8.10).


The Kookaburras
, undefeated in the World Cup earlier this year, ran into their toughest competition so far this week, with England, having defeated New Zealand 9-1 and The Netherlands 6-3.

They take on Germany this Thursday, and Spain on Saturday, before play-offs beginning on the week end (8.8.10), at Monchengladbach (North Rhine-Westphalia).

boxing-kangaroo.jpgThe Boomers were undefeated in the hockey competition, up to the final, in Liuzhou, last Sunday night.

The contest was a curtain-raiser for World Championships in  Turkey later this month (28.8.10).

Reference

AAP, Sydney, “Boomers beaten in final”, 2.8.10.

Hockey Australia, “Kookaburras hang on against England …”, 3.8.10. http://www.hockey.org.au/ …, (4.8.10).

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