The Newsroom recaps this week in sport.
Cherry not so ripe at Manly
Manly five-eight Daly Cherry-Evans (above) confirmed he had signed a four-year deal worth approximately $4 million with the Gold Coast Titans in the aftermath of the Sea Eagles loss to Parramatta last Friday night. It was revealed Cherry-Evans had agreed to a deal with Manly under previous management, however the club withdrew the offer last week. During an interview with Peter Sterling on Fox Sports’ Sterlo On The Couch Cherry-Evans described the previous deal as “inferior”. It is one more blow for Manly, which has also lost Kieran Foran, who sealed a $4.7 million deal this week to join former teammate Anthony Watmough at Parramatta.
Ben Cousins arrested after police pursuit
Controversial former AFL star Ben Cousins was arrested on Wednesday night after allegedly leading police in a pursuit through Perth’s southern suburbs. Cousins was charged with reckless driving, failing to provide a breath test to police, and failing to stop. He has been granted bail and is to appear in Fremantle magistrate’s court on April 8.
Chelsea fans face court over racism in Paris
Five men allegedly involved in last month’s racist abuse on the Paris Metro have summonsed to appear in Waltham Forest magistrate’s court on March 25. The men were filmed refusing to let a black man on a train while allegedly shouting abuse before Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Paris St Germain. The men also face lengthy bans from attending all football matches.
Kid teaches Federer a lesson
The 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer was embarrassed by a nine-year-old boy this week. During his match with Grigor Dimitrov, the young boy replaced the Bulgarian during their clash at the Madison Square Garden. After a short rally the confident youngster lobbed the ball over Federer to win the point. Did the world just witness the beginning of tennis’ next big thing? – Ben Potter
Top photo from Liam Mendes’s Flickr photostream.