The Newsroom recaps the week in sport.
Sharma breaks ODI record
India’s Rohit Sharma has hit the One Day international record for six, scoring 264 runs of 173 balls. The 27-year-old hit nine sixes and 33 fours from 173 deliveries as he beat the previous record of 219 which was set by Indian great Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011. Sharma’s individual total bested Sri Lanka’s 254 runs in the five wicket victory.
The Man doesn’t want the money
Anthony Mundine has become the WBC silver light middleweight champion after defeating Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko earlier this week. The NRL player turned boxer has become the mandatory challenger for Floyd Mayweather’s WBC title, however Mundine has admitted he is undeserving of a match against the 37-year-old. It was reported yesterday that politician and former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao declared interest in fighting the self proclaimed best.
Giant eyes on 15-year-old Aussie
15-year-old Xane Zaineddine made headlines this week after it was reported that some of the world’s biggest clubs were interested in signing the Sydney-born teenager. Zaineddine has impressed for Watford’s u/16 team where he is their leading goal scorer this season. He was offered a spot in Barcelona’s and AC Milan’s academy, turning them both down to join the London club. Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are among the many teams interested in the attacker, along with several English Premier League sides.
The Chosen One joins Real Sociedad
Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes was hired as the Real Sociedad manager this week. It is the first job for the Scot since being sacked from United last April. United suffered through their worst season under Moyes, failing to make the UEFA Champions League finishing seventh. Moyes said in a press conference that signing for the La Liga club will be the biggest challenge of his career.
Barba bucked by Broncs, bites back with Sharks
Former Bronco and Canterbury Bulldog Ben Barba has signed for the Cronulla Sharks on a three year deal. Barba was released after just one season at the club, making room for Darius Boyd’s signature. The 25-year-old will play as five-eighth next season, and will continue to have a portion of his salary paid by the Brisbane side as part of the deal. – Chris Matthews-Darby
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