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From Olympic pariah to UFC legend: Daniel Cormier’s remarkable second act – The Guardian

The wrestler turned MMA champion appeared to be at a dead end after a disastrous Games in 2008 but he has reinvented himself

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Daniel Cormier snuck back into the Olympic Village, hoping his coaches and teammates were at Beijings Agricultural University Gymnasium a few miles down the road. He was determined to avoid them before he had to board the shuttle bus back to the airport. He didnt want to talk about the harrowing weight-cut, which caused his kidneys to fail and landed him in hospital for four days. He didnt want to explain to them why their team captain and Americas best hope for a wrestling medal had weighed in …

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Staying or going: The verdict on eight Giants being circled by rival clubs – Fox Sports

Yet again Greater Western Sydney has another list management conundrum.

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Dylan Shiel, Adam Treloar and Taylor Adams are just a few of the names who have left the club since joining the Giants.
And in 2020, Zac Williams and Jeremy Cameron are among the hottest free agents available to rivals, with the Giants yet to sign the pair after what has been a disappointing season.
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Coulthard tops rain-hit second practice – Supercars.com

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Fabian Coulthard set the fastest time in Practice 2 at the Repco SuperSprint, as a heavy downpour at the halfway mark prevented any late improvements.
Coulthards 1:48.3432s was set on slicks in largely dry conditions at the 14-minute mark of the half-hour session, which proved 0.2303s clear of Nick Percat.
Earlier pacesetters Chaz Mostert and Jamie Whincup were third and fourth when the heavens opened, locking in their positions for the duration.
Drivers headed back out on wet tyres in the fi…

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NRL hands down big fine in breach notice to Raiders star Curtis Scott – Fox Sports

The NRL has issued Canberra’s Curtis Scott with a breach notice and fine, alleging he “brought the game into disrepute” and breached the league’s alcohol consum…

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The notice is in relation to Scotts drunken behaviour on Australia Day, which saw him fall asleep under a tree in Moore Park, Sydney.
Scott was drawn into a nine-month legal battle and successfully had his charges dropped, with the heavy-handed arrest carried out by NSW Police playing a key role in court.
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