SOCCER: A stunning double from Craig Goodwin has delivered Adelaide United the FFA Cup with a 2-1 victory against Sydney FC.
Goodwin produced the top-shelf pair in last night’s final in Adelaide as the Reds became the first club to win the Cup twice.
Goodwin spectacularly* continued his run of impressive form — he scored five goals in the tournament and also netted in the A-League last Friday night. The 26-year-old slotted* a free-kick in the 25th minute. After Adam le Fondre equalised* with a penalty just three minutes later, Goodwin sealed the win with a first-time strike in the 74th minute.
CRICKET: Banned Australian skipper Steve Smith has signed for the UAE T20X league, a direct competitor to the Australian Big Bash competition, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Smith and Warner are banned from playing in the Big Bash and Sheffield Shield, and Warner will also jet to Bangladesh to play T20 cricket in January.
BASKETBALL: NBA star Klay Thompson has made history for the most three-pointers in a match.
Playing for Golden State against Chicago, Thompson looked like he was shooting three-pointers just for fun as he single-handedly* destroyed the Bulls.
Thompson nailed 10 three-pointers before halftime — equalling Chandler Parsons’ record for the most three-pointers in a single half. He quickly took his tally to 13 midway through the third quarter and equalled teammate Steph Curry’s record for the most threes ever in a single game.
Curry set the mark against New Orleans in 2016 but that quickly disappeared as Thompson shattered the historic number with more than a quarter to go. He hit his 14th three from his 24th attempt with five minutes left in the third term.
The history-making three also gave him 50 points for the third time in his career, hitting the half century mark in just 27 minutes of game time.
NRL: THE Brisbane board has voted unanimously* for Anthony Seibold to lead the club after Wayne Bennett, paving the way* for the Souths coach to sign a multimillion-dollar deal with the Broncos.
The Courier-Mail can reveal Brisbane bosses have rubber-stamped* Seibold as Bennett’s successor* from 2020 after a board meeting at the club’s $27 million headquarters.
The board’s decision to formally back Seibold will see Siebold named as the Broncos’ next coach, possibly as early as today.
spectacularly: in an impressive, dramatic, or eye-catching way
equalised: made the score equal
single-handedly: on one’s own
unanimously: with all people agreeing
paving the way: preparing
successor: person next in line for something
1. Simon Goodwin scored in which minutes?
2. Which league will Steve Smith play T20 in?
3. How many three-pointers did Klay Thompson shoot for the single match record?
4. Who is Anthony Seibold expected to take over from as coach of the Broncos?
After reading the article, with a partner, highlight as many connectives as you can find in pink. Discuss if these are being used as conjunctions, or to join ideas and create flow.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Were you impressed with Craig Goodwin’s double?
No one-word answers. Use full sentences to explain your thinking.