AFL: Hawthorn’s Daniel Howe can only play another AFL game this season if the Hawks make the finals.
The AFL tribunal has banned him for three games for a tripping incident that left Carlton’s Zac Fisher with a broken leg. Combined with his two-game ban for striking Blues opponent Patrick Cripps, Howe will miss the last five games of the regular season.
Meanwhile, in-form Sydney Swans backman Aliir Aliir has signed on for three more seasons and the Richmond Football Club has become the first club in AFL/VFL history to reach the 100,000 membership mark*.
FORMULA 1: Australian Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo could re-sign with Red Bull as soon as this week.
The 29-year-old had been linked with a move to Mercedes or Ferrari earlier in the year but it’s now all but certain Ricciardo will recommit* to the team he’s been with since 2014.
Red Bull’s F1 boss Christian Horner says Ricciardo’s signing is imminent* now that reigning* champion Lewis Hamilton is locked in at Mercedes until the end of 2020.
CYCLING: Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert was thrown from his bike and flew headfirst over a wall in a terrifying crash on stage 16 of the Tour de France.
Gilbert was 57.2km from the finish and in the lead of the 218km-long stage on when he took a bend badly and crashed to end his Tour. “Yes, my Tour is over.,” he said.
“When I lay there, I thought: ‘I broke everything’, I did not dare to move at first. I have a lot of pain and my knee is badly battered, but I think I did not break anything, fortunately.”
NRL: South Sydney will attempt to hold onto the brotherly* trio of Sam, George and Tom Burgess after their contracts expire at the end of next season.
The brothers could be in line for two- or three-year contract extensions worth a combined total of $2.2 million per season.
Souths general manager of football Shane Richardson flew to England last month to meet with their manager Chris Caisley, trying to reach a deal before rivals can begin talking to the brothers on November 1.
recommit: commit again
reigning: person who holds the crown or title
brotherly: relating to brothers
1. How many members has Richmond signed to make VFL/AFL history?
2. How many years has Daniel Ricciardo raced for Red Bull?
3. Which body part has Philippe Gilbert injured in his TDF fall?
4. Name the three Burgess brothers in the NRL.
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: Do you think other AFL clubs will reach the 100,000 membership mark within the next five years? Which ones and why?
No one-word answers. Explain your thinking with full sentences.