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Thai cave where rescue of boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction

Thai cave where rescue of boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction

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It may be the most famous cave in the world and could soon become Thailand's biggest tourist attraction. The underground maze where the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach unfolded might be made into a sightseeing destination, Thai officials said Tuesday. "In this crisis situation, today, I don't want to talk about work, but I think the Thai people, we are lucky that we are going to have a world-class tourist attraction," Chongklai Woraponsathron, Thailand's deputy head of national parks, said during a news conference Tuesday. He said the final decision to turn the cave into a must-see travel site would be up to the Thailand Department of Natural Resources. But Woraponsathron floated the idea, assuming that people from around the world who have been following the sto...
Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

Aussie coach quits in another tearful news conference

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has tearfully resigned - just hours after disgraced former captain Steve Smith broke down before the world's media.Lehmann will quit after the current Test series in South Africa after three players were sent home for ball-tampering.The Australian coach was cleared by Cricket Australia of having a role in the cheat scandal but told a news conference "it's the right time to step away".He said: "I'm ultimately responsible for the culture of the team and I've been thinking about my position for a while."Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after reviewing Steve and Cameron's hurting it's only fair that I make this decision."This will allow Cricket Australia to complete a full review into the culture of the team and allow them to imple...
Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

Arizona Cardinals expected to name Kirby Wilson running backs coach

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Kirby Wilson is expected to be named the Arizona Cardinals' running backs coach, according to a published report Tuesday. It will mark a return to the desert for Wilson, radio station 98.7 FM in Arizona reported. Wilson served as the running backs coach with the Cardinals for three seasons from 2004-06. Wilson spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. His replacement in Cleveland is Freddie Kitchens, who was the Cardinals' running backs coach this past season. The 56-year-old Wilson has ample NFL experience as a running backs coach. He served in that capacity with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Washington Redskins (2000), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003-04), Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-13) and Minnesota Vikings (2014-15) before landing with Cleveland. Ari...
Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

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Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women's boss.Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" in a previous role in September.But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment.England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France.The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of 2017, however several potential appointments dropped out of the running.Emma Hayes said she wanted to remain as Chelsea boss while former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey and Canada manager John Herdman moved to new roles.Rumours of 40-year-old Nevi...
Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

Justin Gatlin: Sprinter 'shocked' by allegations about coach & athletics agent

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World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is "shocked and surprised" at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent.Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport's governing body called "serious allegations" about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner.The Daily Telegraph said Wagner - an agent linked to Gatlin - offered to "illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs" to undercover reporters.And it said Gatlin's coach, former Olympic gold medallist Mitchell, told reporters that athletes are able to get away with doping because the drugs they use cannot be detected by tests.Both deny the allegations.Writing on Instagram on Tuesday, Gatlin said he "fired" Mitchell "as soon as I found out about this".The 35-year-old American said ...