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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 22 July 2017
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017 27 SPORT Keeping up with Kyrgios After an injury forced him out of Wimbledon, the mercurial tennis star has been keeping his fans and foes busy with news about his personal life Nick Kyrgios didn't manage to stay in Wimbledon this year. A hip injury urged him to pull out of the tournament after just 65 minutes on court. He pocketed $65,000 for the loss. But staying out of Wimbledon does not mean staying out of the attention of the media; the Greek Australian tennis star managed to keep the media busy with stories of him spending his money on houses and cars, working out in the gym and possibly breaking up with his girlfriend. Having earned more than $4.5 million career prize money so far, Kyrgios, who is sponsored by companies such as Nike and Yonex, could easily afford the $583,000 house he purchased in Tuross Head, on the New South Wales south coast for his family. Media reports were filled with description of the ‘stunning’ house, which has three bathrooms, four bedrooms, a suite, a gamesroom and parking spaces for two vehicles, one of which will probably be the $180,000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat he recently bought in Miami. With the help of his brother, the 22-year-old tennis star had the car modified to suit Australian standards and imported to his hometown of Canberra, where he promised to be very careful PHOTO: TWITTER while driving it. Both purchases were reported as being the silver lining to his early departure from Wimbledon, which led to more news stories around him, after he was spotted partying with Australian tennis player Monique Belovukovic and British rising star Chelsea Samways, both 18 years old. Photos of them hugging on a night out in London raised eyebrows, and apparently caused the ire of his girlfriend, Croatian Australian tennis pro Ajla Tomljanovic, who deleted all photos of Kyrgios from her Instagram page and then unfollowed him, which in the social media world is the most concrete evidence of a breakup. "When people don't know what's going on in your life they speculate . . . when they think they know they fabricate", was Kyrgios' cryptic reply on his own Instagram account, in which he shares his daily training routine, as he is recovering from his injury, two weeks ahead of the Citi Open in Washington in which he hopes to participate. Police issue AVO to former Olympic champion shooter so far having climbed Elbrus, Kilimajaro, the Andes, and now Denali with her sights set on Everest, Vinson in Antarctica and Mount Wilhelm in Papua New Guinea. Organised by the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing, also taking part in the mission were Fotis Goudas and Giorgos Marinos. NSW police have issued former Olympic shooting champion Michael Diamond, with an interim apprehended violence order (AVO) to protect his wife. Diamond was issued with the interim AVO just two and a half months after being found guilty of firearm and drink driving offences arising from an altercation with a relative last year. The charges which followed car- ried with them a mandatory 10-year suspension of his firearms licence which cost Diamond a chance to compete in his seventh Olympics in Rio 2016. A winner of two Olympic gold medals in trap shooting, and four Commonwealth gold medals, Diamond received a good behaviour bond in May this year after being found guilty of the charges. Under the AVO issued last Monday, Diamond has been ordered not to assault, threaten, stalk, harass or intimidate his wife and not to approach his wife within 12 hours of consuming alcohol or illicit drugs. If you or someone you know is at risk of or has experienced family violence, you can call the free 24-hour national counselling service on 1800 RESPECT. Former Olympic champ Michael Diamond PHOTO: CORPORATE.OLYMPICS.COM.AU Aston Villa linked with move for Greece striker Stefanos Athanasiadis Reports in Greece are linking Aston Villa with a move for PAOK striker Stefanos Athansiadis, the Birmingham Mail reports. The 28-year-old has been at PAOK for his entire ca- reer, save for a season on loan at Panserraikos, and though his goals-to-games ratio across that period of time is encouraging, he failed to score a single league goal last season. Greek international striker Athansiadis has scored more than 100 goals in over 300 appearances for PAOK and Villa boss Steve Bruce is believed to be a fan. The attacking options in the claret and blue squad‘s current line-up are Scott Hogan, Gabby Agbonlahor, Ross McCormack, and the returning Jonathan Kodjia, who is making his way back from an ankle injury sustained at Blackburn at the back end of last season. John Terry and Sam Johnstone remain the only arrivals at B6 so far this season. Melbourne City FC confirms Ivan Franjic’s departure Melbourne City FC confirmed on Wednesday that the club and defender Ivan Franjic have mutually agreed to terminate the 29-year-old's contract, effective immediately. Franjic, who signed for the club in June 2015 and played 39 matches in the A-League, will explore an opportunity overseas with Daegu Football Club in South Korea.
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