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BOLT BOUND FOR THE CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Eight-time Olympic gold-medallist and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is officially bound for the Central Coast Mariners. The club confirming late today, that the Jamaican runner has committed to an indefinite training period, with the aim to develop into a professional footballer. The agreement between the Mariners and Bolt doesn’t guarantee him a professional playing contract post training period. Bolt says he’s very excited to head to the yellow-and-navy HQ: “It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League.” Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp will provide more details about the deal tomorrow from the Mariners Centre of Excellence at Tuggerah.

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MACY CALLAGHAN ELIMINATED IN CALIFORNIA

Central Coast surfer Macy Callaghan has been eliminated from the US Open in California. The Avoca teenager struggled against world number three Tatiana Weston Webb, only managing a four and a 3-point-9 in the small conditions. Weston Webb fared better at the Huntington Beach break, her combined total of just under ten points enough to progress to the next round.

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MIKE MULVEY’S MARINERS SEEING RED IN FA CUP

The Mariners have had a shocking start to their 2018-2019 A-League pre-season, going crashing down to Adelaide three-nil in the FFA Cup overnight. The Central Coast were down seven players, with four Mariners Academy players hitting the pitch against the Reds. Adelaide was on the attack throughout, with Mariners coach Mike Mulvey admitting the better team got the win. (VISION ONLY)

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DIMI PAPADATOS UP AGAINST VIJAY SINGH IN FIJI

It was a tough opening day on course for Magenta golfer Dimi Papadatos in the Fiji International. Playing alongside legendary local, Vijay Singh, Papadatos started well, holing a monster putt on the second for birdie. “And oh, or straight in, that was going past the hole, you’re dead right, he knows it too, it would have been a tricky par putt coming back but don’t worry about it.” But that used up a lot of his luck.. Papadatos went on to card six bogeys and a double, on his way to a round one score of six over. He’ll need a big effort in round two just to make the cut. (Note: Vision and Audio Interrupted).

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