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Parochial Swans fans have come under fire for booing injured Collingwood star Jack Ginnivan as he sat on the bench late in the final quarter of the Magpies’ loss to the Swans.

Ginnivan had been subbed out of the game at half-time with a tight hamstring, and when his face was flashed up on the big screen, the sold-out 44,000-strong SCG crowd erupted into a chorus of boos.

Ginnivan appeared to pout when the boos started, before laughing.

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Injured teammate Taylor Adams labelled the booing fans “grubs”.

Collingwood coach Craig McRae refused to be drawn into commenting on the boos, but said Ginnivan was “unlikely” to play in what’s now become a crucial match against Carlton next Sunday afternoon.

It was a tough trip to Sydney for the Magpies.

Jordan De Goey was ruled out late with a hip flexor issue, before Collingwood went down to a stellar Swans outfit 11.11 (77) to 7.8 (50).

Knowing the Magpies played a fast brand of footy, the Swans slowed the game right down, taking nearly 100 marks and 250 kicks.

They took a two-goal lead into quarter-time and maintained it into the main break.

A four-goal-to-three third quarter and two-goal-to-one final term put the difference at 27.

Lance Franklin bagged three goals, while Isaac Heeney – playing his 150th AFL game – and Tom Papley picked up two each.

No Magpie kicked more than one.

Swans coach John Longmire said his side’s defence was the difference.

“Obviously Collingwood are one of the form teams of the competition and we knew they’d be really hard to beat. I thought we were really sound defensively and around the contest defensively,” he said.

“We gave up a couple of easy goals, but apart from that I think we were really strong with what we had to do at the contest and when we didn’t have the ball, and that laid a good foundation for a pretty strong four-quarter effort.”

It was put to McRae that the loss was one Collingwood needed to have to avoid the pressure of having won 15 or 16 in a row should it go deep into the finals.

He said his side didn’t “live in that space”.

“We want to get better. This is part of our journey, our story,” he said.

“We’ve had a great run … I said to the boys if my nose wasn’t so blocked I would love to stop and smell the roses.

“We’ve had a great run, it’s put us in a terrific position and we’re now a chance next week to get the job done and finish in the top four.”

The win elevates the Swans into second on the ladder thanks to their superior percentage over the Demons, Lions and Magpies.

They will be hoping to lock in a home final and the double chance when they travel to Melbourne to take on St Kilda in the late game next Sunday afternoon.

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Read Now: Basketball Without Borders tips off 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi – 101 Latest News



Basketball Without Borders tips off 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi

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Basketball Without Borders (BWB), the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, tipped off the 13th BWB Asia Camp at New York University Abu Dhabi, which featured 78 of the top high-school age boys and girls from more than 20 countries and territories from across Asia and the Middle East.

This year, BWB Asia participants had the opportunity to learn from current NBA players Saddiq Bey (Atlanta Hawks) and Monte Morris (Washington Wizards), and NBA veterans Taj Gibson (most recently with the Washington Wizards), Rodney McGruder (most recently with the Detroit Pistons) and Vladimir Radmanovic. NBA assistant coaches John Bryant (Chicago Bulls), Ryan Forehan-Kelly (Brooklyn Nets), Jim Moran (Detroit Pistons), Ryan Richman (Wizards), Sean Sweeney (Dallas Mavericks) and Mike Weinar (Indiana Pacers); NBA Global Academy Technical Director Marty Clarke; and NBA Basketball School Dubai Technical Director Phil Galvin served as BWB Asia coaches, while Nina Hsieh (Charlotte Hornets) served as the camp’s athletic trainer.

In collaboration with FIBA and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, BWB Asia 2023 began with an opening ceremony, which included remarks from FIBA National Federations & Sport Senior Manager Kosta Iliev, NBA Europe and Middle East Managing Director Ralph Rivera, DCT Abu Dhabi Strategic Affairs Executive Director Saeed Ali Al Fazari, NBA Asia Head of Basketball Operations Carlos Barroca, NBA Head of International Basketball Operations Chris Ebersole and Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey.

In the afternoon session, campers participated in a series of on-court drills focusing on enhancing fundamental basketball skills, learned a combination of team offensive and defensive concepts, and competed in 5-on-5 games.

In conjunction with BWB Asia 2023, the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi Elite Camp also tipped off the 3-day event at New York University Abu Dhabi, which brought together 40 of the top boys and girls ages 15 and under from the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League to participate in fundamental skill development and 5-on-5 competition.

NBA Head of International Basketball Operations Chris Ebersole

“Basketball Without Borders is our longest-running elite development program and we’re thrilled to have the 13th edition of the BWB Asia Camp for the first time in the Arabian Gulf.  Together with FIBA and DCT Abu Dhabi, we’re committed to providing our boys and girls from across Asia and the Middle East with a memorable experience on and off the court as they train under the guidance of some of the best players and coaches in the world.”

FIBA National Federations & Sport Senior Manager Kosta Iliev

“Basketball Without Borders builds on a decades-long collaboration between FIBA and the NBA that provides a tremendous opportunity to the most talented kids in Asia and the Middle East to grow and to reach the highest possible level in basketball.  The campers will learn from some of the best coaches in the game and will compete and interact with some of the best players from other countries and cultures, which will give them a different perspective and vision for the future.”

Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey

“I’m excited to be part of my first Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp and experience the unique brand of basketball played on this side of the world.  BWB is a great reminder that basketball transcends cultural boundaries and I’m looking forward to maximizing this opportunity to engage and connect with the boys and girls through our shared love for the game.”

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Read Now: West Ham flop set to make transfer move to English club – 101 Latest News



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West Ham have a season-defining Europa Conference League final ahead of them this week before turning their attentions back to the summer transfer window, pre-season and then domestic duties for the 2023/24 campaign.

It’s not clear if David Moyes will still be in charge come next season, with reasons why he could both stay or go depending on next Wednesday’s result.

Should the Hammers win their first European final in 47 years, the Scot could bow out on a high, but equally, if they were beaten by Fiorentina, that could re-ignite the fire for Moyes to push ahead in 23/24 and turn things around just as he did when returning to the club second time around.

Premier League new boys Sheffield United’s only concern is being able to sign players that will keep them in the English top-flight, and to that end, one West Ham flop is apparently on their radar.

It hasn’t been that long since Turkish side, Besiktas, made Arthur Masuaku’s loan move from the Hammers permanent, but according to Takvim, the left-back is a target for Paul Heckingbottom.

Hammers supporters will surely have something to say about that given that Masuaku’s best moment in a West Ham shirt was a late, and slightly fortuitous winner against Chelsea.

Much of the remainder of his career at the London Stadium was uneventful, the player making only 49 total appearances (including as sub) in the three seasons he was at the club, per WhoScored.

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Read Now: LIVE: Eels respond over star's alleged pub act – 101 Latest News



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Parramatta five-eighth Dylan Brown has been charged with five counts of sexual touching without consent after an alleged incident at a hotel in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Saturday night.

It’s understood police were called when a 20-year-old woman reported the alleged incident to staff at the Golden Sheaf pub.

NSW Police confirmed that Brown is due to answer the charges at the Downing Centre Local Court this week.

“About 11.40pm yesterday officers attached to Eastern Suburbs PAC were called to a hotel on South Head Rd at Double Bay following a report of sexual touching,” a police statement read.

“Police arrested a 22-year-old man. He was taken to Waverley Police Station where he has been charged with sexually touch another person without consent.

“He was granted bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.”

The Eels had the bye this weekend and play the Bulldogs next Monday afternoon.

“The Parramatta Eels have been made aware of an incident involving Dylan Brown last night,” Parramatta said in a statement.

“The club has advised the NRL integrity unit as per our normal process. As it is a police matter, the club will not be making further comment at this time”.

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