Yorke signs with Sunderland. The Sydney Football Club will be searching for a new marquee player today as striker Dwight Yorke confirmed he will move to English Championship club Sunderland. Sydney FC Chairman Walter Bugno gave Yorke his full support. “Dwight Yorke has made an unbelievable contribution to Sydney FC and Australian football and we wish him nothing but luck in his new endeavours with Sunderland.” Yorke was the first signing of new manager and former Manchester United team mate, Roy Keane. English press reported the deal was worth AU$500,000.

Turkish Grand Prix under investigation. The future of the Turkish Grand Prix is in doubt today after its organisers were summoned to appear before the FIA following concerns about the podium presentation at last weekend’s event. “The FIA has launched a full investigation into the podium presentation at the Turkish Grand Prix and is concerned that its political neutrality may have been compromised,” a spokesman for the governing body said. After the race on Sunday Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat presented the winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa, however the Greek-Cypriot controlled south is the internationally recognised government.

Hewitt advances to 3rd round. Fifteenth seed Lleyton Hewitt took just one hour and 43 minutes to dispose of Czech Jan Hernych 6-4 6-2 6-2 to advance to the third round of the US Open this morning. “I was on top of my game right from the start today,” he said. Despite coming into the tournament under an injury cloud, Hewitt showed no signs of difficulty during the match. He will now face a much tougher assignment against 20th seed Novak Djokovic. “I’ve got to step it up another notch,” he said. “I’m going to play a guy that’s in another category to Hernych, and I’ve got to be prepared for that.”

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