Sports News in Brief
SYDNEY - The Wallabies' wing crisis has deepened with Queensland Test rookie Dom Shipperley the latest flyer ruled out of next month's European tour. Scans have confirmed Shipperley requires wrist injury, leaving the 21-year-old unavailable for the four-Test spring tour. James O'Connor, Joe Tomane, Lachie Turner, Cooper Vuna, Rod Davies and Luke Morahan — all wingers with Test experience in the past two seasons — are currently already sidelined through injury. Game-breaker Digby Ioane is also in extreme doubt with a knee injury.
SYDNEY - New coach Michael Cheika is successfully instilling a winning mentality and harder-edged work ethic at the Waratahs, according to young backline star Tom Kingston. Cheika joined NSW last month from Stade Francais, having spent six successful seasons with Irish provincial side Leinster where he won the Heineken Cup in 2009, and Kingston said the coach's tough mindset and impressive track record was already having a significant effect on his playing group.
LONDON - Australian prop Justin Poore completed a shock move from Parramatta Eels to Super League club Wakefield on Friday. Former New South Wales forward Poore agreed a two-year contract with Wakefield and will link up with his new team in time for the start of the 2013 season. The 27-year-old made 178 appearances in the NRL, initially with St George Illawarra, and appeared in all three games of the 2009 Origin series for the Blues.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's cricket boss Gerald Majola was fired on Friday after an independent probe found him guilty of irregular bonuses linked to international tournaments staged in 2009.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) decided to "implement with immediate effect" a recommendation by the panel, it said in a statement. "The sanction handed down by Advocate Karel Tip was that Mr Majola is dismissed from his service with CSA with immediate effect," it said.
SEA ISLAND, Georgia - Indian golfer Arjun Atwal holds a one-shot lead after the second round of US PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic in Georgia. Atwal carded a seven-under par round for a 10-under total with tournament host Davis Love and Jim Furyk in equal second. First-round co-leader Bud Cauley carded an even par round and was tied for fourth place at eight-under with David Toms and Australian Gavin Coles, who fired a five-under round.
DETROIT, Michigan - The post-mortem was underway Friday after the star-studded, big-money New York Yankees were sent packing from baseball's post-season by the Detroit Tigers. "Terrible way for the season to end," said Alex Rodriguez, who had just three hits in 26 at-bats without an RBI in the post-season and was benched for the last two games of the American League Championship Series against Detroit. "Obviously, we're all disappointed. They outplayed us in every facet of the game," Rodriguez added after the Tigers booked their World Series berth.