Sydney`s `haunted` stadium spooks visitors
Sydney`s `haunted` stadium spooks visitors

Eerie sound effects at Sydney`s Stadium Australia are leaving passers-by in a state of confusion. Snatches of Aboriginal singing, the Muslim call to prayer and whooshing wind effects can all be heard when walking past the former Olympic venue in Sydney`s suburbs, prompting pedestrians to stare about in puzzlement. The eclectic sounds come from speakers mounted on poles and were, according to people familiar, installed during the 2000 Olympics. The Swindon effect.

Manager Di Canio pledges to save Sunderland from relegation

Controversial new Sunderland coach Paolo Di Canio has vowed to `slap faces` and `kick bottoms` in a bid to save the club from relegation.