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Burns, Nevill and Hazlewood should play first Test

Move on from Brad Haddin and Peter Siddle, and don’t field an all-pace line-up. That would be my advice to the Australian selectors, who tomorrow name the squad for the first Test against India.

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Addressing the cricketing cold shoulder of the Australian people

Citizens of this fine land, I have called this Roar summit to address the evil infiltration of plastic chairs in to our once-daunting coliseums.

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Lucas Herbert sets a course record at the Australian Masters

Victorian amateur Lucas Herbert set the Metropolitan course in Melbourne alight yesterday with a record seven-under 65 in the third round of the Australian Masters.

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Confirmed: Brisbane Roar’s Mulvey sacked

Various media reports indicate that Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey has been fired from his position, following a series of poor results and player disharmony at the club.

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Wallabies lose narrowly to Ireland in Dublin

The Wallabies have fallen 26-23 to Ireland in Dublin to suffer their first back-to-back spring tour defeats in almost a decade.

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A bid for a second New Zealand NRL team based in Wellington has been launched with the aim of entering the competition in the 2018 season.

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Australia v South Africa fourth ODI: The Liebke Ratings

Australia and South Africa headed to the MCG, with the hosts a chance to seal the series, while the visitors needed to win to keep the series alive.

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Party-pooping Richie’s comeback to cricket

Yes, I am questioning Richie Benaud’s possible return to commentary for the Sydney Test, and yes, I know I’m going to hell for saying this.

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Peterson being punished for the acts of others

Hidden away among old shirts and dusty suit jackets in the forgotten section of my wardrobe hang three NFL jerseys.

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Adam Scott has two big reasons to start firing

Adam Scott is six shots off Michael Wright’s pace at the halfway mark of the Australian Masters at the Metropolitan Club in Melbourne.

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SPIRO: Has Super Rugby  gone for the money rather than the game?

SANZAR, based on the news released today, has gone for the money. The new structure will generate or should generate large dollops of television money outside of the SANZAR countries.

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What cricket is the best cricket?

With another cricket season well under way, the problem of which of the crickets deserve our eyeballs rears its ugly head.

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Four starting changes and the longest Wallabies bench ever

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn’t quite gone as far as I thought – or as far as I hoped, on Tuesday – but I do like that he’s gone some way to shaking the side up ahead of their Test against Ireland in Dublin, in the early hours of Sunday morning, AEDT.

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The magic of the FFA Cup: Should the final have a permanent home?

On Thursday, Adelaide United announced that the FFA Cup final against Perth Glory had been sold out. Fantastic news, but it also left the feeling that it could have been so much more.

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ICC say McKay is our second-best ODI bowler, so where is he?

Clint McKay is ranked by the ICC as the 11th best bowler in ODI cricket – that’s Australia’s second best, behind only Mitchell Johnson.

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Is this Australia’s Tour de France team of the century?

Tonight Cycling Australia will announce its nine-man Tour de France ‘Team of the Century’ at its annual awards night in Melbourne.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Nico Rosberg

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Richie Porte

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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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New Zealand All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville

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Henry Speight tackled by Zack Holmes

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The Sea Eagles' Daly-Cherry Evans and Kieran Foran

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Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Racing Australia

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Australia's lock Rob Simmons evades a tackle by Ireland's Jamie Heaslip during the Wallabies' 32-15 win at Aviva Stadium

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Luke Durbridge celebrates after dominating the Men's Road Race

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The Roar of the crowd

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[VIDEO] Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United highlights: A-League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Adelaide didn’t need to hit top gear today to account for a very poor Mariners outfit.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs South Africa: 5th ODI cricket live scores, highlights, blog

Despite the series being over, after Australia’s three wicket win on Friday, both teams have plenty to play for in this final match of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final one day match from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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The 80s selection guide to Australia’s first Test batting line-up

Divided opinion over Australia’s batting line-up for the opening clash of the Indian Test series takes me back to the mid 1980s where debate and selection bolters typified equally fragile top orders.

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Bob Murphy: Right man for the job, 12 months too late

Selecting a captain can be a tough job. Selecting the right captain is vital. Selecting Bob Murphy as captain of the Bulldogs is the right call, it’s just 12 months late.

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Feeding the Four Nations

By Sleiman Azizi, Today
Feeding the Four Nations

There has certainly been a lot of good vibes surrounding international rugby league recently.

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300 sleeps to the Rugby World Cup (Part 2)

As of today there are fewer than 300 days until the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off.

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The secret philosophy of Michael Owen

By Evan Morgan Grahame, Today
The secret philosophy of Michael Owen

Michael Owen. One of the most naturally gifted goalscorers that English football has produced in the last 20 years.

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2015 AFL preview: Essendon Bombers

By Sam Aldridge, Today
2015 AFL preview: Essendon Bombers

My pack of teams to just miss the finals is quickly filling up, with the first four previews having teams drifting into the 8th to 13th range. Onto Essendon now who come into the season with the ASADA controversy still lingering.

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A Swiss Davis Cup win could be a blub for the ages

I’m calling it, there’s not a more accomplished blubmeister in sport than Roger Federer.

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[VIDEO] Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United highlights, goals: Premier League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Manchester United take the points at the Emirates and they ascend into the top four with their first away win under Louis Van Gaal.

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[VIDEO] Wales vs All Blacks highlights: International rugby Test live scores, blog

Wales host New Zealand at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:30am (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Ireland vs Wallabies highlights: International Test rugby live scores, blog

The Wallabies will be out to atone for last week’s poor performance against the French by bouncing back against Ireland at Lansdowne Road. Join us on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:30am (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Chelsea 2-0 West Brom highlights, goals: English Premier League scores

MATCH RESULT: Chelsea have continued their winning ways following the international break with a 2-0 win against West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

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[VIDEO] Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City highlights, goals: English Premier League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: An early goal for Swansea wasn’t enough as they could not survive the onslaught of Man City, who really should have scored more.

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Italy vs Springboks: International rugby Test live scores, blog

Italy will host the might of South Africa at Stadio Euganeo, Padua for the third game of the Springbok’s end of year tour. Join The Roar from 1:00am (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs Ireland highlights: 2014 International Rules Test scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Australia have secured a victory in their International Rules Test against the Irish in Perth with a 56-46 win.

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Brett Emerton of Sydney FC contests for the ball with Simon Colosimo of Melbourne Heart.

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Western Sydney Wanderers player Shannon Cole

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

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Waratahs players celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final

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Tom Langdon and Jack Frost of the Magpies

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Steve Smith scores his second Ashes hundred

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AFL Chief Operating Officer Gillon McLachlan addresses the media. (AFL Media)

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Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

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Australian bowler James Muirhead

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