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New Zealand stars flopped under pressure

Despite fielding a team laced with rookies and without the services of their best bowler, Australia earned a comprehensive series victory over the highly rated Kiwis in Adelaide yesterday.

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MASCORD: Dominos fall on player welfare

Despite what Clint Newtown and the RLPA think, the NRL does care about player burnout. That is, unless there’s a massive wad of cash involved.

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A new beginning for heavyweight boxing

Newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury rattled the boxing world by becoming the first man in over a decade to defeat Wladimir Klitschko.

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The “we” in football is threatening to collapse

Across the weekend, A-League fans were finally heard. While Football Federation Australia trumpets glitzy mottos and constantly boasts about the strength of the country’s football community, it has frustratingly failed to operate transparently and inclusively.

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Make no mistake, day-night Tests are here to stay

While a turtle only advances by sticking its neck out, Cricket Australia decided to put its on the line and it won.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs New Zealand third Test

With the run-fest of Perth behind us, everybody headed to Adelaide for the third Australia versus New Zealand Test. Little known fact: this was the first ever day-night Test, and Australia ended up winning it by three wickets in three day-nights.

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SPIRO: Where is the ARU plan to win Sevens Olympic gold in Rio?

There was a time when the Australian Sevens team was routinely booed, because with players like David Campese, Mark Ella and all the other Ellas, Australian sides were just too good for their opposition in most of the tournaments.

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Matt Jones sneaks home by a shot in explosive Australian Open

Matt Jones overcame a bogey-double bogey start with a triple at the ninth to hold off Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth by a shot to win his first Australian Open.

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ROAR FAUX-SCOOP: Coach slams 2016 NRL draw

A leading rugby league coach has launched a tirade towards the NRL following the release of the 2016 draw, furiously questioning why his side has been unfairly scheduled to “play other teams.”

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Shot clock, golden point on the agenda at NRL coaches meeting

The NRL coaches meeting took place in Sydney today, and have delivered the recommendation that the NRL should implement a shot clock for scrums and line dropouts in an effort to further speed up the game.

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Former All Black coach pays tribute to Jonah Lomu

Former All Black coach John Hart has provided a touching tribute for the late Jonah Lomu at a memorial service held at Auckland’s Eden Park.

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Odell Beckham Jnr takes another stunner

Odell Beckham Jnr took one of the great touchdown catches of all time during the 2014-15 NFL season and has added another to his personal highlight reel during the New York Giants’ clash with the Washinton Redskins.

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Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at the end of this season

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has penned a poem entitled ‘Dear Basketball’ in which he reveals he’ll retire at the end of this NBA season.

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WATCH: Tyson Fury serenades wife with Aerosmith classic

After winning his world heavyweight bout against Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury broke out into a rendition of ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’.

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Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic said the team noticed the deafening silence after nearly 1000 of their vocal fans walked out of Central Coast Stadium on Sunday.

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Like most, Darren Lehmann loves it when a punt pays off.

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Shaun Marsh reacts with brother Mitchell

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Matt Jones wins the 2015 Australian Open

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New Zealandís Brendon McCullum celebrates his triple century against India on the final day of the second test at the Basin Reserve (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford)

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird prepares to bowl to the Sri Lankan batsman on the first day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne, on December 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO/William West

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Geoff Ogilvy driving at the Northern Trust Open (Image: Flickr)

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ARLC chairman John Grant

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Ravi Ashwin India spinner

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Australian Open: Matt Jones claims the Stonehaven Cup

Round result: Matt Jones has won the 2015 Australian Open despite going two over par in the final round on Sunday.

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Kobe Bryant to retire at season’s end

By Nathan Farebrother, 30 Nov 2015 Video
Kobe Bryant to retire at season’s end

After 20 seasons spent with the Los Angeles Lakers, five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals and over 32,000 points (3rd all-time), NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will call time on his career at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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Why doesn’t cricket trust the DRS?

By Jake Rosengarten, 30 Nov 2015
Why doesn’t cricket trust the DRS?

How many contentious decisions must be played out at the highest level before cricket realises that accuracy should be valued over tradition?

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The next step Test for day-night cricket

By Brutas Mudcake, 30 Nov 2015 Video
The next step Test for day-night cricket

The pink ball didn’t disintegrate and the world didn’t cave in; the confluence of two rival 70s political slogans, “It’s time” and “Turn on the lights” has given a neon shot of adrenaline to Test cricket.

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That ‘other’ November night football would rather forget

At the date of writing this, it is November the 29. That is 18 years to the day since one of the greatest disasters – and travesties – in the Socceroos’ storied history.

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College football 2015: Week 13 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 30 Nov 2015
College football 2015: Week 13 villains

After arguably the best weekend of the entire season – rivalries, conference-deciding games and more – delivered in spades, there were more than a few villains on display across three days’ worth of football. We’ll start at the top, with one of the worst teams in the entire FBS.

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This week in the NBA: Five big stories to follow

It was a shortened week in the NBA this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday but that doesn’t meant there was any less drama or action in the basketball world.

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The Wrap: Llong decision takes shine off first day-night Test match

If all of Test cricket’s wrong umpiring decisions were compiled in a book, it would make JJR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy look like a disposable airport novel.

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Watching every sport on the planet live? That’s the goal

By Kieren "Beefy" Blake, 30 Nov 2015
Watching every sport on the planet live? That’s the goal

The first month of 365DaysofSport is now done and dusted. In 31 days, we have traveled over 18,000 kilometres, covering 29 sports in three countries.

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Who your club got in the 2015 AFL draft – Every club rated

Adelaide was full of hype and potential ahead of the 2015 AFL Draft, as the streets rumbled with the excitement and class of young AFL prospects.

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The A-League ban cycle

By NUFCMVFC, 30 Nov 2015 Video
The A-League ban cycle

Hot on the heels of Rebecca Wilson’s article in The Daily Telegraph, publishing the names and faces of many people on the FFA’s banned list, fans have voiced their discontent not just towards sections of the Australian media but equally toward the FFA.

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After plenty of recent speculation, the NSW government has announced that top-flight NCAA college football is returning to Australian shores nearly thirty years since the last college game was played in Melbourne.

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College football 2015: Week 13 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 30 Nov 2015
College football 2015: Week 13 heroes

As per usual, the Thanksgiving weekend of rivalries and conference-deciding games didn’t let us down. Here are a few heroes from the weekend’s slate.

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Does Darren Lehmann deserve more criticism than he gets?

Few coaches had more love letters written to them than Darren Lehmann by the Australian cricketing media after the 2013-14 Ashes.

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Fury crowned as the new king

By Anthony De Vita, 30 Nov 2015 Video
Fury crowned as the new king

Tyson Fury is the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Who could have imagined?

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F1: Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix live blog, updates

At long last we are at the conclusion of the 2015 Formula One season, with Round 19 of the championship being held in the twilight of Abu Dhabi. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:00 am (AEDT) on Monday morning.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' fan group. Photo AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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New Zealand bowler Mark Craig finishes his bowling spell with figures of 3/123 on day 2 of the second Trans-Tasman Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA ground in Perth , Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City

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David Gallop

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Rugby league video referee (Image David Jackmanson, Wikimedia Commons)

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