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Asian Cup: Victory a fitting jewel in Postecoglou’s crown

It’s not at all what we expected, but a semi-final clash with the United Arab Emirates is not something to cheer about. The desire to avoid Japan has been bandied about way too much for a country tipped second favourite, and now there is no room for complacency.

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Nine things we learned from the Tour Down Under

The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive.

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Magnificent Nick Kyrgios, let’s have some more of the same

It took 214 minutes for Nick Kyrgios to turn a two-set deficit into a spine-tingling five-set success over Roger Federer’s conqueror Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open on Sunday night.

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SPIRO: Are the Reds setting up James Slipper for Wallabies captaincy?

A week or so ago Queensland Rugby Union put out a media statement headed: James Slipper Named St. George Queensland Reds Captain. On top of the statement was a headshot of an unsmiling Slipper, flanked by the equally stern visage of Rob Simmons and Karmichael Hunt with a ferocious Samurai warrior look on his face.

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Dodgy DRS doings arrive right on time for World Cup

Sri Lanka were fleeced by modernity in Dunedin on Sunday when shonky circuitry caused the Decision Review System to crap out when needed most, thus returning the topic to conversation with perfect timing right before the game’s grandstand event.

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Cadel Evans leaves cycling with no regrets

Cadel Evans will retire from professional cycling with no regrets and no doubts that it is time to go.

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Andy Murray will play local sensation Nick Kyrgios in a mouth-watering Australian Open quarter-final after overcoming Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

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Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson will have just three games to be fit and firing for the World Cup.

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2015 Asian Cup: Upsets, mysterious yellows, channeling Antonín Panenka

Send-offs, panenkas, tears, near misses, dying-minute equalisers, referee bumbles and the mixed emotions of joy and heartbreak. The Asian Cup went next level on Friday night as two of the tournament favourites were ejected from the quarter finals in dramatic scenes.

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Two seconds is nothing, but at the Tour Down Under it’s everything

History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia.

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Bollettieri has sound advice for Kyrgios

Master coach Nick Bollettieri predicts Nick Kyrgios will be among the best in the tennis world, but how far he goes will depend on “what’s between his ears”.

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How could Federer possibly lose to Seppi?

There’s nothing harder to watch than a sporting legend and arguably the greatest ambassador for tennis of all time like Roger Federer bowing out of the Australian Open with hardly a whimper.

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If Clarke is fit, drop Bailey for the Cricket World Cup

Glenn Maxwell has been buffeted by criticism as a result of his poor batting in ODIs the past nine months. Yet stand-in skipper George Bailey is arguably the bigger liability at the moment.

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Dave Sanders: An unheralded Tour Down Under hero

You have to have to hand it to Dave Sanders, the man charged with moulding the seven riders chosen each year to form the UniSA team at the Tour Down Under.

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Asian Cup 2015: Cahill delivers for slow-starting Socceroos

Shaken to uncertainty by a calculated China game-plan for much of the opening half, it took a fresh second-half attitude and two trademark big-tournament goals from Tim Cahill to propel the Socceroos into the Asian Cup semi-finals in Newcastle next week.

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From coal to gold: The story of Adamstown Rosebud

From the origins of the coalfields, where miners would emerge from the dark depths during the week to play football on their days off, comes a story of grit and determination, a battle of the underdog overcoming prestige and money to emerge victorious.

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Tim Cahill celebrates his amazing goal

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Eugenie Bouchard

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Lleyton Hewitt on his way to a loss against Benjamin Becker (AAP Photo)

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Australian batsman David Warner looks towards the sky after scoring a century on day 1 of the first Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Richie Porte and Cadel Evans

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Robbie Kruse for the Socceroos

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

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Socceroos player Mark Bresciano and team-mates warm up, during the team training session at the Collingwood Training Centre, Olympic Park in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Australia will play Kuwait in the AFC Asian Cup tournament opening match, in Melbourne in 10 days. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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AB de Villiers

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Australia vs India: 5th ODI cricket live scores, blog

India need to avoid defeat when they take on Australia in the fifth ODI of the 2015 tri-series if they have to stay in reckoning for a place in the final but it will be a mountainous task for a team which is yet to win a game on tour so far. You ​can ​follow […]

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2015 Thomas North Manfred Stakes: Race 6, 4:20pm AEDT – I’ve had a quick look at this Australia Day race, once again trying to find a few historical factors that could unlock the winner of this years edition.

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Hird judgement could change everything or nothing

With the Full Federal Court soon to deliver its judgment in James Hird’s appeal, chances are David Jones will be taking more than a casual interest in the result.

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Klay Thompson moulds history

By Evan Morgan Grahame, Today Video
Klay Thompson moulds history

We didn’t realise it at the time, at least those of us without an encyclopaedic knowledge of the minutiae held in the NBA record annals. We didn’t realise it was happening, and perhaps we don’t really understand it now, after the fact.

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Wests Tigers shall continue to rise in 2015

After a tumultuous year highlighted by the ‘is there or isn’t there’ feud between coach Mick Potter and hooker Robbie Farah, the Tigers have cleaned their house.

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2015 Asian Cup: Timmy’s great, but he’s not the best Australian sportsman

The 2015 Asian Cup has, without doubt, been a resounding success. As I cast my eye on the tournament in November, I couldn’t help but wonder whether the whole show would be an enormous flop.

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NBA All-Star team features snubs and surprises

The rosters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game were announced on Thursday, and as expected a mix of shock and stoicism rippled through the players and fans alike as the selections were announced.

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Anthony Johnson stuns Sweden at UFC Stockholm

Ever wondered how you silence 26,000 screaming Swedes? Just knockout their beloved hometown hero.

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Madison Keys: The next big thing?

By mastermind5991, Today
Madison Keys: The next big thing?

In 2013, Sloane Stephens announced herself on the big stage when she upset Serena Williams en route to reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. Last year, Eugenie Bouchard did the same, defeating Ana Ivanovic in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champion Li Na in the semi-finals.

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A layman’s guide to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

What: An NHL-managed international competition featuring most of the big hockey nations, plus some All Star-type teams.

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Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitov: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Andy Murray will be out for revenge when he battles Grigor Dimitrov tonight for a spot in the quarter finals of the 2015 Australian Open on Rod Laver Arena.

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Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Round 15 of the A-League sees first placed Perth Glory host third placed Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium. Join us on The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars highlights: Big Bash League semi-final scores, blog

Perth Scorchers take on the Melbourne Stars at the Furnace in what promises to be a cracking semi-final in the Big Bash League. Join me on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:10pm AEDT.

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[VIDEO] Nick Kyrgios vs Andreas Seppi highlights: 2015 Australian Open scores, blog

Match Result scoreline: Kyrgios 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 8-6 Seppi with an unforced error and Kyrgios comes back from two sets down to complete a remarkable comeback victory! He is now through to the Australian Open quarter-finals. This will be a painful defeat for Seppi to swallow given that he was two sets to love […]

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Bernard Tomic vs Tomas Berdych: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Can Bernard Tomic become the 1st Australian in the men’s draw, since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, to make the quarter finals of the Australian Open?

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Watch Klay Thompson shoot 37-points in a quarter against Sacramento

Records tumbled in the third quarter in Oakland yesterday as Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors shot a perfect 13 from 13 to etch his name into the NBA’s record books with 37 points in a single quarter.

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Alexander Gustafsson was dealt a loss in front of his hometown crowd.. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Flickr)

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David Warner has words with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Roger Federer meets Lleyton Hewitt

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Tim Cahill is not Australia's greatest ever sportsman. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Adelaide Crows Coach Phillip Walsh

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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