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Who’s afraid of the big, bad Giants?

The darlings of the prediction game, Greater Western Sydney appear one of the few finals certainties heading into the 2017 season. Be afraid, sports fans, the long-promised footballing juggernaut is here to lay waste to the AFL.

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Ken Rosewall proved age no barrier to being a champion

If Roger Federer wins his next two matches at the Australian Open, he will raise his career record to 18, and become the fourth oldest men’s grand slam champion.

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Warner should carry SCG turf to India

On Monday night, David Warner won back-to-back Allan Border Medals and was named One Day International Player of the Year.

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Win the fight and Sydney FC claim Victory

He expects Melbourne Victory to come out fighting, and Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says winning the battle will be key to winning the Big Blue A-League war.

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How your club stacks up for the AFL season

AFL injury report: how your club is shaping up for the 2017 season.

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Chase Agassi: Roddick’s advice to Kyrgios

Newly inducted Hall of Famer Andy Roddick believes Nick Kyrgios could do worse than reach out to Andre Agassi in hope of reigniting his career after a rollercoaster few months.

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Johnson winds back the clock as Scorchers smash Stars

Mitchell Johnson produced one of the greatest bowling displays ever seen in BBL history to lead the Perth Scorchers to a seven-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in Tuesday night’s semi-final at the WACA Ground.

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Broncos’ James Roberts cleared by NRL investigation

Troubled Brisbane centre James Roberts has reportedly been cleared following an NRL integrity unit investigation into a nightclub incident.

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Why all the fuss about Walker and Larkham’s one-off return?

The announcement last week that former greats Andrew Walker and Stephen Larkham would be running out in a Brumbies jersey for the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens was met with surprisingly mixed reactions.

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Australia has the best ODI attack – stats a fact

England’s bowling attack is by far the worst among the heavyweight ODI teams while Australia’s is clearly the best. That’s the tale of the statistics after I crunched the numbers on each attack in ODI cricket.

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Mr Impossible: Julio Jones delivers another masterpiece

“No. 12 isn’t human,” the Falcons were warned at halftime of the NFC Championship game.

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BBL06 first semi-final preview: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars

The Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars will kick off the BBL06 finals series, meeting for an incredible fifth time in semi-finals across the six seasons.

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The Roar’s BBL expert tips and predictions: Semi-finals

The home-and-away season might be all done for another year, but our normal serving Big Bash expert tips isn’t going anywhere – yet. After all, the semi-finals is where things start to get interesting.

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Has Steve Smith become invisible?

The summer began with Steve Smith, the undisputed premier Test batsman in the world rankings, being chosen as drinks waiter in the ICC’s Test team of the year.

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Tennis Australia reportedly under investigation over Australian Open TV deal

Tennis Australia is reportedly being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) over the sale of the current broadcast rights for the Australian Open.

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Sydney FC deserve bigger crowds

Sydney FC have been the best team in the A-League all season, so why do they continue to play in front of such small crowds?

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Steve Johnson and Toby Greene embrace in the AFL Finals 2016

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Fiji sevens player Kitione Taliga

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DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors during a game against the Washington Wizards on November 2, 2016 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat

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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars: Big Bash League cricket highlights, live scores, blog

The Big Bash has entered the business stage of the competition, beginning with the first semi-final between two familiar foes as the Perth Scorchers host the Melbourne Stars. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEDT).

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Mischa Zverev vs Roger Federer: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Giant killer Mischa Zverev will look to pull off another stunning upset in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open when he takes on Roger Federer, fresh off a five-set win. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

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A light in the Knight tunnel

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A light in the Knight tunnel

Don’t believe the headlines, it’s been a good net week for the Newcastle Knights.

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Big Bash can thank Brad Hogg for its success

The explosive success of the Big Bash League can be attributed to a number of reasons, but would its success have been driven so high without evergreen veteran Brad Hogg?

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Predicting a very predictable NRL season

If you are anything like me, you’ll getting a little jumpy, with the NRL season looming. Dramas around the Commission, drug charges and poor off-field behaviour will be cleverly ‘managed’ and become secondary to the action once Round 1 kicks off on March 2.

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Bye bye Bernie: Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss

Though it had been a long time coming, Bernie Ecclestone’s demise was swift and definitive, drawing a line under his association with Formula One, encompassing multiple capacities rising six decades.

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Who is Australia’s greatest ever sportsperson?

When discussing the greatest athlete of all time, it all comes down to individual perspective.

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Stan Wawrinka vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

The men’s quarter-finals at the Australian Open get underway with what should be an enthralling battle as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka takes on the entertaining Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 2:30pm (AEDT).

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The six most important words in Australian football

In another and hopefully not forlorn attempt to embrace positivity and celebrate football in Australia, I was thinking about some of the language, phrases and words used on the pitch and in general football dialogue.

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The Dragons’ latest move could prove costly

The St George Illawarra Dragons have officially announced that the man they plan to make their future is Ben Hunt.

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Sports and security: Manchester United appoint counter-terrorism chief

It seemed an unnecessarily grand gesture, but the English Premier League discovered last week that Manchester United had appointed its own counterterrorism manager.

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As India looms, Ashes auditions are well underway

Next month’s gruelling four-test campaign in India is not just a chance for the Australians to re-write an ugly recent history in India and the subcontinent.

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Big contract shows Dragons are on the hunt to be competitive

The St George Illawarra Dragons’ six-million-dollar deal with Ben Hunt is a clear indication of how far behind the eight-ball the team is ahead of the 2017 season.

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Do the selectors actually want to win in India?

There are some good players in the India tour squad, but I don’t think the selectors have picked the best team.

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Dragons on the Hunt now they’ve snagged Ben

By Walter Penninger, 24 Jan 2017
Dragons on the Hunt now they’ve snagged Ben

The signing of the Broncos Ben Hunt for 2018-2023 leaves lots of questions unanswered for Dragons.

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Sydney Kings regressing in an upward year

By Josh Chahal, 24 Jan 2017
Sydney Kings regressing in an upward year

The Sydney Kings’ hopes of making the NBL finals are hanging by the barest of threads, which given their roster, is an absurd reality.

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Ben Barba Valentine Holmes Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League 2016 tall

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Danny Green

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Garbine Muguruza French Open Roland Garros Tennis 2016

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Rafael Nadal

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Dave Warner with the Allan Border Medal

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Daria Gavrilova Australia Tennis

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Andy Murray celebrates winning at Wimbledon

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