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Only three all-rounders in ODI cricket average more than 35 with the bat and less than 35 with the ball. Two of these cricketers are Australian – Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner.
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Three down, three to go. We’re on the home straight of The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016, and it’s once again up to you to decide who finishes the year a winner.
The Western Sydney Wanderers seem to experience a squad overhaul every off-season, despite having only been in existence for four years.
The 2016 season finished like it started for the Wallabies. With a loss to England.
Off to Manuka Oval, where Australia ruthlessly crushed New Zealand by 116 runs to claim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, something that England will never manage, no matter how many times they inexplicably win the Ashes.
They say that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results. While the result of Saturday’s match against England will not make Michael Cheika a head-case, it should provoke some serious scratching of the cranium.
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The Hong Kong International Races have shaped up, with a host of international horses and local hopes heading to Sha Tin to capture the big prizes on offer.
One team grinds opponents into submission, the other knocks them out in a single, swift blow. One team puts on a breathtaking spectacle, the other prides itself on suffocating the spectacle.
Revenge is the great motivator that has driven almost every spurned protagonist since stories were first told.
After the Australians had romped in by 68 runs over the Kiwis last Sunday at the SCG on the back of skipper Steve Smith’s stunning man-of-the-match 164 and a screamer of a gully catch, there were no reasons to change the side.
With the season run and won, there’s little news remaining for us to sink our teeth into, apart from speculating about who will fill the seat vacated by Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.
Three years ago, Lance Franklin joined the Sydney Swans as a restricted free agent. A nine-year, $10 million deal that set off a chain of events that continues to unfold today. One-third of the way into the deal, what’s happened?
It’s awards season, and because we’re all about giving fans their say here at The Roar, it’s time for you to decide who the winners are in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016.
Bernard Tomic believes he and Nick Kyrgios are misunderstood and have been unfairly targeted by the media.
Rugby union in Western Australia is set for a major shot in the arm, with the ARU announcing that Perth will host the Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 before the Rugby World Cup.
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In what will be the second dead-rubber of the summer, Australia will be looking to heap more misery on New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third ODI on Friday.
There are nine rounds to go in the 2016-17 NBL season but we might as well go back to square one and start again with games becoming harder to predict than the Melbourne Cup and last season’s grand finalists on struggle street.
Cricketers and cricket fans love a ‘chirp’.
Ladeez and gentleman, in the seniors’ corner, weighing in at 140kg and at 67 years old, the one, the only, genial George Foreman.
It’s that time of year. All around the country (well, the bits that play rugby league) NRL coaches, boards and support staff are sitting down to plan for season 2017.
I must admit sitting in front of my PC attempting to write something about South African rugby feels like going to confession.
By all measures, Australian rugby has had a rather disappointing year. This has been book-ended by a series whitewash at the start and twin losses at the end.
The wife of FFA boss David Gallop’s diary has been release to the public in a Roar faux exclusive.
The Roar’s editor Patrick Effeney argued on Wednesday that the Pakistan series will be about revenge for Australia.
The word on the street is that Yasir Shah will have Australia’s batting line-up for breakfast this summer.
“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”
It’d be fanciful to suggest that Europe is on the precipice of taking back Formula One, though confirmation that the French Grand Prix will return to the calendar in 2018 is a pleasing development in the face of the sport’s relentless expansion into unassuming markets.
The legend of Brazilian football player Socrates, who died five years ago this month, was unique. He was a multifaceted talent – a qualified doctor, a maverick player of calibre who also captained a highly talented Brazilian World cup squad.
SSC Napoli has finished first in their Champions League group after claiming a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Portuguese opponents Benfica.
The St George Illawarra Dragons failed to fire in 2016 with a boring and predictable attack, defence down on confidence, and a coach apparently unable to make adjustments necessary to rescue the season.
The New Zealand Breakers will be out to turn their stuttering NBL season around when they host the high-flying Brisbane Bullets in the opening match of Round 10 on Thursday evening at Vector Arena in Auckland.
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