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Australia and New Zealand could scarcely be more evenly matched heading into today’s colossal World Cup clash in Auckland.
We are almost two weeks into the World Cup and one of the highlights has been the performances of at least three of the associate countries.
The secret to Michael Cheika’s coaching success is making things simpler, then turning the speed and intensity right up to 11.
Australia’s cricketers have long been regarded as the masters of verbal aggression.
The Gold Coast Titans’ troubles have deepened, with former player Ashley Harrison the latest to be arrested over the trouble-plagued NRL club’s drug scandal.
Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett says the drug allegations against ex-teammate Karmichael Hunt are a shock but he doesn’t think any current Suns AFL players will be embroiled in Queensland’s cocaine scandal.
Patrons who regularly attend Eden Park have become used to the asymmetries that mark the classic New Zealand compromise to the king code of rugby.
Marco Bresciano, up there with the most technically gifted Australians to pull on a Socceroos jersey, has recently announced his international retirement, less than a month after winning the Asian Cup.
The World Cup. What do those words mean to you? To me they mean one thing: the best of the best, competing for the ultimate prize. And they mean another thing: excellence.
While Mick Malthouse once preached that it was ok for the ox to be slow because the earth was patient, he obviously doesn’t think the average footy fan possesses the same tolerances as our gentle planet.
It’s been a polarising week of prominent dudes done wrong. A hairy and half-naked Merv Hughes offended campers in the African jungle, John Travolta creeped out Hollywood with his slinky hands and weird uncle kisses, and Glenn McGrath’s gun love was embarrassingly laid bare.
Yesterday afternoon something quite remarkable happened. With four balls remaining, and no wickets to spare, Afghanistan secured their maiden World Cup victory against a devastated Scotland, who were also searching for their first World Cup win.
I’m very happy to report a much improved round of tipping from the Experts in Round 2, which has eased concerns as to the viability of the panel.
My first win as a trainer was spine tingling. I’ve ridden plenty of Group 1 winners, but I still had a big shiver go down my spine when Specific Choice got up at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Daniel Vettori believes Australia are wasting their time looking for a weakness in Brendon McCullum’s game.
James O’Connor will finally make his Queensland Reds debut after being named to start in Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.
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It is the battle of the co-hosts, as New Zealand host Australia in Auckland in the blue ribbon fixture of the Cricket World Cup group stage. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30am (AEDT).
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The Western Force host their first game this season against the table-topping Hurricanes who have come away from their South African tour with two wins out of two. Join us for live scores and commentary from 9:45pm AEDT.
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The Cheetahs host the Blues from Free State Stadium in Blomfontein. Join us for live coverage from 4.10am (AEST).
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I was born and raised in County Kerry, Ireland, a proud footballing county – and by football I mean the Gaelic type.
What feels like an eternity between seasons is finally over, with the Hawks taking on the Pies in a game that didn’t disappoint.
All eyes will undoubtedly be on Warrick farm and Caulfield this weekend as the many of the stars of Australian racing pursue autumn glory. However, it would be worth your while to cast a beady eye across the ditch this Saturday.
As we embark on the 2015 AFL Premiership season, we can safely say that we have close to no idea as to how the season will pan out.
On February 28, 2007, Australia lost music legend Billy Thorpe. Yes, it is hard to believe that it has been eight years since his passing.
The New Zealand-Australia encounter today promises to be a cracker, and certainly the hype surrounding the match-up is on the higher end of the scale.
Adelaide United are just two points away from first place in the A-League ahead of their Friday night clash with Melbourne City, who are striving for a spot in the top six. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:15pm (AEDT).
MATCH RESULT: An early period of dominance set up a 31-point win for the Eagles in the second match of the 2015 NAB Challenge.
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Match Result Not the most interesting of games and the Highlanders did just enough to record their first win of the 2015 season. They started the game well and Banks was able to hit the scoreboard early for them.
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South Africa need to regain some of their momentum going into their 2015 Cricket World Cup game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 2:30pm (AEDT) on Friday. You can follow the live scores and blog of that crucial Group B game here at The Roar.
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Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.
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Picture the scene. We are in the 100th and final over of a thoroughly engrossing day of cricket. Two teams have plundered 554 runs equally, and the batting side need just three off the final over to win.
“Are you trying to say here that sledging is a key to winning for Australia?” Radio National’s Fran Kelly asked cricket writer Daniel Brettig on her breakfast show this week.
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