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Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks he’s a mercenary. To most of the Australian news media, he’s a walking headline.
I think it’s safe to say that after Day 1 of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, Australia’s plan is unfolding exactly as the brains trust would want it to.
Yet again, Australia have let Pakistan off the hook by missing opportunities in the field.
Over the past week or so, Michael Cheika has made several decisions Sir Humphrey would call ‘courageous’.
It’s been bad news out the wazoo around this place lately, with dodgy senators a-go-go, petroleum prices on the rise and Big Brother still surviving television’s axe.
When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.
Racegoers were left in awe when a metal miner from Broken Hill produced Rain Lover to win the 1968 Melbourne Cup, in what was to be believed to be Mick Robins’ third month as a licensed trainer.
It’s been a dramatic fortnight in Formula One. Two teams have entered into administration with varying degrees of spectacle: Caterham with a public tit-for-tat, Marussia without so much as a press release acknowledging the situation.
Henry Speight wants to honour those to have donned the green and gold before him when he finally ends his wait to become a Wallabies player this weekend.
Michael Clarke says his bizarre field settings in the second Test against Pakistan were forced on him by the lifeless Abu Dhabi pitch.
Tim Sheens is bringing his vast experience to bear by easing pressure on rookie players as he faces the sternest examination of his six-year, 18-Test tenure as Australian rugby league team coach.
Eddie McGuire once described the western suburbs of Sydney as the “land of the falafel”, so it was ironic to find the AFL’s latest leader, Gillon McLachlan, in Auburn earlier this week, begging us falafel-eaters to bite into his GWS Giants.
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Joe Burns? Shane Watson? Phil Hughes? Usman Khawaja? Steve Smith? Who should bat at first drop for Australia if incumbent Alex Doolan is dumped as a result of this Pakistan tour?
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Just 18 cars will line-up for this weekend’s USA Formula One Grand Prix, the smallest grid in close to a decade.
Let’s not beat around the bush, Australia’s performance in the first Test was embarrassing.
As I left Parramatta Stadium after watching the Western Sydney Wanderers reach the final of the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 win over FC Seoul in the semi-final tie, I overheard a conversation between two guys walking behind me.
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For those who missed it, on Thursday the AFL released its 2015 fixture list, scrapping Sunday and Monday evening games, and introducing more Saturday afternoon football.
The full 2015 AFL fixture is scheduled to be released tomorrow, in what’s quickly becoming a big event in the 11-months-of-the-year footy calendar.
Oh, how things have changed since my last article.
An interesting article written by Tony Tannous on the fate of two newly formed franchises in Western Sydney was fermenting debate yesterday on The Roar.
Since I first developed an interest in cricket in the late 1980s, a number of great Australian players have either missed out on a Test berth entirely due to intense competition, or had their careers cut short by injury and other factors.
The biggest week of racing is finally upon us, once again bringing to the fore ways we could improve the Victoria Racing Club’s Spring Carnival.
Liverpool were always going to find this season relatively hard going. That was inevitable given their near miss in winning the title, the ageing legs of Steven Gerrard and the loss of Luis Suarez.
After copping a huge drubbing in the first Test, and now with their backs against the wall after Day 1 of the current Dubai match, there is still one really positive outlook for the Australian Team.
Excitement should come to mind when Port Adelaide Power fans see the 2015 AFL fixture.
Cup week. The best seven days in Australian racing without question, and it kicks off this Saturday at the home of racing in this country, Flemington.
With Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup fast approaching the field is set to be finalised following the Derby meeting.
The highly-anticipated draw for the 2015 AFL season is out and there are some matches and special occasions that are worth not missing.
Australia are left with no option but to win the second and final Test against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi after having been pummelled in the opener. Join The Roar for live coverage of the first day of the second Test starting at 5:00 pm (AEDT).
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For many tennis fans, the season effectively ends in September when the US Open wraps up. But at the moment, we’re on Roger Federer watch.
With the 2014 ABSA Currie Cup done and dusted following the coronation of DHL Western Province, we Springbok fans find ourselves with some time on our hands.
Are you sick of off-field dramas, colleagues sticking it to each to other, instead of their opponents? Tired of penalty kicks and lingering scrum resets? Then the NRC is for you!
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