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And lo, there was much rejoicing, for Australia were playing Test cricket again.
Australia may have lost the first Test in Sri Lanka yesterday but they should be buoyed by the admirable grit they showed as they scrapped to avoid defeat.
Kitty Chiller, Australia’s Chef de Mission in Rio, is one tough cookie.
It was Test cricket at its best. It had its downs and ups, fast scoring at times with screeching brakes applied in the final two epic hours in the just concluded Kandy Test.
Two flashes of Beauden Barrett genius have booked the Hurricanes a second-successive Super Rugby final appearance following a 25-9 win over the Chiefs.
Five-eighth Elton Jantjies displayed a full array of skills to propel the Lions into their first Super Rugby final as they ended the reign of the Highlanders with a 42-30 victory in Saturday’s semi-final at Ellis Park.
On a historic night for the AFL and Brent Harvey, North Melbourne have clawed their way to a 23-point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
Port Adelaide kept their very faint finals hopes alive when they thrashed a disappointing Brisbane Lions by 94 points at the Gabba on Saturday night.
The Melbourne Storm have at least temporarily taken top spot on the ladder with a hard-fought but clinical 16-8 victory over the Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday night. It was the Cowboys’ first defeat in Townsville this season.
Two teams were desperate for two important competition points and it was the Warriors who got the job done. On the back of Shaun Johnson brilliance, the men from across the ditch edge ever closer to a top eight birth.
A halftime wake-up call has saved Hawthorn from humiliation at the hands of a polished Carlton, with the reigning premiers holding on for a 19-point AFL win in Launceston.
Brent Harvey has been my favourite player in the AFL for as long as I’ve had a favourite player.
When the Wallabies reached the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham last year, Michael Cheika’s career stat was 15 Tests for 11 wins at a 73 per cent win-rate – and the Wallabies were ranked No.2 in the world.
Australia retain just a glimmer of hope after a second consecutive poor day left them well behind in the first Test in Sri Lanka.
The achievement of Nathan Lyon in becoming the first Australian off-spinner to take 200 wickets is one of the most heartwarming triumphs in recent sporting history.
The Geelong Cats celebrated their milestone men with a 25-point win over the Western Bulldogs on Friday night, but the comfortable victory wasn’t the result of any lack of effort by the Bulldogs.
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This late Saturday night game sees the Lions hosting the Crusaders from Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live action of the second semi-final.
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Weather could play a part in what is set up for a very exciting fifth and final day’s play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele on Saturday. You can follow the live scores and blog of this match from 2:30pm (AEST).
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Newly listed atop of the NFL Top 100 list, current MVP quarterback Cam Newton is readying himself for a busy training camp.
Taking on Sri Lanka’s best slow bowler in the first of Australia’s innings, Steve Smith was dismissed 12 balls after Usman Khawaja.
As the wily Rangana Herath hit the stumps to end Stephen O’Keefe’s courageous 98-ball resistance with a trademark arm ball, he handed Sri Lanka the most unlikely of wins.
Drugs and sports – nowadays, it feels like you can’t have one without the other.
It’s official – the GWS Giants are headed for their first finals series.
It’s another day, another controversy in Rugby League land.
I am a fan of Michael Cheika but I am starting to see some worrying trends appearing that are making me think that he has quite a lot in common with Eddie Jones.
Richmond need to make a stand and terminate the contract of Damien Hardwick. He is on a path of coaching self-destruction and needs to step aside.
There is no denying the Chicago Bulls have been the talk of the NBA for much of the off-season.
When I sat down to write this article, I wasn’t really sure which direction it was going – could any NBL player really hope to end up in the NBA?
Allianz Stadium opened its gates for what was touted a blockbuster match between two 2015 heavyweights – the Sydney Roosters and Brisbane Broncos.
The North Queensland Cowboys host the Melbourne Storm in a Round 21 clash of two of the competition’s heavyweights in Townsville. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).
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The North Melbourne Kangaroos are celebrating Brent Harvey’s record-breaking 427th, but the St Kilda Saints are very keen on stealing their spot in the finals. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:25pm (AEST).
Port Adelaide Power are looking to keep their faint finals hopes alive when they take on the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:25pm (AEST).
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