From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
NBA podcaster Tom Read gave me the inspiration for this article when he tweeted that he was there in person to see Carmelo Anthony’s 37-point explosion at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Parramatta coach Brad Arthur defiantly declared his side’s NRL season was not over despite a 42-12 thumping at the hands of Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
The Sydney Roosters have served notice to the rest of the NRL that they are still the team to beat after producing a battling performance to beat Melbourne 24-12 at Allianz Stadium.
Heavyweights Hawthorn and Geelong will clash in a blockbuster opening to an AFL finals series featuring fairytale finishers Richmond.
They’re buffed and brutish blokey blown-ins that have bashed our back-rowers black and blue – and they’re just about to bugger off.
Bill Pulver and the ARU are to be commended for taking a more flexible attitude to Wallabies playing overseas.
News that Football Federation Australia has moved to ban all clubs from streaming their fixtures in the FFA Cup round of 16 has been met with widespread disdain.
The Rugby Championship might be taking a week off, but not the hard-working types charged with asking and tackling the big questions every Friday. Despite no Test Rugby this weekend, Biltong, Digger and I still had plenty to talk about.
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It’s been an extraordinary week for me where the pieces of a puzzle have fallen in to place in a fashion I never imagined possible.
What a match of tangled emotions! On a number of levels I felt myself riding along with the fascinating and frustrating conflict on the screen.
Recall the stink the ex-Wallaby coach Robbie Deans caused when he overlooked first choice Quade Cooper for James O’Connor as fly-half against the Lions?
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South Sydney didn’t do much to soothe the nerves of their fans with last night’s win over Canterbury. The Bulldogs did more to lose the game than the Rabbitohs did to win it.
A long-waited Western Derby final could be coming our way as soon as next weekend. But don’t worry, because if it doesn’t we could still witness it in week two of the finals.
Doping. It’s one of those topics that makes you say, “oh god, not again, how boring, let’s move on, why not focus on the positives?”
There’s one round to go and 12 teams can – technically at least – make the eight. The two sides vying for fourth also happen to be playing each other.
Before aircraft, tanks and machine guns changed the way wars were fought, the battlefields that armies met on could be totally chaotic scenes of frenzied hand to hand fighting and slaughter.
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Chelsea head to Goodison Park looking to continue their strong start and will look to make it three from three when they face an Everton side looking for their first win of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:30am (AEST).
Newly promoted Burnley host Manchester United at Turf Moor in the third round of the 2014 English Premier League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:45pm (AEST).
Next weekend’s Test against the Springboks is pivotal for the struggling Wallabies.
In rugby’s professional era, the hardest thing to do is win in New Zealand against the All Blacks. In fact, there are very few players still active in rugby who have done so.
A few weeks ago I was having an argument with my friend about which A-League players could compete in the EPL.
Manchester United have agreed terms with Daley Blind. The signing of the versatile defender adds to a host of newcomers to Old Trafford, such as Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcus Rojo, and Angel Di Maria, with time remaining for more.
Reports are circling that Tyson Goldsack is set to move to Alberton for $1.2 million over three years. But Port Adelaide don’t need a 193-centimetre utility.
Even McKenzie should have been dancing jigs as Michael Cheika developed his team through the winter. What an inheritance!
Ten weeks ago, after Richmond lost to the Sydney Swans by 11 points on the Friday night stage at the MCG, I wrote on article on The Roar asking where it all went wrong for the club this year.
After last weekend’s debacle in Auckland, Wallabies supporters have had much to ponder. The All Blacks were outstanding to be sure, however the Wallaby effort was unacceptable on many levels.
Just two points from their first three games and getting dumped out of the League Cup by MK Dons in a season with no Champions League football is not something that a Manchester United fan is familiar with. Hence, the question arises, where did it go all wrong?
Stage 8, the longest of this year’s Vuelta a Espana is 207km from Baeza to Albacete and the race should be handed back over to the sprinters momentarily before the riders get into the mountains on Stage 9.
Little is left on the line but pride when the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons meet at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEST).
The Brisbane Lions will be looking to end the season on a high with a win against the Geelong Cats at Skilled Stadium tonight. Join The Roar for a live blog and commentary of the game from 7:40pm (AEST).
The Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm put their top-four ambitions on the line when they clash in what promises to be the game of the round. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage of this Round 25 fixture.
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The Canberra Raiders and Wests Tigers meet at GIO Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a clash that will have no impact on the top eight, but a big impact on each sides’ confidence heading into the off season. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:30pm (AEST).
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