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The time has come for Football Federation Australia to can the rhetoric and start to dock Western Sydney Wanderers points for the behaviour of some of their supporters.
The tone of the media release issued by Football Federation Australia yesterday afternoon suggests the Western Sydney Wanderers will be fortunate to avoid an immediate points penalty for what happened at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
How refreshing would it be to hear a cyclist who gets busted for cheating hold up their hands and say “you know what? I did it.”
From the very moment William Webb Ellis picked up the ball at the Rugby School and ran with it – significant doubt over the accuracy of that legend notwithstanding – the ability to stop the other team’s attack with your defence has remained the most important aspect of rugby.
It turns out you can’t win the Super Bowl with Ted Ginn Jr as your number one wide receiver.
When Canadian pay-per-view magnet Georges St-Pierre willingly ended his welterweight title reign in 2013, most agreed that red-hot contender Johny Hendricks was the heir apparent to the 170-pound throne.
With the series tied at one game apiece, Australia and New Zealand faced off in the final ODI, held as part of the half-time show for Super Bowl 50.
There was much to dislike about 2015.
There’s no argument, Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum is one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of the sport.
They Peyton Manning fairytale is real. The 39-year-old quarterback led his Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 50 victory on the back of some incredible work by his defence.
Strong preparation is key to a successful season in the Big Bash League. For Sydney Thunder bowler Chris Green, getting ready to compete in Australia’s premier Twenty20 cricket competition means finding a balance between informed training and listening to what his body needs.
Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has revealed how two hits in his rookie NFL season left him “rattled” for days.
Melbourne five-eighth Blake Green hopes halves partner Cooper Cronk resists the lure of Sydney to remain in the Victorian capital beyond this coming season.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum’s one-day career has ended in victory and controversy, earning the ire of Australia in a gripping contest in Hamilton.
The FFA has put the blame for the weekend’s poor fan behaviour squarely on one club, and more specifically on one group by issuing the Western Sydney Wanderers with a show cause letter for bringing the game into disrepute.
You could feel the buzz at the Sydney Football Stadium 30 minutes before play started on the first day of the Sydney Sevens.
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In any other circumstances, this would have been a game to celebrate.
Match Results: New Zealand have sent Brendon McCullum out of the One Day International arena a winner, taking a 55 run victory over Australia, and the Chappell – Hadlee trophy 2-1 in dominating circumstances.
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In the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, platitudes will be thrown around about who exactly deserves the credit for the dominant performance of the underdog Denver Broncos.
Just six weeks ago the Denver Broncos were a genuine chance of missing the playoffs altogether. Today they stand before us as Super Bowl champions.
The picture painted for the Brisbane Lions by most observers for 2016 has not been pretty.
Mitchell Marsh’s controversial wicket on Monday’s final ODI against New Zealand proved to be the turning point in the match, but the fact remains that it should not have been given.
Shane Watson is the most polarising player in Australian cricket. He has been on the receiving end of a lot of flak from various Roarers and rightly so.
Every cricket fan knows that the contest between bat and ball has swung massively towards the former in recent years.
It was like going back to the future last weekend, as Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers played a pulsating, passionate, top-of-the-table clash at Docklands in front of a marvellous crowd of 25,445.
No one does sport and spectacle like the great United States of America, and we should be thankful for it.
Whether it’s who’s going to the World T20 tournament, who’s going to New Zealand, who lost Usman Khawaja’s phone number, or how Channel Ten selected the menu in the jungle for Shane Warne’s arrival, the topic of selection is just so controversial at the moment.
Australia has long had to deal with plagues of feral overpopulation: cane toads, rabbits and politicians.
Australia has been the best one-day nation on the planet in this century.
North Korea has earned the moniker ‘The Hermit Kingdom’ for good reason: less is known about this nation than any other on Earth.
At Levi’s Stadium in California, old meets new in a clash to determine the NFL’s fiftieth winner as the 12-4 Denver Broncos clash with the 15-1 Carolina Panthers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Super Bowl 50 from 10:30am (AEDT).
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This weekend, the Six Nations kicks off a new four-year cycle of international rugby. There is a palpable excitement in the air as the Northern Hemisphere heavyweights look to atone for their rather embarrassing World Cup and start afresh – it looks like we have something new to look forward to.
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