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Watch Roar Live: All the wash-up from the Spring Tour with Brett McKay

Roar Live is back for another week, with all things Spring Tour on the agenda for us to discuss.

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Marsh confirms his status as Australia’s new Watson

Only three all-rounders in ODI cricket average more than 35 with the bat and less than 35 with the ball. Two of these cricketers are Australian – Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner.

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Vote for the 2016 Breakout Sports Star of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

Three down, three to go. We’re on the home straight of The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016, and it’s once again up to you to decide who finishes the year a winner.

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Running Mitch Nichols the key that unlocks Wanderers’ potency

The Western Sydney Wanderers seem to experience a squad overhaul every off-season, despite having only been in existence for four years.

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Wallabies remain maddeningly inconsistent throughout 2016

The 2016 season finished like it started for the Wallabies. With a loss to England.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia v New Zealand second ODI

Off to Manuka Oval, where Australia ruthlessly crushed New Zealand by 116 runs to claim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, something that England will never manage, no matter how many times they inexplicably win the Ashes.

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Is this really the Australian way?

They say that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results. While the result of Saturday’s match against England will not make Michael Cheika a head-case, it should provoke some serious scratching of the cranium.

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Hong Kong International Races: Aussies set for the rich Sprint

The Hong Kong International Races have shaped up, with a host of international horses and local hopes heading to Sha Tin to capture the big prizes on offer.

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A Super Bowl dark horse lurks in the AFC North

One team grinds opponents into submission, the other knocks them out in a single, swift blow. One team puts on a breathtaking spectacle, the other prides itself on suffocating the spectacle.

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Adelaide was about redemption. Pakistan is about revenge

Revenge is the great motivator that has driven almost every spurned protagonist since stories were first told.

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Why Trevor Hohns isn’t a visionary

After the Australians had romped in by 68 runs over the Kiwis last Sunday at the SCG on the back of skipper Steve Smith’s stunning man-of-the-match 164 and a screamer of a gully catch, there were no reasons to change the side.

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Formula One season in review Part 1: Three drivers who had a season to forget

With the season run and won, there’s little news remaining for us to sink our teeth into, apart from speculating about who will fill the seat vacated by Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.

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Who is winning the Lance Franklin deal?

Three years ago, Lance Franklin joined the Sydney Swans as a restricted free agent. A nine-year, $10 million deal that set off a chain of events that continues to unfold today. One-third of the way into the deal, what’s happened?

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Vote for the 2016 Team of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

It’s awards season, and because we’re all about giving fans their say here at The Roar, it’s time for you to decide who the winners are in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016.

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Kyrgios unfairly targeted by media: Tomic

Bernard Tomic believes he and Nick Kyrgios are misunderstood and have been unfairly targeted by the media.

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Bledisloe Cup set to make the move west to new Perth Stadium

Rugby union in Western Australia is set for a major shot in the arm, with the ARU announcing that Perth will host the Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 before the Rugby World Cup.

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Wellington Phoenix players

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Patrick Dangerfield looks on (Photo: AAP)

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Gold Coast United's coach Miron Bleiberg. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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Mitchell Marsh unhappy

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David Warner and James Faulkner celebrate taking Ian Bell's wicket at the SCG

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City's Aaron Mooy (left) is tackled by Victory's Fahid Ben Khalfallah

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Bryce Cartwright of the Panthers, (centre), celebrates with team mates

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Shane Warne

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Australia vs New Zealand: 3rd ODI preview

In what will be the second dead-rubber of the summer, Australia will be looking to heap more misery on New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third ODI on Friday.

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NBL Round 10: Grand finalists have plenty to prove

There are nine rounds to go in the 2016-17 NBL season but we might as well go back to square one and start again with games becoming harder to predict than the Melbourne Cup and last season’s grand finalists on struggle street.

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Why Maxwell is the focus of so much chirp

Cricketers and cricket fans love a ‘chirp’.

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Is it time for a boxing world seniors circuit?

Ladeez and gentleman, in the seniors’ corner, weighing in at 140kg and at 67 years old, the one, the only, genial George Foreman.

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The one thing on your NRL team’s Christmas list

It’s that time of year. All around the country (well, the bits that play rugby league) NRL coaches, boards and support staff are sitting down to plan for season 2017.

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Time for SARU to be honest with themselves

I must admit sitting in front of my PC attempting to write something about South African rugby feels like going to confession.

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The clown is a genius (against the media)

By all measures, Australian rugby has had a rather disappointing year. This has been book-ended by a series whitewash at the start and twin losses at the end.

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Roar faux exclusive: Mrs Gallop’s diary

The wife of FFA boss David Gallop’s diary has been release to the public in a Roar faux exclusive.

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The Pakistan series should be about redemption, not revenge

The Roar’s editor Patrick Effeney argued on Wednesday that the Pakistan series will be about revenge for Australia.

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The myth surrounding Yasir Shah

By Andy Symcox, Today
The myth surrounding Yasir Shah

The word on the street is that Yasir Shah will have Australia’s batting line-up for breakfast this summer.

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Pride and prejudice: The Wallaby way

“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

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French GP return shows Formula One moving in right direction

It’d be fanciful to suggest that Europe is on the precipice of taking back Formula One, though confirmation that the French Grand Prix will return to the calendar in 2018 is a pleasing development in the face of the sport’s relentless expansion into unassuming markets.

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Socrates: The maverick Brazilian football star

The legend of Brazilian football player Socrates, who died five years ago this month, was unique. He was a multifaceted talent – a qualified doctor, a maverick player of calibre who also captained a highly talented Brazilian World cup squad.

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Napoli tops group B in Champions League after defeating Benfica

SSC Napoli has finished first in their Champions League group after claiming a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Portuguese opponents Benfica.

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Could the St George Illawarra Dragons be a force in 2017?

The St George Illawarra Dragons failed to fire in 2016 with a boring and predictable attack, defence down on confidence, and a coach apparently unable to make adjustments necessary to rescue the season.

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New Zealand Breakers vs Brisbane Bullets: NBL preview

The New Zealand Breakers will be out to turn their stuttering NBL season around when they host the high-flying Brisbane Bullets in the opening match of Round 10 on Thursday evening at Vector Arena in Auckland.

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Rugby players use their scrum skills to push an ambulance.

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Starc celebrates

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Glenn Maxwell bowling against Pakistan

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The US and Canadian Ice hockey teams

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Crokinole World Champs.

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Steve Smith

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Nathan Buckley Collingwood Magpies AFL 2015

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Time to put the boot into the Wallabies

By Michael Campbell, 7 Dec 2016

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