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Super Rugby shaping up for a fascinating finish

With only three rounds of the 2015 Super Rugby rugby Season to be completed and ten teams still in the running for a semi-finals spot, this weekend’s matches are crucial.

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MASCORD: The numbers don’t lie, State of Origin is the people’s game

Your correspondent is as big a proponent of international rugby league as you ever will find but to suggest that Test football has already supplanted Origin from a popular Australian perspective is simply laughable.

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Sepp Blatter on thin ice as investigation continues

If the scheduled FIFA presidential election goes ahead tonight in Zurich, and Sepp Blatter is re-elected for a fifth term, football will be the laughing stock of international sport.

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Friday Night Forecast: Caretaker Coach Theory is in play!

And so, it happened. The all-time coaching games record holder, Michael Malthouse, is now watching from afar, just like the rest of us.

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Goodbye to all that: The Demons’ newfound hope

It’s been 104 months since the Demons last played finals football. In the nine years since Brock McLean led Melbourne to that not so fateful elimination final victory over the Saints on a Friday night at the MCG, the Dees have won 41 out of 185 games.

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The game is not the same – and thank god for that

What an age we live in. There was much to enjoy in this week’s first State of Origin clash.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 16

Another pretty solid round of tipping from the experts, only to be let down by misguided faith in the Reds or the Crusaders.

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Huge test awaits Australian playing stocks as clubs face rebuild

Australia’s growth as a football nation is often assessed through the performance of the Socceroos, the improving standard of the A-League, and the increasing participation and attendance figures.

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Fawad Ahmed should debut against Windies next week

There could barely be better circumstances for a spinner to make their Test debut than against the mediocre West Indies on one of the world’s most spin-friendly decks, at Roseau.

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Port lose that late Power surge

Over the past two years Port Adelaide soared into premiership calculations from nowhere, their magnificent last-quarter surges playing a crucial role in their revival under new coach Ken Hinkley.

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Lewis Hamilton robbed? Don’t believe the hype

Oh, the injustice of sport. This sentiment has dominated headlines and discussion for almost a week: Lewis Hamilton and the Great Monaco Robbery.

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MUNCEY: The highs and lows of racing are what make it great

Last weekend showed just how racing can take you from the penthouse to the s**thouse in just moments.

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Australia want Blatter ousted from FIFA

Australia want Sepp Blatter ousted as FIFA president in the wake of the unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing football.

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Skelton and Latu appeals dismisssed, will serve Super Rugby bans

The NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby campaign must continue without key forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu.

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Mick Malthouse has taken aim at Carlton president Mark LoGiudice, two days after the Blues sacked him and ended his 31-year AFL coaching career.

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Corruption claims dogging Australia’s futile bid to host the 2022 World Cup are set to be freshly investigated as soccer plunges into turmoil with the arrest of senior FIFA officials.

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Kokkinakis-French

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Cooper-Cronk

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This file photo taken on March 20, 2015 shows members of the media waiting next to the logo of the world’s football governing body FIFA at their headquarters in Zurich. Top FIFA officials were arrested early on May 27, 2015 by Swiss police acting on US corruption charges, The New York Times reported. AFP PHOTO / FILES / MICHAEL BUHOLZER

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Cooper Cronk scores Queensland's fifth try in a 32-8 defeat of New South Wales in Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin series (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Sepp Blatter will head FIFA for the World Cup in Brazil

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Dan Carter of the All Blacks. (AAP Image/Steve Holland)

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Referee Matt Cecchin

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Adam Goodes points into the crowd

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Dustin Fletcher

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The Roar of the crowd

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Beware the Bogeyman protecting the paint

Andrew ‘The Bogeyman’ Bogut’s defence is scarier than the mythical creature from which his nickname derives from.

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QTC Oaks Day 2015: Full preview

By BrisburghPhil, Today

The QTC Oaks Day is one of my favourite race days, probably because I have had some decent results from a betting perspective over the years.

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The idiot’s guide to booing Adam Goodes

Are you being called a racist for booing Adam Goodes? Feeling a bit under the pump because you’re totally not racist and you definitely know that because you have that black friend/coworker?

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Weak Origin shows Test football is now the pinnacle of rugby league

The 2015 State of Origin series marks the 35th anniversary of what many have labelled as the pinnacle of Australian sport.

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A football whodunit: The mystery of the Wanderers’ missing mojo

After their brilliant success in the Asian champions League, the Western Sydney Wanderers well and truly lost their mojo of the past two years.

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Was Marc Janko marquee material?

Marc Janko won the A-League’s golden boot in his first and only season at Sydney FC, with a goals-to-game ratio that ranks second in the history of the competition.

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Reviewing Mitchell Pearce’s Origin 1 performance

Going into Wednesday night’s State of Origin opener it was common knowledge that if the Blues lost, it would be blamed on one man and one man only – Blues five-eighth Mitchell Pearce.

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NRL Round 12 preview: My two cents

With plenty of mouthwatering match-ups coming up in Round 13 of the NRL, I thought I’d weigh in with my thoughts on the action.

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Tread lightly when taking on tough Trigg

The Carlton saga is embarrassing for everyone, including a good friend of mine, former CEO of the Adelaide Crows and now the boss of the Blues, Steven Trigg.

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Boorish booing of Adam Goodes must stop

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Boorish booing of Adam Goodes must stop

The booing of Sydney Swans star and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has dominated AFL coverage this week.

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NRL Round 12 preview: Titans, Broncos and Cowboys to bolster QLD’s dream week

After only correctly tipping the Rabbitohs and Broncos in Round 11, a sprinkling of upsets look tempting in Round 12.

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World Cup qualifiers: The Great Game continues in the former USSR

As June rolls towards us and the A-League toilet seat is hung up next to the bar in Melbourne, Asia is getting ready.

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The annual Dreamtime at the G will be a huge game for both Essendon and Richmond as they look to improve on a 4-4 start to the season.

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Can Francois Louw replace Richie McCaw as the best?

If the Springboks are to lift the World Cup this year, Francois Louw will have to play up to his potential.

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During May, the president of the Rugby League Commission (formerly UAE Rugby League) Sol Mokdad was arrested and denied bail after being accused of impersonating the nation’s rugby union body among other unscrupulous charges.

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Supercoach best buys: AFL Round 9

We are back again on the eve of Round 9, bringing to you the best buys for Supercoach this week.

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Greyhound racing

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Mick Malthouse gets stuck into the Carlton Blues

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic

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Rafael Nadal pumps his fist in win against Bernard Tomic

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Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis takes part in a training session two days before the Davis Cup first round between France and Australia on January 29, 2014 at The Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

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Sepp Blatter - is the FIFA boss to blame for Brazil's world cup issues?

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Mitchell Pearce of the NSW Blues. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Golden State Warriors' guard Steph Curry (Photo: AP)

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