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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has done a superb job this season remodeling the men-in-blue after a nightmare 2012, but the hideous Tah culture is never far from the surface.
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A Brumbies side aided by unpredictable wet weather conditions has fought off a late Blues fightback in Auckland to win 20-13 and snap a two-game Super Rugby losing streak.
Western Force fullback Jayden Hayward kicked the match-winning penalty to seal a 19-18 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Saturday night’s wooden spoon battle in Perth.
Italian Vincenzo Nibali virtually secured his maiden Giro d’Italia triumph with his second win of this year’s race on the snow-hit 20th stage from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo on Saturday.
Manly have shown tremendous character and an enormous engine to beat Canberra 16-10 in their NRL clash at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
Cooper Cronk’s State of Origin hopes are in doubt after he was placed on report for a lifting tackle in Melbourne’s impressive 26-18 win over Sydney Roosters on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium.
In the end, the loss of three key defenders proved too much for the Brisbane Lions as Carlton held on for a 13-point AFL victory at the Gabba on Saturday night.
The Stormers’ brick wall defence has kept Queensland tryless in Cape Town and put the Reds’ Super Rugby finals hopes in doubt. The injury-hit Stormers won a bruising contest 20-15 at Newlands where only a brilliant set-piece backline try to Springbok centre Jean de Villiers separated the two willing sides. Fifth-placed Queensland (45) will now [...]
Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs took a firm grip of the New Zealand conference and kicked clear at the top of the overall standings with a brutal 28-19 win over the Crusaders on Friday night.
Fears that Essendon’s current two-game losing streak is the start of yet another mid-season slump for the AFL club have been dismissed by coach James Hird.
A 78th-minute David Nofoaluma try sealed a controversial 22-20 NRL win for the Wests Tigers over North Queensland on Friday night and ended a seven-game losing streak.
The knowledgable rugby league minds of The Roar have spoken and if the results are anything to go by, NSW selectors have some difficult decisions to make before naming their side at 5.00pm AEST on Sunday.
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Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will face off in the Champions League final at Wembley, as the European football season finally draws to a close in the wee hours of Sunday morning in Australia. Join us from 4.45am AEST for all the action.
The closing kiometres of Stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia looked more like a scene from the Winter Olympics than a bike race held just a week out from the official beginning of the European summer.
No NBA team is perfect. This off-season, each team will be looking to add that ingredient(s) that will make their team significantly better, or just that little bit better to push themselves into contention.
Channel Ten are bidding aggressively for all the international cricket TV rights from Channel Nine after missing out on the AFL, NRL, horse racing, A-League and V8 Supercars TV rights.
Blair Windsor of Budget Forklifts claimed his maiden NRS stage victory in Stage 2 of the Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour.
The banning of the shoulder charge was a poor move by the National Rugby League. However, penalising Wests Tigers winger Marika Koroibete when he saved a certain try for a shoulder charge would have to be up there with one of the more farcical decisions in rugby league history.
New South Wales has missed the chance to build on their 2012 series by selecting James Maloney and leaving out Todd Carney in their squad for Origin I, in a report leaked by The Daily Telegraph today.
The NSW team has been ‘leaked’ 48 hours before the official announcement. This is not the first time it has occurred, e.g. 2010 when Jamal Idris was confirmed as a debutant hours before the official announcement.
FC Barcelona’s midfield maestro and heartbeat of Spain, Xavi Hernandez and Juventus’ and Italy’s Andrea Pirlo, are players like none other with incredible vision and extraordinary passing ability.
Round 14 sees a big clash between the 11th-placed Stormers and the fourth-placed Reds at Newlands Stadium. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 1.05am AEST.
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The finale to the 2013 Giro d’Italia is beginning to resemble a kinder surprise chocolate. We’ll have live updates from 8.30pm AEST.
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The Highlanders will be coming back from the Republic to face Western Force after a disappointing tour where they have been seen off by the Kings and the Bulls.
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