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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been in strife for “chatting” with referee Jaco Peyper at halftime of the game with the Stormers, while his Waratahs have been in strife for playing well below their ability, and way short of expectations.
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Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson broke England’s Test wicket-taking record in Antigua overnight, in a double celebration.
On Australia’s upcoming Test tour, the West Indian pitches will offer plenty to spinners. This also looks to be a distinct possibility in the following Ashes series.
Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has hit out at media speculation he will not honour his move to Gold Coast on a four-year deal.
Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has lashed out at speculation linking controversial striker Kerem Bulut to a move abroad.
The Melbourne Rebels have registered their first Super Rugby win in Canberra, beating a decimated Brumbies 13-8 on Saturday night.
NSW captain Dave Dennis has hailed his side’s character and resilience after the Waratahs revived their Super Rugby title defence with a bonus-point win over the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Port Adelaide have recorded their first win of the AFL season after pipping North Melbourne by eight points in an Etihad Stadium epic.
The champagne is on ice for Melbourne Victory after their 1-0 win over a second-string Brisbane Roar as good as sealed the A-League Premiership.
Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has snapped a field goal in the dying seconds to seal a 17-16 win over the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park.
When I was growing up in the 1980s, listening to iconic bands like Fleetwood Mac, Air Supply, Chicago, Reo Speedwagon and all the other soft-rock bands that rocked my boat, Carlton was the most powerful football club in the VFL.
Bringing in a new head coach can have a dramatic impact on the direction of an AFL club. Undefeated sides like Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs may be experiencing the positive end of that right now.
Basketball is most compelling when two opposing styles meet. For instance, when a fast-breaking team that thrives on inspiration comes up against a half-court offense that uses set plays.
Welcome to an opening round bloodbath in the first major drama of the NBA Playoffs. Think Titus Andronicus, Billy Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, or tragedy depending on whether you have money on the losing team.
One of the most insightful comments about the Michael Cheika-Jaco Peyper incident came from Wayne Smith in The Australian: “Michael Cheika is one angry exchange away from a six-month ban.”
Of the 11 horses that started the $1.6 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on the weekend, a grand total of one was bred in Australia. Europe accounted for eight of the runners. So why can’t we breed stayers?
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Can the Perth Glory playing group hold together after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the A-League’s short history when they host Melbourne City? Join The Roar from 5pm (AEST) to find out.
After a strong start to the season the Newcastle Knights have hit a roadblock in the last couple of weeks. Today they host a Parramatta Eels side also looking to get their campaign back on track. Join The Roar from 3:45pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.
It’s Derby Day on the West Coast, as the West Coast Eagles take on the Fremantle Dockers in one of the biggest grudge matches in the AFL. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:40pm AEST.
The Geelong Cats and Gold Coast Suns find themselves at the wrong end of the ladder and will be desperate to pick up their first win of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:20pm (AEST).
Leichhardt Oval will play host to its first fixture of 2015 as the old Tigers vs Raiders rivalry of yesteryear takes shapes at the iconic venue. Join The Roar from 1.50pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.
MATCH REPORT: The Hawthorn Hawks recorded a commanding 70-point win over the Western Bulldogs at Aurora Stadium today, with a seven goal performance from Jarryd Roughead and 44 disposals from Luke Hodge the headline acts.
Welcome to the latest edition of Six to Go, looking at some of the things that have caught my eye over the past seven days.
FIGHT RESULTS Main Event: Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 2:31 R2
Carlton is a very dislikable football club. Their past success stemmed from money, greed and ruthlessness in a time when that was allowed.
After holding top-four aspirations at the start of the 2012 season, Carlton had fallen well short and missed the eight completely. As a result Brett Ratten, club legend and senior coach for the previous five-and-a-bit years, was unceremoniously sacked.
The Sydney Autumn Carnival wrapped up at Randwick on Saturday with a couple of $400,000 Group 1 races: the Champagne Stakes (1600m) and All Aged Stakes (1400m).
Aside from Jordan Spieth’s historic feat at the Masters, the biggest story in golf at the moment is the resurgence of Tiger Woods.
Travis Cloke could have been one of the greatest power forwards to ever play in the AFL. Could have.
Going into every State of Origin series, the fans debate selection almost as fiercely as discussing who will win.
The Reds make their first stop in their tour of the Republic when they face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday morning AEST. Join The Roar for live scores from 3:10am AEST, and feel free to help us out by leaving a comment on the match in the section below.
Chelsea can go one step closer to Premier League glory, as they face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:15am (AEST).
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