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Jack Watts completes Port Adelaide’s perfect trade period

This year’s fashionable flat track bully has pulled off a recruiting spree to rival any in recent years. Port Adelaide had an up and down 2017, but if all goes to plan, the ups will be much higher next season.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 8 wrap: Jack Watts, Brendon Ah Chee

Two deals were done on Tuesday, leaving plenty of players still waiting to know their fate with only two days left of AFL trades in 2017.

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Australian football’s dependence on division, animosity and selfishness

After a tumultuous week for Australian football, it was relieving to have a weekend of A-League action to distract us from the off-field drama that followed the win against Syria.

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What is the point of the Barbarians game, honestly?

The Wallabies’ match attracting the most attention at the moment is not their next one, but the one following that.

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In defence of doing bugger all in the AFL trade period

Going hard at both Dustin Martin and Josh Kelly was exactly what North Melbourne needed to do this year.

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Joyce immediately building a new defensive foundation at City

Last season, City conceded only marginally fewer goals per game, on average (1.63), than Adelaide and Wellington did (1.70).

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Mariners finally have clear direction under Paul Okon

The Central Coast Mariners have a clear identity as a family-friendly community club, but their on-field identity has been less clear in recent years.

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Can Formula One survive a post-free-to-air world?

Both Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will vie for their respective Formula One titles at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, but only around 30 per cent of Australian households will have the opportunity to watch it.

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The AFL has told transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey she is not eligible to be selected at Wednesday’s AFL Women’s draft.

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Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin reportedly axed from Nine’s Footy Show

Well known Channel Nine personality and former rugby league player Paul Vautin has been sacked from the NRL Footy Show according to a News Limited report.

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Can Roger Federer emulate the longevity of Ken Rosewall?

Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

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WATCH: Nick Farr-Jones sees the need for a messiah

We sat down with former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones to discuss the need for a new voice to save a sinking ship and take control of community rugby.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 7 wrap: Adam Saad, Lachie Weller, Andrew Swallow

Another day of the 2017 AFL trade and free agency period is done and dusted. We had only one deal done, but can add two new names to list of players who might move clubs this year.

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A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

The A-League can ill afford another season of stagnation just because those who run the game are preoccupied with hanging on to power at all costs.

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Next stop New York? American rugby league club wants Jarryd Hayne

A proposed new rugby league club, based in New York and aiming to join England’s Rugby Football League at Championship level – one tier below the Super League – have set their sights on Jarryd Hayne as a superstar signing.

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The Everest must attain Group 1 status immediately

The Everest was an unparalleled success for Sydney racing, and the race itself must be upgraded to Group 1 status immediately.

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Steven Motlop Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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Peter Handscomb (left) and Steve Smith of Australia

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Ben Stokes holds up the ball and grins after taking his sixth wicket

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Cooper Cronk Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League

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Steven Motlop Geelong Cats 2016 AFL

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Day-night Test cricket Adelaide Oval Australia New Zealand

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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The Socceroos should be led by a crack team of 11 legendary Aussie coaches

With Ange Postecoglou likely to have said farewell to the national coaching job this time next month, FFA need a change of strategy and philosophy. Forget hiring a replacement from overseas – forget even hiring a football coach!

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Ange Postecoglou is taking the easy way out

Football in Australia is well known for its disharmony and in-fighting, going way back to the days of ‘old soccer’. Some of the decisions made and the timing of announcements can be bizarre too.

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Jason Behrendorff needs to be part of Australia’s Ashes plan

The Australian team has returned from their subcontinental tours and the area where their Ashes campaign seems to be on track is the bowling attack.

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Warts and all, I love the Western Sydney Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers have been polarising in their short history – one premiership, two championship loses, and the unforgettable Asian Cup win went along with flare incidents, police presence, life bans and general poor behaviour.

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Aussies in the NBA: 2017-18 season preview (Part 1)

The new NBA season is about to start up and here’s the chance to preview the eight Australian players which are on NBA rosters to start the 2017-18 season.

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Will Tejay van Garderen ever be a general classification threat?

Most general classification (GC) riders are eagerly awaiting the official route presentations for next year’s Grand Tours to determine their likely schedule and goals for 2018. Tejay van Garderen will be one of them.

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The Ramble: Newcastle could be the fairy tale the A-League desperately needs

The highlight of the opening fortnight of the A-League has been the turnout of the fans of the Newcastle Jets.

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The Kangaroos winning the RLWC is a foregone conclusion

I must preface this piece by saying that I for one am extremely excited for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

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Rugby League World Cup Group D: Flying Fijians and Italian imports in battle for finals

Group D is shaping to be a battle between Fiji and Italy to secure a spot in the finals while the United States will hope to cause a major upset.

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College football 2017: Week 7 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, Today
College football 2017: Week 7 villains

Another week of college football is in the books and while here were plenty of teams and individuals who got it done on the college gridiron, there were just as many who didn’t.

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Redzel eyes off Flemington from the top of Everest

Having conquered The Everest in the inaugural running at Randwick on Saturday, trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have Redzel on course for the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

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Caulfield Cup 2017 preview

By Johann Leffler, Today
Caulfield Cup 2017 preview

The 2017 edition of the Caulfield Cup will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30pm (AEDT) at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 2017 season review

The Sea Eagles were one of the true surprise packets of 2017, making the finals after finishing 13th in 2016.

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KL Rahul’s axing is poor planning by India’s selectors

The Indian team for the ODI series against New Zealand has been announced, with the biggest snub the exclusion of KL Rahul.

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Ronald Koeman is under pressure

By Liam Sheedy, Today
Ronald Koeman is under pressure

At the end of last season the general consensus was that Ronald Koeman had done a reasonable job in his first year in charge at Goodison Park.

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Avdulla’s grey area criticism

Reading Brenton Avdulla’s explanation of his Chautauqua ride in The Everest, published on, disappointed me.

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Melbourne Demons player Jack Watts

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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All the way with ABJ

By Frank O'Keeffe, 16 Oct 2017 Popular article!

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England's Sam Burgess (L) scores a try during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between England and New Zealand at Wembley Stadium in London on November 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

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Rafael Nadal French Open 2017 Tennis

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Ashton Agar vs Bangladesh

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Papua New Guinea Rugby League 2017

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Matthew Wade keeping

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Sydney Cup college football NFL

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