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Adam Voges, batting ugly but sitting pretty over Bradman

He ended the first day shouldering arms to a Doug Bracewell ball that crashed into his stumps, but was reprieved for a front-foot no-ball that didn’t exist. He started the second day leg before wicket to Southee, but for a faint edge before ball hit pad.

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Voges’ achievements deserve more respect

“Yeah, but he’s made most of those runs against the West Indies.” So many times I’ve seen a sour response along these lines when Adam Voges’ extraordinary Test record is brought up, even after his average passed 100 yesterday.

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Adam Voges’ Test average is in Sir Donald Bradman’s rarefied air

Nobody, including the modest Western Australian, would speak of Adam Voges and The Don in the same breath.

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Greg Inglis has taken a thinly veiled swipe at Todd Greenberg, wondering why the NRL head of football had questioned the All Stars game’s future ahead of the showcase event.

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Is Williamson a ‘flat-track bully’ too?

A superb bowling display has placed Australia in a wonderful position from which to win this first Test against New Zealand. Yet the Kiwis are not as down and out as the scoreboard suggests, with a fragile Australian tail within sight.

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Why the elite can still fire on a bad day

World class sportsmen Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja weren’t having a good day at the office yesterday, but still managed to do well.

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Hey sockah people, here’s a tip

Before all you sockah fans throw a flare at me, just hear me out, alright?

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Australia can benefit from the rise of Chinese football

In 2008, I was at Shanghai Shenhua’s clubhouse watching an Under 13 Chinese team defeat an Under-11 Japanese team due to being able to kick the ball further and harder.

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Give Pocock a year off and develop Hooper, McMahon and Butler

The short answer to the question about David Pocock and his sabbatical intentions is this: let him go and study at Oxford or Cambridge for a year and develop Michael Hooper, Sean McMahon and Jarrad Butler as his successors in the Wallabies back row.

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Brendon McCullum disappoints me, but not for the usual reasons

I’m sorry, but when it comes to attaining a satisfactory level of Trans-Tasman tension, we’re going to need more than the lame brouhaha of Mitch Marsh’s drop-punt dismissal if we’re to generate requisite friskiness.

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Red and Black Bloc’s response to FFA flare up is embarrassing

In football, the saying that no player or manager is bigger than the club is often thrown about. It is a legitimate argument, however it should also be attributed to the fans.

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No Danger, no matter for Adelaide

There’s a seminal line in the movie Moneyball: “We need 38 home runs, 120 RBIs and 47 doubles to replace.” Abuse of the English language aside, the brass at the Adelaide Crows likely reprised this phrase in October last year, except they had 21 goals, 165 clearances and 350 contested possessions to replace.

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Hazlewood the key for Australia against Kiwis

There’s no Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson or James Pattinson. As Australia start their two-Test series against New Zealand today, it is relative rookie Josh Hazlewood who shapes as the tourists’ most important bowler.

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Group 1 Orr Stakes: Preview and tips

Thoroughbred racing in Australia is at a low ebb.

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Never mind sixes and sevens, the whole nine yard is ridiculously bare

The inevitable flow-on from highlighting concerns about a certain position is that you start wondering about other positions.

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Sydney Stars on the way out?

News Corp are reporting that the Sydney Stars are out of the National Rugby Championship for the 2016 season.

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Australian cricketers have spent too much time worrying about Tests when the T20 World Cup is around the corner. (AAP Image/Carol Cho)

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Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins

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Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird prepares to bowl to the Sri Lankan batsman on the first day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne, on December 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO/William West

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Does the involvement of AFL stars really help motorsport in Australia? Image: YouTube.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' fan group the Red and Black Bloc during the Wanderers v Perth Glory round 22 A-League match at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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David Pocock

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Australia's Shane Watson celebrates taking the wicket of India's Shikhar Dhawan

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Rieko Ioane for New Zealand at Sydney Sevens

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Arsenal vs Leicester City: Premier League live scores

A season-defining contest at the Emirates today sees title contenders Arsenal host current Premier League leaders Leicester City. Join The Roar for live scores from 11:00pm AEDT.

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South Africa vs England: Fifth ODI live cricket scores

South Africa might have managed to keep their One Day International series against England alive in the fourth match at Johanesburg, but the fifth match at Newlands is promising to be the ultimate test, with the series locked at two all. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 7pm (AEDT).

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Central Coast vs Adelaide United highlights: Reds in third after 3-2 win

Match result: Adelaide United have come out on top against a valiant Mariners outfit in what was quite an entertaining end to the round.

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Perth Wildcats vs Adelaide 36ers highlights: Wildcats win the west

Match Results: It was a game of two halves to close out the NBL regular season at the Perth Arena, as the Perth Wildcats managed to come from behind and take a big 16-point victory over the Adelaide 36ers.

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Western Warriors vs New South Wales Blues: Sheffield Shield cricket scores

Day-night Sheffield Shield cricket makes its way to the WACA ground on Sunday, as the Western Warriors do battle with the New South Wales Blues for the second straight round. Join The Roar for scores from the clash starting at 5pm (AEDT), 2pm local time.

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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: Nix shock Wanderers

Match result: A bad week for the Western Sydney Wanderers got worse on Sunday as they suffered a shock loss to the Wellington Phoenix and missed their chance to return to the top of the A-League table.

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Melbourne United vs New Zealand highlights: Breakers by 2

Match result: New Zealand got the job done over Melbourne United on Sunday afternoon giving them a big mental advantage when they face the side again on Thursday when NBL finals begin.

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Southern Redbacks vs Victorian Bushrangers: Sheffield Shield cricket scores

It’s a top of the table clash as Victoria takes on old rivals South Australia at the historical Adelaide Oval in yet another day-night fixture. Join The Roar for score updates from 2:30pm (AEDT).

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Queensland Bulls vs Tasmanian Tigers: Sheffield Shield cricket scores

The Tasmanian Tigers will be playing for their survival when they take on the third-placed Queensland Bulls at the Gabba. Join The Roar for score updates from 2:30pm (AEDT).

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New Zealand vs Australia highlights: First Test – Day 3 cricket scores, blog

Day Results: New Zealand finished day three at 4/178 still trailing the visitors by 201 runs with six wickets remaining.

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Wales vs Scotland highlights: 2016 Six Nations rugby

Scotland faces a tough ask in the second round of the Six Nations as they travel to Principality Stadium to take on tournament favourites Wales. Join The Roar for live scores from 3:50am AEDT.

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It’s time to end the no-ball farce

By Daniel Jeffrey, Today
It’s time to end the no-ball farce

On the face of it, the calling of no-balls is hardly cricket’s biggest issue. But that doesn’t stop it being downright irritating.

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Past the Post: Caulfield and Randwick wrap

G’day Roarers! Great to be back for the Autumn Carnival, and I’ll start off by pumping up own tyres thanks to the win of Tidy Prophet at Morphettville on Saturday.

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Carlton: Another year of the Blues

By Nick Croker, Today
Carlton: Another year of the Blues

Getting the prediction out of the way early, Carlton will be the second to last placed team in the competition this year. Admittedly not a terribly bold prediction.

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The transition from Under-19 to senior cricket

India and West Indies will contest the final of the Under-19 World Cup on February 14, which sparked a thought about how difficult the transition from youth to senior cricket is for aspiring professionals.

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France vs Ireland highlights: 2016 Six Nations rugby

France and Ireland do battle in a Six Nations match-up that promises to be a well-contested affair between two teams looking to rediscover their rich rugby pedigree. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:25am (AEDT).

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Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis runs the ball during the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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Besart Berisha of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal

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Josh Childress Sydney Kings

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Filip Holosko Sydney FC

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Turn Me Loose, one of the great New Zealand horses coming into form. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood (C) celebrates bowling out Englandís Joe Root

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Matt Moylan of the Panthers runs the ball up

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Are the Supercars ready for the next generation? Image: Volvo Polestar

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