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No Maxwell and no Clarke in my ANZAC ODI side

Australia and New Zealand could scarcely be more evenly matched heading into today’s colossal World Cup clash in Auckland.

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FIFA-style qualification for the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

We are almost two weeks into the World Cup and one of the highlights has been the performances of at least three of the associate countries.

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Michael Cheika: Turn the simple things right up to 11

The secret to Michael Cheika’s coaching success is making things simpler, then turning the speed and intensity right up to 11.

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Australia’s cricketers have long been regarded as the masters of verbal aggression.

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The Gold Coast Titans’ troubles have deepened, with former player Ashley Harrison the latest to be arrested over the trouble-plagued NRL club’s drug scandal.

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Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett says the drug allegations against ex-teammate Karmichael Hunt are a shock but he doesn’t think any current Suns AFL players will be embroiled in Queensland’s cocaine scandal.

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HENRY: Australia vs New Zealand is compulsive cricket viewing

Patrons who regularly attend Eden Park have become used to the asymmetries that mark the classic New Zealand compromise to the king code of rugby.

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Marco Bresciano should steer clear of the A-League

Marco Bresciano, up there with the most technically gifted Australians to pull on a Socceroos jersey, has recently announced his international retirement, less than a month after winning the Asian Cup.

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For glorious World Cup future, we need to boot out some teams

The World Cup. What do those words mean to you? To me they mean one thing: the best of the best, competing for the ultimate prize. And they mean another thing: excellence.

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Memo to Mick Malthouse: Fans do not want shorter games

While Mick Malthouse once preached that it was ok for the ox to be slow because the earth was patient, he obviously doesn’t think the average footy fan possesses the same tolerances as our gentle planet.

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It’s time to start expecting less from rugby league

It’s been a polarising week of prominent dudes done wrong. A hairy and half-naked Merv Hughes offended campers in the African jungle, John Travolta creeped out Hollywood with his slinky hands and weird uncle kisses, and Glenn McGrath’s gun love was embarrassingly laid bare.

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Afghanistan’s uplifting win comes with serious disappointment

Yesterday afternoon something quite remarkable happened. With four balls remaining, and no wickets to spare, Afghanistan secured their maiden World Cup victory against a devastated Scotland, who were also searching for their first World Cup win.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 3

I’m very happy to report a much improved round of tipping from the Experts in Round 2, which has eased concerns as to the viability of the panel.

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MUNCE: How it felt to train my first winner

My first win as a trainer was spine tingling. I’ve ridden plenty of Group 1 winners, but I still had a big shiver go down my spine when Specific Choice got up at Ipswich on Wednesday.

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Daniel Vettori believes Australia are wasting their time looking for a weakness in Brendon McCullum’s game.

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James O’Connor will finally make his Queensland Reds debut after being named to start in Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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South African batsman AB de Villiers

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2012 Shute Shield Grand Final

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Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Yojiro Takahagi

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Jamie Whincup at the V8 Super Test

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Will Genia about to feed the ball into the scrum

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Sea Eagles Anthony Watmough

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New Zealand vs Australia: 2015 Cricket World Cup live scores, blog

It is the battle of the co-hosts, as New Zealand host Australia in Auckland in the blue ribbon fixture of the Cricket World Cup group stage. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30am (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Western Force vs Hurricanes highlights: 2015 Super Rugby scores, blog

The Western Force host their first game this season against the table-topping Hurricanes who have come away from their South African tour with two wins out of two. Join us for live scores and commentary from 9:45pm AEDT.

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[VIDEO] Cheetahs vs Blues highlighs: 2015 Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Cheetahs host the Blues from Free State Stadium in Blomfontein. Join us for live coverage from 4.10am (AEST).

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Cricket, you’ve converted me – now don’t screw it up

I was born and raised in County Kerry, Ireland, a proud footballing county – and by football I mean the Gaelic type.

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Six things we learned about Collingwood from their game against Hawthorn

What feels like an eternity between seasons is finally over, with the Hawks taking on the Pies in a game that didn’t disappoint.

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New Zealand Derby preview

By Bradman, Today
New Zealand Derby preview

All eyes will undoubtedly be on Warrick farm and Caulfield this weekend as the many of the stars of Australian racing pursue autumn glory. However, it would be worth your while to cast a beady eye across the ditch this Saturday.

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The formula for success at Tigerland

By Athos Sirianos, Today
The formula for success at Tigerland

As we embark on the 2015 AFL Premiership season, we can safely say that we have close to no idea as to how the season will pan out.

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A tribute to Billy Thorpe’s Friday night football intro

On February 28, 2007, Australia lost music legend Billy Thorpe. Yes, it is hard to believe that it has been eight years since his passing.

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How will the teams prepare for today’s trans-Tasman clash?

The New Zealand-Australia encounter today promises to be a cracker, and certainly the hype surrounding the match-up is on the higher end of the scale.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne City vs Adelaide United highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

Adelaide United are just two points away from first place in the A-League ahead of their Friday night clash with Melbourne City, who are striving for a spot in the top six. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:15pm (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] West Coast Eagles vs Carlton Blues highlights: 2015 NAB Challenge scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: An early period of dominance set up a 31-point win for the Eagles in the second match of the 2015 NAB Challenge.

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[VIDEO] Highlanders vs Reds highlights: 2015 Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match Result Not the most interesting of games and the Highlanders did just enough to record their first win of the 2015 season. They started the game well and Banks was able to hit the scoreboard early for them.

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[VIDEO] West Indies vs South Africa highlights: 2015 Cricket World Cup scores, blog

South Africa need to regain some of their momentum going into their 2015 Cricket World Cup game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 2:30pm (AEDT) on Friday. You can follow the live scores and blog of that crucial Group B game here at The Roar. ​

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 1: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.

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ICC’s contempt for associates exposed for its naivety after UAE-Ireland blockbuster

Picture the scene. We are in the 100th and final over of a thoroughly engrossing day of cricket. Two teams have plundered 554 runs equally, and the batting side need just three off the final over to win.

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Sticks and stones: Does Australia really need sledging to win?

“Are you trying to say here that sledging is a key to winning for Australia?” Radio National’s Fran Kelly asked cricket writer Daniel Brettig on her breakfast show this week.

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New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum leads his team onto the field

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The Sea Eagles' Daly-Cherry Evans and Kieran Foran

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Shane Warne

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Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket of South Africa's Alviro Petersen, during the 4th day of the first test match between South Africa and Australia at SuperSport Park in Centurion on February 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Euro2012 - England's Wayne Rooney on the ball

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose

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Sepoy - Horse Racing - Blue Diamond winner

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St George Illawarra Dragons player Gareth Widdop

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The Hawks celebrate

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