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Fresh from his ‘Man of the Tournament’ performance at the World Cup, Mitchell Starc has claimed another cricketing accolade – top spot on the World ODI Rankings list for bowlers.
Two AFL players from the Collingwood Football Club have tested positive for the WADA-banned performance enhancing drug, Clenbuterol.
Michael Clarke has been at the forefront of this Australian cricketing summer. Not unusual when you consider that he is the captain of both the Test and one-day teams.
Australia won a fifth World Cup at the MCG last night by seven wickets over the Black Caps as Mitchell Starc captured the coveted player of the tournament award.
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I tipped Manly to miss the finals before the season began, but now I’m starting to think it could get even worse than that.
For my final ratings of the summer, I wandered down to see the World Cup Final between Australia and New Zealand. Amazingly, five train stations away from the ground, I had my backpack inspected and was asked to put my match ticket through a turnstile. That MCG, so big.
As Mile Jedinak slotted his free kick past Ron-Robert Ziegler to take Australia 2-1 up against Germany last week, he wheeled away towards the Socceroos bench in celebration. There waiting for him was Chris Ikonomidis, rushing off his feet to congratulate his new skipper.
A journalist friend of mine, who loves the Waratahs and the Wallabies, sent me this email last week: “Something that might be worth pointing out is that I think only one Australia vs overseas Super Rugby side has gone our way this season. That was, I think, Rebels vs Crusaders.”
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It’s only Round 1. I know there is so much football to be kicked and handballed, marked and spilt between now and September.
What can we say about Hawthorn that hasn’t already been said? Especially in the wake of their grand final demolition of Sydney, the most emphatic exclamation mark on back-to-back premierships.
One of cycling’s great rivalries probably ended last Friday when Fabian Cancellara’s crash ruined his classics campaign. It followed Tom Boonen’s own classics-killer crash at Paris-Nice two weeks ago.
Steve Nash’s recent retirement is hardly a surprise. His body has failed him since he joined the Lakers three years ago, he has not made the All-Star team since 2012 and he has not made the All-NBA team since 2010.
Champions Australia have only three players included in the ICC’s team of the World Cup, which contains five New Zealanders.
Roosters centre Blake Ferguson has been dealt a blow to his comeback to the NRL, being ruled out for four months with a foot injury after his side’s win over the Canberra Raiders.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup culminated on Sunday evening with Australia securing their fifth World Cup crown after chasing down New Zealand‘s total of 183 with seven wickets to spare.
Shane Warne was thirsty after the Aussies won the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday night. Very thirsty.
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The North Queensland Cowboys have had a terrible start to 2015 and will be desperate to notch their first victory of the season when they host the Melbourne Storm. Join The Roar from 7.00pm (AEDT) for all the action from Townsville.
As technology in sport becomes continually more advanced and useful, even the usually traditionalist ICC have (to their credit) introduced new measures to assist umpires and ensure better calls are made during play.
Thanks to a downward spiral that oscillates between the bizarrely comical and the sickeningly tragic, it looks like Ben Cousins will be remembered by the bulk of this generation as a drug addict first, and a brilliant football player second.
Another round of Super Rugby has run its course and after seven rounds the likely playoff contenders are becoming clearer.
The international debut of Harry Kane could hardly have gone any better, with the Spurs starlet netting within 80 seconds of taking the Wembley pitch against Lithuania.
The second instalment of ‘The Missing Link’ explores two Melbourne clubs that are predicted to struggle this season.
The Melbourne Autumn Carnival for 2015 is done and dusted after the William Reid Stakes (1200m) on Friday night at Moonee Valley. So, what have we learnt?
Here are my player ratings from Round 7 of Super Rugby. Submit your own, keeping the figures for mediocre scores aside for reasons of brevity and so that the focus is on the best and worst performers.
I get it, AFL SuperCoach is quickly approaching. You’re getting into as many leagues as you can with people you don’t even know, and you secretly think that you’ve found the perfect mix of players to propel you towards success.
Port Adelaide have many unanswered questions surrounding them leading into the 2015 AFL Season due to their young side finishing so highly last year. What has 2015 got in store for them?
Richmond etched themselves into Australian sporting lore with an unbelievable run to September in 2014, but a hiding in the elimination final has made them a popular pick to drop out of the eight in 2015.
Can Ducati translate their qualifying form into race pace and stop Marc Marquez in his Repsol Honda? Find out as we live blog the start of the Moto GP season from Qatar at 5:00am AEDT.
MATCH RESULT: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat, and were bowled out for 183 from 45 overs. In reply, Australia lost three wickets on their way to 186 runs.
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Defending world champions Mercedes AMG opened their account for 2015 with maximum points at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Can they follow it up at the Malaysian Grand Prix? Join The Roar from 5:30pm to find out.
Last time these sides together, Adelaide United won 7-0 at Hindmarsh. Will the Reds match that feat, or will the Newcastle Jets get revenge? Join us for live scores, commentary and a bit of a chin wag from 5pm (AEDT).
Wellington Phoenix will be looking for a winning return to the Cake Tin when they play host to Sydney FC on Sunday. Join The Roar from 3.00pm (AEDT) for live score updates and debate in our live blog.
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