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Penrith my tip for the 2015 NRL premiership

With the season just a few sleeps away, it is time to put in your premiership tips. I’m going past all of the heavyweight teams who have either won or at least contested grand finals in recent years and tipping Penrith to win the premiership.

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Don’t rush judgement after Australia versus New Zealand thriller

There’s been a flood of breathless commentary following Australia and New Zealand’s low-scoring thriller, and most of it has focused on the fact that neither side had a good day.

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SPIRO: Can Cheika and Larkham get on and coach the Wallabies together?

On Friday the ARU issued a statement regarding the upcoming Rugby World Cup that surprised no one.

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Rosey’s 2015 AFL Preview: Carlton

Carlton had an indifferent 2014 season, coming as it did in the midst of an indifferent decade.

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WYATT: One, two or three NFL teams for Los Angeles?

If you’ve been following the latest NFL stadium news, you might think Los Angeles is about to get a new pro football team. Or two. Or maybe even three.

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NBA MVP: Best player in the league or best player on the best team?

I disagree with much that is said about the NBA MVP race, both in general and specifically regarding this season.

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My combined pool and World Cup selections so far

So far, 23 of the 42 games of the 2015 Cricket World Cup have been decided.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs fined $20,000 by the NRL

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been fined $20,000 by the NRL integrity unit following the code’s investigation into Arizona incident involving John Sutton and Luke Burgess in November, though the players will not miss any matches.

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Mitchell Starc dismissed suggestions he has overtaken Mitchell Johnson and become Australia’s spearhead.

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James Courtney has won a pulsating Clipsal 500, backing up his 2014 victory and claiming the lead in the V8 Supercar championship.

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It was supposed to be a Melbourne Victory celebration, but Wellington Phoenix spoiled the party with a stunning 3-2 win at AAMI Park.

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National selectors are nursing the same headache they will be dealing with for the entire World Cup: the make-up of Australia’s pace attack.

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Great to watch, but Australia just had a World Cup disaster

It may have been a great finish, but Australia have a lot to think about, even if their Eden Park embarrassment was partly disguised by some bowling magic from Mitchell Starc.

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The Chiefs and Brumbies stand out as Super Rugby contenders

With the start of the Super Rugby competition for 2015, most rugby eyes are understandably focused on which team looks to have the goods to take out the championship.

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New Zealand v Australia World Cup group game – The Liebke Ratings

After a two-week break due to Brisbane rain and the essentially linear nature of time, Australia resumed their World Cup campaign against co-hosts New Zealand.

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The Black Caps sneak home over Australia

Black Caps legend Martin Crowe enjoyed a double celebration at Eden Park on Saturday – he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, and watched New Zealand stumble over the line to beat Australia by one wicket in one of the World Cup’s more extraordinary games.

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South African batsman AB de Villiers

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Waratahs' Super Rugby head coach Michael Cheika. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Aaron Finch will open the batting in a combined Australia-New Zealand side. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson

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Socceroos player Mark Bresciano would be best to steer clear of the A-League. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi

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Carlton coach Michael Malthouse. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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The Roar of the crowd

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What TVN achieved, and the huge tasks that still need accomplishing

Some may say the viewed public response to TVN’s closure is little more than a sycophantic racing community pouring out crocodile tears.

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Diggercane’s Super Rugby wrap: Round 3

Another Round of Super Rugby, another round full of controversy, excitement, disappointment, jubilation and sadness.

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Why this Australian would love New Zealand to win the World Cup

When Kane Williamson hit Pat Cummins for six to win on Saturday, I jumped off my couch in elation – and I’ve been watching Australian cricket as keenly as anyone since the ’80s.

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The thinking man’s weekend wrap: Clarke, McCullum and Higginbotham’s captain’s tale

Apparently there was a game of 50-over cricket played on Saturday. One which, with apologies to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, left me dazed and confused.

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UFC’s Ronda Rousey is the female Mike Tyson

By Christopher Pepper, Today Video
UFC’s Ronda Rousey is the female Mike Tyson

Picture this – a title fight where both competitors are undefeated in a combined 19 fights.

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Are the Dees ready to rise?

By Liam Sheedy, Today
Are the Dees ready to rise?

On face value many people would look at Melbourne in 2014 and say it was another disappointing season. Four wins for the year and a 17th-placed finish does not exactly scream success.

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Anyone who saw UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey dominate and defeat number one contender Cat Zingano yesterday would have no doubt seen every second of the title fight.

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What rule would you change, if you could only change one?

If the IRB gave you a magic wand to change one rule to improve the game, what would it be?

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De Villiers doesn’t deserve the ‘Best Ever’ label – at least not yet

AB de Villiers, with his shuffle and shimmy routine, is the fastest to 50, 100 and 150 ODI runs. But some are jumping to conclusions about his place in cricket history.

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The tables have turned – the Eels are now raiding the Eagles

While the NRL season is still yet to kick off, there has been plenty of drama and speculation in the media so far in 2015. Player signings, misbehaviour and all kinds of speculation has been the order of the day in 2015.

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A new season brings with it a new broadcast agreement with Fox Sports and Ten, which means a shuffle of commentators, experts and hosts between the two networks.

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The Northern Hemisphere Tests should be scrapped for the benefit of Super Rugby

It’s a world cup year, hallelujah. And why do I seem so happy about that? There’s more to my excitement than it just being a chance to see the biggest tournament in rugby.

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Greg Inglis is drained and needs a rest

Greg Inglis is obviously feeling the effects of a tough training regime, and flights to and from England for the World Club Series. Even for a player of his calibre, it is unsurprising that he’s tired.

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[VIDEO] Liverpool vs Manchester City: English Premier League live scores, blog

It’s a game of competing ambitions at Anfield, as Liverpool host Manchester City in one of the Premier League’s headline fixtures. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from Sunday evening at 10:45pm AEDT.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

Match Result Final score: Victory 2-3 Phoenix Wellington make history as they secure a win in Melbourne over the Victory for the first time ever. They were behind twice in this contest but on the back of a superb performance from Burns, they manage to get the job done away from home. The Victory looked […]

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[VIDEO] Adelaide Crows vs North Melbourne Kangaroos highlights: 2015 NAB Challenge scores

The Adelaide Crows are heading west across the gulfs to Port Lincoln for their opening match of the 2015 NAB Challenge against the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:40pm (AEDT).

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Harley Bennell of the Suns

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Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi

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Red Bull Racing's Jamie Whincup (Photo: Red Bull Racing)

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Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka celebrates claiming the wicket of Australia captain Michael Clarke

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The Waratahs' Bernard Foley

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Close-up of Jose Mourinho

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Fiorente ridden by jockey Damien Oliver crosses the finish line to win the Melbourne Cup 2013

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Patrick Lambie kicks off for the Sharks

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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe

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