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O’Keefe or Lyon must be dropped

Australia’s attack must be overhauled for the second Test against Pakistan next week after the side’s most toothless bowling display since the calamitous tour of India last year.

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In less than four overs, Australia’s hopes of winning, or even saving, the first Test against Pakistan disappeared in the dust of Dubai.

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Cheika: Beale will not be selected for Spring Tour

Kurtley Beale will not be joining the Wallabies’ squad for their European spring tour, despite being eligible for selection following his code of conduct hearing.

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Brisbane City and Perth Spirit have scored two upset victories in as many days, leaving third-placed City set to take on fourth-placed Perth in the inaugural National Rugby Championship (NRC) grand final next Saturday at Ballymore.

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They had been dubbed Australia’s “generation next”.

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The Western Sydney Wanderers are on the verge of creating Australian football history, after stunning Saudi Arabian heavyweights Al-Hilal 1-0 in Saturday night’s first leg of the Asian Champions League (ACL) final.

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Melbourne Victory strikers old and new have combined for a stunning 5-2 A-League derby win over Melbourne City.

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Pakistan vs Australia First Test – The Liebke Ratings (part one)

Both teams have batted in the First Test between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai. It’s probably fair to say that Pakistan are a wee smidgen on top. Here are the ratings so far.

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GURU: Young Kangaroos will need to make a big step up

With the Four Nations on our doorstep, Australia are staring down the barrel of their toughest challenge yet. A squad hammered by injury means there are going to be guys who need to step up.

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Australia’s weakness on slow pitches exposed again

Australia had put themselves in a position to challenge Pakistan at 0-128 early on day three of the first Test against Pakistan yesterday.

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Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies’ Spring Tour

Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour.

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BREAKING: Beale not guilty on serious charge, will join Wallabies Spring Tour

In breaking news, The Roar has learnt that Wallaby Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 but found not-guilty for his involvement in the messaging saga involving former staffer Di Patston by the ARU code of conduct tribunal.

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2014 Cox Plate: It’s time for a Champion to step up to the plate

Two out of every three runnings of the W.S. Cox Plate have been won by champions. Since we’ve already forgotten the names of the last three winners, it must be more than time for a champion to win on Saturday.

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Twist in the Beale-Patston saga: reports of evidence manipulation

The Kurtley Beale-Di Patston saga simply won’t go away, and there have been new revelations ahead of Beale’s hearing at the ARU Code of Conduct Tribunal today.

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Give A-league referees a full-time chance of success

Nothing is certain in football. Nothing, that is, except refereeing blunders. They’re an ingrained part of the game, and the constant bane of a football fan.

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The sportsman’s guide to tweeting

Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails.

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David Warner of Australia celebrates his century on the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands in Cape Town on March 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Peter Heeger

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Australian Kangaroos rugby league coach Tim Sheens. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line in Paris

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Luke Jones of the Melbourne Rising wins a lineout

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Wallabies player Israel Folau

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Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

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Israel Folau looks on at the Tri-Nations trophy during warm-up in the opening game of the Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Melbourne City striker David Villa.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Restoring the Roar’s pride – on and off the field

Brisbane Roar have a new look and a new kit this year, and have bucked the trend to modernise team logos and uniforms by donning a more traditional kit. It looks to be some sort of Gaellic-symbolism, but don’t tell the FFA.

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Scrap the salary cap, expand and reward success

Continually improving the A-League is a must for football to even experience greater heights.

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Past the post: Moonee Valley carnival wrap

The internationals were at it again at Moonee Valley. This time boom Coolmore youngster Adelaide recorded one of the great Cox Plate (2040m) triumphs.

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New Zealand storm home against depleted Aussies

The New Zealand Kiwis capped off a stunning opening night to the Four Nations series in Brisbane with a humbling win over the Australian Kangaroos 30-12.

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Remember, remember the 25th of October: Football’s coming of age

I just wonder if in years to come, football fans here in Australia will look back on Saturday, October 25, 2014 and say, “Yep, we got noticed that night”.

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Colombia can finally become a powerhouse

By Daniel Gartner, Today
Colombia can finally become a powerhouse

Before a ball was kicked at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, many pundits were tipping Colombia to surprise a few people, while others effectively ruled out Los Cafeteros as contenders after star striker Radamel Falcao had been ruled through injury.

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Too old and too short aren’t in Mark Hunt’s vocabulary

When I leisurely awoke from my slumber this morning I went through my traditional routine.

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England emerged victorious over Samoa in an electric opening clash of the rugby league Four Nations double header at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

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Fall of Super Mario illustrates importance of attitude in sport

Mario Balotelli is one of the most talented and intuitive strikers of a football you will ever see. However following his 17 million pound move to Liverpool his much publicised fall from form has seen many forget just how super Mario can be.

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In a weigh-in night where three fighters failed to make weight, all eyes and ears were on a man who is not even fighting tomorrow. Meet Connor McGregor, a brash Irishman with a knack for a barbed trash-talking style and a penchant for finishing opponents quickly and brutally.

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Inequality or mediocrity: Football’s dilemma

Is a football league measured by the quality of the those at the top or by those at the bottom? This is a key question for the future of Australian football.

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[VIDEO] El Clasico highlights: Real Madrid vs Barcelona scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: After trailing early Real Madrid stormed back at the end of the first half and dominated the second half in what can only be described as an awesome display of counter attacking football.

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Liverpool vs Hull City: Premier League live scores, blog

Liverpool will be hoping to resurrect their recent form slump when they welcome Hull City to Anfield on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:00am (AEDT).

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Sunderland vs Arsenal: Premier League live scores, blog

Sunderland will be looking to bounce back from their last start 8-nil thrashing when they take on Arsenal at the Stadium of Light this weekend. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:00am (AEDT).

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West Ham vs Manchester City: Premier League live scores, blog

Manchester City will be looking to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea when they head to Upton Park to take on a West Ham side that has proven to be full of surprises so far this season. Join The Roar from 10:45pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City highlights: Melbourne Derby A-League scores, blog

MATCH PREVIEW: Melbourne Victory are the toast of Melbourne as they defeat Melbourne City 5-2 at Etihad Stadium.

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Tomi Juric

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Australia's Daly Cherry-Evans, second right, makes a break against Wales

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Ocean Park wins the 2012 Cox Plate.

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Tonga show Samoa a thing or two in their league Test match

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Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin look glum (image: AAP)

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Luke Jones of the Melbourne Rising wins a lineout

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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The Kiwis perform the Haka

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Sam Burgess

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