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Nick Kyrgios: A true tennising hero

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Nick Kyrgios.

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Is it time to talk about A-League referees?

Last night’s AAMI Park contest was hardly an even fight, so is it once again time to talk about A-League refereeing standards?

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs Pakistan third ODI

After Pakistan’s victory in the second ODI, the two teams headed to Perth locked at 1-1. But they were eventually unlocked, as Australia cruised home with five overs and seven wickets to spare.

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Lay off Nick Kyrgios, he’s only human

Ah, the Australian Open. It’s one of the best times of the year – wall-to-wall tennis action. It really is my favourite individual sport. There’s only one downside, and that’s the inevitable slew of hot takes, which my boy Nick Kyrgios is usually stuck in the middle of.

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A-League needs to grow up over arm-to-face red cards

With the match poised at 1-1, the A-League’s bottom team were jutting out their jaws, snorting in defiance of a conclusion that had, not long earlier, seemed inevitable.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Who wants to listen to a bunch of blokes in suits?

In 2016, Yvonne Sampson was given the chance to make history, when she was asked to anchor State of Origin. With this opportunity, Yvonne became one of the first female broadcasters to anchor a major sporting event in this country – and certainly the first to lead the coverage of rugby league’s showpiece.

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Journeyman Istomin bundles the Djoker out of Australian Open

Nobody thought Denis Istomin could beat defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the at Melbourne Park – and that included the bespectacled 30-year-old from Uzbekistan.

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The Roar’s BBL expert tips and predictions: Week 6

Here we are, the final week of the Big Bash regular season, and with it comes another dose of expert tips.

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Brumbies bringing back two veterans for Brisbane Tens

Two long-retired Wallabies will run out for the ACT Brumbies as wildcard players at the upcoming Brisbane Tens.

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Channel Ten looming as the likely A-League free-to-air broadcaster

Channel Ten are reportedly in negotiations with Fox Sports to secure the free-to-air A-League broadcast rights for the next six seasons.

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Roughead unveiled as Hawthorn captain

Returning forward Jarryd Roughead will replace Luke Hodge as Hawthorn AFL captain despite his on-going recovery from cancer.

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Manly unveils eight debutants in Auckland Nines squad

Manly will boast eight new names at next month’s NRL Auckland Nines after coach Trent Barrett elected to rest many of his biggest stars.

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Travis Head considers himself a front-line spinner

Australian batsman Travis Head is a man under pressure – and he wouldn’t want it any other way as he attempts to prove he is the country’s best ODI spin option.

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Sorry Nick Kyrgios, but a grand slam win is light years away

Nick Kyrgios was an embarrassment last night.

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Faulkner’s batting has waned but his bowling has improved

James Faulkner is not the dominant ODI batsman he once was, but his bowling in the 50-over format has quietly improved.

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BBL06: Everyone gets a semi-final spot (except the Thunder)

What a wacky week of BBL cricket it’s been. With just three games to play, we’re still looking at the incredible situation whereby six of the eight teams can qualify for next week’s semi-finals. I don’t think we’ve seen a competition to date as tight as BBL06.

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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Australian rugby 7s player Charlotte Caslick runs the ball at the Sydney 7s

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Brun Fornaroli dribbles the ball

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Daniel Johnson

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Is it time to give Boof the flick? (AFP, Glyn Kirk)

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Tom Hickey St Kilda Saints Matthew Kreuzer Carlton Blues AFL 2016

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Graham Arnold watches the game unfold

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Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans: Wildcats win in overtime

The Perth Wildcats go into a crucial home fixture for their finals cause against the Cairns Taipans as favourites, but nonetheless nervous after results from earlier in the season. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 9:30pm (AEDT).

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Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Roger Federer will be hoping to build momentum when he takes on Czech Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from around 8:30pm (AEDT).

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Sydney FC vs Adelaide United highlights: Sky Blues defeat the Reds 2-0 in clinical second half

Sydney FC have a chance to increase their lead to possibly eight points atop of the A-League table at Allianz Stadium on Friday, as they welcome stuttering stragglers Adelaide United. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

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Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Highlights: Big Bash League cricket scores, blog

As the sixth edition of the Big Bash League draws to a close, no team is more desperate than the Melbourne Renegades, whose semi-final ambitions hinge on this away fixture against the Brisbane Heat. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT)

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Ashleigh Barty vs Mona Barthel: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Ashleigh Barty will continue her dream Aussie Open campaign against qualifier Mona Barthel in the third round. Can the Australian go a step further or will the German cause a major upset? Join The Roar from 7pm (AEDT) for live coverage.

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Bernard Tomic vs Daniel Evans: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

27th seed Bernard Tomic will be out to get back to his best in the third round of the Australian Open when he takes on the dangerous Englishman Daniel Evans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 5pm (AEDT).

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Illawarra Hawks vs New Zealand Breakers: NBL live scores

The inconsistent New Zealand Breakers will be looking to begin a run back towards the top four and finals Basketball, but it will be easier said than done with a tough trip to Wollongong to play the Illawarra Hawks on the agenda. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Lukas Lacko vs Kei Nishikori: Australian Open tennis live scores

Qualifier Lukas Lacko has a tough task on his hand when he takes on world No.5 Kei Nishikori. Can the Slovak cause a major upset or will Nishikori go a step further in his quest for a maiden grand slam title? Join The Roar for live scores from 7pm (AEDT).

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Tour Down Under: Stage 4 cycling live race updates, blog

Richie Porte remains out front of the general classification standings leading into Stage 4 of the Tour Down Under. Keep up with all the race updates and highlights on The Roar from 12:30pm (AEDT).

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Nick Kyrgios: Smarter than you think

Nick Kyrgios’ defeat on Wednesday evening was such a great calamity that it made Mike Baird’s sudden resignation the following day almost predictable. It was as if the whole country woke up and said ‘I give up too’.

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Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can’t he use medicine to get better?

Jarrod Mullen’s reported positive test made me reflect on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and whether it should prevent athletes from using drugs that are performance-enhancing but also therapeutic.

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The thing about Nick

By Josh Nicholson, 20 Jan 2017 Video
The thing about Nick

Moments after Nick Kyrgios’ implosion was complete, as the 21-year-old was booed out of Hisense Arena by his home crowd, he smirked.

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Barba’s return set to have Valentine looking for new Holmes

The Sharks’ decision to re-sign embattled fullback Ben Barba could do more harm than good for their squad in 2017.

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Huge shock at Australian Open as Djokovic crashes out

For just the second time since 2010, someone other than Novak Djokovic will win this year’s Australian Open men’s singles title, following one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history.

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

By Brendon Vella, 20 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

Stage 4 from Norwood to Campbelltown will be a lumpy affair, with the road consistently going up and down all day, before finishing in what should be another bunch sprint.

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The Turkish Leicester City? A look at Istanbul Basaksehir’s rise

They were only promoted in 2014, but since then Istanbul Basaksehir have claimed two fourth place finishes in succession in the Super Lig. Could this be the year when the minnows break the usual monopoly and claim their first ever title?

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans Rugby League NRL 2016

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Dave Warner celebrates hitting a century

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson plays a shot

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