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SPIRO: Anatomy of the ARU-Beale crisis 2: Michael Cheika next Wallabies coach

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation is the most dramatic departure from Australian rugby since the great Trevor Allan left the Wallabies captaincy to play rugby league in England in 1949.

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A-League attendance records will continue to tumble

The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds.

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The NRC wrap Round 9: Yes, rugby was played over the weekend

Hard to believe, after what transpired in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ narrow loss to New Zealand, but there was in fact a round of the National Rugby Championship played over the weekend.

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There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie’s resignation

Ask coach Bobby Dwyer, or any of the 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies, about Ewen McKenzie and they would say, “Great bloke, great team-man, great prop, and mighty tough.”

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Let the twins spin, and the Aussies will win (comfortably)

With barely more than a quiet whisper and a few daily updates on ABC Grandstand, Australia heads into a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

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Australia announce Twenty20 squad: Pat Cummins makes return

Australia have announced an inexperienced squad to take on South Africa in the Twenty20 series beginning in Australia on 5th November.

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Windies cricket sinks to new levels

I much preferred when my bodily reaction to West Indian cricket was a gut wrenched with fear and not a bleeding heart.

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Doolan’s ton should cement Test spot

A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent.

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NSW Waratahs Super Rugby title-winning coach Michael Cheika has reportedly agreed to coach the Wallabies.

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Peyton Manning breaks touchdown pass record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has surpassed the touchdown pass record, formerly held by Green Bay legend Brett Favre, after throwing for three TDs in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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UPDATE: Connections of Admire Rakit have advised Racing Victoria that this horse will take its place in the Cup, despite the penalty after its victory in the Caulfield Cup.

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Sonny Bill Williams and Dan Carter in All Blacks squad

Dan Carter’s place in the All Blacks tour squad depends on fitness tests, leaving the door ajar for unlucky first fly-half Colin Slade.

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Cricket Australia will step up the fight against match-fixing and doping in the sport by offering an unprecedented amnesty period for players to report any corruption-related information.

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Australian MotoGP organisers are claiming a successful meet after a stunning conclusion to the grand prix weekend.

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Wallabies fixer ends as broken man

He was to be the saviour of the Wallabies.

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Ewen McKenzie’s resignation a real shocker

After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately.

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Waratahs Head Coach Michael Cheika

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

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Ewen McKenzie (right) with Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) looks on during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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Kurtley Beale is tackled during 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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Australian Kangaroos rugby league coach Tim Sheens. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Dayne Beams

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NSW Blues fullback Jarryd Haynes celebrates as his side win Game 1 of the 2014 State of Origin series 12-8 (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Australian batsman George Bailey plays a shot against England in the fifth Ashes Test

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McKenzie’s resignation shows the Wallabies are still toxic

Michael Hooper grabbed his water bottle and bolted from the room. After powering through 190 words, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie followed him.

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Rossi rules on the Island as the Hondas fall

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed victory at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, after a dramatic race in which both factory Honda bikes failed to see the chequered flag.

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Deans’ demons come back to haunt McKenzie

The toxic internal dramas that led to Robbie Deans being dismissed as Wallabies coach just over a year ago are still very much alive and kicking.

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There is no denying that mixed martial arts, like most sports, is a physical endeavour. An arduous one at that.

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The Roar’s weird sports series: Kabaddi

The word Kabaddi has begun to enter the modern Western vernacular, however, one could safely assume that very little is known about the odd Indian sport – and there is good reason for this.

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Sean Dyche’s squad is the least glittering in the league and the financial restrictions under which he must try and work are suffocating.

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Mr Pulver, you can’t appoint Michael Cheika this week

Dear Mr Pulver, I imagine you’re pretty busy right now, but I don’t think this can wait.

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Sydney Derby provides a magical night of football

You know it’s going to be a magical evening when the seemingly impenetrable iron fence blocking your shortcut across Moore Park suddenly loses one of its bars, allowing you to squeeze through the gap like a wizard entering Diagon Alley.

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The Hornets have Charlotte buzzing again

It’s been over a decade since there was genuine excitement surrounding professional basketball in Charlotte. This season the Hornets name and colours are back, and while things like the logo, jerseys and name seem trivial, they really are a big deal.

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On 18th October at the Stub Hub Centre in California, Genady “GGG” Golovkin, the middleweight champion from Kazakhstan, faced up to challenger Marco Antonio Rubio from Mexico.

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The Wallabies and the ARU need a full clear out.

Saturday night’s press conference was one of the most disgraceful moments in the entire history of Australian Rugby.

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Forget code wars – Growth is the key for football

If I could get a dollar for every time I’ve heard of a comparison between Football and the other codes in Australia, particularly in the last couple of months, I’d be a very rich man.

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Two dominoes have fallen, but are there more to come?

The Wallabies and ARU have been receiving massive publicity for, unfortunately, all the wrong reasons, since the inflight slanging match on route to Argentina between the Business Manager Di Patson and Kurtley Beale.

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College Football 2014: Week 8 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

There were some big performances this weekend in college football, so let’s have a quick look at my Week 8 heroes.

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College Football 2014: Week 8 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who let themselves down on the gridiron with my Week 8 villains.

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A-League Round 2 wrap: Goals a plenty, as attendance records broken

The working week ahead is always made more pleasant when your team takes home all three points.

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the New Zealand All Black's Richie McCaw gets by Scott Higginbotham of the Wallabies

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrates the opening goal during the 2013 pre-season tour match of Liverpool FC against Melbourne Victory at the MCG in Melbourne. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Brisbane Roar player Massimo Murdocca beats Perth Glory player Bas Van Den Brink. AAP Image/Patrick Hamilton

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David Villa of Melbourne City FC celebrates after scoring a goal during their round one match against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Marc-Marquez-MotoGP

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NSW Blues fullback Jarryd Haynes celebrates as his side win Game 1 of the 2014 State of Origin series 12-8 (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Duane Vermeulen of South Africa (L) tries to tackie Brodie Retallick of New Zealand (R) during the Rugby Championship Test rugby union match between the New Zealand All Blacks and South Africa Springboks at Eden Park in Auckland on September 14, 2013. New Zealand won 29-15. AFP PHOTO / Michael Bradley

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Manning gets a pass away.

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Besart Berisha of Melbourne Victory takes on Michael Beauchamp of Western Sydney Wanderers

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