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2016’s top ten AFL trades, and who won them – as rated by you!

During the AFL trade period we asked you to rate the trade on every deal that was done. Well, the time has come to release the numbers and find out what you thought!

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I know who is going to win the Melbourne Cup

After watching the replay of the Caulfield Cup so many times I know the race-caller’s description off by heart, I’ve got the Melbourne Cup winner for you – Scottish.

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The uneasy struggle between supporter groups and nouveau-football

It was posted, rather quietly and with little explanation on their Facebook page, that the Melbourne Victory supporters group the North Terrace would be ceasing their role as the organisational entity for the active Victory support.

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2016-17 NBA season award predictions

The 2016-17 NBA season tips off this week, which means it’s time to put my neck on the chopping block and predict whom I think will take home the major honours at the end of the season.

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Let’s make sledging great again

Sledging has made headlines again, just in time for the start of the Australian cricket season.

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NBA season preview Part 6: The best in the West

Once a conference that went six or seven deep in teams with aspirations for the championship, the West is now an exercise in contenders competing for the right to have a nationally televised funeral in Oakland.

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Taylor Swift is the answer Formula One’s looking for

It’s hard to believe that it was a little less than a year ago that the future of Formula One in the United States looked terminal.

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Perth NRC title gives Australian rugby the punch in the face it needs

At a time when Australian rugby only seems to stop shooting itself in the foot when it pauses to reload, Perth Spirit’s maiden NRC title serves as a timely and jolting reminder that the game does indeed exist outside the so-called heartlands.

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Rogue Cheika tarnishes the Wallabies once again

Michael Cheika has anger problems that need to be addressed by the Australian Rugby Union. He can’t seem to control himself in the coaching box when things go against his team.

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We could all benefit from concentrating more on the football

If we ever wanted proof of football’s popularity in western Sydney, consider the fact that more people turned out at Spotless Stadium last night than GWS Giants’ average home attendance last season.

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The Roar’s AFL trade and free agency period report card – every club graded, as voted by you!

The results are in! Roarers, on Friday I asked you to grade the performance of every AFL club in this year’s free agency and trade period – and now we’ve totalled up your votes, and bring you the final judgements.

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Broncos to join Sharks in World Club Series as 2017 fixtures released

The schedule for next year’s rugby league World Club Series has been released, with the Cronulla Sharks to take on the Wigan Warriors and the Brisbane Broncos matched up with the Warrington Wolves.

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Surprises and old favourites as Ballon d’Or shortlist announced

France Football have announced their 30-man short list for the 2016 Ballon d’Or, with some new faces as well as some regulars making up the list.

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All of Wales’ Aviva Premiership-based players will be made available for the autumn Test opener against Australia in Cardiff on November 5.

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Thurston on Four Nations: This time, it’s personal

For once Johnathan Thurston could do nothing.

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I’m responsible for Chooks’ slide: Pearce

Mitchell Pearce has shouldered the blame for the Sydney Roosters’ 2016 fall from grace, accepting his Australia Day embarrassment had wrought a big toll on the club.

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Bryce Gibbs has a ball

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Arjun Nair of the Sydney Thunder

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Australian fullback, Israel Folau running at the French line. Image: Tim Anger

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South Africa's cricketer Dale Steyn. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Close-up of Jose Mourinho

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England's Maro Itoje mulling over thier series win

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Trivia Tuesdays: F1 shoeys, controversial referees and leading wicket-takers

Here at The Roar, everyone likes to think they know their sport pretty well. But do you really?

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A tale of two rugby nations

By Kia Kaha, Today
A tale of two rugby nations

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Port Adelaide in a footballing no-man’s land

The AFL offseason has the ability to make or break a club’s on-field fortunes. A good off-season can set a club up for success and attract new members and sponsors, while a failure to perform can have the opposite effect.

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Refs need to be more proactive about concussion

Saturday’s final Bledisloe Cup match provided us with a good example of where rugby needs to be consistently better. I’m not talking about controversial tries or bad TMO calls, I’m talking about the need to better police concussion.

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Do the Dragons have a plan?

By Mal Webster, Today
Do the Dragons have a plan?

I am not a Dragons fan, but I see a number of problems in their player recruitment strategy in the last few seasons.

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What went right for the Wallabies

Congratulations to the All Blacks for their comprehensive win over the Wallabies, sealing the world record by winning 37-10.

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Philip Rivers continues to show his greatness

San Diego Chargers veteran quarterback Philip Rivers is once again putting up impressive numbers in season 2016.

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Is Popovic still the right man for the job?

By Juan Manuel D'Angelo, Today
Is Popovic still the right man for the job?

Nobody can doubt the importance of Tony Popovic for the Western Sydney Wanderers. He is not only the first manager of the club but also – no matter what will happen in the future – crucial in building the Wanderers.

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A plea to Michael Cheika

By Fionn, Today
A plea to Michael Cheika

I am dismayed at the continuing deterioration of trans-Tasman relations as was evidenced by Michael Cheika’s post-Bledisloe press conference.

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An NRC dream-team could give the Wallabies a scare

Another disappointing Bledisloe Cup on Saturday saw the same old looming darkness taking over Australian rugby, with dissent, unrest and unease in rugby land persisting.

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Harden MVP, Warriors champs: My NBA 2016-17 predictions

The 2016-17 NBA season is just around the corner. Here are my predictions for the season, including who will win the major individual and team prizes.

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Top five A-League talking points: Round 3

By Cameron Kellett, Today
Top five A-League talking points: Round 3

With three rounds having already come and gone, let’s continue enjoying the A-League as we take a look at the Top five A-League talking points for Round 3.

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Current talking points in Supercars

By Ryan Eckford, Today
Current talking points in Supercars

The last few rounds in the 2016 International Supercars Championship has delivered brilliant and exciting racing, but has delivered controversy that hasn’t been seen in a very long time. This has raised a number of talking points that in some way need to be addressed.

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Dhoni’s move to Number 4 could be a new beginning

A leader raises his game up when he and his team is not doing well. This was seen in the third match of the ongoing India-New Zealand series when chasing 285 on an iffy pitch India were 48/2.

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Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks: NBL live scores, blog

The Sydney Kings will be out to strengthen their position at the top of the NBL ladder in the all New South Wales rivalry when they host the struggling Illawarra Hawks. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of this match from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International cricket, 2nd Test – Day 4 live scores

Pakistan are in a commanding position in the second Test against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi, and could look to have it wrapped up with a day to spare. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 4 from 5pm (AEDT).

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan

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Bernard Foley Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Championship 2016

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Rugby League World Cup host country captains

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika (left) and captain Stephen Moore

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Johnny Manziel playing for Texas A&M (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

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Melbourne Storm player Cameron Munster

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