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Western Sydney Wanderers will soon boast the best stadium in the A-League

The new Western Sydney stadium will be a game-changer for the A-League, and the Wanderers are lucky they have a CEO who understands that.

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Are red cards the harbinger of the cricketing apocalypse?

When I heard that the MCC was about to introduce red cards to the venerable game of cricket, I said to myself, “What will they think of next?” And frankly, I meant it.

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A-League fans need to learn to cop criticism

Wally Mason’s editorial in The Australian, about how diving damages football’s chances of becoming huge in Australia, has many fans shouting for a yellow or red card to be brandished in the face of the paper’s sports editor.

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Vote for the 2016 Sportsman of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

Well folks, this is it – the final category in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016 for you to decide.

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Cummins should target next Ashes for Test return

The inevitable push to fast track Pat Cummins into the Test team has begun and even Australia’s bowling coach David Saker is on board.

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Ziebell tolls for a new era at North Melbourne

Not far short of 10pm last night, the North Melbourne Football Club released a rather casual, oddly-timed statement confirming that 25-year-old Jack Ziebell would in 2017 become the next captain of the club.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Bring on the WBBL

Welcome to The Roar’s women’s sport weekly wrap – a space where I’ll introduce you to personalities in women’s sport and share some of the biggest talking points from the past week.

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Back to front: Formula One season review — the battle at the back

As the sun finally sets on Formula One’s longest ever season, the heat of battle begins to fade, allowing the sport to take stock on exactly what happened over the past nine months of racing.

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Why eSports actually matters

Any activity emulsified into its most rudimentary form can be easily brushed aside and deemed “stupid” by the cold, hard shoulder of cynicism.

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Smaller bats? David Warner won’t be worried

Former England captain Mike Brearley heads the little known MCC world cricket committee that is proposing to limit the size of bats.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

The A-League is back for another round, with an FFA Cup final rematch kicking things off, and as always, we’ve got you covered for all your expert tipping needs.

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Langer named Australian T20 coach

Justin Langer is confident he can help overturn Australia’s faltering Twenty20 fortunes when he takes the national side’s reins for February’s series against Sri Lanka.

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AFL women’s comp boosted by TV deal

Every game during the inaugural AFL women’s competition will be televised live.

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Swans unveil Josh Kennedy as their new skipper

Star midfielder Josh Kennedy will captain Sydney from next year after Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack’s surprise decision to stand down from the AFL club’s co-leadership.

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Room to improve for England: Jones

England rugby coach Eddie Jones said his team have clear room to improve following an unbeaten year, as they pursue their quest to dislodge the All Blacks from the top of the world rankings.

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Todd Carney desperate for NRL return

Todd Carney is willing to accept any conditions in order to have one last crack in the NRL.

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Red Card

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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Day-night test cricket adelaide oval

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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

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Australian skipper Steve Smith is destined for greatness. (AAP Image/Carol Cho)

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Brun Fornaroli dribbles the ball

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Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential backs

Continuing on from the discussion of forwards in Australian rugby that I’ll be looking out for is my delve into the backs as I start to check off my Christmas wish list of who I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for in the 2017 Super Rugby season.

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WBBL is back, and better than before

Cricket season is well and truly under way.

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Will you be listening to Kerry O’Keeffe’s return to radio?

When Pakistan takes on Australia next week a familiar voice will be calling the game live on your radios. But this time he will be heard in the stereo FM sounds of Triple M.

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Five fine-worthy cricketing statements

The perennial problem with sportspeople is that they’re always at risk of saying the wrong thing to the media.

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Who would win? The Allrounders XI versus the Traditional XI

With a bit of conjecture and debate going on about the make up and balance of the Australian cricket team in it’s various formats, inevitably a lot of effort goes into those not-so-obvious selections of the allrounder type player.

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Hawks v Cats v Lions: Who was the greatest?

The AFL has been nothing short of blessed in the past 16 years, witnessing three of the most dominant teams ever to take the field.

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ABL week four: Previews and Predictions

The 2016/17 Australian Baseball League season is shaping up as one of the closest and most unpredictable in recent memory.

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India vs England: International cricket, 4th Test – Day 1 live scores

After over a week off the park, England will be looking to keep alive the option of a drawn series against the all-conquering India when the teams head to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Join The Roar for live scores from 3pm (AEDT).

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Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential forwards

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has conceded “when you play 15 Tests against the top eight nations in one year, there’s no easy games”.

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Australia vs New Zealand: 3rd ODI preview

By Scott Pryde, 8 Dec 2016
Australia vs New Zealand: 3rd ODI preview

In what will be the second dead-rubber of the summer, Australia will be looking to heap more misery on New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third ODI on Friday.

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NBL Round 10: Grand finalists have plenty to prove

There are nine rounds to go in the 2016-17 NBL season but we might as well go back to square one and start again with games becoming harder to predict than the Melbourne Cup and last season’s grand finalists on struggle street.

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The best writing on The Roar: Crowd article of the month, November 2016

With everything in November now all said and done, it’s time for us to decide which Roarer penned the best article of the month.

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Is simulation at odds with Australian values?

By Stuart Thomas, 8 Dec 2016
Is simulation at odds with Australian values?

My neighbour has featured in a few articles of mine. He’s a terrific bloke; intelligent, witty and observant.

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Why Maxwell is the focus of so much chirp

By Dan Toomey, 8 Dec 2016
Why Maxwell is the focus of so much chirp

Cricketers and cricket fans love a ‘chirp’.

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Is it time for a boxing world seniors circuit?

By john macdonald, 8 Dec 2016
Is it time for a boxing world seniors circuit?

Ladeez and gentleman, in the seniors’ corner, weighing in at 140kg and at 67 years old, the one, the only, genial George Foreman.

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The one thing on your NRL team’s Christmas list

It’s that time of year. All around the country (well, the bits that play rugby league) NRL coaches, boards and support staff are sitting down to plan for season 2017.

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Michael Cheika laughing

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David Gallop, head of the FFA. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Steve Smith scores his second Ashes hundred

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Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah celebrates after taking a wicket

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Will Genia Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Championship 2016

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Romain Grosjean, France's star Formula One guy. Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

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