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Sometimes Lady Luck can strike, and in one hit dramatically change a sporting campaign – Reds coach Richard Graham and his troops have their fingers crossed.
The restraint Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has shown in his reaction to unfavourable decisions by match officials is one of the most refreshing aspects of the first seven rounds of the NRL competition.
I have to admit it, I too was one them. Back during those early days of the Greater Western Sydney Giants I was one who wondered why the powers that be had spent so much of the AFL’s dowry on Tom Scully.
As Harry Kane broke away and slotted home his 30th goal of the season it was as if a fire alarm had sounded. St James’ Park emptied faster than pre-game pints at The Strawberry.
The 2015 NBA playoffs began with two quadruple-headers this weekend and today I’ll focus on some players, trends and situations worth following as the 16 teams are reduced to one champion.
There is nothing a Monday morning quarterback likes more than to see a side facing a must-win match identify the weaknesses of their opposition, create a simple and smart game plan, which is brutally carried out, to defeat a more favoured opposition.
NSW captain Dave Dennis admits it’s impossible to ignore the comparisons to last year after the Waratahs wrestled back control of their Super Rugby title defence with a spirited bonus-point win over the Hurricanes.
Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank says he will appeal the 10 findings against him by the AFL’s Anti-Doping Tribunal.
Gary Ablett is set to sign a three-year contract extension with AFL club Gold Coast as soon as this week.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been in strife for “chatting” with referee Jaco Peyper at halftime of the game with the Stormers, while his Waratahs have been in strife for playing well below their ability, and way short of expectations.
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Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson broke England’s Test wicket-taking record in Antigua overnight, in a double celebration.
On Australia’s upcoming Test tour, the West Indian pitches will offer plenty to spinners. This also looks to be a distinct possibility in the following Ashes series.
When I was growing up in the 1980s, listening to iconic bands like Fleetwood Mac, Air Supply, Chicago, Reo Speedwagon and all the other soft-rock bands that rocked my boat, Carlton was the most powerful football club in the VFL.
Bringing in a new head coach can have a dramatic impact on the direction of an AFL club. Undefeated sides like Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs may be experiencing the positive end of that right now.
Basketball is most compelling when two opposing styles meet. For instance, when a fast-breaking team that thrives on inspiration comes up against a half-court offense that uses set plays.
Welcome to an opening round bloodbath in the first major drama of the NBA Playoffs. Think Titus Andronicus, Billy Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, or tragedy depending on whether you have money on the losing team.
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Now in its tenth season, the A-League has showcased the ultimate football experience with star players, great matches and memorable goals.
In the past couple of weeks the focus has well and truly been on referees. Since the scenes following the match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs on Good Friday, it seems as though the NRL community has spoken of nothing else.
There has been plenty said, scribbled and typed about the continuing growth of the World Endurance Championship, and the problems that Formula One is facing.
Port Adelaide have notched up their first win of the 2015 season after edging out North Melbourne by eight points in a four-quarter thriller at Etihad Stadium.
Despite the persistent ‘family friendly’ part of the game encouraged by the AFL, issues around race, gender, sexuality and now mental health still affect the sport.
It’s becoming something of a cruel joke in Edmonton, isn’t it?
Plenty has been said and written about Manly’s tough 2015 to date and the break-up of the champion team that has performed so admirably since the mid-2000s.
Massimo Luongo is certainly a wanted man after his impressive season with Swindon Town and his fantastic performance during the Socceroos’ Asian Cup campaign.
Monday night features some blockbuster tennis with the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych and day two of the Fed Cup World Group semi-finals.
Round 3 of the 2015 AFL season had it all, with close calls, local derbies and thrashings lighting up the round.
If the NRL are serious about the strength of the competition and are over the obsession with securing Sydney, everything should be done to send Daly Cherry-Evans to the Gold Coast Titans.
The best on the cobbles make way for the best in the hills as we begin the Ardennes week. Join The Roar from 9:15pm (AEST) for live updates of the 2015 Amstel Gold Race.
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Can the Perth Glory playing group hold together after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the A-League’s short history when they host Melbourne City? Join The Roar from 5pm (AEST) to find out.
It’s Derby Day on the West Coast, as the West Coast Eagles take on the Fremantle Dockers in one of the biggest grudge matches in the AFL. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:40pm AEST.
After a strong start to the season the Newcastle Knights have hit a roadblock in the last couple of weeks. Today they host a Parramatta Eels side also looking to get their campaign back on track. Join The Roar from 3:45pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.
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The Geelong Cats and Gold Coast Suns find themselves at the wrong end of the ladder and will be desperate to pick up their first win of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:20pm (AEST).
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