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A few years ago I ended up being involved in a debate with an opposition player regarding the pitch that our respective sides had just completed a league game on.
Amid the rubble of yesterday’s demolition job by the Pakistan batsmen, Australia’s selectors should have identified one gem.
New Wallaby coach Michael Cheika dealt Australian rugby a royal flush with his first cards on the table to meet the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday.
Let’s wind the clock back three months. The Waratahs had just won the Super Rugby title, beating the Crusaders in an epic match in front of over 61,000 fans, ending an era of under achievement and years of disappointment for supporters of the Sydney franchise.
Amid the feel-good atmosphere currently enveloping Australian football fans ahead of the Asian Champions League final on Sunday morning, one thing is certain – Western Sydney Wanderers can’t let this slip.
Brad Haddin says his injured shoulder won’t stop him batting on Saturday against Pakistan who are poised to claim their first Test-series win over Australia since 1994.
Less than three years ago the Wanderers were a gleam in Frank Lowy’s eye.
Back from suspension, coach Shane Flanagan says he’s ready to lead a cultural change at embattled NRL club Cronulla.
Racegoers were left in awe when a metal miner from Broken Hill produced Rain Lover to win the 1968 Melbourne Cup, in what was to be believed to be Mick Robins’ third month as a licensed trainer.
Yet again, Australia have let Pakistan off the hook by missing opportunities in the field.
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When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.
The National Rugby Championship decider is upon us, and even though the two combatants in the Final are something of a surprise, it still shapes as a thrilling conclusion to what has been a thoroughly enjoyable first season of the competition.
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks he’s a mercenary. To most of the Australian news media, he’s a walking headline.
I think it’s safe to say that after Day 1 of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, Australia’s plan is unfolding exactly as the brains trust would want it to.
Over the past week or so, Michael Cheika has made several decisions Sir Humphrey would call ‘courageous’.
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It’s been bad news out the wazoo around this place lately, with dodgy senators a-go-go, petroleum prices on the rise and Big Brother still surviving television’s axe.
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Perth Glory will be looking to build on their mid-week FFA Cup success when the Newcastle Jets arrive in town desperate for a win. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).
Brisbane City host Perth Spirit with one side destined to be crowned the inaugural winners of the 2014 National Rugby Championship.
The Myer Classic is the second last race of the day on the Flemington card and the weight-for-age conditions usually attracts big fields and favours the class mares. Join us here on The Roar for the race preview at 4:15pm AEDT.
The Victoria Derby (2500m, set weights, Group 1) is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious races. A big field has been assembled, so join us for all the build up to the 3:45pm race.
The Mackinnon Stakes (2000m, weight-for-age, Group 1) is our second feature here on Derby Day. Will the Cox Plate form hold up? Start time is 3:00pm AEDT, so join us for all the updates from the mounting along with the race coverage.
MATCH RESULT: It is another win for New Zealand and another disappointing loss for Samoa in the Four Nations.
Last year the Coolmore Stud Stakes was won by Zoustar, this year’s field includes some high quality youngsters which ensures a tough battle. Join The Roar for live commentary and reaction from 1:15pm (AEDT).
The profile of the Welsh rugby team on the world stage belies the country’s small population of just under four million people.
MATCH RESULT David Villa’s potentially last A-league game ended in defeat as Melbourne City were defeated 2-1 by a determined Adelaide United side.
Good evening everyone and welcome to The Roar’s coverage of the 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw. With today’s Derby day racing completed we have a final field for the Cup. After tonight’s barrier draw we will have the final piece of the jigsaw and the analysis can begin!
Australia lacked incisiveness on a placid Abu Dhabi pitch for the second day running and will now need their batsmen to save them from a whipping against Pakistan. Join The Roar for live coverage of the third day of this second Test starting 5:00pm (AEDT).
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It was Saturday afternoon and me and the boys were getting ready for our soccer game in the change rooms, struggling through the weekly pulling of socks over shin-pads.
Twenty years ago the Sydney Swans Football Club was in a world of hurt after years of mismanagement. How the old VFL foundational club from South Melbourne is still with us today is somewhat of a miracle.
The AFL fixture for season 2015 has been launched and a few anomalies and highlights have emerged.
Rookie Wallaby coach Michael Cheika will get his first taste of international rugby early Sunday morning (AEDT) when the Wallabies take on the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Should the Melbourne Victory host this season’s A-League grand final, Etihad Stadium will not be available, raising concerns over the A-League’s future in Melbourne.
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