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Steve Smith dominates the talk following his debut as Australian Test captain, though the Blarney Army also has something to shout about.
In October 2013, the Socceroos were in disarray. They had been for some time, though the Football Federation of Australia were reluctant to admit it.
What to buy? How much to spend? Will it be useful? These are questions many of us are wrestling with at this time of year as the Christmas present transfer window edges closer to being closed.
Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins have a lot in common.
In 2011 cricket in Australia changed.
There was a time when footy in summer was alien. It didn’t belong in the papers, it was off-topic over barbecue powwow, and if you showed up to the park with anything oval, it would be ruthlessly deflated with a stump and fed to the dog.
The Australian hierarchy long has had a hunch about Josh Hazlewood. It’s why he was handed a one-day debut as a raw, unproven 19-year-old.
Philippe Gilbert got the ball rolling by saying on Thursday that he’s targeting Milan–San Remo, getting us on an early start for the annual Spring Classics Obsessional.
Australians love a good storm in a teacup, and a big one flew the way of Mr Shane Warne after he served up Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc a verbal smackdown on the Channel Nine coverage on Wednesday.
The A-League moves into a Christmas schedule, starting with a four-pronged attack of matches this weekend.
As a lanky NSW country boy made good, comparisons with Glenn McGrath were inevitable for Australian quick Josh Hazlewood.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika remains unfazed about the prospect of a mass exodus of stars after next year’s Rugby World Cup despite two more stalwarts having confirmed their departures.
Steve Smith led from the front as Australia fought back on day two, but India feel well placed to push for a maiden Test win at the Gabba.
Melbourne Stars marquee man Kevin Pietersen made an instant imprint but Adelaide Strikers’ Tim Ludeman left a lasting one with the fastest half-century in Big Bash League history on Thursday night.
Former Wallabies captain, current Reds captain and Australian lock James Horwill has signed with English club Harlequins on a three-year deal that will start after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
While Adelaide United’s foreign contingent of Spaniards and an Argentine were impressing all in the FFA Cup final on Tuesday night, there was another game involving the A-League imports being played at Hindmarsh Stadium.
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The Melbourne Stars meet the Hobart Hurricanes in Game 3 of the 2014/15 Big Bash League. Will they get revenge for the shock semi-final loss to the Hurricanes last season? Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:10pm (AEDT)
Josh Hazlewood grabbed a five-wicket haul before Steven Smith continued his batting form to pull Australia level with India at the end of the second day of the Brisbane Test. You can follow the live blog of the third day’s play starting 11:00am (AEDT).
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This article was originally published in August of this year. Good pick Lachlan.
The modern day rugby league lock forward has grown in value and results indicate they should be a member of the all-important spine positions – fullback, five-eighth, halfback and hooker.
Australian cricket is coming into an era of change and a lot of that will revolve around our batsmen.
After having dropped two straight games on the road, the Arizona Cardinals entered Week 15 of the National Football League tied with the Green Bay Packers for the top spot in the NFC.
Goals galore in the Big Blue and Brisbane upset Adelaide. Round 10 of the A-League was exciting, except for Jets fans, and it’s time for Round 11 in the run-up to Christmas.
Shane Warne has become an intriguing figure within the Channel Nine commentary box over the past few summers.
At the risk of sounding like a blinkered old man, the week before Christmas was always a great time for rugby players in the pre-professional era.
Like fellow expansion club Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney have spent their initial existence being inundated with talent from the best young players in Australia.
Rugby season for Australia is over, Christmas is approaching, and Scott Allen has retired… so it’s understandable that traffic on The Roar is trickling down into slender stream.
The Pep Talk is back with the next instalment of players who are gearing for a crucial season in their careers.
When I started watching cricket as a kid, I came to know that whenever an umpire was asked a question for lbw, caught behind or a run-out, his decision to raise a finger or not would be a considered as the final decision.
Less than a season and a half after the Brooklyn Nets gambled the future of the entire franchise on winning the championship within the next few years, it seems as if those lofty ambitions have already gone down the drain.
The ARU have decided to lump the everyday rugby player with a registration fee to help secure a bit of revenue. All I can say is, will someone think of the children?
The Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars will be the first teams out of the blocks for this year’s Big Bash League when they clash at the glorious Adelaide Oval. Join me on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:40pm (AEDT).
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