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Tell me how NSW is going to beat Queensland in State of Origin I, because I can’t see where a Blues win is going to come from.
It’s May, not even the midway point of the season, but regardless of the timing, it didn’t stop one thinking ahead to September prospects after glancing at the AFL ladder on a lazy Sunday morning.
About 12.22am on Sunday, two SANZAR media release emails, one citing Silatolu Latu and the other Will Skelton, appeared in my Hotmail basket. The emails spell big trouble for the Waratahs.
Peter Siddle’s incisive spells for Lancashire in County cricket over the past month have put him in strong contention to make Australia’s starting XI for the first Test against the West Indies next week.
If the rumours carry any substance, it’s only a matter of time before Jason Gillespie becomes England’s new coach.
Whether it’s poetic vindication or a cruelly ironic epilogue to a career largely defined by playoff misfortune is a matter of perspective, but the best Steve Nash team of all-time is about to win the NBA title two months after his retirement.
Many people call LeBron James a ‘pass first’ player as if there is something wrong with being a ‘score first’ player. Perhaps this is because Kobe Bryant has often been criticised for shooting too much, and these commentators want to create some kind of narrative contrasting Bryant with James.
Little wonder coach Michael Cheika had a grin as wide as the Sydney Heads last night at ANZ Stadium after his Waratahs at last played the Cheika way. They beat the Crusaders 32-22 and rise to the top of the Australian Conference.
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NSW Waratahs climbed to the top of Super Rugby’s Australian conference and possibly ended the Crusaders 13-year finals run with a 32-22 home win in a brutal and exciting clash at ANZ Stadium.
Parramatta have seven days to lodge a written appeal after announcing they will challenge the NRL’s ruling on salary cap breaches.
Sydney have held their nerve to edge out a dogged Hawthorn by four points in a thrilling rematch of last year’s AFL grand final.
Nat Fyfe ensured his 100-game milestone was a magical one, with the star Fremantle midfielder putting on a clearance clinic to lift his side to a 73-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night.
All James O’Connor had to do on his return to Australia was stand up, be counted, and pack his bags for the Rugby Championship, and the Rugby World Cup. Not any more.
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Yes, it’s a rebuild. You can spin the current state of the Carlton Football Club any way you like, but it’s still a rebuild.
Saturday’s rematch of last year’s Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and the Waratahs promises to be the match of the round.
It was the plan all along to change the subject as quickly as possible.
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The entire tennis world should feel let down that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are drawn to play in the quarter finals.
Nico Rosberg has joined an elite group of Formula One drivers with a third straight victory in Monaco, but just like a win on the roulette wheel in the Casino de Monte Carlo, it came with a quite a bit of luck.
Mitchell Pearce. Utter those two words and you send shivers down the body of every New South Welshmen and tears of joy start to stream down the faces of Queenslanders. To call him divisive would be a massive understatement.
Adelaide and Brisbane have been analysed, so now it is time to decompose Carlton’s draft work since 2001.
Join The Roar for live coverage of the 99th Indianapolis 500 from 1:30am AEST on Monday morning as Indy comes alive again.
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The Chennai Super Kings face the Mumbai Indians in the final of the 2015 Indian Premier League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 12:30am (AEST) on Monday morning.
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Race result: Nico Rosberg has become the new ‘king of Monaco’ after winning his third straight Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.
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The Port Adelaide Power will say goodbye to club legend Kane Cornes today as he plays his 300th and final game against the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4.40pm AEST.
Match Result: Bulldogs 41 Raiders 34 The Canterbury Bulldogs have won the highest scoring game of the season so far against the Canberra Raiders by 7 points in the Nations Capital this afternoon. If you like attacking rugby league then this was the game to watch. Neither team or coach however, will be happy with […]
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MATCH RESULT Melbourne 15.13 (103) def. Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64)
After an abysmal start to 2015, the Brisbane Lions have strung together two straight victories, and they’ll be full of confidence when they travel to Etihad Stadium to take on the Essendon Bombers. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 1:10pm (AEST).
The Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs women’s teams meet for the third time today in the first of two women’s exhibition matches for 2015. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 12:20pm (AEST).
Rugby league versus rugby union. A century after their split in Australia, debate still rages about the merits of each code. What have we learned about who would win in a head-to-head clash, and what could it look like?
Marc Murphy is awarded a free kick for hands in the back in the centre square. He kicks it long into the Blues’ forward fifty.
The 10th-ranked Rebels travel from the world’s most liveable city (according to The Economist) to the world’s best place to visit (according to the New York Times) to play the Stormers. Join The Roar from 3:10am for live commentary and scores.
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As England’s international summer begun on Thursday, it was the perfect opportunity to see how England’s batting line-up would cope against a strong New Zealand bowling line-up which included the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Matt Henry.
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