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My Blues team for State of Origin 2017

A couple of weeks ago I picked my Queensland team for State of Origin I to be played at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday the 31st of May. Got some interesting feedback too.

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At what point do Collingwood’s problems become Eddie’s?

Collingwood are off to another languid start, with the Pies a dropped Kieren Jack chest mark away from an 0-5 start to the 2017 season.

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Make no mistake, City will buy victory eventually

In front of Manchester City executives, as well as Roy Hodgson, Ange Postecoglu, and less than 10,000 others, Melbourne City’s season ended with a weak parp. As the last few trumpets and trombones trailed off, the bandwagon finally eased creakily to a stop.

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The NRL’s unsung heroes: The ‘Meat and Potatoes 17’

We are entering Round 9 of season 2017 this weekend and people everywhere are starting to speculate about which players are going to be selected for the Queensland and NSW State of Origin teams.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Round 6 is here, seemingly only moments after Round 5 came to an end, but who’s complaining? Time for this week’s edition of our AFL expert tips.

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City vs Country set for fitting finale

A special week of celebrations are set to precede the final City versus Country match, with mass withdrawals and questions of relevance scheduled to honour the game’s traditions.

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Super Rugby Round 10: Upset week

Well, I wanted harder games to pick last week, and we’ve got them this week – whether we wanted them or not. I genuinely think six of the eight games could go either way, and this might be the round where a mid or lower-table team make their mark.

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Wests Tigers shouldn’t be in the NRL

Wests Tigers are enjoying some positive media coverage for the first time in years with the signing of quality Bulldog half Josh Reynolds, and teak-tough Warriors prop Ben Matulino.

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Do the Lions know how to beat a New Zealand rugby team?

It doesn’t happen very often in the modern professional era. The New Zealand All Blacks have only lost one match (against Ireland in Chicago) in fourteen since the 2015 World Cup.

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Liz Cambage coming home to WNBL

Superstar Opals centre Liz Cambage will play in the WNBL for the first time in five years.

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Anzac Day clash shows rugby league’s value on the big stage

Imagine an NRL where every day was Anzac Day, at least in terms of the size of the crowd. How good would that be?

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The AFL team who shall not be named is taking care of business

The Team Who Shall Not Be Named. No, not the character from that juggernaut literary series and blockbuster movie franchise. Although today we will talk about a juggernaut, and depending on who you ask, an entity some consider just as evil.

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The NRL deserves better than the Wests Tigers

A lot has been said and written about the Wests Tigers over the last few weeks, and up until their brave and impressive victory over the Bulldogs on Sunday, very little of it had been positive.

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How will Smith and Thurston be rated in rugby league history?

Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston are in the process of rewriting rugby league’s record books, and hopefully they will be around for sometime yet, weaving their special brand of magic.

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Kangaroos name 20-man squad to face Kiwis in Anzac Test

Mal Meninga has named his Kangaroos side to face the Kiwis in Canberra on May 5 for the final mid-year Anzac Test, favouring experience and sticking by many of the players who won the Four Nations last year.

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Five more quick takes from AFL Round 5

A little bit later than usual, the footy for the week is finito. On Sunday night I gave you eight quick takes from the round up to that point, and now I’m back with five more.

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Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco

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Essendon Bombers Collingwood Magpies Anzac Day AFL 2015

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Aidan Guerra celebrates a try against the Dragons

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A CG image of Renault's 2027 concept car on a racetrack.

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Melbourne Demons player Jack Watts

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Aussie cricketer James Faulkner.

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Rabbitohs player Greg Inglis celebrates after scoring a try during the NRL Preliminary final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan)

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Referees are killing rugby league, and it’s your fault

Play the whistle. It’s a mantra that’s drilled into our boys and girls at sporting fields across the country, from sun up to sun down, every weekend. A mantra that contains more sporting wisdom than it’s given credit for.

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Time to drop the finals format from the A-League

This season has been dominated by Sydney FC. To force them to play off for the right to be crowned champions proves once again that the A-League finals are unnecessary.

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Racing Victoria continuing to fight cobalt case

The long-winding ‘cobalt saga’ that has wrapped up trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will continue despite the pair having been exonerated, thanks to an appeal from Racing Victoria.

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Is Honda worthy of ‘outside’ assistance?

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Is Honda worthy of ‘outside’ assistance?

Suggestions that Mercedes may be willing to offer beleaguered Formula One engine supplier Honda assistance must be contemplated cautiously on account of the Japanese marque’s notoriously insular philosophy.

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NBA playoffs: Rockets close out Thunder, Jazz seize control

The NBA playoffs continue and the vanquished are falling by the wayside. Here’s last night’s wrap.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

What a round of footy that was. Every game was alive into the final five minutes and we had two adventures into Golden Point.

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Top spot up for grabs in Wollongong this Sunday

Top spot is up for grabs when the St George Illawarra Dragons face the Melbourne Storm in a top-of-the-table clash in Wollongong this Sunday.

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Four Nations failure prompts Kiwis overhaul

After an unsuccessful Four Nations campaign in 2016, David Kidwell faces a tough task to turn around New Zealand’s fortunes ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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Who makes up NSW’s greatest ‘one Origin wonder’ side?

Be it humility or platitude, the professional sportsman is prone to stating they’re happy to have simply played one game in the top grade.

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Matthews and Malinga return to strengthen Sri Lanka

Topsy turvy Sri Lanka head off to the ICC Champions Trophy with renewed vigour. The return of Angelo Matthews and Lasith Malinga will help them address their indifferent recent form.

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One clutch play does not a clutch player make

With a field goal to win the game in Golden Point on Anzac day, Mitchell Pearce may well have sealed his return to the Origin arena.

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Ten reasons why City will always be better than United

City and United have been doing battle since 1881. The misconception out there is that United have a superior history to City.

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Muangthong United vs Brisbane Roar: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

It’s top against bottom in Group E as Muangthong United look to book their spot in the Round of 16 of the Asian Champions League when they host a struggling Brisbane Roar. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Urawa Red Diamonds vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

The Western Sydney Wanderers are on the brink of elimination in the Asian Champions League as they face a Urawa Red Diamonds side looking to lock in their passage to the next round. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8:30pm (AEST).

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

By Adrian Polykandrites, 26 Apr 2017
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

It seems weeks ago that Port Adelaide crushed Carlton, but apparently it was part of the same round as Tuesday’s Anzac Day clash.

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Can watching sport on TV ever replace the live view?

There’s always a sense of excitement when game day comes around. But there’s always a crucial decision to make – to go to the game or watch on TV.

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Griffin Logue Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Darius Boyd of the Brisbane Broncos celebrates

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Steve Johnson GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2016

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Wests captain Robbie Farah

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(AP Photo/Theron Kirkman)

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All things Brighton beautiful

By Sally Freedman, 26 Apr 2017

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Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United

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West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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American Football players line up

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