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Simply Clever: The five greatest moments in Tour de France history

According to the Oxford Dictionary definition, for something to be great, it needs to be “considerably above the average” and “important or the most important.”

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Crows coach Phil Walsh found dead, son charged with murder

Head coach of the Adelaide Crows, Phil Walsh, has died following a domestic dispute at his home in Adelaide.

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Countdown to the 2015 Netball World Cup: Key Rivals

With the Australian Diamonds team named last week, the Netball World Cup is fast becoming a reality and the chance of it all being a very vivid, mass hallucination is growing less and less likely with each passing day.

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Kyrgios and Kyrgioser: Just another tennis wanker

What to make of Nick Kyrgios? Is he the most exciting new talent to crash the Australian tennis scene since Wally Masur, or is he just a boorish show-off who needs a good clip around the ear?

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A change in policy won’t help the AFL’s drug situation

13 years ago the AFL were issued with a warning that recreational drugs were commonplace at football clubs.

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Waiting for Goddard: Essendon’s star disappointment

The best game that Brendon Goddard ever played is the worst thing that ever happened to him.

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Mitch Marsh is ready for the Ashes. Don’t make him wait

Ignore Mitch Marsh’s career batting average of 32. The statistic that really matters is this: since the start of the 2013-14 summer, the all-rounder has made 1257 first-class runs at an average of 52.

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Rose and Ryan take stock at Round 14

Ryan Buckland: Mr Rose, we’ve made it through the dreaded bye rounds, and we’re getting ready for the 10 week run home.

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Tour Down Under refreshed for 2016

Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur has one of the hardest jobs in Australian sport.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: The final (Pick your margin!)

So, one game to go, and we’re all locked up at the top and we’re all locked up the bottom. Elisha is both safe in the middle and doomed to the bronze medal. Not even double points can help him.

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Friday Night Forecast: Hawthorn vs Collingwood

Welcome to the Friday Night Forecast for Round 14.

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No ‘hope’ for Rugby Championship squad

“Hope is not a strategy”.

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Spring Carnival changes a winner, but Caulfield’s meetings overblown

On Tuesday, Racing Victoria announced a handful of changes which should improve the Spring Carnival program. The most important was a reduction in distance for the A.J. Moir Stakes (Group 1, weight-for-age) from 1200 metres to 1000 metres.

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Lewis gets happy with Pharrell while his Championship lead narrows

Formula One may be a world championship, but few drivers have the opportunity to race before their home fans.

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MASCORD: Is anyone impartial around Origin time?

State Of Origin’s biggest strength, and its biggest weakness, is that at this time of year no-one is impartial.

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Brisbane Roar’s on-field regeneration could already be doomed

Unpaid player wages, snubbing competitive football matches, an uncertain financial future and corporate sponsors fleeing. No, Gold Coast United have not returned to the A-League, welcome to the current daily existence of the Brisbane Roar.

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Australia's greatest ever batsman, Sir Don Bradman

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Drew Mitchell of the NSW Waratahs is tackled by Sam Warburton and Jamie Roberts of the Lions. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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AFL Chief Operating Officer Gillon McLachlan addresses the media. (AFL Media)

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Adelaide Crows Coach Phillip Walsh

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Alberto Contador in the Maglia Rosa

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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Marin Cilic vs John Isner: 2015 Wimbledon live scores

Marin Cilic and John Isner will meet in the third round for what could be one of the closest matches over Days 5 and 6.

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Nick Krygios vs Milos Raonic: 2015 Wimbledon live scores, blog

You either love him or you hate him, but regardless, Australian and 26th seed Nick Kyrgios will continue his Wimbledon 2015 campaign this evening when he takes on seventh seed from Canada Milos Raonic. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary of this third round match from 9:15pm (AEST)

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Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

As if the deaths of former Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and cricketer Phillip Hughes in the last three years hadn’t already rocked the South Australia sporting landscape, then the shock death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh will no doubt have hit the hardest.

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Nick Kyrgios is on court, are you not entertained?

A lot has been said about Nick Kyrgios’ attitude on the tennis court. Here is some more. He is pretty good.

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Tour de France Stage 1 preview

The 102nd Tour de France starts with a 14km individual time trial (no it isn’t prologue) around the streets of the Dutch city of Utrecht.

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Naiyaravoro: From wasting at Wests to winning with Wallabies

Standing at 195 centimetres and tipping the scales at 120 kilograms, most people would judge Taqele Naiyaravoro to be a valuable addition to any rugby league team in the NRL.

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A death in the family: Vale Phil Walsh

Football is an unpredictable game, and watching it teaches you to expect the unexpected. But it cannot prepare you to deal with something like this.

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Sledging makes the Test cricket world go round

On the eve of the Ashes, talk and anticipation is building around Australia. But over in England, nobody really cares.

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An open letter of gratitude to Kieran Foran

Dear Kieran, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Free agency needs tweaking – and the red vest needs to go

Listening to the Channel Seven commentary team, you get the impression that, maybe they’re not the biggest fans of the red vest.

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With all the hype surrounding Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor, mixed martial arts fans are forgetting that the UFC welterweight title will be defended on the same night.

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Fontana highlights inept IndyCar management

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

Quite aside from the on-track product – which was astounding before it became insane, with cars four and five wide, bumping wheels in big packs at over two hundred miles an hour – the turnout for Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway Fontana was about three thousand.

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Is the Rugby Championship skewed to help the Wallabies?

I have not seen many comments on the structure of the upcoming Rugby Championship, and I recognise that with only one game against each country there is limited scope to make it absolutely fair.

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Bernard Tomic vs Novak Djokovic: 2015 Wimbledon live scores, blog

Bernard Tomic continues his Wimbledon campaign tonight to play the top seed, the world number one and the toughest challenger in tennis; Novak Djokovic. Centre Court will host a cracking round three encounter between the Serb and the Aussie at midnight and be sure to join The Roar for all the action with live scores […]

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Sam Stosur vs CoCo Vandeweghe: 2015 Wimbledon live scores, blog

Match result: Sam Stosur is out of Wimbledon after losing twelve straight games to CoCo Vandeweghe in their third round match. VANDEWEGHE 6 6 STOSUR 2 0

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Stanislas Wawrinka vs Fernando Verdasco: 2015 Wimbledon live scores

Stan Wawrinka continues his quest for a Wimbledon title against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the third round. Join The Roar for live scores from around 10.00pm (AEST).

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Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon in 2013 (Wiki Commons)

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Penrith Panther's Josh Mansour

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Jack Gunston of the Hawks

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The Wanderer's Youssouf Hersi

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Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after his loss against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during the men's singles final on day 14 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

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Kevin Muscat and Mark Milligan holding up Melbourne Victory Premier's Plate

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John Barker, caretaker Coach of the Blues

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Shaun Marsh reacts with brother Mitchell

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Keegan Daniel of the Sharks. (AAP Image/Sean Middleton)

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