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Is Williamson a ‘flat-track bully’ too?

A superb bowling display has placed Australia in a wonderful position from which to win this first Test against New Zealand. Yet the Kiwis are not as down and out as the scoreboard suggests, with a fragile Australian tail within sight.

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Why the elite can still fire on a bad day

World class sportsmen Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja weren’t having a good day at the office yesterday, but still managed to do well.

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Hey sockah people, here’s a tip

Before all you sockah fans throw a flare at me, just hear me out, alright?

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Give Pocock a year off and develop Hooper, McMahon and Butler

The short answer to the question about David Pocock and his sabbatical intentions is this: let him go and study at Oxford or Cambridge for a year and develop Michael Hooper, Sean McMahon and Jarrad Butler as his successors in the Wallabies back row.

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Red and Black Bloc’s response to FFA flare up is embarrassing

In football, the saying that no player or manager is bigger than the club is often thrown about. It is a legitimate argument, however it should also be attributed to the fans.

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Injuries to Queensland flankers Liam Gill and Lolo Fakaosilea overshadowed a 31-18 loss to the Brumbies in their Super Rugby trial at Ballymore on Friday night, but the Reds are hopeful both will be fit for the season-opener in a fortnight.

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Steve Smith stepped up to guide Australia to 3-147 after an eventful opening day of the trans-Tasman Test series in Wellington.

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Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic is disappointed his A-League team has copped a suspended 12-month three-point deduction, but was optimistic fans would not give FFA a reason to trigger the punishment.

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Australia can benefit from the rise of Chinese football

In 2008, I was at Shanghai Shenhua’s clubhouse watching an Under 13 Chinese team defeat an Under-11 Japanese team due to being able to kick the ball further and harder.

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Brendon McCullum disappoints me, but not for the usual reasons

I’m sorry, but when it comes to attaining a satisfactory level of Trans-Tasman tension, we’re going to need more than the lame brouhaha of Mitch Marsh’s drop-punt dismissal if we’re to generate requisite friskiness.

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No Danger, no matter for Adelaide

There’s a seminal line in the movie Moneyball: “We need 38 home runs, 120 RBIs and 47 doubles to replace.” Abuse of the English language aside, the brass at the Adelaide Crows likely reprised this phrase in October last year, except they had 21 goals, 165 clearances and 350 contested possessions to replace.

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Hazlewood the key for Australia against Kiwis

There’s no Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson or James Pattinson. As Australia start their two-Test series against New Zealand today, it is relative rookie Josh Hazlewood who shapes as the tourists’ most important bowler.

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Group 1 Orr Stakes: Preview and tips

Thoroughbred racing in Australia is at a low ebb.

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Never mind sixes and sevens, the whole nine yard is ridiculously bare

The inevitable flow-on from highlighting concerns about a certain position is that you start wondering about other positions.

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Sydney Stars on the way out?

News Corp are reporting that the Sydney Stars are out of the National Rugby Championship for the 2016 season.

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A tragic lack of planning in cricket

Modern-day cricket is a hustling, bustling business, barely stopping for a moment to let us catch breath before moving on to the next game, the next tournament, the next disciplinary hearing.

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Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins

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Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird prepares to bowl to the Sri Lankan batsman on the first day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne, on December 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO/William West

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Does the involvement of AFL stars really help motorsport in Australia? Image: YouTube.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' fan group the Red and Black Bloc during the Wanderers v Perth Glory round 22 A-League match at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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David Pocock

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Australia's Shane Watson celebrates taking the wicket of India's Shikhar Dhawan

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World All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars: World wins 12-8

Match result: The World All Stars have defeated the Indigenous All Stars with a 12-8 victory after a slow start to the annual fixture.

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Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory: Derby ends in 2-all draw

Match result: It was an incredible game of football at AAMI Park, and in the end, perhaps unfairly, both sides were forced to share the spoils.

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Townsville Crocodiles vs Sydney Kings: Crocs win thriller

Match result: A dead rubber came to life on Saturday night when the Townsville Crocodiles downed the Sydney Kings by three-points in a high-scoring overtime thriller.

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Dragons vs Rabbitohs highlights: Souths retain shield

Match result: The South Sydney Rabbitohs have retained the Charity Shield for the fourth straight year with a hard fought 18-14 win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.

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Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Glory upset Sydney, boost top-six chances

Match result: Perth Glory have given their chances of a finals berth a significant boost with an upset 2-1 win over Sydney FC on Saturday.

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CF Orr Stakes: Suavito wins 2016’s first Group 1 race

Race result: Suavito, ridden by Luke Currie and trained by Nigel Blackiston, upstaged a star-studded field at the CF Orr stakes to win the first Group 1 race of the new year.

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New Zealand vs Australia highlights: First Test – Day 2 cricket scores

Day results: Australia are 6/463 at the end of Day 2 at the Basin, leading New Zealand by 280 runs in the first Test.

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Where will Matt Moylan play in 2016?

A large Panthers squad will take the park in their NRL trial against the Bulldogs tonight.

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What does V8 Supercars do if Gen2 fails?

By Naveen J Razik, Today
What does V8 Supercars do if Gen2 fails?

“We’re up the front and here to stay,” stated Lee Holdsworth in April 2014, after taking the Erebus Mercedes AMG V8 Supercar to its first win. Within two years, that Mercedes AMG Supercar is now on the scrapheap.

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Aussie boxer Jeff Horn faces his biggest test

Brisbane boxer and school teacher Jeff Horn will face an important test when he takes on former welterweight world champion Randall Bailey at the Brisbane Convention Centre on March 2.

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How football’s 4-3-3 formation works

In attack, football heavily relies on three key concepts: ball movement, movement off the ball and quality.

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Virender Sehwag, simply the best

By rajendra prasad, Today
Virender Sehwag, simply the best

“To bat as fearlessly as Sehwag, you need to have great confidence in your ability and the self belief that you are greater than any bowler, any attack”.

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Wests Tigers all-time team

By The Boss, Today
Wests Tigers all-time team

The Wests Tigers have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NRL since their inception.

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Two months ago Yoel Romero was a fighter on the rise. He just defeated Ronaldo Souza in a title eliminator contest at the heavily watched UFC 194 card.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Second T20 cricket live scores

Sri Lanka look to wrap up their Twenty20 series against India, with a game to play after a dominating victory in the first match a few days ago. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 1am (AEDT).

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South Africa vs England: Fourth ODI cricket live scores

South Africa finally managed a victory against England, meaning the one-day series is still alive going into the fourth match. Join The Roar for live scores from 10:30pm (AEDT).

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Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar portrait

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Cedric Jackson of the New Zealand Breakers in action during the Perth Wildcats v New Zealand Breakers game two match of the National Basketball League (NBL) Grand Final series in Perth, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AAP Image/Travis Anderson)

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Indigenous All Stars player Greg Inglis is taken from the field. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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New Zealandís Brendon McCullum celebrates his triple century against India on the final day of the second test at the Basin Reserve (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford)

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Brandon Ellis Richmond Tigers AFL 2015

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Australian cricketer Steve Smith. AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Patrick Dangerfield looks on (Photo: AAP)

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Is Arthur the man to lead the Eels out of the mire?

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