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PRICHARD: Re-focused Maroons to win Origin opener

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.

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Western Australia and Sydney could dominate AFL finals in 2015

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.

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SPIRO: Waratahs might have to win the finals without Latu and Skelton

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.

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Peter Siddle pushing for an Ashes and Windies recall

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.

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The stage is set for Jason the Englishman

If the rumours carry any substance, it’s only a matter of time before Jason Gillespie becomes England’s new coach.

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Grit and Glamour: The Golden State Warriors, your 2015 champs to be

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.

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LeBron James is not a pass-first player but he is a great passer

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.

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The Waratahs finally play the Cheika way

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.

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Parramatta have seven days to lodge a written appeal after announcing they will challenge the NRL’s ruling on salary cap breaches.

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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.

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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.

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What was wrong with James O’Connor last 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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Rebuild shouldn’t be a dirty word at Carlton

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.

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Fresh Crusaders to topple the Waratahs in a do-or-die match

Saturday’s rematch of last year’s Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and the Waratahs promises to be the match of the round.

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MASCORD: Star Trek vs Star Wars, and how this all relates to Josh McGuire

It was the plan all along to change the subject as quickly as possible.

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

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Nathan Tinkler

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Ken Hinkley of Port Adelaide Power

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Paul McGregor

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Nathan Tinkler attends the 82nd National Yearling Sales at Karaka, Auckland. AAP Image/NZPA, Tim Hales

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David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) looks on during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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JR Smith lights it up

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Kane Cornes during the 2015 Port Adelaide team photo day

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Geelong's Joel Selwood

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A Nadal-Djokovic quarter final is a shame for tennis

The entire tennis world should feel let down that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are drawn to play in the quarter finals.

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Rosberg wins last-gasp Monaco Grand Prix

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.

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Mitchell Pearce’s final opportunity

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.

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The sweet and sour of the AFL drafts: Carlton Blues

Adelaide and Brisbane have been analysed, so now it is time to decompose Carlton’s draft work since 2001.

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99th Indianapolis 500 Preview, Live Blog

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

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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Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: 2015 IPL final live scores, blog

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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Formula One: 2015 Monaco F1 Grand Prix live coverage

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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[VIDEO] Port Adelaide vs Richmond Tigers highlights: AFL scores, blog

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.

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[VIDEO] Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs highlights: NRL live scores, blog

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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[VIDEO] Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs Highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT Melbourne 15.13 (103) def. Western Bulldogs 9.10 (64)

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[VIDEO] Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions, highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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).

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Melbourne Demons vs Western Bulldogs: AFL Women’s Exhibition Match live scores, blog

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).

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Rugby league vs rugby union clashes are gathering pace

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?

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The once mighty Blue Boys need a rebuild in management

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.

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[VIDEO] Stormers vs Rebels highlights: Super Rugby scores, blog

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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England’s top order will be their Ashes downfall

By Lachlan Ballingall, 24 May 2015 Video
England’s top order will be their Ashes downfall

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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Patrick Ryder of the Bombers hold off Drew Petrie of the Kangaroos

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose

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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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Paul Gallen tackles Queensland player Nate Myles

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Tom Rockliff of the Lions is pressured by the defence

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Rafael Nadal pumps his fist in win against Bernard Tomic

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Coenie Oosthuizen (R) of the Cheetahs tackles Brumbie George Smith. AFP PHOTO / Mark GRAHAM

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Chris Weidman lands a right on Demian Maia in Weidman's unanimous points victory at UFC on Fox 2 (Image: Supplied).

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