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Foran overdosed on prescription medication, was rushed to hospital

The unfortunate extent of Kieran Foran’s issues have been revealed, with the Parramatta Eels captain reportedly taken to hospital after overdosing on prescription medicine earlier this week.

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Five actual talking points for Super Rugby Round 10

Yep, no more off-field soap-operas this week. That’s not to say the #BoldandtheBrumbies saga is resolved; oh, Lordy, no.

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: Friday Night Forecast

Big four? Who are they? Two of the League’s most exciting teams do battle under the dome tonight, with North Melbourne’s unbeatean streak on the line.

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Bennett proves rugby league is not ready to join the international family of real sports

Here’s how a proper world federation reacts when a club coach stops an athlete competing in sanctioned international competition.

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The Wanderers have played their grand final, it’s Adelaide’s to lose

The energy-sapping, emotional rollercoaster of Western Sydney’s 5-4 win over Brisbane Roar last weekend was great theatre, one of the truly great games in Australian football history.

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How to fix the Olympics

If there’s one phrase guaranteed to get any sports fan excited, it’s “Ian Baker-Finch thinks”. When the grand old man of Australian golfing failure speaks, the world listens.

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Wests Tigers back in business with bite

Last round, when television cameras caught Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor during the 60-6 shellacking by the Raiders, he looked a shattered man.

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Is Daniil Kvyat safe from Helmut Marko?

Truly we are the lucky generation, because less than seven months after it last hosted a round Sochi is back for edition three of the Russian Grand Prix.

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Bong-smoking footballer picked up in NFL draft

Just minutes before the NFL draft, social media went into meltdown when a video of NFL prospect Laremy Tunsil smoking a bong was posted to his Twitter account.

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Warriors drop six players as season lurches to further crisis

The New Zealand Warriors’ season from hell has hit a new low, with coach Andrew McFadden standing down six players “for failing to meet team standards” following the team’s 42-0 thrashing in Melbourne on Anzac Day.

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New Super Rugby teams need time: SANZAAR

Super Rugby’s three expansion sides have performed as well as expected this season as they struggle to adapt to regular travel requirements and the higher intensity of games, according to southern hemisphere rugby’s boss Andy Marinos.

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Wanderers feeling fresh for A-League grand final

Western Sydney have already recovered from their gruelling A-League semi-final and are ready to face a full-throttle Adelaide United in the season-decider, according to defender Scott Jamieson.

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Simon Yates tests positive, team say it’s their fault

Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Simon Yates has tested positive for banned substance Terbutaline, however the team are taking full responsibility, calling the incident “an administrative error”.

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Injury-hit Wests Tigers have bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Canberra in emphatic style with a 30-22 NRL defeat of South Sydney, snapping a six-game losing streak.

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Preview of AFL Round 6 matches (all times AEST):

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Eels star Kieran Foran granted indefinite leave from football

Parramatta star recruit and club captain Kieran Foran has been given an indefinite leave of absence from the club over personal issues.

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Adam Coleman Western Force Queensland Reds

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Valentine Holmes of the Sharks

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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The Sunwolves' captain Shota Horie

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Barry Hall hits the pads in boxing warm-up

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Ben Te'o in action during the NRL Round 26, Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles. AAP Image/Action Photographics/Charles Knight

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Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks

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Broncos player Ben Hunt

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: AFL live scores, blog

In the top-of-the-table clash, the North Melbourne Kangaroos take on the Western Bulldogs at Ethiad Stadium. Join The Roar for all the Friday night football action from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

It’s fifth up against sixth when the Parramatta Eels and Canterbury Bulldogs do battle at ANZ Stadium. Join The Roar from 7:50pm (AEST) to follow all of the action.

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Chiefs vs Sharks highlights: Chiefs hold off determined Sharks

The first Super Rugby game of Round 10 will be headed by championship front runners the Chiefs, who play host to the Sharks at Yarrow Stadium. Catch all the highlights and action from 5:35pm (AEST) on The Roar

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Who cares about flags, the Hawks need to win contested possessions

As a proud supporter of Hawthorn since the mid-1970s, I’m seeking answers over a growing concern.

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Roar and Against: The grand final is the best way to decide the A-League champion

This week’s Roar and Against debate is about the best way to decide the A-League title and whether a grand final is the fairest way in the context of an Australian league.

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Friday Funnies: Bloopers aplenty in Olympics countdown

It’s been all about the countdown this week as we notched up 100 days to the Olympics on Wednesday.

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Alastair Clarkson’s contract sacrifice

Legacy loses its meaning if there is no practical example attached to it. Last weekend’s Anzac round was another example of the AFL using its unrivalled reach to promote a certified public value, and to good effect.

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Jimmy’s best AFL bets: Round 6

By James McLure, Today
Jimmy’s best AFL bets: Round 6

It’s Round 6 already? North Melbourne are sitting on first, Jarrad Waite is a dominant forward in the AFL, and Fremantle are dead last. How are we supposed to tip anything at this point?

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God is a quarterback

By Alex Moore, Today
God is a quarterback

It’s a position on the field that conjures contrasting images of glorious triumph and abject failure. For every Tom Brady, Joe Montana, John Elway, or Dan Marino (yes, in that order), there is a Vince Young, Ryan Leaf or Tim Couch.

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The Rio Olympics: Boon or bust?

By Monty String, Today
The Rio Olympics: Boon or bust?

When Rio was awarded the 2016 games nine years back, Brazilians thought it would bring all kinds of good things to the country, especially to Rio.

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Tigers teach Bunnies a lesson in desperation

Last night’s clash at ANZ Stadium was arguably one of the most desperate matches of the 2016 season so far.

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Promotion and relegation in Australia? Dream the impossible dream

Ok, so I know that I’m not going to win any fans for this, and that we’re all fed up of expansion and talk about promotion and relegation!

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Travis Cloke is Fremantle’s answer

By Michelle Vogel, Today Video
Travis Cloke is Fremantle’s answer

In 2012, Travis Cloke re-signed with Collingwood. A lucrative five-year deal worth $800,000 a year, the contract came with strict performance-based clauses for the final year.

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Leicester 2.0. How will the Foxes 2015-16 epitaph read?

You should know the story by now, and the screenplay is almost finalised. But how are we going to wrap up this movie?

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The UFC have handled the Conor McGregor saga perfectly

The UFC has done a brilliant job handling the Conor McGregor situation. Dana White has said that Conor will be headlining either the UFC 201, 202 or 203 cards and is not going to feature on the UFC 205 card in New York.

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Rent-a-rugger: Is a domestic loan system a solution to Australian rugby woes?

Should the ARU enforce a loan system between Australian teams?

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Boyd Killingworth

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Chautauqua - horse racing

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Jacob Saifiti, left, and Tyler Randell of the Newcastle Knights tackle Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors

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Souths Celebrate : NRL Rugby League - Roind 25, South Sydney Rabbitohs V Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium friday the 30th of August 2013. Digital Image by Grant Trouville ©

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Christian Petracca and Angus Brayshaw

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James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers

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Alex Rance of the Tigers

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Blake Green of the Storm

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