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Bat first, make 300 and the Cricket World Cup is yours

For just the second time, two host nations of the Cricket World Cup will play off for the big prize.

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Unbeaten Black Caps stand between Clarke and glory in his last ODI

Michael Clarke hijacked the World Cup final yesterday by announcing his retirement from the 50-over game, effective as of tonight.

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Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final

BREAKING: Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from One Day International cricket after Sunday’s Cricket World Cup final.

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Cricket World Cup final is history in the making (like every other match)

And so it comes down to this. Australia versus New Zealand. Big brother versus little brother. Deserts versus mountains. Emus versus kiwis.

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Australia’s youngsters propel them to World Cup final

Australia’s recent glories in Test cricket have been the work of a core group of veterans.

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Bernard Foley has booted the NSW Waratahs back into Super Rugby’s top six on a night of comedy and melodrama at Allianz Stadium.

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The end of Michael Clarke’s ODI career is nigh, but the same can’t be said of his Test playing days.

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Sleeping Waratahs awake looking ominous

The Waratahs face the Blues at Allianz Stadium looking to build on their bruising 28-13 defeat of the Brumbies in the Round 6 local derby.

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Australia must attack Vettori in World Cup final

Australia have successfully targeted opposition spinners repeatedly during this World Cup.

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The Sheffield Shield final format has passed its use-by date

Since the final was introduced into the Sheffield Shield competition in 1982-83, there have only been a handful of close finishes.

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Size of the fight in the dog: Beware the Black Caps

New Zealand is slightly bigger than Victoria with a national population smaller than Sydney, yet they stand tall on the international sporting scene.

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MUNCE: If they ban the whip, I’m telling you our horses will suffer

I watched the ABC’s Catalyst programme, which looked at how whips affect racehorses, on Tuesday night.

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Bird’s cheap shots should cost him his Origin jumper

I have been a Greg Bird fan for much of his career, but no more. He has lost me as an admirer, most probably forever.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India World Cup semi-final

With New Zealand already in the final, Australia and India faced off at the SCG in the second semi-final to see who would join them. (Spoiler: it’s Australia). Here are the ratings for that match.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 7

Another decent round of tipping last week, with Biltongbek taking out Round 6 and establishing quite the handy lead.

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Don’t look at the numbers, look at Mitch on centre stage

For a man recently accustomed to dominating matches, Mitchell Johnson’s World Cup has cast him in a support role. He’s played without the aura that made him so feared.

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Germany press for a goal against the Socceroos in Kaiserslautern

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Australia's Steven Smith raises his bat after scoring a century

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Jockey James Doyle on Hartnell.

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

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Carlos Sainz of Spain and Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Juan Uribe bats as Arizona Diamondbacks' catcher Miguel Montero (R) looks on

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Ryan Hargrave of the Bulldogs tackles Taylor Walker of the Crows during the AFL Round 02 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs at AAMI Stadium, Adelaide. (Photo: James Elsby/AFL Media)

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Australia's Mitchell Starc bowls during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Australia and England at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO /

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Knights player Jarrod Mullen during the NRL Auckland Nines. (AAP Image/SNPA, Teaukura Moetaua)

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Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders: NRL live scores, blog

Blake Ferguson will play against his former club for the first time as the Sydney Roosters take on their former premiership winning coach Ricky Stuart’s side, the Canberra Raiders. Join The Roar from 1.50pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage.

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New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

The New Zealand Warriors will be looking to go two from two at home this afternoon as they take on the Brisbane Broncos at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. Join The Roar from 11.45am (AEDT) for live coverage.

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New Zealand vs Australia: Cricket World Cup Final live scores, blog

Greatness lies at the feet of both New Zealand and Australia as they meet in the 2015 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:30pm (AEDT).

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Bulls vs Crusaders: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Good morning, I hope you are ready for this early morning Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and the Crusaders from Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, it is sure to be a belter! Join The Roar for live scores and coverage with kick off at 4.10am (AEDT).

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A complete breakdown of the Cricket World Cup final

Australia and New Zealand are the two best ODI teams in the world and fittingly they’ll square off in the final of the Cricket World Cup.

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The NRL in 2015 is just a waste of time

During the first half of the Souths versus Parramatta game on Friday night there were a couple of periods where I noticed the players standing around not doing much. I started scribbling notes on the back of an envelope about breaks in play and how long they lasted. I started when Chris Grevsmuhl knocked on […]

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Why we Aussies should back the Black Caps

Cricket’s World Cup is a strange beast. It goes for too long. The format is wrong. There are too few elite teams, but too many games. It is a tournament designed with TV in mind, with organisers unwilling to schedule more than two matches on the one day.

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The Warriors are building a cricket dynasty in Western Australia

Something is happening on the Western front of state cricket. While rain and stoic innings by David Hussey and Matthew Wade denied them Sheffield Shield glory this year, Western Australia are shaping as a dominant force for the next decade.

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2015 AFL season preview: Port Adelaide Power

Port Adelaide’s exponential improvement continued in 2014, with the club coming agonisingly close to a spot in the grand final.

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Thunder’s Kevin Durant to miss remainder of NBA season

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without their reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to bone graft surgery on his injured foot.

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Where the World Cup final will be won and lost

Who is going to bowl an underarm delivery for the penultimate ball? Who will put a squash ball in their glove and score a century? Who will win the World Cup final? The answer to these questions and more in this breakdown of Australia and New Zealand.

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Past the Post: Weekend racing wrap

Hartnell stamped himself as the best stayer Down Under with a dominant win in the feature race this weekend, the Group l BMW (2400m).

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Steve Nash and the ringless club of NBA greats

With Steve Nash’s departure from the National Basketball Association, it’s sad to see another NBA great added to the list of legends walking away from the league without winning a championship.

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Oh, what a night to be a Hull KR fan

Friday was a great night to be a Hull Kingston Rovers fan and believe me it has not been often that I have wanted to write those words in the last few years. But it certainly was a case of the feel good Fridays as we sent St Helens spinning to their first defeat of […]

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[VIDEO] Sharks vs Western Force highlights: 2015 Super Rugby scores, blog

The Sharks host the Western Force in Round 6 of Super Rugby, with the Force needing a result to get their result back on track.

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[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory will be desperate to end their nine game winless streak when they host Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:30pm (AEDT).

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The Sea Eagles' Daly-Cherry Evans and Kieran Foran

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Brisbane Roar players celebrate a goal against Melbourne Heart

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Sharks' Paul Gallen

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Schalk Burger of the Stormers

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Jamie Soward

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Chiefs' Sonny Bill Williams (C) is tackled as teammates Alex Bradley (R) and Lelia Masaga (L) look at him

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Pacquiao vs Marquez

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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