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Less than a month ago I suggested that while Port Adelaide were many rungs off the top teams on the ladder, they still had the potential to make the top four. But alas, two more weeks for two more losses, and the Power will be hoping for September football of any type at this stage.
Queensland expect respect because NSW gave them too much of it for too long. But those days appear to be over. It’s the Blues to win State of Origin III.
As I tap out the first few keystrokes of this piece, the rain is starting to fall on Rohan Dennis and the other 197 riders in the 102 edition of the Tour de France.
“Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.”
In the lead-up to the Ashes, there was one clear difference between the sides: Australia’s superior depth of pace options.
Bernard Tomic is hard to like, but I have some sympathy for him.
The death of Phil Walsh cast a shadow over the round, but not a pall.
Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday.
The Adelaide Crows have appointed Scott Camporeale as interim coach in the wake of the murder of Phil Walsh.
The 15th Pacific Games has kicked off in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It promises to be an exciting, action-packed two weeks of sport and certainly a mixture of traditional cultures.
Controversial code hopper Karmichael Hunt has denied there is a drug culture at AFL club Gold Coast Suns.
The family of AFL coach Phil Walsh say their hearts are broken and life will never be the same following his tragic death.
Ryan Harris has retired from all forms of cricket after failing to overcome lingering injuries that have ruled him out of Australia’s Ashes tour.
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Ryan Harris’ troublesome knees have finally felled the gutsy paceman forever. On the eve of the first Ashes Test, the 35-year-old has retired from all forms of cricket.
It didn’t take long to realise that last night’s Tour de France opener was going to be something special.
A doping-related scandal involving the tainted Astana team of champion Vincenzo Nibali has marred the start of the Tour de France in Utrecht.
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As we enter the second week at Wimbledon, let’s take a look back at what has shaped this year’s Championships and preview the second week of the tournament.
After two epic come-from-behind five-set wins in the gentlemen’s doubles at Wimbledon this year, something pretty special could be brewing for retiring 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, 34, and teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Wimbledon, it seems, has had enough of ‘The Fanatics’. They were noticeably told to “be quiet” and “sit down” by Wimbledon officials during Sam Groth and Roger Federer’s Centre Court showdown. Is this the beginning of the end, or a one-off?
The Tour de France got underway in sparkling fashion on Saturday as a new star on the professional cycling circuit came to the fore, with Rohan Dennis winning the 14km individual time trial around the streets of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
The dream is over for the Matildas, but what a great tournament they had. One thing of note was the fact they played their game against Japan on a synthetic pitch, in temperatures reaching 40 degrees.
The NHL’s annual frenzy of wheeling and dealing is done for another year, and, as always seems to be the case, there were plenty of storylines.
One of the great modern-day NHL careers has come to an end, with Stanley Cup champion Martin St. Louis – most recently of the New York Rangers and with the Tampa Bay Lightning before that – electing to hang up the skates.
The reports of the death of rugby have been greatly exaggerated. The most telling outcome of the Highlanders’ historic Super Rugby final win was that, despite apprehension and concern in a number of areas, nothing is wrong with the rules of rugby.
The knowledge that she wasn’t done yet, plus the lure of the Olympic dream, were all Nicole Beck needed to fight for her place in the Australian rugby sevens team.
The home of British motorsport will see its favourite son return to fight for the victory, in the ninth round of the 2015 Formula One world championship. Join The Roar from 9:30pm (AEST) for all the action from the British Grand Prix.
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Stage Result: Inclement weather shook the 2015 Tour de France to its core as pre-race favourites Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana lost over a minute to rivals Alberto Contador and Chris Froome.
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Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the British Grand Prix, edging out Nico Rosberg by one tenth of a second during their first run in Q3, with neither driver able to improve during their second runs.
MATCH RESULT: It was a hard battle for both sides until the final term, when Fremantle started quickly through captain Matthew Palvich, and never looked back, scoring 7 goals in 28 minutes of play and ultimately winning by 36 points.
MATCH RESULT: Manly started strong early with a try in the sixth minute going the way of Jorge Taufua after the ball was spread left for the massive winger.
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MATCH RESULT: St Kilda have cruised to a massive 110-point win over the Essendon Bombers, raising their own stocks while also casting fresh doubt on James Hird’s coaching career.
The fledgling third tier of rugby will return in Australia soon with National Rugby Championship kicking off its second season in about six weeks.
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