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The new Benji is better than the old Benji

Even after belting the Roosters around the inside of an esky on Saturday, this Dragons winning streak is still only causing a mild commotion in league circles rather than the wild premiership countdown with tequila shots that it deserves.

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Curtly Ambrose’s method is well worth copying

Somewhere in my attic, among the bags of old clothes and Christmas decorations, is a box of video cassettes.

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Casualties on both sides leading up to Anzac Test

Champion Kangaroo fullback Billy Slater has ruled himself out of Friday night’s rugby league Test against the Kiwis at Suncorp.

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GWS are making Giant strides

While fellow AFL expansion team Gold Coast have slid into the abyss, Greater Western Sydney have got themselves into very good shape.

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Cheap Seats 72: So. Many. Questions.

Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are trying to avoid legal action in Episode 72 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

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Are Essendon the real deal? The stats say yes!

Before we get into the latest run of the projections, a quick word on some trends we’re seeing in the AFL’s reams and reams of data produced to the end of Round 4 of the 2015 season.

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Richmond’s failings unmasked: An in-depth essay

In 2010, Richmond was an early season laughing stock and the so-called “worst team since Fitzroy”. They ended up finishing 15th in Damien Hardwick’s first season in charge.

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Tim Tebow continues to confound and confuse

It was a week or so before the NFL draft, and guess who was the most talked about quarterback?

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So who’s the NRL premiership favourite now?

There’s nothing quite like nominating the NRL premiership favourite in April.

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The Super Rugby run home: Who can and who can’t

Super Rugby is well and truly on the homeward stretch, and this column was always coming. It’s time to plot the run home for teams, and in some cases, it’s time for the red pen to come out, too.

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Toothless Tigers are already looking at a September holiday

Looking at Richmond’s draw at the start of the season, a safe bet would have been to predict an unbeaten beginning in the first month of the season.

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Edwards ready for career-defining move

For the last 18 months, Ryan Edward’s life has been stuck in fast forward. A loan return to the A-League with Perth set the tone for a whirlwind period that exposed him to the beast behind football’s beauty.

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Johnston’s Kangaroo selection the launching pad to greatness

Alex Johnston is the closest winger I’ve seen to the greatest of them all – Ken Irvine.

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MUNCEY: How trainers and owners decide to run their young horses as two-year-olds

Mossfun’s retirement has prompted some Golden Slipper hoodoo talk and I’ve been asked to explore how two-year olds are handled by trainers and owners in Australia.

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The AFL’s top four emerged in two games this Anzac weekend

It was a long day on Anzac Day. Some attended the dawn services, some watched the marches, and then some headed to the local for a game or two of two-up.

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Just what level of respect should a referee expect?

This past week I witnessed two very different examples of on-field behaviour towards match officials – and the consequences of both were poles apart.

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Brett Ratten and Coach Alastair Clarkson

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Greg Inglis and Trent Merrin face off. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee Mckay

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Waratahs players celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final

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Shane Warne has a quiet world with Marlon Samuels, telling him how much he admires the batsman. (Image via Fox Sports)

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Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans

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Richie Porte

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Kentucky Derby

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Dane Swan and Dale Thomas embrace

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Digby Ioane of the Australian Wallabies. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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A history of violence: The legend of Jonathan Brown

There’s not much room for folklore in 2015. Thanks to social media and the interwebs, virtually everything we hear about we’re able to see with our own eyes. In sport something that feels unreal or mythical becomes jaded pretty quickly after it’s vined and retweeted 200,000 times. However, some athletes do things so incredible, so […]

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The Run Home: Australian Conference

The Australian conference is once again dominated by two sides, the Brumbies and the Waratahs, while the Rebels have shown improvement and the Force have taken a huge step backwards.

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The amazing zero to hero story of AFC Bournemouth

Early Tuesday morning AFC Bournemouth became the 47th team to officially gain Premier League status.

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Cleveland dismantle Boston but get no Love

By Nathan Farebrother, Today Video
Cleveland dismantle Boston but get no Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to be without Kevin Love for at least two weeks after he dislocated his shoulder in a loose-ball scrap with Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk.

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Strip Jon Jones of his title and send him to rehab

Jon Jones is the greatest light heavyweight of all time. At only 27 years old some would argue, myself included, that he is the greatest mixed martial artist to ever compete.

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Joe Root is the key to England’s long-term success

Joe Root, the young man from Yorkshire, is slowly but surely looking the real deal for England in all three formats of cricket.

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Eden Hazard has won the English Premier League player of the year and he is still continuing to grow as a threatening presence with Chelsea.

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Playacting in rugby league has to get the flick

By Lachlan Jeffery, 28 Apr 2015 Video
Playacting in rugby league has to get the flick

Similar to Peter Griffin’s one-time segment on Family Guy‘s news bulletin, in this article I will go through some things that I see in the NRL that really piss me off. And today it is players lying down to get penalties.

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It’s time to go, Kurt Gidley

By maximus182, 28 Apr 2015 Video
It’s time to go, Kurt Gidley

Kurt Gidley had a complete shocker in the Knights’ loss to the Cowboys on Saturday.

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: One Filipino’s perspective

To the world, the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is the culmination of many years of frustration and false hope. It is a showcase of boxing’s pinnacle and is set to be the biggest fight in history.

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Memo to the FFA: You’ve got a big off-season ahead of you

For me Season 10 of the A-League has been fascinating. The quality of the football has been great, and the entire league (in the majority) just seems to keep improving year on year, which is fantastic.

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In my first article about the NRL draw, I looked at why conferences were a bad idea. Now I shift my attention to the State of Origin, which commentators often say can make or break a side’s push for finals.

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Pies get away with Crisp deal

By Leigh Eustace, 28 Apr 2015 Video
Pies get away with Crisp deal

The early indications have the Pies as the big winners out of the Dayne Beams deal.

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Fight preview and prediction

Floyd Mayweather meets Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday (EST time) in the ‘Fight of the Century’, with the mantle of the best fighter on the planet up for grabs.

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The Run Home: South African Conference

By KiwiDave, 28 Apr 2015 Video
The Run Home: South African Conference

The South African conference has been dominated by three teams this season but it has not been the usual Bulls, Stormers and Sharks.

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AFL Team of the Round: Round 4

By Katfish, 28 Apr 2015 Video
AFL Team of the Round: Round 4

Another weekend of great footy has come and gone, so who makes our Team of the Round?

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Fremantle Dockers Sydney Swans

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Kevin Muscat and Mark Milligan holding up Melbourne Victory Premier's Plate

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Broncos celebrate a try

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New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams celebrates

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Rebels’ Scott Higginbotham

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Lachie Henderson of the Blues kicks a goal

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UFC 151: Cancelled due to Jon Jones

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