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A new, dedicated NRL channel and simulcasting of every single NRL game live are the two key components to the newly-announced rights deal for the code.
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Connecting the A-League to events in Paris is the biggest example of a crazed imagination in Australia since Bouncer’s dream sequence in Neighbours.
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Somewhere in the depths of Steve Waugh’s 720-page magnum opus, Out of My Comfort Zone, published a decade ago, lies a passage on the impact of one-day cricket on the Test format:
Guess? Hope for the best? It might be the case that the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what is or isn’t the best thing to do.
Football in Australia over the last week has emanated a depressing tale, so where better to draw happiness from than the home of jogo bonito, Brazil.
There is a rugby league revolution going on in North America right now – and it has nothing to do with Jarryd Hayne.
After a quick glance at heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s Wikipedia page, you will find a record that trumps boxing legends like George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and even Muhammad Ali.
We are in a brave new world. So long restricted to a choice between the raspberry of the red ball or the vanilla of the white, cricket from now on will offer a third delicious flavour: the Monte Carlo of the pink ball.
There’s a line in Catch Me If You Can where Christopher Walken tells Leonardo DiCaprio that the reason the Yankees always win is because nobody can keep their eyes off those damn pinstripes.
If I were insane, I could’ve stayed awake until 5am and watched the entirety of the WEC finale online for €5 (or approximately A$1,000 at current exchange rates), a small cost to pay to see Mark Webber crowned champion in Porsche.
Any golf fan browsing through the 156-strong Australian Open field at the Australian Golf Club wouldn’t have glanced at Lincoln Tighe, Chun-An Yu, or Todd Sinnott.
The inaugural and historic day-night Test with pink balls starting today at the Adelaide Oval has monopolised all cricket discussions. Less discussed is another major news item.
Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin has further cemented his reputation as the world’s best spinner, knocking over South Africa’s Paul Harmer with a stunning carrom ball.
Henry Speight has been selected to make his sevens debut in Dubai, included in Australian coach’s Scott Bowen’s 12-man squad for the opening round of the 2015-16 season.
Cricket legend Justin Langer has called for a radical end to draws in Test matches, saying a points system like that used in boxing could be put in place to decide a winner.
From embarrassing amateur football moments to unbelievable cricket catches, the past seven days of sport have delivered some bizarre and hilarious moments.
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The Perth Wildcats, who are 8-4 and second on the NBL ladder, host the New Zealand Breakers, who are 7-4 and third. This should be a classic, so join The Roar for live updates and scores from 9:15pm (AEST).
The Cairns Taipans take on the Adelaide 36ers at the Cairns Convention Centre. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live scores.
The Adelaide Oval will be the scene of the first ever pink ball day-night Test, played between Australia and New Zealand, the third match of a series Australia leads 1-0. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:00pm (AEDT).
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Melbourne City welcome Perth Glory to AAMI Park as two struggling A-League sides look for a morale-boosting victory. Join us on The Roar from 7.40pm (AEDT) for the live scores and commentary.
Starting Friday, the first ever day-night Test match will be held at the Adelaide Oval, a venue which has a loyal patronage, attracting a cross section of the community from all over the state.
Cricket is a sport steeped in tradition. It still uses 19th century terms for breaks in play, and gentlemen watching the sport still dress up in suit and tie, especially at Lord’s, the home of cricket.
This is an overview of the recently completed 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, with some analysis of the way things panned out and the possibilities for the future as we countdown to 2019.
My Sydney Thunder membership pack arrived recently, a nice reminder that the Big Bash League is about to start. While last season was a watershed season for the franchise, in that they didn’t run last, there’s still a sense that the BBL is a circus, just a bit of light entertainment.
The 1984-85 Frank Worrell Trophy loss was significant for Australia. Kim Hughes’ tearful resignation from the captaincy after the Brisbane loss became cricketing folklore.
With just over a third of the season gone, a catch-up of the Football League is long overdue after the previous weekly segment disappeared.
I read some comments on Super League the other day that suggested the competition ought to be more aggressive in how it portrays itself and how it sells itself.
Match Result: Its was a fairly dull affair as both Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix failed to produce any meaningful penetration into the opposing box.
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The once unbeatable Melbourne United will be out to get their season back on track as well as for revenge when they travel north and take on the giant-killing Townsville Crocodiles at the Townsville Entertainment Centre. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 7:30pm (AEDT).
With only three rounds completed so far of the Sheffied Shield 2014/15, it may be premature to be calling a winner, however, a look over the form and pedigree of the batting line ups of each team gives a strong indication that in the batting stocks, the Vics are the strongest unit in this year’s […]
While Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry looks forward to more record-breaking exploits on the horizon, the sun is setting rapidly on Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant.
The A-League has been in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons.
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