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India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans

As a sports broadcaster, very few things can surpass commentating cricket in India.

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NRL’s concussion challenge a product of the game’s twilight zone

After the NRL finally introduced strict concussion protocols in 2012 the competition went through a period during which it had to really push some clubs into getting with the program.

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It’s not always home advantage, is it Virat?

Malcolm Conn, post Ashes 2013 and prior to England landing in Australia for the second chapter of the back-to-back Anglo-Aussies series, made a comment on a home side’s propensity to doctor pitches.

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2017 AFL preview series: Carlton Blues

Carlton has spent ten of the last 15 seasons in the bottom six spots on the ladder, with the only respite being offered during the Brett Ratten years.

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New high contact edict still just a guide?

There was a little bit of discussion around World Rugby’s new ‘zero tolerance’ stance on contact higher than the shoulders in the weeks heading into Round 1 of Super Rugby, with opinions equally nervous and worried on what they might happen when first used with competition points on the line.

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James McManus and the importance of player safety

It’s fair to say that the Newcastle Knights have had an interrupted off-season away from the footy field.

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Melbourne Victory need to capitalise on the present

The race for the Premiers Plate is likely over for the Melbourne Victory, with Sydney easing past Melbourne City last Friday.

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A disappointment and a wonder: The strange world of Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio has a habit of making you believe in everything and nothing, often in the same game, often in the same minute.

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Allan Border owes Matt Renshaw an apology

You couldn’t meet three better blokes than Allan Border, Geoff Lawson and Gavin Robertson.

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Hamilton’s data ban: Is Lewis onto something?

Formula One is no stranger to Lewis Hamilton’s outspokenness on the state of the sport.

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India will rebound ferociously on flat pitches

In trying to undo Australia by serving up a rank turning pitch, the Indians only made it easier for the tourists. It is on a fairer, flatter surface that Australia would be more vulnerable, as we saw in Sri Lanka last year.

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Five fearless predictions for the 2017 NRL season

The footy is back! After what felt like a longer than usual off-season, the NRL returns this Thursday night, with the defending premiers, the Cronulla Sharks, taking on the Brisbane Broncos.

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It’s time to ditch the A-League’s top six finals series

It doesn’t say much for the A-League’s finals series when a team can potentially qualify despite having lost more games than they’ve won.

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The Wrap: Super Rugby start lacks fizz, JOC no whiz

There’s no sugar-coating it, this is going to be a long Super Rugby season. Problems with the confusing and illogical competition structure fed immediately into matches that, Dunedin and Cape Town excepted, lacked crowd engagement, colour and intensity.

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Foran has eyes firmly set on Warriors’ season after Broncos rumours

Kieran Foran’s advisor has denied reports that the Warriors playmaker has made enquiries about a move to Brisbane for the 2018 NRL season.

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Motorsport’s Iron Maiden has her sights set on long run in the Supercars

Motorsport’s Iron Maiden isn’t promising it will happen overnight. But it will happen.

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Robbie Farah on the scoreboard

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

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Carlton's Patrick Cripps

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Michael Hurley in action foe Essendon

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan launches the new Women's AFL league competition, at a launch in Melbourne, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. The Women's AFL commences this Friday. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Steve Smith scores his second Ashes hundred

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2017 AFL Ladder prediction: A Sydney premiership?

In coming up with my AFL ladder prediction for 2017, I took into account three things.

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What to look out for in AFL season 2017

By Athos Sirianos, Today
What to look out for in AFL season 2017

The AFL blogging spreadsheets have been distributed which can only mean one thing, footy is back!

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Ryan Eckford’s 2017 NRL season preview

The 2017 National Rugby League (NRL) season is just upon us now, and in a tight competition like this one, there are a myriad of storylines that will be followed with great interest.

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Leicester City 3 – Integrity 0

By Garry White, Today
Leicester City 3 – Integrity 0

Where did that come from? Leicester City played a blinder this morning and left a listless Liverpool vanquished by a 3-1 margin.

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England rucked off and five other thoughts from the weekend

It’s not a bad thing when a weekend of rugby begins on a Thursday evening and is still going strong on Monday morning – a bit like a couple of faded rugby stars on the disco dandruff… here’s six observations from the weekend’s action.

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2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

By Josh Allerton, Today
2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

The NRL season is just a couple of sleeps away. After I ran through those who would miss the eight, here are the sides that will make it to the pointy end of the season.

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AFLW and an action-packed footy pre-season

The coming of AFL Womens has transformed the pre-season period. We’re now in footy season from the beginning of February.

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DRS: An Indian disaster in Pune

By John Erichsen, Today
DRS: An Indian disaster in Pune

With the dust now settled from the incredible drama in Pune, much has been made of the performance of both sides.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the A-League All-Stars

Mid-season is traditionally the time when the big American sports slip into all-star mode and the razzle and dazzle meter is ramped up to maximum.

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Peerless in Pune: Smith’s best knock yet

Steven Smith has 26 international 100s, an average over 60 and he’s already well on his way to becoming one of Australia’s all-time great cricketers. At 27 we have many more years of Smith to behold, but in the first Test against India he was as good as he has ever been.

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NRL team announcements should have nothing to do with gambling

The NRL’s recent decision to change the requirements in terms of when clubs announce their intended squads for upcoming matches has me a little baffled.

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Finals aren’t the issue, how we treat the premiership is

Yesterday, Roar Expert Mike Tuckerman, wrote that “It’s time to ditch the A-League’s top six finals series.”

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Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 4

In the week leading up to the first NRL game of the season, I bring you the final instalment of your club’s transfer performance rating.

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If India want a dustbowl, they must learn how to bat on it

Former Indian Test spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed that he worked hard “to earn every single wicket” of his 103-test career, and on a dustbowl pitch, “you just need to bowl fast” and “bowl in the same spot”.

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Where does Winx’s winning streak currently rank?

In a surprise to absolutely no one over the weekend, Winx pushed home by two lengths to win her 15th consecutive race at the Chipping Norton Stakes.

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So the 2015 premiers had the standard season for a premiership-defending side.

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Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, at the Australian Open.

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Leicester City English Premier League trophy 2016

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Matt Renshaw celebrates century SCG

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David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) looks on during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger

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Tyson Frizell St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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