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Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander.

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One day soon, Bill, the penny will drop

One of these days, between 10am last Saturday morning and the release of Ewen McKenzie’s eventual book detailing his side of the story, ARU CEO Bill Pulver will realise all is not right at the pointy end of Australian rugby.

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Pitch invasion probe warranted or a marker of the FFA nanny state?

It’s sure to be scrapbooked as one of the most iconic images of any Sydney Derby – yet should the FFA unglove the iron fist, the Cove’s euphoric celebration of Alex Brosque’s winner could have fans making a different kind of noise.

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The Four Nations is England’s to lose

My first memory of an English footballer is David Hobbs’ elbow setting Greg Conescu’s tooth free from its gum at the SCG in 1984.

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Will Manning’s TD record ever be broken?

It’s arguably the most iconic of all the individual records in the National Football League and it’s found a permanent new home.

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Hushovd comments reflect deep-seated contradictions in cycling

I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team.

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Follow the money: Team name and roster changes for 2015

Well, this is nearly it. The 2014 pro cycling season has burned down to a few scattered embers, the Northern Hemisphere cyclocross season has started, and most of the pro road-peloton is off enjoying a few of life’s pleasures, guilt free.

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A 16-foot bronze statue was unveiled in England last week, saluting Arthur Wharton’s trail-blazing sporting career in the late 19th century.

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Kangaroos announce team to play New Zealand in Four Nations.

The Australian Kangaroos have announced their team for the opening game of the Four Nations against the New Zealand Kiwis.

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Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has knocked back the chance to be part of the new Wallabies coaching set-up for the upcoming end-of-year tour.

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2014 Cox Plate: Fawkner favourite after barrier draw

Cox Plate favourite Fawkner has been trimmed into $4 after drawing barrier four for Saturday’s weight-for-age championship at Moonee Valley.

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Successful Waratahs mentor Michael Cheika is set to be announced as the new Wallabies coach, with the NSW Rugby Union keen to ensure he masterminds their Super Rugby title defence before overseeing Australia’s World Cup campaign.

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Jarryd Hayne has touched down in Los Angeles to begin his NFL adventure, but the former rugby league star was coy about what clubs may be pursuing him.

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SPIRO: Anatomy of the ARU-Beale crisis 2: Michael Cheika next Wallabies coach

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation is the most dramatic departure from Australian rugby since the great Trevor Allan left the Wallabies captaincy to play rugby league in England in 1949.

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A-League attendance records will continue to tumble

The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds.

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The NRC wrap Round 9: Yes, rugby was played over the weekend

Hard to believe, after what transpired in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ narrow loss to New Zealand, but there was in fact a round of the National Rugby Championship played over the weekend.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australian Wallabies Rugby Union coach Ewen McKenzie. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Australia vs West Indies - SCG (Image: Paul Barkley/LookPro) (2)

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

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Alex Doolan plays a shot for Australia A against England

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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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Kurtley Beale is tackled during the opening game of the Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Australian Kangaroos rugby league coach Tim Sheens. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Dayne Beams

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Sydney FC vs Adelaide United: FFA Cup live scores, blog

A-League heavyweights Sydney FC and Adelaide United put it all on the line tonight as they battle for the second spot in the semi-finals of the inaugural FFA Cup. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage.

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Can Cheika avoid suffering the betrayals of McKenzie and Deans?

What is really going to change if Michael Cheika gets the job? We’ve seen two good rugby men, superb coaches with bulletproof credentials, betrayed. And betrayed is not too strong a word.

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2014 Melbourne Cup: Caulfield Cup beaten brigade set for Cup glory

It has been six long years now since a runner in the Caulfield Cup has won the Melbourne Cup.

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Cycling is a sport where the highs of a stage win one day can come crashing down in a pile of twisted bodies and machinery the next – as highlighted by Specialized Securitor at the last women’s National Road Series (NRS) event in Ballarat over the weekend.

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The NFL gets tricky in Week 7

By Cameron Mee, Today
The NFL gets tricky in Week 7

Week seven of the NFL was one of the most thrilling weeks of NFL I can remember.

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Our next Great White Hope: If Cheika fails, then what?

The Wallabies are slowly turning into the English national football team. There seems to be a ghost hanging around these sides, haunting the hotel rooms of the players and the media following them.

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Why Australian rugby is in a good place

I’m sure a number of Roarers have read the book or watched the documentary called The Secret. For those that haven’t, the gist of it is that an individual’s thoughts and beliefs create, or at least influence, reality.

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Golden Wallaby performance again eclipsed by the darkness

Wallaby Tests are like the weather: you wait long enough, and every type comes along.

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Maxwell could be Australia’s game-changer for the WC 2015

Glenn James Maxwell might be relatively new to the ODI side with just 32 games under his belt, and his modest average of 32.80 might not be too intimidating at first sight.

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All roads lead to an All Black World Cup in 2015

The All Blacks mounded yet another classical last-minute win last night, this time over old foes the Wallabies, to increase the heartache for Australian rugby union fans.

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The Group 1 Caulfield Cup was run and won on the weekend. Here is the runner-by-runner analysis of the 2400-metre, $3,000,000 race.

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The Sahara Force India Formula One team has announced that Nico Hulkenberg will be retained for the upcoming 2015 Formula One season.

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A blueprint for Wallaby reformation

By Tony Harcourt, Today
A blueprint for Wallaby reformation

Given the debacle that has been the Wallabies over the last few weeks, I thought it was time that we had a look at what has to happen for them to progress as a sporting team and an organisation.

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Why the Wallabies should turn White

I am a diehard Waratahs fan. It therefore goes without saying that I am a huge believer in Michael Cheika and his abilities as a coach, a communicator and a winner.

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The Patriots managed to make the AFC Championship last season with a plethora of key injuries. The two biggest injuries were those to Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork.

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Impending Cheika appointment is a step in the right direction

The rumoured and seemingly inevitable announcement that successful Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is set to be appointed as the next coach of the Wallabies is a step in the right direction.

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Wallabies player Nick Phipps

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Stephen O'Keefe exclaims after taking a wicket.

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Southampton Football Club

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Jarryd Hayne attacks during the round 18 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Grant Trouville

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LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant talks to the media

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Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies puts a kick downfield. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie

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