From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year.
In the last week Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has been reduced to the status of a lame duck.
What has happened to me? I used to be as committed to the Commonwealth Games as Brian Taylor is to his moustache, as Robbie Farah is to his own self-esteem.
I haven’t had time this week to prepare any of my regular video analysis in advance of the 2014 Super Rugby final which I was looking forward to as there’s plenty to analyse.
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V8 Supercars has an identity crisis. As it looks to the future and the possibility of a move away from the V8 engine platform to stay relevant to a changing automotive industry, its branding will come under the spotlight.
Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games.
Perth Spirit have named an extended squad for the inaugural NRC, with 40 names being listed ahead of their first match to be played on 23rd August against the Canberra Vikings in the nation’s capital.
Austrian captain Marc Janko has been named as Sydney FC’s international marquee signing and Alessandro del Piero’s replacement for this A-League season.
Greater Western Sydney boss David Matthews has rubbished rumours he’s interested in having NRL discard Todd Carney join the AFL club.
Great crowds, atmosphere, play, goals and coverage, mixed with send-offs, penalties and interest aplenty. As far as opening nights go, the FFA Cup’s introduction to Australia could hardly have gone better.
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No matter what Richmond’s Ty Vickery achieves throughout the remainder of his career, he will always be remembered for the sickening hit he inflicted on retiring West Coast favourite Dean Cox last Friday night.
The Sydney Morning Herald published an important story for the Australian rugby community, reporting Nick Farr-Jones’ call for “drastic changes” to the GPS rugby competition.
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For the fifth consecutive year we had a new face atop the podium in Paris – and this time, Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali was flanked by that recent rarity in pro cycling: two Frenchmen at contrasting poles of their careers.
It’s a cliché that flows liberally from the lips and typewriters of sporting pundits – “Better to retire a year too early than a year too late.” It’s also a theory that’s much easier to espouse than to action.
By profession, I am a rugby league man, but I’ve bought a ticket to the Super Rugby grand final this weekend. I have done so for one – no, make that two – reasons.
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Roarers, it’s time to put your name on some end-of-season predictions.
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The Fremantle Dockers will be looking to maintain its push for a top two spot when they take on Carlton Blues tonight at Patersons Stadium. Join The Roar for a live blog, commentary and scores from 8:10pm (AEST).
It’s 3:00am and I’m walking along Copacabana beach. It’s the sort of night that belittles winter as we know it. It’s lukewarm and gentle, and there’s a shorts-and-thongs type breeze flowing across the bay.
It can be a tough business being a Waratahs fan living in Canberra. For years I have been told all about the superior ‘culture’ of the Brumbies and the supposedly egregious way in which Sydney media overlooks the team from the ACT.
The regular Super Rugby season is over. This is some of what happened, in no apparent order.
Richmond’s Tyrone Vickery was handed a four-week holiday by the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night for his clubbing blow to West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox, and that was not enough.
Imagine for a second that this article did not have a headline and the premise of this story had not been blatantly given away with the opening five words.
While Carlton scored a fantastic win last week against the Jekyll and Hyde Kangaroos, 2014 will go down as a season where reality struck the Blues.
It’s supposed to be one of the most important means of equalisation. Just like communism, it seems like it should work in theory, but when you try and apply it to the real world it never seems to work properly.
The driver line-ups in 2014′s Formula One season greatly differ from those we saw in 2013. Some of the moves have been outstandingly successful, while others could be considered a step backwards.
Winds of change are drifting over international rugby, with the eye of the storm centred on the Pacific.
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The Asian Cup is fast approaching, kicking off at the start of 2015, and Ange Postecoglou and his Socceroos are thinking ahead to the tournament.
What do FC Barcelona and SD Eibar have in common? Two things. Firstly, they play in the same colours.
The AFL’s free agency system has once again received ample coverage in the press over the past week, and none of it positive.
Much of the focus on Essendon’s season has been on the storm caused by the supplement scandal.
Having just completed my third bi-annual NBA tour of the USA, I was again blown away by the differences between the experience between an NRL and NBA game.
Football on a Tuesday night? At a decent hour, featuring attractive and attacking football? It’s fairytale stuff, is this real life?