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Melbourne City should have been upfront about David Villa

“The circus comes to town and then leaves.” So said Scott Munn, the chief executive of the club then known as Melbourne Heart, more than three years ago.

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Has Shane Watson played his last Test?

Australian cricket history was made in Dubai yesterday with Mitch Marsh debuting in the baggy green.

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Some more unscathed than others in Essendon saga

How many people really know what went on at Essendon through the supplements saga? Millions, apparently!

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2015 NRL predictions: Where to for the bottom eight?

A few weeks ago we looked at how I reckon this year’s finalists will go next year.

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Australia vs Pakistan first Test, day one: No luck for debutants

Mitch Marsh and Steve O’Keefe made solid yet unremarkable debuts yesterday as Australia bowled admirably but without fortune on day one of the first Test against Pakistan.

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What Hayne’s NFL venture will mean for Australian fans

It’s one of the more interesting discussions generated since Jarryd Hayne’s startling announcement last week. How much does America’s most popular sport care about its Australian audience?

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2015 Tour de France route: Cobblestones and mountains galore

Chris Froome did not attend the presentation of the 2015 Tour de France route on Wednesday in Paris, choosing to forego the event in favour of a Team Sky get-together.

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Do grand prix cars need closed-cockpits?

As the fallout continues from Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, calls are increasing for Formula One’s governing body to consider closed-cockpits as part of increased safety developments.

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Nibali the Grand Tour star of 2014

This year’s trio of Grand Tours provided us with plenty of highlights and drama, but one image in particular keeps coming back to me.

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Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

Michael Cheika will not make the same fundamental mistake Ewen McKenzie made when he rated the Wallabies a business.

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Essendon players won’t respond to show-cause notices

The Essendon players facing potential anti-doping charges want to go before an AFL tribunal as soon as possible.

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Admitting the buck stops with him, ARU chief Bill Pulver strongly denies Australian rugby is “a complete mess”.

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Cronulla Sharks boss Steve Noyce has been let go by the NRL club in a management restructure.

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Senior Essendon official Neil Craig is adamant that James Hird will be their AFL senior coach next season.

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PRENTICE: Four Nations will prove to be a winner on the field

Someone told me there’s a Four Nations rugby league Test series starting this weekend. Fair dinkum?

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So close and yet so far for the Wallabies

Ignoring what happened after fulltime in the third Bledisloe Cup match between the Wallabies and All Blacks, it was a pretty good night for the Wallabies.

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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers riding for Team Saxo-Tinkoff during the 2013 Tour de France

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The Wallabies watch on as the All Blacks perform the Haka before the opening game of the 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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Bailey Wright of the Socceroos

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Ben Dunk Hobart Hurricanes

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Sydney Thunder batsman Usman Khawaja

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and ARU boss Bill Pulver during the third Test match between the British and Irish Lions and the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Wanderers' fans rejoice in A-League season 2013/2014 (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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George Burgess. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Robb Cox)

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Manning gets a pass away.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Three outta five ain’t bad: Let’s grant Cheika a few spring tour losses

It’s hard to fully comprehend the magnitude of what has occurred in Australian Rugby in the last few weeks, but I’m glad to see that the Wallabies once more have a coach.

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Royal Descent needs Pinker Pinker’s purple patch

Royal Descent will have to follow in the footsteps of Pinker Pinker if she is to hand Chris Waller his first Cox Plate on Saturday.

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Combat sports are a game of weight classes. They are the real-life interpretation of the ‘pick on someone your own size’ school of thought.

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A-League preview and talking points: Round 3

An on-fire Andy Keogh, a pulsating Sydney derby and an unbeaten Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory. Round 2 of the A-League delivered big-time and there is more to come this weekend.

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2014 international rugby league overview

The Four Nations kicks off this Saturday, October 25th at Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, and will be contested between Australia, England, New Zealand and Samoa.

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One year can make or break a rookie player

By Ball Handling Hooker, Today
One year can make or break a rookie player

Almost a year ago, I chronicled the journey of two young scrum-halves and their attempts to further their careers.

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Michael Hooper is not a captain. Not yet

The events we have watched unfold since that fateful plane trip to Argentina three weeks ago will be remembered as a shameful chapter in Australian rugby history.

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Kids who make you feel better about sucking at sport

Think back on your glory days as a sportsman. It might be 30 years ago, or it might be just last week. The glorious moments are what we remember.

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The Derby derby: Is Sydney bigger than Melbourne?

A week after the the goals, the amazing crowd scenes, the noise, and the controversy of the latest instalment of the all-Sydney clash, the focus shifts to Melbourne for the southern state’s derby.

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[VIDEO] Liverpool vs Real Madrid highlights: Champions League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: It is the result we were expecting, but painful all the same for those at Anfield. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring and thereby secured Real Madrid’s first ever goal against .

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UFC’s Michael Bisping: Luke Rockhold can kiss my ass

It’s become almost a ritual among MMA fighters to call out the candid Brit known as Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping.

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Kangablues? Kangaroons? Who cares, they represent Australia now

A recent opinion piece referred to the Kangaroos squad as the ‘Kangablues’ due to the number of NSW players named in the Four Nations opener.

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David Villa and the City Group have made a mockery of the A-League and everything Australian football has built over the last 10 years.

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I’m writing against the grain of popular opinion; I think that Ben Williams got it spot on in sending off Sydney FC defender Nikola Petković in the FFA Cup quarter final against Adelaide.

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Hansen needs to rethink the breakdown

In 2013, after the 36-man training camp in Newlands, Heyneke Meyer made a presentation in which he claimed South Africa were languishing behind their Rugby Championship rivals in the breakdown.

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2014 Cox Plate: Runner by runner preview

Some say the Cox Plate is the race where legends are made, others say it’s the best two minutes in Australian sport, not just Australian horse racing.

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Mark Hunt will take on Roy Nelson in UFC

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Sacred Falls

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in action

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Stephen O'Keefe exclaims after taking a wicket.

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Can Americain win the 2012 Melbourne Cup?

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Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris (AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett)

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Gough Whitlam's bust

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