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Johnson finds his magic as the Mitching hour returns

If cricket can be characterised by the ponderous tick of a scoreboard clock, Mitchell Johnson is a player in fast forward.

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Behrendorff, Voges, Burns and Cowan in mix for Boxing Day

Australia could field a debutant batsman and a rookie quick in the Boxing Day Test due to Mitch Marsh’s injury and Mitchell Starc’s wayward bowling in the second Test at Brisbane.

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The Siddle Summit: Is Pete cooked or ready to resurrect?

Nobody likes to engage in frank and awkward debate on the merits of an unselfish toiler who’s dripped a tanker of sweat for the cause, but it must be done. Let’s clear the air on Peter Siddle.

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Australia vs India Second Test – The Liebke Ratings Part 2

Well, that escalated quickly. After Day 3, the Second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba seemed evenly poised.

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India’s stumble has echoes of thrashing in England

India entered the third Test against England in July in a rare position. Owning a 1-0 lead they were well on top in an away Test series.

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It was one of the most helter-skelter Tests ever played in Australia, with Mitchell Johnson’s menace proving the difference in Brisbane.

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Melbourne City have snatched a dramatic 1-0 win in the Victorian derby with a late Erik Paartalu header.

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Exclusive: Jerome Polenz set to return to A-League with Brisbane Roar

Former Western Sydney Wanderers premiership winning right back Jerome Polenz is set to return to the A-League, with champions Brisbane Roar set to sign him in the January transfer window as a replacement for Matt Smith. 

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Hazlewood completes Australia’s fab four of five-fors

As debutant Josh Hazlewood completed his five-wicket haul on Thursday, the last piece of Australia’s bowling future may have clicked into place.

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Australia versus India second Test – The Liebke Ratings (Part 1)

With both teams having completed their first innings, the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba is perched on a knife-edge.

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Better batting in Brisbane than BBL

As I watched the third day of the Brisbane Test, I wondered whether I was watching a Test match or a Big Bash League hit-out.

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Scoring tries and making millions: The truly unique Tony O’Reilly

There has never been a rugby player even remotely like Tony O’Reilly.

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Test cricket is ripping us off with incessant time wasting

It defied description yesterday afternoon when, four minutes before stumps, drinks were run out to the Indian batsmen at the Gabba, along with towels and an assortment of batting gloves.

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The excitement and challenge of freeskiing

Freeskiing is exciting as it is dangerous, and one of the biggest challenges of the sport is to be able to push the limits while trying to stay injury free.

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“You bloody bewdy” Steve Smith

When Australian golfer Wayne Grady won the 1990 USPGA Championship at Shoal Creek, Alabama, the first words he said on television were “You bloody bewdy”.

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SPIRO’s Six and Out: Steve Smith could solve the number three problem

Steve Smith dominates the talk following his debut as Australian Test captain, though the Blarney Army also has something to shout about.

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Newly appointed Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou gestures to the crowd

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Sydney City FC player Marc Janko

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Chadd Sayers

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Melbourne Stars Kevin Pietersen

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Collingwood President Eddie McGuire

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood

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Mitchell Starc

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Bruce Djite Adelaide United

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: English Premier League live scores, blog

An under-siege Liverpool welcome Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal to Anfield as both sides battle to keep in touch with the league’s runaway leaders. Join The Roar from 3am (AEDT) for commentary and debate in our live blog.

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Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat: Big Bash League live scores, blog

The Sydney Thunder open their 2014/15 Big Bash Leage campaign at home against the Brisbane Heat tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and updates at 7:10pm (AEDT)

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[VIDEO] Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League highlights, scores, blog

Match recap FULL TIME – Shaun Evans calls the close on today’s clash at Allianz that saw Nathan Burns dominate the offense for the New Zealand side, and Sydney prove clueless in attack as Ibini and Janko suffered from a lack of communication in the second half.

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Australian Open wildcard playoffs: men’s & women’s final live scores, blog

Who will win the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff final and book themselves a spot in the main draw for the first grand slam of the year in 2015? Join The Roar for a live blog of the Australian Open wildcard playoff from 11:00am AEDT.

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Cowan in, Starc out: Australia’s best Test XI

By Daniel Nichols, 21 Dec 2014 Video
Cowan in, Starc out: Australia’s best Test XI

Following the second straight Test victory over a determined India side, all talk should be about the possibility of a clean sweep, or at last winning the third Test to wrap up a series victory.

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2015 Rugby World Cup preview: France

By John Cuffe, 21 Dec 2014
2015 Rugby World Cup preview: France

France are in no better shape going into the 2015 Rugby World Cup than they were going into the last one.

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Blazers and belligerence: An insight into the current state of school rugby

G’day everybody, hope you are all doing well, and let me state officially what a privilege it is to have you all peruse my thoughts, from those who are new here like myself, and others who have been involved in our beautiful game for over forty years.

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Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: English Premier League live scores, blog

Manchester City hope to secure their sixth straight win in the Premier League when they host Crystal Palace. Join The Roar from 11:45pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners highlights: A-League scores, blog

After losing the FFA Cup final during the week, Perth Glory will look to bounce back in the A-League when they take on the Central Coast Mariners at nIB Stadium. Join The Roar for all the action from 9:30pm (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Melbourne City FC vs Melbourne Victory highlights: A-League derby scores, blog

The battle for Victorian bragging rights heats up tonight at AAMI Park as Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory lock horns. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for our live blog coverage of this Round 11 meeting.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes: Big Bash League live scores, blog

The Melbourne Stars meet the Hobart Hurricanes in Game 3 of the 2014/15 Big Bash League. Will they get revenge for the shock semi-final loss to the Hurricanes last season? Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:10pm (AEDT)

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[VIDEO] Australia vs India Test highlights: Day 4 cricket scores, blog

Steven Smith’s century and lower-order carnage helped Australia take a substantial lead over India and they will go into the fourth day looking to tighten the screws. Follow the live blog of the second Test from the Gabba in Brisbane starting ​11:00am (AEDT).​

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2015 Rugby World Cup preview: Ireland

Ireland are in a good place for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Their pool is probably the easiest of the four, with two second-tier teams in Canada and Romania, while Italy and France are two of the most preferable top-tier teams.

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What each rugby nation wants for Christmas

Deep in the unknown stretches of the North Pole, Santa Claus was coming to his favourite part of the year.

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The All Blacks will be hardest hit by the post-World Cup exodus

Another four-year cycle will conclude in 2015 with the Rugby World Cup. For the three southern hemisphere teams, this always marks a time where their squads change due to the exodus of current players to foreign shores.

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The Western Bulldogs’ forward thinking

By Cameron Palmer, 20 Dec 2014
The Western Bulldogs’ forward thinking

You make the boldest and biggest move in your club’s recent history – to overpay a young and supremely talented forward to be the linchpin of your next successful side – so then what?

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Horses in Race 6 heads down the straight at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Shaun Johnson in action. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Wayne Drought)

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The Hawks celebrate

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Australian batsman Shane Watson . AFP PHOTO/William WEST

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New Zealand's Kevin Proctor (left) celebrates with try-scorer Shaun Johnson during the Four Nations Rugby League match between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Newcastle Jets celebrate a goal

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