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Brenton Sanderson the latest on a long list of casualties

Once again a contract in the world of elite sport has proven to be worth less than the paper it is written on when it comes to job stability and security.

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NRL finals stats: Roosters versus Cowboys is too close to call

While the Roosters had a game to forget last weekend, the Cowboys blew the Broncos away.

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The problem with the NRL is…

Look, you know and I know that rugby league is currently in rude health. Television ratings are high, standard of play is excellent, Jamal Idris is taller than ever, and crowds are occasionally present.

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If you don’t like women’s cycling, make like Thumper and shut up

There’s a photo of a women’s cycling team in which the colour of their clothing and the lighting gave the appearance that the cyclists were semi nude. It went viral on the Internet.

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Who would you pick in a 2014 Grand Tour dream team?

The Grand Tours have finished for 2014 and we’re on the downhill run to the season’s finish.

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A sad farewell to a young fan

“Connor has gone to heaven. He is in peace now.” It was the message we didn’t want to receive, although we knew it was coming.

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The frustrations of being a Wallaby fan or coach

Some of you commented that the views I expressed in the article I posted from the ground after Saturday’s Test between the Wallabies and Pumas were too negative – after all the Wallabies had just won another Test and now have a record of only one loss in their last eleven Tests.

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Ball in Ford’s court as Penske, DJR and Marcos Ambrose team up

V8 Supercars has a new super team following the union of American giant Penske Racing with veteran local team Dick Johnson Racing and return of two-time champion Marcos Ambrose. But can we add Ford into the mix?

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State of Football: In forward motion, springing more into Australia’s sporting fabric

This morning, at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney, FFA CEO David Gallop will address the media on the current state of football.

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2014 AFL preliminary finals: expert tips, predictions

The Roar‘s expert tipping panel is back once again with their tips and predictions for the 2014 AFL preliminary finals.

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Sydney Swans vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: 2014 AFL preliminary final preview

After resting up with the week off, the Sydney Swans face a must win preliminary final against the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

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What will happen to the British Open if Scotland gain independence?

The world’s golfing elite will be closely watching Thursday’s Scottish Independence Referendum, with the fate of St Andrews at stake.

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NRL Finals Preview: Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys

The first semi-final of the 2014 NRL finals competition will see the Sydney Roosterstake on the red-hot North Queensland Cowboysat Allianz Stadium, Sydney.

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National Rugby Championship: Round 5 preview, team lists

It was fantastic to see so many NRC games streamed over the last weekend. Brett McKay has been raving ever since about the quality of the BarTV stream, so we’ve kept him on ice again for the preview this week.

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Wanderers hold FC Seoul to stalemate

Western Sydney sit in the box seat to make the Asian Champions League decider, holding FC Seoul to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their semi-final clash in South Korea.

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Jerome Boateng has struck a last-minute goal for five-time European champions Bayern Munich in a 1-0 win over Manchester City while 2012 winners Chelsea were held by Schalke in Anglo-German duels in the Champions League.

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Artists impression of the refurbishment of Allianz Stadium. (Source: Supplied)

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen looks on

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Chad Wingard of the Port Adelaide Power

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Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Jared Waerea Hargreaves is sent off by referee Matt Checchin. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Corey Enright of the Geelong Cats

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Australian Cadel Evans celebrates the pink jersey

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is Vossy’s purgatory finally over?

By Louis McIntyre, Today
Is Vossy’s purgatory finally over?

I was shocked to read comments on a recent Roar article claiming Ray Warren is past it.

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Potter punted, so who’s the Tigers’ next coach?

Mick Potter has been shunted from the Tigers. The news comes days after Marina Go, Lucio Di Bartolomeo and Rosemary Sinclair were elected to a new-look Tigers board.

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Don’t write Fremantle off just yet

By the 13th Man, Today
Don’t write Fremantle off just yet

Following Fremantle’s straight sets exit from the finals there has been talk on The Roar of the Dockers’ premiership window being slammed shut.

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The search for Paul Roos’ successor begins

The search for Paul Roos’s number two is heating up and widely anticipated with many teams reaching the end of their seasons.

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The FFA Cup brought out the best and worst of football

Viking Park in Erindale. A cold Tuesday night in the nation’s capital, and five thousand football starved Canberrans left their jobs and packed into the ground that resembles that of a League One side in England for the city’s first FFA Cup match.

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For years, the nude hued frock has been a staple of the red carpet. But put a flesh-coloured panel on a chick’s cycling uniform and all hell breaks loose.

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India face grim prospects ahead of Australian tour

India looked like a boxer that had taken too many blows by the time their five-Test series against England had come to an end.

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There and back again: Five not so jolly English holidays

Kostas Mitroglou scored a very tidy goal in Olympiacos’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

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When will we see the next great left-arm chinaman bowler?

When the BBL starts, Brad Hogg at age 43 will be exhibiting the game’s most underused art. Sadly, there appears to be very few left-arm chinaman bowlers on the horizon to replace him.

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Ablett worthy All-Australian, but not as starting rover

Gary Ablett is undeniably the best player of his generation. In becoming the first player to make eight consecutive All-Australian teams, his case for the title of greatest AFL player ever is strengthened.

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Finals should mean passion, not business

By Cameron Palmer, Today
Finals should mean passion, not business

Football fans hear it constantly, the AFL is a business. Players say it. Coaches say it. Administrators say it. The clubs say it. This is not just sport, this is business.

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NRL season in review (Part III)

By Lachlan Bickley, Today
NRL season in review (Part III)

Last week we reviewed the first eight teams to be eliminated from the NRL, with teams 16 to 13 first, and then teams 12 to nine.

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Hoping for a warm, not heavy, heart

By Andrew Jardine, Today
Hoping for a warm, not heavy, heart

If predicting the outcome of a match is bullet-proof, you could hold the prize-giving first at Newlands next weekend, give the trophy to the Springboks and hold the game afterwards.

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How to build a perfect Wallabies back row

I have been equal parts bemused and annoyed by a lot of recent commentary of The Roar community regarding the performance and suitability of the Wallaby loose forwards.

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Sanderson’s sacking has brought AFL down a level

If there was any doubt as to the ruthless nature of the AFL coaching profession, those doubts were answered with the sacking of Brenton Sanderson by Adelaide.

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Weight announcement is another piece of the Melbourne Cup puzzle

Admire Rakti is going to have to defy history to replicate the efforts of fellow Japanese horse Delta Blues, who won the Melbourne Cup in 2006.

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Neil Henry

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Maple Leafs Lightning Ice Hockey

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West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul, center right, celebrates winning the match with his teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan, center left, beside Australia's Mitchell Johnson, left, during the Group C Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and the West Indies at The Oval cricket ground in London, Saturday June 6, 2009. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

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Will Genia of the Wallabies calls a play from the ruck. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Coach Mal Meninga of the Queensland State of Origin team speaks during a news conference ahead of the 2013 State of Origin series. (AAP Image/John Pryke)

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Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates scoring with teammates Gareth Barry andd Sergio Aguero

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring

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