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Mulvey’s sacking indicates where the Roar’s power lies

From A-League coach of the year to unemployed – all within six months. No matter which way you look at it, Mike Mulvey’s departure from Brisbane Roar is a cruel and unfitting end to his tenure as head coach.

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DIZZY: Scrap T20 internationals and trial four-day Tests

Cricket is unique. No other sport has three formats – one that lasts multiple days using a red ball, and two games that are played over 50 and 20 overs respectively using a white ball.

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Australia v South Africa 5th ODI: The Liebke Ratings

Australia and South Africa headed to the SCG for the final game of the series. Despite the terrible film ‘Superman 4′ scheduled to follow the cricket on Nine, neither team could be convinced to switch to a 70 over a side match.

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SPIRO: Ireland defeat Cheika’s Wallabies with Jakeball

If there is such a oxymoronic event as a good defeat, then the Wallabies 26-23 loss at Aviva Stadium against a fired-up Ireland side playing Jakeball about as well as it can be played was such an occasion.

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Lambeau Field is top of my sporting bucket list

In 2016 I will celebrate my 30th birthday. Rather than approach the date with trepidation I’ve decided to embrace the occasion and give myself something to look forward to.

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Australia beware, Rohit and Virat are on a run hunt

The Indians have arrived, full of confidence after whitewashing Sri Lanka 5-0 in ODIs.

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Exclusive: The real Wikipedia page of AB de Villiers

Even though AB de Villiers took yesterday off, thus causing nations to weep, and worship to temporarily abate, this series has been dominated by talk about his supreme style and stunning life story.

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Wollongong Hawks simply can’t afford to lose anymore

The Wollongong Hawks never had much chance of succeeding this NBL season with the squad they’ve put together but now a disastrous 11-game losing run has seen their fans turn away and the club again struggling for survival.

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Nick Cullen edges out Adam Scott for the gold jacket

Little-known South Australian leftie Nick Cullen played a sensational bunker shot at the 72nd hole to edge out two-time defending champion Adam Scott by a shot for the Australian Masters at Metropolitan in Melbourne.

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12-man Australian Test squad announced for India series

A 12-man Australian Test squad, including injured captain Michael Clarke, has been named for the first Test match against India starting in Brisbane on December 4.

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India captain Virat Kohli says his side will emulate Australia’s aggression, suggesting the mental battle could help decide the upcoming four-Test series.

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Chief selector Rod Marsh is set to shed more light on Michael Clarke’s chances of playing the opening Test against India.

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Confirmed: Brisbane Roar’s Mike Mulvey sacked

Various media reports indicate that Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey has been fired from his position, following a series of poor results and player disharmony at the club.

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Burns, Nevill and Hazlewood should play first Test

Move on from Brad Haddin and Peter Siddle, and don’t field an all-pace line-up. That would be my advice to the Australian selectors, who tomorrow name the squad for the first Test against India.

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Addressing the cricketing cold shoulder of the Australian people

Citizens of this fine land, I have called this Roar summit to address the evil infiltration of plastic chairs in to our once-daunting coliseums.

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Lucas Herbert sets a course record at the Australian Masters

Victorian amateur Lucas Herbert set the Metropolitan course in Melbourne alight yesterday with a record seven-under 65 in the third round of the Australian Masters.

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Steve Smith

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Bald Archy entry 'Simply Marvellous' a portrait of cricket commentator Richie Benaud by James Brennan. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

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Adam Scott of Australia watches his shot from the 5th tee at the 2012 British Open

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South Africa Springboks Eben Etzebeth

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David Warner and James Faulkner celebrate taking Ian Bell's wicket at the SCG

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Kurtley Beale shapes to pass during 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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Former Socceroos and Hyundai A-Leaugue players (L-R) Paul Reid and Brett Emerton with CEO David Gallop holding the FFA Cup during the unveiling the FFA Cup in Sydney, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Jane Dempster)

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Australia rejoice after winning the first One Day international

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The Roar of the crowd

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Violence is to be abhorred – whether it’s against a woman or a man

There’s been plenty of very manly chest-beating since Kirisome Auva’a was found guilty of recklessly causing injury and indefinitely banned from the NRL.

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On-field deeds do not mitigate off-field discretions

Kirisome Auva’a is not less guilty because he played a major role in delivering South Sydney a long-awaited grand final win.

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10 players every Kiwi wished were All Blacks

The All Blacks are the best side in world rugby at the moment, and some say they are the best team of any sport anywhere in the world.

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Heyneke Meyer needs to smarten up

By biltongbek, Today
Heyneke Meyer needs to smarten up

At the risk of becoming as predictable as Springbok rugby I am going to have a last shot at discussing their inability to adapt.

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The art of the declaration

By mds1970, Today Video
The art of the declaration

It’s not unusual in Test cricket for teams to declare their innings. Usually it’s to ensure there’s enough time to make a play at an outright result. But sometimes it’s for other reasons.

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2015 AFL preview: Fremantle Dockers

By Sam Aldridge, Today
2015 AFL preview: Fremantle Dockers

On Sunday I finally got a team into the finals for my preview series, with the Bombers continuing to defy the odds.

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Hapless Mariners brushed aside by dominant Reds

An overcast afternoon in Gosford offered a chilling portent of what was to come for the Central Coast Mariners as they hosted a high-flying Adelaide outfit.

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Is the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight still relevant?

On Sunday in Macau, Manny Pacquiao emerged victorious once again.

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When can we start panicking about the Cleveland Cavaliers?

When LeBron James announced to the world that he was feeling a little bit homesick and wanted to return back to his home state of Ohio, the fans were over the moon to say the least.

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International rules success shows the time is right for AFL State of Origin

In less than two weeks the traditional start summer kicks off with that familiar first session at the Gabba.

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Performance vs potential: Australia’s selection dilemma

With the national selection panel rumoured to be on the cusp of announcing a Hilditch-esque super squad of 43 players for the first two Tests against India, Rod Marsh and company face some familiar questions.

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For some, flying down a slope at 80km per hour with sticks strapped to your feet is enough excitement for one day. For others, it simply isn’t.

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Fights of the ages: UFC43 – Randy Couture versus Chuck Liddell

Mega-fights are often years in the making. Fans will clamour with a gradually rising intensity and the media will lobby for a certain match-up to be made until the two fighters are standing across from each other, ready to do battle.

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College Football 2014: Week 13 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who was great on the gridiron with my Week 13 heroes.

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AFL Phantom Draft 2014 (part I)

Well we’ve come a long way. But the AFL Draft is finally upon us. As it has been for the past few years, the Gold Coast will again play host.

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College Football 2014: Week 13 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who let themselves down on the gridiron with my Week 13 villains.

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Johnathan Thurston holds down Josh Reynolds

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Nico Rosberg

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Bruce Djite Adelaide United

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Steve Smith

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Three Western Bulldogs players after loss

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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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