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COLA and academy picks propel Sydney to another grand final

Rarely has there been a richer narrative entering an AFL grand final than what we have in front of us this week.

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Premiership medallions for all: Why every member of the winning team deserves a trophy

In this year of all years, it feels like the time is right to embrace the full squad nature of modern AFL, and award premiership medallions to more than just the 22 who play on grand final Day.

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The Magnificent Sevens: The best openside flankers in rugby history

As soon as I saw Matt Cleary’s excellent collection of the greatest no.7s in rugby league history last week, I had a feeling I might be about to pull together the rugby equivalent, taking a cue from the remake of the classic Western.

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Conor McGregor’s next fight confirmed

UFC superstar Conor McGregor will walk into the bright lights of Madison Square Garden for his next fight, to be held against Eddie Alvarez.

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The NRL grand final that no one wanted

As the combatants for next Sunday’s NRL grand final were confirmed on the weekend, a popular narrative surfaced that it was the season finale that no one wanted.

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Refs revealed for NRL Grand Final

Matt Cecchin and Ben Cummins have been cast into the hot seat this weekend, with the pair announced as the referees for the 2016 NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks. NRL general manager officiating Tony Archer said Cecchin and Cummins had been the competition’s premier whistleblowers during the 2016 finals, and […]

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NBA 2016-17 season preview Part 2: The woe out West

Continuing our NBA season preview, today we look at the teams running through the West with their woes.

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Is there room at Renault for Palmer’s sophomore season?

It’s hard to make it to Formula One and harder to stay there. Jolyon Palmer, so far without a 2017 contract, can attest to the veracity of this old Formula One adage.

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You don’t need a Brownlow to win the flag, but it helps

The 2016 AFL Grand Final will be something of a rarity in that it will be just the third time since the turn of the millennium that the league’s ultimate fixture did not feature a Brownlow Medallist on either side of the field.

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Five NRC names for your notebook

We’re two rounds out from the 2016 National Rugby Championship semi-finals, and things are certainly hotting up among the teams in contention for the top four.

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Get keen, footy fans, Roy and HG are back on the airwaves for the finals

Australian footy fans are in for a treat this grand final weekend, with hilarious radio duo Roy Slaven and HG Nelson announcing they will broadcast the ‘Festival of the Boot’ for both the AFL and NRL deciders.

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How will Arnold Palmer’s death affect the Ryder Cup?

Will Arnold Palmer’s death, just four days before the 41st Ryder Cup tees off at Hazeltine, be motivational for Team USA, or cast a pall over the biggest international team event in the sport?

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2016 AFL Brownlow Medal: Who polled the most votes for your team?

The 2016 Brownlow Medal has been lauded and awarded, but who polled the most votes for your team? We’ve got every team’s leading vote-getter right here.

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Patrick Dangerfield wins the Brownlow, surprising no one

Millions of Australians are absolutely not at all shocked tonight, as Patrick Dangerfield was named the 2016 AFL Brownlow Medallist.

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2016 Brownlow Medal: Full leaderboard

The 2016 Brownlow Medal for the AFL’s best and fairest player has been won by Patrick Dangerfield with a total of 35 votes.

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The King is dead – Arnold Palmer passes away at 87

Every professional golfer worldwide will be indebted to Arnold Palmer for life.

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Clay Smith Western Bulldogs AFL Final 2016

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Nat Fyfe Nathan Fyfe Fremantle Dockers Brownlow Medal AFL 2015

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Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar portrait

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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Tom Boyd Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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Quade Cooper Australia Rugby Union Wallabies Test Rugby Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup 2016

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Golf icon Arnold Palmer has passed away at the age of 87 (Pic: Wikipedia).

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Nat Fyfe Nathan Fyfe Fremantle Dockers Brownlow Medal AFL 2015

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Marika Koroibete for the Storm

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Bentleigh Greens vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup quarter-final live scores, blog

The Bentleigh Greens will be searching for another FFA Cup semi-final appearance in the competitions short history, as they take on the Melbourne Victory at home. Follow all the thrilling live scores and highlights on The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST).

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Canberra Olympic vs Green Gully: FFA Cup quarter-final live scores, blog

Either Canberra Olympic or Green Gully will move through to the FFA Cup semi-finals tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from the game and also a blog of the match, starting from 7:30pm (AEST).

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Australia vs Ireland: International Cricket, warm-up ODI live scores

An undermanned Australia begin what is being seen as a squash One Day tour of South Africa that they will struggle in with a warm-up match against Ireland in Benoni. Join The Roar for live scores from 6pm (AEST).

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The thin line between therapeutic use and doping: The curious case of Bradley Wiggins

Five Olympic golds, seven Track World Championships, one Road World Championship, one European Track Championship, and one Tour de France title. That’s just the first place finishes that adorn the trophy cabinet at Sir Bradley Wiggins’ house.

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The dark clouds over LFC seem to be drifting away

The only thing that is good about hindsight is the fact that it is already over! Is it safe to assume that the dark clouds over Anfield Road have drifted away?

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Dennis Cometti in ’89: The best call ever?

Channel Seven recently featured the 1989 grand final on Footy Flashbacks. Another tribute to this match would be superfluous. The game has been dissected and mythologised like no other match.

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College football 2016: Week 4 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, Today
College football 2016: Week 4 villains

Another big week on the college gridiron, jam-packed with some astounding results has given me plenty of villainy options this week. Here’s the worst of that bunch.

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My Kangaroos squad for the Four Nations

In October and November this year the Australian rugby league team will tour England for the 2016 Four Nations.

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Not a great grand final for the neutrals

When the Melbourne Storm hung on in their own grinding, methodical boring way to edge past the Canberra Raiders last Saturday night, my worst fears were realised.

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Why do Australian sports fans only get aroused by big crowds?

It appears that, during the past decade, Australians have become obsessed with crowd numbers and there has been a significant shift in the way Australians discuss sport.

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Formula One’s escape from New York a strategic nightmare

Formula One was forced to retreat from New York after two failed attempts to host a street circuit in New Jersey and must now (even at its imperious best) be feeling its lunch has been carved by an unwelcome uncle at Christmas dinner.

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Full blown crisis at Chelsea? Not yet, but worrying times

Déjà Vu. Yet not the good kind. That was the feeling Chelsea had after being swept aside by an irresistible Arsenal on Saturday evening.

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Grand final week: An unforgettable surreal experience

Take it from someone who saw their team win their first title in 43 years; grand final week is a surreal experience that should be appreciated to the fullest.

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A-League 2016-17 preview: The most exciting season ever?

Great Australian talent, returning stars, quality foreigners and Australia’s greatest ever goalscorer returns for the 12th edition of the A-League.

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Review: Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten start to the season, with a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Middlesbrough.

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Ranking the 20 best NBA players of all-time

There have been a myriad of world-class NBA players throughout the past decades, but here are 20 of the best.

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Tyson Frizell St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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Glen Boss and John O'Shea

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Brownlow Medal AFL

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The prestigious AFL Brownlow Medal

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North Queensland Cowboys celebrate winning the 2015 NRL Grand Final

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Mohammed Shami

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All Black Conrad Smith of New Zealand tackles Drew Mitchell of Australia

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Hawthorn Hawks 2015 AFL Grand Final Premiership Flag

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Melbourne Storm NRL Finals 2016

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