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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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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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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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Socceroos: Ange and his charges determined to see out football philosophy

In October 2013, the Socceroos were in disarray. They had been for some time, though the Football Federation of Australia were reluctant to admit it.

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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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James Horwill of the Wallabies awaits a referees decision. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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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

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: 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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Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory: A-League derby live 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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Sky loses rights to Victorian and NSW meetings

In one of the most incredible days off the track and in a throwback to a decade ago where a Sky blackout threatened the vision of racing, TABs in both Victoria and New South Wales were limited to audio of racing in both NSW and Victoria yesterday.

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Enough with the sour grapes – Shaun Johnson is the world’s best rugby league player

Shaun Johnson’s wizard-like Four Nations performance should go down as one of the most dominant displays by a half in international rugby league history – that is why he won the Golden Boot.

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Hawthorn and what two-time reigning champs do

By Cameron Palmer, 20 Dec 2014
Hawthorn and what two-time reigning champs do

When you are the two time defending and reigning premiers natural progression would suggest that other teams are going to be looking at you as a benchmark and for the inside running on how to build a champion team.

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Five things no one saw coming in the Brisbane Test

It’s summer. In Australia. Why is anyone surprised that it’s hot?

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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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The Sydney Sixers' Moises Henriques. AAP Image/Tony McDonough

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Australian batsmen Mitchell Marsh and Brad Haddin

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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Greg Eastwood tackles the Melbourne Storm's Todd Lowrie during the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Ed Cowan batting at Boxing Day Test

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