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2015 Kentucky Derby picks and preview

More than 30 years ago I was interviewing Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham, when he told me the key to horse racing and the very essence of the sport.

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SPIRO: Rugby remembers the Anzacs in the true spirit of their sacrifice

Life is short but remembered destiny is long. That truth is at the heart of the Anzac commemorations, especially on the occasion of the 100 years commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli.

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The NSW Waratahs have held out the Melbourne Rebels 18-16 to set the stage for a potentially decisive Super Rugby conference derby with the Brumbies in Canberra.

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His ex-digger dad may not have been happy but Broncos prop Josh McGuire was all smiles as his runaway second half try helped inspire Brisbane’s 28-16 NRL Anzac Day win over Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

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Last-placed Manly have upset ladder-leading Melbourne in their Anzac day clash at AAMI Park with a hard-fought 12-10 victory.

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St Kilda and Carlton go across the pond in the battle of the rebuilds

Anzac Day footy across the ditch may not carry the same history as an Essendon-Collingwood blockbuster at the ‘G.

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A rejuvenated David Pocock helped the Brumbies snap a two-game losing streak with a first-half hat-trick in Friday night’s 31-18 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders.

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Why 60 + 7 is the right formula

If somehow you haven’t hear the news, the Wallabies are now picking players based overseas. Or at least, Michael Cheika has been granted allowances to consider overseas-based players that meet a set of conditions.

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Is Malthouse reaping what he has sown?

Mick Malthouse is set to equal a 66-year-old record and he is not happy.

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Coaching: The silent killer

As Mick Malthouse prepares to break Jock McHale’s AFL/VFL record for most games coached, it may seem strange that more than three decades of life in the coaching meat-grinder has left him still so sensitive to criticism.

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Jaden McGrath’s act of courage was both inspirational and dangerous

What a round of footy! While Round 3 of the AFL may have been a tipster’s dream, the action on the field was anything but predictable.

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Geelong versus North game could end flag hopes

Geelong and North Melbourne both entered this season with realistic chances and, no doubt, internal expectations of finishing top four.

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SMITHY: All player trades should be done the week after the grand final

Opinions are like navels – everyone has one. But paid ‘experts’ should have informed and consistent ones (opinions that is, not navels).

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MASCORD: Can marquees stop rugby league being plundered?

The story about Super League introducing a marquee player system has been written about a dozen times – but it looks like it’s finally happening.

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Brumbies set to get their campaign back on track

Despite back to back losses to the Blues and Melbourne Rebels, the Brumbies should edge out the Highlanders when they meet them tonight in Canberra.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 11

There’s no nice way of putting this: we were rubbish last week – again! I’m beginning to think there are performance-prohibiting substances in play. It can’t possibly be anything else.

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The Hawks celebrate

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NSW Coach Laurie Daley can finally celebrate (Photo: @NRLPhotos)

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Daniel Ricciardo

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Roosters player Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

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Former Perth Glory CEO Jason Brewer

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ANZAC ceremony, during the Round 6 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Adam Ashley-Cooper runs the ball 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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Lachie Neale of the Fremantle Dockers

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Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege: 2015 Spring Classics live blog, updates

Can Simon Gerrans go back-to-back in the Belgium classic after winning the event last year? Find out as The Roar live blogs the event from 10:30pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL scores, blog

The Western Bulldogs will be out to prove they’re better than last week’s loss when they take on the high-flying Adelaide Crows. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles highlights: AFL scores, blog

Sunday football kicks off as the Brisbane Lions host the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1.10pm AEST.

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Stormers vs Bulls: 2015 Super Rugby live scores, blog

The improving Bulls travel south to Cape Town to face the resurgent Stormers, in a battle for the top of the South African conference. Join The Roar from 3:10am (AEST) for live scores and updates.

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[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Melbourne City highlights: A-League live scores, blog

With the race for the finals all but sewn up, Adelaide United host Melbourne City at Hindmarsh Stadium, in a match that can see the Reds finish as high as third. Join The Roar from 7:15pm (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

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Teams named for City Country clash

By Scott Pryde, Today
Teams named for City Country clash

Next weekend’s NRL representative weekend sees the annual New South Wales State of Origin selection trial between the City and Country teams from McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga. The teams have been announced on Sunday Afternoon and are below.

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[VIDEO] Australian Kangaroos team named to play New Zealand

Australian rugby league team coach Tim Sheens and the Australian selectors have announced their Kangaroos team to play New Zealand next Friday Night at Suncorp Stadium in a one-off Test match.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners highlights: A-League, scores, blog and preview

Match result: Melbourne Victory have won the Premier’s Plate for the third time in their history with a 3-1 victory over the Central Coast Mariners. MELBOURNE 3 CENTRAL COAST 1

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[VIDEO] South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canberra Raiders Highlights: NRL live scores

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be looking to return to the winners list when they host the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park in Cairns to close out Round 8 of the NRL. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:00pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Queensland Reds vs Hurricanes highlights: Super Rugby scores

The Queensland Reds host the Hurricanes on what will hopefully be a sunny Sunday afternoon at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Join The Roar for live scores from 4pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Geelong Cats vs Nth Melbourne Kangaroos Highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match result: ­ The North Melbourne Kangaroos defeated the Geelong Cats by 16 points after kicking away in the final quarter in their match at Simonds Stadium. The news before the match centered on the surprise move by the Cats to use Steve Johnson as their sub. The move looked to be a masterstroke when […]

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

Mathematically, Sydney FC can still win the league. Realistically, it’s a battle for second place when they cross the ditch to take on Wellington Phoenix in the final round of the A-League season. Join The Roar from 3.00pm for live scores, updates and debate in our live blog.

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[VIDEO] Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Sunday afternoon sees a showdown at the foot of the mountains as the massively in-form Cronulla Sharks travel west for a day-time clash against the struggling Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium. Join The Roar for our live coverage from 1:45pm (AEST).

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Footy followed the Anzacs wherever they travelled

Prior to being sent to the Dardanelles and on to Anzac Cove, many Australian Units completed training in Egypt, and many a match was played during this time in the heat and sand outside Cairo.

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The NRL needs to overhaul their refereeing stocks

NRL referees have lost all credibility. They seem to get worse every year and in 2015 they have hit a new low.

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Six to go: Monsoons, Kiwi legends and conspiracy theories

Welcome to the latest edition of Six to Go, looking at some of the things that have caught my eye over the past seven days.

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UFC 151: Cancelled due to Jon Jones

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Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal stands on the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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Fremantle Dockers Sydney Swans

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Broncos celebrate a try

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The Waratahs backs celebrate (Photo: Ashleigh Knight)

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Travis Boak and Ken Hinkley of the Power celebrate their win over the Cats.

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David Williams

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GWS player Toby Greene

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