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It’s up to Clarke to save the Ashes – and himself

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

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The Wallabies’ World Cup begins this weekend

The Wallabies need to treat this weekend’s Bledisloe Cup match like the first round of their outsider’s tilt at winning the World Cup.

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Fighting for the title and survival: Premier League preview

On the eve of the Premier League season, here’s a look at what we can expect from the new campaign.

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Lay off the on-field refs, they almost always get it right

The on-field match officials almost always get it right. That’s what they are paid to do, that’s what they are trained to do, and that’s what they pride themselves on.

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Five games that will determine the AFL’s top 8

I am sad. I’ve come to the realisation that there are only 6,572 minutes of AFL football remaining in 2015.

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Cronulla to launch investigation in to recent on-field success

In another pseudo-exclusive from The Roar, we can reveal that Cronulla are planning to conduct a thorough self-assessment of governance at season’s end in the wake of their uncharacteristic run of seven wins in eight matches.

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It’s time for the Adams of the Ashes to stand up and be counted

At the time of writing, England had confirmed all but one of their starting XI for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge and news was yet to filter out of the Australian camp.

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Australian cricket and rugby selections under scrutiny

Rarely do Australian cricket and rugby Tests clash with so much at stake.

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The Ashes: Player ratings for the series so far

Down 2-1 in this Ashes series, Australia will hand back the urn if they lose the fourth Test starting tomorrow in Nottingham.

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Renault deserve their historic bonus for returning to Formula One

Rumours that Renault will buy the Lotus Formula One team have continued to gain momentum, and most in the Formula One paddock believe the deal is as good as done.

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Aussie causes huge crash during Tour of Poland sprint finish

Australian Caleb Ewan was at the centre of a huge pile-up during the sprint finish on Stage 2 of the Tour of Poland.

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Fiji issue World Cup warning to Wallabies with Pacific Nations Cup win

Fiji have sent a Rugby World Cup warning to the Wallabies, turning on a sparkling attacking performance to down Samoa 39-29 and win the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Having felt the love from his teammates and the wider AFL community, rejuvenated Sydney superstar Adam Goodes will return to action against Geelong on Saturday night.

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Australian captain Cameron Smith says the recent death of James Ackerman illustrates why the shoulder charge must remain banned from rugby league.

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Melbourne’s two A-League clubs avoided potential FFA Cup major upsets by recording away wins on Tuesday, albeit in vastly contrasting fashion.

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FFA Cup brings a little imagination and fantasy to football

As the FFA Cup begins to heat up, football fans across Australia are warming to the prospect of witnessing regular competitive action once again.

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Ian Bell and Joe Root celebrating - what is this? Bizarro World? (Photo: AFP)

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Bachar Houli of the Tigers celebrates

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Cowboys' Matt Scott

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Sam Carter prepares during the Captains Run at North Sydney Oval on 15 August, 2014 in Sydney, NSW Australia. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP stands on the podium with Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP and Sebastian Vettel

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Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NRL coach Geoff Toovey

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New Zealand's Ben Smith (right) scores a try against Michael Hooper. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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That shoulder charge on Chris Sandow

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Dan Jackson of the Tigers is tackled by Jonathan Simpkin of the Hawks

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A truly Goodes thing to do?

By Leonard Lee, Today
A truly Goodes thing to do?

In 1983, founding Four Corners and 60 Minutes producer Gordon Bick and myself were commissioned to produce 13 half-hour episodes of a documentary series called Focus.

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I feel a Waugh-esque innings coming for Clarke

The vultures are circling in another case of deja vu for the Australian captain. From Mark Taylor to Steve Waugh to Ricky Ponting, all who preceded Michael Clarke had runs of poor form which saw the pressure piled on their already weighty position. Now it’s the incumbent’s turn.

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The 2015 AFL Rising Star is a two-horse race

By Christopher Pepper, Today Video
The 2015 AFL Rising Star is a two-horse race

With only a few weeks left in the 2015 AFL season, there have been a number of players who have led the charge to be the 2015 NAB AFL Rising Star.

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Nate Myles, I misjudged you and I’m sorry

I’m only human and am as guilty as the next person for passing judgement and then holding a grudge.

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Pav shows why you never write off a champion

You would think sitting top of the table, with 15 wins and two losses for the year, things must be rosy for Fremantle, but 2015 has not been all smooth sailing.

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2015 AFL season: Round 19 preview

By mastermind5991, Today Video
2015 AFL season: Round 19 preview

A huge meeting of the birds in the west, a wooden spoon-deciding QClash, and a traditional rivalry will be among Round 19’s highlights, with several matches to decide the make-up of the final ladder.

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Edgbaston 2015: End of an African era

At first glance there would seem little in common between last week’s third Ashes Test at Edgbaston and the fourth Test between England and the West Indies at St John’s in April 2004.

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This article continues my series of monthly updates on the pay TV ratings and attendances of club football games in Australia across all four codes.

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The underdog South African squad that could take the cake

With the Springboks all but assured of finishing first in their World Cup pool, they look set to be slight favourites for a quarter-final match-up against any of England, Wales, or Australia.

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Cracking the Vettel vs Alonso debate

“Chris, I will win a Grand Prix before you do.” These were Enzo Ferrari’s parting words to the luckless Chris Amon.

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The NRL needs a second comp

By Dean Messiter, Today Video
The NRL needs a second comp

The NRL needs a second comp, like the Challenge Cup, in the middle of the season to help combat the State of Origin lull.

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This week the victories continued to flow for Aussies, with eight titles won in singles and doubles.

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Hull KR are off to Wembley

By Andy Sharpe, Today
Hull KR are off to Wembley

24 hours before Hull KR’s first Challenge Cup semi-final for nine years, I was sat under a canopy in the bar of my hotel, sheltering from 45-degree temperatures following an early morning swim in the gorgeous pool in the South West Turkish resort of Marmaris.

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Chris Rogers will be very sorely missed

The 2015 Ashes Series in England is well underway, with England leading the series two games to one.

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The Brisbane Broncos all time best XIII

It’s often said the best sporting franchises have the most premiership, however another way to measure a team’s greatness is by the players who have turned out for them.

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The battle resumes at Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge will be the venue for the penultimate Ashes Test match, starting on August 6. This Test could well decide the series, and clearly Australia needs a plan to counter the English bowling in order to have a chance of squaring the series.

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Jack Bobridge

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Gardiner Cup between Pyrmont and Glebe

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Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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Jack Hannath of the Fremantle Dockers contests a ruck with Nic Naitanui of the West Coast Eagles

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Vasa Falaelli for the Greater Sydney Rams against Canberra Vikings

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Stefan Martin of the Lions and Tom Nicholls of the Suns contest the ball

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters

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Toby Greene of the Giants

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