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Port Adelaide are out, so who’s the final top-four side?

Less than a month ago I suggested that while Port Adelaide were many rungs off the top teams on the ladder, they still had the potential to make the top four. But alas, two more weeks for two more losses, and the Power will be hoping for September football of any type at this stage.

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Blues will win, with plenty more than just respect on the line

Queensland expect respect because NSW gave them too much of it for too long. But those days appear to be over. It’s the Blues to win State of Origin III.

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Is this the kind of Tour we want? Hell yes!

As I tap out the first few keystrokes of this piece, the rain is starting to fall on Rohan Dennis and the other 197 riders in the 102 edition of the Tour de France.

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SPIRO: Highlanders show Wallabies how to win the unwinnable

“Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat, For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.”

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Ryan Harris retires and The Ashes get even tighter

In the lead-up to the Ashes, there was one clear difference between the sides: Australia’s superior depth of pace options.

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Bernard Tomic: Between a rock and a hard place

Bernard Tomic is hard to like, but I have some sympathy for him.

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Reflecting on Phil Walsh and the weekend that was

The death of Phil Walsh cast a shadow over the round, but not a pall.

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USA crush Japan to win Women’s World Cup

Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday.

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The Adelaide Crows have appointed Scott Camporeale as interim coach in the wake of the murder of Phil Walsh.

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ELLA: Australia’s Pacific Games sevens tilt is one to watch

The 15th Pacific Games has kicked off in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It promises to be an exciting, action-packed two weeks of sport and certainly a mixture of traditional cultures.

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Controversial code hopper Karmichael Hunt has denied there is a drug culture at AFL club Gold Coast Suns.

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The family of AFL coach Phil Walsh say their hearts are broken and life will never be the same following his tragic death.

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Injuries force Ryan Harris’ immediate retirement

Ryan Harris has retired from all forms of cricket after failing to overcome lingering injuries that have ruled him out of Australia’s Ashes tour.

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The different mindsets of Ryan Harris and Robbie Farah

Ryan Harris’ troublesome knees have finally felled the gutsy paceman forever. On the eve of the first Ashes Test, the 35-year-old has retired from all forms of cricket.

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Rohan Dennis gives South Australian spirits a timely boost

It didn’t take long to realise that last night’s Tour de France opener was going to be something special.

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A doping-related scandal involving the tainted Astana team of champion Vincenzo Nibali has marred the start of the Tour de France in Utrecht.

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Nasi Manu celebrates Highlanders win

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Collingwood and Hawthorn provided a fitting tribute to Phil Walsh on Friday night. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

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Matt Giteau

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Liam Gill of Brisbane City scores a try - Photo: Sportography

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Nairo Quintana celebrates winning King of the Mountains at 2013 Tour de France (Image: Team Sky)

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Tour de France race leaders leave York

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Wimbledon 2015: The story so far

By mastermind5991, Today Video
Wimbledon 2015: The story so far

As we enter the second week at Wimbledon, let’s take a look back at what has shaped this year’s Championships and preview the second week of the tournament.

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Do, or do not: Hewitt and Kokkinakis use the force at Wimbledon

After two epic come-from-behind five-set wins in the gentlemen’s doubles at Wimbledon this year, something pretty special could be brewing for retiring 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, 34, and teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis.

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Is it time we farewelled ‘The Fanatics’?

Wimbledon, it seems, has had enough of ‘The Fanatics’. They were noticeably told to “be quiet” and “sit down” by Wimbledon officials during Sam Groth and Roger Federer’s Centre Court showdown. Is this the beginning of the end, or a one-off?

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Rohan Dennis could be the next big thing in Australian cycling

The Tour de France got underway in sparkling fashion on Saturday as a new star on the professional cycling circuit came to the fore, with Rohan Dennis winning the 14km individual time trial around the streets of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

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Would the Matildas have won had they played on real turf?

The dream is over for the Matildas, but what a great tournament they had. One thing of note was the fact they played their game against Japan on a synthetic pitch, in temperatures reaching 40 degrees.

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2015 NHL free agency winners

By Andrew Kitchener, Today

The NHL’s annual frenzy of wheeling and dealing is done for another year, and, as always seems to be the case, there were plenty of storylines.

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Thanks for the memories, Martin St. Louis

By Andrew Kitchener, Today
Thanks for the memories, Martin St. Louis

One of the great modern-day NHL careers has come to an end, with Stanley Cup champion Martin St. Louis – most recently of the New York Rangers and with the Tampa Bay Lightning before that – electing to hang up the skates.

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The Wrap: Super final demonstrates all that is right with rugby

The reports of the death of rugby have been greatly exaggerated. The most telling outcome of the Highlanders’ historic Super Rugby final win was that, despite apprehension and concern in a number of areas, nothing is wrong with the rules of rugby.

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The knowledge that she wasn’t done yet, plus the lure of the Olympic dream, were all Nicole Beck needed to fight for her place in the Australian rugby sevens team.

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F1: British Grand Prix live blog, preview

By Jawad Yaqub, 5 Jul 2015
F1: British Grand Prix live blog, preview

The home of British motorsport will see its favourite son return to fight for the victory, in the ninth round of the 2015 Formula One world championship. Join The Roar from 9:30pm (AEST) for all the action from the British Grand Prix.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Tour de France: Stage 2 highlights, blog, results

Stage Result: Inclement weather shook the 2015 Tour de France to its core as pre-race favourites Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana lost over a minute to rivals Alberto Contador and Chris Froome.

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Hamilton on pole for home grand prix

By Trent Price, 5 Jul 2015 Video
Hamilton on pole for home grand prix

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the British Grand Prix, edging out Nico Rosberg by one tenth of a second during their first run in Q3, with neither driver able to improve during their second runs.

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[VIDEO] Fremantle Dockers vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: It was a hard battle for both sides until the final term, when Fremantle started quickly through captain Matthew Palvich, and never looked back, scoring 7 goals in 28 minutes of play and ultimately winning by 36 points.

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[VIDEO] Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks highlights: 2015 NRL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Manly started strong early with a try in the sixth minute going the way of Jorge Taufua after the ball was spread left for the massive winger.

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[VIDEO] Essendon Bombers vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores

MATCH RESULT: St Kilda have cruised to a massive 110-point win over the Essendon Bombers, raising their own stocks while also casting fresh doubt on James Hird’s coaching career.

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Australian rugby needs a grassroots national cup competition

The fledgling third tier of rugby will return in Australia soon with National Rugby Championship kicking off its second season in about six weeks.

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Kevin Pietersen walks back to the pavilion

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Nasi Manu celebrates Highlanders win

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Collingwood and Hawthorn provided a fitting tribute to Phil Walsh on Friday night. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

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Collingwood and Hawthorn provided a fitting tribute to Phil Walsh on Friday night. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

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Mark Cavendish celebrates winning Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Omega-Pharma Quick-Step).

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village boys playing cricket during the sunset in Bangladesh

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Mitchell Johnson confronts Kevin Pietersen in the Ashes

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