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Get Farah and Hayne to the Eels ASAP, Mr Greenberg

Right now the Parramatta Eels implosion and the power struggle at the Wests Tigers are taking the headlines away from the Sharks’ Cinderella Story and the unlikely surge of the Titans. These are just two of the good things happening in the NRL right now.

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Australia’s batsmen stumble against spin once more

Australia’s woes against spin resurfaced yesterday as their batsmen fell either playing too negatively or too flamboyantly against Sri Lanka’s tweakers on day two of the first Test.

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Super Rugby tipping semi finals: Digger’s gamble

Maybe it was the pressure. Maybe it was allowing himself a sneaky little look ahead in which he saw both a Hurricanes and a tipping panel title. Maybe it was arrogance?

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Mark Hunt’s complicated love-hate relationship with the UFC

Mark Hunt has developed a reputation for being as fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, something he backed up on Tuesday when he blistered the UFC in a foul-mouthed tirade.

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Last year was so good, let’s do a Hurricanes vs Highlanders final all over again

Despite being two of the better teams all year, it never felt obvious that the best two teams last year would meet in the Super Rugby final in 2016.

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The curse of slightly above average: North Melbourne’s middling reality

There are moments, fleeting moments, when you start talking yourself into North Melbourne as a legitimate premiership threat.

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The case for an AFL All-Star Game

State of Origin is dead, buried and cremated in the AFL, and for good reason. But that doesn’t mean representative football as a concept should be.

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It’s time to debunk an AFL myth: Players’ careers aren’t getting any shorter

The 1991 AFL grand final at Waverley was responsible for four individual player records – all set by the one man.

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My memories ahead of the NRL’s Retro Round

Tonight the Roosters will embrace the NRL’s Retro Round by sporting a head shot of one of their favourite sons, Artie Beetson, on the front of the jersey.

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Should eSports be considered sport at all? Newsflash: No one actually cares

The debate has raged, and will continue to for some time, about whether those who sit on comfy chairs and tap furiously on a keyboard for up to an hour at a time can be considered athletes.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 19

Hello Roarers, and welcome once again this week to The Roar’s AFL Expert Tips! With just five, count ’em, five weeks left of the home-and-away season, things are really starting to heat up both on the AFL ladder and here in our tipping comp.

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They won didn’t they? So why the moaning?

England beat Pakistan by 330 runs at Old Trafford earlier this week.

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Throw the Formula One radio ban into the bin before it’s too late

With a lacklustre Formula One weekend behind us, it’s with a heavy heart that I revisit the issue of the driver radio ban. Fans were left with little else to mull over after the 35th running of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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The Golovkin dilemma: Go up in weight or go down as a dodger

The boxing world has watched on in awe over the past few years as Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin has torn apart the middleweight division, but the Kazakh-born power-punching machine now finds himself at a crossroads.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 21

Robbie has the world at his feet. A wedding singer by night, he also plays rugby league for the Wests Tigers. But his world is thrown upside down when Jason Taylor leaves him at the altar. Devastated, Robbie returns to the stage but is it too soon?

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Think Jarryd Hayne won’t be playing rugby union anytime soon? Think again

The NSW Waratahs might have decided against offering a contract to Jarryd Hayne, but the code-hopping superstar could still be set to try his hand at rugby union.

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Panthers' Trent Merrin looking strong

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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Tom Waterhouse sports gambling controversy

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9 days to Rio: Kieren Perkins’ greatest gold medal

The 1500 metre freestyle became Australia’s flagship event in the pool at the back end of the 20th century and the early 2000s.

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Is ‘boring Tour’ a throwaway line, or does it have substance?

Since the 2016 Tour de France ended, I have seen numerous comments proclaiming that this year’s race for the Maillot Jaune was boring.

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NRL Round 21 preview (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, Today
NRL Round 21 preview (Part 2)

Rugby league fans will be in for a treat over the second half of Round 21 with plenty of high-quality football on offer.

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The dark age of the .01 percenters is coming to the AFL

To be a successful AFL club these days, you have to embrace the value of the one percenters.

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Why such a disparity in the fines handed out to Pearce and Norman?

I have a question about two of the main suspensions metered out by the NRL this year.

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Psychological warfare to decide the 2016 world champion

Following his fifth career victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton became not only the most winningest driver in the history of that event. He took lead of the driver’s championship for the first time in 2016.

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International cricket’s modern-day fab five

International cricket is certainly not as strong as it once was. There are not as many champion teams roaming the world and the standard of Test cricket, the pinnacle of the game, is slowly declining due to the rise of Twenty20 cricket.

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Australia’s era of batting weakness: Edgbaston failure (Part 2)

Australia’s first communal failure came in the next Test at Edgbaston. Australia won the toss and batted.

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England level series against Pakistan with thumping victory

Alastair Cook and England put a full stop to all the doubts surrounding their inability to play spin, particularly leg-spinner Yasir Shah by registering an authoritative 330-run victory over Pakistan at Old Trafford in the second Test.

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Do injuries affect team performance?

Last week I spoke about individual performances in team sports following ACL reconstruction.

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Karl-Anthony Towns stunning rookie season

What Karl-Anthony Towns was able to do in his first season was nothing short of amazing.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka First Test: Day 2 cricket live scores, blog

Australia are well on top after a day’s play of the first Test match against Sri Lanka with a chance to bat the game out of reach. Join The Roar from 2:15pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage from 2:15pm (AEST).

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20 more useful things the NRL could spend the Bunker money on

I can think of at least 20 other things we could spend the bunker money on.

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Who your club needs to target this off-season

AFL clubs are constantly scouting the country looking for the best possible targets to bring into their club. At the pointy end of 2016, here are the potential trade/free agency targets for your club.

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Brent Harvey to create history this Saturday night

History will be made this weekend when Brent Harvey plays his 427th AFL game, breaking the all-time record for most games played in VFL/AFL history by an individual in the process.

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10 days to Rio: Track cycling’s fiercest rivalry

Track cycling is exciting. It is pure speed, adrenaline, risk taking and bike handling that, in some events lasts barely a handful of seconds.

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China national football team

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Nathan Peats runs the ball

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Ryley Batt

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Australia's Michael Hussey waves to fans after the team won their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka.

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Brent Harvey North Melbourne Kangaroos 2015 AFL

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Wallaby fly-half Bernard Foley lines up a kick at goal

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Broncos celebrate a try

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Maillot Jaune leader Chris Froome, of Team Sky, en route to winning the Individual Time Trial in Stage 17 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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