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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.
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.
If cricket can be characterised by the ponderous tick of a scoreboard clock, Mitchell Johnson is a player in fast forward.
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.
It was one of the most helter-skelter Tests ever played in Australia, with Mitchell Johnson’s menace proving the difference in Brisbane.
Melbourne City have snatched a dramatic 1-0 win in the Victorian derby with a late Erik Paartalu header.
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.
As debutant Josh Hazlewood completed his five-wicket haul on Thursday, the last piece of Australia’s bowling future may have clicked into place.
With both teams having completed their first innings, the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba is perched on a knife-edge.
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.
There has never been a rugby player even remotely like Tony O’Reilly.
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.
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.
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”.
Steve Smith dominates the talk following his debut as Australian Test captain, though the Blarney Army also has something to shout about.
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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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.
France are in no better shape going into the 2015 Rugby World Cup than they were going into the last one.
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.
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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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).
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.
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)
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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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.
Deep in the unknown stretches of the North Pole, Santa Claus was coming to his favourite part of the year.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
It’s summer. In Australia. Why is anyone surprised that it’s hot?
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