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Sydney FC make progress, with gritted teeth

As much as the sky blue half of Sydney was yearning for a statement performance after the FFA Cup final loss, this simmering 1-1 draw that kept City at arm’s length will have to do for now.

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The dream, the sacrifice: How hard it is to chase an NBL career

Sacrifices are part of the life of any professional sporting athlete or coach.

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Hamilton escapes punishment, Mercedes say their orders were wrong

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will escape unpunished for ignoring team orders in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Nico Rosberg clinch the Formula One world title.

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Russian doping an attack on sport: IOC on WADA McLaren Report

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that a new report on state-sponsored doping in Russia had revealed “a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general”.

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Kiwis bemoan ODI series sweep but praise Australia at home

New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has called on his players to learn fast after their three-nil series loss to Australia.

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Paul Gallen: ‘I’ll KO Carr for all of Cronulla’

Paul Gallen is predicting a knockout win over a mouthy opponent, as he prepares for the shortest turnaround of his boxing career.

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Holmes, fresh from a ban and NFL, must ‘show he wants to be a Maroon’

A State of Origin ban on Valentine Holmes has finally been lifted by Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

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Blues have many captaincy options: Daley

The next NSW State of Origin captain won’t necessarily be captain of his own NRL club.

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Western Sydney Wanderers will soon boast the best stadium in the A-League

The new Western Sydney stadium will be a game-changer for the A-League, and the Wanderers are lucky they have a CEO who understands that.

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Vote for the 2016 Sportsman of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

Well folks, this is it – the final category in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016 for you to decide.

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A-League fans need to learn to cop criticism

Wally Mason’s editorial in The Australian, about how diving damages football’s chances of becoming huge in Australia, has many fans shouting for a yellow or red card to be brandished in the face of the paper’s sports editor.

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Are red cards the harbinger of the cricketing apocalypse?

When I heard that the MCC was about to introduce red cards to the venerable game of cricket, I said to myself, “What will they think of next?” And frankly, I meant it.

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Cummins should target next Ashes for Test return

The inevitable push to fast track Pat Cummins into the Test team has begun and even Australia’s bowling coach David Saker is on board.

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Ziebell tolls for a new era at North Melbourne

Not far short of 10pm last night, the North Melbourne Football Club released a rather casual, oddly-timed statement confirming that 25-year-old Jack Ziebell would in 2017 become the next captain of the club.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Bring on the WBBL

Welcome to The Roar’s women’s sport weekly wrap – a space where I’ll introduce you to personalities in women’s sport and share some of the biggest talking points from the past week.

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Smaller bats? David Warner won’t be worried

Former England captain Mike Brearley heads the little known MCC world cricket committee that is proposing to limit the size of bats.

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Daisy Pearce Melbourne Demons AFL Women NWL 2016

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Josh Kennedy vies for the ball

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Eddie Jones smiles and is happy

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Cronulla Sharks Todd Carney passing

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Red Card

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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Day-night test cricket adelaide oval

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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Christmas Day games are the future of Australian sport

A Big Bash match is one step closer to being played on Christmas Day and that would be the best present cricket fans could hope for.

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Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 2

There may be precious little action on the park, but there’s plenty going on off it ahead of next season. Here is the second part looking at your club’s transfer performance rating.

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Five fundamentals NRL coaches need to address

Text books are NFL staple but for NRL players the list of non-negotiables shouldn’t be understated.

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The numbers don’t lie: Football rules Australia

The World Game. The Beautiful Game. And now, Australia’s Game.

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Can captain Kennedy lead the Swans back to the promised land?

For the first time since 2004, the Sydney Swans have appointed a stand-alone captain to lead them in 2017.

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F1 2016: The battle of the backmarkers

It’s been a week and a half since we saw Nico Rosberg take the 2016 World Championship at Abu Dhabi, and then a few days later, abruptly retire.

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Adelaide 36ers vs New Zealand Breakers: NBL preview

The Adelaide 36ers will be out to continue their impressive run of form in the NBL on Saturday evening with captain Mitch Creek back on the floor when they take on the New Zealand Breakers, desperate to put some life into their stuttering season.

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Defence: Not such an easy fix

The supposed fitness of the Wallabies has been discussed most of this year, with many highlighting the lack of cohesion in the Wallabies last 20 minutes as evidence.

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Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United: NBL live scores, blog

The Perth Wildcats will be looking to get themselves off the bottom of the NBL ladder when they take on Melbourne United who are slowly looking to build form after they themselves sat on the bottom just a matter of weeks ago. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 9:30pm […]

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Sydney FC vs Melbourne City: A-League highlights, live scores, blog

Sydney FC and Melbourne City do battle in a top of the table A-League clash that could serve as a grand final preview. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

The Cairns Taipans will be out to improve their impressive home record when they host the league-leading Sydney Kings, who will be desperate to reverse the result from last time they visited the tropics. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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WATCH: One-handed cricket shot takes internet by storm

Former West Indies One Day International player Darrel Brown went viral after he invented a cricket shot on his return to Australian grade cricket.

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India vs England: International cricket, 4th Test – Day 2 live scores

Keaton Jennings made a brilliant start to his Test career in Mumbai, guiding England into a strong position on the first day in Mumbai, but India will be keen to hit back today with the pitch deteriorating rapidly. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 2 from 3pm (AEDT).

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Australia vs New Zealand highlights: International cricket 3rd ODI live scores, blog

Having won the first two games of the series, Australia find themselves heading to Melbourne enthused by the prospect of a Chappell-Hadlee Trophy whitewash over New Zealand. Join The Roar from 2:20pm (AEDT) for our live scores and coverage of the match.

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Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential backs

Continuing on from the discussion of forwards in Australian rugby that I’ll be looking out for is my delve into the backs as I start to check off my Christmas wish list of who I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for in the 2017 Super Rugby season.

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WBBL is back, and better than before

By Josh Robertson, 9 Dec 2016 New author!
WBBL is back, and better than before

Cricket season is well and truly under way.

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Retiring ABC commentator Kerry O'Keefe

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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Geelong Cats premiership era

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Australian Baseball League

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Virat Kohli of India

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Taniela Tupuo Reds running against the Rebels

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David Warner celebrates his second century in Adelaide

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