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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
There are moments, fleeting moments, when you start talking yourself into North Melbourne as a legitimate premiership threat.
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.
The 1991 AFL grand final at Waverley was responsible for four individual player records – all set by the one man.
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.
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.
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.
England beat Pakistan by 330 runs at Old Trafford earlier this week.
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.
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.
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?
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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The 1500 metre freestyle became Australia’s flagship event in the pool at the back end of the 20th century and the early 2000s.
Since the 2016 Tour de France ended, I have seen numerous comments proclaiming that this year’s race for the Maillot Jaune was boring.
Rugby league fans will be in for a treat over the second half of Round 21 with plenty of high-quality football on offer.
To be a successful AFL club these days, you have to embrace the value of the one percenters.
I have a question about two of the main suspensions metered out by the NRL this year.
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.
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.
Australia’s first communal failure came in the next Test at Edgbaston. Australia won the toss and batted.
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.
Last week I spoke about individual performances in team sports following ACL reconstruction.
What Karl-Anthony Towns was able to do in his first season was nothing short of amazing.
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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I can think of at least 20 other things we could spend the bunker money on.
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.
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.
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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