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Last year your correspondent wrote a reasonably well-received column on The Roar about not going to the grand final for the first time since 1985.
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The Hawks face their bogey side on a Friday night, with a chance to remind the AFL universe who are the champions.
Why, when there is a changing of the guard, do you see teams take some time to rebuild or adapt to a supposed new style?
This shapes as a really interesting weekend of rugby. Round 11 has a bit of a ‘moving weekend’ feel about it.
Are the preachers who tell us there’s only one way to play football, that it should be with the ball, possession based and all that, revelling in Leicester’s fairytale Premier League success?
Overhearing a passionate debate in a bar often throws up all kinds of gems. Politics, sex, employment, kids, spouses. Nothing is off limits and when alcohol is added to the mix the humour/depravity/outlandishness is increased, often to the nth degree.
The Warrnambool carnival, as it always does, provided some spirited racing through the week, having commendably carved out an old-school niche on the calendar.
Quick quiz: what is the fastest thing in the sporting world?
Semi Radradra is a friendly, quietly spoken Fijian who just happens to be one helluva rugby league winger.
Former Wallabies and Reds flyhalf, and current Toulon playmaker Quade Cooper has been ruled out of the Olympic Games by Australian rugby.
The 2016 Giro d’Italia shapes as the most important Grand Tour for Australia since Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France victory.
Two former Parramatta directors have backed their successors’ move in taking legal action against the NRL.
The NRL has backflipped on its stance that Parramatta can’t play for points until its `Gang of Five’ officials leave the club.
The AFL has moved to end the stoush over Greater Western Sydney’s academy entitlements – for this year at least.
Parramatta’s ability to accrue NRL premiership points is independent of five directors taking legal action against the Eels, it was determined on Friday.
Sydney radio host Jackie Henderson has apologised for suggesting Parramatta rugby league star Kieran Foran was the not father of his ex-partner Rebecca Pope’s 11-week-old son.
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The Richmond Tigers are against the world – and also the Hawthorn Hawks – on Friday night at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting at 7:50pm AEST. Okay, Richmond aren’t actually against the world – but that’s how it must feel when they come up against […]
New Zealand will be out to secure their fourth straight victory over the Kangaroos when the two teams collide in the annual Anzac Day Test match. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.
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This game sees the Brumbies host the Bulls, playing in GIO Stadium, Canberra. Join The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST) for all the live scores and commentary on the action.
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The Crusaders host the Reds in what appears to be a heavy contest when they clash at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Join The Roar from 5:30pm for live scores and commentary.
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Today rugby league and heavy metal tragic Steve Mascord penned an article explaining why he’s “brushing the rugby league Test.”
Is this the most horrendous football tackle you’ve ever seen?
This week’s Roar and Against debate is on Leicester’s incredible achievement to win the English Premier League. Is it the greatest underdog sporting moment of all-time or just another special moment to tell the grandkids?
The moment the Chelsea versus Tottenham game ended in a welter of kicking, eye-gouging and general disgruntlement, a truth barely hoped for, a dream rarely uttered, became a joyful reality. Leicester City – Leicester City, as the English commentator Jon Champion proclaimed incredulously, were champions of England.
Grigor Dimitrov and Bernard Tomic were duking it out this week for the mantel of baddest boy in tennis, a hotly contested title these days and strangely lacking Nick Kyrgios in recent days.
Last week wasn’t too bad. I tipped Greater Western Sydney as the value team of the round to get up, and did they do that or what?
Perhaps the greatest gift of the reality-defying Foxes of Leicester is just that: to momentarily suspend reality and take us back to a more innocent time.
It was announced on Wednesday morning that the upcoming all-Australian NBL tour of China, which features three matches, would be broadcast by pay-TV provider Fox Sports.
We start with a bad team undeservedly getting the Friday night stage yet again, move into a Super Saturday with six games across the country and finish with a quiet double on Mothers Day.
In the final of my three-part preview of the teams taking part in this year’s Giro d’Italia, we cover some of the top teams in the sport who will battle it out for general classification honors.
The Socceroos are set to name an extended squad for the upcoming friendlies against England and Greece.
For this year’s Giro I’ll be taking an in-depth look at each of the team’s taking part in this year’s Giro d’Italia – 22 articles covering the Giro’s 22 teams over the course of the 21 stages (and one rest day) of this year’s race.
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