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What’s the problem with Todd Carney being photographed hanging out with Schapelle Corby and her sister in Bali? It’s just a few Aussies having a harmless get-together in a foreign land.

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Sally Pearson pulls the trigger at the Commonwealth Games

Sally Pearson sent an emphatic message to her 100m hurdles rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – “catch me if you can”

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Can Pearce Hanley be better than Jim Stynes?

Run-and-carry players are more valuable than ever in modern AFL’s tight defensive structures. Few footballers are more dangerous when offered a skerrick of space than the Brisbane Lions’ Irish jet Pearce Hanley.

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Super Rugby Final preview: The stats that matter

For our Super Rugby final preview, we thought it might be useful to present the cold hard stats, given that the Waratahs and Crusaders have both arrived at the last game of the season in great form.

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Meares and Morton, friends and foes

We all knew that Australia’s track cycling star Anna Meares would be one of the athletes to watch at the Glasgow Commonwealth games.

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Bottom five AFL teams have bright futures

If you look back at the on-field history of the VFL and AFL, there has usually been at least one team each season that has virtually been noncompetitive.

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Waratahs vs Crusaders: Super Rugby grand final preview

The grand final of the 2014 Super Rugby competition will take place between the competition leading Waratahs and the in form Crusaders at Allianz Stadium.

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Queensland Country name 35-man NRC squad

Queensland Country have named a 35-man squad for the inaugural season of the National Rugby Championship (NRC).

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NSW Country Eagles announce NRC Squad for 2014

The NSW Country Eagles have announced a strong 33-man squad for the inaugural National Rugby Championship set to start in August, 2014.

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England complete ten-day turnaround against India

What a turnaround in 10 days! On July 21, Indian supporters were on the top of the world as the national side beat England in the second Test at Lords by 95 runs to lead 1-0 in the Pataudi Trophy.

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Dockers claim thrilling last-gasp win against the Blues

Fremantle overcame the early loss of skipper Matthew Pavlich to post a gutsy five-point win over Carlton in Thursday night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.

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A refreshed and more highly motivated Dan Carter says the Crusaders are hungry for a Super Rugby final win and has paid NSW Waratahs opposite number Kurtley Beale a big compliment.

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Hawthorn are already the team of the year

To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year.

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Tigers white anting their own future as fans pay the price

In the last week Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has been reduced to the status of a lame duck.

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Commonwealth Games: The thrill is gone

What has happened to me? I used to be as committed to the Commonwealth Games as Brian Taylor is to his moustache, as Robbie Farah is to his own self-esteem.

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2014 Super Rugby final: Crusaders will spoil the party

I haven’t had time this week to prepare any of my regular video analysis in advance of the 2014 Super Rugby final which I was looking forward to as there’s plenty to analyse.

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V8 Supercars in action

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Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates

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David Gallop, head of the FFA. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Tyrone Vickery of the Tigers shows his emotions after losing the AFL Round 17 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Gold Coast Suns at Cazalys Stadium, Cairns. Slattery Images

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st josephs rugby 2006. Photo from High Rugby Friends website

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Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line in Paris

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Terry Campese blows up

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Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau

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Lance Franklin of the Swans is tackled by Josh Gibson of the Hawks

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Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

The Sydney Swans host the Essendon Bombers at the SCG tonight, with both teams needing a win to boost their position for the run to the finals. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Manly Sea Eagles vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

The Brisbane Broncos travel to Brookvale Oval keen to cement their position in the top eight while a win for the Manly Sea Eagles could confirm their grasp of the minor premiership. Join The Roar for all the action from 7:40pm (AEST).

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers: NRL live scores, blog

An injury-ravaged Penrith Panthers travel to ANZ Stadium to take on the Canterbury Bulldogs to open Round 21 of the NRL. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.

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Why I left my heart in Brazil

By Domenic Trimboli, 31 Jul 2014 New author!
Why I left my heart in Brazil

It’s 3:00am and I’m walking along Copacabana beach. It’s the sort of night that belittles winter as we know it. It’s lukewarm and gentle, and there’s a shorts-and-thongs type breeze flowing across the bay.

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Give him a break! Why Marc Janko is worth more than he seems

“Marc Who?” Really, Fox? You guys as well? That’s a bit ridiculous.

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Bon voyage, Sammy Burgess

By natalieshoebridge, Today
Bon voyage, Sammy Burgess

On February 17, my heart broke. News came through that Sam Burgess was to depart at the end of the season and return to the land of tea, the Duchess of Cambridge and Geordie Shore.

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These kids are alright

By Zee, Today

The 2014 NRL season has been if not the tightest, then one of the tightest and most unpredictable competitions in recent history.

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Oklahoma City Thunder need a strike of inspiration

Now that the NBA Draft and free agency are drawing to a close, rosters for the next season are being finalised. This is not good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Nice guys don’t make nice coaches

By Daniel Nichols, Today

In the aftermath of Athletics Australia coach Eric Hollingsworth being sent home from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, it has me thinking, do athletes and teams need their coach to be nice guys or girls?

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The Waratahs need an Origin-style cauldron

In the lead up to the first ever Super Rugby final to be played in Sydney (and the Waratahs first grand final appearance since 2008), there’s been a lot of talk from across the ditch and at home about the decision to play the game at ANZ stadium.

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In the wake of the Potter drama, who’d want to be a coach?

Bank managers must be reluctant to give out home loans once they find out you work as an NRL coach.

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A web of leadership lies for Sally Pearson and Eric Hollingsworth

Why is there an expectation that when a group of high performers get together for a big event like the Commonwealth Games that there has to be a leader?

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Big NRL crowds are a non-negotiable

By Michael Georgiou, Today
Big NRL crowds are a non-negotiable

The NRL is the world’s premier rugby league competition and boasts most of the world’s most talented football players including Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston.

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If I were a selector: Hughes in, Warner out for Zimbabwe

Australia start their preparation for the World Cup by visiting Zimbabwe at the end of August.

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Sydney FC don’t need Janko

By Brian Orange, Today

Sydney FC has signed Austrian captain and central striker Marc Janko as their marquee player for the 2014-15 A-League season.

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Life is made up of experiences. Some memorable, some forgettable. Football has given me many enjoyable times.

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Greg Inglis unhappy during Origin 2 at ANZ Stadium (Photo: @NRLPhotos)

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Nat Fyfe (left) and Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers look dejected

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Rob Horne crosses for his first try for the Waratahs

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Dan Carter leads the Crusaders to a win

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Dean Cox of the West Coast Eagles and Richmond's Tyrone Vickery contest the ruck during the AFL Round 12 match between the Richmond Tigers and the West Coast Eagles at the MCG, Melbourne. Slattery Images

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Daniel Rich of the Lions

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