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MUNCE: If they ban the whip, I’m telling you our horses will suffer

I watched the ABC’s Catalyst programme, which looked at how whips affect racehorses, on Tuesday night.

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Australia’s youngsters propel them to World Cup final

Australia’s recent glories in Test cricket have been the work of a core group of veterans.

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Bird’s cheap shots should cost him his Origin jumper

I have been a Greg Bird fan for much of his career, but no more. He has lost me as an admirer, most probably forever.

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The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India World Cup semi-final

With New Zealand already in the final, Australia and India faced off at the SCG in the second semi-final to see who would join them. (Spoiler: it’s Australia). Here are the ratings for that match.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 7

Another decent round of tipping last week, with Biltongbek taking out Round 6 and establishing quite the handy lead.

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Don’t look at the numbers, look at Mitch on centre stage

For a man recently accustomed to dominating matches, Mitchell Johnson’s World Cup has cast him in a support role. He’s played without the aura that made him so feared.

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Five things we learnt from the Socceroos’ draw with Germany

As the Asian Champions met the World Champions on Wednesday night in Kaiserslautern, few could have predicted the dominance the Socceroos would impress on the match.

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Steve Smith leads Australia into the World Cup final

Steven Peter Devereux Smith was destined to haunt India all summer. His batting heroics reached a climax yesterday at the SCG with his fifth century in six games.

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The BMW and Vinery Stud Stakes: Group 1 preview and tips

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival rolls on at Rosehill this Saturday with the BMW as the showcase event.

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For Adrian Peterson and the Vikings, breaking up is hard to do

For the last eight years, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been considered one of the truly elite halfbacks in the NFL.

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Red Bull doesn’t give Formula One wings

Somewhere in the hangover of the Australian Grand Prix, the relationship between Red Bull and Renault boiled over in an ugly way, scalding many in the process.

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Major League Baseball is better with a few choice storylines: Here are seven

Crack open the peanuts and get a fresh cold one – baseball is back! This is the time of year when hope soars like a perfectly struck curveball, when every team has a chance at winning all 162 games, and indeed, of attaining World Series glory.

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The Roar’s top 50 players: 41-50

As far as the saying goes, ladies first. But today I’ve been asked to round out The Roar‘s top 50 AFL players, with the first 40 done and dusted.

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When Steve Smith trudged off the SCG following a game-turning century in Australia’s Cricket World Cup semi-final, you could almost hear India’s relief at finally seeing the last of him.

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Port Adelaide have extended coach Ken Hinkley’s contract by two years, cementing their stunning AFL success.

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Skipper Mile Jedinak says the Socceroos’ performance against Germany will take belief gained from winning the Asian Cup to a whole new level.

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The hallowed MCG - It can barely lift its right arm

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Australia's Mitchell Starc bowls during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Australia and England at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO /

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Knights player Jarrod Mullen during the NRL Auckland Nines. (AAP Image/SNPA, Teaukura Moetaua)

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Mick Malthouse gets stuck into the Carlton Blues

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Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs twists his knee

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Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood

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Marcos Ambrose in his comeback to V8s

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Travis Boak and Ken Hinkley of the Power celebrate their win over the Cats.

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2015 William Reid Stakes: Racing live updates, tips and results

Moonee Valley is set to have a stunning end to their Summer Night racing series with the 90th running of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes. Join us for commentary before the race start time of 9:45pm (AEDT).

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Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory will be desperate to end their nine game winless streak when they host Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:30pm (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners highlights: A-League scores

Melbourne Victory host the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park in Melbourne to kick of Round 23 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40pm (AEDT) and leave your comments below.

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[VIDEO] Queensland Reds vs Lions highlights: Super Rugby scores, blog

Match Result A gutsy win for the Lions tonight, and they finish their season tour with three wins from four games.

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Wests Tigers vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Canterbury Bulldogs have moved into the top four on the NRL ladder with a golden point win over the West Tigers at ANZ Stadium tonight. CANTERBURY BULLDOGS 25 WEST TIGERS 24

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[VIDEO] Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs highlights: NRL blog, scores

Sydney rivals the Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs lock horns at Pirtek Stadium. Join The Roar from 7.30pm (AEDT) for all the action from this Friday night fixture.

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[VIDEO] Hurricanes vs Melbourne Rebels highlights: Super Rugby scores, blog

Match Result A comprehensive second half performance has given the Hurricanes a dominant 36-12 victory here in Wellington.

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Ingles to sit out this summer for Boomers

By Andrew Croft, 27 Mar 2015
Ingles to sit out this summer for Boomers

Aussie Star Joe Ingles will be rested this summer and will not compete for Australia in international competition following a mutual agreement made between Jazz and Boomers management.

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Pocock didn’t just challenge Potgieter, he challenged our indifference towards homophobia

Concentration camps taught Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel that the opposite of love was not hate, but indifference. The two hottest topics in NSW sport this week are rooted in indifference.

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Is the MCG too big for the Black Caps to win on?

Wise judges, including ex-Australian opener Matthew Hayden, believe the result of Sunday’s World Cup final is a foregone conclusion because the New Zealand game is not suited to the wide expanses of the MCG.

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Socceroos versus Germany player performance ratings

The Rubicon has been crossed, gone are the old boring Socceroos, Australia now finds itself as a young upwardly mobile team in world football. First came Asian Cup success and now a confidence boosting 2-2 draw with Germany in their own backyard.

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The best way to end A-League burn-out is to extend the season

On Wednesday night, the A-League’s two most travelled teams met at Lang Park. Western Sydney Wanderers recorded a 4-1 win over the Brisbane Roar in front of just 6,813 spectators, as the fixture list build-up starts to affect both teams on and off the field.

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Sheffield Shield performers highlight Australia’s enviable depth

With all the electrifying action in the World Cup, you could be forgiven for not noticing that the Sheffield Shield season came to a tame close on Wednesday afternoon.

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NRL Round 4 preview

By The lazy Phoenix, 27 Mar 2015
NRL Round 4 preview

Round 4 of the NRL season is nearly upon us, next week is Easter and the Cricket World Cup concludes on Sunday. The real footy season has turned up at last!

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Pride and passion is holding South African sport back

Having never been a real cricket fan, even I was all choked up seeing the Proteas fall yet again in the face of World Cup adversity.

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2015 AFL season preview: Melbourne Demons

By Stirling Coates, 27 Mar 2015 Video
2015 AFL season preview: Melbourne Demons

The ‘Roos revival’ at Melbourne unraveled miserably towards the end of last season. As incredulous as it is that one team can be so bad for so long, there’s very little to suggest the Demons will be rising anytime soon.

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Benji Marshall in his debut for the Dragons

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James

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Matthew Leckie

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Aaron Finch will benefit from a rejuvenated coaching structure in Victoria. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Australian IndyCar driver Will Power

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Hugh Goddard and Paddy McCartin

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Daniel Rich of the Lions

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Ocean Park wins the Cox Plate for 2012, beating All Too Hard

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Wycliff Palu receives a pass during the opening game of the series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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