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NBA podcaster Tom Read gave me the inspiration for this article when he tweeted that he was there in person to see Carmelo Anthony’s 37-point explosion at the 2012 London Olympics.
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News that Football Federation Australia has moved to ban all clubs from streaming their fixtures in the FFA Cup round of 16 has been met with widespread disdain.
The Rugby Championship might be taking a week off, but not the hard-working types charged with asking and tackling the big questions every Friday. Despite no Test Rugby this weekend, Biltong, Digger and I still had plenty to talk about.
It’s been an extraordinary week for me where the pieces of a puzzle have fallen in to place in a fashion I never imagined possible.
What a match of tangled emotions! On a number of levels I felt myself riding along with the fascinating and frustrating conflict on the screen.
Recall the stink the ex-Wallaby coach Robbie Deans caused when he overlooked first choice Quade Cooper for James O’Connor as fly-half against the Lions?
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South Sydney didn’t do much to soothe the nerves of their fans with last night’s win over Canterbury. The Bulldogs did more to lose the game than the Rabbitohs did to win it.
A long-waited Western Derby final could be coming our way as soon as next weekend. But don’t worry, because if it doesn’t we could still witness it in week two of the finals.
Doping. It’s one of those topics that makes you say, “oh god, not again, how boring, let’s move on, why not focus on the positives?”
There’s one round to go and 12 teams can – technically at least – make the eight. The two sides vying for fourth also happen to be playing each other.
On the surface, Dae Szydlick is just like every other sports-loving 14-year-old boy.
The Queensland Reds are expected to announce Karmichael Hunt and James O’Connor as the newest additions to their playing list at the club’s gala ball in Brisbane on Friday night.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick reckons it’s perfect. No doubt, so do AFL heavyweights who couldn’t have scripted it better.
The Wallabies might not have lost the likes of Kane Douglas, Sitaleki Timani or Nick Cummins if they’d allowed overseas sabbaticals sooner, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) boss Bill Pulver admits.
You can have all the money and star power in the world and even try dirty tactics, but nothing seems to deter Western Sydney who believe they can become the fist A-League club to lift the Asian Champions League trophy.
Before aircraft, tanks and machine guns changed the way wars were fought, the battlefields that armies met on could be totally chaotic scenes of frenzied hand to hand fighting and slaughter.
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It’s the last chance for the Collingwood Magpies as they take on the second placed Hawthorn Hawks on Friday night footy to kick off the final round of the 2014 home and away season. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).
Finals hopes go on the line tonight as the Brisbane Broncos host the St George Illawarra Dragons. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.
While I greatly appreciate the physically demanding routines and the athletes that perform them, cheerleaders as they are currently known no longer have a place in the NRL.
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It’s the most lucrative time-slot in the AFL, and with the league currently planning its fixture for the 2015 season, there are some clubs which will push to be included on Friday nights on a regular basis next year.
I have noticed a disdain bordering on hatred for the Melbourne Storm.
I’m faced with a big decision. After two enjoyable years in the Red and Black Bloc of the Western Sydney Wanderers, I’m contemplating a move away.
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For the past six years, I have booked a flight across the Tasman. I walked through New Zealand customs proudly wearing my Wallabies jersey.
The rugby league world was this week in raptures following the announcement by NRL Head of Football, Todd Greenberg, that video referees are to start making their decisions from a specially designed command centre ‘bunker’.
After a slow start the University of Canberra Vikings produced a great comeback to triumph 37-18 and earn their first win of the inaugural National Rugby Championship season.
Nothing says spring racing like fresh cut grass, fast horses, and well-dressed fillies! The champagne is bubbly and the best stayers and sprinters are about to embark on Group 1 glory.
They say that you shouldn’t let your Year 12 marks define who you are as a person. While there’s merit in that, it hasn’t stopped me from long defining Luke Ball by his 98.8 ENTER score.
August 29th 2013. Aaron Finch belts a phenomenal 156 in a Twenty20 against England.
Welcome back to the Premier League Mario Balotelli, we’ve missed you.
While there is a week off for the players, there is still plenty of much needed water-cooler rugby discussion to be had.
I have well and truly moved beyond admiring and worshipping sportsmen. Still, after watching the engrossing final day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti, I was once again reminded of how cool it would be to be Kelly Slater.
It is clear from the recent All Black demolition that Australia needs to try something a little different in order to salvage some pride from the third Bledisloe Test.
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