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Why I’m brushing the rugby league Test

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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Richmond vs Hawthorn: Friday Night Forecast

The Hawks face their bogey side on a Friday night, with a chance to remind the AFL universe who are the champions.

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Gibson and the Waratahs could be a perfect match, but it’s too early to judge

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?

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The talking points: Super Rugby Round 11

This shapes as a really interesting weekend of rugby. Round 11 has a bit of a ‘moving weekend’ feel about it.

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Celebrate Leicester for proving there’s more than one way to play

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?

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Foxes’ success makes for a superb season

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.

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Morphettville: Sangster Stakes and Australasian Oaks Group 1 preview and tips

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.

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There’s more to Red Bull’s Kvyat knee jerk than you think

Quick quiz: what is the fastest thing in the sporting world?

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Slamming Semi Radradra’s Kangaroo selection is un-Australian

Semi Radradra is a friendly, quietly spoken Fijian who just happens to be one helluva rugby league winger.

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Quade Cooper’s Olympic dream over, will not be considered for Rio Games

Former Wallabies and Reds flyhalf, and current Toulon playmaker Quade Cooper has been ruled out of the Olympic Games by Australian rugby.

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Esteban Chaves: The Colombian writing Australian cycling’s next chapter

The 2016 Giro d’Italia shapes as the most important Grand Tour for Australia since Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France victory.

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Two former Parramatta directors have backed their successors’ move in taking legal action against the NRL.

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NRL backs down on Eels directors stance

The NRL has backflipped on its stance that Parramatta can’t play for points until its `Gang of Five’ officials leave the club.

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The AFL has moved to end the stoush over Greater Western Sydney’s academy entitlements – for this year at least.

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Parramatta’s ability to accrue NRL premiership points is independent of five directors taking legal action against the Eels, it was determined on Friday.

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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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Ed Jenkins Australia Rugby Sevens 2016

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Greg Inglis reacts following the round 1 NRL match. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan

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N'Golo Kante for Leicester

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Matthew Pavlich takes a mark for Fremantle

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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Carlton Blues player Dale Thomas

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Israel Dagg flies high

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Scott Thompson Adelaide Crows AFL 2014

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The Roar of the crowd

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Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

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 […]

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Kangaroos vs Kiwis highlights: 2016 Anzac Test live scores, blog

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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Brumbies vs Bulls: 2016 Super Rugby live scores, blog

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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Crusaders vs Reds highlights: Crusaders demolish the Reds

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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Why I will be watching the ANZAC Test

Today rugby league and heavy metal tragic Steve Mascord penned an article explaining why he’s “brushing the rugby league Test.”

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WATCH: Player red carded after shocking two-footed tackle

Is this the most horrendous football tackle you’ve ever seen?

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Roar and Against: Leicester’s EPL win is the greatest underdog story in sports history

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?

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What Leicester City have done for sport

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.

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Friday Funnies: Kyrgios missing from bad boy contest

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.

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Round 7 AFL tips and best bets

By Michelle Vogel, Today
Round 7 AFL tips and best bets

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?

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Leicester City the stuff of dreams, now for the violent wake-up

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.

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Fox Sports covering All-Australian tour of China an important step for NBL

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.

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Paicey’s picks: AFL Round 7

By Steven Paice, Today
Paicey’s picks: AFL Round 7

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.

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Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 3)

By Brendon Vella, Today
Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 3)

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.

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New faces expected for Socceroos’ upcoming friendlies

The Socceroos are set to name an extended squad for the upcoming friendlies against England and Greece.

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Giro d’Italia squad of the day: Stage 1 – Team Giant-Alpecin

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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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero

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Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara (2nd L) of Trek Factory Racing celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Tour of Flanders

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Volvo Polestar

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Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin

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Bernard Tomic

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Steele Sidebottom Collingwood Magpies AFL 2014

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Phil Gould and the Channel Nine team - is it really necessary to have a 50 minute lead-in before each Origin game?

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Cowboys Jake Granville

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