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Sorry Nick Kyrgios, but a grand slam win is light years away

Nick Kyrgios was an embarrassment last night.

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Faulkner’s batting has waned but his bowling has improved

James Faulkner is not the dominant ODI batsman he once was, but his bowling in the 50-over format has quietly improved.

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BBL06: Everyone gets a semi-final spot (except the Thunder)

What a wacky week of BBL cricket it’s been. With just three games to play, we’re still looking at the incredible situation whereby six of the eight teams can qualify for next week’s semi-finals. I don’t think we’ve seen a competition to date as tight as BBL06.

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A complex Kyrgios crashes out of Australian Open

When Nick Kyrgios led veteran Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1 7-6 3-2 in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park last night it was all over bar the handshakes at the net.

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The Trail Blazers are drowning in the mediocrity of their own making

Success is the NBA’s cruellest Kool-Aid, so sweet in the moment, often so direly bitter just months later.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 16

The football just keeps on coming this season – not long after the Phoenix sprung a surprise 3-0 win over the Victory, we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips and predictions.

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Exits of Gibson and Petrie might’ve been the best thing for 36ers

Adam Gibson and Anthony Petrie won’t be there for the Brisbane Bullets against the Adelaide 36ers on Thursday night and ironically it could have been their departures that inspired the Sixers rise this season.

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WATCH: Roar LIVE talks Mitch Marsh, India selections and rugby’s new tackling laws

Roar LIVE is kicking off nice and early today – so grab a coffee, get involved and start your day with some quality sports banter.

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Women’s draw for 2017 Sydney Sevens announced

The women’s draw for the 2017 Sydney Sevens has been revealed, with Australia placed in a group which will hold few fears for the defending world and Olympic champions.

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Perth skipper Rostyn Griffiths handed two-match ban

Perth won’t appeal the two-game A-League ban handed to captain Rostyn Griffiths over his second-half brain snap in Newcastle.

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Australian Open: Tomic toughs it out to reach third round

Bernard Tomic says he could have suffered the same fate as Nick Kyrgios if he hadn’t wrapped up his Australian Open second round encounter with Victor Estrella Burgos in four sets.

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Kyrgios hunting for coach after Open exit

Nick Kyrgios will step up his search for a full-time coach after confessing to mentally and physically capitulating after crashing out of the Australian Open in spectacular fashion.

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Only Maxwell shows up to optional training, as Boof encourages rest for ODI

They say rest is for the wicked, but Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes a bit of down time holds the key to his team’s quest to regain their batting mojo.

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Boof Lehmann is a jerk, but it’s what he’s been bred to be

In the last week or so, we have seen two examples of public figures being jerks. For one it means disaster, while for the other it is business as usual.

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Numbers game: Which AFL teams should rise or fall in 2017

Before the takes start flying, it’s prudent to take our now bi-annual clinical look at the AFL as a way of setting the scene for the season.

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The key to breaking down Sydney FC’s remarkable defence

Saturday night’s 0-0 stalemate in the Sydney Derby was the Western Sydney Wanderers’ first clean sheet of the season, which was the biggest positive from the match for coach Tony Popovic.

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Will Genia Wallabies Springboks Rugby Union Test Championship 2016 Australia South Africa

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Ben Roethlisberger throws a mickey.

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja celebrates his first Test century

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Roy Krishna of the Phoenix celebrates

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Ashton Agar walks back to his bowling mark with a pink ball

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South African winger Cornal Hendricks

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Australia vs Pakistan: 3rd ODI cricket live scores, blog

Pakistan finally picked up a drought-breaking win over Australia in the second ODI and will be looking to carry that momentum into Perth. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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Australian Open highlights: Denis Istomin shocks Novak Djokovic in five-set thriller

Denis Istomin shocked the tennis world with an incredible five-set win over number two seed Novak Djokovic. Check out the incredible highlights in the video.

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Dominic Thiem vs Jordan Thompson: Australian Open tennis live scores, blog

Australian Open eighth seed Dominic Thiem will be out to improve his form line when he takes on comeback king Jordan Thompson in the second round. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from around 8:30pm (AEDT).

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Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog, highlights

Melbourne City have underperformed in the A-League and need a win against the Central Coast Mariners to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.50pm (AEDT).

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Adelaide 36ers vs Brisbane Bullets: NBL live scores

The Adelaide 36ers will be out to start Round 16 of the NBL with a bang and push themselves closer to the minor premiership when they take on the undermanned and struggling Brisbane Bullets. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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India vs England: International cricket, 2nd ODI live scores

India pulled off a stunning run chase in Pune to take the early series lead against England who will be desperate to hit back and pick up their first victory of a long and disastrous tour.

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Daria Gavrilova vs Ana Konjuh: Australian Open live scores, blog

Aussie fan favourite Daria Gavrilova faces 19-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh in the second round of the Australian Open. Join The Roar from around 6:30pm (AEDT) for live scores and coverage.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 cycling live race updates, blog

It might be a relatively hilly Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under as the peloton takes the 144-kilometre trek from Glenelg to Victor Harbour, but a chance in the general classification is unlikely on a day for the strong men. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:20pm (AEDT).

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Australia vs Pakistan: Third ODI preview

By Scott Pryde, 19 Jan 2017
Australia vs Pakistan: Third ODI preview

Pakistan finally got their first victory on a disastrous tour of Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and will be looking to move ahead in the one-day series when the teams head west.

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Are the Knights gone for 2017 without Mullen?

Jarrod Mullen’s surprising positive test to steroids has rocked the Newcastle Knights and will likely put their rebuild under coach Nathan Brown at stake. Or will it?

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A revised attempt at an AFL conference system

As the AFL preseason continues with fantasy footy prices being released and teams tearing it up on the training tracks, my mind wanders to articles past.

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The meteoric rise of the Brit who could have been ours

Johanna Konta has emerged from the clouds over the last two years to become one of the world’s most formidable players, and there is little to suggest that her progress will be halted anytime soon.

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Super Rugby 2017 preview – Africa 2 conference

This week we will take a look at the Africa 2 Conference, arguably the more competitive of the African conferences.

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Fourlis continued to grow, even as she lost

I won’t lie. The Australian wasn’t going to win the match.

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WATCH: Batsman given sendoff after granting gift to opposition

In a second-grade cricket match between Glenmore Park and Kingswood, a Redbacks fielder gave a rather arrogant sendoff to the Kingswood batsman.

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How far can Ashleigh Barty go?

By mastermind5991, 19 Jan 2017
How far can Ashleigh Barty go?

This time twelve months ago, Ashleigh Barty was scoring runs and taking wickets for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League.

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Pep Guardiola

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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw

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Demons player Chelsea Randall tackled at the MCG

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Matthew Goss of Australia leads the peloton

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Pep Guardiola

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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