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New NRL channel, every game on Fox Sports in $1.8 billion rights deal

A new, dedicated NRL channel and simulcasting of every single NRL game live are the two key components to the newly-announced rights deal for the code.

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Football can rise above: Ignore Jones. Ignore Wilson. Ignore Conn

Connecting the A-League to events in Paris is the biggest example of a crazed imagination in Australia since Bouncer’s dream sequence in Neighbours.

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Vive la difference: Embracing change in cricket

Somewhere in the depths of Steve Waugh’s 720-page magnum opus, Out of My Comfort Zone, published a decade ago, lies a passage on the impact of one-day cricket on the Test format:

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Win the toss at Adelaide with a pink ball and… ?

Guess? Hope for the best? It might be the case that the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what is or isn’t the best thing to do.

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Socceroos should cash in on Brazilian connections

Football in Australia over the last week has emanated a depressing tale, so where better to draw happiness from than the home of jogo bonito, Brazil.

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North America’s rugby league revolution

There is a rugby league revolution going on in North America right now – and it has nothing to do with Jarryd Hayne.

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Where does Klitschko rank among heavyweight boxing’s greats?

After a quick glance at heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s Wikipedia page, you will find a record that trumps boxing legends like George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and even Muhammad Ali.

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Seven ways to ensure a great day-night Test

We are in a brave new world. So long restricted to a choice between the raspberry of the red ball or the vanilla of the white, cricket from now on will offer a third delicious flavour: the Monte Carlo of the pink ball.

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City of Fallen Angels: The Lakers’ tragicomedy

There’s a line in Catch Me If You Can where Christopher Walken tells Leonardo DiCaprio that the reason the Yankees always win is because nobody can keep their eyes off those damn pinstripes.

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Formula One needs a back-up plan if the BBC bites the dust

If I were insane, I could’ve stayed awake until 5am and watched the entirety of the WEC finale online for ‎€5 (or approximately A$1,000 at current exchange rates), a small cost to pay to see Mark Webber crowned champion in Porsche.

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Unknowns Tighe, Yu and Sinnott upstage Australian Open elite

Any golf fan browsing through the 156-strong Australian Open field at the Australian Golf Club wouldn’t have glanced at Lincoln Tighe, Chun-An Yu, or Todd Sinnott.

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Should World Series Cricket stats be recognised?

The inaugural and historic day-night Test with pink balls starting today at the Adelaide Oval has monopolised all cricket discussions. Less discussed is another major news item.

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Ravi Ashwin produces magic against Proteas with carrom ball

Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin has further cemented his reputation as the world’s best spinner, knocking over South Africa’s Paul Harmer with a stunning carrom ball.

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Henry Speight to debut at Dubai Sevens

Henry Speight has been selected to make his sevens debut in Dubai, included in Australian coach’s Scott Bowen’s 12-man squad for the opening round of the 2015-16 season.

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Cricket legend Justin Langer has called for a radical end to draws in Test matches, saying a points system like that used in boxing could be put in place to decide a winner.

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WATCH: The Roar’s top five moments of the week

From embarrassing amateur football moments to unbelievable cricket catches, the past seven days of sport have delivered some bizarre and hilarious moments.

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ARL Commission Chamirman John Grant. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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David Warner leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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

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NASCAR car cutting a sick doey

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Josh Hazlewood

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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers: NBL live scores

The Perth Wildcats, who are 8-4 and second on the NBL ladder, host the New Zealand Breakers, who are 7-4 and third. This should be a classic, so join The Roar for live updates and scores from 9:15pm (AEST).

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Cairns Taipans vs Adelaide 36ers: NBL live scores, blog

The Cairns Taipans take on the Adelaide 36ers at the Cairns Convention Centre. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live scores.

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Australia vs New Zealand: Third Test Highlights – Day 1 scores, blog

The Adelaide Oval will be the scene of the first ever pink ball day-night Test, played between Australia and New Zealand, the third match of a series Australia leads 1-0. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:00pm (AEDT).

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Melbourne City vs Perth Glory highlights: A-League scores

Melbourne City welcome Perth Glory to AAMI Park as two struggling A-League sides look for a morale-boosting victory. Join us on The Roar from 7.40pm (AEDT) for the live scores and commentary.

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Heading to the cricket this weekend? Who are you?

Starting Friday, the first ever day-night Test match will be held at the Adelaide Oval, a venue which has a loyal patronage, attracting a cross section of the community from all over the state.

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Test cricket can evolve respectfully

By Cameron Mee, 27 Nov 2015 Video
Test cricket can evolve respectfully

Cricket is a sport steeped in tradition. It still uses 19th century terms for breaks in play, and gentlemen watching the sport still dress up in suit and tie, especially at Lord’s, the home of cricket.

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Rugby World Cup: State of play and future forecast

This is an overview of the recently completed 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, with some analysis of the way things panned out and the possibilities for the future as we countdown to 2019.

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Twenty20 cricket is more than just entertainment

By Nathan Absalom, 27 Nov 2015 Video
Twenty20 cricket is more than just entertainment

My Sydney Thunder membership pack arrived recently, a nice reminder that the Big Bash League is about to start. While last season was a watershed season for the franchise, in that they didn’t run last, there’s still a sense that the BBL is a circus, just a bit of light entertainment.

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Frank Worrell Trophy: Aussies rise in West Indies’ demise (Part 3)

The 1984-85 Frank Worrell Trophy loss was significant for Australia. Kim Hughes’ tearful resignation from the captaincy after the Brisbane loss became cricketing folklore.

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A catch-up with the English Football League

By The Gurgler, 27 Nov 2015 Video

With just over a third of the season gone, a catch-up of the Football League is long overdue after the previous weekly segment disappeared.

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Super League must believe in its own product

By Sleiman Azizi, 27 Nov 2015
Super League must believe in its own product

I read some comments on Super League the other day that suggested the competition ought to be more aggressive in how it portrays itself and how it sells itself.

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Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Match Result: Its was a fairly dull affair as both Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix failed to produce any meaningful penetration into the opposing box.

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Townsville Crocodiles vs Melbourne United: NBL live scores

The once unbeatable Melbourne United will be out to get their season back on track as well as for revenge when they travel north and take on the giant-killing Townsville Crocodiles at the Townsville Entertainment Centre. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Vics to retain Shield, thanks to batting strength

With only three rounds completed so far of the Sheffied Shield 2014/15, it may be premature to be calling a winner, however, a look over the form and pedigree of the batting line ups of each team gives a strong indication that in the batting stocks, the Vics are the strongest unit in this year’s […]

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Sun setting on Kobe Bryant’s NBA career

While Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry looks forward to more record-breaking exploits on the horizon, the sun is setting rapidly on Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant.

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WSW fans: Why focus on the negatives?

By Jake Rosengarten, 26 Nov 2015 Video
WSW fans: Why focus on the negatives?

The A-League has been in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons.

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Australia's spinner Nathan Lyon. AP Photo/Andres Leighton

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Melbourne Victory fans

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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) claims victory ahead of Mark Cavendish (Omega-Pharma Quick-Step) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in Stage 12 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Wanderers' fans rejoice in A-League season 2013/2014 (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Michael Matthews wearing the Giro d'Italia maglia rosa

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NRL CEO David Gallop speaks to waiting media. AAP Image/Joe Castro

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Lionel Messi and Neymar for Barcelona (photo: AFP)

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West Indies bowler Curtly Ambrose

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