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Five quick takes from AFLX

We’ve had our first taste of AFLX, and in terms of divisiveness it was the sporting world’s answer to pineapple on pizza. Here’s five quick takes from me on the AFL’s newest experiment.

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Australia stun Kiwis in record T20 chase

Australia’s remarkable transformation as a Twenty20 unit continued last night as they completed a jaw-dropping record chase of 244 in New Zealand with seven balls to spare.

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Eden Park run-fest did cricket no favours

The avalanche of statistics that no doubt poured forth during Australia’s rather comfortable (!) overhauling of New Zealand’s massive score at Eden Park in the T20 tri-series included one to please brand managers the world over.

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2020 vision: How North Melbourne completes the rebuild in two years

North Melbourne cut a gargantuan amount of experience at the end of 2016 and then followed it up with cutting some more this off-season.

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South Africa’s pace depth is simply scary

Australia’s four-Test tour of South Africa kicks off on Thursday with their sole warm-up match. So what lessons for Australia emerged from the Proteas’ recent home series against Test number one team India?

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Sacrifices and opportunities: Life not too grim for former Force players

I wonder what Taniela Tupou thinks of the latest grumble from a former Western Force player.

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Talls weren’t supposed to thrive in the AFLW – here’s why they are

So far in the AFLW, much like in the men’s game, we have largely seen the awards, attention and accolades go to the midfielders.

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And the NRL’s 2018 top eight will be…

And so! Fresh from last week’s nothing-short-of-triumphant column, here we are again.

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Meet Adam Waterson: LA Galaxy’s own Aussie secret weapon

Adam Waterson has already won the AFC Champions League, and he’s now got his sights set on an MLS Cup title with American giants LA Galaxy.

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The Roar’s 2018 AFL top 50: 41-50

Welcome to the end game, the fifth string, the E-Team, the end game.

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Todd Carney should get one more go

As a hardcore Canberra Raiders supporter, these are words I never thought I’d type: give Todd Carney another go.

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Mary’s Wonder Women: Who is playing in the W-League grand final?

This Sunday, the tenth edition of the W-League will come to a close when the Grand Final is contested between Sydney FC and Melbourne City.

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Warner urged to play ‘natural game’ and sledge his way out of slump

Australia’s coaching staff have instructed an out-of-sorts David Warner to “get back to basics” and “show more aggression” – and maybe score some runs, too.

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Lynne Anderson and Dean Pay to put the bite back in the Bulldogs

Peter ‘Bullfrog’ Moore was one of the most outstanding sporting administrators of all time, so it surprised no one when Lynne Anderson, one of his nine children, led a reform ticket at the Bulldogs to almost wipe out the incumbent board of directors.

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Aussie wins Games snowboard cross silver

Snowboard cross racer Jarryd Hughes has taken Winter Olympic silver, Australia’s third medal in PyeongChang.

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Esports are just as social as traditional sports. Here’s why

I’m almost surprised we are here again, but it seems the shackles of stereotypes and misunderstanding still weigh down the esports name.

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Eben Etzebeth makes a half break.

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Ivan Franjic

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Carlton's Patrick Cripps

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2017 Queensland Maroons State of Origin

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Paul Gallen Sharks

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Toby Greene GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2016

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Chadd Sayers at a press conference

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NRL Grand Final 2017

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AFLX

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The UFC needs to pay Cris Cyborg back after saving UFC 222

With her recent successful title defence against legitimate featherweight contender, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg took a big step in building her featherweight division.

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Simmons, Kyrgios and Day: Australian sporting exports on the verge of boom time

Don’t look now, but this country is within touching distance of an unprecedented golden era for its overseas based male sports stars.

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Let the battle for A-League expansion begin

By Janakan Seemampillai, 19 Feb 2018
Let the battle for A-League expansion begin

The A-League has finally announced that there will be two new teams come the 2019-20 season, long-awaited good news for Australian football fans.

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Weekend wrap of NRL vs Super League games

This weekend we had the rare pleasure of witnessing three NRL vs Super League matches. Unfortunately, the results seemed to highlight the ever-increasing gap between the NRL and the Super League, with the NRL teams winning all three.

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Is AB de Villiers great, or just very good?

There’s no doubt AB de Villiers is entering the twilight of his career.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Tuesday February 20

Four meetings across Australia this Tuesday, with the main focus being on Wyong and Sale, backed up by a Queensland double header at Mackay and Gatton.

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Four things we learnt from the weekend trials

By Walter Penninger, 19 Feb 2018
Four things we learnt from the weekend trials

The NRL is warming up with its preseason trials, including the Storm’s World Club Challenge match against the Leeds Rhinos. Here are four things we learnt ahead of the season proper.

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The best player on your AFL team

By Doran Smith, 19 Feb 2018
The best player on your AFL team

Ever wondered who the best player on every AFL team was? Wonder no longer – I’ve made the ultimate list!

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday February 19

A double header in NSW is on the cards for punters this Monday, with programs at Lismore and Bathurst. Here are the five bets across all meetings.

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Toro Rosso could be the surprise packet for 2018

Recent headlines have been dominant towards Sergey Sirotkin and his teammate Lance Stroll being hired as pay-drivers, creating skepticism regarding the ability of such drivers.

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Five quick takeaways from AFLW Round 3

By Nic Negrepontis, 18 Feb 2018
Five quick takeaways from AFLW Round 3

Round 3 of the AFL Women’s season was instrumental in shaping what the top two may look like. Here’s my five quick hot takes.

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Five talking points from A-League Round 20 (part two)

The Round 20 split round has come to an end, and the A-League has once again managed to deliver on, as well as off, the field, so there is plenty to talk about in the A-League Talking Points.

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Seven talking points from the World Club Series

Our first real taste of rugby league action is in the books for 2018 and that means it’s time for the return of NRL talking points as we get ready for a huge season ahead.

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Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans: NBL live scores, blog

The Perth Wildcats will look to secure third spot on the NBL table when they host the Cairns Taipans in the final game of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

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Fremantle Dockers vs Melbourne Demons: AFLW live scores, blog

Match result: Fremantle have upset Melbourne’s applecart, with an excellent display of accurate kicking in front of goal leading them to a five-point victory.

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W-League Grand Final highlights: Sydney FC vs Melbourne City scores, blog

Match result Melbourne City have won their third W-League title, defeating Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on a sapping afternoon.

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson

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Melissa Kuys

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Steve Smith

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Liam Sopoaga Hurricanes Super Rugby Union 2017

Random pre-season rugby musings

By Highlander, 18 Feb 2018

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Scotland's Stuart Hogg

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Jarryd Hughes after winning silver

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Storm Roux

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Roger Federer

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AFLX: What’s not to like?

By Aligee, 18 Feb 2018

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