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Brownlow Medal 2017 winner and club-by-club most votes predictions

Dustin Martin will win the 2017 Brownlow Medal tonight. Sorry, was that not enough foreplay for you?

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Five talking points from Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants second preliminary final

The Richmond Tigers are in a grand final after 35 years of waiting – yes, that’s a real sentence about real things that are really happening. Here’s my five talking points from the Tigers’ preliminary final win.

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Dustin Martin discovers new heights and the Tigers rise with him

As it was happening, in mid-ascent, you could feel that even Dustin Martin himself was beginning to be overwhelmed by the occasion, by the demonstration of his own greatness.

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Five talking points from Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats first preliminary final

It may have been another finals blowout, but last night was one Crows fans will never forget. Here are my five talking points from the match.

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Adelaide firm favourites for the flag, regardless of opponent

Adelaide are the first team into the 2017 AFL grand final and, regardless of whether they play Richmond or GWS, they will be starting warm favourites to take out their first flag since 1998.

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Nick Farr-Jones talks to The Roar: “We need someone to be a messiah”

Ask anyone to put together a list of the greatest captains to have led the Wallabies, and the odds are Nick Farr-Jones will feature in most of them. The same goes or any list of halfbacks.

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Roosters vs Cowboys: The ultra definitive preliminary final stats preview

Can the Cowboys’ fairy tale continue? They found a way not to lose against the Sharks and then fair and square beat the Eels, whose only tries – apart from Michael Jennings’ 80th-minute consolation – were against the run of play. Now Justin O’Neill is back, and maybe even Matt Scott.

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How the LG Dire Wolves aim to put Oceania on a new level at Worlds 2017

The LG Dire Wolves have secured the title of first Oceanic team at League of Legends Worlds.

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Who will join the Purple Pride in the NRL final?

A lot of people, particularly some vocal ones in Melbourne, would like me to overlook the fact that the first team qualified for the NRL grand final plays out of Victoria’s most ‘proud’ suburb, boasts one of Australia’s most openly ‘eccentric’ supporters – Molly Meldrum – and even dresses in bright purple.

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Take a bow Craig Bellamy, Cameron Smith and your Storm troopers

It was a privilege to watch the Craig Bellamy-coached, Cameron Smith-led Melbourne Storm march into their eighth NRL decider with a 30-point whitewashing of the Brisbane Broncos last night.

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Club Roar Awards: Steven Bradbury is in the house to judge your videos!

We have been carefully reviewing all the submissions for the Club Roar Awards this week, with the help of Olympic legend, Steven Bradbury.

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Adelaide vs Geelong: AFL Finals Forecast

There are three games of football left in the 2017. But fear not, because they will all be amazing, starting with tonight’s preliminary final between the No-Dangerfields and the Dangerfields: the Adelaide Crows and Geelong Cats.

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Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos: The ultra definitive preliminary final stats preview

And then there were four.

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The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia second ODI

One-nil down, Australia headed to Kolkata looking to level the series. Instead, they left there with the series the very opposite of level.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: The Matildas have arrived

I’ll always remember this week as the week where I really felt like for the first time, the Australian public really embraced the Matildas.

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Australia’s ODI team must be overhauled

Australia’s ODI batting line-up and selection strategy is in need of an overhaul after yet another loss on foreign soil yesterday left them 2-0 down in their five-match series in India.

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Michael Cheika Australia Rugby Union Wallabies Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship Test Rugby 2016

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Dustin Martin Heath Shaw Richmond Tigers GWS Giants AFL 2017

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Steve Smith of Australia looks to the sky

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Capitalist wins again

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Rory Sloane Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL

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Gary Freeman NRL

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Patrick Dangerfield Rory Sloane Geelong Cats Adelaide Crows AFL 2017

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Gorden Tallis of the Broncos fends off the tackle of Steven Witt of the Knights

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Callum Mills Sydney Swans AFL

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Nick Kyrgios is too much a team player

By Pat Hornidge, 26 Sep 2017
Nick Kyrgios is too much a team player

Nick Kyrgios has always intrigued me as a tennis player, mostly because he basically admits that he doesn’t want to be a tennis player.

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The ramble: Boxing, and why hasn’t the A-League started yet?

One of the joys of walking around central Sydney at the moment are the posters displaying artworks from the 2017 Archibald Prize. Near Martin Place a poster shows a slender young woman with tattoos on her arm. I recognised the face but couldn’t quite place the name.

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Morgan deserves more recognition

By Andre Cupido, 26 Sep 2017
Morgan deserves more recognition

Michael Morgan’s inspirational late season-surge towards the grand final has people comparing his incredible run of form to that of Jarryd Hayne in 2009.

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North Melbourne season review and possible trade moves: 2017

While North Melbourne’s win-loss record may not represent a nice season for this young team, it was a solid start for the first year of their rebuild. Here is my season review.

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Wearing a clash jumper won’t cost Richmond the flag

Over the last twenty years, AFL footballers have successfully learnt to develop new skills and to break with numerous, outdated traditions without it affecting their on-field performances.

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College football 2017: Week four villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 26 Sep 2017
College football 2017: Week four villains

Another week of college football is in the books and while there were plenty of teams and individuals who got it done on the college gridiron, there were just as many who didn’t. Here are a few teams and individuals who could’ve and probably should’ve done better, my week four villains:

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Four things we learnt from the NRL preliminary finals

Having witnessed the Brisbane Broncos be subject to a relentless flogging by the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys claim a courageous victory over the Sydney Roosters, I was able to derive the following key learnings.

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Another idea to save Australian rugby union: Bring back the fisticuffs

I was at a top 14 rugby clash recently and saw two big opposing locks square off, off the ball, and have an uninterrupted 30-second boxing fight.

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Aviva premiership Week 4 round-up

By Rob Seltzer, 26 Sep 2017
Aviva premiership Week 4 round-up

Week 4 of the Aviva Premiership is in the bag. There was some superb rugby and questionable refereeing. Here is a wrap of the weeks action.

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What the Anthony trade means for OKC and the Western Conference

Elite scorer and bonafide superstar Carmelo Anthony has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder to form another superteam in the Western Conference, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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WWE No Mercy: Winners and Losers

By Sam Brown, 26 Sep 2017
WWE No Mercy: Winners and Losers

WWE No Mercy has come and gone with a really great night of pro wrestling, but that means it is time to ask the question: who comes out as the biggest winners on the night, and who are the biggest losers?

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Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals: NFL live scores, blog

The Arizona Cardinals will welcome the Dallas Cowboys to the University of Phoenix stadium for the last match in week three. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 10:30am Tuesday morning AEST.

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2017 AFL Brownlow Medal live blog, every vote

By Josh Elliott, 25 Sep 2017 Video
2017 AFL Brownlow Medal live blog, every vote

Result: The raging favourite Dustin Martin was the winner of the 2017 Brownlow Medal, and he broke a couple of records in the process.

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Trump vs the NFL: How did it come to this?

After Donald Trump criticised NFL athletes for kneeling during the United States’ national anthem, the players responded with their most pointed demonstrations to date during Week 3 of the 2017-18 season.

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Dark horse candidates for NBA Most Valuable Player

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player award always has its frontrunners, and for good reason.

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MRP and AFL caught in a Cotch 22

By Martin Rocks, 25 Sep 2017
MRP and AFL caught in a Cotch 22

Trent Cotchin was going hard for the footy, but the general pattern of adjudication from the 2017 Match Review Panel suggests this is a minor traffic infringement.

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Marshawn Lynch Oakland Raiders NFL 2017

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Webb Ellis Cup

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Trent Cotchin AFL Finals Richmond Tigers 2017

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Switzerland Cycling Tour De Suisse

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Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup

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Leichhardt Oval

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Subiaco Lions WAFL

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