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The AFL’s moneyball revolution moves one step closer with Emma Quayle’s career change

You’ve probably heard the term ‘moneyball’ in an AFL context a lot over the past few years. We aren’t there yet, not even close. But with Emma Quayle’s career-change, the critical thinking revolution is one step closer.

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The Wrap: In search of the Super Rugby edge

Professional rugby has come a long way in 20 years.

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Close but no cigar: Which NRL teams are another year away from contention?

In the third instalment of my season preview series, I delve into four ascending teams whose best football is still another 12 months away.

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Taipans and Hawks need something special to stop 36ers and Wildcats

The Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats could hardly have looked more impressive in claiming Game 1 of their respective NBL semi-final series’ and it’s going to take something remarkable from the Illawarra Hawks and Cairns Taipans to force their way into the grand final.

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Explaining eSports to a 51-year-old, sports-loving dad

This article is designed to be a part of the initial foray of research by slightly older sports fans into understanding the world of competitive gaming, or as it will be referred to throughout this piece – eSports.

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Khawaja to be dropped for India Tests, with spin his undoing

Usman Khawaja looks likely to be dropped for the first Test against India on Thursday after being left out of the team for Australia’s only warm-up match which started yesterday in Mumbai.

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Democratisation of the NPL yet another technological step forward

The involvement television companies have had with football over the last 20 years has been a double-edged sword.

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A long time in sport: Reflecting on the best of the last three years

Three years is a long time in sport. If you don’t believe me, think back to a time when Mitchell Johnson was cracking skulls and taking names on his way to 37 wickets in a five-match Test series to reclaim the Ashes in emphatic fashion for Australia.

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Love it or hate it, the AFL is top dog of Australian sport

When it comes to marketing a sport few do it better than the AFL.

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Is this the weekend when football finally overshadows politics?

Why do we watch football? Is it to follow our team’s exploits on the pitch, or to understand what goes on behind the scenes?

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Flawed but perfect: The Super Bowl was Tom Brady’s masterpiece

First it was about the Cowboys, then it was about Aaron Rodgers, and, for a while there, it seemed certain to be about the Atlanta Falcons.

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Rugby league is better than Clint Eastwood

So, just 13* sleeps now until Round 1.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Embrace your role model status

What are your plans on Wednesday night?

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Adam Voges is second only to The Don – and stats don’t lie

Adam Voges is the second-best batsman of all time. The stats say so.

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Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes: Tips and preview

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is one of the marquee sprints of the racing season, with the list of winners an absolute who’s who of Australian sprinting greats.

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Old foes go to war but imports key for Taipans and Wildcats

It has been the best individual rivalry of the past decade. Mark Worthington and Shawn Redhage go to battle one last time as the Cairns Taipans lock horns with the Perth Wildcats, but there will much more determining who advances to the NBL grand final.

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Michael Jennings is sin binned by referee Matt Cecchin

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Nic Stirzaker Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby 2015

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Rory Lobb GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2016

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Stephen O'Keefe celebrates Australia

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Young Socceroos manager Paul Okon

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NBA basketball player Kemba Walker for the Charlotte Hornets

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Nathan Ross for the Newcastle Knights

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Bernard Foley touches for a try

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The NRL’s most under and overrated coaches

By ArtVandelay, 22 Feb 2017
The NRL’s most under and overrated coaches

To be an NRL coach you need to be damn good – there’s maximum pressure and everything is overly scrutinised. While it’s a results-based role, some coaches without premierships are better than those who have won them.

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Consistency remains the key for Melbourne in 2017

By mastermind5991, 22 Feb 2017
Consistency remains the key for Melbourne in 2017

2016 was another year of improvement for the Melbourne Football Club as they continued their gradual rise up the ladder.

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NRL 2017 season preview: Canterbury Bulldogs

By Keith Sheldon, 22 Feb 2017
NRL 2017 season preview: Canterbury Bulldogs

A forward pack is key to winning a competition; that has to be Des Hasler’s opinion, because that is where most of the Bulldogs’ cap is wrapped up.

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Wests Tigers in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

Wests Tigers came within one competition point of making the 2016 NRL finals. The club will be lamenting losses to Melbourne and the Gold Coast by a combined total of two points, both at Leichardt Oval, as games which got away from them.

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The rise and rise of Asia in the world of cycling

With the cycling caravan having well and truly left Australia after the end of the last Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned race, the Herald Sun Tour, there have been a number of recent announcements that made for interesting reading.

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Why is nobody talking about John Wall?

By Justin Ahrns, 22 Feb 2017
Why is nobody talking about John Wall?

Recently I was sitting at a table with other basketball enthusiasts talking about who is leading the NBA’s MVP race at the All Star break.

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Can the McLaren monolith awaken?

By Bayden Westerweller, 22 Feb 2017
Can the McLaren monolith awaken?

McLaren enters its first campaign since 1980 sans Ron Dennis’ fastidious influence, though it remains to be seen whether the Woking outfit is ready to embrace the philosophy which precipitated his protracted yet unanticipated departure.

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2017 will define Mercedes’ F1 legacy

By Jawad Yaqub, 22 Feb 2017
2017 will define Mercedes’ F1 legacy

A new formula for Formula One often spells a changing of the guard at the top of the pecking order.

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Australian football must consider a new operating model

The FFA are at a crossroads with the question of the best way forward. Most of it comes down to money.

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Great fielders in the world of cricket

By SAMBEET DASH, 22 Feb 2017
Great fielders in the world of cricket

Though fielding is an integral part of cricket, diving and acrobatics were not really seen until the 1980s. But that doesn’t mean that the game of Willow and Red Cherry didn’t see some excellent fielders before.

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Reds set to finish strong and claim Champions League place

The agony and the ecstasy of the Jurgen Klopp era is summed up by the fact that Liverpool are 14 points and six places better off than at the same stage last season, and yet as it stands, have achieved absolutely nothing.

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Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins: Will it work?

McHale and Parish; Duncan and Robinson; Olajuwon and Sampson; Griffin and Jordan – and now, Cousins and Davis?

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The playing XIs for the first Test between India and Australia

India are settled ahead of the first Test, with the right mix of spinners, fast bowlers and batsmen in terrific form. On the other hand, Australia are on a nine-match losing streak in Asia.

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Adelaide United vs Gamba Osaka: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

Defending A-League champions Adelaide United will be looking to forget their horror domestic campaign as they do battle with Gamba Osaka in the Asian Champions League. Join The Roar from 8pm (AEDT) for all the action.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Third T20 live scores, blog

The 2016-17 summer of cricket is officially drawing to a close, as Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final match of this T20 international series. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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Brisbane Roar vs Muangthong United: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar will be looking to kick off the group stage of their Asian Champions League campaign with a win at home against the Thai League champions Muangthong United. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9pm (AEDT).

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Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Championship 2016

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England's Ben Stokes walks

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Jarryd Hayne Gold Coast Titans NRL Rugby League 2016

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Lopeti Timani of the Melbourne Rebels in a scrum. (AAP Image/Tony McDonough)

Wallabies depth in 2017: The forwards

By Rhys Bosley, 21 Feb 2017

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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