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The King is dead – Arnold Palmer passes away at 87

Every professional golfer worldwide will be indebted to Arnold Palmer for life.

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Arise ye workers from ye slumbers! How the Bulldogs will make history

Sydney are flat track bullies. The Bulldogs are the real deal. (Click to Tweet)

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Brownlow Predictor: What The Roar’s AFL MVP says will happen

Brownlow night is here! Regardless of the winner – and regardless of how clear it is ahead of time who is going to win – it’s a night all anticipate, a chance to sit back and have a bit of fun, take football less seriously, and relive some of the highlights of the season.

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An open letter to football fans in Brisbane

If the A-League is only as strong as the sum of its parts, then fans in cities like Brisbane need to get behind their team and continue showing up at matches.

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Sharks can beat the Storm, but only by escaping the grind

If the Cronulla players hold their nerve, they will win the NRL grand final.

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AFL premiership rankings: Dogs dare to dream

They weren’t meant to win three weeks ago. They weren’t meant to win two weeks ago. They weren’t meant to win on Saturday. How much longer can the Western Bulldogs continue defying the script?

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Michael Cheika’s Wallabies are finally taking a winning shape

I am writing this in Barcelona. Well, someone has to have a holiday there.

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Tributes flow for golf legend Arnold Palmer

Golfing icon Arnold Palmer has passed away, aged 87 in a hospital in Pittsburgh.

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Brownlow Medal 2016: How to watch the count on TV or online

The 2016 Brownlow Medal for the AFL’s best and fairest player will be awarded Monday September 26, in the lead-up to the 2016 AFL Grand Final.

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Half-baked NRL halftime entertainment predictions

It’s taken all winter to get here, but finally we’re on the brink of the most anticipated moment of the NRL season – the grand final halftime entertainment.

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2016 Brownlow Medal: Who the bookies say will win

The AFL’s most prestigious award for the best and fairest will be presented tonight and if you believe the bookmakers it will be a no contest.

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The Western Bulldogs’ stirring AFL preliminary final win over the Giants might have ended much differently had a controversial 50m penalty been paid. Laws of the game committee member Michael Christian agrees Tom Scully should have received the penalty with less than two minutes left in Saturday’s epic clash at Spotless Stadium. Scully was in […]

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Impossible two years ago: How the Dogs and Swans got to the final

Just under two years ago, the prospect of a Sydney v Western Bulldogs AFL grand final was laughable.

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Koroibete leaving rugby league for money, not love

With just 80 minutes remaining in the NRL, rugby-bound winger Marika Koroibete admits he’s only leaving the Melbourne Storm for money.

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Sydney speedster Gary Rohan has full confidence in his knee going into the AFL grand final after he played unhindered against Geelong.

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SIMON ORCHARD: The harsh and true reality of homophobia in sport

Almost five years to the day, my friend Gus Johnston shared a remarkably candid video on YouTube that laid bare the harsh reality of homophobia in sport.

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Steve Smith

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Clay Smith Western Bulldogs AFL Final 2016

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Rod Marsh (Screen Shot)

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL Finals 2016

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Toby Greene GWS Giants Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL 2016

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Kurt Tippett Sydney Swans AFL 2016

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Long time comin': Chris Rogers celebrates his debut ton (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Dustin Johnson putting on the 17th green

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The Roar of the crowd

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Why do Australian sports fans only get aroused by big crowds?

It appears that, during the past decade, Australians have become obsessed with crowd numbers and there has been a significant shift in the way Australians discuss sport.

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Formula One’s escape from New York a strategic nightmare

Formula One was forced to retreat from New York after two failed attempts to host a street circuit in New Jersey and must now (even at its imperious best) be feeling its lunch has been carved by an unwelcome uncle at Christmas dinner.

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Full blown crisis at Chelsea? Not yet, but worrying times

Déjà Vu. Yet not the good kind. That was the feeling Chelsea had after being swept aside by an irresistible Arsenal on Saturday evening.

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Grand final week: An unforgettable surreal experience

By Andrew Mandadakis, 27 Sep 2016
Grand final week: An unforgettable surreal experience

Take it from someone who saw their team win their first title in 43 years; grand final week is a surreal experience that should be appreciated to the fullest.

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A-League 2016-17 preview: The most exciting season ever?

Great Australian talent, returning stars, quality foreigners and Australia’s greatest ever goalscorer returns for the 12th edition of the A-League.

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Review: Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten start to the season, with a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Middlesbrough.

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Ranking the 20 best NBA players of all-time

By Justin Ahrns, 27 Sep 2016
Ranking the 20 best NBA players of all-time

There have been a myriad of world-class NBA players throughout the past decades, but here are 20 of the best.

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The Dragons’ interest in troubled players shows they have no plan

The last time the St George-Illawarra Dragons had a plan was when Wayne Bennett arrived from Brisbane in 2009 on a million-dollar deal.

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Racing’s difficulty in managing social media attacks on jockeys

The rise to prominence of social media has allowed us, the punter, to have our say and voice our opinion on all the important matters regarding the industry.

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2016 AFL Brownlow Medal: Red carpet photos, best dresses

Love it or hate it, the red carpet is a big part of the Brownlow Medal these days as we all sit at home in our tracksuit pants and criticise the WAGs’ expensive gowns.

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2016 AFL Brownlow Medal: All the votes, live blog

Count result: Patrick Dangerfield won the 2016 AFL Brownlow Medal with a total of 35 votes, the most ever recorded by a player in a single year.

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These guys are creating rugby league history

By Stuart McLennan, 26 Sep 2016
These guys are creating rugby league history

While you are waiting for the grand final and deciding whether you are going to have souvlaki or party pies on Sunday, how about a quick rugby league history trivia quiz to break things up?

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India vs New Zealand: International Cricket, 1st Test – Day 5 live scores

Heading into the final day of the first Test, India find themselves in a position where they virtually can’t lose the match, while the best New Zealand can hope for is some rain and a draw. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 from 2pm (AEST).

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The Wrap: It’s been a tough week for…

By Geoff Parkes, 26 Sep 2016
The Wrap: It’s been a tough week for…

It’s been a tough week for… Andy Marinos. The SANZAAR chief executive has been in Australia, seemingly a lone voice extolling the virtues of Super Rugby to a constituency that, for the most part, isn’t lending a kind ear.

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Ranking the best grand finals of the AFL era

It’s Sydney against the Western Bulldogs next weekend, the first time these teams have matched up in a grand final.

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How the Swans and Storm have thrived in hostile territory

Over the last two decades, the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Storm have been the most consistent teams in the Australian Football League and National Rugby League respectively, codes that dominate each other’s cities.

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Manning gets a pass away.

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Cameron Smith of the Maroons

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Badgers at Lambeau Field. Image: By Steve Swanson - Wikicommons.

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Brisbane City winger Chris Kuridrani

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Liam Picken Western Bulldogs AFL Finals 2016

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Finals Rugby League 2016

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Antonio Conte

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Bernard Tomic mid swing

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