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Who are the players to watch as the second half of the Sheffield Shield season kicks off this week?
We had ICC ODI World Cup in 2015. We will have ICC World T20 next month. But what about the real thing – a Test match World Cup?
In the space of a few months, Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt, two of the UFC’s most promising blue chippers, have suffered huge career setbacks.
It doesn’t matter where Rod Marsh looks, there are plenty of options available to make room for Usman Khawaja, the ignored but most prolific Australian run-getter thus summer.
According to Mark Waugh in one of his commentary stints during the BBL final Usman Khawaja is currently batting better than Brian Lara.
I’ll admit it – a couple of law variations and the announcement of the referee’s panel was not entirely how I envisaged getting into Super Rugby for 2016. However, here we are in the first week of February, with something of a ‘soft launch’ into the newly expanded competition.
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Rather than hang around and play the T20 series against India, most of Australia’s players had wandered off in dribs and drabs to New Zealand to acclimatise to Kiwi hotel conditions in preparation for the one day series against the Black Caps.
Even with zero documented proof that he’s ever won an unscripted fight, former WWE champion Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks is gearing up for a 2016 UFC debut.
It has got to be the most pointless debate in NFL history. And yet here we are.
Coming off a World Cup year in 2015, Wallaby Michael Hooper enjoyed one of the longest breaks of his professional career before getting back to work with his NSW Waratahs preparing for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Eddie Jones is turning the no-dickheads dictum for a successful sporting team on its head with the appointment of Dylan Hartley as the captain of the England side to play Scotland at Murrayfield in the opening round of the 2016 Six Nations tournament this weekend.
After heading into bat, New Zealand’s opening batsman Martin Guptill got his side off to a flyer in the first one-day international against Australia, highlighted with a huge six that travelled 113 metres onto the roof at Eden Park.
During the 1977 Ashes series, which introduced Kerry Packer hijacking world cricket, there was an incident at Nottingham.
There hasn’t been a bigger storm in a schooner glass since Todd Carney tried to follow in the steps of the great yogis and reach enlightenment by drinking his own urine.
Newcastle Jets went from wanting two Sydney FC players for David Carney, to being prepared to take one, to ending up getting none. That is the off-field equivalent of a 5-0 flogging.
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Is there a major discipline and recruitment problem at the Sydney Roosters, or is the club just unlucky?
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The captain of a football team is the face of the club, and is the overarching leader of all people involved within the organisation.
The weekend marked the start of a four-year commitment to rugby sevens in Sydney.
Ever since Tyson Fury’s shock victory over long-time heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko, boxing’s heavyweight division has received the most attention since Lennox Lewis’ heyday.
Over the summer, I have been watching replays of AFL games from the 2015 season on Fox Footy and I was impressed with one young forward, Matt Taberner.
Last week rumours were flying across MMA media about the potential return of UFC welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre.
I am about to enter very dangerous territory – a story carrying a trifecta of controversy.
So we have come to the second installment in this series of the World Game’s weird and wonderful player names.
In today’s football market one of the big things luring players might not be the lifestyle or quality of their surroundings, but more so the financial benefits that accompany their move.
For years avid AFL fantasy coaches have been able to rely on the old reliable likes of Gary Ablett junior, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan, Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood and Josh P Kennedy.
If the first round tie between Slovakia and Australia is still alive for the fifth rubber, all eyes will turn to doubles as Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova take on Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellcaqua.
The fourth rubber of the 2016 Fed Cup between Slovakia and Australia will see Jana Cepelova take on Arina Rodionova.
With both players coming off wins on day one of the 2016 Fed Cup, Aussie Samantha Stosur will be under pressure to take the victory over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10:50pm (AEDT).
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Match result: Newcastle Jets have managed to lift themselves to eighth place on the table with a hard-earned win over Melbourne City, who will leave Newcastle extremely frustrated.
Match result: Perth Glory maintain a slim chance of cracking into the A-League’s top six after a 1-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.
Match result: The New Zealand Breakers have hope yet for a playoffs berth after an 11-point win over the Cairns Taipans on Sunday afternoon.
Fight results: Welterweight: Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks via knockout (head kick & punches) 3:31, R1
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