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A change in policy won’t help the AFL’s drug situation

13 years ago the AFL were issued with a warning that recreational drugs were commonplace at football clubs.

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Waiting for Goddard: Essendon’s star disappointment

The best game that Brendon Goddard ever played is the worst thing that ever happened to him.

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Mitch Marsh is ready for the Ashes. Don’t make him wait

Ignore Mitch Marsh’s career batting average of 32. The statistic that really matters is this: since the start of the 2013-14 summer, the all-rounder has made 1257 first-class runs at an average of 52.

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Rose and Ryan take stock at Round 14

Ryan Buckland: Mr Rose, we’ve made it through the dreaded bye rounds, and we’re getting ready for the 10 week run home.

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Tour Down Under refreshed for 2016

Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur has one of the hardest jobs in Australian sport.

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: The final (Pick your margin!)

So, one game to go, and we’re all locked up at the top and we’re all locked up the bottom. Elisha is both safe in the middle and doomed to the bronze medal. Not even double points can help him.

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Friday Night Forecast: Hawthorn vs Collingwood

Welcome to the Friday Night Forecast for Round 14.

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No ‘hope’ for Rugby Championship squad

“Hope is not a strategy”.

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Spring Carnival changes a winner, but Caulfield’s meetings overblown

On Tuesday, Racing Victoria announced a handful of changes which should improve the Spring Carnival program. The most important was a reduction in distance for the A.J. Moir Stakes (Group 1, weight-for-age) from 1200 metres to 1000 metres.

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Lewis gets happy with Pharrell while his Championship lead narrows

Formula One may be a world championship, but few drivers have the opportunity to race before their home fans.

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MASCORD: Is anyone impartial around Origin time?

State Of Origin’s biggest strength, and its biggest weakness, is that at this time of year no-one is impartial.

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Brisbane Roar’s on-field regeneration could already be doomed

Unpaid player wages, snubbing competitive football matches, an uncertain financial future and corporate sponsors fleeing. No, Gold Coast United have not returned to the A-League, welcome to the current daily existence of the Brisbane Roar.

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Simply Clever: Tour de France Stage analysis

It’s hard to imagine Cadel Evans raving about the parcours for the 2015 Grand Boucle. Likewise, Sir Bradley wouldn’t be salivating at riding this particular 3344km lap of France. And don’t even ask five-time winner Miguel Indurain.

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Simply Clever: How to watch le Tour de France like a pro

The Tour de France is a monster, a rolling beast that steamrolls its way across France every July, watched by millions. A race at this sort of grand scale brings the logistical demands of a small army, much of it dedicated to presenting the race to a rapt audience.

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Ashes quotes that have stood the test of time

Sir Donald Bradman has often been described as a strict disciplinarian, arrogant, hard-nosed, and difficult to get on with, but in the 30-odd meetings I was privileged to have with him he was exactly the opposite.

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AFL star Jarryd Roughead must endure a nerve-wracking week before learning the extent of his skin cancer scare.

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Adelaide Crows Coach Phillip Walsh

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Nick Kyrgios is Australia's best hope at Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Drew Mitchell of the NSW Waratahs is tackled by Sam Warburton and Jamie Roberts of the Lions. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Harley Bennell of Gold Coast Suns

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Harley Bennell of the Suns

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Israel Folau runs in a try for the Waratahs (Source: AJF Photography)

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Karmichael Hunt passes the ball during a media session

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Six burning questions ahead of The Ashes

By Ryan Hartwig, 5 Jul 2015 Video
Six burning questions ahead of The Ashes

Heading into the fifth Ashes chapter within just six years, I have taken a look at six big talking points in question with only a few days left before the first ball in Cardiff.

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St Helens legend Paul Wellens retires

By Andy Sharpe, 5 Jul 2015 Video

St Helens legend Paul Wellens announced his retirement last week due to a longstanding hip injury which requires immediate surgery.

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Gael Monfils vs Gilles Simon: 2015 Wimbledon live scores

Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon meet in the third round of Wimbledon in a battle of two of France’s best tennis players. Join The Roar for live scores from around 2.00am (AEST) following the completion of James Ward and Vasek Pospisil.

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Andreas Seppi vs Andy Murray: 2015 Wimbledon live scores

Can Andy Murray defeat Andreas Seppi to go a step closer to winning his second grand slam on home soil? Join The Roar for live scores from around 1.30am (AEST) following the completion of Jelena Jankovic and Petra Kvitova.

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[VIDEO] Sam Groth vs Roger Federer highlights: 2015 Wimbledon scores, blog

Match result: Nick Kyrgios is the only Australian remaining in singles at Wimbledon after Sam Groth lost to Roger Federer in the 3rd round. FEDERER 6 6 6 6 GROTH 4 4 7 2

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[VIDEO] Agnieszka Radwanska vs Casey Dellacqua highlights: 2015 Wimbledon scores

Casey Dellacqua will hope to keep Australia’s hopes alive when she meets with 13th seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Join The Roar for live scores from around 10.00pm (AEST) following the completion of Kristyna Pliskova and Monica Niculescu.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Tour de France highlights: Stage 1 coverage, results

Stage results South Australian Rohan Dennis moves in the Maillot Jaune after claiming a surprise victory in the opening stage, an individual time trial, of the 2015 Tour de France.

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[VIDEO] St George Illawarra vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: North Queensland have won without their halves pairing as they defeated St George Illawarra 18-12 at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Demons vs West Coast Eagles highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: After a slow start, the West Coast Eagles left Melbourne in their dust in the final quarter, recording a nine-goal win.

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[VIDEO] Western Bulldogs vs Carlton Blues: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: A brave Carlton outfit could not stop the Bulldogs from getting their eighth win for the year, as they cemented their place in the top eight.

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[VIDEO] Super Rugby final highlights, scores, blog: Hurricanes vs Highlanders

MATCH RESULT: The Highlanders have claimed their first Super Rugby title with a 21-14 win over the heavily-favoured Hurricanes at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne Kangaroos highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Gold Coast have recorded their second win of the season with a stunning 55 point win over North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: A five-goals-to-two final quarter has seen Richmond come from behind to record a win over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.

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Reimagining NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup

By Andrew Kitchener, 4 Jul 2015
Reimagining NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup

It’s always been a controversial idea – taking the top twelve drivers in the championship after twenty-six Sprint Cup Series races, and putting them in their own race-within-a-race.

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Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

By mastermind5991, 4 Jul 2015
Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

As if the deaths of former Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and cricketer Phillip Hughes in the last three years hadn’t already rocked the South Australia sporting landscape, then the shock death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh will no doubt have hit the hardest.

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Nick Kyrgios is on court, are you not entertained?

By Andrew Smyth-Kirk, 4 Jul 2015 Video
Nick Kyrgios is on court, are you not entertained?

A lot has been said about Nick Kyrgios’ attitude on the tennis court. Here is some more. He is pretty good.

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Rohan Dennis

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Naiyaravoro breaks free of Reds defence in his sides victory in Rd 19 of the Super Rugby competition.

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Adelaide Crows Coach Phillip Walsh

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David Warner has words with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma

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Tobias Harris of the Orlando Magic

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Sea Eagles five eighth Kieran Foran

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Adrian Sutil driving for Sauber at the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

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Patrick Dangerfield of the Crows celebrates

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