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Success is the NBA’s cruellest Kool-Aid, so sweet in the moment, often so direly bitter just months later.
The football just keeps on coming this season – not long after the Phoenix sprung a surprise 3-0 win over the Victory, we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips and predictions.
In the last week or so, we have seen two examples of public figures being jerks. For one it means disaster, while for the other it is business as usual.
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Before the takes start flying, it’s prudent to take our now bi-annual clinical look at the AFL as a way of setting the scene for the season.
Saturday night’s 0-0 stalemate in the Sydney Derby was the Western Sydney Wanderers’ first clean sheet of the season, which was the biggest positive from the match for coach Tony Popovic.
Historically, the set scrum has always been regarded as the Achilles heel of the Australian team in the Northern Hemisphere. For every ‘Topo’ Rodriguez, Andy McIntyre and Richard Harry Australia has produced, there have been two or three Matt Dunnings, Guy Shepherdsons and Al Baxters.
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Was it a rush of love to the head? It’s the moment at Morphetville that has racing in shock.
The best players have a habit of making NFL Sundays feel like rec league Tuesdays.
Whisper it quietly, but it could be Glenn Maxwell’s time.
With the dust settled on the squad announcement for the tour of India, let’s move on to the important stuff: negotiating an appropriate reaction to the inevitable catastrophic failure that awaits us.
The FFA has detailed proposed changes to the A-League’s rules regarding foreign player quotas. The plan, expected to be further examined over the next few seasons, is set to be tentatively introduced in time for the 2018-19 season.
Australia seem to be considering a radical change of approach, playing three specialist spinners in their Test XI in India, dropping Josh Hazlewood and handing the new ball to Mitch Marsh.
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As we head into the 2017 season down this part of the world, the great unknown is how the new World Rugby-prescribed tackle laws are going to play out.
The Sydney derby was nothing to write home about, but that won’t stop the keyboard warriors from bashing away furiously about how their sport is supposedly better.
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Australia’s chief selector, Trevor Hohns, yesterday said Mitch Marsh had been picked as a bowling all-rounder for the Test tour of India, despite Marsh’s bowling average of 114 from five Tests in Asia.
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And we are back! 2017 is here, my friends, and if you’re anything like me you are already brimming with excitement for a new AFL season.
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Jarrod Mullen’s reported positive test made me reflect on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and whether it should prevent athletes from using drugs that are performance-enhancing but also therapeutic.
Moments after Nick Kyrgios’ implosion was complete, as the 21-year-old was booed out of Hisense Arena by his home crowd, he smirked.
The Sharks’ decision to re-sign embattled fullback Ben Barba could do more harm than good for their squad in 2017.
For just the second time since 2010, someone other than Novak Djokovic will win this year’s Australian Open men’s singles title, following one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history.
Stage 4 from Norwood to Campbelltown will be a lumpy affair, with the road consistently going up and down all day, before finishing in what should be another bunch sprint.
They were only promoted in 2014, but since then Istanbul Basaksehir have claimed two fourth place finishes in succession in the Super Lig. Could this be the year when the minnows break the usual monopoly and claim their first ever title?
‘Athlete as role model’ sounds more like a painting by Monet than a cultural catch-cry.
Somewhere along the line, the football powers at be felt it would be wise to create the role of the fourth official. Near as I can tell it was officially implemented in 1991.
There’s only two rounds left in the 2016-17 Australian Baseball League season and six teams are fighting for two spots.
Season 2017 of the National Rugby League comes at a time of great uncertainty around the game’s future direction and evolution.
With five-day cricket on life support in recent years, as fans turn to the shorter forms, something needs to be done to bring Test cricket back.
In the NPL Victoria under 20s league, James Anile struck a perfectly placed free kick past the keeper and into the net for Hume City FC.
Bangladesh are still searching for their first win on a disastrous tour of New Zealand, but this will be their final chance as the sides head to Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second Test. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 9am (AEDT).
To be completely honest it was a bit hit and miss last week with the bets, with the lone highlight being the game placing of Echo Effect at generous odds.
As children, we all were fascinated by the splendour of our heroes.
Australian Open eighth seed Dominic Thiem will be out to improve his form line when he takes on comeback king Jordan Thompson in the second round. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from around 8:30pm (AEDT).
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