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Hamilton ‘not surprised’ by Rosberg exit at the ‘first time he won’

Berlin Lewis Hamilton says he is not surprised that Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is quitting Formula One after beating him for the world title.

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Vote for the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

With the end of the year comes the end of season awards, and in keeping with the spirit of the site you will decide who wins in The Roar‘s Sports Awards 2016.

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Wallabies team to play England: Timani, Naivalu to start, Mumm benched

Australian coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his starting side for the final Test of the year against England at Twickenham in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEDT).

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The next step for Melbourne City is becoming an A-League contender

Melbourne City’s FFA Cup win is good for the game, particularly if it helps establish the club as a genuine title contender.

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Cummins rested to be fit for return in ‘next few decades’

Faux-clusive: Cricket Australia medical staff have instructed Pat Cummins to withdraw from the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee series so he may be available for national selection after he retires.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Help me change our game

Welcome to The Roar’s women’s sport weekly wrap – a space where I’ll introduce you to personalities in women’s sport and share some of the biggest talking points from the past week.

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Force India is everything that’s wrong with Formula One

The most important result confirmed at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix had nothing to do with who won the driver’s championship — indeed the driver’s championship table has nothing to do with it at all.

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Who is the greatest Test cricket all-rounder?

That was the question I was asked two days ago, and my immediate reaction was Garfield Sobers or Jacques Kallis, with a soft spot for Keith Miller, Richie Benaud, and Alan Davidson.

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Shaun Marsh is a lock in the Australian Test team: Here’s why

It took years for me to warm up to Shaun Marsh as a Test player. Maybe my expectations were too high.

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Codewars? A little perspective is all it takes to get along

Australia’s code wars took a turn for the worse this week with the furore over a ‘joke’ coined by a comedian with a penchant for Aussie rules.

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Maddinson and Renshaw must play Shield cricket

Young batsmen trying to find their feet in the Test side should be getting out in the middle as much as possible.

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Cahill ascends as FFA Cup Final is pushed to the edges

He came, he scored, he went off with an injury.

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Jones vs Cheika: This time it’s nasty and Jones is to blame

The fix is in from the British rugby establishment going into the England vs Australia Test at Twickenham at the weekend.

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FFA Cup: Sydney fluffed their lines and their tactics hindered rather than helped

There’s been talk of Sydney FC going unbeaten this season, but such notions were always premature, and their last three performances including last night’s will leave Graham Arnold with plenty to ponder.

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Hamilton’s disobedience has probably already turned Mercedes against him

Lewis Hamilton’s antics during the season finale at Abu Dhabi have attracted the ire of his team and polarised popular opinion.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Now the FFA Cup is done and dusted for another year, football in Australia is purely focused back on the A-League, which means we’re back with another round of expert tips and predictions.

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Conor McGregor holds up his title belts

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Usain Bolt

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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Australian batsman Matt Renshaw

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avid Pocock and Michael Hooper

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Adelaide United fans celebrate

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Tim Taranto with Leon Cameron at the 2016 AFL Draft.

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Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: Reds win 2-0

Match result: Adelaide United have gotten themselves into the winners circle, recording a 2-0 win at home over the Wellington Phoenix.

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Newcastle Jets vs Sydney FC highlights: Sky blues win 2-0

Match result: Sydney FC continue to build an advantage at the top of the table, going two wins clear with a 2-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

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Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers NBL: Melbourne win 98-74

Match result: Melbourne United recorded a big-margin win over the New Zealand Breakers on Sunday afternoon, coming away the victors by 24 points.

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Five talking points from England vs Wallabies Spring Tour Test

England has defeated Australia by a comfortable margin at Twickenham by 37 points to 21, the hosts outscoring the visitors by four tries to two in a hotly contested match.

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Rosberg made his own luck

By Trent Price, 4 Dec 2016
Rosberg made his own luck

Nico Rosberg might be the first reigning World Champion to end his career since Alain Prost in 1993, but there’s something more to take from that than just pure statistics.

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The Maxwell fine is nonsense

By Dave Richardson, 4 Dec 2016
The Maxwell fine is nonsense

There is no clearer example that Cricket Australia and the senior group who deemed it fit to fine Glenn Maxwell for his comments have lost the plot.

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The Wrap: Wallabies go missing in the championship quarter

For Olympic 200m swimmers it’s the third lap that counts, the gut busting push back up the pool before pure adrenaline commandeers the body for the final sprint home. For 400m runners it’s on the final bend where the race is invariably won or lost.

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The ghost of ‘The Don’ on Adam Voges

By Peter Zitterschlager, 4 Dec 2016
The ghost of ‘The Don’ on Adam Voges

‘The Don’ here. Just thought I’d pop down and give my 99.96’s worth on Adam Voges

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England vs Wallabies highlights: England win, 37-21

Match result: Australia gave up some early advantages on Sunday morning (AEDT) and were ultimately outpaced in the second half by a victorious English outfit, finishing with a scoreline of 21-37.

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: English Premier League live scores, blog

Two of the English Premier League’s heavyweights clash in a blockbuster clash this Saturday, as Chelsea travel to title rivals Manchester City. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30pm (AEDT).

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Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City and Brisbane share the points

Match result: Neither side came out the victory when Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar met on Saturday night, with the final score being a 1-1 tie.

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Central Coast Mariners vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: Wanderers win 4-1

Match result: The Western Sydney Wanderers have claimed their second win of the A-League season, defeating the Central Coast Mariners on the road 4-1.

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That’s not football… Why soccer doesn’t own the word ‘football’

Not long ago, AFL and NRL nearly exclusively monopolised the rights to the words football and footy – so long as you knew which state you were standing in.

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Tendulkar has a great idea – are BCCI and other boards listening?

Sachin Tendulkar may have just nailed it.

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Nico Rosberg announces shock F1 retirement

By Jawad Yaqub, 3 Dec 2016
Nico Rosberg announces shock F1 retirement

After at last securing the 2016 Formula One world championship, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from the sport – and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke.

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Australia’s 2016 sporting controversies

By Greg Blood, 3 Dec 2016
Australia’s 2016 sporting controversies

With the end of 2016 in sight it is worth reflecting on some of the issues that that Australian sporting administrators have had to deal with.

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Big Rory Arnold looking big.

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Jerome Randle

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South Africa's teammates celebrate the wicket of Australia's David Warner

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Glenn Maxwell congratulates David Warner

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Powerful Tasmanian opener Mark Cosgrove (AAP Image/Dale Cumming)

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John Aloisi celebrates scoring his penalty against Uruguay

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Chapecoense fans during a match

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