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Cowboys trump Broncos with golden-point Thurston field goal

The North Queensland Cowboys have triumphed over the Brisbane Broncos thanks to a golden-point field goal from Johnathan Thurston in one of the most memorable NRL grand finals of all time.

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Wallabies do the job; #ScrumStraightJoe might have worked

Social media is a funny beast. It’s hard to know what, if any, part our #ScrumStraightJoe campaign from last week played in the Wallabies exceptional 33-13 Rugby World Cup win over England at Twickenham, but it’s certain that the Wallabies’ scrum did a job on their opposition.

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Five talking points from the Wallabies’ win over England

Well… I had faith the Wallabies could win, but that they’d give me a heart attack doing it.

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Bernard Foley bounces England out of the Rugby World Cup

Flyhalf Bernard Foley knocked out his knockers with a sublime performance in the Wallabies comprehensive 33-13 win over England at Twickenham early this morning.

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Wallabies beat England at Twickenham to seal quarter-final berth

The Wallabies have defeated Rugby World Cup hosts England 33-13 at Twickenham to book their spot in the quarter finals of the tournament.

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Hawthorn look good for flag four-peat

As much as West Coast choked in yesterday’s AFL grand final, Hawthorn were exquisite. Immaculately drilled, wonderfully skilled and possessed of admirable poise, they are the consummate finals team.

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Vale Lindsay Kline: A name remembered for a run-less hat-trick

Remembered for a rare Test hat-trick, cricketer Lindsay Kline has ‘scored’ one himself. He became the third Australian Test cricketer to pass away in 2015 following the hallowed footsteps of Richie Benaud and Arthur Morris.

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Five talking points from the AFL grand final

The 2015 AFL grand final is done and dusted, and the Hawks are once again a happy, happy team. What does their win mean for the history of the game? And what does it mean for the future?

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Hawthorn make history with AFL grand final three-peat

Hawthorn completed its premiership three-peat, defeating the West Coast Eagles in today’s AFL grand final by 46 points, doing what its opponent could not: making the most of chances.

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Mandela inducted into rugby Hall of Fame

South African icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday was posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

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Hawthorn smash West Coast to win the 2015 AFL Grand Final

The Hawthorn Hawks have taken the West Coast Eagles to the cleaners in the 2015 AFL Grand Final, winning their third consecutive premiership and their thirteenth of all time.

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Wallabies to edge out England, if they overcome their goal-kicking woes

Sunday’s match against England give the Wallabies a tremendous opportunity to remove their old foe as a serious threat in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Adam Blair to win the Clive Churchill Medal

In what promises to be a blockbusting and history-making all-Queensland NRL decider tomorrow night at ANZ Stadium, Adam Blair is my pick to win the coveted Clive Churchill Medal for best on ground.

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PRENTICE: Exclusive interview with JT’s crowning glory

Hi there – I’m Johnathan Thurson’s headgear and you can call me Madison.

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Wallabies vs England: Rugby World Cup preview, team lists and predictions

The decisive match for England and Australia is here. This game will go a long way to deciding who will make it through the Pool of Death and into Rugby World Cup quarter finals.

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Australia’s underdog events, the NRL and AFL grand finals

Sometimes we who pass comment on the world of sport can get a little too caught up in the big games.

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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Canberra's Jarrod Croker attempts a conversion

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Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks in action against the West Coast Eagles

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika

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Broncos player Justin Hodges and Cowboys player Johnathan Thurston interact

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Randwick Racecourse

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

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Has Michael Cheika made a mistake by not going for bonus points against Fiji? AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU

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In defence of England’s failed World Cup

I don’t want to take anything away from the magnificent performances of the mighty Wallabies or the impressive Welsh, but England have been a victim in this Rugby World Cup.

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Chiefs and Texans struggle to keep in touch after poor starts

After entering the NFL season as a possible Super Bowl contender, the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2015 season is in tatters.

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English Premier League 2015: Where are we so far? (Part 2)

Continuing on from my last article here are the next five sides currently occupying the positions 6-10 on the Premier League table.

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The Rugby World Cup has come of age

Sunday morning started with another Japanese masterclass in diligence and teamwork as they blitzed Samoa from the outset at Milton Keynes to run away 26-5 victors.

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Is the ‘prime’ playing age for AFL players going up?

Look back 10 or even five years and you’d be forgiven for labelling the 30-plus brigade in the AFL past their best, apart from the rule destroyers like Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey, Duncan Fletcher and Adam Goodes.

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Premier League review: Gameweek 8

By Tom Baulch, 6 Oct 2015 Video
Premier League review: Gameweek 8

This was a week of insane Premier League football, we saw pretty much everything from amazing volleys to embarrassing own goals to some insane assists to Sergio Aguero.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Assessment after three rounds

Almost every team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup have played three matches, and we are now in the homeward stretch of the pool stages.

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Packers move to 4-0 after win over 49ers

By Jason Pollock, 6 Oct 2015
Packers move to 4-0 after win over 49ers

The Green Bay Packers have kept their undefeated streak alive as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 17-3 on the road.

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A-League youngsters to watch 2015-16

By James Anderson, 6 Oct 2015

The A-League returns for an eleventh time later this year, and with it plenty of excitement and anticipation for what is shaping to be another fascinating season of football.

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Around the grounds on day 1 of the Matador Cup

Seven centuries were scored across three games on the opening day of the Matador Barbeques one day domestic cup in Sydney yesterday in searing heat.

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The AFL must repackage its TV coverage to capture neutral fans

To set the scene, it is the preliminary final live from Perth on the TV, a packed pub in the City of London.

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San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers highlights: NFL live scores, blog

Can the Green Bay Packers continue their undefeated record or will the San Francisco 49ers stop the Aaron Rodgers-led offense and get their first win since week one? Join The Roar from 7:25am (AEDT) for live coverage.

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NRL grand final proves the numbers never lie

I’m lost for words. That was the best grand final in my memory, and had me on the edge of my seat. So what made it such a great game and do the stats accurately portray the end result?

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The World Cup Wrap: Mouth-watering finals begin to take shape

When the ‘Pool of Death’ was originally announced, most pundits tipped the final round match between Wales and Australia to define which of the big three missed out on qualifying.

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Mourinho unraveling along with his team

By Evan Morgan Grahame, 5 Oct 2015
Mourinho unraveling along with his team

Of course, for Chelsea, the red alert has been sounding for a while now, if only in response to a number of startling micro-crises; the form, or utter lack thereof, of Branislav Ivanovic, the dropping of John Terry, and the continued antics, and subsequent fallout, of Diego Costa.

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What’s in store for Melbourne Victory in A-League 2015-16?

After months of anticipation and celebration for Melbourne Victory, they are set to hit the ground running in season 2015-16 as they look to defend their title against the formidable competition that awaits them.

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Ireland's fly half Johnny Sexton kicks a penalty

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Australia's Nick Phipps is tackled by Ireland's Jonathan Sexton

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Jockey Hugh Bowman riding Minx.

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Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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Agustin Creevy of the Argentina Pumas

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North Queensland Cowboys celebrate winning the 2015 NRL Grand Final

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