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One game left in a very Spanish A-League season

On the field it’s been an outstanding A-League season, perhaps the best yet, as I wrote two months ago.

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Tony Pulis: An essential Premier League character

As Tottenham Hotspur, on average the youngest team in the division, emerged onto the pitch at White Hart Lane on Tuesday morning Australia time, they looked especially resplendent in their tight white shirts.

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Finch flying, Smith struggling in IPL

Steve Smith may well become a good T20 player one day. But right now he is ordinary and his recent promotion to captain of the Australian T20 team at the expense of Aaron Finch was a major mistake.

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Dragons coach Paul McGregor arrested for drink driving

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor is due for a date in court after allegedly being charged with drink-driving.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Hello Roarers and welcome to another week of AFL expert tips! Round 6 is shaping up to be a quality week of football with a number of intriguing contests on the slate.

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Promising batsman Jason Sangha has become the youngest ever cricketer to be awarded a rookie contract with New South Wales.

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Teams named for A-League grand final

Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers have named extended squads for the A-League grand final on Sunday.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Before we get to NRL tipping this week, can we talk about Parramatta Eels flyer Semi Radradra making headlines this week, being selected in Mal Meninga’s Australian side to face the Kiwis on May 6th at Hunter Stadium.

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The aftermath to Trent Robinson’s massive referee spray

Yesterday, Roosters coach Trent Robinson was fined $20,000 for confronting referee Ben Cummins in the Allianz Stadium tunnel, and another $20,000 for a media conference refereeing spray after the Dragons’ 20-18 win on Anzac Day.

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Was Bob Dwyer right about Michael Hooper?

“I reckon at the moment he is number five open-side flanker in Australia. He’s gone from being an absolutely outstanding player to what I think is a total non-event.” This was ex-World Cup winning coach Bob Dwyer’s searing appraisal of Michael Hooper’s early season performances.

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Eight AFL teams that should start thinking about 2017

The 2016 AFL season has already thrown up a nasty curve ball or two for a bunch of teams. Who should keep swinging from the hips and go for the home run, and who should concede defeat and begin planning for their next at-bat?

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Wanderers’ 5-4 thriller no argument against a single-stage season

These are exciting times to be alive in Australia. First, there was an exclusive video message from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in which the actor looked as bitter as a Central Coast Mariners season ticket holder.

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Rosberg could silence critics with Russian Grand Prix win

I’ll admit it, I’m excited at the prospect of Nico Rosberg leading the championship and actually challenging Lewis Hamilton for the drivers’ title this year.

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Diving, the new scourge of the NRL

What a round of rugby league we just witnessed! The game came together from both sides of the Tasman to devote a weekend of recognition to those people the Anzac weekend honours – NRL coaches.

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How long-suffering Demons have learned to love the game

I haven’t seen a Demon resurrection like this since Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness.

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New Zealand leaving Australia in the dust

The fact New Zealand is now officially a joint member of a conference with Australia means it’s easier to closely compare what is on offer in each country.

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Queensland Firebirds players standing arm in arm

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Isaac Heeney Sydney Swans 2015 AFL

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Sean McMahon of the Rebels fends off Nick Phipps

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Adelaide United Celebrate during an A-League match

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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick

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Conor McGregor with Dana White in the background

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Nathan Ross for the Newcastle Knights

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Zach Randolph for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA

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Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

By Dominic Unwin, 29 Apr 2016
Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

I thank God I’m not a Warriors fan. While many supporters approach a new season with optimism only to see it slowly, or suddenly, fade away, Warriors fans experience something else entirely.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers Highlights: NRL live score, blog

Match result: The Wests Tigers have got their first win in six weeks after defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs following a strong opening twenty minutes by the joint venture.

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Round 6 AFL teams: All the ins and outs as they’re announced live

2014’s No.2 draft pick Christian Petracca is set to make his debut at AFL level and is just one of many high-profile inclusions this week. Join The Roar for all the ins and outs for Round 6 AFL Teams as they’re announced from 6:25pm AEST.

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NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Rabbitohs vs Tigers

By Lachlan Bickley, 28 Apr 2016 Video
NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Rabbitohs vs Tigers

It’s grim times this week for the Thursday Night Forecast as we preview tonight’s game between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers, two teams who enter the game in desperate, desperate straits.

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Why does push come to shove?

By Aron Lewin, 28 Apr 2016 Video
Why does push come to shove?

I need to preface this article with the following statement: I am not a pacifist.

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NRL Round 9 preview (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, 28 Apr 2016
NRL Round 9 preview (Part 2)

The four best teams after eight weeks will be on show in the second half of Round 9 with plenty of exciting matchups on offer.

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The NBA’s Championship standard: Crunching the numbers

With the NBA Playoffs heating up, what better way to get into the playoff spirit than some good old fashioned data trawling.

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Justice for victims of the Hillsborough disaster

The Hillsborough disaster in 1989 left 96 Liverpool fans dead.

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The Roar AFL Podcast: Round 5

By The Roar, 28 Apr 2016
The Roar AFL Podcast: Round 5

The Roar AFL Podcast is back with Jay Croucher and Josh Elliott teaming up to look at all the big news coming out of Round 5, and take a look ahead to some important fixtures in Round 6.

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Madrid Open preview

By Ritesh Misra, 28 Apr 2016
Madrid Open preview

The next important event on the tennis calendar is the Madrid Open.

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Supercars klinging to Kuala Lumpur despite legal hurdles

Supercars’ re-branding as the ‘Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’ (minus the V8) yesterday was a healthy distraction from the recent confusion over whether the Supercar brigade will even feature as a support race in Kuala Lumpur on the 14th of August.

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One Week’s NFL mock draft

By Taking it one week at a time, 28 Apr 2016
One Week’s NFL mock draft

With the NFL Draft only a matter of hours away, what better time than now to release my one and only mock draft! What on Earth is a mock draft you say? Good question.

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By the numbers: Tedesco should be the Blues No. 1

Following up my analysis of the halfback and five-eighth combo, I’ve moved onto another hotly-contested position for State of Origin, fullback.

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Preston’s previews: NRL Round 9

By James Preston, 28 Apr 2016
Preston’s previews: NRL Round 9

It was a huge week of football in Round 8 with the majority of teams delivering fantastic performances to honour the Anzac diggers.

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Are the South African Super Rugby teams improving in 2016?

After years of mediocre showings by the South African teams in Super Rugby, the 2016 season has been under the microscope here in the Republic and there seems to be one question hanging on everyone’s lips: Have the South African teams learned from their mistakes in 2016?

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Should the Western Force invest in Stuart Lancaster?

There are three cornerstone stakeholders in professional sports: the supporters, the sponsors and the players.

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Randall Bailey Boxing 2016

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Jonathan Brown of Brisban

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Frederico Piovaccari

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Hawthorn Hawks player Cyril Rioli

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Virgin Supercar drivers in front of a Virgin plane

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Parramatta Eels winger Semi Radradra

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Mitchell Pearce. (Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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