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Bird, Abbott and Mennie in the mix after Starc goes down

Finally, a contest. After two matches which offered minimal intrigue, this first day-night Test is in a fine position after Day 1.

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PRICHARD: In the end, there was plenty of Murdoch money to go around

The former NRL CEO, Dave Smith, obviously didn’t plan it exactly this way, but his decision to cut Rupert Murdoch out of the first part of the television rights deal still had the desired effect of getting the game more money when the rest of the deal was eventually done.

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Flick that putter Geoff Ogilvy

Geoff Ogilvy could have – and should have – fired in a 63 or 64 in the second round of the Australian Open yesterday.

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New NRL channel, every game on Fox Sports in $1.8 billion rights deal

A new, dedicated NRL channel and simulcasting of every single NRL game live are the two key components to the newly-announced rights deal for the code.

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Ravi Ashwin produces magic against Proteas with carrom ball

Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin has further cemented his reputation as the world’s best spinner, knocking over South Africa’s Paul Harmer with a stunning carrom ball.

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Football can rise above: Ignore Jones. Ignore Wilson. Ignore Conn

Connecting the A-League to events in Paris is the biggest example of a crazed imagination in Australia since Bouncer’s dream sequence in Neighbours.

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Vive la difference: Embracing change in cricket

Somewhere in the depths of Steve Waugh’s 720-page magnum opus, Out of My Comfort Zone, published a decade ago, lies a passage on the impact of one-day cricket on the Test format:

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Win the toss at Adelaide with a pink ball and… ?

Guess? Hope for the best? It might be the case that the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what is or isn’t the best thing to do.

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Socceroos should cash in on Brazilian connections

Football in Australia over the last week has emanated a depressing tale, so where better to draw happiness from than the home of jogo bonito, Brazil.

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North America’s rugby league revolution

There is a rugby league revolution going on in North America right now – and it has nothing to do with Jarryd Hayne.

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Where does Klitschko rank among heavyweight boxing’s greats?

After a quick glance at heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s Wikipedia page, you will find a record that trumps boxing legends like George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and even Muhammad Ali.

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Seven ways to ensure a great day-night Test

We are in a brave new world. So long restricted to a choice between the raspberry of the red ball or the vanilla of the white, cricket from now on will offer a third delicious flavour: the Monte Carlo of the pink ball.

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City of Fallen Angels: The Lakers’ tragicomedy

There’s a line in Catch Me If You Can where Christopher Walken tells Leonardo DiCaprio that the reason the Yankees always win is because nobody can keep their eyes off those damn pinstripes.

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Formula One needs a back-up plan if the BBC bites the dust

If I were insane, I could’ve stayed awake until 5am and watched the entirety of the WEC finale online for ‎€5 (or approximately A$1,000 at current exchange rates), a small cost to pay to see Mark Webber crowned champion in Porsche.

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Unknowns Tighe, Yu and Sinnott upstage Australian Open elite

Any golf fan browsing through the 156-strong Australian Open field at the Australian Golf Club wouldn’t have glanced at Lincoln Tighe, Chun-An Yu, or Todd Sinnott.

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Should World Series Cricket stats be recognised?

The inaugural and historic day-night Test with pink balls starting today at the Adelaide Oval has monopolised all cricket discussions. Less discussed is another major news item.

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Brumbies rugby player Henry Speight.

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Ben Simmons college basketball

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ARL Commission Chamirman John Grant. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

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David Warner leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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David Gallop, head of the FFA. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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NASCAR car cutting a sick doey

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Josh Hazlewood

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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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After plenty of recent speculation, the NSW government has announced that top-flight NCAA college football is returning to Australian shores nearly thirty years since the last college game was played in Melbourne.

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College football 2015: Week 13 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 30 Nov 2015
College football 2015: Week 13 heroes

As per usual, the Thanksgiving weekend of rivalries and conference-deciding games didn’t let us down. Here are a few heroes from the weekend’s slate.

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Does Darren Lehmann deserve more criticism than he gets?

Few coaches had more love letters written to them than Darren Lehmann by the Australian cricketing media after the 2013-14 Ashes.

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Fury crowned as the new king

By Anthony De Vita, 30 Nov 2015 Video
Fury crowned as the new king

Tyson Fury is the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Who could have imagined?

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F1: Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix live blog, updates

At long last we are at the conclusion of the 2015 Formula One season, with Round 19 of the championship being held in the twilight of Abu Dhabi. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:00 am (AEDT) on Monday morning.

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Central Coast vs Western Sydney highlights: Wanderers win 2-0

MATCH RESULT FULL TIME: Central Coast Mariners 0 – 2 Western Sydney Wanderers

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Australia vs New Zealand highlights: Third Test – Day 3 cricket final scores

Match result: Australia have defeated New Zealand in the Test at Adelaide Oval on the third day, and claimed a 2-0 series win to retain the Trans-Tasman Cup.

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Australian Open: Matt Jones claims the Stonehaven Cup

Round result: Matt Jones has won the 2015 Australian Open despite going two over par in the final round on Sunday.

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2015 Japan Cup: Preview and tips

By BrisburghPhil, 29 Nov 2015

Here’s my brave attempt to analyse the 2015 Japan Cup, and assess odds accordingly.

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What does the new NRL rights deal mean for the fans?

In the wake of Dave Smith’s departure, Channel Nine and Fox Sports have come to terms regarding the former’s Saturday night NRL fixtures, a crucial slot for Fox.

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NRL clubs must unite to save bush rugby league

By Riley Pettigrew, 29 Nov 2015
NRL clubs must unite to save bush rugby league

Last week’s release of the 2016 NRL draw showed that only nine of 192 games will be taken to new areas this upcoming season with just two of those to be played in regional New South Wales.

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Melbourne City’s midfield dominates Glory

By Luke Sicari, 29 Nov 2015 Video
Melbourne City’s midfield dominates Glory

Melbourne City had their best showing of the season on Friday night, as they dominated the visiting Perth Glory in a ruthless 5-1 victory. It was a much-needed home win for City, whose play at AAMI Park has been underwhelming in recent weeks.

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Anti-football media take advantage of FFA

What a week it has been. Rebecca Wilson’s article has not only set off a wave of emotions but impacted livelihoods, as well as raising serious questions regarding privacy and a fair appeals process.

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Five things the NRL need to fix this summer

By Michael Keeffe, 29 Nov 2015 Video
Five things the NRL need to fix this summer

The NRL have locked in the TV deal and released a reasonable draw – it’s certainly an improvement on last year’s fixture. So what do they plan to do until the Auckland Nines kick off in February?

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Aston Villa: The alarm bells are ringing

By Liam Sheedy, 29 Nov 2015 Video

Thirteen games into the season and already some English Premier League clubs will be feeling concerned about the position they find themselves in. One such club is Aston Villa who currently sit last on the table.

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Hawks blow Crocs out of the water

By Edward Webeck, 29 Nov 2015
Hawks blow Crocs out of the water

Illawarra have backed up their hard-fought win against Sydney with a 108-70 thumping of the Townsville Crocs.

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Besart Berisha of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal

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Illawarra Hawks coach Rob Beveridge

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Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar portrait

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Australia's Adam Voges raises his bat

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Sydney FC's Alessandro Del Piero celebrates scoring against Newcastle Jets (Image: Peter McAlpine).

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Ukrainian World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko

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Pink Cricket Ball

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Boy playing cricket in war-torn Afghanistan

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Mark Cavendish celebrates winning Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Omega-Pharma Quick-Step).

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