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AFL trade rumours: Another gun Sun on the move?

I know what you’re thinking – wasn’t it just yesterday that I updated you on all the latest trade rumours? Yes, but following on from yesterday’s discussion of Jaeger O’Meara and the Gold Coast Suns, a new development that emerged last night feels like it just can’t wait another week.

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Forgetting Benji Marshall: What the hell does he do now?

Is Benji Marshall’s career approaching a tragic finale? And is this the death knell for the game’s ‘we’ll fit you in somewhere’ attitude towards off-contract blokes in their 40s?

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The Steve Smith furore is a joke

This week, ex-players and fans howled down the decision to send Steve Smith home, ahead of a frantic six months of cricket. The furore is laughable.

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Crow collapse makes this Sydney’s flag to lose

After the Adelaide Crows last night coughed up a 29-point capitulation to the West Coast Eagles on their home turf, the Sydney Swans must surely be the clear favourites by a wide margin to take out the 2016 premiership.

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Wallabies debutant Reece Hodge is the next Campo

Reece Hodge is potentially the most exciting young Wallaby back since David Campese hit the headlines on debut in 1982.

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The NRL’s controversial golden-point system is set to be reviewed at the end of the season, according to a member of the competition committee.

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Australia’s Olympic champion women’s team will play alongside their male counterparts for the first time on home soil in an expanded Sydney Sevens event in 2017.

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New proposal leaves Australia and South Africa with one less Super Rugby team

The board of Australian Rugby Union have been presented with a radical proposal for the future of Super Rugby, which would see Australia and South Africa lose a provincial side, reducing the tournament to 16 teams.

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Nick Kyrgios is hoping for some luck of the draw as he spearheads one of Australia’s most promising US Open charges in decades.

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Kiwi-Nobbling: The only way forward for the Wallabies

It often happens that during the Rugby Championship, or as it is known in my household, The Killing Season, I am moved to jot down a few words on the methods and techniques that I believe the Wallabies would be well-advised to adopt, should they wish to defeat the All Blacks.

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Quade’s not the Wallabies’ Messiah. He’s not even a naughty boy

Quade Cooper has been rather low key since returning to Australia. No controversial tweets. No Instagram rants. Nothing for the media to get crazy about.

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AFL trade rumours: Jaeger on the hunt for a new home

So one of the AFL’s worst-kept secrets has officially broken the surface – Jaeger O’Meara wants a trade away from the Gold Coast Suns, and what follows is going to be fascinating to watch.

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Adelaide vs West Coast: Friday Night Forecast

Stakes, they are high. The final Friday night of the home and away season has evidently delivered us the eight-shaping match up we hoped it would. But are the Eagles any chance at knocking off the Crows in their home nest?

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The best of college football on show in Sydney

Total commitment and playing for one another are the keys to victory for University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors according to head coach Nick Rolovich.

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Cheika forced into a mood for change ahead of Bledisloe 2

With injuries to Matt Giteau, Matt Toomua, and Rob Horne, Michael Cheika was forced to make changes, and that got him in the mood to keep going after last week’s 42-8 hammering by the All Blacks at ANZ.

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The Liebke Ratings: Sri Lanka v Australia second ODI

Australia somehow won the forst ODI of this five-match series against Sri Lanka. Naturally, this couldn’t last.

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Jarryd Hayne's move to the NFL sparked unprecedented interest in the game in Australia. (Photo: AP)

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Mongolian Khan Opie Bosson win the 2015 Caulfield Cup

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Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015

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James Roberts

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Melbourne Rising announced themselves as one of the teams to beat in the 2016 NRC. (Sportography)

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Catch Kyrgios, but don’t ask him to play tennis

His two best friends at the moment are 13-year old Tauheed Browning and 14-year old Langston Williams, fellow trainees at the Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The three are inseparable, be it at the movies or at the malls, and always playing Pokemon Go.

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The offseason: Essendon Bombers

By Tiarne Swersky, 30 Aug 2016
The offseason: Essendon Bombers

The offseason will be a series of articles analysing each team’s list management, trade and free agency targets, and the biggest recruitment decisions to be made as the end of another season approaches.

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Russia’s Paralympic ban is only hurting the Games

‘This is the most disgraceful performance by a national squad in Australian sporting history.’

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Marcus Bontempelli will be the best of his generation

We have all witnessed the emergence of Marcus Bontempelli over the past three seasons. From his game-winning snap-shot at goal in 2014 to his first win as captain in 2016, the ‘Bont’ has never ceased to amaze fans and critics alike.

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Predicting the 2016 All-Australian team

By Justin Ahrns, 30 Aug 2016
Predicting the 2016 All-Australian team

With the initial squad of 40 having been released, and the usual debate and discussion on how the voters stuffed up under way, here is who will make the final 22.

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For continued growth, rugby league must go back to the future

With another cracking day at Leichhardt loomng when the Tigers take on the Raiders, I am convinced the NRL needs to develop a funding and marketing strategy that calls for increased use of suburban grounds.

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Rio Paralympics are a showcase of developments in medicine

The Paralympic Games are widely regarded as the second largest sporting event in the world. They are also a showcase of developments in medicine, science, and inclusion.

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How my “predictions” went compared to reality

At the start of the year, I decided that instead of putting down my accurate thoughts what the teams of the AFL would do this season, I elected to put my “reputation” in the hands of fate.

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A Black bridge too far

By Paul Kruger, 30 Aug 2016
A Black bridge too far

“Comparison is the thief of joy”, said Teddy Roosevelt. It is a valuable mantra, applicable in everyday life but especially as a sport spectator.

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Brisbane 2016 report card

By Nick Creely, 30 Aug 2016
Brisbane 2016 report card

In another disappointing season under Justin Leppistch, we look at the Lions 2016 campaign.

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Can Michael Cheika turn it around?

By Steve Winter, 30 Aug 2016
Can Michael Cheika turn it around?

Reading Spiro’s piece on the attributes of Michael Cheika, I couldn’t help but agree with at least one of the sentiments that Mr Cheika ends to tone down the rhetoric on refereeing.

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Cheika needs to be brave after Bledisloe II

By Rob Seltzer, 30 Aug 2016
Cheika needs to be brave after Bledisloe II

As the dust settles on another Bledisloe defeat, it’s time to really sit back and take stock of where the Wallabies are.

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Novak Djokovic vs Jerzy Janowicz: US Open live scores, blog

It’s rare that Novak Djokovic enters any tournament under a cloud, let alone a grand slam, but that is the exact situation at the US Open, as he takes on Jerzy Janowicz in the first round. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9am (AEST).

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This Rangers team is different

By Justin Ahrns, 30 Aug 2016

The Texas Rangers are famous for their ability to choke in key moments when they seemingly have the game won, or their division clinched.

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The Roar’s AFL MVP: It’s a draw!

By Josh Elliott, 29 Aug 2016
The Roar’s AFL MVP: It’s a draw!

It’s a tie! The Roar’s inaugural AFL MVP has had a dramatic finish, with three votes to Patrick Dangerfield in the final round of the season bringing him even with Dustin Martin on 30 votes atop the leaderboard.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Before they can enjoy the first rest day of La Vuelta a Espana 2016 the peloton must first overcome a challenging summit finish on Lagos de Covadonga. Can new race leader David de la Cruz successfully defend his red jersey? Join The Roar for live updates and commentary from 11pm (AEST). Measuring 188.7 kilometres in […]

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Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson plays a shot

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James Parsons Jerome Kaino New Zealand All Blacks Bledisloe Cup Rugby Union Test Rugby Rugby Championship 2016

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Jordan Lewis Isaac Smith Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Essendon coach John Worsfold watches players train

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Michael Jennings of the Blues scores a try during the State of Origin

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Allister Coetzee South Africa Springboks Rugby Union 2016

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Sydney Cup college football NFL

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Referee Matt Cecchin

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