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Panthers give woeful Broncos a touch-up at home

Almost two years to the day since Brisbane sacked him, Anthony Griffin enjoyed a triumphant Suncorp Stadium return on Friday night as Penrith jumped into the NRL top eight with an upset 31-12 win over the Broncos.

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North beat Magpies, snap losing streak to shore up finals berth

Drew Petrie returned to form and Daniel Wells made a mockery of a pre-game injury scare to help North Melbourne record a 40-point AFL win over Collingwood.

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Rugby League World Cup boss quits after bullying over scheduling emerges

Rugby League World Cup boss Michael Brown has resigned amid reports he admitted to bullying a Penrith official in a voicemail message.

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Thomas Bach and the IOC are trying, but failing

IOC president Thomas Bach’s reluctance to ban Russia from the Rio Games and name newly-found drug cheats from Beijing and London has made a mockery of an organisation that predecessor Jacques Rogge fought so hard to clean up.

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The talking points: Super Rugby Quarter Finals

There’s no mucking around. It’s Quarter Finals time, and we’re straight into it. Here’s the talking points for the first week of the playoffs.

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Collingwood vs North Melbourne: Friday Night Forecast

North have been flavour of the week in the media, and what better way to respond than beat up on one of the teams nipping as your mathematical heels in the first game of a pivotal weekend. The Pies aren’t a chance here, right?

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NRL HQ has lost control of the trainers and it doesn’t care

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has a huge problem on his hands.

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This is not a story about Corey Norman, this is a tribute (to rugby league)

This column was going to be about Corey Norman and that list of peccadillos for which he’s now been banned eight rounds. And how they aren’t unlike the weekend recreational pursuits of many 25-year-old swinging dicks.

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Ethics in eSports: Trust is earned, and is easily lost

eSports is an industry in its infancy, largely purveyed, governed and consumed by those who have no idea what they are doing when it comes to big business.

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Jason Taylor’s no dummy for dropping Robbie Farah

West Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been widely criticised for dumping his highest contracted player Robbie Farah to the NSW Cup.

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Jarryd Hayne’s list of suitors starts dwindling: Roosters, Rabbits and Knights drop out

Jarryd Hayne’s list of potential clubs in the NRL has started to shrink, with the Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Newcastle Knights all pulling out of the race to sign the code-hopping superstar.

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Sharks gunning for most consecutive wins, won’t rest Origin stars

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan won’t bench his cavalcade of State of Origin stars as his side shoots for an NRL record of 20 straight wins.

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Why Sauber’s saviour is critical to Formula One

Just as the middle of the Formula One season is often characterised by talk of driver swaps and signings, so too do rumours of team viability begin to surface.

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Norman cops eight-week suspension for… all that stuff he did

Parramatta playmaker Corey Norman has copped an eight-week suspension from the NRL, as well as a $20,000 fine for his various indiscretions over the past few months.

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2016 premiers: The Melbourne Storm (and how to stop that happening)

Once more the Melbourne Storm have silently snuck up and become the premiership favourites. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to show you the steps you need to follow to beat them.

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Dustin Martin is a top five player in the AFL

Dustin Martin is different. In an era of clean cuts and jagged jawlines, he’s a raw, rugged footballing tour de force. His 2016 season to date has thrust him into the conversation as to who are the absolute best players in the competition.

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Stephen O'Keefe

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Brodie Grundy Collingwood Magpies AFL 2016

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Eben Etzebeth makes a half break.

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Jared Tallent Olympics Walking 2016

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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Rory Sloane Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL

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Quade Cooper is coming back to Australia. Image: Karen Watson

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Christian Lealiifano Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2016

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Wests captain Robbie Farah

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Port Adelaide Power vs GWS Giants highlights: Giants by 19

Match result: The GWS Giants took an important win over the Port Adelaide Power on Sunday, coming back from a horror start to run out the 19-point winners.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Wests Tigers highlights: Tigers by 13

Match result: Despite the omission of Robbie Farah, the Wests Tigers took a 13-point win over the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Richmond Tigers highlights: Hawks give Tigers a smashing

Match result: The Hawthorn Hawks are now two games clear on top of the ladder after a 70-point win over the Richmond Tigers on Sunday.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights highlights: Sharks make it 15 in a row

Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have moved back to the top of the NRL ladder and extended their winning streak to fifteen straight games with a 32-point win over the Newcastle Knights.

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Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions highlights: Lions by 37

Match result: The Brisbane Lions have finally notched their second win of season 2016, defeating Essendon by 37 points on Sunday.

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Stormers vs Chiefs highlights: Chiefs win 60-21

By Connor Bennett, 24 Jul 2016 Popular article! Video
Stormers vs Chiefs highlights: Chiefs win 60-21

Match result: The Chiefs have moved into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a massive 39-point win over the Stormers in Cape Town.

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The EPL new boys: Welcome to the big stage

The English Premier League back three former EPL clubs to the fold, and they’ll be fighting hard for every win this season. Who are they, and what can we expect?

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Doping and the sports fan: How long until we turn our backs?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reported that yet more athletes have failed doping re-tests, bringing the total from the current tranche of re-tests to 98.

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Expansion remains a painful yet real option for NRL growth

The perfect opportunity may have passed already, but the NRL has a great chance to fix the over saturation of Sydney clubs while making rugby league a truly national sport.

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How good can Bobby Portis be?

By Justin Ahrns, 24 Jul 2016
How good can Bobby Portis be?

Bobby Portis had himself a great 2016 NBA Summer League, after showing glimpses of his potential last season in Chicago.

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Each Australian player examined ahead of the Sri Lankan Test tour

The Sri Lankan Test series for Australia should be hard-fought but most are expecting big wins to the Australian. But what does the series mean for each player and their careers?

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Players and coaches need more discipline, and officials shouldn’t hesitate to deliver it

The outstanding feature of the Brumbies’ loss on Friday night was the disrespectful way in which both teams, but especially the Brumbies, treated the decisions of the match officials.

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Five NRL headlines we will see by the end of 2017

Bold predictions, extrapolations of what we’re seeing as 2016 rolls on, or something else? You decide!

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Bernie bungs it on as Brumbies bundled out

By Matt Porter, 24 Jul 2016
Bernie bungs it on as Brumbies bundled out

The dominant lineout beat the dominant scrum as the Highlanders sent the Brumbies packing in a wet and windy Canberra.

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Lions vs Crusaders highlights: Lions decimate Crusaders in quarter final

Match result: The Lions have at least partially vindicated their decision to rest a host of players in the final round of the Super Rugby season with a first-up finals win over the Crusaders, 42-25.

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2016 Tour de France: Jon Izaguirre wins Stage 20, Froome poised to take overall victory

Stage Results: Jon Izaguirre (Movistar) has handed Spain their first stage win of the 2016 Tour de France, with a brilliant recovery effort on the final climb while Chris Froome (Sky) held the yellow jersey in convincing fashion before the ride to Paris tomorrow.

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England's Joe Root celebrates his century during play on Day 3 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

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Josh Jenkins Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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Blake Green of the Storm

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Jason Johannisen Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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Isaac De Gois celebrates a try

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Beauden Barrett slips past Brumbies defence

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Josh J Kennedy West Coast Eagles AFL 2016

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Jarrod Croker scores

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Tom Lynch Tom J Lynch Sam Day Gold Coast Suns AFL 2015

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