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Lankan Rupee is the best sprinter, but no Hay List yet

Lankan Rupee, the horse with the white heart marking on his head, affirmed his title as the best sprinter in the world with a dominant victory on Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick.

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Network Ten have their sights set on acquiring the rights to broadcast Super Rugby – a move that would see them put the sport back on free-to-air television.

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Cronulla’s Brookvale Oval hoodoo has continued, after they were thumped 24-4 at the iconic venue by Manly on Sunday.

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North Melbourne have underlined their rising AFL stocks and raised questions about Sydney’s with a drought-breaking 43-point win over the Swans at the SCG on Sunday.

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Jordan Spieth makes moving day at Augusta really count

Texan Jordan Spieth looked every bit an experienced campaigner at the Masters early this morning as the debutant grabbed a share of the lead going into tonight’s final round.

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Steve Smith can become a potent Test spinner

Now that Steve Smith has graduated into a consistent Test batsman, he has the opportunity to develop his dangerous leg breaks.

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Wanderers ruin Kewell send off

Western Sydney Wanderers have produced a stunning A-League comeback to overrun Melbourne Heart 3-2 and spoil Harry Kewell’s farewell match.

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Izzy confused by ARU decision

A confused Israel Folau is frustrated and disappointed by the Australian Rugby Union’s decision to prevent him playing in Perth on Saturday, but says it could be six months before his throat injury is totally healed.

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Cummins leads Force over Waratahs

A stunning three-try effort by Nick Cummins has seen the Western Force stun the Israel Folau-less NSW Waratahs with a 28-16 victory at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday night.

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Cats thrash Eagles in Geelong

A kiss from his mum at the pre-match coin toss, 27 hard-won possessions, three goals and a midfield battle with his youngest brother.

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Tigers beat Cowboys in 2005 grand final replay

A serious elbow injury to Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah soured their 16-4 NRL win over North Queensland on Saturday night in front of a paltry crowd at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

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Melbourne Rebels keep gaining in the Super Rugby credibility stakes, but losing offshore.

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Relentless Hawthorn picked up an 11th AFL win in a row on Saturday, showing the gulf in class between them and Gold Coast with a 99-point win.

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Senden in the final pairing at Augusta

John Senden and Masters leader Bubba Watson will tee off at the tail of the field at Augusta tonight when thew third round gets underway.

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Why it’s important to love to hate

It is incredibly difficult to get people on board with a new sporting competition. The Big Bash League is just one example of this.

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Paris-Roubaix: The contenders

“How can somebody be in love with Hell? It’s a contradiction. Makes no sense. Most would call it madness…”

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Paul Roos, coach of Melbourne looks on during the 2014 NAB Challenge launch

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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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Brisbane Roar coach - Manchester-born Mike Mulvey

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Waratahs forward Stephen Hoiles wins a lineout - Karen Watson (Large)

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Greg Inglis is spear tackled by Krisnan Inu as Josh Jackson also defends during the round 4 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Jarryd Hayne is congratulated by his team mates. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Robb Cox)

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Germany's Tony Martin is taken to an ambulance at the finish line after crashing in the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France (AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN --NORWAY OUT).

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Horses in Race 6 heads down the straight at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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AFL finals berths are taking shape

By Joel Clarke, 16 Apr 2014
AFL finals berths are taking shape

After just four rounds of the AFL season, the ladder is taking shape and the contenders and pretenders for the finals are clearer by the week. Depending on who you are, however, it either makes for happy reading or bad news.

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Kallis has claims to Tendulkar’s ‘cricketer of the generation’ title

Sachin Tendulkar was touted as ‘cricketer of the generation’ long before Cricinfo gave it some sort of officialdom in March this year. Tendulkar strolled to a victory which rubbed the egos of a billion Indian cricket worshippers.

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All praise the spiritual wave sweeping global football

Football is often chastised for the more seedy, salacious and hedonistic lifestyles of players with bulging wallets and celebrity lifestyles. Indeed, footballers are seen on newspaper front pages as often as they are on the back.

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The curse is broken, but the Hawthorn-Geelong rivalry continues

One of the AFL’s most celebrated rivalries continues when the league’s only two undefeated teams, Geelong and Hawthorn, go head-to-head in a potential grand final preview on Easter Monday.

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Pre-playoffs notes from around the NBA

By Nick Jungfer, 16 Apr 2014
Pre-playoffs notes from around the NBA

With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, Portland survived Curry’s 47-point blitz in the West, Indiana beat the Thunder to be just one win away from securing top seed in the East, and Mike D’Antoni is anxiously awaiting the tap on the shoulder at Lakers HQ.

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The Championships: 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Sydney Cup preview

With the opening day of The Championships showcasing some great racing in the Doncaster Mile and TJ Smith Stakes, it’s time to look ahead to the two biggest races at this weekend’s meeting.

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Day 1 of The Championships certainly lived up to the hype, with top-quality races full of depth and class.

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Why Queensland will win Origin again this year

Go New South Wales! Go Queensland! Who will win!? Well, Queensland will… again. Why? Just look at their perfect halves, hooker, fullback and their big forwards.

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Here is my preview of the Eastern Conference quarter finals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Atletico Madrid are the story of this season

By Simon McInerney, 16 Apr 2014

We’re exactly halfway through April, at the pointy end of the season, and Madrid’s “other” football team, Atletico, are still alive and kicking on two fronts. How are they keeping this up?

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Smaller stables and bargain buys shine at The Championships

The nine winners on Day 1 of The Championships were all trained by different trainers, with plenty of bargain buys landing big money.

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Why are we so critical of Benji Marshall?

I have seen so many articles written about Benji Marshall and how he is failing in rugby and should go back to rugby league. There have been articles from ‘respected’ writers like Brendan Cannon where he suggests that Benji is not up to rugby. Or, the article that talks about ‘Code Floppers’, which suggests he […]

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2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

By mastermind5991, 16 Apr 2014
2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

The Gold Coast Titans still lead the NRL, despite a negative points differential of -5, while last year’s bottom two teams, the Wests Tigers and Parramatta, sit third and fifth respectively ahead of their Easter Monday showdown.

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Melbourne Victory vs Guangzhou Evergrande: ACL live scores, blog

Before a huge Good Friday clash against Sydney FC, the Melbourne Victory must first take care of business in the Asian Champions League when they host Guangzhou Evergrande tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.

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Super Rugby hot seat

By Elisha Pearce, 15 Apr 2014
Super Rugby hot seat

Super Rugby is at its midpoint, and there is enough evidence to talk about the coaching hot seats.

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It’s time for the Wanderers to live up to their name

The success of the Western Sydney Wanderers as a sporting franchise has been pretty astonishing over the past couple of years.

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard celebrates the opening goal during the 2013 pre-season tour match of Liverpool FC against Melbourne Victory at the MCG in Melbourne. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers

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Matthew Johns' altere ego Reg Reagan

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Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Edin Hazard (L) celebrates scoring his penalty with Spanish striker Fernando Torres (R)

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Will Hopoate back in action for the EEls

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How great can the NBL be?

By artball, 15 Apr 2014
Wildcats forward Shawn Redhage in action in the NBL.

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MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a corner on his Repsol Honda motorbike

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Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton

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