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Independent review of Eels can only be a good thing

Parramatta fans should welcome the penalties issued by the NRL for the Eels breaching the salary cap, if only because it will prompt thorough examination of the way the club operates.

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Tinkler’s demise a lesson for all fans of sport in Australia

It was inevitable. The removal of Nathan Tinkler from the Newcastle Jets, and indeed football in Australia, was five years in the making.

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We have overrated Port Adelaide

Throughout this season, Port Adelaide have frequently been referred to as a member of the ‘Big Four’. The truth is, they don’t deserve to be bracketed with Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney.

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The ten-round NRL review: Why your team won’t win a thing

What gives, rugby league? Ten rounds of footydata is supposed to give us a settled snapshot of affairs, not a competition table with enough bottlenecks to give Sydney’s inner-west a run for its money.

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A-League must be pieced together in off-season

Winter is coming, and the impending storm has potential to rattle House A-League. A decade on since the A-League’s inception, progress should be the go-to word.

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Gallop faces a tenure-defining six months as FFA chief executive

Season 10 of the A-League was supposed to be a lot smoother. On the back of Asian Cup success, record-breaking membership numbers and one of the most competitive campaigns to date David Gallop would have been looking forward to toasting a job well done.

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Riding the wave with J.R. Smith

“I’m kind of like an ocean. Everything is calm, calm, calm. I’m good. When the ball goes up in the air, the waves start rocking.”

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Believe it or not, there is a life after footy

The criticism Kane Cornes received when he announced he was quitting football to pursue a career in the fire brigade is hard to fathom.

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Friday Night Forecast: Pick your margin

Normal programming resumes as the Blues and Cats face off in this week’s Friday night football.

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Fear and loathing at Indianapolis and Monaco

The Indy 500 and Monaco Grand Prix are the jewels in the crown of their respective categories, and provide a bumper double for motorsport fans this weekend.

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A way to reshape Formula One for the better

Monaco is Formula One’s happy place. The impractical and dangerous streets of the cash-loaded principality have no real business forming a Formula One track, but this rusted-on race has come to represent that anything is possible for Formula One.

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Super Rugby expert tipping: Round 15

We all knew Round 14 would be decided by the first game, and it was indeed a close-run thing.

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Who is van der Westhuizen and why is he officiating the game of the week?

Yesterday, Spiro Zavos wrote ‘Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees’. Spiro was answering Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham’s ridiculous suggestion rugby should follow the NRL’s two-refs per game policy.

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Doomben 10,000: Group 1 preview and tips

The Doomben 10,000 was a race for proven Group 1 talents during the 2000s, with dual winners like Falvelon and Apache Cat top and tailing the decade.

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MUNCEY: The stable ticks over with another winner

Things have been going well for the stable – Forest Way managed another win (dead-heat), Provocateur grabbed a third at 100 to 1 and Wicked Intent runs Saturday.

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THREE WIDE NO COVER: John Messara answers questions about Racing Australia

Racing Australia chairman John Messara, who also chairs Racing NSW, has answered a number of questions The Roar put to him regarding the recently formed body.

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Andrew Bogut

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

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Carlton's Chris Judd is congratulated by teammates Dale Thomas and Zach Tuohy during the 2014 AFL Round 20 match between the Carlton Blues and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on August 09, 2014. (Photo: Greg Ford/AFL Media)

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ACT Brumbies' Peter Kimlin (centre) is tackled by Bulls' Petrus Kruger. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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Nat Fyfe of the Dockers

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Dockers coach Ross Lyon

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Bismarck du Plessis of South Africa (R) is yellow-carded by referee Romain Poite (L) during the Rugby Championship Test rugby union match between the New Zealand All Blacks and South Africa at Eden Park. AFP PHOTO / Michael Bradley

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Queensland Maroons player Sam Thaiday (left) pushes NSW Blues player Greg Bird with his fist during Game III of the 2014 State of Origin rugby league series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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James Harden Houston Rockets

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Things I like more than a Queenslander at Origin time

So the catch-cry for tourism in Queensland was always “Beautiful one day, perfect the next”.

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Towards a more civil rugby discussion on The Roar

We’ve lost all of Biltongbek and most of Scott Allen. Let’s not lose other rugby gurus here on The Roar. The solution is civility.

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Going to the cricket at Lord’s was everything I thought it would be

I fully realise how daft this will sound, but I promise you Lord’s looks just as beautiful in the flesh as it does on TV, which had been my only experience of the dear old place until Monday just gone.

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Novak Djokovic vs Jarkko Nieminen: 2015 French Open live scores

Novak Djokovic starts his campaign for a first French Open title tonight as he faces veteran Jarkko Nieminen in the opening round at the French Open.

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Giro d’Italia: Stage 16 Results: Aru falters, Contador gains more time

Stage Result It was a stage for the ages at the Giro D’Italia as Astana’s Mikel Landa took his second stage victory in a row, Fabio Aru lost over 2 minutes and Alberto Contador cemented his grip the overall Giro lead.

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Rafael Nadal vs Quentin Halys: 2015 French Open live scores

Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th French Open title tonight when he takes on wildcard, Quentin Halys, in the first round.

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Who should replace Mick Malthouse as Carlton coach?

Footy is a fast moving-beast and it’s no surprise that following Carlton’s decision to sack senior coach Mick Malthouse earlier today, attention has immediately turned to the question of who will replace Malthouse as Carlton’s senior coach.

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Mick Malthouse sacked – Twitter reacts

By Josh Elliott, 26 May 2015 Video
Mick Malthouse sacked – Twitter reacts

In a move that has surprised absolutely no one at all, Carlton have sacked senior coach Mick Malthouse. The decision has seen Twitter explode with it’s usual mix of the amusing, the insightful, and the downright hilarious.

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Who can stop the Fremantle Dockers?

By Patrick Molony, 26 May 2015 Video New author!
Who can stop the Fremantle Dockers?

This 2015 AFL premiership season is set up to be the closest season in recent memory, or is it?

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State of Origin 2015: Game 1 preview

By mastermind5991, 26 May 2015 Video
State of Origin 2015: Game 1 preview

State of Origin kicks off on Wednesday night, as the SNW Blues look to successfully defend the shield that took them eight long years to win back.

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The NRL must continue to experiment

By MG Burbank, 26 May 2015 Video
The NRL must continue to experiment

One of the things that makes rugby league different from other mainstream sports is the willingness on the part of its administrators to adjust the rules to make the game a better spectacle.

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Cheika’s Waratahs can brawl, but the Wallabies need to box

Since returning to his native shores, Waratah and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has evoked the long-dormant brawling spirit of the Australian rugby player; who could deny that after seeing the Waratahs bully the All Black-laden Crusaders off the park last Saturday night in Sydney?

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AFL Team of the Round: Round 8

By Katfish, 26 May 2015 Video
AFL Team of the Round: Round 8

Another weekend of great footy has come and gone, so who makes our Team of the Round?

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Let’s get technical: Attacking structures in rugby

A few weeks ago an old friend and I, accompanied by a few beers, got together at my place to watch some rugby on a typically chilly South African April Saturday.

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Sydney Swans keep making asses out of critics and doubters

Occasionally, one wonders what the real problem with the Sydney Swans is. At other times, one doesn’t care. For the faithful Swans supporter, Sydney keeps on keeping on. The club has done that for 141 years – 108 of them as South Melbourne.

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Roger Federer doesn’t need to “Harden up” but fans do need to behave

We could drive ourselves mad trying to answer the great philosophical question of what came first, professional athletes or the fans whose fandom essentially pays their enormous salaries.

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Eugenie Bouchard

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Southampton Football Club

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Nick Kyrgios has made it past the first round at the French Open. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Samantha Stosur returns at the Australian Open

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos is consoled by Brent Harvey

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Lewis Hamilton Portrait

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Jesse Hogan of the Demons marks over Steven May of the Suns

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