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Players to watch in Sheffield Shield

Who are the players to watch as the second half of the Sheffield Shield season kicks off this week?

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How’s this for a Test World Cup idea? (Part 1)

We had ICC ODI World Cup in 2015. We will have ICC World T20 next month. But what about the real thing – a Test match World Cup?

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Roundtable: Is the UFC mismanaging their next crop of superstars?

In the space of a few months, Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt, two of the UFC’s most promising blue chippers, have suffered huge career setbacks.

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End the Usman Khawaja non-selection farce now

It doesn’t matter where Rod Marsh looks, there are plenty of options available to make room for Usman Khawaja, the ignored but most prolific Australian run-getter thus summer.

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Selectors should not be commentators

According to Mark Waugh in one of his commentary stints during the BBL final Usman Khawaja is currently batting better than Brian Lara.

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Super Rugby 2016 tweaks: We’ve seen all this before

I’ll admit it – a couple of law variations and the announcement of the referee’s panel was not entirely how I envisaged getting into Super Rugby for 2016. However, here we are in the first week of February, with something of a ‘soft launch’ into the newly expanded competition.

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The Liebke Ratings: New Zealand versus Australia first ODI

Rather than hang around and play the T20 series against India, most of Australia’s players had wandered off in dribs and drabs to New Zealand to acclimatise to Kiwi hotel conditions in preparation for the one day series against the Black Caps.

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UFC’s complicated relationship with CM Punk

Even with zero documented proof that he’s ever won an unscripted fight, former WWE champion Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks is gearing up for a 2016 UFC debut.

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The great hate debate has got to stop

It has got to be the most pointless debate in NFL history. And yet here we are.

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Reaching the peak: How Michael Hooper returns to the top of his game

Coming off a World Cup year in 2015, Wallaby Michael Hooper enjoyed one of the longest breaks of his professional career before getting back to work with his NSW Waratahs preparing for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

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The Eddie Jones dickhead policy faces its first test

Eddie Jones is turning the no-dickheads dictum for a successful sporting team on its head with the appointment of Dylan Hartley as the captain of the England side to play Scotland at Murrayfield in the opening round of the 2016 Six Nations tournament this weekend.

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WATCH: Guptill sends monster six onto the roof of Eden park

After heading into bat, New Zealand’s opening batsman Martin Guptill got his side off to a flyer in the first one-day international against Australia, highlighted with a huge six that travelled 113 metres onto the roof at Eden Park.

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Colonials take the helm of Mother England’s sporting ships

During the 1977 Ashes series, which introduced Kerry Packer hijacking world cricket, there was an incident at Nottingham.

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Mitchell Pearce: The fault lies not in footy stars, but in ourselves

There hasn’t been a bigger storm in a schooner glass since Todd Carney tried to follow in the steps of the great yogis and reach enlightenment by drinking his own urine.

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PRICHARD: Carney to Sydney is a crash-landing for the Jets

Newcastle Jets went from wanting two Sydney FC players for David Carney, to being prepared to take one, to ending up getting none. That is the off-field equivalent of a 5-0 flogging.

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PRENTICE: Roosters need to take a long, hard look at themselves

Is there a major discipline and recruitment problem at the Sydney Roosters, or is the club just unlucky?

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Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

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Can anyone stop the Hawks going back to back? (Photo by Justine Walker/AFL Media)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

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Benson Henderson

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Jurgen Klopp

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Dean Demopoulos

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Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper, left, is tackled by Scotland's Sean Maitland, right, during the international rugby match at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Australia's Steven Smith raises his bat after scoring a century

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Chris Froome in the yellow jersey with team-mate Richie Porte (far left) on Stage 16 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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AFL commission lacks courage when it counts

The captain of a football team is the face of the club, and is the overarching leader of all people involved within the organisation.

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A day out at the Sydney Sevens

By Jarrod McGrouther, 8 Feb 2016 Video
A day out at the Sydney Sevens

The weekend marked the start of a four-year commitment to rugby sevens in Sydney.

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Who are the big players in heavyweight boxing?

By Petar Alavanja, 8 Feb 2016
Who are the big players in heavyweight boxing?

Ever since Tyson Fury’s shock victory over long-time heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko, boxing’s heavyweight division has received the most attention since Lennox Lewis’ heyday.

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This could be Taberner’s breakout season

Over the summer, I have been watching replays of AFL games from the 2015 season on Fox Footy and I was impressed with one young forward, Matt Taberner.

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George St-Pierre’s division has moved on

Last week rumours were flying across MMA media about the potential return of UFC welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre.

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The man who earnt three yellow cards

By Mister Football, 8 Feb 2016 Video

I am about to enter very dangerous territory – a story carrying a trifecta of controversy.

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So we have come to the second installment in this series of the World Game’s weird and wonderful player names.

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Chinese Super League: Super or just superficial?

In today’s football market one of the big things luring players might not be the lifestyle or quality of their surroundings, but more so the financial benefits that accompany their move.

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AFL fantasy’s young guns

By Dylan Matthews, 8 Feb 2016
AFL fantasy’s young guns

For years avid AFL fantasy coaches have been able to rely on the old reliable likes of Gary Ablett junior, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan, Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood and Josh P Kennedy.

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Slovakia vs Australia doubles: Fed Cup preview

If the first round tie between Slovakia and Australia is still alive for the fifth rubber, all eyes will turn to doubles as Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova take on Samantha Stosur and Casey Dellcaqua.

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The fourth rubber of the 2016 Fed Cup between Slovakia and Australia will see Jana Cepelova take on Arina Rodionova.

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Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs Samantha Stosur: Fed Cup live scores, blog

With both players coming off wins on day one of the 2016 Fed Cup, Aussie Samantha Stosur will be under pressure to take the victory over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10:50pm (AEDT).

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Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City highlights: Jets upset City

Match result: Newcastle Jets have managed to lift themselves to eighth place on the table with a hard-earned win over Melbourne City, who will leave Newcastle extremely frustrated.

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Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory highlights: Glory win 1-0

Match result: Perth Glory maintain a slim chance of cracking into the A-League’s top six after a 1-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.

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New Zealand Breakers vs Cairns Taipans highlights: Breakers end Taipans’ season

Match result: The New Zealand Breakers have hope yet for a playoffs berth after an 11-point win over the Cairns Taipans on Sunday afternoon.

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Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson: Thompson KOs Hendricks in first round

Fight results: Welterweight: Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks via knockout (head kick & punches) 3:31, R1

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant

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San Antonion Spurs' Kawhi Leonard.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (9), from Australia, shoots against the Detroit Pistons in a preseason NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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Marika Koroibete and Billy Slater

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Cameron Clark Australia Rugby Sevens Sydney Sevens 2016

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The Cowboys celebrate

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Cam Newton runs the ball.

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Sydney Roosters NRL coach Trent Robinson

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Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks

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