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Wright’s sights on Asian Cup bow

As Bailey Wright sat in the Craven Cottage change room just moments away from making his Socceroos debut, he must have taken a minute to revel in his achievement.

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Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

Ben Dunk’s magnificent 229 not-out for Tasmania last weekend in the domestic 50-over comp has been recognised by the Australian selectors.

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Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander.

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One day soon, Bill, the penny will drop

One of these days, between 10am last Saturday morning and the release of Ewen McKenzie’s eventual book detailing his side of the story, ARU CEO Bill Pulver will realise all is not right at the pointy end of Australian rugby.

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Pitch invasion probe warranted or a marker of the FFA nanny state?

It’s sure to be scrapbooked as one of the most iconic images of any Sydney Derby – yet should the FFA unglove the iron fist, the Cove’s euphoric celebration of Alex Brosque’s winner could have fans making a different kind of noise.

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The Four Nations is England’s to lose

My first memory of an English footballer is David Hobbs’ elbow setting Greg Conescu’s tooth free from its gum at the SCG in 1984.

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Will Manning’s TD record ever be broken?

It’s arguably the most iconic of all the individual records in the National Football League and it’s found a permanent new home.

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Hushovd comments reflect deep-seated contradictions in cycling

I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team.

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Follow the money: Team name and roster changes for 2015

Well, this is nearly it. The 2014 pro cycling season has burned down to a few scattered embers, the Northern Hemisphere cyclocross season has started, and most of the pro road-peloton is off enjoying a few of life’s pleasures, guilt free.

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SPIRO: Anatomy of the ARU-Beale crisis 2: Michael Cheika next Wallabies coach

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation is the most dramatic departure from Australian rugby since the great Trevor Allan left the Wallabies captaincy to play rugby league in England in 1949.

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A-League attendance records will continue to tumble

The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds.

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The NRC wrap Round 9: Yes, rugby was played over the weekend

Hard to believe, after what transpired in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ narrow loss to New Zealand, but there was in fact a round of the National Rugby Championship played over the weekend.

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Ewen McKenzie’s resignation a real shocker

After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately.

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Windies cricket sinks to new levels

I much preferred when my bodily reaction to West Indian cricket was a gut wrenched with fear and not a bleeding heart.

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Doolan’s ton should cement Test spot

A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent.

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Football rising but Gallop’s petty code war continues

On Saturday, more than 44,000 people will pack-out Allianz Stadium for the Sydney derby.

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Kurtley Beale is tackled during the opening game of the Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Australian Kangaroos rugby league coach Tim Sheens. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Dayne Beams

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NSW Blues fullback Jarryd Haynes celebrates as his side win Game 1 of the 2014 State of Origin series 12-8 (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Australian batsman George Bailey plays a shot against England in the fifth Ashes Test

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Craig Williams kisses the Caulfield-Cup

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Fernando Alonso

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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NRC trophy

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The Roar of the crowd

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Dragons fans breathe fire as Morris goes to the Dogs

Rugby league’s worst kept secret has been confirmed, with the Bulldogs officially announcing the signing of Dragons superstar Brett Morris.

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The Barbarians: One of rugby’s great traditions deserve respect

I’ve been a Barbarians supporter ever since the Australia versus Barbarians game finishing off the grand slam of 1984. Anyone who watched that game will remember it to this day.

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The month of November nears and with it comes the southern hemisphere nations announcing their squads for the upcoming internationals.

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Forget Cheika and a Wallaby resurgence, Australian rugby is in a mess

Australia has just finished the Rugby Championship series, finishing third out of four nations.

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Gillon McLachlan: Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown

Being top dog is never easy. The climb to the top is steep and protracted, so when you finally arrive, there is a tendency to relax, become complacent, and forget that tenacity, hard work and dedication got you there in the first place.

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On a tough card to kick-off the two-day Cox Plate Carnival at Moonee Valley on Friday night, there’s one bet that looks a great way to get your bank bulging for Cox Plate Day.

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Four Nations: The tournament where no one wins

By Daniel Murphy, 24 Oct 2014
Four Nations: The tournament where no one wins

On Saturday night the tournament very few people seem interested in, much less asked for, kicks off in Brisbane.

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Manly demolition opens trade season

By Jason Hosken, 24 Oct 2014
Manly demolition opens trade season

Rest easy northern beaches residents, that crumbling sound is not a catastrophic failure of the Manly Dam, but the toppling of the Berlin-esque wall that divided the Sea Eagles’ Pittwater Road headquarters.

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The success in 2014 of foundation and reinstated club South Sydney, with the accompanying surge in TV ratings, has highlighted the benefits of reinstating another foundation Club – the Bears.

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Well, Saracens, Glasgow and Ospreys currently lead the field in the European Rugby Champions Cup after the first round of games.

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It is at once both one of the greatest success stories, and continuing tragedies of Australian sport.

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Are third-party player payments only for the rich clubs?

The word ‘unlimited’ is attached to the NRL third party agreements (TPAs), and unless your club is located near big corporates who find rugby league players marketable then you are offside before kick off in salary negotiations.

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What sport does UNESCO, the famed international organisation for education, science and culture, proclaim to be a ‘Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity’? Football, Greco-Roman Wrestling?

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Pakistan vs Australia: First Test match, Day 2 live scores, blog

Pakistan fought back well after being pegged back early to leave the first Test against Australia in balance after the first day’s play. You ​can ​follow the live scores and blog of the second day of this ​first Test starting ​5pm AEDT.

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Toss it up, Nathan, or you’ll be eaten alive!

Pakistan finished an energy and brain-sapping (viewers included) first day of the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at 4/219. In many eyes, they were the winners from the first day of the series.

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Three outta five ain’t bad: Let’s grant Cheika a few spring tour losses

It’s hard to fully comprehend the magnitude of what has occurred in Australian Rugby in the last few weeks, but I’m glad to see that the Wallabies once more have a coach.

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David Villa of Melbourne City FC celebrates after scoring a goal during their round one match against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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2014 international rugby league overview

By Luke Carroll, 23 Oct 2014 Video
English fullback Sam Tomkins attempts to break the line against the Kangaroos. (Image: AAP)

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Wallabies fly half Kurtley Beale (R) is tackled by Pumas' Juan Manuel Leguizamon

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Michael Hooper playing for the Wallabies v France

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Football child prodigy Hachim Mastour (Image/Flickr)

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Richard Garcia of Melbourne Heart takes a shot at goals against Archie Thompson of Melbourne Victory

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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UFC 114: Michael Bisping v Dan Miller

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