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Finally, a contest. After two matches which offered minimal intrigue, this first day-night Test is in a fine position after Day 1.
The former NRL CEO, Dave Smith, obviously didn’t plan it exactly this way, but his decision to cut Rupert Murdoch out of the first part of the television rights deal still had the desired effect of getting the game more money when the rest of the deal was eventually done.
Geoff Ogilvy could have – and should have – fired in a 63 or 64 in the second round of the Australian Open yesterday.
A new, dedicated NRL channel and simulcasting of every single NRL game live are the two key components to the newly-announced rights deal for the code.
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Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin has further cemented his reputation as the world’s best spinner, knocking over South Africa’s Paul Harmer with a stunning carrom ball.
Connecting the A-League to events in Paris is the biggest example of a crazed imagination in Australia since Bouncer’s dream sequence in Neighbours.
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Somewhere in the depths of Steve Waugh’s 720-page magnum opus, Out of My Comfort Zone, published a decade ago, lies a passage on the impact of one-day cricket on the Test format:
Guess? Hope for the best? It might be the case that the first ever day-night Test match in Adelaide is one of those occasional ‘good tosses to lose’, because then at least you don’t have to guess what is or isn’t the best thing to do.
Football in Australia over the last week has emanated a depressing tale, so where better to draw happiness from than the home of jogo bonito, Brazil.
There is a rugby league revolution going on in North America right now – and it has nothing to do with Jarryd Hayne.
After a quick glance at heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s Wikipedia page, you will find a record that trumps boxing legends like George Foreman, Mike Tyson, and even Muhammad Ali.
We are in a brave new world. So long restricted to a choice between the raspberry of the red ball or the vanilla of the white, cricket from now on will offer a third delicious flavour: the Monte Carlo of the pink ball.
There’s a line in Catch Me If You Can where Christopher Walken tells Leonardo DiCaprio that the reason the Yankees always win is because nobody can keep their eyes off those damn pinstripes.
If I were insane, I could’ve stayed awake until 5am and watched the entirety of the WEC finale online for €5 (or approximately A$1,000 at current exchange rates), a small cost to pay to see Mark Webber crowned champion in Porsche.
Any golf fan browsing through the 156-strong Australian Open field at the Australian Golf Club wouldn’t have glanced at Lincoln Tighe, Chun-An Yu, or Todd Sinnott.
The inaugural and historic day-night Test with pink balls starting today at the Adelaide Oval has monopolised all cricket discussions. Less discussed is another major news item.
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After plenty of recent speculation, the NSW government has announced that top-flight NCAA college football is returning to Australian shores nearly thirty years since the last college game was played in Melbourne.
As per usual, the Thanksgiving weekend of rivalries and conference-deciding games didn’t let us down. Here are a few heroes from the weekend’s slate.
Few coaches had more love letters written to them than Darren Lehmann by the Australian cricketing media after the 2013-14 Ashes.
Tyson Fury is the new undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Who could have imagined?
At long last we are at the conclusion of the 2015 Formula One season, with Round 19 of the championship being held in the twilight of Abu Dhabi. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:00 am (AEDT) on Monday morning.
MATCH RESULT FULL TIME: Central Coast Mariners 0 – 2 Western Sydney Wanderers
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Match result: Australia have defeated New Zealand in the Test at Adelaide Oval on the third day, and claimed a 2-0 series win to retain the Trans-Tasman Cup.
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Round result: Matt Jones has won the 2015 Australian Open despite going two over par in the final round on Sunday.
Here’s my brave attempt to analyse the 2015 Japan Cup, and assess odds accordingly.
In the wake of Dave Smith’s departure, Channel Nine and Fox Sports have come to terms regarding the former’s Saturday night NRL fixtures, a crucial slot for Fox.
Last week’s release of the 2016 NRL draw showed that only nine of 192 games will be taken to new areas this upcoming season with just two of those to be played in regional New South Wales.
Melbourne City had their best showing of the season on Friday night, as they dominated the visiting Perth Glory in a ruthless 5-1 victory. It was a much-needed home win for City, whose play at AAMI Park has been underwhelming in recent weeks.
What a week it has been. Rebecca Wilson’s article has not only set off a wave of emotions but impacted livelihoods, as well as raising serious questions regarding privacy and a fair appeals process.
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The NRL have locked in the TV deal and released a reasonable draw – it’s certainly an improvement on last year’s fixture. So what do they plan to do until the Auckland Nines kick off in February?
Thirteen games into the season and already some English Premier League clubs will be feeling concerned about the position they find themselves in. One such club is Aston Villa who currently sit last on the table.
Illawarra have backed up their hard-fought win against Sydney with a 108-70 thumping of the Townsville Crocs.
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