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Hawthorn vs Sydney: Friday Night Forecast

Is this as close to a heavyweight bout as we get in Australian rules football? The champs, entering the twilight of their career, face off against a challenger renewed.

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Waratahs face their biggest game of the season

Michael Hooper’s Waratahs have just one Super Rugby target – finish on top of the Australian Conference and automatically qualify for the final series.

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The new National Netball League: The questions we need to ask

The worst kept secret in netball has finally been officially revealed, with Netball Australia (NA) today confirming that the current Trans-Tasman Netball League (TTNL) will be disbanded at the end of this season and the two countries will form their own leagues for the 2017 season.

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The grudge match of Formula One in 2016

Before you get excited, no, we’re not talking about Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton – although the invariably contentious Monaco Grand Prix should be another exciting chapter to Mercedes’ When Friends Turn Sour yearbook.

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Group 1 Goodwood and Doomben Cup: Preview and tips

This week gives us another Saturday with Group 1 races in two different states.

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Socceroos are the fight England didn’t need to take

Australia national team head coach Ange Postecoglou was surely not completely serious last week when he said that beating England in a friendly is no longer anything to get excited about.

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Live and primetime netball on free-to-air: Netball Australia seals landmark TV deal

Netball Australia have announced a groundbreaking TV deal with Channel Nine, ensuring as of 2017 netball will be seen both live and in primetime on Australian free-to-air TV.

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Cameron Smith: The referee whisperer

There are two types of rugby league people. There are those who love Cam Smith and think it is a mere formality that he’ll be made an immortal, and those who despise him and believe he is one of the games vilest grubs.

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Jarryd Hayne has left it too late

Jarryd Hayne is an exceptional athlete and a driven individual. These facts are beyond dispute.

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West Coast aren’t flat track bullies

The West Coast Eagles are the only team in the AFL with a signature play. The play, the precision of it, says more about the Eagles than meets the eye.

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Home heroes and roadkill: The West Coast conundrum

No team allows their opposition to have honourable ten-goal losses quite like the West Coast Eagles.

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I can’t wait much longer for Canberra to hit their straps

Waiting for Canberra to fulfil their dangerous potential is like waiting for Pizza Hut to deliver a Bigfoot supreme you ordered in 1995. Except for a few minor differences.

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Leaving Jarryd Hayne out of Twickenham Sevens would be a major blunder

New recruit Jarryd Hayne is not in Fiji’s preliminary Twickenham Sevens squad this weekend, the last tournament before the Rio Olympics where Fiji will start favourite for gold.

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Super Rugby tipping Round 13: When draws bite hard

But not in the ‘ooh, South African forearm, must taste’ sense, which poor old Jaguares and Argentinean international backrower Leonardo Senatore seems to be afflicted with.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Welcome to another week of The Roar’s AFL expert tips! Round 9 is another big week of footy and it doesn’t get any bigger than Hawthorn and Sydney at the MCG on Friday night.

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Michael Kasprowicz, Australia’s swing bowler from 1995 to 2006, has worn many hats in his colourful career.

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Caleb Ewan of team OricaÐGreenEDGE celebrates winning

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Nico Rosberg

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Lachlan Coote of the Cowboys

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika

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Jarryd Hayne of the San Francisco 49ers tackled by the San Diego Chargers

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Jarryd Hayne announces his NFL signing

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Leicester City English Premier League trophy 2016

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race: Pole Day report

We love sport because of it’s narratives and it’s fairytales. Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we saw one of the more remarkable redemption stories in the one hundred-year history of the great race.

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Arina Rodionova vs Ana Konjuh: French Open live scores

French Open wildcard entry, Russian born Australian Arina Rodionova will face a monster challenge in the first round against Croatia’s Ana Konjuh. Join The Roar for live scores from around 1:30am (AEST).

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Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 live scores, blog

The Toronto Raptors are out to even the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 4. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:30am (AEST).

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Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm highlights: Eels can’t stop Storm

Match Review: The Melbourne Storm have made it five wins in a row defeating a lacklustre Parramatta Eels side 18-6.

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Mansour realises Origin dream

By The RiffMarn Stew Moses, 23 May 2016 Video
Mansour realises Origin dream

Powerhouse Penrith winger Josh Mansour has been named to make his Origin debut in Game 1 of this year’s series, to be played next Wednesday night at ANZ Stadium.

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A 20-man squad, Laurie? Queensland can already smell the fear

Months of debate over who will make up the 17 New South Welshmen to take on the Queenslanders in the annual Origin of the Species match were supposed to be put to bed today. And then, at the official team naming, Laurie Daley decided against naming a team.

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Origin’s greatest of all time: Part 1 – New South Wales

By Taking it one week at a time, 23 May 2016 Video
Origin’s greatest of all time: Part 1 – New South Wales

With the New South Wales State of Origin team set to be announced later this afternoon, Origin fever has reached epidemic proportions along the Eastern seaboard.

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The Wrap: Andy Ellis delights his nana, Blues and Force delight no-one

The enduring image from Round 13 of Super Rugby was that of a beaming Andy Ellis, interviewed shortly after his 150th appearance for the Crusaders, in their 29-10 win over the Waratahs in Christchurch.

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Rugby in Rio: What to expect at the Olympic Games

By Chinmay Hejmadi, 23 May 2016
Rugby in Rio: What to expect at the Olympic Games

The last time a game of rugby was played at an Olympic Games, chances are that your parents (or grandparents) were not even born.

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Brendan Rodgers promises to change Celtic’s Champions League fortunes

Brendan Rodgers has reportedly signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Scottish League champions Celtic. He would be replacing Ronny Deila, the man who guided them to their fifth successive Scottish League title with a fifteen-point gap over second-placed Aberdeen.

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Could Racing Victoria be set for an overhaul?

By Nathan Absalom, 23 May 2016
Could Racing Victoria be set for an overhaul?

Finally, after more than 12 months of mind-boggling and depressing nonsense, someone outlined the very real problems that racing in Australia has left alone for far too long and offered some solutions to those problems.

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Taylor the real deal as injuries prove costly for Penrith

By The RiffMarn Stew Moses, 23 May 2016
Taylor the real deal as injuries prove costly for Penrith

In 2016, Penrith have suffered some fairly agonising losses in the last ten minutes.

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2016 French Open: Kyrgios cruises, Kvitova survives

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has made a good start to his French Open campaign after surviving the dogged challenge of Italian Marco Cecchinato to reach the second round for the third time in the last four years.

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Tippett, Cloke and the death of the power forward

2016 has seen the rise of Tom Scully and the demise of Travis Cloke. The contested marking beasts are on the decline and the aerobic beasts are on the rise.

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The top five NRL rivalries of the modern era

By Matthew Waite, 23 May 2016
The top five NRL rivalries of the modern era

Since the inauguration of the National Rugby League in 1998, there have been plenty of memorable rivalries among players and clubs.

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Just Joshing

By Stu Macpherson, 23 May 2016 New author!
Just Joshing

As we approach the rugby league representative season, the only thing we can all agree on is that we can rarely agree on anything.

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Hayne for Fiji

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Patrick Dangerfield Geelong Cats AFL 2016

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Esteban Chaves wins a race

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Hawthorn Hawks win the 2015 AFL Grand Final

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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant

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Australia's Sean McMahon

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Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal stands on the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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