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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cycling Team Pursuit

Precision and power are the goals for the team pursuit, and there are few things as hypnotic as watching a well-drilled line of pursuiters gliding around the velodrome. It looks graceful and easy, but it couldn’t be more painful if they gave the crowd tasers and offered a reward for each hit.

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Independence and celebrations: Let the Glasgow Games begin

There was a poignant undercurrent in Glasgow this morning at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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Wallabies squad for 2014 Rugby Championship announced

The Wallabies have announced their 32-man squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship today, with few surprises being included.

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Carlisle can be the AFL’s best forward

They are two of the most dominant performances by a key forward in recent AFL seasons. Both just happened to be produced by a much-maligned former defender – in consecutive weeks, no less.

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Luke Durbridge Tour Diary: A day in the life of a TdF rider

As we approach the final stages of the 2014 Tour de France, I thought it would be interesting to share what a standard day on a Grand Tour is like for the riders.

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Michael Rogers: Stage win at Le Tour caps off remarkable return

Michael Rogers is as good a cycling tactician as you’ll find, but his sudden ability to win three Grand Tour stages in just two months can’t just be put down to talent.

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Hooper, Folau and Beale could lead the way to World Cup glory

If the Wallabies are to regain the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002, and win the Rugby World Cup for a record third time, Michael Hooper, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale must be there.

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That awkward moment when it’s difficult to hate Manly

Of all the ritual humiliations I’ve suffered as a Canberra Raiders fan in recent years, none are seared so deep into my retinas as the events that transpired at Brookvale Oval in Round 8, 2014.

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Is time running out for Lyon’s premiership?

Ross Lyon has an outstanding win/loss record in home-and-away football and has won his fair share of finals, with both St Kilda and Fremantle. However his resumé is incomplete without a flag.

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Waratahs and Brumbies show the value of positivity

The Waratahs game plan over the last two seasons has been built on an attacking mindset – keep the ball in hand and play – and as a result they’ve become the most exciting team in Super Rugby.

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Should the salary cap include head coaches?

Before the Brisbane Broncos announced yesterday that they had lured Wayne Bennett back to the club, the rugby league rumour mill had the star coach returning to the St George Illawarra Dragons on a three-year deal worth approximately $3 million.

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TURNER: Bennett’s Broncos homecoming is a play for power

The Broncos have made a sizeable gamble by re-hiring Wayne Bennett as their main man, but it had to happen for the club to reposition itself as one of the NRL superpowers.

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A-League salary cap still a work in progress

Admittedly one of the worst things about Graham Arnold moving to Vegalta Sendai was that it left us bereft of his majestic rants on Australian football.

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Believable Nibali on the cusp of greatness

Just six days – and the small matter of the Pyrenees – separate Vincenzo Nibali from joining the pantheon of greats who have triumphed in all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.

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India’s victory at Lord’s sends a message to Australia

“Beware Australia, we can roar overseas too”, is the message from MS Dhoni’s men to Australia after India’s well-earned, 95-run victory over England in the Lord’s Test yesterday.

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NRC rolls on: Wallabies allocations well on the mark

What started as a drip is becoming a proper stream. With next to no National Rugby Championship news ‘out there’ even as recently as three weeks ago, suddenly – happily – the news is rolling out regularly.

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Wayne Bennett, NRL coach

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French horse Dunaden (right, yellow silks) ridden by Christophe Lemaire gallops to victory. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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endai Mzungu of the Dockers and Lenny Hayes of the Saints compete for the ball

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Tour de France Maillot Jaune Vincenzo Nibali

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Western Force's Nick Cummins scores intercept try against Waratahs

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Nat Fyfe (left) and Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers look dejected

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Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds up the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Back to the future Brisbane style

By Sanchez8686, 25 Jul 2014
Back to the future Brisbane style

On Monday afternoon, Paul White sat in front of the media and announced that a family member was coming home – Wayne Bennett.

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The 10 greatest West Coast Eagles

By Frank O'Keeffe, 25 Jul 2014
The 10 greatest West Coast Eagles

Here is my list of the top 10 players ever to don the great West Coast guernsey. Since the club’s establishment in 1986, a number of the AFL’s best have plied their trade in the west.

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How will the FIFA World Cup affect the A-League?

The reporting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw football treated as a mainstream sport for the first time in Australia. Reporting was balanced and many negative stories were ignored when they could have been highlighted.

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German win validates billion dollar investment

By Jack O'Toole, 25 Jul 2014

Germany secured their fourth World Cup earlier this month, capping off a fine summer and cementing their place as one world football’s historic powerhouses.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Sprint (Men)

By Josh Elliott, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Sprint (Men)

If you feel the need – the need for speed – then stick the 100 metre sprint at the top of your priorities ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. People simply don’t get any faster than this.

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Chad Wingard needs to find form for Port Adelaide’s sake

Last season, in only his second year at AFL level, Chad Wingard announced himself as a star of the competition with All-Australian selection at only 20 years of age.

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Warriors at the crossroads

By Sean Opie, 25 Jul 2014
Warriors at the crossroads

If the Warriors had become dark horses and a dangerous team to play over the past few weeks, Saturday night was something of a setback.

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Sharks versus Crusaders: An objective preview

The Crusades were seen by the European participants as liberation and purification missions. The trek from the west of Europe through Turkey to Palestine was arduous, to say the least, and waiting for them in the ‘Holy Lands’ was every type of pestilence, hardship, and challenge.

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Delivery time for Felipe Massa

By Bayden Westerweller, 25 Jul 2014

A brief glance at the standings is all it takes to realise than Felipe Massa has been comprehensively overshadowed by Valtteri Bottas this season.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

By Janek Speight, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson is the shining star of the Australian track and field team, and is battling to overcome recent injuries to defend her Commonwealth Games crown.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Usain Bolt

By Elisha Pearce, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: Usain Bolt

The fastest man who ever lived has put his hand up to compete in his first ever Commonwealth Games this year. Usain Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder has signed on to compete for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.

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Rejoice, football fans, because the 2014 NCAA College Football season is just around the corner. It’s time to start looking at the long road to the new College Football Championship Game in Arlington, Texas.

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Rambling thoughts and questions for the Super Rugby semi-finals

With the promise of an exciting weekend of Super Rugby semi-finals just around the corner, it seemed an appropriate time to have some fun and ask some questions of The Roar community.

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Best state league performances from AFL players

By Jackson Clark, 25 Jul 2014
Best state league performances from AFL players

Fantasy Football is an obsession for many of AFL fans, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the big performances from AFL-listed players in the second-tier competitions.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Heavyweight Boxing (Men)

Boxing is one of the world’s oldest sports, dating back more than 3000 years and particularly popular during the Ancient Greek and Roman eras.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Athletics 4x100m Relay (Men)

The 4x100m relay is one of the top events to watch at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, for the combination of speed, teamwork, and the hope we might get a laugh if someone drops the baton.

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Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

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NSW Blues' Jarryd Hayne scores the opening try during Game I of the the 2013 State of Origin

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Australia vs China in the women's hockey

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Australian women's table tennis

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Australia's Liz Parnov competes in the women's pole vault qualifications

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Australia's Matthew Mitcham competes in the men's 10m platform preliminary round

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