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Project Gombau has helped Adelaide to its first piece of silverware in eight years with a 1-0 win over Perth Glory in the FFA Cup Final – and purists will be hoping the success doesn’t stop there.
It was good for any cricket lover’s soul to see the game back and on centre stage.
The first Test played at Adelaide Oval was a fantastic match. It was always going to be an incredibly emotional match following the tragic passing of Phillip Hughes.
It has been a skippers’ Test series so far. The rival captains Michael Clarke (128) and Virat Kohli (115 and 141) scored three centuries between them in Adelaide last week, and the future Australian captain Steven Smith chimed in with the highest score of the Test.
When Steve Smith tosses his first coin at the Gabba as Australia’s 45th baggy green captain, it will be the biggest day of his life.
The Nathan Lyon inspired victory in Adelaide will not be repeated in Brisbane – that’s the 12 wickets bit, not necessarily the victory bit.
On Monday, Steve Smith was announced as Australia’s 45th Test skipper, replacing the injured Michael Clarke and leapfrogging vice-captain Brad Haddin into the most prestigious position in Australian sport.
On the final day of the Australia-India classic, there was an over when Nathan Lyon’s career might have ended.
Adelaide has done it again. India provided another dramatic day of Test cricket thanks to the precocious talent of stand-in skipper Virat Kholi and great support from reliable opener Murali Vijay, who pushed Australia all the way.
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The 2015 NRL Draw has been released today, and there are plenty of things to discuss, dissect and get angry about.
Steve Smith has been named to take over from Michael Clarke as Australian Test cricket captain, with the 25-year-old given the job over wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.
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As Australian Rugby Union hurtles towards replicating the Feudal system, taking money from the poor supporters to fund their rich quest for Wallabies supremacy, Welsh Rugby Union may have figurative blood on its hands.
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With Michael Clarke admitting “there’s a chance I may never play again” in the aftermath of Australia’s thrilling Test win on Saturday evening, the Australian selectors will be forced – or should be forced – into some strategic long-term planning.
It is a sport that allocates an overabundance of individual awards, but winning the Heisman Trophy is universally considered to be the greatest honour in college football.
Two of the A-League’s inaugural clubs will fittingly battle out the inaugural FFA Cup final on Tuesday night. But among the flashy lights of modern Australian football, both clubs also represent a vital link to the game’s past.
The first Test in Adelaide was a certified humdinger with superstar performances up the wazoo, and one of the best was the mercurial batsmanship of Virat Kohli.
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Less than a season and a half after the Brooklyn Nets gambled the future of the entire franchise on winning the championship within the next few years, it seems as if those lofty ambitions have already gone down the drain.
The ARU have decided to lump the everyday rugby player with a registration fee to help secure a bit of revenue. All I can say is, will someone think of the children?
The Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars will be the first teams out of the blocks for this year’s Big Bash League when they clash at the glorious Adelaide Oval. Join me on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:40pm (AEDT).
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Since it replaced the old state versus state competition in 2011-2012, the Big Bash League has been a tremendous addition to the summer.
Murali Vijay hit a chancy but brilliant 144 as India were aided by under-catching and Australian injury issues going into the second day of the second Test at the Gabba. You can follow the live blog of the second day’s play of the second Test from the Gabba in Brisbane starting 11.00am (AEDT).
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Cricket stats are sometimes misleading when looking at a players’ form. Sometimes a player in a form slump can be looked upon favourably based on their previous scores.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have something important thing to tell you. If you follow my game, rugby union, you will be part of the best thing ever.
I, like many rugby league fans, had a glance at the newly released draw for the 2015 season of the NRL and spotted a few things that I think the game should’ve evolved by now.
The inaugural FFA Cup has come to a close, with Adelaide United taking home the newly minted silverware against an inform Perth Glory.
At the end of the rugby season I find myself mentally fatigued and have come to realise the long season does have a timely break.
Oklahoma City Thunder experienced their worst case scenario over the summer, when 2014 MVP winner Kevin Durant had surgery on his foot after being diagnosed with a Jones fracture.
When I started following the NFL properly five years ago, I made an error in judgement that has both given me joy and haunted me every since.
Football may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but the beautiful game is the popular sport in the world. It is played in over two hundred countries by over two hundred and fifty million people in several leagues.
With the Australian Open just over a month away, Roger Federer will be looking to do what he does best – prove the doubters wrong and smash more records.
The decision to fine Chris Waller just $30,000 after his horse Junoob was disqualified from the Metropolitan for having a banned substance in his system is an outrage.
The race for the Big Bash League in 2015 is about to begin, but who can take it out and who will come oh so close?
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