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Parramatta fans should welcome the penalties issued by the NRL for the Eels breaching the salary cap, if only because it will prompt thorough examination of the way the club operates.
It was inevitable. The removal of Nathan Tinkler from the Newcastle Jets, and indeed football in Australia, was five years in the making.
Throughout this season, Port Adelaide have frequently been referred to as a member of the ‘Big Four’. The truth is, they don’t deserve to be bracketed with Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney.
What gives, rugby league? Ten rounds of footydata is supposed to give us a settled snapshot of affairs, not a competition table with enough bottlenecks to give Sydney’s inner-west a run for its money.
Winter is coming, and the impending storm has potential to rattle House A-League. A decade on since the A-League’s inception, progress should be the go-to word.
Season 10 of the A-League was supposed to be a lot smoother. On the back of Asian Cup success, record-breaking membership numbers and one of the most competitive campaigns to date David Gallop would have been looking forward to toasting a job well done.
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“I’m kind of like an ocean. Everything is calm, calm, calm. I’m good. When the ball goes up in the air, the waves start rocking.”
The criticism Kane Cornes received when he announced he was quitting football to pursue a career in the fire brigade is hard to fathom.
Normal programming resumes as the Blues and Cats face off in this week’s Friday night football.
The Indy 500 and Monaco Grand Prix are the jewels in the crown of their respective categories, and provide a bumper double for motorsport fans this weekend.
Monaco is Formula One’s happy place. The impractical and dangerous streets of the cash-loaded principality have no real business forming a Formula One track, but this rusted-on race has come to represent that anything is possible for Formula One.
We all knew Round 14 would be decided by the first game, and it was indeed a close-run thing.
Yesterday, Spiro Zavos wrote ‘Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees’. Spiro was answering Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham’s ridiculous suggestion rugby should follow the NRL’s two-refs per game policy.
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The Doomben 10,000 was a race for proven Group 1 talents during the 2000s, with dual winners like Falvelon and Apache Cat top and tailing the decade.
Things have been going well for the stable – Forest Way managed another win (dead-heat), Provocateur grabbed a third at 100 to 1 and Wicked Intent runs Saturday.
Racing Australia chairman John Messara, who also chairs Racing NSW, has answered a number of questions The Roar put to him regarding the recently formed body.
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So the catch-cry for tourism in Queensland was always “Beautiful one day, perfect the next”.
We’ve lost all of Biltongbek and most of Scott Allen. Let’s not lose other rugby gurus here on The Roar. The solution is civility.
I fully realise how daft this will sound, but I promise you Lord’s looks just as beautiful in the flesh as it does on TV, which had been my only experience of the dear old place until Monday just gone.
Novak Djokovic starts his campaign for a first French Open title tonight as he faces veteran Jarkko Nieminen in the opening round at the French Open.
Stage Result It was a stage for the ages at the Giro D’Italia as Astana’s Mikel Landa took his second stage victory in a row, Fabio Aru lost over 2 minutes and Alberto Contador cemented his grip the overall Giro lead.
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Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th French Open title tonight when he takes on wildcard, Quentin Halys, in the first round.
Footy is a fast moving-beast and it’s no surprise that following Carlton’s decision to sack senior coach Mick Malthouse earlier today, attention has immediately turned to the question of who will replace Malthouse as Carlton’s senior coach.
In a move that has surprised absolutely no one at all, Carlton have sacked senior coach Mick Malthouse. The decision has seen Twitter explode with it’s usual mix of the amusing, the insightful, and the downright hilarious.
This 2015 AFL premiership season is set up to be the closest season in recent memory, or is it?
State of Origin kicks off on Wednesday night, as the SNW Blues look to successfully defend the shield that took them eight long years to win back.
One of the things that makes rugby league different from other mainstream sports is the willingness on the part of its administrators to adjust the rules to make the game a better spectacle.
Since returning to his native shores, Waratah and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has evoked the long-dormant brawling spirit of the Australian rugby player; who could deny that after seeing the Waratahs bully the All Black-laden Crusaders off the park last Saturday night in Sydney?
Another weekend of great footy has come and gone, so who makes our Team of the Round?
A few weeks ago an old friend and I, accompanied by a few beers, got together at my place to watch some rugby on a typically chilly South African April Saturday.
Occasionally, one wonders what the real problem with the Sydney Swans is. At other times, one doesn’t care. For the faithful Swans supporter, Sydney keeps on keeping on. The club has done that for 141 years – 108 of them as South Melbourne.
We could drive ourselves mad trying to answer the great philosophical question of what came first, professional athletes or the fans whose fandom essentially pays their enormous salaries.
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